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Florida town hit by ‘triple threat’ of respiratory illnesses

Fox News Flash top headlines for July 21 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. Tampa Bay, Florida, is battling a unique combination of three separate respiratory illnesses, causing mass hospitalizations. Area doctors are calling it a “triple threat”.  5-YEAR-OLD GEORGIA BOY DIES OF COVID-19 DESPITE HAVING NO UNDERLYING […]

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Healthy fat impacted by change in diet and circadian clock

Changing your eating habits or altering your circadian clock can impact healthy fat tissue throughout your lifespan, according to a preclinical study published today in Nature by researchers with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Healthy fat tissue helps provide energy, supports cell growth, protects organs, and keeps the body warm. […]

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Speeding up clinical trials by making drug production local

The Boston area has long been home to innovation that leads to impactful new drugs. But manufacturing those drugs for clinical trials often involves international partners and supply chains. The vulnerabilities of that system have become all too apparent during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now Snapdragon Chemistry, co-founded by MIT Professor and Associate Provost Tim Jamison, […]

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Mechanism of abnormal movements induced by drug treatment of Parkinson’s disease

Many people with Parkinson’s disease develop abnormal movements called L-DOPA induced dyskinesia, a major side effect of long-term medication. The mechanism underlying this side effect has been unknown. In this study, researchers have revealed relation between changes of neuronal activities and dyskinesia. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the common age-related neurological disorder affecting 7-10 million people […]

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Saved… the jaws that are wrecked by radiotherapy

Saved… the jaws that are wrecked by radiotherapy: Patients could be spared risky surgery on fractures by breakthrough drug combo Cancer treatment can lead to issues with blood vessels connected to lower jaw This can trigger infections in the bone and, in extreme cases, jaw fractures But study finds giving patients two common drugs halts […]

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Children’s prenatal growth mostly unaffected by mother’s stress levels

There are many factors influencing fetal growth—genetic, nutritional, environmental, uteroplacental, and fetal factors. In a new doctoral thesis from Karolinska Institutet, the aim was to further the understanding of the consequences of stress and smoking during pregnancy, the causes of intrauterine growth and asthma as well as the consequences of asthma on school performance and […]

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Reading ability severely impaired by schizophrenia

People with schizophrenia are likely to have severely impaired reading ability, a new study has shown. A systematic review by researchers at Brunel University London’s Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience (CCN) found that those who have been diagnosed as having schizophrenia are likely to have difficulty recognizing, manipulating and pronouncing individual sounds, and understanding written text. […]