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Neanderthal DNA may be responsible for severe coronavirus reactions

A team of Neanderthal genetics experts is investigating a DNA strand that is linked to some of the more serious cases of Covid-19 and comparing it to sequences known to have been passed on to living Europeans and Asians from Neanderthal ancestors. The DNA strand is located on chromosome 3, and a team of researchers in Europe linked certain variations …

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Irregular periods associated with a higher risk of early death

A team of mostly American researchers found that women who reported always having irregular menstrual cycles had higher mortality rates than women who reported very regular cycles in the same age groups. The study looked at other potentially influential factors, such as age, weight, lifestyle, contraceptives and family medical history. The study evaluated 79,505 women without a history of cardiovascular …

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Outbreaks of coronavirus in Colorado in schools, colleges, restaurants

CDPHE publishes its weekly list of COVID-19 outbreaks in Colorado. CU Boulder added 305 cases among students, and other schools also reported cases. DENVER – There are 39 active COVID-19 outbreaks involving schools in Colorado and 1,503 confirmed cases of the virus at the University of Colorado Boulder alone, according to a weekly report released by the Colorado Department of …

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New York: Long Island Neighborhoods Among COVID-19 Hotspots

This story was reported by Rachel Blidner,, Matthew Chase,, Scott Eidler,, Thomas Mayer,, Bart Jones and Carol Polski. It was written by Jones. State and city officials are launching a campaign to stop the spread of the coronavirus in hotspots, which are raising levels of infection in New York and other parts of the state, including several neighborhoods on Long …

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Hydroxychloroquine did not prevent Covid-19 among healthcare workers in a new study

The study, which ended earlier, included 125 health workers – some of whom took hydroxychloroquine daily for eight weeks, while others took a placebo. Based on their findings, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania wrote that they “cannot recommend the routine use of hydroxychloroquine” among healthcare professionals to prevent Covid-19. Participants enrolled in the new study from April to July. …

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Coronavirus News: Horseshoe Crabs, Jersey Shore and COVID-19 Vaccine Race

The waters off the southern tip of New Jersey are the capital of horseshoe crabs in the world. The eerie-looking animals are about 450 million years old and are sought after by pharmaceutical companies. Horseshoe cancer blood is hypersensitive to dangerous bacteria that can develop into injectable drugs and vaccines. Prehistoric creatures now play a key role in a large-scale …

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Over 1,000 quarantined in Broome County after a jump in virus cases

(WBNG) – More than 1,000 residents of Broome County are in quarantine after a large increase in the number of people tested positive for COVID-19. According to Broome County Executive Director Jason Garnar, most of these cases are between the ages of 30 and 60, with an average age of 39. Garnar stressed that only 21 cases were students at …

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