US records 63,643 new virus cases in 24 hours

The United States recorded 63,643 new coronavirus cases on Friday, according to a tracker maintained by Johns Hopkins University. As of 8:30 pm (0030 GMT Saturday), 774 people died of COVID-19 in the country in the past 24 hours, the Baltimore-based university said. The worst-hit country in the world by the pandemic, the US has recorded a total of 133,969 […]

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Sleep: How to fall asleep quicker

Getting a good night’s sleep is as important as eating a balanced diet and staying active. The average adult needs between seven to nine hours of sleep. Any less, and you’ll find yourself feeling tired constantly during the day. Don’t worry, the NHS has a long list of tips on getting enough sleep. How to fall asleep quicker Set a […]

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Vital Signs: We’re testing 50,000 Australians a day for COVID-19. Should it be 6.5 million?

As Victoria grapples with a second-wave outbreak of COVID-19, the importance of large-scale testing has again been highlighted. Without its “testing blitz” aiming at 10,000 tests a day, the extent of the outbreak would have been invisible for much longer. Australia-wide, we’ve so far achieved a seven-day rolling average of a little more than 50,000 tests a day. Since the […]

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Death of Pregnant Black Woman, Sha-Asia Washington, Highlights Racial Disparities in Maternal Mortality

Washington went into cardiac arrest while her baby was delivered via an emergency c-section. The infant  Khloe was healthy, but Washington was pronounced dead after doctors spent 45 minutes performing CPR. Following her death, Washington’s sister-in-law set up a GoFundMe page to help Lopez, now a single father. As of Friday morning, the page had raised nearly $70,000 towards a […]

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Age-related features of facial anatomy for increase safety during plastic surgery

Researchers from the Center for Diagnostics and Telemedicine together with colleagues from Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, University of Munich and Sechenov University used computed tomography to analyze the individual anatomy of the nasolabial triangle. They identified possible options for the distribution of blood vessels on three-dimensional course. It will help in safety planning of plastic and reconstructive […]

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Hopeful COVID-19 research: Testing new vaccines, repurposing old ones

We continue our Hope Behind the Headlines series. This week, we track the progress of a newly developed vaccine, examine the benefits of repurposing existing vaccines, and see how a synthetic antibody can “distract” and neutralize the new coronavirus before it reaches healthy cells. Medical News Today previously reported on the research that Sarah Gilbert, a professor of vaccinology at […]

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Humanoid robots are here to help doctors in Covid-19 fight

Right from disinfecting floors, carrying out temperature checks to arranging a video call with doctors in case of an emergency, the robots in Indian hospitals are doing all this and much more Healthcare workers are among the most vulnerable to the novel coronavirus owing to their proximity to infected patients. Moreover, physical examination remains a challenge for them despite being […]

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Katy Perry Opens Up About A Rarely Talked About Reality Of Pregnancy

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are currently expecting their first child, which is obviously great news. The not-so-great thing? So far the 35-year-old’s copped a slew of pretty unsavoury – although totally normal – pregnancy symptoms. Think extreme mood swings, crying at random moments and a seriously swollen… belly button. “Do you guys wanna see something gross?” she asked her […]

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