Month: January 2021

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The recently authorized COVID-19 vaccine developed by Moderna and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) was 94.1% effective in preventing symptomatic COVID-19, according to phase 3 trial results published December 30 in The New England Journal of Medicine.
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Don’t be taken in by false promises! Learn how to spot an unsustainable diet, and prioritise your health and happiness this New Year We all know the drill. The New Year comes around and suddenly we’re bombarded with ‘New Year, new you’ ad campaigns, promising that the latest diet is guaranteed to transform your body,
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The USDA has come out with a belated present for everyone: its 2020-2025 dietary guidelines. The USDA, or United States Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services are responsible for issuing food guidelines for all Americans. New guidelines come out every five years. So, what exactly does the USDA think we should
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Whether you’ve been newly diagnosed or have been living with type 2 diabetes for a long time, you may know that it is often a progressive disease. The longer someone lives with type 2, the more likely they are to need insulin therapy to manage their blood sugars. Often, but not always, people with type
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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A post-mortem analysis of brain tissue from people diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) revealed that two genes in the prefrontal cortex, ELFN1 and UBA7, play key roles in the condition, researchers say. “ELFN1 is thought to play a role in a set of inhibitory (GABA-releasing) nerve cells that tune
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2020 has been a rough year, and it’s coming to a close amid a flurry of news both good and bad– vaccines are finally arriving, but a more infectious strain of Covid-19 is starting to spread. The year is finally coming to an end, but it’s doing it in the weird way that’s so characteristic
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A study reveals the airflow patterns inside a passenger car and how open windows can increase or decrease COVID-19 transmission risk. Researchers studied how airflow changes inside a car may worsen or reduce COVID-19 transmission risk in a first-of-its-kind study. They observed that opening windows – the more windows, the better – created airflow patterns
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