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Covid-19: Pandemic has huge impact on mental and emotional health

Covid-19: Pandemic has huge impact on mental and emotional health

April 27, 2020

the covid-19 pandemic is having a huge impact on many areas of society. one particular area is the mental and emotional health of everyday people, regardless whether they have pre-existing mental health issues before or otherwise. academicians from various universities, including those in england sweden, in their paper ‘multidisciplinary research priorities for the covid-19 pandemic […]

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Research

US study finds holistic interventions help more to overcome drug-use than alcohol-use

US study finds holistic interventions help more to overcome drug-use than alcohol-use

a new study has found that multidimensional interventions – those tackling biological, social, environmental and mental health obstacles while also addressing a person’s substance use – does wonders for someone hoping to stop using drugs; while people with alcohol addiction do best […]

COVID-19 medical staff in China found to experience insomnia and high stress levels

COVID-19 medical staff in China found to experience insomnia and high stress levels

a new study has recently revealed that medical staff in china, especially those working during the height of the covid-19 outbreak, had greater instances of insomnia and symptoms of anxiety, depression and traumatic response. the study also found that nurses were particularly […]

Increased levels of CO2 may directly harm our ability to think and plan ahead

Increased levels of CO2 may directly harm our ability to think and plan ahead

幸运飞艇助赢计划软件rising atmospheric carbon dioxide (co2) concentrations can significantly reduce our basic decision-making ability and complex strategic thinking, according to a new study led by a team […]

Sudden loss of smell a tell tale sign of COVID-19

Sudden loss of smell a tell tale sign of COVID-19

幸运飞艇助赢计划软件“the nasal cavity is likely the major site of entry and infection by covid-19 since at least 90% of inhaled air enters the body through the nose,” said ahmad sedaghat, an associate professor in the university of cincinnati’s (uc) […]

Water-soluble proteins bind to, calm cytokine storms caused by severe infections

Water-soluble proteins bind to, calm cytokine storms caused by severe infections

in our immune system, tiny inflammatory molecules, or cytokines, help initiate healing in response to injury or infection. unfortunately, an immune overreaction will release more and more of these […]

Technology & Devices

VITAL COVID-19 ventilator prototype developed in less than 40 days by NASA

VITAL COVID-19 ventilator prototype developed in less than 40 days by NASA

the national aeronautics and space administration (nasa) in us have come up with an easy-to-build, inexpensive high-pressure ventilator to help with the unexpected shortage due to the covid-19 pandemic. the ventilator intervention technology accessible locally (vital) prototype was […]

Ventilator shortage due to COVID-19 to be eased with UK-designed, modern, iron lung

Ventilator shortage due to COVID-19 to be eased with UK-designed, modern, iron lung

the fast spread of the covid-19 virus has overwhelmed healthcare systems in many countries with the most obvious difficulty being that intermittent positive pressure ventilators (ippv) – which aid breathing in people whose lungs have been heavily affected by the virus […]

Sewage sensors are being modified to give early warnings of COVID-19

Sewage sensors are being modified to give early warnings of COVID-19

wastewater-based epidemiology (wbe) is focused on analysing the contents of our sewage to better understand human behaviour and public health. for example, the presence of certain metabolites in sewage samples could indicate the prevalence of illicit substance use in communities […]

Singaporean company develops rapid test kit which can detect COVID-19 in minutes

Singaporean company develops rapid test kit which can detect COVID-19 in minutes

幸运飞艇助赢计划软件the current testing done to confirm patients with covid-19 requires laboratory specialists, dedicated medical testing equipment and a few hours of waiting. however, a singapore-based firm, biolidics limited (biolidics), has fortunately come up with a rapid test kit which can detect the coronavirus in less than 10 minutes, with an accuracy of […]

World-first artificial pancreas app monitors/delivers insulin as needed

World-first artificial pancreas app monitors/delivers insulin as needed

幸运飞艇助赢计划软件type-1 diabetics, who need to constantly monitor their blood glucose levels and administer insulin if necessary, may find their disease easier to manage now that scientists at the university of cambridge, uk, have launched the world’s […]

Pharmaceutical

New Ebola vaccine effective against all four virus species dangerous to humans

New Ebola vaccine effective against all four virus species dangerous to humans

infectious disease scientists at cincinnati children’s hospital medical centre (cchmc) in ohio, us, have recently tested a novel vaccine candidate for ebola in animals, which seems to be effective against all four species of ebola that infect humans […]

International team finds trial drug that blocks early COVID-19 infection

International team finds trial drug that blocks early COVID-19 infection

幸运飞艇助赢计划软件 a trial drug that appears to block the cellular door sars-cov-2 – the virus responsible for covid-19 – uses to infect its hosts has been identified by a team of researchers from canada, spain and sweden. the drug could very well stop […]

Australian scientists find possible coronavirus treatment in FDA-approved drug

Australian scientists find possible coronavirus treatment in FDA-approved drug

a present-day anti-parasitic drug has been shown to kill the sars-cov-2 virus, which is responsible for the covid-19 pandemic currently, in just two days. as observed by scientists at monash university’s biomedicine discovery […]

Australian agency starts “milestone” testing of potential COVID-19 vaccines

Australian agency starts “milestone” testing of potential COVID-19 vaccines

the australian commonwealth scientific and industrial research organisation (csiro) has begun animal testing of two potential covid-19 vaccines, which will determine if they would be safe to use on humans. the vaccines, one by uk’s university of oxford and one by us company inovio pharmaceutical, have been cleared for animal testing by the world health organization […]

Duke-NUS scientists to start testing COVID-19 vaccine this year; other vaccine developments

Duke-NUS scientists to start testing COVID-19 vaccine this year; other vaccine developments

as the search for a vaccine for the new coronavirus progresses, scientists from the duke-nus medical school in singapore are planning for testing to begin as soon as this year – duke-nus has teamed up with the coalition for epidemic preparedness innovations (cepi) and other international partners to plan a clinical trial. other countries […]

Wellness and Complementary Therapies

Safely managing coronavirus treatment –before emergency services – at home

Safely managing coronavirus treatment – before emergency services – at home

managing and overcoming the coronavirus pandemic has left little room for anything else in our lives – family members can easily fall ill as the virus is highly contagious. although it is rare for an infected patient to remain at home […]

Low-fat milk could help with slower aging, seen by telomere length

Low-fat milk could help with slower aging, seen by telomere length

幸运飞艇助赢计划软件different fat concentrations in your milk may affect aging, according toa team from brigham young university (byu), utah, who discovered a link between low-fat milk and longer telomeres that could equate to several more years of life. telomeres are the protective caps […]

Early companionship with “man’s best friend” shown to lessen the risk of developing dementia

Early companionship with “man’s best friend” shown to lessen the risk of developing dementia

幸运飞艇助赢计划软件early life exposure to pet cats and dogs have been said to alter the human immune system through various means, including pet-induced stress reduction. a study from us-based johns hopkins medicine now suggests that being around a dog […]

Why organic baby food and feeding?

Why organic baby food and feeding?

幸运飞艇助赢计划软件baby food options can be overwhelming when it comes to nutrition for children. there is a lot of advice floating around when it comes to what you should feed your baby. in the current dynamic […]

Scientists use honey in surgical meshes to fight post-op infection

Scientists use honey in surgical meshes to fight post-op infection

honey has been touted as a healing agent due to its antibacterial and antiseptic properties – most recently, an international team has incorporated honey into a surgical mesh coating that could help prevent post-operative infections […]

Community health

Japanese healthcare system feared to collapse amid a wave of new COVID-19 cases

Japanese healthcare system feared to collapse amid a wave of new COVID-19 cases

as the coronavirus outbreak in japan worsens, its doctors have warned that the country's medical system could collapse due to the extra burden caused by the virus […]

Face masks are a surprising hazard even as they protect against COVID-19

Face masks are a surprising hazard even as they protect against COVID-19

almost all countries and territories around the globe have been affected by the covid-19 outbreak since the first case was reported in wuhan, china, late last year. the covid-19 virus is easily transmissible, so societies have rightfully […]

“It’s Morphin’ Time!” when Filipino nurse makes colourful PPEs for medics of COVID-19

“It’s Morphin’ Time!” when Filipino nurse makes colourful PPEs for medics of COVID-19

幸运飞艇助赢计划软件filipino or nurse adrian pe, who has a penchant for fashion design, is making colourful personal protective suits (ppe) inspired by pop culture characters such as the teletubbies and the power rangers for his fellow health workers in one of the hospitals in iloilo, panay island, in the philippines […]

A question of mass testing to weed out COVID-19 infections in Malaysia

A question of mass testing to weed out COVID-19 infections in Malaysia

malaysia is apparently still under-testing its people – some may have been infected or are spreading the deadly covid-19 virus – and the next two weeks of the movement control order (mco) will be critical in determining if it can effectively suppress covid-19 infections […]

Social distancing is the way to go to tackle COVID-19

Social distancing is the way to go to tackle COVID-19

the social-distancing measures announced this past week by malaysian prime minister muhyiddin yassin has elicited much uncertainty, fear and panic. however, despite the abrupt decision, health professionals agree that such measures will save lives in the long run […]

Health alert

S. Koreans on alert over possible rise in coronavirus cases after 2020 general election

S. Koreans on alert over possible rise in coronavirus cases after 2020 general election

幸运飞艇助赢计划软件following south korea’s general election this past week – the world’s first nationwide election held during the covid-19 pandemic – health authorities are concerned that new infection clusters could pop up and again contribute to […]

Maintaining mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

Maintaining mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

loneliness and social isolation may increase the risk of premature death by nearly 50%, according to two meta-analyses from brigham young university in utah, us, in 2017. however, as many people’s freedom of movement is now severely limited thanks to the covid-19 pandemic […]

Understanding how COVID-19 affects children vital to slowing infectious diseases’ spread

Understanding how COVID-19 affects children vital to slowing infectious diseases’ spread

a recent commentary reveals a small percentage of children infected with covid-19 can become seriously ill – researchers thus caution that it is critical to understand how the virus affects children to model the pandemic accurately, limit the disease’s spread, and hopefully treat infected […]

World may face pandemic as epicenters of rapidly spreading coronavirus appear outside China

World may face pandemic as epicenters of rapidly spreading coronavirus appear outside China

covid-19 cases inside china have for the first time been surpassed by fresh cases elsewhere this past week, with italy and iran emerging as epicenters of the rapidly spreading illness as well as the first reported infection in latin america, pakistan, sweden, norway, and romania […]

WHO concerned by global spread of COVID-19; China reports significantly fewer new cases

WHO concerned by global spread of COVID-19; China reports significantly fewer new cases

despite a sharp fallin new deaths and cases of the coronavirus – in the chinese epicenter wuhan – on saturday (us central time), new infections continued to rise in other countries, such as south korea, iran, italy and lebanon. the world health organization (who) warned against making predictions about the outbreak as it was deeply concerned about the worsening number of infections elsewhere, with no clear link to china. […]

Other health News

New vaccine delivery system eases transport to remote areas

New vaccine delivery system eases transport to remote areas

March 09, 2020

幸运飞艇助赢计划软件transporting vaccines to remote or developing regions comes with a host of problems, with solutions including keeping them in sugary gels, freeze-drying them so they can be stored at room temperature and putting them in a state of suspended animation. a new delivery method from scientists at university of texas at austin (ut austin), us, preserves the living strains of viruses in a thin, lightweight film without the need for refrigeration – the film can be taken orally and rapidly dissolves […]

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Deleted DNA segment linked to ventricular enlargement in schizophrenia

Deleted DNA segment linked to ventricular enlargement in schizophrenia

February 26, 2020

幸运飞艇助赢计划软件patients may suffer from what is known as “auditory hallucinations” in schizophrenia – they hear often distressing and distracting “voices” due to enlarged cerebral ventricles, which afflicts nearly 80% of schizophrenic individuals. uncovering the biological origins of auditory hallucinations is the first step to reducing the overall disease burden of schizophrenia – developmental neurobiologists at st. jude […]

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Anti-inflammatory “switch” could stop chronic inflammation and reverse aging

Bilingualism can hold back Alzheimer’s symptoms, but only for so long

February 20, 2020

幸运飞艇助赢计划软件a person can have many benefits from being bilingual, for the brain, it can shorten recovery times from stroke, stave off cognitive decline associated with dementia and alzheimer’s disease, and so on. unfortunately, it seems that bilingualism can also significantly accelerate the deterioration into severe alzheimer’s once symptoms manifest, as found by psychology researchers at canada’s york university […]

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US university scientists finds Ebola virus gene can kill stray brain cancer cells

US university scientists finds Ebola virus gene can kill stray brain cancer cells

February 17, 2020

幸运飞艇助赢计划软件recently, there was an exciting breakthrough in the ebola virus research at yale university, connecticut – a gene taken from the ebola virus was found to selectively target and destroy glioblastomas, a type of aggressive brain tumour, in mice. glioblastomas are notoriously difficult to treat, with the cancer cells often slipping away from the main growth and into the brain, leading to high rates of recurrence […]

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Anti-inflammatory “switch” could stop chronic inflammation and reverse aging

Anti-inflammatory “switch” could stop chronic inflammation and reverse aging

February 12, 2020

幸运飞艇助赢计划软件while inflammation is the body’s natural defense against threats, prolonged inflammation may lead to diseases like alzheimer’s, parkinson’s, cancer, multiple sclerosis (ms), and type-2 diabetes. however, a molecular “switch” could essentially turn off unnecessary inflammation, potentially reversing these conditions and,maybe, even aging itself, according to researchers at the university of california, berkeley (uc berkeley) […]

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Long, damaged nerves can be regrown with new polymer-protein technology

Long, damaged nerves can be regrown with new polymer-protein technology

January 27, 2020

幸运飞艇助赢计划软件in the us, nerve damage affects more than 20 million people, including wounded soldiers and unfortunate civilians. often, if a damaged nerve section is longer than a third of an inch, the nerve can’t regrow to its target and gets knotted into a painful ball called a neuroma – significantly compromising sensation and motor function. recently, researchers have created a biodegradable nerve guide that can regenerate long sections of damaged nerves […]

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