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Study tracks the spread of COVID-19 in Sweden

During the pandemic, the free COVID Symptom Study app has helped researchers understand the complexity and spread of the corona virus better. “The study has exceeded our expectations since its launch in Sweden in April 2020. Participants from all over Sweden got involved and many of them have spent one minute every day answering questions

COVID-19 increases rate of heart attacks in people at genetic risk for heart disease

Individuals with genetic high cholesterol, heart disease, or both and who were infected with COVID-19 had more heart attacks according to new research by the FH Foundation. While previous studies have speculated about poorer outcomes if a person with genetic high cholesterol—called familial hypercholesterolemia (FH)—contracts COVID-19, this study from the FH Foundation’s national healthcare database

How To Take Care Of A Fiddle Leaf Fig

If you’re a plant parent with a decent amount of experience under your belt, it might be time for you to branch out. While you may be scared of making common houseplant mistakes, there is a whole world of houseplants to explore beyond the Chinese Evergreen and the Jade succulent. You don’t have to stick

Inhibition of proteins activated by nitric oxide reverses aortic aneurysm in Marfan syndrome

Scientists at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa (CBM-CSIC-UAM) have discovered that the nitric oxide (NO) pathway is overactivated in the aortas of mice and patients with Marfan Syndrome and that the activity of this pathway causes the aortic aneurysms that characterize this disease. The results of the study,

About 20 cases of Indian coronavirus variant detected in France

Fox News Flash top headlines for May 10 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. France’s health minister told a news outlet Monday that the Indian coronavirus variant has been detected in about 20 people thus far. Cases of the variant, identified as B.1.617, were first detected in France

EU sceptical of US push to lift COVID vaccine patents

The EU voiced scepticism Friday over the United States’ sudden push to waive COVID vaccine patents to boost supply to poorer countries, while defending its own record as the world’s biggest exporter of doses. French President Emmanuel Macron led the charge as he arrived at an EU summit in Portugal, stressing that the bigger problem

Here Are The Best Kinds Of Mattresses For Your Back Pain

As many people age, they start to understand why their parents always complained about their backs. They get sore! Especially after waking up, your vertebrae can feel stiff and uncomfortable — particularly if you’re using the wrong mattress. According to Health, nearly 80 percent of Americans report suffering from back pain, either sporadic or chronic.

EU regulators start review of China’s Sinovac vaccine

The European Union’s drug regulator announced Tuesday that it has started a rolling review of China’s Sinovac coronavirus vaccine to assess its effectiveness and safety, a first step toward possible approval for use in the 27-nation bloc. The European Medicines Agency said Tuesday that its decision to start the review is based on preliminary results

The micro-environment of breast cancer in three dimensions

Cancerous tumors thrive on blood, extending their roots deep into the fabric of the tissue of their host. They alter the genetics of surrounding cells and evolve to avoid the protective attacks of immune cells. Now, Penn State researchers have developed a way to study the relationship between solid, difficult-to-treat tumors and the microenvironment they

Mean cumulative incidence of tick bite ED visits 49 per 100,000

(HealthDay)—The mean cumulative incidence of emergency department tick bite visits was 49 per 100,000 visits in January 2017 to December 2019, according to research published in the April 30 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Grace E. Marx, M.D., from the CDC in Atlanta, and colleagues

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