‘What if We All Get Sick?’: Coronavirus Strains China’s Health System

After suffering from a fever and breathing problems for more than 15 days, Xiao Shibing, a 51-year-old resident of Wuhan, ...
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9/11 Workers May Be at Higher Cancer Risk

People who worked at ground zero after the World Trade Center attack in 2001 have higher rates of cancer than ...
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Access to Care May Explain Disparities in Prostate Cancer Outcomes

African-American men with prostate cancer are almost twice as likely to die from the illness as white men with the ...
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Looking on the Bright Side May Be Good for Your Health

My husband and I were psychological opposites. I’ve always seen the glass as half-full; to him it was half-empty. That ...
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Chinese Premier Visits Hot Zone, as Anger Mounts

An epidemic is growing. Here’s what you need to know:Death tolls rises to 80, as China records thousands of new ...
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As Coronavirus Fears Intensify, Effectiveness of Quarantines Is Questioned

WUHAN, China — A top Chinese health official warned on Sunday that the spread of the dangerous new coronavirus, already ...
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An old plant virus inspires the design of a modern vaccine to fight against malaria

Scientists from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research have demonstrated that a novel, second-generation malaria vaccine candidate based on ...
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Discovery could help slow down progression of Parkinson’s disease

A collaboration between scientists at Rutgers University and Scripps Research led to the discovery of a small molecule that may ...
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Study finds association between therapy time, length of stay after hip fracture surgery

WASHINGTON (Jan. 27, 2020) -- The rate of recovery and a patient's length of stay at nursing and rehabilitation facilities ...
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Gene scissors against incurable muscular disease

Muscles need dystrophin in order to regenerate. Persons suffering from Duchenne muscular dystrophy lack this essential muscular protein due to ...
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Study points to ‘unintended consequences’ of heavy data surveillance in rugby

A 'Big Brother' data culture in rugby driven by performance management threatens to create heightened distrust, anxiety and insecurity among ...
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Blood pressure drug linked to lower risk of gout

Boston - Affecting more than 7 million adults in the United States, gout is characterized by a sudden onset of ...
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Enhancing drug testing with human body-on-chip systems

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves only 13.8% of all tested drugs, and these numbers are even lower ...
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Most young people do not vape, and even fewer vape regularly

While youth vaping rates have increased in recent years, most middle and high school students don't vape or smoke and ...
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Wuhan May Have 1,000 More Cases, as Death Toll Rises

Here’s what you need to know:ImagePolice officers wearing masks in front of The Palace Museum in Beijing on Sunday.Credit...Betsy Joles/Getty ...
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In Coronavirus, a ‘Battle’ That Could Humble China’s Strongman

BEIJING — It took thousands of infections and scores of deaths from a mysterious virus for China’s authoritarian leader to ...
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Effects of Coronavirus Begin Echoing Far From Wuhan Epicenter

WUHAN, China — The repercussions from a mysterious virus that has sickened hundreds of people began reverberating far from its ...
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Coronavirus Exposes Core Flaws, and Few Strengths, in China’s Governance

It was the initial news reports that first suggested China’s political system might be getting in the way of its ...
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Prescription drug improves symptoms of autism by targeting brain’s chemical messengers

Bumetanide - a prescription drug for oedema (the build-up of fluid in the body) - improves some of the symptoms ...
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Medical News Today: Cancer: Using copper to boost immunotherapy

An interdisciplinary group of scientists has successfully destroyed tumor cells in mice by using nano-sized copper compounds alongside immunotherapy. Importantly, ...
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6 Items to Stuff in Your Ski Jacket Pockets

A day spent skiing or snowboarding consists of fast-moving hits of glorious exhilaration interspersed with glacial stretches spent waiting in ...
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Trump Administration Threatens California Over Abortion

The Trump administration threatened on Friday to withhold federal money from California if the state does not drop its requirement ...
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Chicago Woman Is Second Patient in U.S. With Wuhan Coronavirus

A second patient in the United States has been found to be infected with the Wuhan coronavirus, the Centers for ...
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The Wuhan Coronavirus: Symptoms, Spread, and What Scientists Know

An international outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus has killed at least 26 people and sickened at ...
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Panic and Criticism Spread on Chinese Social Media Over Coronavirus

HONG KONG — While China’s state-run media has urged calm and praised the official response to the coronavirus outbreak, a ...
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On a Nude Beach With My Parents, Baring Almost All

Our Maui travel plans hadn’t included a nude beach. The bohemian escapade happened by accident, when, after a stroll down ...
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Travel Restrictions Apply to Millions as Death Toll Rises to 26

ImageMedical workers transfer a patient to a hospital in Wuhan, China, on Thursday. The mysterious disease has killed 26 people ...
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‘Jumping genes’ help stabilize DNA folding patterns

"Jumping genes" -- bits of DNA that can move from one spot in the genome to another -- are well-known ...
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Neuroscientists to build video dataset that catches people looking (at everything)

Reno, Nev. - To better understand the organization of the brain and the perceptual tendencies in humans, a team of ...
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Wiley provides free access to coronavirus research to aid relief efforts

HOBOKEN, N.J.--January 24, 2020-- John Wiley & Sons Inc. (NYSE: JW-A) (NYSE: JW-B), a global leader in research and education, ...
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Opioid dependence found to permanently change brains of rats

Approximately one-quarter of patients who are prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them, with five to 10 percent developing an ...
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Registry data — of sufficient quality — suitable for extended benefit assessment of drugs

Particularly in the case of accelerated drug approvals and drugs for rare diseases (orphan drugs), the evidence available at the ...
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Size matters! The neuroanatomy of trigeminal neuralgia´s treatment response

London, UK: A new study published in the journal Cephalalgia, the official journal of the International Headache Society, shows unprecedented ...
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NCRI Living With and Beyond Cancer Meeting

This meeting will cover the recent developments in the NCRI Living With and Beyond Cancer (LWBC) Research Group's projects. The ...
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Advanced practice registered nurses to have a greater role in national response to opioid epidemic

January 24, 2020 - As we enter a new year and a new decade, many states have enacted legislation affecting ...
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The highways of our brain

Researchers from the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (NIN) used a new technique to show how electrical impulses are traveling with ...
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The ‘place’ of emotions

The entire set of our emotions is topographically represented in a small region of the brain, a 3 centimeters area ...
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Efforts to tackle tobacco harm explored by experts

The impact of the tobacco display ban on young people's attitudes to smoking has been analysed by University of Stirling ...
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Discovery sheds new light on how cells move

When we cut our skin, groups of cells rush en masse to the site to heal the wound. But the ...
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A new stretchable battery can power wearable electronics

Electronics are showing up everywhere: on our laps, in pockets and purses and, increasingly, snuggled up against our skin or ...
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30-year study identifies need of disease-modifying therapies for maple syrup urine disease

STRASBURG, PA- A new study analyzes 30 years of patient data and details the clinical course of 184 individuals with ...
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Cell-phone-sized device that stimulates nerve in neck may prevent migraine

If your bank account balance looks nail-bitingly low and you won't get paid for days, you might agonize over every ...
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New research shows more people knowingly use fentanyl

Fentanyl use by people who use drugs has doubled since 2015, and two-thirds of people are aware they've taken it, ...
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Stanford researchers conduct census of cell surface proteins

Stanford scientists have completed the first global census of diverse proteins sprouting tree-like from the outer membrane of a cell ...
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A single number helps Stanford data scientists find most dangerous cancer cells

Biomedical data scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have shown that the number of genes a cell uses ...
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Can lithium halt progression of Alzheimer’s disease?

There remains a controversy in scientific circles today regarding the value of lithium therapy in treating Alzheimer's disease. Much of ...
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Coronavirus Is Spreading, but W.H.O. Says It’s Not a Global Emergency

The World Health Organization on Thursday decided not to declare the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak a global emergency, despite the spread ...
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China’s Battle With a Deadly Coronavirus, in Photos

The spread of a deadly respiratory virus has prompted the authorities to limit travel in cities in central China, including ...
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Texas Student May Have Wuhan Coronavirus, as Dozens in U.S. Are Monitored

SEATTLE — A Texas A&M University student was being isolated at home on Thursday as health officials said they were ...
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Insys Founder Gets 5½ Years in Prison in Opioid Kickback Scheme

A federal judge sentenced John Kapoor, the founder of the opioid manufacturer Insys Therapeutics, to five and a half years ...
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Many in China Wear Them, but Do Masks Block Coronavirus?

Chinese authorities have encouraged people in the city of Wuhan to wear surgical masks in public to help curb the ...
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Crazy Things Women Used to Do to Get Beautiful Lips

In every era, the idea of female lips attractiveness would change dramatically. However, it was lips that remained the most ...
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Hollywood Women Push Directors Guild for Better Parental Benefits

Among the achievements and accolades that the photojournalist and director Jessica Dimmock has amassed are three World Press Photo prizes, ...
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Coronavirus Deaths Are So Far Mostly Older Men, Many With Previous Health Issues

HONG KONG — When the man finally went to a hospital, he had been sick for a week. It was ...
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Trump Moves to Block Visas for Pregnant Women on ‘Birth Tourism’

WASHINGTON — The State Department on Thursday gave visa officers more power to block pregnant women abroad from visiting the ...
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Surgeon General Says ‘Shocking’ Portion of People Aren’t Told to Stop Smoking

WASHINGTON — The United States surgeon general warned on Thursday that despite the well-known lethal dangers of cigarettes, too many ...
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A Guide Dog for Nightmares

When Grace French got her new puppy, Bentley, she began training him right away, but not the usual tricks. “I ...
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Depression May Elevate Dementia Risk

People with depression are at increased risk for dementia, researchers report, and the risk may persist for decades.Using the Swedish ...
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How China’s Coronavirus Outbreak Could Threaten the Global Economy

HONG KONG — The outbreak of a deadly disease in China has cast a pall over growth prospects for the ...
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Wuhan Beyond the Coronavirus: Steel, Cars and Spicy Noodles

If Wuhan could be compared to an American city, it might be Pittsburgh — a much bigger, much hotter Pittsburgh.Wuhan, ...
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Medical News Today: Could a probiotic prevent or reverse Parkinson’s?

A new study using a roundworm model of Parkinson's disease found that a probiotic bacterium could prevent, and in some ...
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My Son’s Friends Use Slurs in Online Games. What Can I Do?

Our Adolescence columnist, the psychologist Lisa Damour, responds to a reader’s question. The question has been edited and is being ...
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My Father’s Passport

In his mid-60s, my father unfolded a United States road atlas, laid a ruler across it, and drew a straight ...
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Residents Flee as City is Locked Down

An outbreak is spreading. Here’s what you need to know:ImageA hospital worker washes the  entrance to the Wuhan Medical Treatment ...
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Scale of China’s Wuhan Shutdown Is Believed to Be Without Precedent

In closing off Wuhan, a city of more than 11 million people, China is deploying a centuries-old public health tactic ...
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Major Insurers Pledge $55 Million to Try to Lower Generic Drug Prices

A major group of insurers said it would invest $55 million to create cheaper versions of expensive generic drugs for ...
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Low/no calorie sweeteners can make a useful contribution to public health strategies

The International Sweeteners Association (ISA) welcomes the publication this month of a new scientific report* by Ashwell et al. in ...
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A Zika vaccine could save suffering and costs

Global climate change has raised concerns that mosquito-borne diseases could become increasingly prevalent in the United States as warmer temperatures ...
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ICUs receive higher satisfaction scores for end-of-life care than other hospital units

Family caregivers of the deceased rated the quality of end-of-life care in the intensive care unit (ICU) higher than the ...
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AJR researchers take step toward automating thyroid cancer triage

According to an article published ahead-of-print in the April issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), a Stanford University ...
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New experimental vaccine for African swine fever virus shows promise

Washington, DC - January 23, 2020 - Government and academic investigators have developed a vaccine against African swine fever that ...
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Can I mix those chemicals? There’s an app for that!

Improperly mixed chemicals cause a shocking number of fires, explosions, and injuries in laboratories, businesses, and homes each year. A ...
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Engineered capillaries model traffic in tiny blood vessels

Engineered human capillaries are providing an astounding view of how red blood cells transit ultra-small blood vessels. This new platform ...
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Liver fibrosis ‘off switch’ discovered in mice

Chronic alcohol abuse and hepatitis can injure the liver, often leading to a buildup of collagen and scar tissue. Understanding ...
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Why cells need acidic lysosomes

Just like the body contains lungs, liver, and lymph nodes, so does each of the body's cells contain tiny specialized ...
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Living near major roads linked to risk of dementia, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and MS

Living near major roads or highways is linked to higher incidence of dementia, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis ...
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China Silences Critics Over Coronavirus Outbreak

The SARS disaster was supposed to drag China into a new era of openness and responsibility. The deadly disease rippled ...
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Smokers Should Quit at Least 4 Weeks Before Surgery, W.H.O. says

It goes without saying that cigarettes and surgery are not a winning combination. Scores of studies have shown that patients ...
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Wuhan Coronavirus Outbreak Forces Chinese to Rethink Travel Plans

BEIJING — The Lunar New Year holiday in China is the world’s largest annual migration of people, with hundreds of ...
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Having Children, Breastfeeding May Cut Risk of Early Menopause

Pregnancy and breastfeeding are associated with a reduced risk for early menopause, new research suggests.Menopause before age 45 has been ...
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Medical News Today: Catnip: What do we know about the feline drug?

The internet is rife with funny cat videos showing their reactions to a plant commonly known as "catnip." What is ...
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As Coronavirus Spreads from China, Scientists See Grim Reminders

Less than a month after the first few cases of a new respiratory illness were reported in Wuhan, China, travelers ...
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Do Our Babies Need to Move More?

In a world that encourages inactivity, even our babies may be moving too little, according to an innovative new study ...
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Treating Regret

They say time is brain: Every minute you’re not treated for a stroke you lose two million brain cells.It’s a ...
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The Nursing Shortage Is Threatening Our Care

A shortage of nurses elevated the misery of a woman in my support group during a recent health crisis, she ...
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What We Know About the Wuhan Coronavirus

An outbreak of a new coronavirus in China has killed nine people and sickened more than 400, and has spread ...
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Potential way to halt blinding macular degeneration identified

Researchers have successfully treated age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in mice after finding an unexpected link between the two main forms ...
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GW Cancer Center expands clinical trial offerings for cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma

WASHINGTON (Jan. 22, 2020) - The Cutaneous Oncology Program at the George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center was selected as ...
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Surprise discovery shakes up our understanding of gene expression

A group of University of Chicago scientists has uncovered a previously unknown way that our genes are made into reality ...
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Researchers trace coronavirus outbreak in China to snakes

Emerging viral infections--from bird flu to Ebola to Zika infections--pose major threats to global public health, and understanding their origins ...
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Grant to help understand why therapeutic horseback riding benefits autistic children

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 22, 2020) - After showing that a 10-week therapeutic horseback riding intervention reduced irritability and hyperactivity while ...
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Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awards $4M to innovative early career scientists

New York, NY (January 21, 2020) - The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation announced that 12 scientists with novel approaches ...
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Both simple and advanced imaging can predict best stroke patients for thrombectomy

Both simple and advanced computed tomography (CT) were effective in accurately predicting which stroke patients would benefit from endovascular thrombectomy ...
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UTHSC College of Pharmacy partnering with Kroger Health Nationwide

Memphis, Tenn. - The College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has partnered with Kroger Health, ...
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Scientists isolate biomarkers that can identify delirium risk and severity

INDIANAPOLIS -- Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have identified blood-based biomarkers associated with both delirium duration ...
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Hopkins news: Climate change could unlock new microbes and increase heat-related deaths

The Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI) recently published "Viewpoint" articles by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine professors who warn ...
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Wuhan Coronavirus: C.D.C. Identifies First U.S. Case in Washington State

A man in his 30s in Washington State is infected with the Wuhan coronavirus, the first confirmed case in the ...
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This Company Says It Will Fix Your Smile. It May Shush You if It Doesn’t.

To fix some crowding in her teeth, Taylor Weakley, an environmental scientist in Denver, ordered teeth aligners two years ago ...
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The Test a Deadly Coronavirus Outbreak Poses to China’s Leadership

WUHAN, China — Facing growing pressure to contain a deadly viral outbreak that has spread in Asia, China’s ruling Communist ...
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Rejecting the Name My Parents Chose

Despite the byline you see on this article, the name my parents gave me was Jo. Not Josephine, just Jo ...
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