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Breakthrough deaths included increasing proportion of those who died from COVID-19

Breakthrough deaths included increasing proportion of those who died from COVID-19

“These data should not be interpreted as vaccines not working,” one expert said. May 10, 2022, 10:03 PM • 6 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article A growing proportion of COVID-19 deaths are occurring among the vaccinated, a new ABC News analysis of federal data shows. In August of 2021, about 18.9% …

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2 mass.  pediatric hepatitis cases under investigation, DPH says

2 mass. pediatric hepatitis cases under investigation, DPH says

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is investigating two cases of pediatric hepatitis in the state, but both cases have tested negative for adenovirus infection.The DPH said no additional details are being released to respect the privacy of the pediatric patients. Last week, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that it investigating …

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Coffee affects cholesterol levels differently in men, women, study finds

Coffee affects cholesterol levels differently in men, women, study finds

Different coffee types may affect cholesterol levels differently, a new study finds. Photo by StockSnap/Pixabay May 10 (UPI) — The gender of the drinker, as well as the brewing method used, may be key to coffee’s link with higher cholesterol, a risk factor for heart disease, a study published Tuesday found. Drinking espresso was associated …

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2 mass.  pediatric hepatitis cases under investigation, DPH says

2 mass. pediatric hepatitis cases under investigation, DPH says

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is investigating two cases of pediatric hepatitis in the state, but both cases have tested negative for adenovirus infection.The DPH said no additional details are being released to respect the privacy of the pediatric patients. Last week, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that it investigating …

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The seasonal human flu virus may have descended from the 1918 Spanish flu strain, new research suggests

Seasonal flu may be a direct descendant of the 1918 ‘Spanish flu’

Seasonal flu virus may be a direct descendant of the 1918 ‘Spanish flu’ that caused a global pandemic and killed up to 100m people, study finds The seasonal human flu virus ‘may have descended from 1918 Spanish flu strain’ Based on the analysis of samples collected in Europe during the 1918 pandemic Researchers in Berlin …

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Cancer diagnosis a year before infection not linked to worse outcomes;  air travel carries COVID risks

Cancer diagnosis a year before infection not linked to worse outcomes; air travel carries COVID risks

By Nancy Lapid (Reuters) – The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings and that has yet to be certified by peer review. Old cancer diagnosis not linked with worse COVID-19 outcomes Patients diagnosed with cancer more than a year before …

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Multi-Tasking Microneedle Wearable Device

Compact Wearable “Lab on the Skin” Continuously Monitors Glucose, Alcohol, and Lactate

The device can be worn on the upper arm while the wearer goes about their day. Credit: Laboratory for Nanobioelectronics/UC San Diego Imagine being able to measure your blood sugar levels, know if you’ve had too much alcohol to drink, and track your muscle fatigue during a workout, all in one small device worn on …

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COVID seems to be getting less deadly (and more contagious) – HotAir

COVID seems to be getting less deadly (and more contagious) – HotAir

It’s pretty clear why it’s getting more contagious. It’s less clear why it’s getting less deadly. Yesterday the White House’s new COVID coordinator, Ashish Jha, shared some rare good news about the virus. Cases have been rising in the northeast for almost two months. But deaths haven’t. If you look at the case-fatality rate now …

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