Category: Health

Category: Health

1768 Designed antiviral proteins inhibit SARS-CoV-2 in the lab

Designed antiviral proteins inhibit SARS-CoV-2 in the lab

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Computer-designed small proteins have now been shown to protect lab-grown human cells from SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The findings are reported today, Sept. 9, in Science In the
1762 How birth control, girls' education can slow population growth

How birth control, girls’ education can slow population growth

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Widespread use of contraceptives and, to a lesser extent, girls’ education through at least age 14 have the greatest impact in bringing down a country’s fertility rate. Education and family
1758 Children use both brain hemispheres to understand language, unlike adults

Children use both brain hemispheres to understand language, unlike adults

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Infants and young children have brains with a superpower, of sorts, say Georgetown University Medical Center neuroscientists. Whereas adults process most discrete neural tasks in specific areas in one
1753 Post-COVID syndrome severely damages children's hearts

Post-COVID syndrome severely damages children’s hearts

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Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), believed to be linked to COVID-19, damages the heart to such an extent that some children will need lifelong monitoring and interventions, said the
1749 Common class of drugs linked to increased risk of Alzheimer's disease

Common class of drugs linked to increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease

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A team of scientists, led by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, report that a class of drugs used for a broad array of conditions, from allergies and colds to hypertension
1743 Identification and treatment key in responding to COVID-19 health anxiety in children

Identification and treatment key in responding to COVID-19 health anxiety in children

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Early identification and treatment is vital to avoid long-term mental health consequences from COVID-19 among children and young people, say researchers. Writing in the Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
1737 Helping teens with type 1 diabetes improve diabetes control with MyDiaText

Helping teens with type 1 diabetes improve diabetes control with MyDiaText

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Adolescence is a difficult period of development, made more complex for those with Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). The challenges of managing multiple doses of daily insulin administration, blood glucose
1731 Links among poor sleep, high blood pressure, gut microbiome discovered

Links among poor sleep, high blood pressure, gut microbiome discovered

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In the first study of its kind, University of Illinois Chicago researchers have found associations among disrupted sleep, elevated blood pressure and changes in the gut microbiome. The research aimed
1724 Study tracks human milk nutrients in infant microbiome

Study tracks human milk nutrients in infant microbiome

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A new study in mice helps explain why gut microbiomes of breastfed infants can differ greatly from those of formula-fed infants. The study, “Dietary Sphinganine Is Selectively Assimilated by Members
1719 Unique antibody profile sets gluten sensitivity apart from Celiac disease

Unique antibody profile sets gluten sensitivity apart from Celiac disease

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A new study of the antibodies produced by people with gluten sensitivity may lead to a better way to detect the condition and treat it. Until recently, many doctors often dismissed the complaints of people
1712 How to treat the most common heart attacks

How to treat the most common heart attacks

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One in five patients die within a year after the most common type of heart attack. European Society of Cardiology (ESC) treatment guidelines for non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome are published
1705 What happens when babies with heart defects become adults?

What happens when babies with heart defects become adults?

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More than 90% of babies born with heart defects survive into adulthood. As a result, there are now more adults living with congenital heart disease than children. These adults have a chronic, lifelong
1699 Researchers 3D print lifelike heart valve models

Researchers 3D print lifelike heart valve models

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Researchers from the University of Minnesota, with support from Medtronic, have developed a groundbreaking process for multi-material 3D printing of lifelike models of the heart’s aortic valve and
1693 Phase 1 human trials suggest breast cancer drug is safe, effective

Phase 1 human trials suggest breast cancer drug is safe, effective

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A new type of breast cancer drug developed by researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago can help halt progression of disease and is not toxic, according to phase 1 clinical trials. The drug is
1687 Progress toward a treatment for Krabbe disease

Progress toward a treatment for Krabbe disease

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In one out of 100,000 infants, a mutation in the GALC gene causes an incurable, always fatal disorder known as infantile Krabbe disease, or globoid cell leukodystrophy. Most children with the condition
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