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T-cell tests unreliable in establishing previous COVID-19

Can T-cell tests be used to determine whether people have had COVID-19? Scientists at Uppsala University and Karolinska Institutet have jointly analyzed this issue under the aegis of the COMMUNITY study at Danderyd Hospital. Their study is published in PLOS ONE. “We’ve seen that companies sell tests for the purpose of establishing whether a person […]

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Racial/ethnic disparities in childhood cancer survival in the United States

A new study finds racial/ethnic disparities in survival among newly diagnosed patients with childhood cancers in the United States and that area-level socioeconomic status (SES) and health insurance contribute to these disparities. The study, appearing in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention Survival, found that compared to non-Hispanic (NH) White childhood cancer patients, NH Black and […]

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Targeting brain iron in multiple system atrophy offers therapeutic potential

Researchers from the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health have advanced understanding of the biological mechanisms underlying a rare neurological disease called Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), finding evidence of brain iron accumulation in animal models of the condition. The team’s work opens new pathways to investigate and advance therapeutic options in MSA that target […]

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Sweeteners found in soft drinks increase food cravings, study says

Trying to lose weight? Ditch the diet fizzy drinks! Artificial sweeteners may increase food cravings by tricking the brain into making people feel hungry, study claims American study tested how artificial sweeteners impacted people’s appetite They found people ate more and were hungrier after drinking sweeteners Experiment showed women and obese people had the biggest appetite increase […]

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High viral load in lungs linked to COVID-19 mortality

Increased severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) abundance and low anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibody response are associated with COVID-19 mortality, while hospital-acquired respiratory pathogen acquisition is not associated with fatal outcomes, according to a study published online Aug. 31 in Nature Microbiology. Imran Sulaiman, M.D., from the New York Grossman School of Medicine in New York […]

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Ivanka Trump’s Taste In Music Is Turning Heads

photocosmos1/Shutterstock By Maria Scinto/Sept. 7, 2021 12:31 pm EDT Ivanka Trump — the daughter of a billionaire former president, a former fashion model, and a highly successful businesswoman in her own right — is someone most of us wouldn’t think we had anything in common with, except perhaps for the fact that we all put our pants on […]

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Metabolic changes in plasma and immune cells associated with COVID-19 severity, can predict patient survival

COVID-19 patients have differing immune responses that lead to disease outcomes ranging from asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection to death. After examining the blood samples from nearly 200 COVID-19 patients, researchers have uncovered underlying metabolic changes that regulate how immune cells react to the disease. These changes are associated with disease severity and could be used to […]

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Philippines lifts lockdown in capital as virus surges

The Philippines will lift a stay-at-home order in the capital Manila this week as it trials “granular lockdowns”, an official said Monday, in a bid to rein in coronavirus cases and revive the economy. More than 13 million people in the national capital region—the country’s economic heartland—have been in lockdown since August 6 amid record […]