COVID-19 antibody surveys underestimate infections: study

COVID-19 prevalence surveys that detect levels of antibodies to determine whether people were infected in the past might be unreliable given how quickly these infection-fighting proteins fade, a US government study said Wednesday. Whether the decline in antibodies increases the risk of reinfection remains uncertain. It is thought likely that if re-exposed to the virus, most people’s immune systems will […]

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How to have an effective workout when you’re hungover, and signs you should just stay in bed, according to a personal trainer

Overindulging in alcohol can derail your fitness goals by making you less likely to work out the next day, particularly if you've got a nasty hangover.  If you're feeling nauseous or dizzy, it's best to just sleep it off and hit the gym another time.  Exercising with a hangover is possible, if you ease up on the intensity, according to […]

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Christina Perri Shares Pregnancy Loss: Our Daughter 'Was Born Silent'

Christina Perri revealed on Tuesday, November 24, that she suffered a pregnancy loss two weeks after her hospitalization. Rainbow Babies: Stars Who Had Children After Miscarriages “Last night we lost our baby girl,” the “Jar of Hearts” singer, 34, captioned an Instagram photo of her and husband Paul Costabile holding the late infant’s hand. “She was born silent after fighting […]

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Connection between COVID-19 and loss of smell uncovered by research team

About 70% of people with COVID-19 suddenly lose their sense of smell, although fewer of them seem to realize it, according to a new “living analysis” by a research team. Vicente Ramirez, a Ph.D. student in UC Merced’s Public Health program, and researchers at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia have uncovered patterns that could help future coronavirus researchers. […]

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First Drug Approved to Treat Rare Metabolic Disorder

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first treatment for the rare genetic disorder primary hyperoxaluria type 1 (PH1), the agency announced Monday. Oxlumo (lumasiran) is approved to treat PH1, the most common and most severe type of primary hyperoxalurias, which can lead to progressive kidney damage and eventually damage to other organs. One […]

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