Coronavirus transmission risk increases along wildlife supply chains

Coronaviruses were detected in a high proportion of bats and rodents in Vietnam from 2013 to 2014, with an increasing proportion of positive samples found along the wildlife supply chain from traders to large markets to restaurants, according to a study published August 10 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Amanda Fine of the Wildlife Conservation Society and colleagues. […]

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Schooling is critical for cognitive health throughout life, study says

Investing time in education in childhood and early adulthood expands career opportunities and provides progressively higher salaries. It also conveys certain benefits to health and longevity. A new analysis published in the journal Psychological Science in the Public Interest (PSPI), however, reveals that even though a more extensive formal education forestalls the more obvious signs of age-related cognitive deficits, it […]

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Artificial intelligence could improve CT screening for COVID-19 diagnosis

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame are developing a new technique using artificial intelligence (AI) that would improve CT screening to more quickly identify patients with the coronavirus. The new technique will reduce the burden on the radiologists tasked with screening each image. Testing challenges have led to an influx of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 requiring CT scans which […]

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Safe outdoor activities during the COVID-19 pandemic

For many people, the summer of 2020 has been like no other in recent memory. Public health restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have led to canceled festivals, concerts and other events. Many vacations and large celebrations have been limited or put on hold. Despite the changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s still plenty of fun to be had. […]

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Globally, only half of women get treatment for preventable killer of newborns

Only half of pregnant women worldwide who need a treatment developed over 50 years ago to prevent Rh disease—an often-fatal condition in fetuses and newborns that is now exceedingly rare in the United States and Western Europe—actually receive it, finds a study led by researchers at Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons (VP&S) at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. A […]

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DWTS' Sharna Burgess Says Artem Chigvintsev Will Be a 'Patient' Dad

Perfect for the role! Sharna Burgess gushed about what a great dad, Artem Chigvintsev, will be to his and Nikki Bella’s 1-week-old son. Everything We Know Pregnant Nikki Bella Has Said About Starting a Family “He’s so calm and kind,” the Dancing With the Stars season 27 winner, 35, exclusively told Us Weekly on Friday, August 7. “I think he’ll […]

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What do heart patients need to know about COVID-19 now?

In the months since COVID-19 emerged, medical experts have learned a lot about the threat it poses to people with issues such as high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity or cardiovascular disease. But much of the essential advice remains the same: Take the coronavirus seriously. Do all you can to avoid catching it. And never ignore symptoms of a heart attack, […]

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Five million cases: What next for America’s COVID-19 epidemic?

It took the United States just 17 days to move from four million to five million coronavirus cases—even as the country is finally starting to bend its curve downward. Here is the state of play of America’s COVID-19 epidemic, and what may happen in the coming months. The good First some positive trends: the national daily new case rate has […]

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