Common early pregnancy signs often mistaken for something else, according to an OB/GYN

Pregnancy symptoms are not always obvious — not every mom-to-be heaves up her breakfast, or pines desperately for pickles and ice cream. And if you weren’t observing your cycle timing religiously, there are a number of unexpected symptoms of pregnancy you could easily think mean your period is on the way, or write off as no big deal.  In an […]

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Can an £8 magnetic headband really crush a pounding headache?

Can an £8 magnetic headband really crush a pounding headache? Check our expert’s guide to the best over-the-counter pain relief One in seven Britons suffers from recurrent headaches or migraines  Home remedies can provide effective relief, according to new NHS advice Which over-the-counter products are worth trying? Dr Allder gives his verdict One in seven Britons suffers from recurrent headaches […]

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U.S. government missed chances to slow down coronavirus spread: top health official

The U.S. government was slow to understand how much coronavirus was spreading from Europe, which helped drive the acceleration of outbreaks across the nation, a top health official said Friday. Limited testing and delayed travel alerts for areas outside China contributed to the jump in U.S. cases starting in late February, said Dr. Anne Schuchat, the No. 2 official at […]

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Coronavirus and Kawasaki disease in children: it’s an intriguing but unproven link

Doctors in the United Kingdom and other European countries have recently reported small but increasing numbers of critically ill children with features of both Kawasaki disease and toxic shock syndrome. These are uncommon conditions affecting the blood vessels. England’s National Health Service (NHS) issued an alert to doctors as a result. These children presented with fever, severe abdominal pain and/or […]

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Blue Ivy Does an Adorable PSA About the Importance of Washing Your Hands

Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s eldest daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, did an adorable PDA about the importance of washing your hands amid the coronavirus pandemic. Her doting maternal grandmother, Tina Lawson, shared the video on Instagram on Saturday, April 18, writing, “Blue’s PSA My brilliant granddaughter Blue did this experiment to show how washing your hands fights the virus.” In the one-minute […]

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Clues to COVID-19 coronavirus’s vulnerability emerge from an antibody against SARS

An antibody recovered from a survivor of the SARS epidemic in the early 2000s has revealed a potential vulnerability of the new coronavirus at the root of COVID-19, according to a study from scientists at Scripps Research. The study, published today in Science, is the first to map a human antibody’s interaction with the new coronavirus at near-atomic-scale resolution. Although […]

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Hand sanitizer has an expiration date. Does it matter amid coronavirus outbreak?

The Food and Drug Administration just pointed out something about bottles of hand sanitizer people are hoarding during the coronavirus pandemic: They have an expiration date. It’s likely few notice the fine print while grabbing handfuls off shelves in recent weeks. It’s hard enough just to find a bottle lately. Should we worry, given 86,000 Americans have been infected with […]

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‘In a crisis like this, an antiviral drug could buy us some time’

Francesco Stellacci, a professor in EPFL’s School of Engineering, discusses his research in the field of nanomedicine and how it could help us get past the coronavirus crisis. As the COVID-19 outbreak rages on, researchers are in a race against the clock to find some way to combat the coronavirus. Francesco Stellacci, the professor who heads the Supramolecular Nano-Materials and […]

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