Month: March 2022

A team of researchers has found that caffeine could actually be a possible treatment for some of the symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that’s marked by a pattern of hyperactivity and/or inattention, noted the authors of a study published in the journal Nutrients. It is said to be the “most commonly diagnosed
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CIA Director Bill Burns testifies next to Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines during a House (Select) Intelligence Committee hearing on diversity in the intelligence community, on Capitol Hill in Washington, October 27, 2021. Elizabeth Frantz | Reuters WASHINGTON – CIA Director William Burns tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday, the intelligence agency said. Burns, who
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In a recent study published in the journal Cell, researchers evaluated the protection conferred by booster doses of the preclinical version of the Moderna messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA)-1273 vaccine and a severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Omicron variant-matched (mRNA-1273.529) vaccine against Omicron infections in mice. Study: Boosting with variant-matched or historical mRNA vaccines
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In this article DAL Passengers wearing protective masks wait to board a Delta Air Lines Inc. flight at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Elijah Nouvelage | Bloomberg | Getty Images Delta Air Lines Chief Health Officer Henry Ting said that he believes that the federal mask mandate
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U.S. President Joe Biden receives a second coranavirus disease (COVID-19) booster vaccination after delivering remarks on COVID-19 in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building’s South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 30, 2022.  Kevin Lamarque | Reuters President Joe Biden warned Wednesday that the U.S. will not have enough Covid vaccine shots
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In a recent study published in the journal Vaccine, researchers used a web-based survey to analyze coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine-related awareness and hesitance in pregnant Californians. Study: Understanding COVID-19 vaccine uptake during pregnancy: ‘Hesitance’, knowledge, and evidence-based decision-making. Image Credit: Marina Demidiuk/Shutterstock Background The rapid development and roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines have been a
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In a recent study published in Vaccines, researchers bioengineered a divalent fusion vaccine by combining the immunogenic region of the nucleocapsid (N) protein and receptor-binding domain (RBD) of the spike (S) protein of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Study: Preclinical Establishment of a Divalent Vaccine against SARS-CoV-2. Image Credit: Egoreichenkov Evgenii/Shutterstock They
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Male fertility is not necessarily permanent, and whether it is treatable depends on the underlying cause. However, one-third of male infertility cases have no known cause Male fertility is not necessarily permanent, and whether it is treatable depends on the underlying cause. If the condition causing the infertility is treatable, your doctor may recommend a
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GlaxoSmithKline’s COVID-19 antibody-drug is unlikely to be effective against the notorious Omicron subvariant known as BA.2, the pharmaceutical giant announced Friday.  The company said that regulators have “amended the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) Fact Sheet for sotrovimab, an investigational monoclonal antibody,” as evidence showed that “it is unlikely that the sotrovimab 500 mg dose will
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A major new study in Radiology shows that artificial intelligence (AI) is a promising tool for breast cancer detection in screening mammography programs. Mammograms acquired through population-based breast cancer screening programs produce a significant workload for radiologists. AI has been proposed as an automated second reader for mammograms that could help reduce this workload. The
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Inflammation is a double-edged sword. While it is very critical for the healing of wounds, it is also a bodily response that can become too much of a good thing. Any infection, injury or toxicity problem inflicted on our bodies is handled by the inflammatory response that occurs automatically. Unfortunately, if certain substances in our
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In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* preprint server, researchers tracked the rapid shift from the new severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) variant of concern (VOC) Omicron BA.1 sub-variant dominance to BA.2 sub-variant dominance in Sweden between January and March 2022. Study: Monitoring of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron BA.1/BA.2 variant transition in the
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The intranasal live attenuated flu vaccine is just as safe for children with asthma as the intramuscular inactivated vaccine, a small clinical trial suggested. Within 42 days of vaccination, 10.8% of children who received the intranasal quadrivalent live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV4) experienced an asthma exacerbation compared with 14.7% of those who received the intramuscular
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