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Flu activity low in Southern Hemisphere in June to August 2020

(HealthDay)—There was very low influenza activity during June to August 2020 in the Southern Hemisphere, according to research published in the Sept. 18 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Sonja J. Olsen, Ph.D., from the CDC in Atlanta, and colleagues note that by mid to late […]

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WHO warns of ‘alarming’ virus spread in Europe

The World Health Organization on Thursday warned of “alarming rates of transmission” of Covid-19 across Europe and cautioned against shortening quarantine periods as countries in the region scrambled to find ways to reduce infections without resorting to new lockdowns. The WHO’s regional director for Europe Hans Kluge said a September surge—Europe set a new record […]

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Report raises concerns about climate change and health in Connecticut

The Yale School of Public Health’s Center on Climate Change and Health released a new report today on changing conditions in Connecticut that, left untreated, could have serious long-term health consequences for the state’s nearly 3.5 millions residents. The 100-page report tracks 19 indicators grouped into four categories—temperature, extreme events, infectious diseases and air quality—that […]

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Targeted drug for lung cancer approved for NHS use in England

In two decisions published today, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has approved the drug osimertinib (Tagrisso) to treat some adults in England with advanced lung cancer whose cancer tests positive for a faulty version of a molecule called EGFR. Around 1,800 people in England have advanced EGFR-positive lung cancer, and the […]

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Immune cell responses in COVID-19 patients far from optimal

Melbourne researchers have discovered that killer T cells, key immune cells in fighting viral infections, are present at much lower levels in people with COVID-19, compared to influenza or glandular fever. Publishing their findings today in PNAS, the team from the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute) looked at 22 COVID-19 samples […]

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Why you need eucalyptus in your shower

If you’re an aromatherapy junkie, you probably know all about the incredible benefits of eucalyptus. Revitalizing and refreshing, eucalyptus is a plant that emits an amazing scent and is frequently used at spas to enhance relaxation. Since you’re likely spending more time in your home right now, why not add some gorgeous greenery to your […]

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The worst thing you can buy in bulk at Sam’s Club

While buying in bulk can save you some cash up front, it may not be wise to buy everything from warehouse stores like Sam’s Club. Between spices, skincare products, and more, it’s wise to take a step back before you purchase all of your products in bulk.  Possibly one of the worst things you can […]

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Host tissue T cells may have an unexpected role in graft-versus-host disease

Allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is a procedure that infuses a donor’s healthy blood-forming stem cells into a recipient as part of a potentially curative therapy for cancer. While this therapy can be life-saving, a major complication is the development of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), which causes significant morbidity and can be fatal. Before allogenic […]