The rate of intellectual disabilities is disproportionately high among incarcerated populations.
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A quarter of prisoners report a cognitive, intellectual or developmental disability. But the true figure could be even higher.
A sign shows the way to a recovery area to monitor any immediate side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 17, 2020, in Reno, Nevada.
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Many people never experience the least bit of discomfort from the COVID-19 vaccines, but mild side effects are common. They include swelling in the affected arm, nausea and chills.
Nurse Natalie O'Connor loads syringes with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in February 2021.
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Researchers are closely watching the coronavirus mutants to make sure vaccines can be adjusted if necessary. But scientists don’t know whether vaccines will be effective in those already vaccinated.
Many species of iguanas dig shelters for protection against predators, fires and extreme weather. Most also make underground nests.
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A trace fossil of an iguana burrow was discovered on San Salvador Island in the Bahamas. Estimated to be 115,000 years old, it is the first known fossil of its kind.
A little bit of post-injection soreness is completely normal.
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The side effects of new SARS-CoV-2 vaccines are a result of immune system activation. While uncomfortable, they are both normal and expected. They are a sign that the vaccine is working.
En las enfermedades autoinmunes, los anticuerpos circulantes destruyen los propios tejidos del individuo.
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¿Los anticuerpos que atacan los propios órganos del paciente contribuyen a las formas graves de covid-19? Un nuevo estudio sugiere que test de anticuerpos pueden revelar la respuesta.
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.
Les patients atteints de formes sévères de Covid-19 sont-ils victimes de leur propre réponse immunitaire ?
Les patients souffrant de Covid-19 sévère peuvent présenter une réponse anticorps délétère, similaire à celle observée dans les maladies auto-immunes.
Are patients with severe COVID-19 victims of their own immune response?
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Patients suffering from severe COVID-19 may be experiencing a rogue antibody response similar to that seen in autoimmune diseases. The findings offer new approaches for COVID-19 therapy.
Slave memorial in Zanzibar.
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Black Lives Matter brings the slavery story into the present in America – but it leaves Africa stuck in the past.
Doctors have told people who are overweight to exercise more and eat less, when in fact their overweight may be due to genetic or other factors that exercise won’t change.
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All too often the medical community ‘fat-shames’ patients trying to lose weight, when in fact obesity and overweight are complicated medical issues.
FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn, right, and President Trump at a Coronavirus Task Force meeting March 19, 2020.
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The rushed emergency approval for a treatment that might help COVID-19 patients has raised questions: Is the FDA abandoning its own guidelines?
The oleander plant is beautiful but deadly because of a toxic chemical called oleadrin.
Consuming the plant can be lethal to animals and humans.
Officers of the Police Service of Northern Ireland redirect traffic around an emergency scene.
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A decadeslong process of recruiting a more diverse police force has led to more peaceful communities and widespread, bipartisan trust in policing in Northern Ireland.
The last thing adolescents want is to be trapped at home alone, by order of their parents.
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Together the social and emotional ‘jobs’ of adolescence – developing intimate friendships and achieving autonomy – make teens uniquely resistant to calls for social distancing.
A sample of cinchona bark.
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Cinchona bark, the flavouring in tonic water, is not a natural source of chloroquine.
Digital reconstruction of French slaver L'Aurore.
If you want to know the extent of the slave trade from Liverpool, use the tools in this article.
Tubeho Neza community distributions of household water filters and cookstoves in western Rwanda in 2014.
The Tubeho Neza programme has showed that it is possible to provide interventions against major diseases to vulnerable households.
Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders shake hands before the debate on Jan. 14.
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At the Jan. 14 debate, held at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, six candidates clashed on jobs, Iran and more.
From left, the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union affects Ireland, too.
Politicians who want to unite Ireland under a Dublin-based government are stuck choosing whether to participate in the UK in an effort to stay in the EU.