The Surprising Way To Keep Calm This Holiday Season

Even if the holidays look different this time around, many of us are still feeling the strain of an intense year — and coming upon one of the most notoriously stressful seasons. But when you’re feeling overwhelmed and overworked, a simple trick can help down-regulate your system back to a place of calm.  One of the reasons we can start […]

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Dexamethasone May Hinder Immunotherapy for Glioblastoma

THURSDAY, Dec. 3, 2020 — For patients with glioblastoma (GBM) receiving immune checkpoint inhibitors, concurrent dexamethasone is associated with worse survival, according to a study published online Nov. 25 in Clinical Cancer Research. J. Bryan Iorgulescu, M.D., from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, and colleagues examined the effects of dexamethasone when administered with programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) blockade […]

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Do UV Phone Sanitizers Actually Work?

In 2020, we don’t just want to disinfect our phones, we want to sanitize everything. Many of us have practically considered bathing in sanitizer to help eliminate the germs we feel like are invisibly lurking everywhere. Although sanitizing your entire body is obviously not a good idea, your phone can indeed be disinfected. Interestingly, UV light has shown promise as […]

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From Alone to Aloner

This article originally appeared in the December 2020 issue of Men’s Health. LONG BEFORE 2020 turned life on its head, my wife and a group of her college friends had a tradition. Twice a month, they’d meet at the yoga studio after work, sweat through an hour and a half of vinyasas, then go out for sushi. These evenings were […]

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Oral drug blocks SARS-CoV-2 transmission

Treatment of SARS-CoV-2 infection with a new antiviral drug, MK-4482/EIDD-2801 or Molnupiravir, completely suppresses virus transmission within 24 hours, researchers in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University have discovered. The group led by Dr. Richard Plemper, Distinguished University Professor at Georgia State, originally discovered that the drug is potent against influenza viruses. “This is the first demonstration […]

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Iran surpasses one million COVID-19 cases

Iran said its novel coronavirus infections surpassed one million cases on Thursday, as the authorities consider easing restrictions in many parts of the Middle East’s hardest hit country. The Islamic republic has recorded 1,003,494 COVID-19 infections since announcing its first cases in February, ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on state television. The novel coronavirus has killed 49,348 people in […]

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Do "self-cleaning" elevator buttons really work?

Do “self-cleaning” elevator buttons really work? Without rigorous independent studies, experts say it’s hard to verify claims of “self-cleaning” or “antiviral” surfaces that have popped up during the pandemic. But they also say you shouldn’t worry too much about how well such features really work. COVID-19 is an airborne disease. Research suggests it would be difficult to catch the virus […]

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Circulating Metabolites Linked to Risk for Incident Stroke

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2020 — Circulating metabolites, including amino acids, glycolysis-related metabolites, acute phase reaction markers, and lipoprotein subfractions, are associated with the risk for stroke, according to research published online Dec. 2 in Neurology. Dina Vojinovic, Ph.D., from the University Medical Center in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and colleagues examined the association between metabolites and the risk for stroke in seven […]

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