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The stress of giving birth under lockdown

Having a baby is always nerve-racking - and women now have unexpected worries to contend with. New mothers share their stories of 'incredible' midwives, and the joy and pain of giving birth during a pandemic Helen Simmons, a 28-year-old film producer from London, went into labor with her second child on the evening of 30...

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WHO warns that few have developed antibodies to Covid-19

Herd immunity hopes dealt blow by report suggesting only 2% -3% of people have been infected Only a tiny proportion of the global population - maybe as few as 2% or 3% - appear to have antibodies in the blood showing they have been infected with Covid-19, according to the World Health Organization, a finding...

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Will there be a second wave of coronavirus?

As countries ease lockdowns, the worry is that populations remain highly vulnerable With more countries planning to loosen restrictions imposed due to coronavirus but the UK prime minister, Boris Johnson, and the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, concerned about the potential for a resurgence or second wave, here is what we know from the rest of...

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Healthcare workers ‘should be screened for Covid-19 every week’

UK cancer specialist says leaving potentially infectious staff in hospitals is unethical Healthcare workers should be screened for Covid-19 every week to protect patients from asymptomatic infection, the head of the Francis Crick Institute's testing facility has said. The call comes amid concerns that hospitals are becoming hotspots for disease transmission and evidence that a significant...

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Precision Medicine Researchers Identify New Alzheimer’s Genes

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine, in collaboration with scientists from the Alzheimer's Disease Sequencing Project (ADSP), have discovered new genes that could contribute to the onset of Alzheimer's disease. The new discovery may advance precision medicine treatments for the degenerative condition. The National Institutes of Health developed ADSP in response to the National...