Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 27 2020 Researchers have revealed the key factors that can improve outcomes in children with ADHD, a disorder that costs Australia US$13 billion a year in social and economic losses. Research, led by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and published in Pediatrics, highlighted the importance of identifying academic, behavioral
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 28 2020 Genetic factors that reduce the placenta’s capacity to protect the fetus from the zika virus are described by Brazilian researchers in an article published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. According to the authors, the findings help explain why only some babies whose mothers are infected by zika virus
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 28 2020 Handgun sales in California have risen to unprecedented levels during the COVID-19 pandemic, and experts say first-time buyers are driving the trend. The FBI conducted 462,000 background checks related to handgun purchases in California from March through September, an increase of 209,000, or 83%, from the same period
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TÜBINGEN, Germany / BOSTON, USA – October 23, 2020 — CureVac NV (Nasdaq: CVAC), a biopharmaceutical company developing a new class of drugs based on messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) in clinical trials, today announced data from preclinical studies of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidate CVnCoV in mice and hamsters . The vaccine candidate triggers a balanced
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The negative mental impact of a pandemic like COVID-19 is well-known and documented. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, now 1 in 3 Americans is showing signs of clinical depression and anxiety. Coping with this (hopefully) once-in-a-lifetime event is something that a human brain has a hard time assimilating to: extreme and extended social distancing
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Researchers investigated the use of hydroxychloroquine and favipiravir against SARS-CoV-2. There is an urgent need for drugs, therapies, and vaccines to protect the human population against COVID-19. One of the first approaches taken in the COVID-19 global pandemic was to consider repurposing licensed drugs, such as hydroxychloroquine, for treating patients with COVID-19. Researchers are currently
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Laboratory technicians handle capped vials as part of filling and packaging tests for the large-scale production and supply of the University of Oxford’s Covid-19 vaccine candidate, AZD1222, conducted on a high-performance aseptic vial filling line on September 11, 2020 at the Italian biologics manufacturing facility of multinational corporation Catalent in Anagni. Vincenzo Pinto | AFP
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Sitting may not always be bad for the brain and, in fact, may benefit cognition, new research suggests. Although physical activity in seniors is beneficial for overall health, the new study suggests that being sedentary may benefit certain cognitive capacities, as long people are also sufficiently physically active. Investigators found that daily moderate-to-vigorous physical activity
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It took me 47 years to hear those two devastating words, “You’re fired.” It’s not like I didn’t have a slew of jobs before becoming a physician. I cut lawns and raked leaves as an early teen; I worked in a fast-food restaurant when I was 14 using my older brother’s ID, I worked in
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Over the years, the number of children diagnosed with autism has risen drastically. According to a research and advocacy foundation, Autism Speaks, the prevalence of autism increased by 20 times since 1980. This is largely since a whole spectrum of characteristics are considered autistic behavior today, unlike earlier when social isolation and repetitive behavior alone were the main symptoms.
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 27 2020 Arizona-based Critical Path Institute (C-Path) is pleased to announce it has been awarded a multi-year grant by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to advance standards and methodologies designed to generate real-world evidence (RWE) from real-world data (RWD) through a neonatal pilot project through the International Neonatal
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As the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) threatens the globe infecting over 43.8 million people, the development of a vaccine against the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is of paramount importance. Apart from the dissemination of the vaccine, its acceptance among the public is also crucial. Obtaining a high uptake of the vaccine will be
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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and its impact on global healthcare systems have caused a pressing need for rapid development of preventive and therapeutic approaches to fight the virus. As of today, there have been over 43.9 million cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)  infection worldwide, over 225,000 cases in Canada,
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President Trump’s claim that physicians inflated the COVID-19 death count for financial gain sparked backlash from medical organizations and doctors who called his assertions a smear on the medical profession. Responses came after Trump commented at a Wisconsin campaign rally last weekend that doctors in the U.S. were attributing deaths to COVID-19 when they were
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It’s not unusual for an older adult to have a list of prescription medications for various chronic and acute illnesses. And, as people age, they can develop new conditions that require even more prescription drugs. The more conditions, the more drugs. But a new study by researchers from the University of Buffalo revealed that one-third
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 27 2020 Research from Saint Louis University finds that high fat or “ketogenic” diets could completely prevent, or even reverse heart failure caused by a metabolic process. The research team, led by Kyle S. McCommis, Ph.D., assistant professor in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at SLU, looked at a metabolic process
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Halloween may look different this year but we can still decorate our homes and enjoy a favorite fall treat – pumpkin and pumpkin seeds. As you are carving your pumpkin, save the meaty flesh of your pumpkin for this yummy smoothie. It is ready in minutes and light on the calories. And don’t forget to
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 27 2020 Findings from a new study conducted by a team of researchers at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine and published in the journal Preventive Medicine Reports, show that involving pediatric practices in the promotion of private well water testing can influence parental compliance. More than 43 million people living
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Thought LeadersDr. Isabel Garcia-PerezProf. Gary FrostProf. Elaine Holmes1H-NMR Metabolic urine profiling could provide an approach to understand what people have been eating, without them needing to tell you. Here, researchers from Imperial College London, Prof Gary Frost, Prof Elaine Holmes, and Dr. Isabel Garcia-Perez, explain why this could be invaluable to both nutritional research and
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