‘Take this thing seriously’: New York pastor warns of COVID-19 after 100-day hospital battle

TORONTO -- A New York pastor is warning others to take COVID-19 seriously after spending 54 days on a ventilator and more than six weeks in a medically induced coma after contracting the disease. In a video released Thursday by...

A mother with COVID-19 gave birth to a baby girl who also tested positive

TORONTO -- A baby girl in Texas tested positive for COVID-19 shortly after her birth, offering what researchers call the strongest evidence yet that the disease can be transmitted from mothers to children in the womb. There have been several...

DaVinci baby bassinet recalled again due to new possible hazard

TORONTO -- A wooden bassinet from the infant furniture company DaVinci has been recalled again following new complaints of the mattress support becoming disengaged, posing a fall or entrapment hazard to babies. According to the recall from Health Canada, the...

Genetic detectives begin work to trace spread of COVID-19 in Canada

OTTAWA -- For the last four months, Canada's public health experts have been racing to stop the spread of COVID-19 by trying to figure out how everyone is getting it, and whom they may have given it to. But even...

Key role of immune cells in brain development

Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have identified how specific brain cells interacting during development could be related to neurological and neuropsychiatric diseases, including some that occur later in life. Brain function depends on the precise formation...

Living close to green space benefits gut bacteria of urban, formula-fed infants

Living close to natural green space can mitigate some of the changes in infant gut bacteria associated with formula feeding, according to new research published in the journal Environment International. "Not every infant can be breastfed," said Anita Kozyrskyj, pediatrics...

Is COVID-19 widening the gender gap in academic medicine?

A new study finds that fewer women were first authors on COVID-19-related research papers published in the first half of this year. The difference was particularly striking during the first two months of the pandemic when schools closed and researchers...

Gene yields insights into the causes of neurodegeneration

Across the globe, approximately 50 million people are living with dementia. The two most common forms are Alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD), which develop when neurons in specific parts of the brain stop functioning -- triggering memory loss...

Why stakeholders in ‘wind energy vs biological conservation’ conflict have low mutual trust

Wind energy is considered to be one of the most promising forms of renewable energy. Yet, each year, wind turbines are responsible for the death of hundreds of thousands of airborne animals such as bats which die from collisions with...

An early morning whey protein snack increases morning blood sugar level in healthy people

Consuming protein at night increases blood sugar level in the morning for healthy people, according to new research presented this week at The Physiological Society's virtual early career conference called Future Physiology 2020. Having high blood sugar levels after eating...
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