Spending More Time Outside During The Pandemic? Scientists Say Beware Of Ticks.

With Lyme disease on the rise, people need to take special care to avoid tick encounters amid the COVID-19 crisis.
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Multnomah County health officials on Monday expressed both solidarity with protesters as well as concern about the transmission of Covid-19 that could occur in large crowds. “Wer'e continuing to fight the Covid pandemic, and we’re in another pandemic, one that’s been going on much longer that has destroyed and taken many more lives,” Rachel Banks, director of Multnomah County Public Health, said at a press briefing. “That pandemic is racism.” Rioting erup ted Friday night in downtown…
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[New Times] The Ministry of Health says that the postponement of resuming inter-provincial movements and passenger taxi-moto services was triggered by five new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Rusizi district, Western Province on Sunday, May 31.
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Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS–CoV-2), the cause of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), has spurred a global health crisis. To date, there are no proven options for prophylaxis for those who have been exposed to SARS–CoV-2, nor therapy for those who develop COVID-19. Immune (i.e., “convalescent”) plasma refers to plasma that is collected from individuals following resolution of infection and development of antibodies. Passive antibody administration through transfusion of convalescent plasma may offer the only short-term strategy for conferring immediate immunity to susceptib...
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[Vanguard] Abuja -The World Bank, Price Waterhouse Cooper, PwC, and Nigerian Institute of Mining and Geosciences, NIMG, Monday, tasked the Federal Government on galvanizing the mining sector to cushion economic shocks in the post-COVID-19 era.
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Dr Fauci says he hasn ’t spoken to Trump in two weeks; New Zealand to consider easing restrictions earlier than planned; Mexico deaths pass 10,000. Follow the latest updatesSingapore reopens schoolsUK: Critics round on No 10 over ‘ridiculous’ rules for 14-day quarantineAustralia coronavirus updates – liveCoronavirus latest: at a glanceSee all our coronavirus coverage6.46amBSTTheAssociated Pressis carrying a report that says Chinese officials sat on releasing the genetic map, or genome, of the coronavirus for over a week after multiple government labs had fully decoded it, not sharing details key to ...
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Three NIEHS grant recipients say exposure to uranium, arsenic, and other metals has increased the tribe’s susceptibility to the disease. (read more)
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NIEHS-funded researchers develop online tools to better understand the spread of the novel coronavirus. (read more)
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BOSTON (CBS) — As Massachusetts continues to fight the coronavirus pandemic, the public has plenty of questions. Dr. Mallika Marshall answered some of those sent to WBZ-TV’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts. With the upcoming season, we already have troubles with ticks and Lyme disease and mosquitoes and their diseases. How is the coronavirus going to affect this problem? – Ken from north of Boston  Coronavirus is not spread by mosquitoes or ticks, but you’re right, we still have to protect ourselves from insect-borne diseases like Lyme Disease and West Nile Virus. S...
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(Bloomberg) — There are four critical facets of pandemic prevention, according to Lee Hannah, senior scientist at Conservation International. Three of them make immediate sense against the backdrop of our current emergency: stockpile masks and respirators; have testing infrastructure ready; and ban the global wildlife trade, including the open animal markets where COVID-19 may have first infected people. His fourth recommendation is more grandiose: “Take care of nature.” The assault on ecosystems that allowed COVID-19 to jump from animals to humans went far beyond merchants hunting and selling rare wildli...
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This study delves into the mechanisms by which a short period of fasting can accelerate wound healing. Fasting triggers many of the same cellular stress responses, such as upregulated autophagy, as occur during the practice of calorie restriction. It isn't exactly the same, however, so it is always worth asking whether any specific biochemistry observed in either case does in fact occur in both situations. In particular, the period of refeeding following fasting appears to have beneficial effects that are distinct from those that occur while food is restricted. Multiple forms of therapeutic fasting have been repor...
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