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Vitamin D deficiency may boost risk of coronavirus infection

Vitamin D deficiency may boost risk of coronavirus infection

The link makes sense because vitamin D is known to strengthen the body's ability to fight off viruses, and can help quell cytokine storms, or when the immune system overreacts to a viral invasion - ...

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Trial for COVID-19 protein based vaccine launched by Sanofi, GSK

Trial for COVID-19 protein based vaccine launched by Sanofi, GSK

The two firms said 440 adults would be given the vaccine at 11 sites in the US. With sufficient data, the company hopes to secure regulatory approval sometime in the first half of 2021. They're in tal...

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Ontario reports 132 new COVID-19 cases, bulk in Peel and Toronto

Ontario reports 132 new COVID-19 cases, bulk in Peel and Toronto

Most of the cases reported today (74 per cent) are from just three health units. Seven people remain in hospital, one in intensive care. The cases are an increase compared to Wednesday's 133 , Tue...

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B.C. announces 121 new COVID-19 cases, 1 more death

B.C. announces 121 new COVID-19 cases, 1 more death

We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic. "Let's make it a safe, small-group long weekend", Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health of...

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Heart Condition Found In One-Third Of COVID-Positive Big Ten Athletes

Heart Condition Found In One-Third Of COVID-Positive Big Ten Athletes

At this time, there have been no cases of myocarditis in COVID-19 positive student-athletes at Penn State. Meanwhile: Besides the Big Ten and Pac-12, all the other Power Five conferences and vario...

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World Health Organization recommends steroids for critically ill Covid-19 patients in updated guideline

World Health Organization recommends steroids for critically ill Covid-19 patients in updated guideline

Now, a prospective meta-analysis of 7 randomized trials published in the journal JAMA showed that the widely available steroid drugs could help seriously ill patients survive COVID-19. "In contr...

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Iran still expanding enriched uranium stockpile, says United Nations watchdog

Iran still expanding enriched uranium stockpile, says United Nations watchdog

Measured against the latter figure, Iran's stockpile now stands at over 2,105 kg (2.32 tons, ) up from 1,571.6 kilograms (1.73 tons) last reported on May 20, the International Atomic Energy Agency (...

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No COVID-19 vaccine to be endorsed before it's safe and effective

No COVID-19 vaccine to be endorsed before it's safe and effective

Around half of these cases are attributed to South Africa, the hardest-hit country on the continent with the seventh-highest number of cases globally - whose population started coronavirus vaccine t...

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‘Benadryl’ TikTok challenge may have caused the death of an Oklahoma teen

‘Benadryl’ TikTok challenge may have caused the death of an Oklahoma teen

Leasure said the teen was "a happy and smart young lady" who had "all kinds of plans for her future". The challenge was blamed for the hospitalization of at least three teens in Fort Worth, Texa...

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Drugmakers can produce unprecedented vaccine quantities for Covid-19

Drugmakers can produce unprecedented vaccine quantities for Covid-19

The CEO added that COVAX's overall objective is to secure in the region of two billion doses of the vaccine by 2021, and to ensure countries can meet the needs of at least 20% of their populations. In...

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World Health Organization roots for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccine in Africa

World Health Organization roots for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccine in Africa

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is telling Oklahoma public health officials to prepare for a mass distribution of a possible COVID-19 vaccine. "This vaccine distribution is expected to ...

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New COVID Cases Confirmed Nationally; Including In Clare

New COVID Cases Confirmed Nationally; Including In Clare

There have been no new community outbreaks. There are now 1,249 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. Transmission also continues in long-term care homes, where there are now eight active outb...

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Coronavirus: UK announces £500 million funding for COVID-19 population testing trials

Coronavirus: UK announces £500 million funding for COVID-19 population testing trials

Some health experts say this isn't good enough as it could mean new spikes are missed in places. A new, community trial in Salford , northwest England, will assess also the benefit of population-te...

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UK: Steroid to reduce deaths in critical virus patients

UK: Steroid to reduce deaths in critical virus patients

He said dexamethasone and hydrocortisone, which can be taken orally or intravenously, were "widely available, cheap, well understood drugs". Remind me again, what are corticosteroids? Statistica...

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COVID-19 antibodies present in patients four months after recovery

COVID-19 antibodies present in patients four months after recovery

This conclusion was reached by a study conducted by Icelandic biopharma company deCODE Genetics based in Reykjavik. Tuesday's report, from tests on more than 30,000 people in Iceland, is the most ...

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Pfizer targets end of next month for COVID-19 vaccine update

Pfizer targets end of next month for COVID-19 vaccine update

The date suggests the federal government is preparing for a vaccine to become available just days before President Donald Trump stands for reelection November 3, an aggressive goal that would depend o...

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Victoria records 81 coronavirus cases and 59 deaths

He said the government will unveil its road map out of lockdown on Sunday, with two separate settings expected for metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. That document is really a working draft...

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CDC tells states to get ready for November 1 vaccine distribution

CDC tells states to get ready for November 1 vaccine distribution

They're to be given first to health care professionals, residents and staff of long-term care facilities, essential workers, and national security employees, in two doses a few weeks apart, per CNN ...

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Manitoba warns of possible COVID-19 exposure at Brandon businesses

Manitoba warns of possible COVID-19 exposure at Brandon businesses

A total of three patients and two health care workers have been infected with the virus at the centre. The province also announced everyone on school buses will have to wear a non-medical mask becau...

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Arnold Schwarzenegger to star in spy TV series

Arnold Schwarzenegger to star in spy TV series

He previously served as host of NBC's Celebrity Apprentice for one season, but left the job in 2017, blaming the show's former host for a ratings hit. Whereas that sounds a bit just like the climact...

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Coronavirus vaccine: Canada signs deals with Novavax and Johnson & Johnson

Coronavirus vaccine: Canada signs deals with Novavax and Johnson & Johnson

Those agreements would involve Canada receiving a minimum of 20 million doses of Pfizer's BNT162 vaccine, which has launched a Phase 2/3 study that includes up to 30,000 recipients in the US, and up...

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Were 94 Percent of COVID-19 Deaths Caused by 'Underlying Conditions'?

Were 94 Percent of COVID-19 Deaths Caused by 'Underlying Conditions'?

The fundamental flaw of this new conspiracy theory is the assumption that the only "true" coronavirus deaths are ones that list only COVID-19 as the cause of death. COVID deaths from 153,504 to 9,210"...

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Coronavirus vaccine could arrive in October, November; asks states to prepare — CDC

Coronavirus vaccine could arrive in October, November; asks states to prepare — CDC

The United States has pre-ordered millions of doses from these two companies, but also from AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Novavax and Sanofi, in order to ensure rapid deliveries from the candidate w...

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U.S. media: CDC urging states to prepare for vaccine

U.S. media: CDC urging states to prepare for vaccine

A CDC spokesperson confirmed the authenticity of the documents in an email to NPR on Wednesday. The New York Times had earlier reported that the CDC had contacted officials in all 50 states an...

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We can't 'just pretend the pandemic is over'

We can't 'just pretend the pandemic is over'

Earlier, the head of World Health Organization said that it is possible to reduce the number of deaths from coronavirus by introducing measures to protect the elderly and other citizens at risk. E...

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Trudeau announces COVID-19 vaccine deals with two more USA producers

Trudeau announces COVID-19 vaccine deals with two more USA producers

In their study , Stefansson and colleagues measured antibodies in serum samples from 30,576 people "using six assays (including two pan-immunoglobulin [pan-Ig] assays), and we determined that the...

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NC Gov. Roy Cooper relaxes some restrictions as part of reopen order

NC Gov. Roy Cooper relaxes some restrictions as part of reopen order

In addition to gym openings, the number of people allowed inside and outside in a gathering is changing; now, you can hang with up to 25 people inside, and 50 outside. Scott has offered outdoor and vi...

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Feds Sign Two More COVID-19 Vaccine Agreements

Feds Sign Two More COVID-19 Vaccine Agreements

While some countries are striking bilateral deals to secure supplies of potential COVID-19 vaccines, a major cooperative effort has been set in motion by over 150 countries under the leadership of the...

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Fauci Squashes Trump's Distortion Of CDC's COVID-19 Death Toll Data

Fauci Squashes Trump's Distortion Of CDC's COVID-19 Death Toll Data

The tweet said the remaining 94% had "other serious illnesses". Fauci told the ABC program " Good Morning America " on Tuesday that the CDC guidance, last updated on August 26, indicates that of...

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CDC: 94% of US COVID-19 Deaths Involved Underlying Medical Conditions

CDC: 94% of US COVID-19 Deaths Involved Underlying Medical Conditions

Washington, Sep 1 (IANS): Ninety-four per cent of patients who died of the novel coronavirus in the United States had underlying conditions, while only 6 per cent succumbed to the disease directl...

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Nevada lab confirms 1st coronavirus reinfection in the US

Nevada lab confirms 1st coronavirus reinfection in the US

His case was published as a preprint on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) and hasn't yet been peer-reviewed. But only a few weeks later, he started to feel ill again, testing positive for...

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Dublin School Sends Class Home After Child Tests Positive

Dublin School Sends Class Home After Child Tests Positive

If a pupil is displaying any symptoms of Covid-19, they should be sent to the designated isolation area and kept away from other students. "As we know, while children are not immune from catching Co...

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Justin Trudeau Just Reserved Millions Of Possible COVID-19 Vaccines For Canadians

Justin Trudeau Just Reserved Millions Of Possible COVID-19 Vaccines For Canadians

In early August, the federal government signed deals with pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and USA -based biotech firm Moderna to secure millions of doses of their experimental COVID-19 vaccines. Those...

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NYC delays start of school year to do more virus safety prep

NYC delays start of school year to do more virus safety prep

All three also said that New York City's schools, staff, students and families will face a school year unlike any other. "Teachers who usually get two days of professional development at the begin...

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Nestlé's $2.6 bln peanut hedge boosts health creds

Nestlé's $2.6 bln peanut hedge boosts health creds

Nestle's ( OTCPK:NSRGY ) Health Science division (NHSc) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire peanut allergy treatment maker Aimmune Therapeutics (NASDAQ: AIMT ). Aimmune's shares mor...

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