Rate of Suicide 3 Times Higher for Autistic People

A new study says that autistic people have more than three-fold higher rates of suicide and suicide attempt than the general population. Autistic females as well as people with additional psychiatric conditions are disproportionately affected. The study highlights gaps in care for autistic people, especially when it comes to diagnosis and resources for autistic adults. Autistic people have more than […]

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Proposing a new drug to treat tuberculosis utilizing state-of-the-art computer simulations

The research team of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Toyohashi University of Technology and the Institute of Food Biotechnology and Genomics at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine have proposed a new drug to treat tuberculosis (TB), utilizing the state-of-the-art molecular simulations. This drug may inhibit the cell division of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis) and […]

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Loss of smell is the best sign of COVID-19

Two international studies confirm that for the majority of patients with respiratory infections who lose the sense of smell, this is due to COVID-19. The disease also often results in both loss of taste and the other senses in the mouth. A researcher from Aarhus University has contributed to the new results. If you have had COVID-19, then forget about […]

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Biden team says US will not lift travel bans, despite Trump statement

US President-elect Joe Biden’s spokeswoman quickly dismissed Donald Trump’s announcement Monday that a COVID-19 ban on travelers arriving from much of Europe and Brazil would be lifted, underlining the fractious transition of power. “On the advice of our medical team, the Administration does not intend to lift these restrictions on 1/26,” tweeted Jen Psaki, Biden’s press secretary. “In fact, we […]

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Successive governments’ approach to obesity policies has destined them to fail

Successive governments’ approach to obesity policies has destined them to fail, say researchers. Government obesity policies in England over the past three decades have largely failed because of problems with implementation, lack of learning from past successes or failures, and a reliance on trying to persuade individuals to change their behaviour rather than tackling unhealthy environments. This is the conclusion […]

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Alabama's COVID-19 vaccination efforts ranked last in US: CDC

COVID-19 vaccine being refused by some health workers, first responders: reports Dr. Nicole Saphier discusses vaccine hesitancy and skepticism among frontline workers. Alabama has fallen behind the rest of the country in vaccination efforts, averaging just 2,051 shots per every 100,000 residents. The state, which as of Monday opened up appointments for residents 75 and older and first responders in […]

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Why do I get breast pain after scan gave me all-clear?

DR ELLIE CANNON: Why do I get breast pain after a scan gave me the all-clear? Two years ago I had a scan to investigate pain in my left breast, but the result was clear and eventually the pain went. A few months ago it returned but again, a scan showed no lumps. What could it be? You should always […]

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