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Novel coronavirus likely stays infectious on surfaces for up to 9 days, study warns

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Feb 07, 2020 … BOCHUM, Germany — As the number of patients infected with the novel coronavirus continue to rise out of Wuhan, China, as well as in the United States, the world is watching with bated breath as scientists from all over the globe work tirelessly to develop a vaccine. In the meantime, researchers are learning more about the…

Coronavirus outbreak traced back to snakes, study finds

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Jan 23, 2020 … WUHAN, China — The emergence of a new coronavirus strain in Wuhan, China last month has put the entire world on alert. Following the recent revelation that the virus can in fact be spread via human-to-human transmission, Chinese authorities have halted flights and trains departing the city and inhabitants have been advised not to travel. Meanwhile…

Omicron mystery: Why does COVID-19 keep beating vaccines and treatments?

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Jul 06, 2022 … NEW YORK — The latest sub-variants of the Omicron COVID-19 strain appear to be even more skilled at eluding vaccines and antibody treatments, according to a troubling new report. Researchers from Columbia University say these new sub-variants (BA.2.12.1, BA.4, BA.5) are largely driving the latest surge in U.S. COVID infections. These three new sub-variants are spreading…

Fitness crisis? Just 7% of U.S. adults have good cardiometabolic health

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Jul 05, 2022 … MEDFORD, Mass. — More than nine in 10 American adults may want to think about skipping the summertime barbecues. A new study finds that less than seven percent of the nation’s adult population have what health experts consider good cardiometabolic health. Researchers from Tufts University say this measure includes five key components of health: blood pressure,…

Government overreach? 9 in 10 official websites use tracking cookies without consent

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Jul 04, 2022 … MADRID, Spain — Is the government going too far? A new study has discovered that “Big Brother” may be more widespread than anyone thinks. Among the countries that make up the G20, researchers found the vast majority of government websites add third-party tracking cookies without their users’ consent. The G20 is an international forum which includes…

Nostril swabs still the best way to test for COVID-19, study reveals

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Jun 18, 2022 … ITHACA, N.Y. — It’s anything but pleasant, but researchers from Cornell University say checking for COVID-19 using deep nostril swabs is the best way to test for SARS-CoV-2 infection. More specifically, scientists found that nasopharyngeal swabs (where healthcare workers insert a swab far inside the nose) are more effective at detecting COVID than both saliva tests…

No ‘COVID rebound’: Few patients taking Paxlovid experience relapse, study says

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Jun 15, 2022 … ROCHESTER, Minn. — The fears of a “COVID-19 rebound” among patients taking Paxlovid appear to be exaggerated, a new study reveals. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic found that less than one percent of patients taking the coronavirus treatment saw their symptoms return days or weeks later. Specifically, just four high-risk COVID patients out of 483…

Vaccines in an inhaler actually outperform nasal sprays, study reveals

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Jun 10, 2022 … HAMILTON, Ontario — Using an inhaler may provide an even better option than nasal sprays as scientists look to make more efficient vaccines during the coronavirus pandemic. That’s the conclusion by a team at McMaster University, who found that inhaled aerosol vaccines actually do a better job of delivering medication deep into the airway. Researchers say…

Bluetooth signals have unique ‘fingerprints’ hackers can track for less than $200

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Jun 10, 2022 … ‘Every form of communication today is wireless, and at risk.’ SAN DIEGO — Bluetooth may make digital devices easier to use, but a new study has discovered that these signals carry unique “fingerprints” that cyber criminals can track — revealing a user’s location and possibly much more. A team from the University of California-San Diego demonstrated…

Socially isolated people have less brain matter, higher risk for dementia

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Jun 09, 2022 … MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Social isolation has become a topic of concern for people of all ages during the coronavirus pandemic. Now, a new study reveals older adults experiencing social isolation are more likely to have less brain matter in areas tied to cognitive ability. In turn, this puts them at greater risk for developing dementia.…

COVID vaccines have no effect on fertility, pregnancy outcomes, study reveals

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May 27, 2022 … NEW HAVEN, Conn. — COVID vaccine misinformation has been a constant problem throughout the pandemic, with unproven rumors linking the shots to everything from infertility to autism. Now, researchers from Yale University are helping to put at least one to bed for good. Scientists report mRNA vaccines for COVID-19 have no impact whatsoever on fertility or…

Do young children need the COVID vaccine? Scientist says it’s OK to wait

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May 25, 2022 … HUDDERSFIELD, United Kingdom — Coronavirus vaccinations for children between five and 11 are something parents have been calling for since the initial vaccine rollout. While those shots are now available in the United States, other countries like the United Kingdom are taking a much slower approach. Now, a researcher from the University of Huddersfield is explaining…

Other Notable Health Studies & Research From May 24, 2022

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May 25, 2022 … There are dozens of studies, innovations, and research findings released everyday by institutions and clinics across the world. Here’s a look at some of the other notable health reports from May 24. Polymersomes efficiently deliver siRNA to treat breast cancers in preclinical model Eugenia Kharlampieva, Ph.D., and Eddy Yang, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Alabama…

Other Notable Health Studies & Research From May 20-22, 2022

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May 23, 2022 … There are dozens of studies, innovations, and research findings released everyday by institutions and clinics across the world. Here’s a look at some of the other notable health reports from May 20-22. Journal of Parkinson’s Disease Welcomes New Co-Editor-in-Chief Lorraine V. Kalia, MD, PhD, FRCPC A globally recognized authority on Parkinson’s disease, Lorraine V. Kalia, MD,…

Repurposed antibiotic used to treat respiratory infections could cure COVID-19

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May 20, 2022 … LILLE, France — An affordable antibiotic which treats respiratory infections may be able to defeat COVID-19, according to a new study. In experiments, researchers in France say clofoctol reduced virus replication and lung symptoms in mice. “The antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties of clofoctol, associated with its safety profile and unique pharmacokinetics make a strong case…