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No evidence of an increase in risk of suicide in first months of the pandemic, but continued monitoring needed

A new observational study is the first to examine suicides occurring during the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic in multiple countries and finds that suicide numbers largely remained unchanged or declined in the pandemic’s early months. The study is published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal. The authors note that—while their study provides the best

FDA authorizes first T cell-based test to detect prior SARS-CoV-2

(HealthDay)—The T-Detect COVID Test, a T cell-based test that helps to identify individuals with recent or prior severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection, was granted emergency use authorization, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Friday. The next-generation sequencing-based test analyzes DNA sequences to identify those with an adaptive T cell immune response

When does a cancer first arise?

There is no stronger risk factor for cancer than age. At the time of diagnosis, the median age of patients across all cancers is 66. That moment, however, is the culmination of years of clandestine tumor growth, and the answer to an important question has thus far remained elusive: When does a cancer first arise?

Iran expects first batch of Russian vaccine by Feb 4

Iran’s ambassador to Russia said Saturday that Tehran expects to receive the first batch of Moscow’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine by February 4, state news agency IRNA reported. The news comes just days after Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif announced the vaccine had been approved by the Islamic republic. “A contract for the purchase

UK coronavirus variant identified in Massachusetts for first time

Highly contagious coronavirus variant becomes dominant in US Fox News medical contributor Dr. Janette Nesheiwat joins ‘America’s News HQ’ Massachusetts health officials on Sunday announced the state’s first known case of the more contagious coronavirus variant initially detected in the U.K, known as B.1.1.7. The mutated strain was detected in a female Boston resident in her 20s who

First coronavirus vaccine deliveries out to all 50 states in US

When will the coronavirus vaccine reach the general public? Fox News medical contributor Dr. Janette Nesheiwat discusses the vaccine distribution timeline on ‘Fox & Friends First.’ The U.S. will administer its first doses of Pfizer’s recently approved coronavirus vaccine on Monday, Dec. 14, as part of a historic mass vaccination effort, while related deaths tick

New online COVID-19 mortality risk calculator could help determine who should get vaccines first

A new online calculator for estimating individual and community-level risk of dying from COVID-19 has been developed by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The researchers who developed the calculator expect it to be useful to public health authorities for assessing mortality risks in different communities, and for prioritizing certain groups

Preschoolers’ eating, activity and sleep behaviours were impacted during first COVID-19 lockdown, study suggests

Preschool children’s eating, activity, and sleep routines were disrupted during the spring COVID-19 lockdown, which may be detrimental to child health and development a study suggests. Parents of children (aged three- to five-year-old) due to start school in September 2020 shared their children’s experiences of the spring lockdown with academics from the Universities of Bristol,

Pacific’s Samoa records first case of coronavirus

Samoa announced its first case of COVID-19 on Thursday, as the coronavirus pandemic continued to spread to previously untouched Pacific island nations. Prime Minister Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi called for calm in the nation of 200,000 after confirming a man who flew into the country last Friday tested positive while in managed isolation. “We

One-year mark since first coronavirus case in China: reports

Mask mandate is the way to stop coronavirus and rebuild economy: Biden Joe Biden urges Congress to pass coronavirus relief bill; research fellow at The Heritage Foundation Joel Griffith with reaction. Tuesday marks one year to the day of China’s first diagnosed case of the novel coronavirus, per multiple reports. The South China Morning Post in a story

COVID-19 vaccines could go to children first to protect the elderly

The World Health Organization is discussing how best to allocate and prioritize COVID-19 vaccines when they arrive. It is focusing on the immediate crisis. To reduce deaths quickly when there are extremely limited vaccine doses available, vaccinating older, more vulnerable people is expected to be the best option, even if the vaccine is relatively poor

Spain becomes first EU nation with one million virus cases

Spain has become the first European Union nation to surpass a million coronavirus infections, official data showed Wednesday, as the government mulls fresh restrictions on public life to curb the spread of the disease. The country recorded 16,973 confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, the health ministry announced Wednesday, taking the total

Scientists grow the first functioning mini human heart model

Michigan State University researchers have created for the first time a miniature human heart model in the laboratory, complete with all primary heart cell types and a functioning structure of chambers and vascular tissue. In the United States, heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death. “These minihearts constitute incredibly powerful models in which

Cancer survivors overestimate the quality of their diets, finds first study on the topic

There are 15 million cancer survivors in the United States, and prior research has provided strong evidence that lifestyle interventions, such as diet and physical activity, are especially important in the long-term recovery of cancer survivors. Energy imbalance—when energy expenditure does not equal energy intake- and metabolic changes after cancer treatment can directly affect the

No new virus deaths in Ireland for first time 10 weeks

Ireland recorded no new deaths from the coronavirus on Monday for the first time since March 11, when the first fatalities were announced. Prime Minister Leo Varadkar called it a “significant milestone”, adding on Twitter: “This is a day of hope. We will prevail.” The announcement came one week after Ireland, which has suffered 1,606