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Latest Mental Health News By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) Researchers may be one step closer to developing the equivalent of a Breathalyzer for detecting marijuana use. In an early study, scientists found that their rapid test was able to reliably detect THC in people’s saliva in under 5 minutes.
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Latest Digestion News By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 22, 2021 Liver disease is usually associated with alcoholism or hepatitis, but obesity and diabetes are becoming an even more dire threat for potentially fatal liver damage, a new study reveals. In fact, advanced fatty liver disease increases a person’s risk of death by nearly
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A University of California, Irvine-led study suggests that the glucosyltransferase domain (GTD) is an ideal molecular target for therapeutic interventions for Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI). These findings may lead to new treatments to fight this deadly disease. Based on their findings that established the structural basis for Toxin B recognition of the small GTPases Rho
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A new, retrospective study of medical and insurance records indicates health care costs for people with a rare disease have been underestimated and are three to five times greater than the costs for people without a rare disease. The study, led by the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), provides
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Video highlights of COVID-19 data trends as of October 22, 2021. Explore COVID-19 trends around the world with our in-depth data tracking: New cases and cumulative cases: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/data/cumulative-cases Daily new cases, testing, and positivity ratio by U.S. state: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/testing/tracker/overview New cases by country: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/data/new-cases
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The World Health Organization and partners have issued an urgent call for concrete action to better protect health and care workers worldwide from COVID-19 and other health issues. The organizations are concerned that large numbers of health and care workers have died from COVID-19, but also that an increasing proportion of the workforce are suffering
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Why Did J&J Delay Ottava? The development of — Ottava, a robotic-assisted surgical solution that Johnson & Johnson has been talking up for a while now — has been delayed by about two years. J&J said it has encountered technical development challenges and COVID-19 related disruptions, including supply chain constraints being experienced broadly across all industries. Last year,
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Mutations within severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) have resulted in different strains. Some have been classified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as variants of concern. These include Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and Delta, and variants of interest that include Lambda and newly classified Mu. There are also two unclassified variants, the C.1.2 variant,
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Latest Healthy Kids News THURSDAY, Oct. 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) Nine of 10 patients with so-called “bubble boy” immune disease who received gene therapy about a decade ago are still disease-free, researchers report. The gene therapy was developed at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), to treat the rare and deadly immune system disorder
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Latest Pregnancy News THURSDAY, Oct. 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) When a pregnant woman is infected with COVID-19, the sex of the fetus may influence immune system activity, researchers say. The new study included 68 mothers-to-be. Thirty-eight developed COVID-19 during their third trimester, while 30 remained virus-free. In both groups, half of the fetuses were male
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Meaningful social interactions are critical to an individual’s well-being, and such interactions rely on people’s behaviors towards one another. In research published in Science, investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have mapped the neurons in the brain that allow a monkey to process and remember the interactions and behaviors of another monkey to influence the
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For years Intuitive Surgical has been at the forefront of the surgical robotics market with its da Vinci platform. However, the competitive landscape changed when Medtronic won CE mark for the Hugo Robotic Assisted Surgical device. Executives from the Sunnyvale, CA-based company openly-addressed the competition in the robotics market this week during a 3Q21 earnings.
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