Dating apps don’t destroy love

Mobile apps have revolutionised the way people meet in Switzerland and elsewhere in recent years. Unlike traditional dating sites, these apps do not feature detailed user profiles but are largely based on rating photos using a swipe review system. As dating apps escalated in popularity, so has criticism about them encouraging casual dating only, threatening…

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Higher red cell transfusion threshold offers no advantage for treating preterm infants

Very low birthweight infants often need blood transfusions to survive. A National Institutes of Health-funded study suggests that providing a higher threshold of red cells within accepted limits offers no advantage in survival or reduction in neurological impairment over a lower threshold. The research was conducted by Haresh Kirpalani, B.M., of the University of Pennsylvania,…

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A pursuit of better testing to sort out the complexities of ADHD

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The introduction of computer simulation to the identification of symptoms in children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has potential to provide an additional objective tool to gauge the presence and severity of behavioral problems, Ohio State University researchers suggest in a new publication. Most mental health disorders are diagnosed and treated based…

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ASN applauds release of 2020 Dietary Guidelines

December 30, 2020 — The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) supports the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which were released yesterday jointly by the U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and the Health and Human Services (HHS). ASN notes the significant contributions of many ASN members which led to the Guidelines, including Federal staff from USDA…

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LSU Health New Orleans discovers potential new RX strategy for stroke

New Orleans, LA — Research conducted at LSU Health New Orleans Neuroscience Center of Excellence reports that a combination of an LSU Health-patented drug and selected DHA derivatives is more effective in protecting brain cells and increasing recovery after stroke than a single drug. The findings are published in Brain Circulation, available here. Nicolas Bazan,…

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Published data from Moderna COVID-19 vaccine trial show 94.1 percent efficacy

BOSTON — A peer-reviewed paper published in The New England Journal of Medicine provides data from the much-anticipated COVE study, which evaluated mRNA-1273, a vaccine candidate against COVID-19 manufactured by Moderna, Inc. Results from the primary analysis of the study, which will continue for two years, provide evidence that the vaccine can prevent symptomatic infection.…

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Moving due to unaffordable housing may jeopardize healthcare

LOS ANGELES (Dec. 30, 2020) — People who move due to unaffordable housing are at increased risk of failing to receive the medical care they need, according to a new study from Cedars-Sinai and the University of California, Los Angeles. The study, published online in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, concludes that the result…

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First U.S. Case of More Contagious Coronavirus Variant is Confirmed

The first United States case of the more contagious coronavirus variant that was initially discovered in Britain was found in Colorado on Tuesday, Gov. Jared Polis said, raising the worrisome possibility that the variant is already well established in the patient’s community — and perhaps elsewhere. “It didn’t teleport across the Atlantic,” said William Hanage,…

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