This Trick Will Stop Your Mask Loops From Irritating Your Ears

Getting used to wearing face masks all of the time has brought on a ton of annoyances, ranging from mask breath to foggy glasses lenses to “mask-ne.” Another pet peeve is the way the loops of masks can irritate the delicate skin behind your ears. This, indeed, is a real problem. “Moisture and friction can cause irritation, as prolonged mask […]

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Blood test picks out cancers likely to benefit from targeted drugs

A simple and inexpensive blood test could pick out patients with stomach or oesophageal cancer who are likely to benefit from targeted treatment, a new study shows. The test, known as a liquid biopsy, detects cancer DNA in the bloodstream to reveal if stomach and oesophageal cancers are being driven by the presence of too many copies of a gene […]

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Pfizer and BioNTech Announce Vaccine Candidate Against COVID-19 Achieved Evidence of Efficacy in First Interim Analysis from Phase 3 Study

NEW YORK & MAINZ, GERMANY–(BUSINESS WIRE) November 9, 2020 Vaccine candidate was found to be more than 90% effective in preventing COVID-19 in participants without evidence of prior SARS-CoV-2 infection in the first interim efficacy analysis Analysis evaluated 94 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in trial participants Study enrolled 43,538 participants, with 42% having diverse backgrounds, and no serious safety concerns […]

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No escaping from Wales: UK police to enforce travel ban

A police force in England says it will try to stop people from leaving Wales, which has started a 17-day lockdown to slow a surging rate of coronavirus infections. The Gloucestershire Constabulary will patrol routes from Wales and pull over drivers they believe are making long journeys. Travelers without a good excuse will be asked to turn around. If they […]

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Researchers create human airway stem cells from patients’ cells

For the first time, researchers have successfully created airway basal stem cells in vitro from induced pluripotent stem cells by reprogramming blood cells taken from patients. Given that airway basal cells are defined as stem cells of the airways because they can regenerate the airway epithelium in response to injury, this study may help accelerate research on diseases impacting the […]

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Merck Announces Positive Topline Results from Two Additional Phase 3 Adult Studies Evaluating V114, Merck’s Investigational 15-valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine

KENILWORTH, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE) October 20, 2020 — Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced findings from two additional Phase 3 studies evaluating the safety, tolerability and immunogenicity of V114, the company’s investigational 15-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. In the PNEU-PATH (V114-016) study, healthy adults 50 years of age or older received V114 or PCV13 […]

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Pastoral care shown to support older people at risk from COVID-19

Volunteers from the Catholic Church in Brazil helped to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 among the elderly, a new study shows. Peter Kevern, Professor Values in Health and Social Care at Staffordshire University, partnered with The Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo to carry out the study which looked at the contribution of the Pastoral da Pessoa Idosa (PPI) program […]

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Fear of coronavirus deters strangers from performing CPR

Coronavirus surge continues throughout the country, and work on a vaccine intensifies Infection rates are up in some two dozen states, with Midwest hospitals now seeing a major uptick in COVID-19 related admissions. You don’t have to be infected with the coronavirus to die because of it. A new study has revealed that people are now less willing to give cardiopulmonary resuscitation, […]

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How to up your vitamin D intake – from the right foods to supplements

While there’s no need to overload your body with more vitamin D than it knows what to do with, there are plenty of benefits to making sure you’re getting enough. Not only have studies indicated that healthy levels of vitamin D could help the body fight coronavirus more effectively, but it is also important for keeping your bones, teeth and […]

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Dangerous 'Benadryl challenge' prompts warning from FDA over high doses of medication

Fox News Flash top headlines for September 25 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday released a warning over serious health issues, and even death, tied to higher than recommended doses of over-the-counter antihistamine drug diphenhydramine (Benadryl). The warning was prompted by a dangerous fad […]

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