In China, science-based approaches to the virus are being sidelined – CNN

Some of its citizens have taken to contrasting the country’s approach — unfavorably — to that of North Korea, with many arguing that in comparison, the hermit nation has shared more “scientific” information about Covid to the public. China stands isolated from the world in pursuing a zero-tolerance approach that critics say is rooted more in political ideology than science. […]

The Companies That Will Cover Travel Expenses for Employee Abortions – The New York Times

After the Supreme Court’s ruling ending federal abortion rights on Friday, several companies released statements reaffirming their commitment to helping employees access health care services they may not be able to obtain in their state. Companies began to come out with policies on covering travel expenses for employees who need abortions in May, when a leaked memo from Supreme Court […]

Abortion rules won’t change in Alberta, health minister says | CTV News – CTV News Calgary

After a decision that has sent shockwaves throughout the world about a woman’s right to choose, Alberta’s Health Minister Jason Copping says there won’t be any change here despite what happens south of the border. Copping made the comment at the grand opening of a Lethbridge clinic, saying that while the federal government is in charge of human rights, funding […]

Biodegradable nanomaterials can take images and deliver medicine to combat peripheral arterial disease – News-Medical.Net

A University of Texas at Arlington bioengineer is leading a project that will develop biodegradable nanomaterials that will take pictures and deliver medicine to combat peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Kytai Nguyen, a UT Arlington bioengineering professor, is the principal investigator in the four-year, $2.1 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant. She’s collaborating with Jian Yang, a Penn State University […]

Researchers report high rates of new TB infection among adolescents in Tanzania – News-Medical.Net

Published today in PLOS ONE, “Serial T-SPOT.TB responses in Tanzanian adolescents: transient, persistent and irregular conversions” [], investigators from the Geisel School of Medicine and Muhimibili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) report high rates of new tuberculosis (TB) infection among adolescents in Tanzania. Multiple blood tests for TB infection were conducted over three years in 650 schoolchildren age […]

Is MSG really bad for health? Here’s why you needn’t avoid it like the plague – CNA

“Flavour enhancer” is another description of MSG in processed foods. Then there are naturally occurring glutamates in foods such as cheese, fruit juice, nuts and tomatoes. “They’re naturally very high in glutamate,” noted Ramesh. But is there a difference between consuming, say, glutamates in fresh foods such as tomatoes and industrially made MSG that is added to ketchup or tomato […]

Environmental factors are highly predictive of people’s risk of death, study shows – News-Medical.Net

Along with high blood pressure, diabetes, and smoking, environmental factors such as air pollution are highly predictive of people’s chances of dying, especially from heart attack and stroke, a new study shows. Led by researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, the study showed that exposure to above average levels of […]

Researchers identify orally efficacious antiviral drug against respiratory syncytial virus – News-Medical.Net

An oral antiviral drug that targets a key part of the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) polymerase and inhibits the synthesis of viral genetic material has been identified, a finding that could provide an effective treatment against RSV disease, according to researchers in the Center for Translational Antiviral Research at Georgia State University. The findings, published in the journal Science Advances, […]