Taking a polypill along with aspirin may help reduce heart attacks and strokes by up to 40%, says study
Taking a polypill along with aspirin may help reduce heart attacks and strokes by up to 40%, says study

The single pill that combines four medications meant to lower blood pressure and cholesterol may alone cut the risks of such cardiovascular incidents by about 20%

Do airport screenings for coronavirus work? CDC program identified only 1 case per 85,000 travelers
Do airport screenings for coronavirus work? CDC program identified only 1 case per 85,000 travelers

According to experts, symptom-based screening programs are ineffective because Covid-19 has a wide range of nonspecific symptoms common to other infections, and there are many asymptomatic cases

Nearly 1 in 5 children in US have a parent hesitant about vaccines, will it impact Covid-19 and flu season?
Nearly 1 in 5 children in US have a parent hesitant about vaccines, will it impact Covid-19 and flu season?

Such kids are 26% less likely to get vaccinated against influenza than children of parents who are not hesitant about childhood shots, indicates 2018-2019 data

Is US heading into 4-week national lockdown? Biden pandemic adviser says only way to avoid 'COVID Hell'
Is US heading into 4-week national lockdown? Biden pandemic adviser says only way to avoid 'COVID Hell'

The infectious disease expert emphasized that cases are rising as more people grow tired of wearing masks and social distancing, suffering from 'pandemic fatigue'

Can universal masking prevent the need for future lockdowns? CDC says wear masks to protect yourself and others
Can universal masking prevent the need for future lockdowns? CDC says wear masks to protect yourself and others

Increasing universal masking by 15% could also reduce associated losses of up to $1 trillion in the US, says economic analysis

Top 10 astronomy events of 2021: From Quadrantids Meteor Shower to wolf moon, these are dates to watch
Top 10 astronomy events of 2021: From Quadrantids Meteor Shower to wolf moon, these are dates to watch

Follow this meteor shower calendar for the best dates

Who is Jim Bridenstine? NASA chief may quit Biden presidency, says agency will ‘need somebody who is trusted’
Who is Jim Bridenstine? NASA chief may quit Biden presidency, says agency will ‘need somebody who is trusted’

According to NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine, it is in the best interest of the space agency and US’s exploration program that he steps aside after the Biden administration takes over

Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine: Who will get it first? How much does it cost? And everything else you need to know
Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine: Who will get it first? How much does it cost? And everything else you need to know

Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar said all Americans who would want to take a Covid-19 vaccine should have access to one by spring

What is Covid-19's toll on mental health? Nearly 1 in 5 are diagnosed with psychiatric disorder within 90 days
What is Covid-19's toll on mental health? Nearly 1 in 5 are diagnosed with psychiatric disorder within 90 days

People with pre-existing psychiatric diagnosis are 65% more likely to be diagnosed with coronavirus than those without

What is bamlanivimab? FDA authorizes Eli Lilly’s coronavirus antibody treatment for emergency use 
What is bamlanivimab? FDA authorizes Eli Lilly’s coronavirus antibody treatment for emergency use 

It is meant for children and adults, 12 years and older, with mild to moderate illness but who have high risks of getting much worse and need hospitalization

Ugur Sahin and Ozlem Tureci are the 'dream couple' behind BioNTech-Pfizer’s experimental Covid-19 vaccine
Ugur Sahin and Ozlem Tureci are the 'dream couple' behind BioNTech-Pfizer’s experimental Covid-19 vaccine

Children of Turkish immigrants, BioNTech's Sahin and Tureci are now among Germany’s richest 100 people

Pfizer announces coronavirus vaccine that is over 90% effective, here’s all you need to know about it
Pfizer announces coronavirus vaccine that is over 90% effective, here’s all you need to know about it

Questions such as how long the protection may last, whether it protects those who have previously had the infection and whether it stops virus transmission, remain unanswered

President-elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris set to make wearing masks mandatory in plan to beat Covid-19
President-elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris set to make wearing masks mandatory in plan to beat Covid-19

They will direct the CDC to issue clear guidelines on how schools, businesses should navigate the pandemic going forward, including when they should close if cases increase in a given community

Suicidal thoughts, behavior in under 18-year-olds up by 287% in US and 210% among ages 18 to 34, finds study
Suicidal thoughts, behavior in under 18-year-olds up by 287% in US and 210% among ages 18 to 34, finds study

1 in 20 Americans were diagnosed with at least one disease of despair. This includes diagnoses related to alcohol dependency, substance misuse, and suicidal thoughts or behaviors

Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month: Nearly 6M Americans have it, burden projected to grow to 13.9M by 2060
Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month: Nearly 6M Americans have it, burden projected to grow to 13.9M by 2060

An estimated 1 in 3 seniors die with Alzheimer’s or a form of dementia in the US

Death rate among cancer patients with Covid-19 is over 270 times higher than others infected with virus: Study
Death rate among cancer patients with Covid-19 is over 270 times higher than others infected with virus: Study

Among those with cancer, being older than 65 years and being male are associated with increased risk of severe events from Covid-19

Delaying treatment by even one month can increase the risk of dying from cancer by 6-13%, warns study
Delaying treatment by even one month can increase the risk of dying from cancer by 6-13%, warns study

A surgical delay of 12 weeks for all patients with breast cancer for a year, for example, would lead to 6,100 excess deaths in the US

Coronavirus cases climb over 100,000 many times this week in US, is this the ‘biggest wave’ experts warned of?
Coronavirus cases climb over 100,000 many times this week in US, is this the ‘biggest wave’ experts warned of?

To combat the spike in Covid-19 cases, some places in the US have announced new measures such as curfews and limited size of social gatherings

What is aducanumab? FDA advisory panel rejects Biogen’s experimental drug for treating Alzheimer’s patients
What is aducanumab? FDA advisory panel rejects Biogen’s experimental drug for treating Alzheimer’s patients

The agency is expected to decide whether or not to approve the drug by March 2021

American Diabetes Month: How many people in US are living with the disease? 1 in 5 are not aware they have it
American Diabetes Month: How many people in US are living with the disease? 1 in 5 are not aware they have it

More than 88 million Americans adults or over a third have prediabetes

Can poor diet stunt growth? Study suggests it may have caused a 20cm difference in height across countries
Can poor diet stunt growth? Study suggests it may have caused a 20cm difference in height across countries

This represents approximately 8 years of growth gap for girls and about 6 years for boys

Washington woman who had Covid-19 shed infectious virus particles for 70 days, reveals unusual case study
Washington woman who had Covid-19 shed infectious virus particles for 70 days, reveals unusual case study

The 71-year-old was infected with the coronavirus for at least 105 days while showing no symptoms the entire time

Top scientists rail against US voters' inability to separate fact from fiction after 'horrific' election result
Top scientists rail against US voters' inability to separate fact from fiction after 'horrific' election result

The votes are still being counted but one researcher regretted that the results did not repudiate Donald Trump’s presidency, while another saw it as a rejection of reality

What is diabetes? Here's a look at different types and symptoms of the ailment
What is diabetes? Here's a look at different types and symptoms of the ailment

When a person has diabetes, the body either does not make enough insulin or cannot use the insulin it makes as well as it should

Over 61,000 American children infected by Covid-19 last week, report says it is highest since pandemic started
Over 61,000 American children infected by Covid-19 last week, report says it is highest since pandemic started

A total of 853,635 coronavirus cases among children have been reported as of October 29

Are greater vitamin D levels during pregnancy linked with higher child IQ? Study suggests it may be likely
Are greater vitamin D levels during pregnancy linked with higher child IQ? Study suggests it may be likely

Screening and nutritional supplementation may correct vitamin D deficiency for those at high risk and promote cognitive function in children, suggest experts

What's the 28th named storm in 2020? Eta may intensify into hurricane before making landfall in Central America
What's the 28th named storm in 2020? Eta may intensify into hurricane before making landfall in Central America

Eta is the 28th named storm of the 2020 hurricane season and ties the record for most named storms in a single Atlantic hurricane season, previously set in 2005

'Winter is coming': Fauci warns of Covid-19 spike after fall, slams Trump for focusing on reopening US economy
'Winter is coming': Fauci warns of Covid-19 spike after fall, slams Trump for focusing on reopening US economy

Fauci said Joe Biden was taking the pandemic seriously from a public health perspective while the White House accused him of 'playing politics'

Are Trump rallies super-spreader events? Study says they may have led to 30,000 Covid-19 cases and 700 deaths
Are Trump rallies super-spreader events? Study says they may have led to 30,000 Covid-19 cases and 700 deaths

Researchers investigated the effects of large group meetings on the spread of Covid-19 by studying the impact of 18 Trump campaign rallies that were held between June 20 and September 22

Are heart attacks linked to pregnancy on the rise in US? Study says it is and most often in women 30 and older
Are heart attacks linked to pregnancy on the rise in US? Study says it is and most often in women 30 and older

Of the women who had heart attacks in the analysis, 37% experienced it during pregnancy, 12% during labor and delivery, and 51% during postpartum

Are we heading for a 'Twindemic'? Person tests positive for both COVID-19 and common flu in California
Are we heading for a 'Twindemic'? Person tests positive for both COVID-19 and common flu in California

Health experts have been dreading a 'twindemic' of respiratory diseases this winter, in a scenario where there is a spike in coronavirus cases as well as a severe influenza season

Will Mars colonies follow Earth’s laws? Elon Musk’s SpaceX will not, company declares it a 'free planet'
Will Mars colonies follow Earth’s laws? Elon Musk’s SpaceX will not, company declares it a 'free planet'

'No Earth-based government has authority or sovereignty over Martian activities,' states Starlink app’s terms of service

How much is US responsible for plastic pollution? America is a top contributor to coastal environments, study says
How much is US responsible for plastic pollution? America is a top contributor to coastal environments, study says

Despite claiming a robust and accessible waste management system, the US produced more plastic waste in 2016 than any other country worldwide

Trump administration removes gray wolves from endangered species list, experts dub move 'premature and reckless'
Trump administration removes gray wolves from endangered species list, experts dub move 'premature and reckless'

The administration announced that gray wolves will not receive federal protection under the Endangered Species Act anymore, and that it is returning protection of these animals to states and tribes

Are we ignoring the NEXT killer virus? With over 850,000 unknown viruses, experts warn of 'Era of Pandemics'
Are we ignoring the NEXT killer virus? With over 850,000 unknown viruses, experts warn of 'Era of Pandemics'

Without preventative strategies, pandemics will emerge more often, spread more rapidly, and kill more people, they warn 

How dangerous is Covid-19? CDC warns it is five times deadlier than the flu for hospitalized patients
How dangerous is Covid-19? CDC warns it is five times deadlier than the flu for hospitalized patients

Hospitalized coronavirus patients also have an increased risk for 17 respiratory and nonrespiratory complications

What is C3H2? 'Weird' molecule on Saturn moon Titan's atmosphere may help scientists figure out if it's habitable
What is C3H2? 'Weird' molecule on Saturn moon Titan's atmosphere may help scientists figure out if it's habitable

According to experts, the types of molecules that might be sitting on Titan’s surface could be the same ones that formed the building blocks of life on Earth

Why Tongass National Forest is important? How Trump's move to lift protections impacts US' last climate sanctuary
Why Tongass National Forest is important? How Trump's move to lift protections impacts US' last climate sanctuary

Referred to by experts as the 'lungs of North America', it is the largest national forest of the US and the world's largest intact temperate rainforest

Humans can learn a lot from the way vampire bats deal with an infectious disease in a colony
Humans can learn a lot from the way vampire bats deal with an infectious disease in a colony

Researchers observed that in the wild, vampire bats, which are highly social animals, keep their distance when they are sick or living with sick groupmates

Will asteroid Apophis hit Earth in 2068? Experts unsure but study says it’s speeding up as it heads toward us
Will asteroid Apophis hit Earth in 2068? Experts unsure but study says it’s speeding up as it heads toward us

Researchers from the University of Hawaiʻi Institute for Astronomy (IfA) explain that this could be due to non-uniform thermal radiation which can act like a mini-thruster

Why did Eli Lilly stop antibody trial on hospitalized Covid-19 patients? Studies on milder cases to continue
Why did Eli Lilly stop antibody trial on hospitalized Covid-19 patients? Studies on milder cases to continue

The company said that other studies involving experimental treatment in people who have milder cases of coronavirus or who have been exposed to the virus will continue

Are men aged below 50 at risk of colon and rectal cancer? US task force says screening should start at 45
Are men aged below 50 at risk of colon and rectal cancer? US task force says screening should start at 45

The draft recommendation is based on emerging data suggesting that there has been a rising risk for colorectal cancer among younger adults, aged 45 to 49 years

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Single-dose radiotherapy as good as conventional one for most in early stage
Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Single-dose radiotherapy as good as conventional one for most in early stage

It is associated with 80% chance of avoiding full course of conventional radiotherapy that involves hospital visits, fewer side effects, and no difference in survival or likelihood of cancer returning

Oregon, New Mexico issue lockdown orders as Covid-19 model predicts US deaths may nearly double by March 2021
Oregon, New Mexico issue lockdown orders as Covid-19 model predicts US deaths may nearly double by March 2021

While Oregon has announced a two-week ‘freeze,’ a 'stay at home' order has been imposed in New Mexico

Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month: How do you spot it? Here’s a look at the warning signs and symptoms
Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month: How do you spot it? Here’s a look at the warning signs and symptoms

People with Alzheimer’s may have problems doing once routine activities such as driving places, cooking, using a cell phone and shopping

Wisconsin introduces ‘critically high’ category to track alarming rise in Covid-19 cases, here's what it means
Wisconsin introduces ‘critically high’ category to track alarming rise in Covid-19 cases, here's what it means

Almost three times higher than the ‘very high’ level, it represents 1,000 or more cases per 100,000 residents

American Diabetes Month: Disparities persist and numbers are highest among American Indians and Alaska Natives
American Diabetes Month: Disparities persist and numbers are highest among American Indians and Alaska Natives

This is followed by people of Hispanic origin (12.5%), non-Hispanic Blacks (11.7%), non-Hispanic Asians (9.2%) and non-Hispanic Whites (7.5%)

Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month: What is this irreversible disorder and how does it affect the brain?
Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month: What is this irreversible disorder and how does it affect the brain?

As it progresses, people experience greater memory loss and other cognitive difficulties, and over time, a person with Alzheimer’s gradually loses his or her ability to live and function independently

How deadly is Covid-19 for pregnant women? Risk of severe illness and death highest in 35-44 age group, says CDC
How deadly is Covid-19 for pregnant women? Risk of severe illness and death highest in 35-44 age group, says CDC

Pregnant women aged 35-44 years with coronavirus are twice as likely to die than nonpregnant women of the same age, and the risk of preterm delivery is also greater

Oregon first state to legalize magic mushrooms, does evidence verify its mental illness treatment ability?
Oregon first state to legalize magic mushrooms, does evidence verify its mental illness treatment ability?

The measure will allow the manufacture, delivery, and administration of psilocybin, the active ingredient in them, at supervised facilities

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