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New therapy may ‘dramatically’ reduce sleep paralysis events
 

New therapy may ‘dramatically’ reduce sleep paralysis events

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A study explores the benefits of meditation-relaxation therapy for people with narcolepsy who experience sleep paralysis. A new study in the journal Frontiers in Neurology reports that around 20% of…

COVID-19: Children may have a higher viral load than adults
 

COVID-19: Children may have a higher viral load than adults

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A study of pediatric COVID-19 patients finds that children have a higher viral load than hospitalized adults and may contribute to the spread of COVID-19 more than previously thought. As schools in …

Respiratory viruses may spread via airborne dust
 

Respiratory viruses may spread via airborne dust

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A study suggests that influenza viruses can spread through the air not only in droplets which a person who has the virus releases when they talk, cough, or sneeze but also on microscopic dust particl…

Smartphones measuring walk could detect drunkenness
 

Smartphones measuring walk could detect drunkenness

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New research has found that a smartphone can accurately detect whether the person who has it is drunk, based on how they are walking. A new study has found that a smartphone attached to a person ca…

Even mild COVID-19 may produce long lasting immunity
 

Even mild COVID-19 may produce long lasting immunity

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A new study suggests that T cells might provide individuals who had a mild or asymptomatic case of COVID-19 with lasting immunity against future infection, even if their blood contains no neutralizin…

Is COVID-19 more dangerous because SARS-CoV-2 reduces specific microRNAs?
 

Is COVID-19 more dangerous because SARS-CoV-2 reduces specific microRNAs?

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A team of researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and various institutions in Poland proposes that the SARS-CoV-2 virus acts as a microRNA sponge to reduce microRNA levels in ways th…

Treating COVID-19: Bipolar drug shows promise and other hopeful findings
 

Treating COVID-19: Bipolar drug shows promise and other hopeful findings

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We continue our Hope Behind the Headlines series by exploring the most recent and most hopeful findings in the field of COVID-19 research. Hopefully, the COVID-19 pandemic will not last forever. Eve…

The Recovery Room: News beyond the pandemic
 

The Recovery Room: News beyond the pandemic

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August 21 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 late…

Tool to help manage COVID-19 patients with diabetes
 

Tool to help manage COVID-19 patients with diabetes

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A team from the University of Michigan have developed an algorithm to help treat COVID-19 patients with diabetes. The tool could reduce the risk of complications, such as kidney failure and respirato…

Dry heat can effectively sanitize N95 masks
 

Dry heat can effectively sanitize N95 masks

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A key part of the world’s effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 is the use of PPE. COVID-19 typically spreads when a person expels droplets carrying the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, from their m…

Confiding in others may protect against depression
 

Confiding in others may protect against depression

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A study suggests confiding in others is one of the best ways to stave off depression, while daytime napping and spending lots of time watching television appear to increase the risk of developing the…

Physician survey reveals widespread burnout
 

Physician survey reveals widespread burnout

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A recent survey of physicians in the United States finds high levels of occupational burnout with white physicians more likely to report burnout than those from marginalized ethnic or racial groups. …

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