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Louisiana native Julia Hawkins has proven that no number of years on this Earth will slow her down. At 105 years old, Hawkins has become the first American to run 100 meters in her age group at the 2021 Louisiana Senior Games competition, completing her run in just under 63 seconds as fans cheered her
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A monoclonal antibody cocktail designed for COVID-19 pre-exposure prophylaxis was safe, and appeared to be effective across populations at risk of severe COVID and who may have a subpar response to vaccination, a researcher said. AZD7442 (tixagevimab/cilgavimab) met its primary endpoint, reducing the risk of symptomatic COVID-19 among high-risk populations by 77% (95% CI 46%-90%),
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Outbreaks of infectious diseases have been recorded throughout history. Currently, SARS-CoV-2, a contagious virus that causes the disease called COVID-19, is impacting individuals worldwide. Many countries have set their sight on an effective vaccination program to end their infectious disease outbreaks. The term “herd immunity” has been mentioned in association with ending the COVID-19 outbreaks.
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Long-term severe complications were similar with laparoscopic lavage and primary resection in perforated purulent diverticulitis patients, researchers reported, although recurrence was more frequent after lavage. At a median follow-up of just under 5 years, new results from the ongoing SCANDIV trial showed no difference in severe complications (primary outcome) or in mortality, quality of life
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Image source: iStock Photo By diaTribe December 29th, 2020 This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Eliza Skoler If you’ve got unused diabetes supplies that you no longer need, don’t throw them away! Here are several easy ways that you can donate your supplies to others. If you’ve recently switched to a new
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U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks about the recent massive cyber attack against the U.S. and also other Biden administration goals in Wilmington, Delaware, December 22, 2020. Leah Millis | Reuters As we enter the third decade of the 21st century, we are on the cusp of a green industrial revolution. Now is the time for
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After a difficult childhood and adolescence, Jemma’s self-belief hit rock bottom. But a passion for travel ignited her confidence, and led her to go all-in when it came to creating the life and career she wanted At the age of 18, I decided I’d had enough. Sitting alone in tears in my flat, I was
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Now that the first COVID-19 vaccines are being rolled out, Operation Warp Speed, the FDA, and the CDC have recommended that governors proceed first with vaccinating two groups: healthcare workers and residents in nursing homes. But what about after that? Planning has started in all the states and territories regarding who will get the vaccine
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It’s always a good day when a new treatment, especially one for lung cancer, becomes available. It’s even better when the drug trial was stopped early because the results were so clear. Though overshadowed in the headlines because the FDA approved it and gave emergency use authorization to Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine on the same day,
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Access to the full range of reproductive health services, and especially to contraception, remains an issue for many Americans. For instance, in New Jersey, where I work, data show that 25% of all pregnancies in our state are “unintended” and nearly 435,000 women live in “contraceptive deserts,” which means there’s no reasonable access to these
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Researchers at the Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine have revealed that alterations in fetal microglia resulting from maternal inflammation could contribute towards the onset of developmental and psychiatric disorders. The research team including PhD student OZAKI Kana and Professor YAMADA Hideto et al. from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology observed that infant mice
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Call it the Inception effect, but lucid dreaming has become somewhat of a phenomenon in recent years, with both the scientific community and everyday people becoming curious about how to achieve this state of altered consciousness. “Usually, when we dream, we cannot tell the difference between dreams and reality,” Nikola Djordjevic MD, a general practitioner
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