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Covid-19 patients may develop skin rashes and discoloration, studies find

Covid-19 patients may develop skin rashes and discoloration, studies find

As Covid-19 started to spread across the United States earlier this year, dermatology offices began to see suspicious signs on some patients’ skin: Red or purple toes, itchy hives, mottled bumps on fingers, a lacy red rash that spread across legs and arms. But were those truly associated with the novel coronavirus? After all, many…MORE

Exploding stars created the calcium in our bones and teeth, study says

Exploding stars created the calcium in our bones and teeth, study says

The calcium in our bones and teeth likely came from stars exploding in supernovas and scattering this mineral across the universe in massive quantities, according to a new study. We truly are made of star stuff, as famed astronomer Carl Sagan once said. In fact, half of the calcium in the universe likely came from…MORE

Weed is not good for your heart, studies say

Weed is not good for your heart, studies say

You may love smoking weed, but it does not love your heart, according to the American Heart Association’s new scientific statement on marijuana. “The American Heart Association recommends that people not smoke or vape any substance, including cannabis products, because of the potential harm to the heart, lungs and blood vessels,” said Dr. Rose Marie…MORE

Novavax Phase 1 data shows coronavirus  vaccine is safe and elicits an immune response

Novavax Phase 1 data shows coronavirus vaccine is safe and elicits an immune response

A third US company has released study results showing its coronavirus vaccine is safe and elicits an immune response. Novavax, Inc. released Phase 1 data Tuesday from 131 volunteers showing that after two doses of the vaccine, participants developed neutralizing antibodies at levels more than four times higher on average than the antibodies developed by…MORE

Operation Warp Speed adviser says media criticism slows coronavirus fight

Critical media reporting about Operation Warp Speed, the federal government’s effort to speed development of drugs, vaccines and other measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic, is distracting people working on the project, its chief adviser says. Former pharma executive Dr. Moncef Slaoui, chief adviser to Operation Warp Speed, complained on a US Health and Human…MORE

US launches advanced trials of antibody treatment for Covid-19 patients

US launches advanced trials of antibody treatment for Covid-19 patients

Two new trials soon will be underway in the United States to investigate antibody treatment approaches for Covid-19 patients. The National Institutes of Health announced on Tuesday that it is launching two advanced trials to test monoclonal antibodies in patients with Covid-19, one for patients with mild disease and another for patients who are hospitalized.…MORE

CDC warns parents to be on lookout for acute flaccid myelitis in children

Parents and pediatricians need to be on the lookout in the coming months for a rare, paralyzing condition that affects young children, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. The polio-like condition, called acute flaccid myelitis or AFM, tends to peak every other year, and the last surge of cases was in 2018,…MORE