Scientists evaluated the perspectives of zinc intake for COVID-19 prevention

Researchers from Sechenov University in collaboration with colleagues from Germany, Greece and Russia reviewed scientific articles on the role of zinc in the prevention and treatment of viral infections and pneumonia, with projections on those caused by SARS-CoV-2. The results were published in the International Journal of Molecular Medicine. Zinc is necessary for normal metabolism…

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Mental health units in correctional facilities: Scarce data but promising outcomes

July 13, 2020 — Specialized mental health units (MHUs) may be critical to managing the high rates of serious mental illness in incarcerated populations. But research data on unit characteristics, services provided, and outcomes achieved by MHUs in correctional facilities are scarce, according to a report in the July/August issue of Harvard Review of Psychiatry.…

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Why are memories attached to emotions so strong?

NEW YORK, NY (July 13, 2020)—Memories linked with strong emotions often become seared in the brain. Most people can remember where they were on 9/11, or what the weather was like on the day their first child was born. Memories about world events on Sept 10, or lunch last Tuesday, have long been erased. Why…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Florida Tops U.S. Record With Over 15,000 New Cases

Here’s what you need to know: As Fauci becomes more vocal, Trump aides are moving to undercut him. ImageDr.  Anthony S. Fauci at a hearing on Capitol Hill.Credit…Pool photo by Al Drago President Trump’s advisers undercut the nation’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, over the weekend, anonymously providing details to various news…

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Trump’s Health Officials Warn More Will Die as Covid Cases Rise

Two of the Trump administration’s top health officials acknowledged Sunday that the country is facing a very serious situation with the onslaught of rising coronavirus cases in several states, striking a far more sober tone than President Trump at this stage of the pandemic in the United States. Adm. Brett Giroir, an assistant secretary with…

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Disney World Opens Its Gates, With Virus Numbers Rising

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, a Magic Kingdom hair salon where little girls get styled like Disney princesses, remained closed this weekend. Buzz Lightyear was only able to wave from a distance. Parades and fireworks? Scratched. And the coronavirus continued its rampage through Florida, with officials reporting more than 15,000 new…

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Who Was That Masked Man?

In the end, the most surprising aspect of President Donald J. Trump’s decision to finally, months after his own advisers recommended it, bow to medical wisdom and wear a face mask was not that he did it at all — even in his alternate reality, where we are winning against the virus, that was probably…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. and World News

Here’s what you need to know: ImagePresident Trump at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., on Saturday.Credit…Erin Scott for The New York Times Trump wears a mask on a visit to a military medical center. President Trump on Saturday wore a mask in public for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began, after…

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How to Make Beads From Your Newspaper

For so many reasons, right now is the perfect time to start a soothing and gratifying craft project. It’s even better when you can use what you have, like the very newspaper you are holding. People have been making rolled paper beads for many years using wallpaper scraps, magazine pages and newspaper. The templates here…

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How to Reopen Schools: What Science and Other Countries Teach Us

As school districts across the United States consider whether and how to restart in-person classes, their challenge is complicated by a pair of fundamental uncertainties: No nation has tried to send children back to school with the virus raging at levels like America’s, and the scientific research about transmission in classrooms is limited. The World…

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