In autoimmune diseases, circulating antibodies destroy an individual’s own tissues.
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Are antibodies that attack a patient's own organs contributing to severe forms of COVID-19? A new study suggests specific antibody tests that may reveal the answer.
What Boris Johnson needs to learn from the Manchester funding debacle.
The Spike protein on the surface of SARS-CoV-2 must bind to proteins on the surface of human cells to trigger an infection.
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Scientists in the UK and Germany discovered a new doorway that the COVID-19 virus uses to infect human cells. This reveals new therapeutic possibilities for blocking the virus.
Staying safe this Halloween means following a few simple rules.
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There are plenty of ways to enjoy the holiday without trick-or-treating, but you still need to make sure you are socially distancing and wearing a mask – and not just one for Halloween.
UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveils his latest support package.
The UK government has unveiled its latest package of support measures for businesses and employees, but it's only part of what should be prioritised.
No kissing, jumping up and down on the dance floor, or buffets. Sounds like a COVID wedding.
A space the size of 284 Bluewaters is surplus to requirements.
With concert halls shut down, classical musicians are turning to online streaming.
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A composer and performer talks about the impact of the pandemic on classical music performances and his experience composing in isolation.
It can be hard to work out what calculations to make when deciding on private health. So we asked a health economist to break it down.
A woman casts her ballot in Victoria, Seychelles in 2016.
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The country has built a fairly good reputation for well-functioning, democratic governance.
A previous version of Melbourne's COVID roadmap flagged an exclusive bubble between two households. The new plan allows residents to have two adult visitors per day, which is far riskier.
Luca Signorelli’s Sermon and Deeds of the Antichrist ( c. 1499 and 1502).
The Christian tradition says the Antichrist will come before the end of the world as we know it. So it's good to know some background on him ... or her ... or them.
Simple steps like wearing a face mask can lower the risk of getting COVID-19 for the wearers and those around them.
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Social distancing can get tougher in the fall and winter. These simple steps can help keep you and your loved ones healthy.
Rural patients' self-reliance means they often wait until it's too late to visit hospital, while the closing of state borders has restricted the movement of some fly-in fly-out health workers.
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Melbourne could be out of lockdown within a week, if COVID-19 case numbers continue their current trend. But blanket rules such as the new 25km travel radius risk unnecessarily burdening the public.
College students are making plans to head home for the holidays at the same time U.S. COVID-19 case numbers are rising.
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Universities have seen widespread COVID-19 outbreaks this fall. Now students are preparing to travel for the holiday, and public health officials are worried.
A senior World Health Organisation envoy caused consternation by proclaiming lockdowns are not a good long-term strategy against COVID-19. But it's true, and other subtler tactics are better in the long run.
Because of remote learning, school children have no opportunity to attend physical education classes.
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With many schools closed, children's health could suffer.
A women receives bread at the ‘Hunger Has No Religion’ feeding scheme run by Muslims in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Despite the success of relief efforts by the government and civil society, it’s clear that hunger and food insecurity remain at disturbingly high levels in households.
Vaccination rates may be tied to rates of COVID-19.
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A COVID-19 vaccine isn't the only tool for fighting this pandemic. An immunologist argues that safe pneumonia vaccines would reduce the severity of COVID-19, save lives and prevent the worst cases.