Diseases

October 7, 2021
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Second most common malaria parasite takes unrealized toll on human health

A week earlier, 12-year-old Reni in hospital in eastern Indonesia was emaciated, dehydrated, and severely anemic after weeks of suffering a moderately febrile illness that would […]
October 1, 2021
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What you need to know about urinary tract infections

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Despite the prevalence of the painful condition, women are fearful and frustrated with limited management options, according to Cedars-Sinai research published in […]
September 22, 2021
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How mucus protein contributes to worsening COPD, asthma and lung conditions

Electron microscope image is of a mucin network composed of MUC5AC and MUC5B. Credit: Ehre Lab Mucus is an essential protective layer of gel-like liquid composed […]
September 19, 2021
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Vaccine bookings spike after Italy extends Covid pass

Bookings for coronavirus vaccines in Italy spiked this week after the government said all employees must show proof of a jab, negative test or recent recovery […]
September 16, 2021
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Guinea declares end of Marburg virus outbreak: WHO

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Guinea has declared the end of an outbreak of the Marburg virus, which belongs to the same family as Ebola, the World […]
September 10, 2021
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Understanding sickle cell disease

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Sickle cell disease, which is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders, affects approximately 100,000 people in the U.S., according to […]
September 4, 2021
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NZ COVID outbreak claims first death in six months

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain New Zealand recorded its first COVID-related death in six months Saturday, but health authorities said there were signs the outbreak of the […]
September 1, 2021
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Macron’s ‘health pass’ helps boost France’s vaccine take-up

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Despite weekly protests, France’s “COVID health pass” has helped turn the country, once a vaccine laggard, into a leader and has the […]
August 29, 2021
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Australia’s Melbourne extends sixth virus lockdown

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain A lockdown of Australia’s second-biggest city Melbourne will be extended, authorities announced Sunday as they struggle to quash a stubborn coronavirus Delta […]
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