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Alaska reports 16th death tied to COVID-19 and 55 more resident and nonresident cases – Anchorage Daily News

Additional details about the newly reported death were not immediately available. Thirty-two new Anchorage resident cases were reported Saturday.

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New UCLA Research Reveals Why Sleeping is So Important – NBC Southern California

Sleep helps repair a certain amount of neurological damage suffered during waking hours, and essentially declutters the brain.

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A dramatic change in the purpose of sleep occurs when children are about 2 1/2 years old — a time when sleep’s primary purpose changes from brain-building to brain maintenance and repair, according to a study released Friday by researchers at UCLA.
Don’t wake babies up during REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. Important work is being done in their brains as they sleep,” said Gina Poe, the senior study author and a UCLA professor of integrative biology and physiology who has conducted sleep resear…

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NSW records four new COVID-19 cases – Tenterfield Star

NSW has recorded four new COVID-19 cases, with three being returned travellers in hotel quarantine and one that was locally acquired as health authorities str…..

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NSW has recorded four new COVID-19 cases, with three being returned travellers in hotel quarantine and one that was locally acquired as health authorities strive for zero community transmission in the lead-up to school holidays.
There were 7765 tests undertaken in the 24-hour reporting period until 8pm on Sunday night, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian told reporters on Monday.
“Unfortunately we are seeing a dip in the number of tests,” she said.
“Complacency is our biggest concern and we just w…

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From adenoviruses to RNA: the pros and cons of different COVID vaccine technologies – Indian Link

From live-attenuated viruses to virus vectors, here’s what you need to know about COVID vaccine technologies and their pros and cons.

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The World Health Organisation lists about 180 COVID-19 vaccines being developed around the world.
Each vaccine aims to use a slightly different approach to prepare your immune system to recognise and fight SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
However, we can group these technologies into five main types. Some technology is tried and trusted. Some technology has never before been used in a commercial vaccine for humans.
As we outline in our recent paper, each technology has its pros and…

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