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UK trial reinfects volunteers who have had coronavirus

The University of Oxford said Monday it has launched a trial in which people who have already had COVID-19 are deliberately reinfected. The carefully controlled study will look at the kind of immune response mounted by the volunteers. The scientists will know “exactly when the second infection occurs, and exactly how much virus they got,” […]

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Are Succulents Safe to Have Around Pets?

With many people spending more time at home, interest in adding some greenery to indoor spaces has only skyrocketed. And why not? Plants provide numerous benefits, from adding some visual interest, to helping with mental health and some even clean the air. For those with pets at home, having plants may be a little more […]

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HEALTH NOTES: Britons have an average of seven fillings

HEALTH NOTES: Britons have an average of seven fillings and DIY eye checks… on a phone app The average UK adult has had no fewer than seven fillings, according to new research.  It’s more than twice the number than the average American, who has just three. According to figures collated by international dental website dentaly.org, one […]

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Low-income preschoolers exposed to nurturing care have with higher IQ scores later on

Preschoolers living in impoverished communities who have access to a nurturing home environment have significantly higher intelligence quotient (IQ) scores in adolescence compared to those raised without nurturing care. That is the finding of a new international study conducted by University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) researchers, which examined data from more than 1600 […]

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Study finds over 80% of COVID-19 patients have vitamin D deficiency

Over 80 percent of 200 COVID-19 patients in a hospital in Spain have vitamin D deficiency, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Vitamin D is a hormone the kidneys produce that controls blood calcium concentration and impacts the immune system. Vitamin D deficiency has been […]