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Study: Immune Response to Vaccination against COVID-19 in Breastfeeding Health Workers. Image Credit: evso / Shutterstock

Study shows a robust immune response to COVID-19 vaccine in breastfeeding health workers

A recent study by researchers from Poland, published in the journal Vaccines, shows how levels of IgA and IgG antibodies specific to the spike glycoprotein of SARS-CoV-2 increase in both breast milk and serum samples of mothers following vaccination against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – with important implications for further vaccine planning endeavors. The ongoing COVID-19 …

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Rare neurological disorder documented following COVID-19 vaccination

Rare neurological disorder documented following COVID-19 vaccination

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain In two separate articles in the Annals of Neurology, clinicians in India and England report cases of a rare neurological disorder called Guillain-Barré syndrome after individuals were vaccinated against COVID-19. Both reports describe an unusual variant of Guillain-Barré syndrome characterized by prominent facial weakness. Seven cases were reported from a regional …

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Women treated with fertility drugs do not have increased breast cancer risk, study shows

Women treated with fertility drugs do not have increased breast cancer risk, study shows

Drugs routinely used during fertility treatments to release eggs do not increase the risk of developing breast cancer, new research has shown. Researchers from King’s College London, in partnership with King’s Fertility, analyzed studies involving 1.8 million women undergoing fertility treatments. These women were followed up in studies for an average period of 27 years …

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Nearly a third of Americans use gray market caregivers to aid the elderly and those with dementia

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Nearly a third of Americans who arranged for paid care for an older person or someone with dementia employed workers who were not hired through a regulated agency, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Individuals who hired gray market caregivers were less likely to be employed and more likely to …

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University of Louisville receives NIH funding to support research into liver-related illness

University of Louisville receives NIH funding to support research into liver-related illness

The University of Louisville Hepatobiology and Toxicology Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) has received $11.3 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support its research into liver-related illness for an additional five years. The UofL Hepatobiology and Toxicology (H&T) Center was created in 2016 with an $11.5 million grant from …

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Using a tapeworm drug against SARS-CoV-2?

Using a tapeworm drug against SARS-CoV-2?

When SARS-CoV-2 (yellow) infects monkey kidney cells, it reduces the cellular recycling mechanism, meaning there are fewer autophagy signals (green) than in non-infected cells. Blue staining depicts nuclei. Credit: University Hospital Bonn | Daniel Heinz Researchers from the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the University of Bonn have …

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Study details health risks, growth patterns, and treatment outcomes of people with achondroplasia

Study details health risks, growth patterns, and treatment outcomes of people with achondroplasia

In a retrospective study believed to be one of the largest of its kind, researchers say they have successfully charted the health risks, growth patterns, and medical and surgical outcomes of 1,374 people with the most common form of dwarfism, called achondroplasia, seen over a 60-year period at four academic medical centers, including Johns Hopkins …

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Screen all kids for heart problems, pediatricians' group says

Screen all kids for heart problems, pediatricians’ group says

(HealthDay)—All children should be screened for conditions that may put them at risk for cardiac arrest or death, a new American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement recommends. The screening should be done whether or not kids play sports, and it is particularly important as they begin middle school or junior high, the statement says. …

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Study: Potential natural candidates in the treatment of coronavirus infections. Image Credit: C.Aphirak / Shutterstock

Study reviews natural drug candidates for potential treatment of COVID-19

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has been both prolonged and deadly, disrupting ordinary life and business activity to an extent unprecedented over the last hundred years. The agent responsible for this, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has shown itself largely unaffected by a host of repurposed and newly developed drugs and …

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Vaccine hesitancy puts India's gains against virus at risk

Vaccine hesitancy puts India’s gains against virus at risk

A girl looks out through a hole in the wall of her house as a health worker prepares for COVID-19 testing in Jamsoti village, Uttar Pradesh state, India, on June 9, 2021. India’s vaccination efforts are being undermined by widespread hesitancy and fear of the jabs, fueled by misinformation and mistrust. That’s especially true in …

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