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The Infodemic: Lemons Don't Protect From COVID-19

Fake news about the coronavirus can do real harm. Polygraph.info is spotlighting fact-checks from other reliable sources here​.​Daily DebunkClaim: “It’s easy to avoid COVID-19 infection: squeeze 2-3 lemons. Rinse your throat using a portion...

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Vaccine trials didn't monitor one variable: volunteers' behavior. 'Masks and social distancing...

People wear face masks at the Union Square Greenmarket on September 19, 2020, in New York City. Noam Galai/Getty Images In their COVID-19 vaccine trials, Pfizer and Moderna didn't monitor participants' social interactions, risk-taking, or exposure...
Topics: Vaccines, Pfizer

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Clinical psychologists debunk 25 of the most common myths about mental health and therapy

Business Insider asked three clinical psychologists to debunk 25 of the most common myths about mental health and therapy.  They explain that schizophrenia is not having multiple personalities, but experiencing a break with reality, and that...
Topics: Psychology, Schizophrenia

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MS Has Mixed Impact on Patients' Cancer Risk: Study

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2020 -- How does having multiple sclerosis (MS) affect a person's odds for cancer? The answer may depend on the type of cancer, new research shows. The study found that MS patients do have much greater odds of developing...
Topics: Bladder Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Multiple Sclerosis

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New modified wheat could help tackle global food shortage

Researchers at the University of York have created a new modified wheat variety that increases grain production by up to 12%.
Topics: Medical Research

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Q&A: How vaccines can strengthen immune response beyond a specific disease

Live vaccines can give health effects beyond just protecting us from a specific disease and may even help us combat other infections such as Covid-19, according to Christine Stabell Benn, a professor in global health at the University of Southern...
Topics: Vaccines, Medical Research

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Supporters Rally Around Meghan Markle After Duchess Writes About Pregnancy Loss

The Duchess of Sussex revealed in an emotional New York Times piece that she had a miscarriage earlier this year.

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Ron Rivera's battle with cancer became a family affair

It's been a team effort for the Rivera family, navigating life after Ron was diagnosed in August with squamous-cell cancer detected in a lymph node.
Topics: Cancer, Oncology, Lymph Nodes

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CDC Director Redfield: Agency is reviewing whether to reduce quarantine time guidelines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reportedly considering adjusting its guidelines on how long people should quarantine if they are exposed to someone with COVID. The Wall Street Journal reported that the agency may shorten the...
Topics: Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

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Everyday activities enhance personal well-being

Physical activity makes happy and is important to maintain psychic health. Researchers studied the brain regions which play a central role in this process. Their findings reveal that even everyday activities, such as climbing stairs, significantly...
Topics: Medical Research

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10 Quick Tips for Avoiding a Post-Thanksgiving Food Hangover

The best treatment for a hangover, whether from alcohol or food, is to avoid getting it in the first place. This is no small feat in the case of Thanksgiving, since it’s America’s biggest food...
Topics: Thanksgiving, Alcohol

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Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Decline in Asthma Exacerbation

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2020 -- Previous and current use of any and combined hormonal contraceptives is associated with a reduction in the risk for severe asthma exacerbation, according to a study published online Nov. 23 in Thorax. Bright I. Nwaru,...
Topics: Hormones, Asthma, Medical Research

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AHA: Ablation Better Than Meds for Initial A-Fib Treatment

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2020 -- Cryoballoon ablation is superior to drug therapy as an initial treatment for the prevention of atrial arrhythmia recurrence in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, according to a study published online Nov. 16...
Topics: Medical Research

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Tokyo asks drinking places to close early to curb virus rise

Tokyo’s governor is asking bars and other places where alcohol is served to close earlier for three weeks to help prevent a resurgence of coronavirus infections from turning explosive
Topics: Virus, Virology, Alcohol

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Football Legend Diego Maradona Passes Away Aged 60

Earlier this month, the football legend successfully underwent emergency brain surgery to remove a blood clot due to a subdural hematoma.

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Many Infants With Hep C-Positive Moms Not Screened for HCV

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2020 -- Less than one-third of infants born to mothers with hepatitis C virus infection (HCV+) receive appropriate HCV follow-up testing, according to a study presented at The Liver Meeting, the annual meeting of the American...
Topics: Hepatitis C, Hepatitis, Virus, Virology, Medical Research

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Home nurse, 64, dies saving paraplegic patient from fire

The Louisiana state fire marshal says a 64-year-old home nurse has died saving her 71-year-old paraplegic patient from a fire
Topics: Nursing

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We Are The World We Are The Vaccinated

Remember when feeding our fellow Earthlings was of paramount importance? Now we're looking at vaccinating our fellow Earthlings and The CommonPass. From Mercola.comGlobal Vaccine Passport Will Be Required for Travel Forced vaccination is part and...
Topics: Vaccines

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Severely Injured Dog Found With Zip-Ties Around Neck

A dog found with zip-ties pulled “extremely tight around its neck” is being treated for serious injuries, according to authorities in Hardin County. The zip ties around the dog’s neck caused “extremely severe cuts and swelling,” the...

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Phytoplankton disturbed by nanoparticles

Products derived from nanotechnology are efficient and highly sought-after, yet their effects on the environment are still poorly understood. A research team has investigated the effects of nanosilver, currently used in almost 450 products for its...
Topics: Medical Research

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