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Anticipated increase in acute flaccid myelitis not seen in 2020

(HealthDay)—In 2020, the anticipated increase in acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) was not observed, and the etiologies of AFM in 2019 and 2020 differed from 2018, according to research published in the Nov. 5 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Noting that peaks in AFM cases were […]

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Study compares decline in effectiveness for Moderna, Pfizer, Janssen vaccines; and mortality consequences

As COVID-19 breakthrough infections continue to emerge in some vaccine recipients and health authorities are developing policies around booster vaccinations, national data on COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough infections is inadequate but urgently needed. Now a study from the Public Health Institute, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the University of Texas Health Science Center, published today […]

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Common infections in pregnant mums linked to leukemia risk in children

Common maternal infections during pregnancy, such as urinary and respiratory tract infections were linked to a child developing leukemia, a new study has found. But the increase in overall risk was small given the rarity of childhood leukemia. Researchers looked at whether childhood leukaemias including acute lymphoblastic leukemia and acute myeloid leukemia or any other […]

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Infant mortality in Nigeria increased during COVID-19

Some attention has been focused on secondary health effects from COVID-19, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. The challenges of giving birth during this pandemic, especially in these countries, has little empirical evidence. A new study, released ahead of print by Health Affairs, presents new evidence from Nigeria, which, notably, has been found to annually […]

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‘Not out of the woods’ in battle against Covid: WHO

The World Health Organization’s COVID-19 chief warned Tuesday “We’re not out of the woods” in the fight against the pandemic, even if many people thought it was nearly over. Maria Van Kerkhove, the technical lead for WHO’s COVID-19, said last week 3.1 million known new cases were reported to the UN health agency, and 54,000 […]

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10 Ways to Help Dogs in Need This Month

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, otherwise known as Dogtober, and we want to give you the tools and information you need to get involved this month and help animals in need! But there isn’t just one way to help give back to shelter dogs. Here are our top 10 ways you can help […]

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Does the brain learn in the same way that machines learn?

Pinpointing how neural activity changes with learning is anything but black and white. Recently, some have posited that learning in the brain, or biological learning, can be thought of in terms of optimization, which is how learning occurs in artificial networks like computers or robots. A new perspectives piece co-authored by Carnegie Mellon University and […]