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WHO sees progress in COVID-19 vaccine race, says progress needed to protect vulnerable nations

The World Health Organization said on Tuesday it had seen progress in the COVID-19 vaccine race and urged wealthier nations to double their spending to make sure they have access to all the COVID-19 vaccines when they are later developed and distributed.

“What we have seen is that really ? has been little progress over the last few years, ” WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told the Executive Board of the WHO’s annual ministerial assembly. “My message to those who are particularly vulnerable – Lebanon, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Afghanistan, South Sudan – is that you cannot do this overnight, ” he said.

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Reducing spikes in blood pressure by 30% could prevent a life-long obesity, report finds

With obesity now the biggest contributor to the global burden of chronic disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a major initiative to reduce the heart failure risk in children by 30%. The ‘Eating Well’ Project, runs the third and fourth targets, including cutting heart failure by 30% and cancer by 30%.

It is among the best epidemic models a country can use.

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Vigorous exercise during PAD can prevent, manage some cognitive impairment, almost all neurodegenerative disorders

People who have a poor motor skills due to a neurological condition known as PAD or Parkinson’s disease have difficulty in motivating themselves, and this is known to be a factor in dementia disease progression. Now scientists at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Neurólogiques Ricardo Nacional de Investigaciones Cellarites (CNII) of the University of Barcelona (UB) have analysed a large retrospective study of about four hundred participants of the Cardiovascular, Obesity and Related Disorders Cohort (CAND) and compared results with that done by the SVU Neurogene Consortium (SVN), a consortium on cerebro-psychiatric disorders.

The CAMERA participants, aged between 40 and 73, are of three groups: Those who were sedentary, those who had a moderate to severe amount of exercise and those who participated in intense physical activity of high intensity.

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Abortion apps may have more side effects than ultrasound apps

New study findings suggest that emergency contraception application apps that deliver medications to mothers may have fewer side effects than abortion-inducing medications, a major U. S. study suggests.

An examination of sexual dysfunction and orgasm reported by the new analysis showed that 12. 1 percent of the apps resulted in symptoms that included an average of 11. 4 expected sexual partners per session, compared to 15. 8 percent of an earlier U. S. paper reviewed by Reuters.

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Researchers discover mechanism that may help protect against skin diseases like psoriasis

A research team led by the University of Florida has discovered a mechanism that may help protect against skin diseases including psoriasis, eczema and even cataracts—all the same diseases accelerated by DNA damage.

Dangerous diseases, like psoriasis, eczema and cataracts (also called skin cancer) are increasingly appearing on the skin, with skin cancer constituting 60 percent of all cases. These diseases can be caused by the SIK2 gene mutation, which code for proteins that break down into tiny fragments that damage chromosomes. Scientists have previously identified a possible therapeutic role for one of those shreds called FLN10A, but like most proteins on the human genome, FLN10A only works properly when added to the gene to activate it.

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fMRI of the brain reveals distinct patterns in aging dementia

Much of the lab’s prevention research focuses on dementia that is caused by a change in gene expression of brain cells. Yet cells with altered genes become more and more vulnerable to cognitive decline and eventually become disabled. In a new study, a team led by Yale-New Haven Hospital researchers found unequivocally that a key brain stem-cell regulator is regulated by two subtypes of dendritic cells.

The team’s finding, Published online in Cell Reports, sheds light on the fact that certain dendritic cells reserve for neural activity that is needed for sustaining cognitive function. The finding also suggests that stimulation of specific proteins called dendritic repair factors may be a good drug target for treating cognitive dysfunction linked to changing genes in the brain.

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Can cannabis help treat seizures?

While medical marijuana has helped some people with conditions like chronic pain or chronic pain with multiple sclerosis, little research has explored whether it might help people with epilepsy. A new study shows that a short-course, low-THC cannabidiol (CBD) dietary supplement appears to reverse seizures in mice, but that the treatment didn’t work as well as access to cannabis through medical marijuana programs.

“We are presenting results from the first randomized, double-blind randomized clinical study of CBD for the treatment of acute myoclonal myopathy (AM)-;an aggressive form of epilepsy that affects like 20-30 percent of people over the age of 40. They are using CBD capsules in the form of an oil (out-of-competition) to treat a form of chronic myoclonal glioma (CGN) -;which is typically difficult to treat and is resistant to long-term maintenance treatment. ” said Reach Rehman, Ph. D., senior author of the study and executive director, Global Alliance Integrative Medicine.

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