Latest Coronavirus News By Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) If you think you can safely exercise without your mask in a gym during the pandemic, two new government reports show you are mistaken. Coronavirus outbreaks at fitness centers in Chicago and Honolulu last summer were likely the result of exercisers
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Latest Alzheimer’s News By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 26, 2021 The ravages of Alzheimer’s may strike later in women than men, but once it takes hold women tend to deteriorate far faster than men, according to a new study. Something known as cognitive reserve helps the aging brain function better for longer, and
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Latest Diet & Weight Management News By Colin Tweedy HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) Helping your brain stay sharp with age may be as simple as changing up the food on your plate at dinnertime, a new study suggests. The study focused on the healthy “Mediterranean” diet, a regimen reliant on olive
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Otsuka Pharmaceutical and Click Therapeutics are making their major depressive disorder (MDD) clinical trial ‘remote’ and are working with Verily Life Sciences to do so. The pivotal trial will investigate the effectiveness of digital therapeutics in reducing depressive symptoms in up to 540 adults diagnosed with MDD who are on antidepressant monotherapy.  The participation will
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Researchers at the Lady Davis Institute (LDI) at the Jewish General Hospital have discovered that increased levels of the protein OAS1 are associated with reduced mortality and less severe disease requiring ventilation among patients with COVID-19. Using drugs that boost OAS1 levels could be explored to try to improve these outcomes. The findings are published
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Latest Coronavirus News By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2021 Hungry for good news on the pandemic? One epidemiologist believes Americans might reach herd immunity to the new coronavirus as soon as late spring. That’s the view held by Suzanne Judd, a professor with the school of public health at the University of
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Porvair Sciences Krystal™ Glass Bottom microplate with Schott D 263® M technology provides unmatched performance for whole-plate CCD imaging and laser detection applications Krystal™ Glass Bottom plates combine the advantageous optical properties of glass, low background and low birefringence, with the versatility of a microplate. Constructed in ultra-pure grade borosilicate glass – the new D
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A new comprehensive course incorporating an interdisciplinary approach to disaster preparedness shows promise for better equipping health professionals in responding to disasters. Medical staff and researchers from Tohoku University and Fukushima Medical University organized the program. The two universities are well equipped in disaster response and preparedness given their regions were at the epicenter of
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NuVasive add a differentiated cervical disc to its product portfolio through a $150 million acquisition of Simplify Medical.  Simpify Medical developed the Simplify cervical artificial disc, or Simplify Disc, for cervical total disc Replacement (cTDR). While NuVasive has had a cervical disc that launched in 2012, its offering never gained much traction in the market place. The
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Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science and SigTuple Technologies, a company based in Bengaluru, India, have developed a method to inexpensively measure hemoglobin levels in small-volume blood samples. The technique combines a microfluidic chip and an AI-powered microscope. The researchers hope that the technology will help streamline hemoglobin measurements and make things easier for
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