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COVID-19: Researchers prioritize clinical trials of drugs targeting IFNAR2 and ACE2 proteins

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A new study using human genetics suggests researchers should prioritize clinical trials of drugs that target two proteins to manage COVID-19 in its early stages. The findings appeared online in the journal Nature Medicine...

Treating sleep apnea reduce the risk to develop Alzheimer’s disease

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A new study finds older adults who received positive airway pressure therapy prescribed for obstructive sleep apnea may be less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease and other kinds of dementia. Researchers from Michigan Medicine's Sleep...

Levels of the heavy metals in maternal blood during pregnancy is associated with ADHD...

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Levels of the heavy metals cadmium, lead, and arsenic and the essential mineral manganese, measured in maternal blood during pregnancy, were associated with increased risk of ADHD and/or autism in the child. This was...

Researchers found that interleukin-33 is involved in immunity to SARS-CoV-2

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Early in the pandemic, a team of immunologists from the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg and physicians from the University of Freiburg Medical Center joined forces to learn more about...

The important role for the immune system in shaping the evolution of SARS-CoV-2

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Two studies published in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens provide new evidence supporting an important role for the immune system in shaping the evolution of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. These findings—and the...

New blood test to identify depression and bipolar disorder

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Worldwide, 1 in 4 people will suffer from a depressive episode in their lifetime. While current diagnosis and treatment approaches are largely trial and error, a breakthrough study by Indiana University School of Medicine researchers...

Metformin could protect the brain from damage for children who must be treated with...

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Radiation can be life-saving for a child with a brain tumor. But this therapy can also cause damage to the brain that leaves the child with deficits in cognitive function, including learning and memory...

The exercise promotes growth of new small blood vessels to their muscles of people...

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No pain means no gain when it comes to reaping exercise benefits for people with peripheral artery disease (PAD), reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. In people with peripheral artery disease, walking for exercise at...

Most children with severe inflammatory disease have mild COVID-19 infections with no symptoms

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Most children with a serious inflammatory illness linked to the coronavirus had initial COVID-19 infections with no symptoms or only mild ones, new U.S. research shows. The unusual post-infection condition tends to be milder in...

Researchers can accurately predict childhood obesity

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For the first time in Australia, researchers can accurately predict if babies are at risk of childhood obesity by the age of eight to nine years of age. Researchers from the University of Queensland have...

European Medicines Agency declared that there is a link between the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine...

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A top official in the European Medicines Agency said in an interview published Tuesday that there is a link between the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine and blood clots. "In my opinion, we can say it now,...

The loot boxes in video games are so closely resemble gambling that they should...

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A pair of researchers, one with the University of Plymouth, the other the University of Wolverhampton, has published a paper on begambleaware.org, highlighting what they believe are problems with loot boxes in video games....

Cysteine leukotriene receptor 2 appears to be a key player in chronic itch

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Eczema, or atopic dermatitis (AD), is sometimes called “the itch that rashes.” Often, the itch begins before the rash appears, and, in many cases, the itchiness of the skin condition never really goes away. Approximately...

COVID-19: la scelta dei materiali della maschera è importante – può ridurre la trasmissione...

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Indossare una maschera per il viso può proteggere te stesso e gli altri dal COVID-19, ma il tipo di materiale e il numero di strati di tessuto utilizzati possono influire in modo significativo sul rischio di...

COVID-19: Deaths in the United States have increased nearly 23% in the past year

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Extended surges in the South and West in the summer and early winter of 2020 resulted in regional increases in excess death rates, both from COVID-19 and from other causes, a 50-state analysis of...