First COVID-19 double-lung transplant patient goes home

This post was originally published on this siteThe first COVID-19 patient in the U.S. to receive a double-lung transplant was discharged from the hospital this week, according to news reports.

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Dozens of scientists and others took a DIY COVID-19 vaccine with no proof that it works

This post was originally published on this siteThe ingredients arrive by mail, to be prepared by recipients in their homes or labs. No, this isn’t a DIY meal kit — it’s an

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Heartburn medication tied to higher COVID-19 risk — but don’t panic

This post was originally published on this siteTaking a common form of heartburn medication may moderately raise the risk of contracting COVID-19, according to a new study. Based on an online

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A shot taken every 2 months could prevent HIV

This post was originally published on this siteA shot to prevent HIV has outperformed the prescription pill normally taken for the same purpose in a large clinical trial, The New York Times

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Person who had measles 100 years ago helps scientists trace origins of virus

This post was originally published on this siteA diseased human lung, fixed in the preservative formalin for more than 100 years, helped scientists trace the history of the measles virus and

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Sweden’s lax COVID-19 response caused too many deaths, country’s top epidemiologist says

This post was originally published on this siteThe epidemiologist who led Sweden’s controversial COVID-19 response, which did not involve a strict lockdown, now says that the country should

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Jane Goodall: Humanity is doomed if we don’t change after this pandemic

This post was originally published on this sitePrimatologist Jane Goodall said that humanity must “drastically change our diets” and our treatment of wild and farmed animals if we

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Could COVID-19 be linked to a rare childhood inflammatory illness?

This post was originally published on this siteAn intense inflammatory illness has struck children around the globe, and physicians suspect it may somehow be linked to COVID-19. Several anecdotal

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Study aims to uncover rate of COVID-19 infection among US children

This post was originally published on this siteThe National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched a new study to determine the rate of COVID-19 infection among U.S. children. The study, known

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We expel carbon dioxide as waste. Naked mole rats bathe their brains in it to prevent seizures.

This post was originally published on this siteNaked mole rats are supremely weird creatures — they don’t need much oxygen, and instead have seizures if they don’t get enough

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