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Activating the Vagus Nerve Might Lower Your Covid-19 Risk

Markham Heid | elemental.medium.com Like other apes, humans are social animals. We evolved to live in codependent communities, and we do poorly if deprived of interpersonal contact. Everyone has a different threshold for social interaction. But nearly all of us … Continue reading

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Infection fatality rate of COVID-19 inferred from seroprevalence data

John P A Ioannidis | www.who.int Abstract Objective To estimate the infection fatality rate of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) from seroprevalence data. Methods I searched PubMed and preprint servers for COVID-19 seroprevalence studies with a sample size 500 as of … Continue reading

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Something ‘very strange’ is occurring amid Europe’s second wave of infections

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Judge ordered parents to vaccinate newborn

Christine Flately AAP/Yahoo7 A judge ordered a mother and father take their newborn baby to hospital for urgent hepatitis B injections, despite the parents’ opposition to vaccinations. Brisbane Supreme Court Justice Jean Dalton made the order last year – but … Continue reading

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Study sheds new light on importance of human breast milk ingredient

Phyllis Picklesimer EurekAlert URBANA – A new University of Illinois study shows that human milk oligosaccharides, or HMO, produce short-chain fatty acids that feed a beneficial microbial population in the infant gut. Not only that, the bacterial composition adjusts as … Continue reading

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Bees ‘Self-Medicate’ When Infected With Some Pathogens

Science Daily Research from North Carolina State University shows that honey bees “self-medicate” when their colony is infected with a harmful fungus, bringing in increased amounts of antifungal plant resins to ward off the pathogen. “The colony is willing to … Continue reading

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Science research called ‘dysfunctional’

UPI WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) — The increasing number of retractions in scientific journals is a symptom of dysfunction in the world of biomedical research, a scientist told a U.S. committee. Ferric Fang, editor-in-chief of the journal Infection and Immunity, … Continue reading

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Genetics of Flu Susceptibility: Why the Flu Is Life-Threatening for Some, and Quite Mild for Others

Science Daily A genetic finding could help explain why influenza becomes a life-threating disease to some people while it has only mild effects in others. New research led by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has identified for the first time … Continue reading

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Possible causes of sudden onset OCD in kids broadened

Jules Asher EurekAlert Criteria for a broadened syndrome of acute onset obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) have been proposed by a National Institutes of Health scientist and her colleagues. The syndrome, Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS), includes children and teens that … Continue reading

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Most sinus infections don’t require antibiotics

Ashley Mattys EurekAlert IDSA releases first rhinosinusitis guidelines, helps doctors distinguish between bacterial and viral cause.   EMBARGOED FOR MARCH 21, 2012, ARLINGTON, Va.] – The vast majority of sinus infections are caused by viruses and should not be treated … Continue reading

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