Two hurdles mRNA drugs face are a short half-life and impurities that trigger immune responses.
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The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated the promise of using mRNA as medicine. But before mRNA drugs can go beyond vaccines, researchers need to identify the right diseases to treat.
“Food is medicine” programs recognize the vital importance of fresh produce in a person’s overall health.
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When people taking part in 22 pilot programs across the US got free fruits and vegetables, their health improved.
For many people with fragile X, the mutated gene that causes symptoms is active rather than silenced.
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Fragile X syndrome is the most common inherited form of intellectual disability. Using short bits of DNA to fix improperly transcribed genes may one day be a potential treatment option.
The melanocytes in zebrafish stripes share many similarities to those in people.
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Zebrafish melanocytes cause diseases similar to those in people when they don’t work properly. Studying how they regenerate after injury could lead to new treatments for hair color loss and vitiligo.
In Lviv, Ukraine, a 15-year-old girl recovers from injuries sustained in the war.
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No matter their age, gender, ethnicity or locale, kids undergoing this therapy can make real progress in recovering from the most devastating traumas.
Cytomegalovirus belongs to the same virus family,
Herpesviridae, as cold sores and chickenpox.
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Although testing for CMV during pregnancy isn’t routine and there isn’t universal screening for infants, there are steps pregnant people can take to protect themselves and their newborns.
The traditional assumption that eating disorders primarily affect affluent white women has led to stigma, stereotyping and misunderstanding.
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Eating disorders in teens are common and dangerous, and parents and loved ones play a crucial role in helping to both identify concerning behaviors and promote healthy ones.
Although xylazine is not an opioid, naloxone can reverse the effects of the fentanyl and heroin it is often mixed with.
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Xylazine, or tranq, is increasingly being mixed with drugs like fentanyl or heroin and can be difficult to detect. Most people who use drugs are unable to tell if they have been exposed to it.
Some of the same genetic mutations can lead to FTD, ALS or symptoms of both.
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FTD leads to changes in personality and behavior. Understanding its genetic and molecular causes could lead to new ways to treat neurodegenerative diseases.
Infeksi, jaringan parut dan hepatitis B dan C hanyalah beberapa dari masalah kesehatan yang disebabkan oleh tindik badan.
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Tindik badan juga dikaitkan dengan penularan hepatitis B dan hepatitis C.
Technique matters when it comes to getting a sufficient amount of virus for a rapid test.
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Rapid tests can be an incredibly useful tool for early detection of COVID-19. Unfortunately, they sometimes leave people with more questions than answers.
Infections, scarring and hepatitis B and C are just some of the health problems caused by body piercing.
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Millions of Americans wear jewelry that pierces the ear, nose, lips, tongue and genital areas. But adorning yourself with metal body art can be a health hazard.
Once in short supply, rapid antigen tests are now available throughout the U.S.
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With the relaxation of mask-wearing mandates, there’s even more need to know how much over-the-counter tests help.
Only a small amount of fentanyl is enough to be lethal.
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Fentanyl’s wide availability in the drug supply has led to an increase in unintentional overdoses. While prevention strategies are available, limited availability stymies their use.
A women cries while kneeling in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on May 2, 2022.
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A draft opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito suggests that a majority of the court may overturn the landmark 1973 ruling that guaranteed the constitutional right to abortion in the US.
Pregnant people are at significantly greater risk from COVID-19 than from the vaccine.
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A robust body of research finds that getting vaccinated against COVID-19 during pregnancy is safe and effective – and the best way to protect both mother and child from the risks of COVID-19.
About 1 in 300 people in the general population carry the Tay-Sachs disease gene.
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Tay-Sachs is a rare and fatal neurodegerative disorder that most commonly affects children. Researchers have developed the first Tay-Sachs treatment to reach clinical trials.
Reflecting on the growing demand for at-home rapid COVID-19 tests.
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The Biden administration intends to distribute an additional 500 million at-home rapid COVID tests starting in January.
Todas las pruebas de COVID-19 comienzan con una muestra, pero los procesos científicos varían mucho después de ese punto.
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Los dos tipos de pruebas de COVID-19 – antígeno y PCR – funcionan de formas muy diferentes, por lo cual una es rápida pero menos certera y la otra lenta y precisa.
The key to rapid antigen testing is to test early in the course of COVID-19 infection, ideally several times 24 hours apart.
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Knowing when and how often to use rapid tests is key to getting an accurate picture of your COVID-19 status.