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Turn back time? Study hints at way to halt decline as we age

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The march of time can be unkind to the human body, but new research hints at a cause -- and possible solution -- for some of the ailments and decline that often come with age. Scientists have long known that cognitive decline as we get older and specific age-related diseases… Read

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A new COVID-19 challenge: Mutations rise along with cases

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The race against the virus that causes COVID-19 has taken a new turn: Mutations are rapidly popping up, and the longer it takes to vaccinate people, the more likely it is that a variant that can elude current tests, treatments and vaccines could emerge. The coronavirus is becoming more genetically… Read

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Previous coronavirus infection may offer less protection from new variant

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Previous infection with the coronavirus may offer less protection against the new variant first identified in South Africa, scientists say, although they hope that vaccines will still work. Studies also found that the new variant binds more strongly and readily to human cells. That helps explain why it seems to… Read

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Scientists warn climate change is harming children's diets

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Climate change could undo decades of work reducing malnutrition, scientists said on Thursday in a study finding that children in developing countries with rising temperatures are eating poorer diets. Higher temperatures often had a bigger impact on children's diet diversity than the gains seen from access to education, clean water… Read

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NEC releases AI diagnosis-support medical device software for colonoscopies

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NEC Corp has announced the release of “WISE VISION Endoscopy,” an AI diagnosis-support medical device software for colonoscopies, which is being released in Japan this week and is expected to soon be available in Europe. This software connects with existing endoscopy equipment as part of using AI to automatically mark… Read

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COVID-19 infection gives some immunity for at least 5 months, UK study finds

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People who have had COVID-19 are highly likely to have immunity to it for at least five months but there is evidence that those with antibodies may still be able to carry and spread the virus, a UK study of healthcare workers has found. Preliminary findings by scientists at Public… Read

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The more exercise the better, heart health study finds

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When it comes to matters of heart health, no amount of exercise is too much, scientists said this week in research that debunks the myth that high levels of vigorous physical activity might not always be beneficial. The research found "every move counts" toward improving cardiovascular health, the scientists said,… Read

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Bumpy road ahead for global COVID-19 vaccine rollout, experts say

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Governments worldwide face a tremendous challenge in building up the logistics needed for mass vaccination against COVID-19 and providing clear messaging to their citizens to boost confidence in the shots, public health experts say. Experts speaking to Reuters from the United States, India and Britain said they were hopeful the… Read

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New virus mutation raises vaccine questions

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As the British coronavirus variant occupies countries' pandemic plans due to its increased transmissibility, other mutations to the Sars-CoV-2 are provoking concern among scientists who are scrambling to work out if they will still respond to vaccines. In particular, one mutation, known as E484K, detected initially in South Africa and… Read

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Alzheimer's drug slows mental, functional decline in mid-stage trial

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Eli Lilly and Co says a small trial of its experimental Alzheimer's drug found that it slowed by about a third the rate of decline in a combined measure of cognition and function in patients at an early stage of the mind-wasting disease. The drug, donanemab, is an antibody designed… Read

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