People with developmental disabilities should be prioritized for COVID-19 vaccine, say advocates

Kelton Broome sweats during interval training with Special Olympics NWT in a large Yellowknife gym. For most of the pandemic, group activities like this were stressful for him, but since getting a COVID-19 vaccine, he feels safer."I feel really safe, even...

Six previously FDA-approved drugs appear promising against SARS-CoV-2 in laboratory testing

A team of investigators from the Republic of China has discovered that 6 drugs previously approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for other indications could be repurposed to treat or prevent COVID-19. The research is published in...

Computational medicine: Moving from uncertainty to precision

Individual choices in medicine carry a certain amount of uncertainty. An innovative partnership at The University of Texas at Austin takes aim at medicine down to the individual level by applying state-of-the-art computation to medical care. "Medicine in its essence...

This Might Be the Hardest Dumbbell Workout You Ever Try

Expert Tip: To up the intensity if you don’t have adjustable dumbbells, add a heavy band, do more reps, slow the movement down to create more time under tension, or hold the contracted position of the exercise. Directions: Add this...

U.K. hospital advises midwives to stop using terms such as ‘breastfeeding’ and ‘breast milk’ to be more inclusive

TORONTO -- A hospital in the United Kingdom has issued new guidelines for midwives asking they stop using terms such as "breastfeeding" and "breast milk" to be more inclusive of transgender and non-binary people. In a statement posted to its...

What the WHO coronavirus experts learned in Wuhan

WUHAN, CHINA -- A World Health Organization team is leaving China on Wednesday after gaining some new insights into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic that has now killed more than 2.3 million people worldwide -- but with the major...

Oxford-AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 shot OK to use despite variant questions, WHO panel says

The Oxford-AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective and should be deployed widely, including in countries where the variant of the coronavirus first identified in South Africa may reduce its efficacy, a World Health Organization panel said on Wednesday.In interim...

Support for essential workers could bring COVID-19 under control faster in Canada, doctors say

Doctors are calling for more supports for essential workers facing "life-or-death" inequities, saying it will do more to control coronavirus outbreaks than high-profile punishments of those who break the rules.COVID-19 has exacerbated existing problems — not only among long-term residents bearing...

The pandemic lockdown leads to cleaner city air across Canada, paper reveals

The COVID-19 pandemic that shuttered cities around the world did not just affect the way we work, study and socialize. It also affected our mobility. With millions of workers no longer commuting, vehicle traffic across Canada has plummeted. This has...

Sleep keeps teens on track for good mental health

As families settle back into a new school year, sleep experts at the University of South Australia are reminding parents about the importance of teenagers getting enough sleep, cautioning them that insufficient sleep can negatively affect their mental health. In...
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