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Are you physically less likely to become infected with COVID-19?

Three newly-defined phenotypes (observable characteristics or traits for an individual) that capture genetic associations which may provide protection against SARS-CoV-2, are presented in a study published in Nature Genetics. ...


Psilocybin use associated with lower risk of opioid addiction

Adults who have at some time in their life used psilocybin—a psychedelic substance produced by some types of mushrooms—are 30% less likely to have opioid use disorder, according to a nationally representative survey of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ditching distancing could risk vaccine-resistant virus strains

Maintaining social distancing policies as vaccines are being rolled out may prevent the evolution of vaccine-resistant strains of SARS-CoV-2, suggests a mathematical biology study published in Nature Human Behaviour.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Depression linked to heart disease and type 2 diabetes

A lower frequency of depressive episodes is associated with a 34 percent decreased risk of coronary artery disease and a 33 percent decreased risk of type 2 diabetes, irrespective of lifestyle risk factors and genetic susceptibility. ...


Antiviral drug protects hamsters against COVID-19

The SARS-CoV-2 anti-viral drug, PF-07321332, can protect Syrian hamsters against infection with some SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern and reduces the risk of transmission, suggests a study published in Nature Communications.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 boosters and some medications appear to neutralize omicron

Mutations to the spike protein of the omicron variant are shown to alter how the virus infects cells and reduce its sensitivity to therapeutic and vaccine-elicited antibodies, according to a paper published in Nature. Booster ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Many adults inaccurately perceive their own BMI and body size

Less than two thirds of adults can correctly estimate their own body mass index (BMI) and less than half can identify their own body size, according to a study of 744 Polish adults published in Scientific Reports.


Pfizer booster more than 50% protective against omicron

A booster dose of the Pfizer–BioNTech vaccine (BNT162b2) against SARS-CoV-2 after an initial two doses of either the CoronaVac inactivated virus vaccine or Pfizer–BioNTech mRNA vaccine is shown to provide protection against ...

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