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Neck fleeces may be worse for coronavirus protection, study says – Business Insider – Business Insider

Unlike other masks, a neck fleece may actually create more respiratory droplets during speech, according to researchers at Duke University.

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SARS-CoV-2 infects monocytes and macrophages, without cytopathic effect – News-Medical.Net

A team of researchers from Aix-Marseille Univ, IHU-Méditerranée Infection, Institut Paoli Calmettes and Laboratoire d’Immunologie, Marseille, France, conducted …

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The COVID-19 pandemic caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has affected over 30 million individuals worldwide. Originating in Wuhan (China) at the end of 2019, the virus and has claimed over 959,000 lives to date. While most patients present with fever, cough, and fatigue, some progress to acute respiratory distress syndrome or other critical and often fatal conditions.
The severity of COVID-19  disease is linked to age and comorbidities, including coronary hea…

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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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