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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 […]

Pet Care

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 […]

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Ride in Style: Decoding Horseback Riding

If you’ve been thinking about trying your hoof at horseback riding and have dreamed of getting more involved with horses, know that there are many exciting riding styles and equine sports to discover. And, there are horses looking for homes right now who already have various levels of training.   Learn about the two major […]

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Climate change spurs typhus incidence in Laos

Changing weather patterns in Laos may be responsible for an increase in bugs responsible for the neglected tropical diseases scrub typhus and murine typhus, a new study finds. Scrub typhus, also known as bush typhus, is caused by the Orientia tsutsugamushi bacterium and spread by the bites of infected chiggers (larval mites). Flea-borne (murine) typhus […]

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Are stillbirths more common in women infected with COVID?

COVID-19 is surging in U.S. states with low vaccination rates, and these places may also be seeing a higher-than-usual number of stillbirths linked to the virus. While the number of stillbirths is still very low nationally, doctors in the deep South have noticed increases in stillbirths, NBC News reported. One of those states is Alabama. […]

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Training enormous AI models in health care while protecting data privacy

Researchers at Duke University and the University of Pittsburgh have developed a platform that allows multiple hospitals and research centers to share private patient data securely to better train machine learning models. The technology could provide single institutions access to advanced predictive tools they could never develop on their own to both advance research and […]

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Hospitals in crisis in least vaccinated state: Mississippi

As patients stream into Mississippi hospitals one after another, doctors and nurses have become all too accustomed to the rampant denial and misinformation about COVID-19 in the nation’s least vaccinated state. People in denial about the severity of their own illness or the virus itself, with visitors frequently trying to enter hospitals without masks. The […]