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Fatigue, headache among top lingering symptoms months after COVID

Dr. Elizabeth Rutkowski. Credit: Augusta University Fatigue and headache were the most common symptoms reported by individuals an average of more than four months out from having COVID-19, investigators report. Muscle aches, cough, changes in smell and taste, fever, chills and nasal congestion were next in the long line of …

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Exploring new dimensions in surgery

Surgeons today still have to manually adjust the lighting in the operating theater while they perform surgery. The partners involved in the SmartOT project are developing an intelligent lighting system that automatically compensates for any shadows. Credit: University of Oldenburg/Michael Stephan When you enter Operating Theatre 3 of the new …

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Epidemiologist breaks down ‘forever chemicals’ and research on their health effects

Credit: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine For nearly two decades, Brown University Associate Professor of Epidemiology Joseph Braun has been studying the human health effects, from before conception through adolescence, of exposure to environmental pollutants. Through interdisciplinary, multi-institution research projects, Braun and his collaborators measure levels of exposure …

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North Korea pushes traditional medicine to fight COVID-19

Employees of Junggu Koryo Medicine Pharmaceutical Factory produce Koryo medicines in Pyongyang, on June 7, 2022. North Korea has been driving to increase the production of both modern and traditional (Koryo) medicine to fight the COVID-19 illness. Credit: AP Photo/Cha Song Ho, File As a medical student in North Korea, …

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Scars of COVID persist for sickest survivors, their families

Freddy Fernandez sits with his fiancé, Vanessa Cruz, and their 8-month-old daughter, Mariana Fernandez in their home Friday, June 10, 2022, in Carthage, Mo. After contracting COVID-19 in August 2021, Fernandez spent months hooked up to a respirator and an ECMO machine before coming home in February 2022 to begin …

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Sentences have their own timing in the brain

Simulation results based on the time-based binding hypothesis. (a) and (b). The model representation of phrases and sentences, in which the P (Proposition units), RB (Role-filler units), PO (Propositional Object units) and S (syllables units) represent the different types of node in DORA. P(DP) represents the top-level unit is a …

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Venezuela’s alarmingly low vaccine rate among worst in world

A toddler is inoculated for polio during a free vaccination campaign for polio, rubella and influenza organized by the Health Ministry in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, June 18, 2022. An Associated Press analysis of rare government data and estimates from public health agencies shows that Venezuela’s vaccination crisis is growing, putting …

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Masks could return to Los Angeles as COVID surges nationwide

by CARLA K. JOHNSON and CHRISTOPHER WEBER Nick Barragan wears a mask while running errands in Los Angeles on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. Los Angeles County is facing a return to a broad indoor mask requirement if current trends in hospital admissions continue, health officials said. Barragan said he’s disappointed …

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