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EU calls for regular virus tests on mink farms

Europe’s mink farms should regularly test their animals for Covid-19 and carry out sequencing until the risk of the virus spreading to humans is eliminated, two EU agencies said Thursday. The European Commission ordered the report following coronavirus outbreaks on mink farms in several European countries in 2020, with confirmed cases of the virus being […]

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Prominent Scientists Call on CDC to Better Protect Workers From Covid

A prominent group of academics is pressing the Biden administration to move faster and take stronger action to protect high-risk workers from airborne exposure to the coronavirus, urging enforceable standards to help safeguard risky workplaces including health care, food processing and prisons. The researchers say that even though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

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Dietitian gives the lowdown on the healthiest tinned beans

Five of the best baked beans: Dietitian gives the lowdown on the healthiest tinned beans in the supermarket Last week, it was suggested that we eat a certain cereal brand topped with baked beans.  It’s difficult to see the idea taking off but there’s no doubt that baked beans themselves have much to offer — […]

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How research on chronic illnesses will improve COVID-19 treatment

A new paper in Oxford Open Immunology, published by Oxford University Press, examines prior findings in the field of neuroimmunology that suggest potential treatment strategies for patients suffering long-term symptoms from COVID-19. Though COVID-19 was initially believed to be a short-term illness, lasting between one and three weeks, it’s clear that a substantial number of […]

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HEALTH NOTES: Going grey? Blame it on your ethnicity

HEALTH NOTES: Going grey? Blame it on your ethnicity The age we go grey depends on our ethnicity, according to researchers from Boston University in the US. By reviewing data from 69 publications on hair ageing, they found that the average age Caucasians begin greying is mid-30s, while for Asians it’s late 30s and for […]

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NSAIDs might exacerbate or suppress COVID-19 depending on timing, mouse study suggests

New research shows that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) reduced both antibody and inflammatory responses to SARS-CoV-2 infection in mice. The study appears this week in the Journal of Virology, a publication of the American Society for Microbiology. The research is important because “NSAIDs are arguably the most commonly used anti-inflammatory medications,” said principal investigator Craig […]

Pet Care

From Hiding to Hiking: Binney’s New Lease on Life

As a Registered Veterinary Technician and aspiring dog behaviorist, April K. is passionate about the work of the ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center (BRC), where she serves as a foster parent and volunteer. In December 2019, April offered to foster a recent graduate—rescued dog Binney—from the program. After treatment at the BRC, undersocialized dogs often benefit […]