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Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Get ready: gyms are opening again

The government has issued new advice on the easing of lockdown – but what does it mean for gyms? It’s been a long month. The second lockdown in England meant that gyms had close again. In fact, the doors to the weights room, yoga studios and treadmills have been shut…

American Academy of Ophthalmology, Nov. 13-15

The annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) was held virtually this year from Nov. 13 to 15 and attracted more than 8,000 participants from around the world, including ophthalmologists, optometrists, opticians, and other eye health care professionals. The conference featured presentations focusing on the latest advances in…

How to protect healthcare workers from COVID-19

The rapid spread of COVID-19 overwhelmed hospitals that were unable to contend with the increasing number of patients, many requiring ventilators and other critical care. Such conditions can put medical workers at risk. Now researchers are studying methods to increase hospital safety and efficacy during the pandemic. A shortage of…

Americans defy virus guidelines for high-risk Thanksgiving

Busy airports and serpentine queues at testing sites: many Americans plan to celebrate Thanksgiving with extended family Thursday despite authorities warning they risk exacerbating the coronavirus pandemic engulfing the country. Stopping short of issuing an outright ban, the US government’s health protection agency has for the first time called on…

How effective is flu vaccine?

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Flu and COVID-19 have made autumn tough to navigate for health officials, who have to juggle case surges of both diseases. The reality of the late seasons…

Boosting stem cell activity can enhance immunotherapy benefits

Immune-system T cells have been reprogrammed into regenerative stem cell-like memory (TSCM) cells that are long-lived, highly active “super immune cells” with strong antitumor activity, according to new research from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. The reprogramming involves a novel approach the researchers developed that inhibits the activity of proteins…

Oxford COVID-19 vaccine up to 90% effective (with the right dose)

A third major coronavirus vaccine candidate has revealed promising results in late-stage trials, as researchers announced the so-called Oxford vaccine is around 70% effective in preventing COVID-19; and it can be 90% effective when given at a specific dose, according to a statement released on Monday (Nov. 23). The news…