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How Aussie drugs in the pipeline could treat COVID-19

While widespread vaccination is key in our fight against COVID-19, people who are infected still need better treatment to improve their chance of survival and making a full recovery. Early on, the world had high hopes for a range of repurposed medications which had previously been approved to treat other conditions—including hydroxychloroquine, remdesivir and ivermectin—to […]

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What happens in the brain when people make music together?

Music is a tool that has accompanied our evolutionary journey and provided a sense of comfort and social connection for millennia. New research published today in the journal American Psychologist provides a neuroscientific understanding of the social connection with a new map of the brain when playing music. A team of social neuroscientists from Bar-Ilan […]

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COVID-19 cases, deaths down in seniors after vaccine introduction

(HealthDay)—Following the introduction of the COVID-19 vaccine, decreases in COVID-19 cases, emergency department visits, hospital admission, and deaths were seen among older adults, according to research published in the June 8 early-release issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Noting that the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices […]

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Child drownings in U.S. pools, spas are on the rise

(HealthDay)—Pool and spa drowning deaths among U.S. children are spiking upwards, and restrictions related to the COVID pandemic may also mean that fewer kids are getting the swimming lessons that might keep them safe, the Consumer Product Safety Commission warns. On average, there were about 400 reported pool/spa drowning deaths among children younger than age […]

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Russia sees surge in virus cases amid slow vaccine drive

Russia on Wednesday reported a spike in the number of coronavirus infections as officials struggle to encourage Russians to get vaccinated. A government tally reported 10,407 new coronavirus infections across the country, the highest since March 14. Moscow, the worst-hit city in Russia, also saw a surge in new infections, registering the highest number of […]

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Flavored nicotine ban in San Francisco may have increased smoking

San Francisco’s ban on flavored vape products led to 30% increase in teens smoking cigarettes San Francisco banned the sale of flavored nicotine products in 2018 in hopes to protect children from using the drug Instead, according to a study, use of cigarettes increased among youth by 30 percent Many other jurisdictions across the country have […]

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Race to vaccinate in Bordeaux as rare variant detected

The French city of Bordeaux will fast-track vaccinations for residents in one neighbourhood after nearly 50 people tested positive for a “very rare” variant of COVID-19, health authorities told AFP on Friday. All adult residents of the city’s northern Bacalan neighbourhood will be granted “unconditional” access to jabs, “this weekend or at worst early next […]

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Pulse oximeters more useful in COVID screening for older adults

People have become accustomed to having their temperature checked during the pandemic because fever is a key indicator of COVID-19. A new commentary by Washington State University College of Nursing Associate Professor Catherine Van Son and Clinical Assistant Professor Deborah Eti proposes that taking a temperature is a less useful indicator of infection in older […]