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Many people are overestimating their risk of becoming seriously ill and dying from COVID-19 – News-Medical.Net

A new National Science Foundation-funded survey of six states has found that during the past two months, more people are wearing masks, vaccine uncertainty is on the rise, and many people are overestimating their risk of becoming seriously ill and dying from …

Combination of alcohol and nicotine during pregnancy increases health risk in newborns – News-Medical.Net

University of Houston researchers have found that during early pregnancy, the mix of alcohol and nicotine significantly alters the gene regulatory pathways of the developing fetus, which can lead to major deficiencies in brain development.

Ultra-low-cost hearing aid could help millions of older people worldwide – News-Medical.Net

Using a device that could be built with a dollar's worth of open-source parts and a 3D-printed case, researchers want to help the hundreds of millions of older people worldwide who can't afford existing hearing aids to address their age-related hearing loss.

New model provides district-based forecast of COVID-19 infections – News-Medical.Net

Neuroinformatics scientists at Osnabrück University and data specialists at Forschungszentrum Jülich are releasing new model results daily to forecast COVID-19 infections.

Study finds no link between SARS-CoV-2 during pregnancy and complications in neonates – News-Medical.Net

In a new study published in the esteemed journal JAMA researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital have examined the association between a positive SARS-CoV-2 test during pregnancy and complications in mothers and their newborn babi…

Researchers develop ‘Trojan horse’ approach to destroy cancer cells – News-Medical.Net

Cancer cells are killed in lab experiments and tumour growth reduced in mice, using a new approach that turns a nanoparticle into a 'Trojan horse' that causes cancer cells to self-destruct, a research team at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (N…

Overactivation of fructose made in the brain may drive Alzheimer’s disease – News-Medical.Net

New research released from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus proposes that Alzheimer's disease may be driven by the overactivation of fructose made in the brain.

New T-cell-based vaccine strategy provides broader protection against seasonal influenza – News-Medical.Net

As Americans begin pulling up their sleeves for an annual flu vaccine, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have provided new insights into an alternative vaccine approach that provides broader protection against seasonal influenza.

No discernable difference in SARS-CoV-2 viral loads of young children versus older children and adults – News-Medical.Net

Sharline Madera et al. , in a recent medRxiv* preprint paper, show a detailed investigation of viral nucleic acid among young children and adults, involving over 5,000 cases confirmed by RT-PCR (Reverse Transcriptase – Polymerase Chain Reaction) assay.

Genetic analysis finds link between obesity-related genes and rheumatoid arthritis – News-Medical.Net

An analysis of genetic data collected from more than 850,000 individuals of European ancestry has found a link between obesity-related genes and rheumatoid arthritis.
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Mesothelioma is a deadly cancer mainly caused by exposure to asbestos fibers. Unfortunately, mesothelioma is generally diagnosed at an already advanced stage and none of the therapeutic strategies tried so far is able to eradicate the disease.