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America Is Losing the War Against Diabetes

THURSDAY, June 10, 2021 — After years of improvement, Americans with diabetes may be losing some ground in controlling the condition, a new government-funded study shows. Researchers found that between 1999 and the early 2010s, U.S. adults with diabetes made substantial gains: A growing percentage had their blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol down to… Read More »

Moderna’s COVID-19 booster vaccine shows promise against variants, company says

Two of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine booster shots under study induced an immune response against SARS-CoV-2 and variants first identified in South Africa and Brazil, the company announced Wednesday. A variant-specific booster shot resulted in higher levels of neutralizing antibodies against the concerning South African variant with fewer side effects than a third shot of the… Read More »

WHO warns against sales of counterfeit Covid vaccines on the dark web

Small bottles labelled with “Vaccine” stickers stand near a medical syringe in front of displayed “Coronavirus COVID-19” words in this illustration taken April 10, 2020. Dado Ruvic | Reuters The World Health Organization warned against counterfeit Covid-19 vaccines sold on the dark web during a press conference Friday. “We urge all people not to buy… Read More »

Government warns against planning house parties for St Patrick's Day

The government has received reports of house parties being organised for St Patrick’s Day, despite the fact that it could lead to fines or prosecutions. “We are hearing reports of house parties, street parties and other parties being arranged. We want to remind you that no organised activity is permitted under the current level of… Read More »

Biggest threat to our fight against COVID-19

Mr Morrison and Secretary of the Department of Health Professor Brendan Murphy appeared live on news.com.au’s Facebook page this evening to talk about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. The chat was conducted by news.com.au’s national political editor Samantha Maiden, who asked Mr Morrison and Mr Murphy about our readers’ biggest concerns and queries regarding the vaccine. Mr… Read More »

Taking a swim in cold water may help protect us against dementia

Swimming in cold water could help to protect the human brain from dementia, a study has suggested. Researchers from the University of Cambridge believe a so-called ‘cold-shock’ protein may hold the key to developing treatments that delay the onset of degenerative conditions. Production of the protein RBM3 appeared to be triggered in mice when their… Read More »