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Medical Xpress / Weighted "lottery" provides greater access to scarce COVID-19 medications

A weighted "lottery" designed to increase access to the antiviral drug remdesivir during the May-July 2020 COVID-19 surge for those most affected by the coronavirus, including members of the Black, Latinx and indigenous communities, ...

Phys.org / Is your family 'CO safe' when big storms hit?

(HealthDay)—If you live in the path of hurricanes , the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging you to be prepared.

14 hours ago in Earth
Medical Xpress / Success story Taiwan faces its worst outbreak in pandemic

The island of Taiwan, which has had enviable success in containing COVID-19, imposed new restrictions in its capital city on Saturday as it battled its worst outbreak since the pandemic began.

Tech Xplore / Flared natural gas latest prize in bitcoin miners' energy quest

As the value of bitcoin soars and concerns rise about the energy-intensive process needed to obtain it, cryptocurrency entrepreneurs in the United States believe they have found a solution in flared natural gas.

15 hours ago in Business
Medical Xpress / Indian state orders lockdown after 'super-spreader' election

An Indian state stricken by coronavirus after mass rallies were held for a key election ordered a two-week lockdown on Saturday in a bid to halt the spread.

Medical Xpress / After one year of research accounts, finally the CDC updates recommendations on COVID-19 airborne transmission

On Friday May 7, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new public recommendations to account for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) airborne transmission. The CDC now accounts both ...

Medical Xpress / Did the coronavirus escape from a lab? The idea deserves a second look, scientists say

Eighteen scientists from some of the world's most prestigious research institutions are urging their colleagues to dig deeper into the origins of the coronavirus responsible for the global pandemic.

Phys.org / Back-to-back tornadoes kill 12 in China; over 300 injured

Back-to-back tornadoes killed 12 people in central and eastern China and left more than 300 others injured, authorities said Saturday.

May 15, 2021 in Earth
Medical Xpress / States, business sort out what new CDC mask guidance means

More than a dozen states quickly embraced new federal guidelines that say fully vaccinated Americans no longer need to wear masks indoors or out in most cases. But other states and cities and some major businesses hesitated ...

Medical Xpress / Researchers report first instance of COVID-19 triggering recurrent blood clots in arms

Researchers at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School are reporting the first instance of COVID-19 triggering a rare recurrence of potentially serious blood clots in people's arms.

May 15, 2021 in Vaccination
Medical Xpress / Indian Covid variant sparks concern, and questions

The coronavirus strain first linked to the COVID epidemic in India has now spread to at least 44 countries and been classified as a "variant of concern", but health authorities still know relatively little about it.

Medical Xpress / Fruit flies and mosquitos are 'brainier' than most people suspect, say scientists

In research made possible when COVID-19 sidelined other research projects, scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine meticulously counted brain cells in fruit flies and three species of mosquitos, revealing a number that would ...

May 14, 2021 in Neuroscience