Month: May 2021

Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore’s prime minister. Roslan Rahman | AFP | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Monday that the country’s Covid restrictions may be relaxed after June 13 if the situation improves. “Barring another super-spreader or big cluster, we should be on track to bring this outbreak under control,”
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By including multi-ethnic participants, a largescale genetic study has identified more regions of the genome linked to type 2 diabetes-related traits than if the research had been conducted in Europeans alone. The international MAGIC collaboration, made up of more than 400 global academics, conducted a genome-wide association meta-analysis led by the University of Exeter. Now
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Covid-19 vaccination drive at a Government health centre during Covid-19 emergency in Kolkata, India, 03 May, 2021. Pfizer in talks with India over expedited approval for Covid-19 vaccine according to an Indian media report. Indranil Aditya | NurPhoto | Getty Images India’s economy is expected to have improved in the three months that ended in
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While coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in children is relatively rare and usually mild, some have been known to return with a rare but serious, or even life-threatening, complication called Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C). These children present with gut symptoms followed by inflammatory symptoms in several organs and often cardiac damage. A new paper
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Executive Director of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) emergencies program Mike Ryan speaks at a news conference on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Geneva, Switzerland. Denis Balibouse | Reuters A top World Health Organization official said Friday that investigations into the origins of Covid-19 are being “poisoned by politics.” U.D. President Joe Biden announced Wednesday
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To mark World Vape Day, BAT has today published a comprehensive review of the scientific evidence for vaping products (e-cigarettes), their potential health effects and their role in Tobacco Harm Reduction. This review shows that, over the past decade, the number of people who incorrectly believe vaping is as harmful or more harmful than smoking
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An environment in which family members support one another and express their feelings can reduce the effects of social deprivation on cognitive ability and development among adopted children, suggests a small study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. In contrast, rule-driven households where family members are in conflict may increase an adopted child’s
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A young man receives his Covid-19 vaccination at a vaccination clinic. People receive the Moderna vaccine in Milford, Pennsylvania. Preston Ehrler | LightRocket | Getty Images Roughly half of all Americans have received at least one dose of a Covid vaccine, based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data published Thursday, as nationwide infection
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In a recently published epidemiological study in the European Journal of Epidemiology, researchers confirmed that the use of paracetamol during pregnancy led to an increased risk of children displaying symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum conditions (ASC). Paracetamol use during pregnancy. Image Credit: Prostock-studio/Shutterstock.com Previous studies on paracetamol use during pregnancy Paracetamol, which
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The coronavirus threat in the U.S. is likely to be rather low this summer, but it’s not guaranteed to stay that way later this year, Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Friday. “I don’t think we should declare mission accomplished. I think that we should declare a near-term victory,” the former Food and Drug Administration commissioner said
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Even as over a score of vaccines against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic have been rolled out following their emergence use authorization, others continue to be researched to fill the global need for effective deployment the world over. A new study, published in Nano Letters, describes an effective new vaccine candidate based on a
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A multidisciplinary team from MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), Brigham and Women’s Hospital and other institutions have identified the mechanism of how an extremely rare but serious post-COVID-19 complication develops in children and adolescents. Led by MGHfC pediatric pulmonologist Lael Yonker, MD, researchers determined that viral particles remaining in the gut long after an initial
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A box of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine doses are pictured at Grubb’s Pharmacy on Capitol Hill on Monday, April 12, 2021. Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images LONDON — The U.K.’s medicines regulator on Friday approved Janssen’s single-dose Covid-19 vaccine for use. Britain’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
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Elizabeth Holmes, founder and former chief executive officer of Theranos, center, exits U.S. federal court in San Jose, California on May 6, 2021. Nina Riggio | Bloomberg | Getty Images In the case of Elizabeth Holmes apparently all publicity isn’t good publicity. Attorneys for the former Theranos CEO are citing widespread negative coverage as a
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Children with ADHD are generally treated with medication and/or behavioral treatments. However, medication-alone is insufficient in a quarter to a third of the children. For that reason, the scientists investigated whether a mindfulness-based intervention (MBI) would have a positive effect on children who did not respond sufficiently to other ADHD treatments. MBIs can elicit positive
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A healthcare worker administers a dose of a Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to a child at a pediatrician’s office in Bingham Farms, Michigan, U.S., on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Emily Elconin | Bloomberg | Getty Images A heart inflammation condition in adolescents and young adults who received Covid-19 vaccines appears to be very rare and it
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