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What drugs are safe for cases of COVID-19?

There is plenty of information floating around the Internet about what medications may or may not be useful to treat symptoms of COVID-19. In this...

Missing link in coronavirus jump from bats to humans could be pangolins, not snakes

As scientists scramble to learn more about the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, two recent studies of the virus' genome reached controversial conclusions: namely, that snakes are...

Sleep-disordered breathing may harm the brain, increase Alzheimer’s disease risk

In a new study, researchers found that sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is linked to changes in the brain, including amyloid deposition in brain regions typically...

COVID-19 linked to heart injury, worse health in people with heart disease

In a new study, researchers found that COVID-19 can have fatal consequences for people with heart disease and cause cardiac injury even in patients...

Extract from this tree seed may help treat obesity and diabetes

In Southeast Asia, the fruit, flowers, and leaves of Indonesia's Melinjo tree are traditional foods. In a new study, researchers found that Melinjo seed extract...

COVID-19 and painkiller ibuprofen: What you should know

In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, there has been a wave of fear and misinformation related to the use of anti-inflammatory drugs, like...

Can I get coronavirus from mail or package deliveries? Should I disinfect my phone?

According to Google Trends, the top two most searched terms about mobile phones this week in Australia were “how to disinfect phone” and “how...

This study shows a new way to diagnose colon cancer

Currently, the gold standard for detecting colon cancer is through the use of colonoscopies. But such procedures are invasive, uncomfortable and embarrassing for patients. Because...

This hormone may reduce inflammation, irregular heartbeat

In a recent study from the University of Pittsburgh, researchers found how hormone relaxin interacts with the body’s signaling processes to produce a fundamental...

COVID-19: People with heart or kidney diseases should keep taking their drugs

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, inaccurate medical information has flooded social media and other channels. One potentially lethal example is that patients who take the...

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Scientists tap unused energy source to power future smart sensor networks

The electricity that lights our homes and powers our appliances also creates small magnetic fields that are present all around us. Scientists have developed a...

On Mars or Earth, biohybrid can turn CO2 into new products

If humans ever hope to colonize Mars, the settlers will need to manufacture on-planet a huge range of organic compounds, from fuels to drugs,...

Hubble Telescope finds best evidence for elusive mid-size black hole

New data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have provided the strongest evidence yet for mid-sized black holes in the Universe. Hubble confirms that this...

COVID-19 is here. How long will it last?

With COVID-19 case numbers climbing dramatically in the United States and millions of people sheltered in their homes to help quell the outbreak, many...

The pros and cons of radiotherapy for cancer: will it work for you?

In a new paper, researchers suggest that women undergoing radiotherapy for many cancers are more likely than men to be cured, but the side...

This new treatment could improves blood sugar, liver health in type 2 diabetes

In a new study, researchers found that people with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes who underwent a novel, minimally invasive, endoscopic procedure called Revita...