Coronavirus: Tuberculosis vaccine may help in reducing Covid-19 deaths

A century-old tuberculosis vaccine may play a role in reducing death due to Covid-19 infection, a preliminary study has suggested. Researchers from the US-based the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health made the link to Bacille Calmette-Guerin, or BCG, after comparing data on Covid-19 mortality rates across the

Chrissy Teigen Might Launch a New Popcorn Seasoning

Is it weird that a bowl full of freshly popped, lightly buttered popcorn excites us? No, really, hear us out: It’s like this blank canvas that you can flavor in so many different ways. Want it sweet? Sprinkle some cinnamon sugar or caramel seasoning on it. Want it tangy and spicy? A few heavy dashes

Researchers identify possible immune targets in the SARS-CoV-2 genome

Otago researchers studying the COVID-19 virus (SARS-2) have discovered potential target points on its genome, which may contribute to future treatments for the virus. While their laboratory was locked down during the Level 4 period, Ph.D. student Ali Hosseini and Professor Alex McLellan from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology worked from their homes to

Helping children with cancer spend more time IV-pole-free

Children being treated for cancer often spend long days receiving chemotherapy intravenously or through a port. They also often require regular blood transfusions, including platelets (which are involved in clotting, and produced in bone marrow), to maintain stability and health. But the platelet administration process is often agonizingly slow, typically taking hours, which means children

COVID-19 study: face masks and coverings work – act now

Cloth face coverings, even homemade masks made of the correct material, are effective in reducing the spread of COVID-19—for the wearer and those around them—according to a new study from Oxford’s Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science. A comprehensive study, the report investigates the effectiveness of different face mask types and coverings, including an international comparison

Usain Bolt's Baby Name Choice Is Almost as Cute as Her Photos

Legendary Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt and his girlfriend, Kasi Bennett, welcomed their first daughter back on May 17 — with none other than his country’s prime minister, Andrew Holness, announcing the news via Twitter (just so you know it was kind of a big deal). But it wasn’t until this week, on Bennett’s birthday, that

Pesto, preserved – so it goes

Pesto preservation – how to: Pesto is regarded as a classic of the Italian cuisine. In this country many kitchens is the Pesto – only is not required for a meal is usually a whole jar of Pesto, and the delicious side dish remains. FOCUS Online gives you tips on how to make leftover Pesto

Unique tool paves the way for more individualized cancer treatments

Making the latest research results available to doctors increases the opportunities for finding better individualized cancer treatment. For a few years, researchers at Karolinska Insititutet and several other universities have been working on building a digital tool which will make global genomic data easily available as support for treatment decisions. The results are now published

What makes a ‘wave’ of disease? An epidemiologist explains

Panic about a second wave of coronavirus cases is “overblown,” Vice President Mike Pence wrote in June, implying the U.S. has COVID-19 under control. On the other hand, Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, warns that the U.S. is still firmly within a first wave of cases. As media

12 Trader Joe's Products You Can Shop at Walmart

Running low on your favorite Trader Joe’s seasonings and don’t have time to take a TJ’s trip this weekend? You’re in luck because apparently Amazon isn’t the only retailer that carries Trader Joe’s most popular products online. Walmart does, too, and they boast similar prices to Amazon. Before we get into the products, let’s be