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Easy-to-deliver mRNA treatment shows promise for stopping flu and COVID-19 viruses

Easy-to-deliver mRNA treatment shows promise for stopping flu and COVID-19 viruses

Researcher Daryll Vanover works with the nebulizer he adapted to test a new mRNA-based treatment for flu and Covid-19. The team used mRNA technology to code for a protein called Cas13a that destroys parts of the RNA genetic code that viruses use to replicate in cells in the lungs. It was developed by researchers in …

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Masks vital to stopping COVID at gyms, studies show

Masks vital to stopping COVID at gyms, studies show

(HealthDay)—If you think you can safely exercise without your mask in a gym during the pandemic, two new government reports show you are mistaken. Coronavirus outbreaks at fitness centers in Chicago and Honolulu last summer were likely the result of exercisers and instructors not wearing masks, researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and …

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Routine blood tests could be key to stopping the silent killer of liver disease

Routine blood tests could be key to stopping the silent killer of liver disease

Credit: CC0 Public Domain New research has shown that results of blood tests routinely performed by GPs everywhere contain a hidden fingerprint that can identify people silently developing potentially fatal liver cirrhosis. The researchers have developed an algorithm to detect this fingerprint that could be freely installed on any clinical computer, making this a low-cost …

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Stopping opioid-related addiction, harm and accidents after surgery

Stopping opioid-related addiction, harm and accidents after surgery Stopping opioid-related addiction, harm and accidents after surgery Credit: CC0 Public Domain The opioid crisis, in which addiction and harm are related to pain-relieving opioid drugs, has been well documented. It has been concentrated in the USA but is now affecting most Western nations and increasingly, developing …

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I regret stopping breastfeeding. How do I start again?

I regret stopping breastfeeding. How do I start again?

I regret stopping breastfeeding. How do I start again? I regret stopping breastfeeding. How do I start again? Credit: Shutterstock Many women find breastfeeding difficult and stop before they planned. Some women are relieved to stop. But others regret it. If you regret stopping, you may be able to give it another go, even if …

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COVID-19 human milk studies should continue without stopping breastfeeding

COVID-19 human milk studies should continue without stopping breastfeeding COVID-19 human milk studies should continue without stopping breastfeeding Credit: CC0 Public Domain Scientists have launched a number of human milk and lactation studies to determine if SARS-CoV-2 can be transmitted to infants through human milk. Three scientists, including one from Washington University in St. Louis, …

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Stopping tooth decay before it starts—without killing bacteria

Stopping tooth decay before it starts—without killing bacteria Stopping tooth decay before it starts—without killing bacteria Credit: CC0 Public Domain Oral bacteria are ready to spring into action the moment a dental hygienist finishes scraping plaque off a patient’s teeth. Eating sugar or other carbohydrates causes the bacteria to quickly rebuild this tough and sticky …

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COVID-19 isn’t stopping people from going under the knife

COVID-19 isn’t stopping people from going under the knife COVID-19 isn’t stopping people from going under the knife Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The spread of COVID-19 has deterred people from doing lots of things, but going under the knife for cosmetic surgery doesn’t seem to be one of them. Cosmetic surgeons across the region have …

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Stopping the clones may help win skin cancer battle

Stopping the clones may help win skin cancer battle Stopping the clones may help win skin cancer battle Credit: CC0 Public Domain Targeting large clones of skin cells caused by ultraviolet irradiation (UV) may help reduce skin cancers, according to University of Queensland research. Professor Kiarash Khosrotehrani said the study found proliferation of these large …

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