Germany's confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 9,997 – RKI

FILE PHOTO: A man walks on the premises of the Vivantes Humboldt hospital, which is under quarantine due to infections with a new coronavirus variant, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Berlin, Germany, January 24, 2021. REUTERS/Annegret HilseBERLIN (Reuters) – The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 9,997 to 2,424,684, data from the Robert Koch Institute […]

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Scientists investigate mechanisms by which hypertension leads to atherosclerosis

Research scientists at Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital have investigated the mechanisms by which hypertension leads to arterial damage and atherosclerosis. The results may facilitate the development of new therapies. Hypertension is a prevalent condition affecting approximately one third of all adults. It is also the leading global cause of morbidity and mortality. The condition is often asymptomatic, but […]

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FDA allows storage, transport of Pfizer vaccine at higher temperatures

FILE PHOTO: A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a “Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine” sticker and a medical syringe in front of displayed Pfizer logo in this illustration taken, October 30, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo(Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved storage and transportation of COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc and German partner BioNTech SE […]

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Masks vital to stopping COVID at gyms, studies show

(HealthDay)—If you think you can safely exercise without your mask in a gym during the pandemic, two new government reports show you are mistaken. Coronavirus outbreaks at fitness centers in Chicago and Honolulu last summer were likely the result of exercisers and instructors not wearing masks, researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention discovered. In the Chicago […]

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Jenna Dewan On Postpartum Life, Pilates, And Why She Follows An 80-20 Diet

While most of us were busy scavenging for toilet paper and swapping sourdough starters, Jenna Dewan was in the middle of more labor-intensive pandemic preparations. Quite literally. The actress gave birth to her second child—a son, Callum Michael Rebel Kazee, with fiancé Steve Kazee—on March 6, 2020, just days before Los Angeles’s stay-at-home order went into effect. “I was in […]

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SOFA Score Not Helpful for Ventilator Triage in Patients With COVID-19 Pneumonia

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score has “inadequate” discriminant accuracy for ventilator triage of patients with COVID-19, clinicians caution. “Although we all wish for an objective tool that would take bedside clinicians off the hook of deciding on ventilator triage, the objective tools we currently have are incredibly weak in terms of discriminating who […]

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SARS-CoV-2 ORF7a mutation limits host immune suppression, finds study

Besides the highly publicized spike protein of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), a number of other accessory proteins belonging to the virus are involved in pathogenesis by suppressing or evading the host immune response. One such protein is open reading frame 7a (ORF7a), which has previously been implicated in interferon antagonism and may be involved in triggering the […]

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