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Putin tests experimental nasal vaccine against COVID-19

Nov. 24, 2021 11:36 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday he has taken an experimental nasal vaccine against the coronavirus, three days after he received his booster shot. Russia is facing its worst surge of infections and deaths since the pandemic began and is struggling...

Mouthguard sensors help provide research on player safety

Nov. 23, 2021 12:27 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The mouthguards that some college football players are wearing this season have a dual purpose. Not only does the equipment provide the obvious protection for teeth and jaws, it also includes sensors collecting data to help research the best way to...

New research center measures impact of racism on healthcare

Nov. 20, 2021 01:02 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota opened a new research center in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic that measures the impact of racism on chronic health inequities among people of color in Minnesota. The Center for Chronic Disease Reduction and Equity...

Scientists mystified, wary, as Africa avoids COVID disaster

Nov. 19, 2021 11:55 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — At a busy market in a poor township outside Harare this week, Nyasha Ndou kept his mask in his pocket, as hundreds of other people, mostly unmasked, jostled to buy and sell fruit and vegetables displayed on wooden tables and plastic sheets. As in much of Zimbabwe,...

Vials labeled 'Smallpox' found in Pennsylvania lab freezer

Nov. 17, 2021 17:18 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal health authorities on Wednesday confirmed the discovery of some frozen vials labeled “Smallpox" in a freezer at a facility in Pennsylvania that conducts vaccine research. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the vials “were...

New research offers glimpse into early human development

Nov. 17, 2021 12:28 PM EST

Scientists have been able to get a rare glimpse into a crucial, early stage of human development by analyzing an embryo in its third week after fertilization — a moment in time that has been difficult to study because of both practical and ethical considerations. ...

Hawaii ranks last for early diagnosis of lung cancer

Nov. 16, 2021 16:16 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii ranks last in the nation for the early diagnosis of lung cancer, according to a new study from the American Lung Association. Just 2.8% of high-risk smokers in Hawaii undergo annual CT scans that capture detailed pictures of the lungs, compared...

Egypt announces clinical trials of its own COVID-19 vaccine

Nov. 14, 2021 14:30 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s national research body said Sunday that it will start clinical trials for a domestically made coronavirus vaccine. The country’s acting health minister, Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, told reporters at a press conference that it is launching clinical...

Study: Fox viewers more likely to believe COVID falsehoods

Nov. 10, 2021 01:38 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — People who trust Fox News Channel and other media outlets that appeal to conservatives are more likely to believe falsehoods about COVID-19 and vaccines than those who primarily go elsewhere for news, a study has found. While the Kaiser Family Foundation...

Mind meld: Experts come together to study brain development

Nov. 06, 2021 01:27 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A new center to nurture unusual collaborations to explore brain development opened this month in Minneapolis, on the site of a former children’s hospital. The Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain allows health care providers, neuroscientists...