America has prepared for coronavirus for years, Sec. Azar says

US working ‘aggressively’ to mitigate coronavirus in America: Alex Azar U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Resources Alex Azar says our country is prepared to handle the coronavirus if it spreads. After the stock market took a dramatic fall for a second straight day due to growing coronavirus fears, United States Secretary for Health and Human Services Alex Azar said […]

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'Speed keto' combines intermittent fasting and the keto diet. It boosts weight loss, but experts say it's a bad idea.

"Speed keto," a combination of the keto diet and intermittent fasting, claims to provide quicker weight loss results without cravings or a complications. It's true that both keto and intermittent fasting have been found to have health benefits, including weight loss, when done correctly. However, experts don't recommend speed keto, particularly for those new to keto. While it works for […]

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BITMARCK and RISE are on schedule with German EPR implementation

IT service provider the BITMARCK Group has announced that the development of the electronic patient record (EPR) for the German healthcare market is on track. BITMARCK has been commissioned by the German federal parliament to carry out the technical implementation of the EPR for over 80% of statutory health insurance companies. Since mid-2019, the company has been working on the project […]

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Releasing brakes: Potential new methods for Duchenne muscular dystrophy therapies

Researchers identified a group of small molecules that may open the door to developing new therapies for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), an as-yet-uncured disease that results in devastating muscle weakening and loss. The molecules tested by the team from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania eased repression of a specific gene, utrophin, in mouse muscle cells, […]

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Why Edgar Allan Poe probably did not kill himself

A computational analysis of language used by the writer Edgar Allan Poe has revealed that his mysterious death was unlikely to have been suicide. The author, poet, editor, and literary critic died in 1849 after spending several days in hospital while in a state of delirium. To date, Poe’s death remains an unsolved enigma, with his contemporary, poet Charles Baudelaire […]

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Consumption-driven climate change leaves the poor worse off

Climate change is disproportionately impacting the poor, elderly and people with a disability , according to an expert from The Australian National University (ANU). Professor Sharon Friel also argues we need a better long term approach to mitigate this problem. She is calling for Australia and the world to move away from what she calls the ‘consumptagenic’ system—the institutions, policies, […]

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Kuwait, Bahrain announce first coronavirus cases

Kuwait and Bahrain confirmed on Monday their first novel coronavirus cases, health ministries in the two Gulf states announced, adding all had come from Iran. Kuwait reported three infections and Bahrain one. “Tests conducted on those coming from the Iranian city of Mashhad showed there were three confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19),” the Kuwaiti health ministry said in a […]

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