Neanderthal genes may be to blame in some severe coronavirus cases

Neanderthal genes may be to blame in some severe coronavirus cases

(CNN)Genes inherited from Neanderthal ancestors may be involved in some cases of severe Covid-19 disease, researchers in Germany reported Wednesday.A team of experts on Neanderthal genetics examined a strand of DNA that has been associated with some of the more serious cases of Covid-19 and compared it to sequences known to have been passed down…

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In blow to Trump, Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine won’t be ready by US election

In blow to Trump, Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine won’t be ready by US election

A nurse prepares an injection as a study on Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine candidate gets under way in New York in July. Photo: APNews deals blow to Trump’s hopes of having injection ready by November 3 to give campaign much-needed boost Meanwhile, FDA expands investigation into other leading candidate by AstraZeneca and Oxford after serious illness…

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Coffee before breakfast could give you diabetes, experts warn

Coffee before breakfast could give you diabetes, experts warn

Coffee before breakfast could give you diabetes: Drinking caffeine first thing in the morning can raise blood sugar by 50%, experts warnRegularly drinking coffee before breakfast may raise the risk of type 2 diabetesUniversity of Bath researchers asked volunteers to drink coffee after waking upFound their blood sugar was 50% higher than when they went without…

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Scientists say social distancing is working — for a completely different disease than COVID-19

Scientists say social distancing is working — for a completely different disease than COVID-19

(Getty Images) Early evidence suggests that mask-wearing will save thousands of lives from influenza as well as COVID-19 deaths Matthew Rozsa September 30, 2020 11:18PM (UTC) Even as the novel coronavirus pandemic ravages humanity — the death toll currently stands at more than 1 million deaths worldwide out of nearly 34 million confirmed cases —…

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Irregular periods linked to a greater risk of an early death, study suggests

Irregular periods linked to a greater risk of an early death, study suggests

(CNN)Doctors should pay more attention to women’s menstrual cycles and treat them as an additional vital sign to assess a patient’s health, researchers have said, after a new study found a link between irregular periods and a greater risk of early death.A team of mostly US-based researchers found that women who reported always having irregular…

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