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New study affirms link between sickle cell disease and risk of increased mortality in pregnant people

Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have further documented an association between a substantially higher risk of maternal morbidity and mortality among those with the inherited blood disorder sickle cell disease (SCD) compared ...

Genetics

Link between coffee and kidney disease may depend on genetic variant, study finds

Researchers at the University of Toronto and University of Padova have found that the association between heavy coffee consumption and kidney dysfunction hinges on a common genetic variation.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Attacking COVID-19's moving antibody target

Not all SARS-CoV-2 infections are created equal. We have learned this through multiple virus waves are taking their toll on the world's population. Improving vaccines and new anti-viral therapies that target distinct viral ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New microfluidic device for detecting SARS-CoV-2

A new microfluidic device developed by scientists in Switzerland can detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus with high accuracy and speed, using a unique DNA/RNA duplex technology. The device could prove to be a game-changer in the fight ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mapping Mexico's dengue fever hotspots

As many as one in five dengue fever deaths in the Americas occur in Mexico, and the rate of the disease's severity has been increasing for decades, according to the World Health Organization. Now, a Rutgers researcher has ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Discovery of a circovirus involved in human hepatitis

Scientists from the Institut Pasteur, Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital (AP-HP), Inserm in the Imagine Institute, Université Paris Cité and the Alfort National Veterinary School (EnvA) have identified a previously unknown ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New EEG procedure accurately measures distress caused by tinnitus

While it's especially common in older adults, tinnitus—a potentially devastating ringing in the ears—can affect people of all ages. Most often described as consistent buzzing, hissing or humming, tinnitus is usually caused ...

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Speeding up heart rate helps heart failure patients with stiff hearts

New research published in JAMA Cardiology from the University of Minnesota Medical School and University of Vermont's Larner College of Medicine found evidence that speeding up the heart rate with pacemakers may help patients ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Genomic methods aid study of Seattle 2017-2022 Shigella outbreak

A genomic study of a sustained, multidrug-resistant Shigellosis outbreak in Seattle enabled scientists to retrace its origin and spread. Additional analysis of the gut pathogen and its transmission patterns helped direct ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What you need to know about XBB.1.5, COVID's latest variant

A new variant of the novel coronavirus now makes up more than half of U.S. COVID-19 cases, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A subvariant of Omicron, XBB.1.5 spreading fast ...

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How will life change once the COVID-19 emergency ends?

The declaration of a COVID-19 public health emergency three years ago changed the lives of millions of Americans by offering increased health care coverage, beefed-up food assistance and universal access to coronavirus vaccines ...

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US to lift COVID emergencies—what happens next?

With US COVID-19 deaths averaging 500 a day, down from a peak of more than 3,000 two years ago, the White House plans to end national and public health emergencies on May 11.

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Beijing has hit 'temporary herd immunity': official

Beijing has reached "temporary herd immunity" and its COVID outbreak is nearing an end, a city health official said Tuesday, in another sign China's unprecedented virus wave is waning.

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President Biden to end COVID-19 emergencies on May 11

President Joe Biden informed Congress on Monday that he will end the twin national emergencies for addressing COVID-19 on May 11, as most of the world has returned closer to normalcy nearly three years after they were first ...

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Marburg virus vaccine shows promising results in first-in-human study

A newly published paper in The Lancet shows that an experimental vaccine against Marburg virus (MARV) was safe and induced an immune response in a small, first-in-human clinical trial. The vaccine, developed by researchers ...

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Q&A: New vaccine recommendations for COVID-19

Jeffrey Townsend, Ph.D., is Yale's Elihu Professor of Biostatistics and Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Dr. Townsend's research focuses on disease evolution and transmission including curtailment of pathogen ...

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90% reduction in COVID-19 deaths after booster dose: Hong Kong study

A booster (third) dose of a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine was associated with a 90% reduction in death in people with multiple health conditions compared to 2 doses, according to a new study from Hong Kong published in CMAJ (Canadian ...

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World 'dangerously unprepared' for next crisis: Red Cross

All countries remain "dangerously unprepared" for the next pandemic, the Red Cross warned on Monday, saying future health crises could also collide with increasingly likely climate-related disasters.

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WHO urges investment in neglected tropical diseases

The World Health Organization on Monday called for greater investment in combating neglected tropical diseases, which left more than 1.6 billion people, often in least-developed countries, requiring treatment in 2021.