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Aim to exceed weekly recommended physical activity level to offset health harms of prolonged sitting

New additional research shows that increasing physical activity can counter early death risk linked to long periods of sedentary time The health harms associated with prolonged sitting can be offset by exceeding weekly recommended physical activity levels, says the World Health Organization (WHO) in new global guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behavior [1], published […]

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Researchers use cutting edge technology to bioprint mini-kidneys

Researchers have used cutting edge technology to bioprint miniature human kidneys in the lab, paving the way for new treatments for kidney failure and possibly lab-grown transplants. The study, led by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and biotech company Organovo and published in Nature Materials, saw the research team also validate the use of […]

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Magnetic brain waves to detect injury and disease

Scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed a new sensor to measure weak magnetic signals in the brain, which has the potential to increase understanding of connectivity in the brain, and detect signs of traumatic brain injury, dementia and schizophrenia. Magnetic signals in the brain are measured by magnetoencephalography (MEG). They are easier to […]

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Dutch say ready to roll out vaccine pending approval

The Netherlands is ready to roll out coronavirus vaccines to some 3.5 million people in the first quarter of next year, the health minister announced on Friday. The inoculation drive will first target people older than 60 and those working in high-risk medical jobs, and kick in as soon as Europe’s medicines regulator gives the […]

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When will Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine be ready to ship?

Pfizer will apply for FDA approval after announcing vaccine’s 95% percent effectiveness Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel with Pfizer vaccine analysis and his take on when emergency authorization will likely take place. Pfizer and BioNTech announced on Friday that they were submitting an emergency use authorization request to the FDA for its coronavirus […]