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517 Bartholin's cyst

Bartholin’s cyst

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Bartholin’s cyst Overview The Bartholin’s (BAHR-toe-linz) glands are located on each side of the vaginal opening. These glands secrete fluid that helps lubricate the vagina. Sometimes the openings
183 Ambiguous genitalia

Ambiguous genitalia

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Ambiguous genitalia Amblyopia (See: Lazy eye (amblyopia)) Overview Ambiguous genitalia is a rare condition in which an infant’s external genitals don’t appear to be clearly either male or female.
339 Aplastic anemia

Aplastic anemia

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Aplastic anemia Apnea, sleep (See: Sleep apnea) Apnea, sleep (central) (See: Sleep apnea, central) Apnea, sleep (obstructive) (See: Sleep apnea, obstructive) Overview Aplastic anemia is a condition that
489 Back pain

Back pain

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Back pain Overview Back pain is one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor or miss work, and it is a leading cause of disability worldwide. Most people have back pain at least once. Fortunately,
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2551 Tool to distribute limited vaccines equitably

Tool to distribute limited vaccines equitably

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The demand for COVID-19 vaccines continues to outpace supply, forcing public health officials to decide who should be first in line for a shot, even among those in the same pool of eligible vaccine recipients. To
2549 Severe COVID-19 linked to genetic make-up of both host and virus, say researchers

Severe COVID-19 linked to genetic make-up of both host and virus, say researchers

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A recent study conducted by a team of international scientists has revealed that the infectivity and pathogenicity of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) strongly depend on the
2545 2020 tied for warmest year on record, NASA analysis shows

2020 tied for warmest year on record, NASA analysis shows

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Earth’s global average surface temperature in 2020 tied with 2016 as the warmest year on record, according to an analysis by NASA. Continuing the planet’s long-term warming trend, the year’s
2543 Metformin use reduces risk of death for patients with COVID-19 and diabetes, study finds

Metformin use reduces risk of death for patients with COVID-19 and diabetes, study finds

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Use of the diabetes drug metformin — before a diagnosis of COVID-19 — is associated with a threefold decrease in mortality in COVID-19 patients with Type 2 diabetes, according to a racially
2541 What are the dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 transmission inside an aircraft cabin?

What are the dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 transmission inside an aircraft cabin?

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A team of US scientists has recently evaluated the risk of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection among passengers present inside an aircraft cabin. The findings suggest
2539 ALMA captures distant colliding galaxy dying out as it loses the ability to form stars

ALMA captures distant colliding galaxy dying out as it loses the ability to form stars

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Galaxies begin to “die” when they stop forming stars, but until now astronomers had never clearly glimpsed the start of this process in a far-away galaxy. Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter
2537 Rare quadruple-helix DNA found in living human cells with glowing probes

Rare quadruple-helix DNA found in living human cells with glowing probes

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New probes allow scientists to see four-stranded DNA interacting with molecules inside living human cells, unravelling its role in cellular processes. DNA usually forms the classic double helix shape of
2535 How has the UK-derived SARS-CoV-2 mutant strain spread internationally?

How has the UK-derived SARS-CoV-2 mutant strain spread internationally?

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Researchers analyzed Facebook-based mobility data and found that travelers from the UK may have spread the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) strain that originated there to
2526 Measurements of pulsar acceleration reveal Milky Way's dark side

Measurements of pulsar acceleration reveal Milky Way’s dark side

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It is well known that the expansion of the universe is accelerating due to a mysterious dark energy. Within galaxies, stars also experience an acceleration, though this is due to some combination of dark
2524 No limit to cardiovascular benefits of exercise, study finds

No limit to cardiovascular benefits of exercise, study finds

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Physical activity is not only associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, but there is no threshold for that association, with the lowest risk of cardiovascular disease seen for those who are
Atmospheric particulate matter may influence the transmission and evolution of SARS-CoV-2

Atmospheric particulate matter may influence the transmission and evolution of SARS-CoV-2

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A recent study conducted at the University of Malta Medical School, Malta, has revealed that a drop in the level of particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5), which are airborne pollutant particles with a diameter
2520 Climate change has caused billions of dollars in flood damages

Climate change has caused billions of dollars in flood damages

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In a new study, Stanford researchers report that intensifying precipitation contributed one-third of the financial costs of flooding in the United States over the past three decades, totaling almost $75
2518 Mindfulness can improve mental health and wellbeing -- but unlikely to work for everyone

Mindfulness can improve mental health and wellbeing — but unlikely to work for everyone

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Mindfulness courses can reduce anxiety, depression and stress and increase mental wellbeing within most but not all non-clinical settings, say a team of researchers at the University of Cambridge. They
2516 Over half of COVID-19 cases are spread by asymptomatic carriers, CDC study finds

Over half of COVID-19 cases are spread by asymptomatic carriers, CDC study finds

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More than a year into the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the number of cases continues to rise. To date, over
2500 'Galaxy-sized' observatory sees potential hints of gravitational waves

‘Galaxy-sized’ observatory sees potential hints of gravitational waves

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Scientists have used a “galaxy-sized” space observatory to find possible hints of a unique signal from gravitational waves, or the powerful ripples that course through the universe and warp

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