Many summer camps don’t require childhood immunizations, study finds

While most children need to show immunization records to attend school, the same may not be true for camps, a new study suggests. Nearly half of summer camps surveyed by researchers didn’t have official policies requiring campers be vaccinated, according to findings led by Michigan Medicine C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in JAMA Pediatrics. Of 378 camps represented, just 174 reportedly […]

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Mouse study finds link between gut disease and brain injury in premature infants

Physicians have long known that necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a potentially lethal inflammatory condition that destroys a premature infant’s intestinal lining, is often connected to the development of severe brain injury in those infants who survive. However, the means by which the diseased intestine “communicates” its devastation to the newborn brain has remained largely unknown. Now, working with mice, researchers at […]

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Study finds rising rates of food insecurity among older adults

From 2007 to 2016, food insecurity—or limited access to nutritious foods because of a lack of financial resources—increased significantly from 5.5% to 12.4% among older US adults, and the increase was more pronounced among individuals with lower income. The findings come from a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society. The study, which drew from data from […]

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Study finds 1 in 10 people in Spain has been infected with virus

Around 4.7 million people in Spain, which amounts to one in 10 people, have contracted the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, according to a new government-led antibody study. The figure is significantly higher than the health ministry official tally, which now sits at 1.76 million. It is higher too than the estimate of over three million COVID-19 cases […]

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AI platform finds best combination of available therapies against COVID-19

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has utilized a ground-breaking artificial intelligence (AI) platform to derive an optimal combination of available therapies against SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19. Their results showed that the optimal drug therapy was a combination of the drugs remdesivir, ritonavir, and lopinavir at specific doses. Remdesivir is a broad antiviral medication […]

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Coronavirus was spreading in the US by December 17, study finds

Coronavirus was spreading in the US by December 17 – WEEKS before China admitted that people there were being infected by a new virus, antibody testing of donated blood finds CDC scientists discovered antibodies to coronavirus in 106 samples taken from blood donated by more than 7,300 Americans in December and January  Of donations made between December 13 and December […]

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COVID-19 is making tinnitus worse, new study finds

New research reveals that tinnitus, a common condition that causes the perception of noise in the ear and head, is being exacerbated by COVID-19—as well as the measures helping to keep us safe. The study of 3,103 people with tinnitus was led by Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), with support from the British Tinnitus Association and the American Tinnitus Association. The […]

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Vaping may increase respiratory disease risk by more than 40%, study finds

A growing body of evidence points to the health risks of using e-cigarettes (or “vaping”). But because e-cigarettes are marketed as a less harmful alternative to traditional cigarettes, it has been difficult to tell whether the association between vaping and disease is just a matter of smokers switching to vaping when they start experiencing health issues. Now, a study by […]

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Study finds evidence of neurobiological mechanism for hallucinations and delusions

A new study from researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons has found evidence of a potential neurobiological mechanism for hallucinations and delusions that fits within the hierarchical model of psychosis and can explain their clinical presentation. The study was published in eLife. Columbia researchers Kenneth Wengler, Ph.D., a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Guillermo Horga, MD, Ph.D., […]

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