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Moderna’s latest vaccine trial paves way for a flu/COVID combo

Moderna’s latest vaccine trial paves way for a flu/COVID combo

Moderna has announced the start of its Phase 1/2 human clinical trial involving its mRNA seasonal influenza vaccine. The work is the start of what may prove to be an interesting evolution in seasonal illness vaccines, with Moderna stating that it plans to evaluate possible combination vaccines that would offer protection from RSV, influenza, COVID-19, and hMPV.

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Artificial mucus may have a big role in future health treatments

Artificial mucus may have a big role in future health treatments

Synthetic mucus could play an important role in future medical treatments, according to a new study from the University of Copenhagen's Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. Researchers with the university have found a way to produce artificial mucus, including the "special pattern" of sugars found in mucus that paves the way for new kinds of treatments.

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Yale study finds psychedelic helps the brain heal from depression damage

Yale study finds psychedelic helps the brain heal from depression damage

Past research has found that experiencing chronic depression or stress can reduce the number of neural connections in the brain. Some people have sought substances that'll help reverse this issue by triggering the growth of neuronal connections, but many of these products aren't backed by science. That has changed for one popular compound, however, thanks to a new study from Yale University.

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Scientists say extreme longevity may hit new milestone in coming decades

Scientists say extreme longevity may hit new milestone in coming decades

People are living longer on average and the number of people who experience "extreme longevity" is likewise increasing. Though most people do not live to reach the age of 100, the data shows that people who manage to live beyond that age has been increasing over past decades. A new analysis out of the University of Washington estimates this trend will continue, potentially including new record-breaking ages by the end of the century.

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Tyson recalls more than 8 million pounds of precooked chicken in US

Tyson recalls more than 8 million pounds of precooked chicken in US

Tyson Foods has announced a massive recall involving more than 8 million pounds of precooked chicken products over the risk of Listeria contamination. The recalled products were produced from December 2020 to April 2021 and may still be in many consumers' freezers. A few illnesses were reported in conjunction with the recall, including one death.

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CDC reports three unusual deadly bacterial infections with mystery source

CDC reports three unusual deadly bacterial infections with mystery source

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported three cases of a severe and often fatal bacterial infection called melioidosis. The source of these infections is unknown at this time, with the CDC saying these cases are "unusual" because none of the three victims had traveled outside of the US before presenting symptoms.

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Kratom may be particularly risky for older adults seeking pain relief

Kratom may be particularly risky for older adults seeking pain relief

Chronic pain is a terrible problem without an adequate solution. Many people resort to opioid medication for pain relief, but concerns about addiction have resulted in many doctors reducing or eliminating the narcotics offered to patients. Many people turn to alternative options for pain relief as a result, and one popular solution is a plant called kratom.

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Scientists say they’ve linked spirituality with a surprising brain circuit

Scientists say they’ve linked spirituality with a surprising brain circuit

A new study from Brigham and Women's Hospital claims to have linked spirituality with a specific brain circuit, noting that such tendencies seem to be "deeply woven into our neuro-fabric." The findings were made possible by using lesions in patients' brains to map behaviors with specific brain circuits, as well as survey data from patients.

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Replacing vegetable oils with fish fat may be key for migraine sufferers

Replacing vegetable oils with fish fat may be key for migraine sufferers

If you're someone who suffers from migraines, you may benefit from reducing the number of vegetable oils in your diet and replacing them with fish fat. That's according to a new study published by the NIH's National Institute on Aging, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Researchers say simple 5-minute IMST workout has major health benefits

Researchers say simple 5-minute IMST workout has major health benefits

High blood pressure is a common, insidious health issue that impacts a huge number of people and, when left untreated, can lead to serious illnesses as one ages. Blood pressure medication is available to treat hypertension, but many people can naturally reduce their blood pressure by making certain lifestyle changes, including increasing the amount of exercise they get every week.

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Southern food may be tasty, but study also links it to sudden death

Southern food may be tasty, but study also links it to sudden death

Southern American cooking is known for being as tasty as it is unhealthy. Foods are often deep-fried, filled with fat and salt, while the beverages are often sweet. According to new research published by the American Heart Association, eating this diet on a regular basis may also increase your risk of suddenly dying from a heart problem.

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Top universities made a face mask that detects COVID-19 infections

Top universities made a face mask that detects COVID-19 infections

Harvard and MIT researchers teamed up to develop a face mask capable of detecting if the wearer is infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. It only takes about 90 minutes for the mask to detect the virus, according to the newly published study on the innovation. The same tech could also potentially be leveraged to detect other types of germs and toxins.

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