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Long Covid: the evidence of lingering heart damage
Cardiologists are finding that problems aren't related to age or severity of infection Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage On 29 February, Melissa Vanier, a 52-year-old postal worker from Vancouver, had just returned from holiday in Cuba when she fell seriously ill with Covid-19. "For the entire month of March I felt like I had broken glass in my throat," she says, descr
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What Are Ebike 'Classes' and What Do They Mean?
According to your state's laws, ebikes can be designated as Class 1, 2, or 3. That determines what you can ride and where.
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At Last, Alchemy Arrives in a Burst of Light—From Lasers
Researchers have shown how to effectively transform one material into another using a finely shaped laser pulse.
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Many Top AI Researchers Get Financial Backing From Big Tech
A study finds that 58 percent of faculty at four prominent universities have received grants, fellowships, or other financial support from 14 tech firms.
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Robot Dogs Can Help Seniors Cope—Especially During Covid
They're not about to replace real-life therapy dogs, but research shows that motorized mutts can benefit people struggling with loneliness or dementia.
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Cupboard love: my biggest romances always begin in the kitchen
Can how much you love someone be judged by how comfortable you are in their kitchen? I am always falling in love in kitchens. Or rather, I suppose it's not so much that I'm falling in love in kitchens but that I'm always realising I'm in love in kitchens; that the kind of love I love to fall into is the kind of love that's most at home in the kitchen; a domestic kind of love; an intimate, easy, b
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Scientists May Have Figured Out Where Unwanted Thoughts Are Hiding in The Brain
This could explain why they're so hard to ignore.
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Saving Uighur Culture From Genocide
H ow do you protect a culture that is being wiped out? For Uighurs, this is more than just a hypothetical. Repressive measures against the ethnic minority have progressively worsened: The Chinese government has corralled more than 1 million of them into internment camps, where they have been subjected to political indoctrination , forced sterilization , and torture . The targeting of the Uighurs
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Nitrogenfrysning holder på smagen hos fisk og skaldyr
PLUS. Nybygget fabrik tredobler kapaciteten hos Linde Gas, som oplever øget efterspørgsel fra især fødevareindustrien og den farmaceutiske branche.
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'Rarest fern in Europe' discovered in Ireland
Variety has only ever been found in Caribbean more than 4,000 miles across Atlantic Europe's rarest fern has been discovered in Killarney, Ireland, leaving botanists baffled over how it remained undetected for so long. The neotropical fern, Stenogrammitis myosuroides , has only ever previously been found in the mountainous cloud forests of Jamaica, Cuba and the Dominican Republic – more than 4,00
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Coronavirus live news: Russia's daily caseload passes 10,000 for first time since May
Russia's coronavirus crisis centre reports 10,499 new infections, biggest daily tally since 15 May ; cases continue to surge across Europe US coronavirus – latest news on Donald Trump after positive test Panic and confusion following Donald Trump's Covid diagnosis New Zealand refuses quarantine-free trips from Australia Scientists study whether immune response wards off or worsens Covid UK corona
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Spørg Fagfolket: Hvordan afkalker man bedst sin vaskemaskine?
En læser vil gerne vide, om hendes rengøringsråd omkring brug af citronsyre i lunkent vand til afkalkning er det mest effektive, og om det kan erstattes af eddikesyre. Postdoc i polymerkemi går ind i kemien.
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Scientists study whether immune response wards off or worsens Covid
Research into antibodies could explain children's protection against disease, or why virus causes life-threatening effects Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage British scientists have launched a major study aimed at uncovering the critical role that human antibodies and other immune defences play in the severity of Covid-19 cases. Results could support some scientists' be
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Fra Nepal til Danmark: 28-årige Tara vil redde verdens fattigste fra lungesygdomme
I Nepal har hver tredje over 40 år tegn på lungesygdom, og børn rammes også hårdt.
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Here are the Best Animal Livestreams
Research shows that watching footage of them can make you happier, so here's a list of round-the-clock camera footage that will bring koalas, penguins and puppies straight to your screen.
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Greenland Is Melting Faster Than Any Time in Past 12,000 Years
Researchers determined that Greenland is on track to lose more ice this century than during any of the previous 120 centuries. Christopher Intagliata reports.
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Curlande robot slog landslag
Att få en robot att spela curling har många utmaningar. Att ta sig fram på isen och lära sig spela på en plan som ständigt förändras. Roboten Curly lyckades med det omöjliga. Se när roboten möter Sydkoreas paralympic-lag i videon ovan.
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Suddenly, Amy Coney Barrett Might Not Have the Votes
S eptember 26 was a festive day for Republicans in Washington. Under overcast skies, President Donald Trump strode to a podium in the White House Rose Garden to introduce Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. A military band played "Hail to the Chief," and about 150 guests, including senior members of the Republican Party, the presid
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Greenland Is Melting Faster Than Any Time in Past 12,000 Years
Researchers determined that Greenland is on track to lose more ice this century than during any of the previous 120 centuries. Christopher Intagliata reports. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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How to Identify the Different Symptoms of the Flu and Covid-19
With fears of a "twindemic" in the United States this fall, here's a guide to understanding what's making you feel terrible.
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China rolls out experimental Covid vaccine as it eyes global market
Medical experts question safety of programme before phase 3 trials are completed
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For Trump, the Only Medical News Is Good Medical News
Conflicting accounts of the president's condition underline the fact that the public does not have a definitive answer about the president's health.
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What to Know About Sean Conley, the White House Physician
Dr. Conley, who was appointed as President Trump's physician in 2018, is a doctor of osteopathic medicine.
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The Quantum Internet Will Blow Your Mind. Here's What It Will Look Like
The next generation of the Internet will rely on revolutionary new tech — allowing for unhackable networks and information that travels faster than the speed of light.
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Trump's Covid Treatments Suggest a Serious Condition
Outside experts pointed to the therapies as signs that the president's health may not be as good as his doctors said. His age, weight and gender put him at high risk.
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Huge rescue effort after deadly storm barrels across France, Italy
Two people died in Italy and eight were missing in France on Saturday after storms, torrential rain and flash floods battered the border area, washing away roads and houses, cutting off whole villages and triggering landslips, as hundreds of rescuers raced to find stranded survivors.
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Egypt reveals 59 ancient coffins found near Saqqara pyramids
Egypt's tourism and antiquities minster said on Saturday archaeologists have unearthed dozens of ancient coffins in a vast necropolis south of Cairo.
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Better weather won't keep California from grim fire landmark
Red flag warnings of extreme fire danger subsided, but warm and dry weather continued to challenge firefighters battling more than two dozen blazes across California on Saturday as the state approaches an astonishing milestone: 4 million acres burned by wildfires this year.
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Trump Is Taking Remdesivir. Here's How It Works To Control The Coronavirus
President Trump is on day two of a planned 5-day course of remdesivir. The medication, approved for treating COVID-19, works by making it harder for the coronavirus to replicate within the body. (Image credit: Susan Walsh/AP)
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Cell perturbation system could have medical applications
Research shows that the Nanofountain Probe Electroporation system may lead to quicker and more customized medical treatment plans.
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Researchers zero in on genetic connection to postpartum hemorrhage
Researchers have identified genetic mutations that appear to protect women from severe bleeding after childbirth, a leading cause of maternal death. A preliminary study of the findings is being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2020 annual meeting.
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Cheating birds mimic host nestlings to deceive foster parents
While common cuckoos mimic their host's eggs, new research has revealed that a group of parasitic finch species in Africa have evolved to mimic their host's chicks – and with astonishing accuracy.
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Ice discharge in the North Pacific set off series of climate events during last ice age
Repeated catastrophic ice discharges from western North America into the North Pacific contributed to, and perhaps triggered, hemispheric-scale changes in the Earth's climate during the last ice age.
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Why do some people suffer worse from COVID-19? New studies identify a genetic mutation
Since the pandemic began, we've wondered why some people suffer terribly while others show no symptoms. A team at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute discovered a genetic mutation responsible for the production of "auto-antibodies." These findings could change treatment protocols and vaccine development moving forward. As the nation woke up to the news that numerous White House officials have tes
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Trump Is Taking Remdesivir. Here's How It Works To Control The Coronavirus
President Trump is on day two of a planned 5-day course of remdesivir. The medication, approved for treating COVID-19, works by making it harder for the coronavirus to replicate within the body. (Image credit: Susan Walsh/AP)
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The Science of America's Dueling Political Narratives
Elections aren't won on the basis of policies; they're won on the basis of the stories each side tells about itself and its values — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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'Just so hard': how Melbourne's medical staff took on the Covid wave
With dozens dying each day and staff shortages, doctors and nurses banded together, treated and even carried out research There is only one Covid-19 patient left in Melbourne's St Vincent's hospital, where intensive care physician Dr Barry Dixon works. He still finds it hard not to focus on the bad days he experienced during the peak of Victoria's second wave when upwards of 60 patients were in t
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The Science of America's Dueling Political Narratives
Elections aren't won on the basis of policies; they're won on the basis of the stories each side tells about itself and its values — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The President Is Not Well
In a 24-hour period between Thursday and yesterday evening, the world learned a week's worth of news about President Donald Trump. None of the news was good. Information came as if in a time lapse: The president has had a high-risk exposure, the president has tested positive for the coronavirus, the president has symptoms, the president has received an experimental antibody treatment, the preside
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Trump Thought He'd Never Get It
D onald Trump has always thought of himself as above the rules. He has demonstrated this conviction throughout his life: in his business, in his personal behavior, and for almost four years as president of the United States. So we know what to expect from him. But even when Trump does what's expected—which is generally the worst thing anyone can picture him doing—his actions or inactions can stil
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Trump Is a Super-Spreader of Disinformation
A super-spreader—a term we didn't much use nine months ago—is a person with a contagious disease who gives it to a lot of other people. In the coronavirus pandemic, super-spreaders have played an outsize role. Scientists have identified super-spreaders who have infected dozens of people with the virus, while others with the illness haven't infected anyone at all. Super-spreaders may explain why t
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Anti-Covid treatments being given to Trump are still unproven, say experts
Neither remdesivir nor REGN-COV2 have completed large-scale randomised trials, say UK scientists Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Scientists still lack conclusive proof that the two anti-Covid drugs given to Donald Trump are clinically effective. UK researchers point out that both medicines – remdesivir and REGN-COV2 – have still to complete the large-scale, randomise
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This interactive face recognition tool measures your attractiveness, BMI and age
The website is part of SHERPA, a European Union-funded "project which analyses how AI and big data analytics impact ethics and human rights." The interactive documentary uses your webcam to analyze your face, predicting metrics like age, attractiveness, gender, body mass index and life expectancy. Despite the shortcomings of facial recognition, there's currently no set of national laws regulating
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Why Anthony Fauci is happy being the 'skunk' on the Coronavirus Task Force
In another candid interview, the NIAID director explains how he tries to counters White House optimism with "reality"
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Möglig ost kan vara giftig
Faran med mögliga livsmedel är inte möglet som sådant, utan de gifter, mykotoxiner, som vissa mögel kan bilda. När och om mykotoxiner bildas beror på flera olika faktorer: vilken art och stam av mögel det är, lagringstemperatur, matens vatteninnehåll, salthalt, pH med mera. I mögelostar som exempelvis brie och gorgonzola styr tillverkaren dessa faktorer, framför allt genom att använda mögelsorter
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It May Be Time to Invoke the Twenty-Fifth Amendment
On March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan was shot as he entered his limousine after a speech at a Washington hotel. Reagan's condition soon stabilized. He was released from the hospital April 11 and spoke to a joint session of Congress on April 28. But in the first few hours, it was not clear whether the president would live or die. Paperwork was prepared to appoint Vice President George H. W.
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How an Anti-Shutdown Celebrity Is Made
My hometown—Hillsborough, New Jersey, population 38,000—is not often in the national spotlight. Throughout its history, which dates back to 1771, it has mostly been a farming town. A population boom after World War II set it on a path to becoming an idyllic American suburb, with acre plots backing onto fields, woods, and brooks. Not much happened there; when I was in elementary school and my writ
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Can CBD Cure What Ails You?
Proponents say yes, but scientific studies on the effectiveness of this chemical derived from cannabis are a mixed bag — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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What Bolsonaro's COVID-19 Case Tells Us About Trump's
They've both resisted social distancing, lashed out against lockdowns, and compared the coronavirus to the flu. They've each played down the severity of their countries' outbreaks, attacked experts (including within their own government), attended large political events often without wearing masks, and hyped the unproven benefits of hydroxychloroquine. Now that President Donald Trump has, like hi
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Arctic Expedition's Dress Code Raises Concerns About Sexism in Science
The scientific institute leading the trip denied that its policy had been applied to a specific sex, saying, "Women and men participate in our polar expeditions as equals."
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Svært ved at overtale din dovne hjerne til en løbetur? Derfor takker den dig bagefter
Motion frigiver både stoffer, der gør dig i bedre humør, og holder liv i dine hjerneceller.
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Netflix's Dick Johnson Is Dead Is a Bizarre Cinematic Experiment
Dick Johnson Is Dead begins with a touching tableau. Kirsten Johnson, a documentary filmmaker, has trained her camera on her father, Dick, who is playfully chasing her children around a barn and singing silly songs. "Be careful, because the straw's really slippery!" she says offscreen, anxiously tracking her father's shoes sliding around the straw-covered ground. Soon enough, he slips onto his ba
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My Country's Leader Got Covid, Too. It Sucked
First you'll ask yourself feverish, dead-end questions about the nature of sympathy—and then it gets much worse.
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Transportation barriers to care may increase likelihood of emergency surgical intervention
Transportation barriers, such as personal access to a vehicle or public transportation, disproportionally affect minority communities.
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Pregnant women have better outcomes after immediate surgery for complicated appendicitis
Pregnant women who underwent immediate surgery to treat a ruptured or abscessed appendix and their fetuses had significantly better outcomes than those whose condition was managed without an operation.
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Program to improve outcomes for geriatric surgery patients shows promise
A beta test of a program for older adults who undergo major surgery has resulted in shorter hospital stays and lower rates of post-surgery delirium, among other improved outcomes.
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STOP THE BLEED training has saved lives from Sierra Leone to Connecticut
Two studies presented at the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress 2020 provide evidence that STOP THE BLEED® training is effective and has made a lifesaving difference around the world.
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Virtual follow-up care is more convenient and just as beneficial to surgical patients
Surgical patients who participate in virtual follow-up visits after their operations spend a similar amount of time with surgical team members as those who meet face-to-face.
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New artificial intelligence models show potential for predicting outcomes
New applications of artificial intelligence (AI) in health care settings have shown early success in improving survival and outcomes in traffic accident victims transported by ambulance and in predicting survival after liver transplantation.
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Study shows need for balance in post-surgery opioid prescribing guidelines
Opioid guidelines may be missing a small group of patients that need a greater level of pain control.
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All members of military surgical teams can benefit from military-civilian partnerships
Researchers studied clinical practice patterns in non-physician members of Army FRSTs, particularly comparing the experience of active duty and Army reservist team members.
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Hospitals serving minority patients follow breast cancer recommendations at similar rate
Among accredited U.S. cancer centers, hospitals serving primarily minority patients are as likely as other hospitals to offer the standard of surgical care for early-stage breast cancer.
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Surgery for benign breast disease does not impair future breastfeeding capability
Young women with benign breast conditions may undergo surgery without jeopardizing their ability to breastfeed later on.
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Female Spanish-only speakers get screening mammograms less often than other women
Limited English-language proficiency (LEP) is a risk factor for getting potentially lifesaving screening mammograms less often.
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Treating DCIS with surgery and radiotherapy lowers cancer risk but benefits drop over time
A major study of women with DCIS – a breast condition that can become invasive cancer – has shown that surgery to remove the tissue followed by radiotherapy offers better protection compared to surgery alone. The study, presented at the 12th European Breast Cancer Conference, followed patients for up to 27 years. Although it shows that the benefit of radiotherapy and surgery over surgery alone per
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Significant decline in prescription opioid abuse seen among Americans at last
Almost 20 years into the opioid epidemic, there finally is evidence of significant and continual decreases in the abuse of these risky pain medications, according to an analysis of national data being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2020 annual meeting.
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COVID-19 testing of children before anesthesia saves PPE
Universal COVID-19 testing of children who are having procedures requiring anesthesia promotes efficient use of personal protective equipment (PPE), according to research being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2020 annual meeting.
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Black children more than twice as likely to die after surgical complications
When it comes to surgery, minority children lag far behind white children, according to two analyses of large national databases being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2020 annual meeting.
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