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Parenting elective lets physicians spend more time with their babies

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A novel, four-week parenting rotation designed for pediatric residents has dramatically increased the amount of time resident parents can spend at home with their babies, according to a study by researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The elective, created in 2010 by physicians …

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Late fall may be best time of year to try to conceive

Credit: CC0 Public Domain First-of-its-kind study accounts for when couples are most likely to start trying to conceive, finding couples conceive quicker in late fall and early winter, especially in southern states. In the US, birthdays peak in early September, but in Northern states—and Scandinavia—the peak comes earlier, in the …

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Time of day affects global brain fluctuations

The negative association between time of day and brain signal fluctuations was strongest in visual and somatosensory regions. Credit: Csaba Orban As the day progresses, the strength of the brain’s global signal fluctuation shows an unexpected decrease, according to a study published on February 18 in the open-access journal PLOS …

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Home quarantine for travelers buys time as new virus spreads

by Carla K. Johnson In this Jan. 29, 2020, photo provided by Ian Lipkin, Lipkin, right, director of the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University, meets with Zhong Nanshan at the Guangzhou airport in Guangzhou, China. Both were advisers to the Chinese government during the SARS outbreak and …

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New virus cases fall; WHO says China bought the world time

A worker wearing a protective suit gestures to a driver outside a tumor hospital newly designated to treat COVID-19 patients in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei Province, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. The virus is thought to have infected more than 67,000 people globally and has killed at least 1,526 people, …

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New technology may significantly reduce diagnostic time of coronavirus

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Diagnosing coronavirus takes approximately one hour using current methods. A new technology, based on a combination of optics and magnetic particles, can rapidly test 100 samples of patients potentially infected with the virus and reduce the diagnostic time to approximately 15 minutes. The time it currently …

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China’s daily death toll from virus tops 100 for first time

Personnels wearing protective suits wait near an entrance at the Cheung Hong Estate, a public housing estate during evacuation of residents in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. The Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health evacuated some residents from the public housing estate after two cases of …

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