EU regulator prepares to issue advice on use of one-shot COVID-19 vaccine

LONDON -- Experts at the European Medicines Agency are preparing to present Tuesday the conclusions of their investigation into possible links between the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine and very rare cases of unusual clotting disorders detected in the U.S....

Disinfecting surfaces to prevent COVID-19 often all for show, CDC advises

The risk of surface transmission of COVID-19 is low, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday. Far more important is airborne transmission -- and people who obsessively disinfect surfaces may be doing more harm than good. "CDC...

Videoconferences more exhausting when participants don’t feel group belonging

Videoconferences may be less exhausting if participants feel some sense of group belonging, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. As remote work and the use of videoconferences have dramatically increased during the coronavirus pandemic, more people...

B cell activating factor possible key to hemophilia immune tolerance

A group of scientists have just made a key discovery that could prevent and eradicate immune responses that lead to treatment failure in about one-third of people with severe hemophilia A. Hemophilia is the most common severe inherited bleeding disorder...

Tiny implantable tool for light-sheet imaging of brain activity

Tools that allow neuroscientists to record and quantify functional activity within the living brain are in great demand. Traditionally, researchers have used techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging, but this method cannot record neural activity with high spatial resolution...

People aged 15 to 29 should get annual testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea: experts

TORONTO -- If you’re under 30 and sexually active, it’s time to start getting tested for some sexually transmitted infections (STIs) on an annual basis, according to new guidelines released by the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care. The...

Defects in a specific cell type may cause ulcerative colitis

There are many variants of "goblet cells" in the intestines and they seem to have different functions, according to a new study from the University of Gothenburg. The study indicates that defects in goblet cells of a particular type may...

Your neighborhood may affect your brain health

Middle-age and older people living in more disadvantaged neighborhoods -- areas with higher poverty levels and fewer educational and employment opportunities -- had more brain shrinkage on brain scans and showed faster decline on cognitive tests than people living in...

Attacking aortic aneurysms before they grow

A new study investigates a genetic culprit behind abdominal aortic aneurysm, a serious condition that puts people at risk of their aorta rupturing -- a potentially deadly event. Finding a viable genetic target for AAA could change the game, says...

Once-a-week insulin treatment could be game-changing for patients with diabetes

Treating people with Type 2 diabetes with a new once-a-week injectable insulin therapy proved to be safe and as effective as daily insulin injections, according to the results of two international clinical trials published online today in Diabetes Care. The...
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