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Americans on the move as post-pandemic life begins

Americans flocked to beaches, parks and stadiums over Memorial Day weekend, as new coronavirus cases dropped to levels not seen since March 2020. With more than 40% of the country fully vaccinated and the seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases falling to about 12,000 per day, Americans showed they were eager to embrace post-pandemic life. The Indianapolis 500 became the ...

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Daily persistent headaches in adolescents can be related to COVID-19

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain At the University of Kentucky Children and Young Adult Headache Program, recently there has been a surge in cases of new daily persistent headaches (NDPH). A few of these patients had tested positive for COVID-19 prior to persistent headaches and the majority of them remembered some mild viral illness prior to the persistent headache. It is ...

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Could a simple pill beat COVID-19? Pfizer is giving it a go

Credit: Shutterstock While the focus has been largely on vaccines, you might have also heard Pfizer is trialing a pill to treat COVID-19. It almost sounds too good to be true. Indeed, the results are very preliminary—but it’s a promising approach. Where most antiviral agents we’ve tried to treat COVID-19 target the inflammatory and immune response resulting from infection, Pfizer’s ...

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Covid-19: China stands with India, will provide full support to combat second wave, says FM Wang Yi

NEW DELHI: Asserting that Beijing stands with New Delhi amid the Covid-19 crisis, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi on Tuesday said all BRICS member countries including China will provide support and assistance to India as it fights against the second wave of the pandemic. “I once again expressed my sympathy to India amid a new wave of the pandemic. In ...

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Farm-work related injuries in South Korean agriculture can be reduced

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain As the Act on Farmers’ and Fishers’ Occupational Injury and Disease Insurance and Prevention was finally passed in 2016 as the result of experts’ persistent effort in South Korea, demands to develop intervention programs, guidelines and regulations to prevent farm-work related injury have increased. The aim of MPH Hyocher Kim’s dissertation was to explore the scale ...

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Hearing loss in older people can be preventable while young, argue experts

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain A new model by University of Manchester researchers has proposed a way to prevent hearing loss in older people by addressing socioeconomic inequalities encountered while young. Published in Trends in Hearing, the model could impact on the estimated 466 million people worldwide who have disabling hearing loss, mostly affecting the elderly. The study is the first ...

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Discovery of new key protein in cell function paves way for new therapies

Credit: Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas Over time, we accumulate genetic damage that accelerates the aging process, increasing the risk of carcinogenesis. DNA is continually challenged by genotoxic factors that affect its fragile structure, inhibiting cell functions. To meet this challenge, cells have evolved a number of overlapping DNA repair mechanisms that detect and repair DNA damage. Nucleotide ...

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Decade of Syria war killed nearly 500,000 people

BEIRUT: A decade of war in Syria has left nearly half a million people dead, a war monitor said Tuesday, in a new toll that includes 100,000 recently confirmed deaths. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the conflict has claimed 494,438 lives since it erupted in 2011 with the brutal repression of anti-government protests. The previous tally, issued ...

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