Rapid Testing for Children Barrels Ahead, Despite a Lack of Data

Testing companies have revealed little about how their products perform in minors. That could be a problem.

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Berry-Flavored H.I.V. Medication Is Ready for Babies

For the 80,000 children who die of H.I.V. each year, drugs are often bitter or hard to swallow. Dolutegravir will soon come in a tasty dissolving tablet.

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London A.I. Lab Claims Breakthrough That Could Accelerate Drug Discovery

Researchers at DeepMind say they have solved “the protein folding problem,” a task that has bedeviled scientists for more than 50 years.

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Their Teeth Fell Out. Was It Another Covid-19 Consequence?

People who already have dental problems may see them aggravated by encounters with the coronavirus, some experts suggest.

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Antibodies Good. Machine-Made Molecules Better?

With help from computer algorithms, researchers designed proteins from scratch that can trounce the coronavirus in lab animals.

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F.D.A. Authorizes First At-Home Coronavirus Test

The test relies on a nose swab and can be run in just 30 minutes. But it requires a prescription, and has not been evaluated in asymptomatic people.

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‘How Did We Not Know?’ Gun Owners Confront a Suicide Epidemic

The toll of self-inflicted gun deaths has led to an unusual alliance between suicide-prevention advocates and gun-rights proponents.

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China’s New Testing Policy for Travelers Is Problematic, Experts Say

Airline passengers must present negative antibody test results before boarding. Scientists consider it a largely useless way to curb disease transmission.

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People Are Choosing Kidney Dialysis at H

A new Medicare program aims to increase the proportion of patients using home dialysis and receiving transplants.

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Navy Research Confirms Need for Strict Coronavirus Testing Protocols

Two new studies clarify how Covid-19 spreads among young adults and expose the limits of quarantine measures.

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An Explanation for Some Covid-19 Deaths May Not Be Holding Up

Recent studies have created doubts about an agent in cytokine storms, and suggest that treatments for it may not help.

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Nasal Spray Prevents Covid Infection in Ferrets, Study Finds

Scientists at Columbia University have developed a treatment that blocks the virus in the nose and lungs, is inexpensive and needs no refrigeration.

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Coronavirus Rapid Testing Falters in People Without Symptoms: Study

A head-to-head comparison of lab and rapid coronavirus tests drew mixed reactions from experts, who raised concerns about accuracy.

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Crispr Gene Editing Can Cause Unwanted Changes in Human Embryos, Study Finds

Instead of addressing genetic mutations, the Crispr machinery prompted cells to lose entire chromosomes.

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You’re Not Too Old to Talk to Someone

Studies have shown that older people do as well in psychotherapy as younger ones. But finding and affording therapy can prove difficult.

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Some Covid Survivors Have Antibodies That Attack the Body, not Virus

New research found ‘autoantibodies’ similar to those in lupus and rheumatoid arthritis patients. But patients may also benefit from treatments for those autoimmune diseases.

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A Malaria Mystery, Partly Solved: What Happens When the Rains End?

A study in Mali suggests that malaria parasites hide out during the dry season by altering the properties of red blood cells.

#africa, #immune-system, #malaria, #mosquitoes, #nature-medicine-journal, #parasites, #spleen, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Why False Positives Matter, Too

False negatives are not the only troublesome outcome of a faulty coronavirus test.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #tests-medical, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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The Coronavirus Has Claimed 2.5 Million Years of Potential Life in the U.S., Study Finds

A Harvard researcher added up the number of years that Americans who died from Covid-19 might have lived had they reached a typical life expectancy.

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Doctors May Have Found Secretive New Organs in the Center of Your Head

They appear to be a fourth pair of large salivary glands, tucked into the space where the nasal cavity meets the throat.

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What Does ‘Negative’ on a Coronavirus Test Really Mean?

President Trump’s recent tests are a reminder that although many products exist, none test for infectiousness.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #microbiology, #rna-ribonucleic-acid, #tests-medical, #trump-donald-j, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Did Lockdowns Lower Premature Births? A New Study Adds Evidence

Dutch researchers say the “impact was real,” adding to hopes that doctors will learn more about factors contributing to preterm birth.

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Having Dementia Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Vote

Yes, you can help a cognitively impaired person participate in the election. But heed these two guidelines.

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Heidi Larson Knows How to Build Trust in Vaccines

For the founder of the Vaccine Confidence Project, squashing viral rumors means building trust — and avoiding the term “anti-vaxxer.”

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Nevada Revokes Halt on Rapid Antigen Testing in Nursing Homes

The reversal came just hours after the federal government threatened the state, calling the prohibition on the tests “illegal.”

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Can Trump Really Speed Approval of Covid Treatments?

Emergency-use authorizations, a formerly obscure corner of regulatory law, have become a centerpiece of the government’s response to the pandemic.

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Nevada Halts Use of Rapid Coronavirus Tests in Nursing Homes

Two tests made by Quidel and BD repeatedly delivered false-positive results, prompting the state to stop using them.

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Laurie Santos on Keeping Covid-19 Self-Care From Being Selfish

The expert in positive psychology has a few simple ideas for sustaining mental well-being as Covid-19 continues.

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What We Dream When We Dream About Covid-19

Several recent studies shed light on the pandemic preoccupations of sleepers.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dreams, #emotions, #psychology-and-psychologists, #sleep, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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The White House Bet on Abbott’s Rapid Tests. It Didn’t Work Out.

Federal officials relied too heavily on the tests, then took the results for granted, experts say.

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She’s 13, and the Source of a Family’s Covid-19 Outbreak

The C.D.C. and four state health departments described how one girl spread the coronavirus to 11 relatives during a gathering.

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Pandemic Is Far From Over, Experts Say, Despite Trump Allies’ Claims

The C.D.C. and leading experts have concluded, using different scientific methods, that as many as 90 percent of Americans are still vulnerable to infection.

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A Theory About Conspiracy Theories

In a new study, psychologists tried to get a handle on the personality types that might be prone to outlandish beliefs.

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Black Microbiologists Push for Visibility Amid a Pandemic

A week of talks, panels and discussions seeks to counter an impression “that this talent pool just does not exist.”

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In Isolating Times, Can Robo-Pets Provide Comfort?

As seniors find themselves cut off from loved ones during the pandemic, some are turning to automated animals for company.

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F.D.A. to Release Stricter Guidelines for Emergency Vaccine Authorization

The new guidelines underscore the fact that a vaccine is highly unlikely before the election.

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Coronavirus May Increase Premature Births, Studies Suggest

New studies provide more evidence that pregnant women may get severe Covid-19 symptoms and have an increased risk of pregnancy loss.

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Bill Gates on Coronavirus, Vaccines and Global Health

The Covid-19 pandemic has set back public health efforts by years. But in an interview, the tech philanthropist expressed hope about new avenues for foreign aid

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Getting Wise to Fake News

Older adults are particularly vulnerable to misinformation on social media. But resources have emerged to help them learn to discern true from false.

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A New Theory Asks: Could a Mask Be a Crude ‘Vaccine’?

Scientists float a provocative — and unproven — idea: that masks expose the wearer to just enough of the virus to spark a protective immune response.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #immune-system, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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For Long-Haulers, Covid-19 Takes a Toll on Mind as Well as Body

“It makes you depressed, anxious that it’s never going to go away.”

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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What to Know About Colon Cancer

The cancer that killed Chadwick Boseman is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, and rates are rising among younger people.

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The Psychiatrist Will See You Online Now

Experts have long predicted that psychotherapy was poised to go virtual. The pandemic may prove them right.

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When Retirement Comes Too Early

Workplaces have grown steadily less friendly to older employees, and the pandemic has pushed more of these workers from the labor market.

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Schools Find Health Risks in Water After Covid-19 Lockdowns

A number of schools found the bacteria that causes Legionnaire’s disease in their water, and experts say more should expect to see it.

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How Bacteria-Eating Bacteria Could Help Win the War Against Germs

While microscopic and little known, predatory bacteria are among the world’s fiercest and most effective hunters.

#antibiotics, #bacteria, #drug-resistance-microbial, #immune-system, #microbiology, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Oleandrin, Covid-19 Treatment Pitched to Trump, Could Be Dangerous

The chief executive of My Pillow, a Trump donor, claims oleandrin is a miracle cure for Covid-19. But no studies have shown that it is safe or effective, and the shrub it’s derived from is poisonous.

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What to Know About Stuttering

The speech disorder can play havoc with sociability, relationships, even identity, but there are ways to handle it.

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For Quick Coronavirus Testing, Israel Turns to a Clever Algorithm

Inspired by a mother’s question, the new method will be introduced across Israel this fall, just in time for flu season, and could be coming soon to the U.S.

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Pediatric Doctors Group Apologizes for Racist Past Toward Black Physicians

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently joined other prominent medical organizations in confronting its history of discrimination.

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