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Researchers explore the correlation between the dynamic shedding pattern of SARS-CoV-2 and viral load

In a recent article published in Nature Reviews Microbiology, researchers attempted to establish an association between severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) viral load, indicating its ribonucleic acid (RNA) levels, and the presence of infectious virions. Study: SARS-CoV-2 viral load and shedding kinetics. Image Credit: CROCOTHERY/Shutterstock Additionally, they examined host and other biological factors […]

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POTATOES could hold the cure for cancer

POTATOES could hold the cure for cancer, scientists think Polish scientists say compound in potatoes could be the key to fighting cancer It is thought this compound will have less side-effects than chemotherapy Studies show aubergines can help fight liver cancer by stopping the reproducing Experts also say compound in tomatoes could kill cancer cells Potatoes, tomatoes and […]

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More Evidence In Utero Exposure to Antiseizure Meds Safe for Kids

NASHVILLE — There is no negative impact of in utero exposure to antiseizure medications on children’s creativity, new research shows. Dr Kimford Meador The results of this study, along with other research, suggest the risk for cognitive problems “is fairly low” overall for children of women with epilepsy taking lamotrigine or levetiracetam, study investigator, Kimford […]

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Keeping high blood pressure at bay for the holidays

No matter what winter holiday traditions you celebrate, you probably won’t find “think about blood pressure” on your to-do list, even after checking it twice. But that would be a nice idea for your heart’s sake, experts say. High blood pressure is a leading risk factor for heart attack and stroke, said Dr. Angela L. […]

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EU backs new Omicron vaccines for first jabs

The EU’s drug watchdog on Tuesday said two COVID vaccines targeting new types of the Omicron variant could now be used for people’s first vaccinations, and not just for boosters. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) approved the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines in September and October respectively against the BA.4 and BA.5 types, but only in […]

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When does mental distress become a mental illness?

Human beings experience a range of emotions, some of which are pleasant, such as joy and happiness, and others that are uncomfortable or even painful, such as anxiety, anger or grief. Often, emotional discomfort or pain is temporary and appropriate to the circumstances. It is natural, and even helpful, to experience anxiety when facing a […]