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Lawyer: US drops lawsuit, grand jury probe over John Bolton book

The Justice Department has abandoned its lawsuit against John Bolton, former President Donald Trump‘s onetime national security adviser, over his book that officials argued disclosed classified information, according to court documents and Bolton’s representatives. Prosecutors also have dropped a grand jury investigation over the book’s publication, Bolton’s lawyer said Wednesday. The Trump administration sued last year to block the release ...

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Corticosteroids may be an effective treatment for COVID-19 complications in children

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Corticosteroids may be an effective treatment for children who develop a rare but serious condition after COVID-19 infection. This is the finding of an international study of 614 children, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, led by Imperial College London. All children in the study developed a serious disorder following COVID-19 infection. This condition, ...

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Sudden cardiac death more likely to fell persons with HIV infection

Microscopic image of an HIV-infected T cell. Credit: NIAID Individuals infected with HIV are more than twice as likely to die from sudden cardiac death (SCD) compared to the general population, and are more likely to have hearts compromised by fibrosis, a factor that may play a role in increasing their susceptibility to SCD, according to new findings from a ...

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S.Africa COVID infections hit five-month high

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain South Africa’s COVID-19 infections jumped by 13,246 on Wednesday, the highest daily total in five months, government said. The figure is almost double the weekly average for the past seven days, and compares to 8,436 cases recorded the previous day. “These concerning figures represent the highest number of daily cases and positivity rate recorded since January ...

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Ohio House expels former Republican speaker in historic vote

COLUMBUS: Members of the Ohio House expelled a defiant Larry Householder, the indicted Republican ex-speaker, in a bipartisan vote Wednesday, invoking their powers to remove a member for the first time in 150 years. The GOP-controlled House voted 75-21 to remove Householder, of Perry County, approving a resolution that stated he was not suited for office because of the indictment. ...

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Vaccine effort turns into slog as infectious variant spreads

by Michelle R. Smith In this May 12, 2021, file photo, one man holds the door for another as they arrive at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Auburn Mall in Auburn, Maine. As cases fall and states reopen, the potential final stage in the U.S. campaign to vanquish COVID-19 is turning into a slog, with a worrisome variant gaining ...

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Omega-3s may hold key to unlocking blood-brain barrier

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Spectacular images of a molecule that shuttles omega-3 fatty acids into the brain may open a doorway for delivering neurological therapeutics to the brain. “We’ve managed to obtain a three-dimensional structure of the transporter protein that provides a gateway for omega-3s to enter the brain. In this structure, we can see how omega-3s bind to the ...

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