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Asthma drug could serve to treat Alzheimer’s disease
 

Asthma drug could serve to treat Alzheimer’s disease

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A laboratory study has found that the asthma drug salbutamol prevents the formation of tangles of fibrous protein that are a hallmark of Alzheimers disease. The next step will be to test the drug in …

35% of excess deaths from pandemic not caused by COVID-19
 

35% of excess deaths from pandemic not caused by COVID-19

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In severe cases, COVID-19 can cause pneumonia: The body’s inflammatory response overcompensates for the presence of the virus in the lungs, reducing the lungs’ ability to get oxygen into the blood. …

Coronavirus is surging in Florida — and so is anxiety over Trump’s chances with senior voters
 

Coronavirus is surging in Florida — and so is anxiety over Trump’s chances with senior voters

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St. Petersburg, Florida (CNN)John Dudley, a retired banker, proudly cast his ballot for Donald Trump in 2016, excited at the prospect of sending an entrepreneur to the White House on a pledge to chan…

MMR vaccine could prevent worst symptoms of COVID-19
 

MMR vaccine could prevent worst symptoms of COVID-19

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The MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine could help to prevent inflammation in COVID-19, which is associated with the most severe symptoms of the disease. All data and statistics are based on publi…

It’s time to speak unapologetically to Black America’s emotional wounds
 

It’s time to speak unapologetically to Black America’s emotional wounds

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Wizdom Powell, Ph.D., is an associate professor of psychiatry and the director of the Health Disparities Institute at UConn Health, part of the University of Connecticut in Farmington. In this opinio…

Thursday Sports in Brief
 

Thursday Sports in Brief

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NFL WASHINGTON (AP) — The title sponsor of the Washington Redskins’ stadium wants the NFL team to change its name. “We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the t…

Newly identified swine flu could become a human pandemic
 

Newly identified swine flu could become a human pandemic

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Researchers in China have identified an influenza virus called G4 that can infect both pigs and humans. While G4 is not yet able to spread from person to person, the scientists say that it has all th…

The Recovery Room
 

The Recovery Room

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The coronavirus pandemic has dominated the headlines, and our daily lives, for most of this year. Medical News Today have covered this fast-moving, complex story with live updates on the latest news,…

Racism in mental healthcare: An invisible barrier
 

Racism in mental healthcare: An invisible barrier

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Studies have shown that systemic racism often means that people of color and those belonging to other marginalized ethnic groups do not receive the mental health support they need. In this Special Fe…

Blocking ‘atypical’ opioid receptor may help treat chronic pain
 

Blocking ‘atypical’ opioid receptor may help treat chronic pain

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Researchers have discovered a possible way to increase levels of natural opioids in the brain. The new approach involves blocking an opioid receptor that normally inactivates these molecules. Synthe…

COVID-19 shows weak points in global food system
 

COVID-19 shows weak points in global food system

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A new analysis argues for the need to address food insecurity by recognizing the interconnected nature of global food systems. In a commentary for the journal One Earth, Franziska Gaupp, Ph.D., a re…

The intersex gap in research and healthcare
 

The intersex gap in research and healthcare

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Do you know what the I in LGBTQIA stands for? Medical News Today has spoken to intersex educator Aleksander Berezkin to find out more about what it means to be intersex, with a focus on healthcare an…

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