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Global snapshot of COVID-19 response

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Global snapshot of COVID-19 response Global snapshot of COVID-19 response Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Researchers from Western Sydney University’s Humanitarian and Development Research Initiative (HADRI) have used international research linkages to produce a new report on government responses to the COVID-19 pandemic as it spread around the globe. The State …

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    Secrets of naked mole-rat cancer resistance unearthed

    Secrets of naked mole-rat cancer resistance unearthed

    Secrets of naked mole-rat cancer resistance unearthed Secrets of naked mole-rat cancer resistance unearthed Naked mole rat Credit: Meghan Murphy, Smithsonian’s National Zoo, on Flickr Naked mole-rats can live for an incredibly long time and have an exceptional resistance to cancer thanks to unique conditions in their bodies that stop …

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      Hunger-blocking hormone reverses opioid overdose in mice

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      Hunger-blocking hormone reverses opioid overdose in mice Hunger-blocking hormone reverses opioid overdose in mice Credit: CC0 Public Domain In 2018, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine showed that delivering the hunger-suppressing hormone leptin into the nose could ease breathing problems in sleeping obese mice. In addition to its role in metabolism, …

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        Does wearing a mask pose any health risks?

        Does wearing a mask pose any health risks?

        Does wearing a mask pose any health risks? Does wearing a mask pose any health risks? Illustration by Peter Hamlin Does wearing a mask pose any health risks? No, not for most people. Babies and toddlers should not wear masks because they could suffocate. The same goes for anyone who …

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          Novartis agrees to $642mn US settlement over kickbacks

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          Novartis agrees to $642mn US settlement over kickbacks Novartis agrees to $642mn US settlement over kickbacks Novartis’ headquarters in Basel, Switzerland Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis has agreed to pay more than $642 million to settle a lawsuit which accused it of paying kickbacks to doctors, among other allegations, the US …

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            California takes step back from reopening amid virus surge

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            California takes step back from reopening amid virus surge California takes step back from reopening amid virus surge Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain It was a simple family get-together; a wedding gathering. About 30 people went out to dinner. Half came down with the coronavirus. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti recounted …

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              New drug reduces stroke damage in mice

              New drug reduces stroke damage in mice

              New drug reduces stroke damage in mice New drug reduces stroke damage in mice Small protein drug TAT-DP-2 spares brain tissue after a stroke by disrupting potassium flow out of neurons. Credit: Anthony Schulien Neuroscientists at the University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute have identified a novel drug that could protect …

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                Does deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s increase risk of dementia?

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                Does deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s increase risk of dementia? Does deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s increase risk of dementia? Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain There’s good news for people with Parkinson’s disease. A new study shows that deep brain stimulation may not increase the risk of developing dementia. The study …

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