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Why I volunteered for the coronavirus vaccine trials

My phone hasn’t stop ringing for days with requests for TV and radio interviews from local, national and international media outlets across the globe. This is not how I expected my week to turn out. It all started after I saw a Twitter poll posted by Money Saving Expert founder Martin Lewis asking who would […]

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Visual impairment may up risk for dementia in older women

(HealthDay)—In older women, objectively measured visual impairment is associated with a twofold to more than fivefold increased risk for dementia, according to a study published online April 16 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Elaine M. Tran, of the Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, California, and colleagues compared the likelihood of dementia or mild cognitive […]

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Drug in Corona times: What is the pharmacist for the patient to do

Pharmacies can provide for their patients these days is faster and easier with the important medicines. Several concerns, for the time of the Corona-crisis measures taken, the new provisions in laws, regulations, and contractual agreements. In times of shortage, the pharmacy may make it easier alternatively, preparations, and patients are protected against additional Supplements. In […]

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Italy says current virus cases fall for the first time

Italy on Monday reported its first symbolic drop in the number of people currently suffering from the novel coronavirus since it recorded its first infection in February. The civil protection service said 108,237 people were either being treated in hospital or were recovering at home after testing positive—down 20 from the total reported on Sunday. […]

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Researchers pinpoint potential new therapeutic target for eye disease

Multi-disciplinary work led by researchers from Trinity has pinpointed a potential new therapeutic target for treating retinal degeneration. The researchers have discovered that a protein (SARM1) involved in neuronal cell injury may also have a role in the progression of retinal degeneration. The research, involving experts from Trinity’s Schools of Medicine, Biochemisty and Immunology, Genetics […]

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Is the Southern US more at risk for COVID-19?

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend life in cities across the world, a University of Mississippi sociologist is focusing on the current and potential impact of the virus on rural communities across the South. Anne Cafer, assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, is a researcher in rural health care and also […]