Moderna's covid vaccine may NOT block covid-positive from spreading it

Moderna’s chief scientist says its vaccine prevents coronavirus from making people sick – but the shot may NOT stop you from spreading the virus Moderna’s chief medical officer Tal Zaks told Axios the firm does not have data that shows whether their vaccine prevents people from spreading the virus Moderna announced earlier this month its shot is 94.5% effective at […]

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BCG Vaccination Linked to Lower SARS-CoV-2 Seroprevalence

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2020 — History of Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination is associated with decreased seroprevalence of anti-severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) immunoglobulin G (IgG) among health care workers (HCWs), according to a study published online Nov. 19 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. Magali Noval Rivas, Ph.D., from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, and colleagues examined […]

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More Kids Injured by Tiny Magnets After Sales Ban Was Lifted: Study

  TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2020 — Small, powerful magnets in toys like Buckyballs building sets and jewelry kits are causing an alarming number of serious pediatric injuries in the United States, new research warns. Analyzing national data, researchers found an 80% rise in these injuries to children from 2016 to 2019, following the repeal of a sales ban on the […]

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SARS-CoV-2 relative found lurking in frozen bats from Cambodia

For the first time, close relatives of the novel coronavirus have been found outside China. Scientists discovered the two viruses in frozen bats and bat droppings stored in Cambodian and Japanese laboratories, Nature News & Comment reported. As SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, continues to circulate worldwide, scientists have never stopped hunting for the pathogen’s point of origin. Like […]

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Lung-on-chip provides new insight on body’s response to early tuberculosis infection

Scientists have developed a lung-on-chip model to study how the body responds to early tuberculosis (TB) infection, according to findings published today in eLife. TB is a disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis) and most often affects the lungs. The model reveals that respiratory system cells, called alveolar epithelial cells, play an essential role in controlling early […]

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Unexpectedly cooking Thanksgiving this year? Tips on how to stay safe

Steve Doocy cooks Thanksgiving favorites The ‘Fox & Friends’ anchor shares recipes from his book ‘The Happy in a Hurry Cookbook.’ Plenty of first-time chefs will enter the kitchen on Thursday as coronavirus shifts around typical Thanksgiving traditions and celebrations, but that doesn’t mean it has to end in an injury-riddled disaster. Even if you consider yourself an expert chef, […]

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Hormone found to switch off hunger could help tackle obesity

A hormone that can suppress food intake and increase the feeling of fullness in mice has shown similar results in humans and non-human primates, says a new study published today in eLife. The hormone, called Lipocalin-2 (LCN2), could be used as a potential treatment in people with obesity whose natural signals for feeling full no longer work. LCN2 is mainly […]

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Narcissists love being pandemic ‘essential workers’

There’s one group of essential workers who especially enjoy being called a “hero” during the COVID-19 pandemic: narcissists. In a new study, researchers found that essential workers (including those in restaurants, grocery and retail stores) who scored higher on measures of narcissism shared more than others about their work. And this sharing on social media, in person and elsewhere increased […]

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