Curevac vaccine: a rush of volunteers for Corona vaccine trial in Tübingen

Around 4,000 Volunteers have reported in the tübingen University hospital as subjects for a Corona vaccine trial. “We are in a luxury situation, as in any clinical study. Otherwise we will have to struggle to find volunteers,” said study leader Peter Kremsner of the German press Agency. At the University hospital in mid-June had begun a clinical trial to test […]

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What to Expect If a COVID-19 Contact Tracer Calls You

Ignoring calls from contact tracers could put you at risk of unknowingly transmitting the virus to your loved ones. Contact tracers call people who may have been exposed to the coronavirus. Contact tracing is only as effective as people’s willingness to participate, and a small number of people who’ve contracted the virus or were potentially exposed are reluctant to talk. […]

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COVID-19 could directly affect the heart

A recent stem cell study has shown that SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus, can infect heart cells via the same receptor present in the lungs. This may be responsible for the cardiac complications associated with COVID-19. Experts initially thought that COVID-19 was a respiratory disease, with symptoms including cough, shortness of breath, and pneumonia. However, more recent evidence into COVID-19 shows […]

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Completely useless: fury as kindergarten ban on snuff children

The Corona-pandemic keeps the world in breath. More than 12 million people were infected with the novel Coronavirus, 198.546 of them in Germany. The United States reported almost daily new record numbers. Anger to Kita-ban-sniffing children The exclusion of kindergarten children with minor symptoms of illness of the care trusts in North Rhine-Westphalia widespread criticism. The Association of child and […]

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Dengue prevention efforts stifled by coronavirus pandemic

To slow the spread of the coronavirus, governments issued lockdowns to keep people at home. They curtailed activities that affected services like trash collection. They tried to shield hospitals from a surge of patients. But the cascading effects of these restrictions also are hampering efforts to cope with seasonal outbreaks of dengue, an incurable, mosquito-borne disease that is also known […]

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Is a banana as bad for type 2 diabetes as SIX spoons of sugar?

Is a banana as bad for type 2 diabetes as SIX spoons of sugar? Two top doctors disagree, but which of them is correct… Dr David Unwin believes cutting out bananas can help patients with diabetes  He suggests a single banana is the equivalent of eating six spoons of sugar Other experts claim the research is flawed as not all […]

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