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Coronavirus and other causes driving surge in US deaths

The U.S. has seen at least 66,000 more deaths than usual so far this year, according to government data, and the new coronavirus accounts for much—but not all—of the increase. Usually the nation sees about 1 million deaths by the end of April, meaning the rise is in the neighborhood of 7%. The Centers for […]

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Virology lab finds drug originally meant for Ebola is effective against a key enzyme of coronavirus that causes COVID-19

Scientists at the University of Alberta have shown that the drug remdesivir is highly effective in stopping the replication mechanism of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, according to new research published today in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. The paper follows closely on research published by the same lab in late February that demonstrated how […]

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Legionnaires’ disease: Causes, symptoms and treatment

Legionnaires’ disease is a severe form of pneumonia caused by bacteria in the Legionella genus.  When Legionella bacteria infect the lungs, the bugs can cause two different illnesses: a milder infection known as Pontiac fever (because the condition was first described in Pontiac, Michigan, in 1968), and the more serious Legionnaires’ disease, which can lead […]

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What Causes Vaginal Sweat & Odor During a Workout?

Let’s face it, we all get a little sweaty while working out — and yes, that includes your vagina and vulva. Engaging in a legs-together workout, such as running, tends to cause the most amount of sweat in your groin and vaginal area — so it’s no wonder women experience this persistent problem. While vaginal […]

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Stomach bloating: Four drinks proven to help beat the bloat

Stomach bloating describes that uncomfortable sensation following a binge on certain gassy foods and drinks. Symptoms include a stretching sensation in the tummy and painful abdominal cramps. Despite attempts to alleviate symptoms, some people may find the problem persists. For those looking for an alternative remedy, certain drink combinations may do the trick. Mint helps […]

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Researchers examine causes, effects, treatments for alcohol use disorder

New research from Regents’ Professor Katie Witkiewitz at The University of New Mexico Department of Psychology and Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions examines alcohol use disorder, the physical and economic toll it takes, and effective treatments that are now available. Witkiewitz and her colleagues, Barbara McCrady (Distinguished Professor of Psychology) and Eric Claus […]