To sleep deeply: The brainstem neurons that regulate non-REM sleep

Mammals experience rapid eye movement (REM) and non-REM (NREM) sleep. While the hypothalamus and brainstem are known to be critical regulators of sleep, the precise mechanism is not fully understood. New work in mice has found that a widely distributed network of neurotensinergic neurons regulates NREM sleep, which also implicates a critical role of the neuropeptide neurotensin. A normal sleep […]

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Heart attack symptoms: Sign linked to coronavirus may actually signal the deadly condition

A heart attack is a serious condition which involves the supply of blood to the heart is suddenly blocked. Symptoms often include chest pain, dizziness and sweating. The condition can be life-threatening and shares one of its symptoms with coronavirus COVID-19. READ MORE Vitamin D deficiency symptoms: Watch out for pain in this body part The new coronavirus was first reported late December. […]

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COVID-19: How unprecedented data sharing has led to faster-than-ever outbreak research

Advances in gene sequencing have allowed scientists to trace and monitor the COVID-19 pandemic faster than any previous outbreak. However, gaps in our knowledge of how coronaviruses work has made it difficult to understand what makes the new coronavirus special. When the new coronavirus (formally known as SARS-CoV-2) was identified in China in January, scientists around the world were ready […]

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Harvey Weinstein Tests Positive for Coronavirus in New York State Prison: Reports

Harvey Weinstein has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), according to multiple reports. On Sunday, law enforcement officials confirmed the news to Deadline and Page Six, telling the outlets that the disgraced producer and convicted rapist contracted the virus. Niagara Gazette was first to report the news. Weinstein’s rep, Juda Engelmayer, tells PEOPLE: “Our team that has HIPAA consent has […]

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First French doctor dies as virus death toll rockets

The first French doctor battling the coronavirus has died as the death toll in the country spiralled to 674 Sunday. With the outbreak spreading to eight regions—and 112 more dying in a single day—authorities admitted their count does not include those who died at home and in old people’s homes. “We are looking at an epidemic that is widening and […]

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Bon Jovi Keyboardist David Bryan Says He Tested Positive for Coronavirus: 'Don't Be Afraid'

David Bryan, keyboardist for Bon Jovi, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The 58-year-old musician made the announcement on Instagram Saturday. “I just got my results back today and tested positive for coronavirus,” Bryan wrote. “I’ve been sick for a week and feeling better each day. Please don’t be afraid!!!” “I’ve have been quarantined for a week and […]

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Coronavirus symptoms: Medical Director for NHS England on new symptoms of the disease

Coronavirus symptoms include flu-like symptoms, such as a runny nose and sore throat, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Now Medical Director for NHS England, Professor Stephen Powis, has addressed two new symptoms. Leading ear, throat, nose and throat consultant, Professor Nirmal Kumar, said people could show a loss of smell or taste after contracting COVID-19. At the daily […]

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