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Warning of serious brain disorders in people with mild coronavirus symptoms. Doctors may be missing signs of serious and potentially fatal brain disorders triggered by coronavirus, as they emerge in mildly affected or recovering patients, scientists have warned.

Warning of serious brain disorders in people with mild coronavirus symptoms

Neurologists are on Wednesday publishing details of more than 40 UK Covid-19 patients whose complications ranged from brain inflammation and delirium to nerve damage and stroke. In some cases, the neurological problem was the patient’s first and main symptom. Official U.S. coronavirus death toll is 'substantial undercount': Yale study. A man who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is wrapped in a body bag at the United Memorial Medical Center’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) intensive care unit in Houston, Texas, U.S., June 29, 2020. Callaghan O’Hare | Reuters The number of confirmed U.S. deaths due to the coronavirus is substantially lower than the true tally, according to a study published Wednesday in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Using National Center for Health Statistics data, researchers at Yale University compared the number of excess U.S. deaths from any causes with the reported number of weekly U.S. Covid-19 deaths from March 1 through May 30. The numbers were then compared with deaths from the same period in previous years. Researchers found that the excess number of deaths over normal levels also exceeded those attributed to Covid-19, leading them to conclude that many of those fatalities were likely caused by the coronavirus but not confirmed.

The study was supported by the National Institute of Health. Untitled. Image copyright SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY People testing negative for coronavirus antibodies may still have some immunity, a study has suggested.


For every person testing positive for antibodies, two were found to have specific T-cells which identify and destroy infected cells. : Alpaca ‘nanobodies’ may hold key to immunity against Covid-19, researchers say. The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism.

: Alpaca ‘nanobodies’ may hold key to immunity against Covid-19, researchers say

To support us, please consider a contribution. Tiny antibodies found in alpacas could hold the key to neutralising the virus that causes Covid-19 and aid in suppressing a second wave of infections, scientists have said. Good News and Bad News about COVID-19 Misinformation. Recently, a video called “Plandemic” went viral on social media.

Good News and Bad News about COVID-19 Misinformation

PolitiFact flagged eight fake or misleading claims it made about COVID-19. YouTube and Facebook removed the video; Twitter issued “unsafe” warnings and blocked relevant hashtags. All of the platforms couched their content moderation decisions in terms of the generic “violations of community standards” language, and expressed concerns that the video could cause “imminent harm” as Facebook put it. Hospice Nurse Shares A Story Of How A Dying Man Saw His Dogs And People Appear In The Room. This Ad Was Rejected By The Oscars For Being “Too Graphic”, But It Shows The Reality Of A New Mom. As Hollywood’s A-list celebrities were walking down the red carpet at this year’s Academy Awards, a new Frida Mom postpartum ad was causing controversy for not being accepted to the party.

This Ad Was Rejected By The Oscars For Being “Too Graphic”, But It Shows The Reality Of A New Mom

ABC refused to show the commercial during their three-hour broadcast of the Oscars, saying it was “too graphic”. The clip shows a new mom during the first days after giving birth, facing the effects it has had on her body.

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Microchimerism: how pregnancy changes the mother’s very DNA. When Lee Nelson first began researching autoimmune disorders in the 1980s, the prevailing assumption was that conditions such as arthritis and lupus tend to show up more commonly in women because they are linked to female sex hormones.

Microchimerism: how pregnancy changes the mother’s very DNA

But to Nelson, a rheumatologist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, this explanation did not make sense. If hormones were the culprit, one would expect these afflictions to peak during a woman’s prime reproductive years, when instead they typically appear later in life. One day in 1994, a colleague specialising in prenatal diagnosis called her up to say that a blood sample from a female technician in his lab was found to contain male DNA a full year after the birth of her son. ‘It set off a light bulb,’ Nelson told me. Botanical. Broccoli Is Dying. Corn Is Toxic. Long Live Microbiomes! Editor’s Note (9/3/2019): This post has been substantially rewritten to change or eliminate claims and sourcing that did not meet Scientific American’s editorial standards.

Broccoli Is Dying. Corn Is Toxic. Long Live Microbiomes!

The revised post can be found here. As food writer Mark Bittman recently remarked, since food is defined as “a substance that provides nutrition and promotes growth” and poison is “a substance that promotes illness,” then “much of what is produced by industrial agriculture is, quite literally, not food but poison.” Of course, it doesn’t have to be this way. Eliminating pesticides and transitioning to organic regenerative farming can get us back on track to nutritious food, restore microbiomes and protect our health.

An ‘EpiPen’ for spinal cord injuries. Illustration of the human body showing the skeletal system, with the lower spine highlighted in red to indicate pain spots.

An ‘EpiPen’ for spinal cord injuries

Image courtesy: Michigan Engineering ANN ARBOR—An injection of nanoparticles can prevent the body’s immune system from overreacting to trauma, potentially preventing some spinal cord injuries from resulting in paralysis. The approach was demonstrated in mice at the University of Michigan, with the nanoparticles enhancing healing by reprogramming the aggressive immune cells—call it an “EpiPen” for trauma to the central nervous system, which includes the brain and spinal cord. How to talk to kids about sex. Rose Wong Today, it’s not enough to have one birds-and-the-bees talk; it needs to be an open, ongoing conversation.

How to talk to kids about sex

Author and activist Christa Desir explains why and how. The first few times I talked to high school students about sexual assault, when we got to the Q & A section, I was inundated with what I call the “Does that count?” Question. Study links irregular sleep patterns to metabolic disorders. People eat at least 50,000 plastic particles a year, study finds. The average person eats at least 50,000 particles of microplastic a year and breathes in a similar quantity, according to the first study to estimate human ingestion of plastic pollution.

People eat at least 50,000 plastic particles a year, study finds

The true number is likely to be many times higher, as only a small number of foods and drinks have been analysed for plastic contamination. The scientists reported that drinking a lot of bottled water drastically increased the particles consumed. The health impacts of ingesting microplastic are unknown, but they could release toxic substances. Is modern life poisoning me? I took the tests to find out. Sitting on a plastic chair in a small office, I’m wearing medical scrubs rolled up to my knees and I have an X-ray machine strapped to my shin.

The machine is scanning my bones for lead as an expert monitors readings streaming on to a screen. Earlier that day, after arriving at a Mount Sinai facility in New York City, I dropped off a urine sample that will be studied for 81 chemicals in lab tests far more advanced than at a regular doctor visit. A couple of weeks earlier, I spent five days wearing a silicone wristband designed to measure dangerous chemicals in my environment. Circumcision: Social, Sexual, Psychological Realities. We continue examining myths about circumcision, including traditions, social and sexual relations. NOTE: Primary author is Lillian Dell'Aquila Cannon (see her blog), with assistance from Dan Bollinger Part 3 article continues after advertisement Myth: You have to circumcise the baby so that he will match his dad. Reality check: The major difference that boys notice is that dad's penis has hair, and is larger.

Mom Slams Anti-Vaxxers After Her 5-Month-Old Baby Gets Measles During Outbreak. The first time you can get the MMR vaccine is at 12-15 months old. Children under that age and people who are unable to get vaccines for medical reasons (eg they are allergic to the vaccine or have a weakened immune system) rely on herd immunity to not get sick. If enough people are vaccinated against a contagious disease (in the case of measles, 95 percent of the population) they create protection for the unvaccinated. This 6-second gif gives a pretty good explanation of how herd immunity works. Protection of the young and the vulnerable relies on others who can get vaccinated doing so. 7 Great Low-Impact Exercises for Diabetics. Terminally ill boy exposed to measles by unvaccinated child at CA hospital, mother says.

Anti-vaxers and Facebook: The four subgroups that fuel online attacks. Dr. Her son died. And then anti-vaxers attacked her. Grieving and frightened, just days after her son's death she checked her Facebook page hoping to read messages of comfort from family and friends. The Prescription Drug Landscape, Explored. Child's elevated mental ill-health risk if mother treated for infection during pregnancy - University of Gothenburg, Sweden. News: Mar 07, 2019. Medical Device Makers Report Malfunctions And Patient Injuries In FDA Database Hidden From Public ViewKaiser Health News. Medical Device Makers Report Malfunctions And Patient Injuries In FDA Database Hidden From Public ViewKaiser Health News. Anti-vaxers’ adult son gets measles; now, he has this message for the world. "Know Your Lemons" Graphic Uses Fruit to Show Breast Cancer Symptoms.

How Bill Gates-backed vegan Beyond Meat is winning over meat-eaters. Whatever your burger pleasure, targeting meat-eaters is a smart move — there are way more of them than there are vegans and vegetarians. Only 5 percent of Americans identify as vegetarian and 3 percent vegan, according to a 2017 Gallup poll. The treasure trove of unique genomes hiding in plain sight. Big Pharma Family That Created Opioid Crisis Led Effort to Mislead Public. Eerie Photos of History's Deadliest Pandemic. Medicaid work requirements: Where do they stand after the blue wave?

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Measles exposure warning issued for four New York counties. Microplastics found in most bottled water tested in global study. Here's what's in your bottled water (Marketplace) Tap water might be better than bottled water. Tick and Mosquito Infections Spreading Rapidly, C.D.C. Finds.

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Two-thirds of those on Medicaid are children, seniors or disabled.