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Wave of promising study results raise hopes for coronavirus vaccines

07 July, 2020 9:55 am 9:55 am

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Early data from trials of three potential COVID-19 vaccines released on Monday, including a closely-watched candidate from Oxford University, increased confidence that a vaccine can train the immune system to recognize and fight the novel coronavirus without serious side effects. Whether any of these efforts will result in a vaccine capable of … Read More

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Pakistani origin Britons at higher risk of virus deaths, finds study

05 May, 2020 12:40 pm 12:40 pm

LONDON (AFP) – The risk of dying from coronavirus is two to three times higher for England´s black and minority ethnic communities, according to an academic analysis of health service data reported Thursday. The study, by University College London (UCL), is the latest to suggest that the COVID-19 illness hits ethnic minorities in Britain and … Read More

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Study finds Google system could improve breast cancer detection

01 January, 2020 10:03 pm 10:03 pm

CHICAGO (Reuters) – A Google artificial intelligence system proved as good as expert radiologists at detecting which women had breast cancer based on screening mammograms and showed promise at reducing errors, researchers in the United States and Britain reported. The study, published in the journal Nature on Wednesday, is the latest to show that artificial … Read More

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Apple Watch detects irregular heartbeats in US study

11 November, 2019 9:19 am 9:19 am

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Apple Inc’s Heart study, the largest yet to explore the role of wearable devices in identifying potential heart problems, found the device could accurately detect atrial fibrillation, the most common type of irregular heartbeat, US researchers reported. The results, published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), come as technology companies … Read More

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During deep sleep, the brain does housekeeping

11 November, 2019 11:03 pm 11:03 pm

BOSTON (Reuters ) – During deep sleep, the brain may be tidying up the detritus that accumulates during a hard day of thinking, a recent study suggests. Researchers have found that during slow-wave sleep in particular – the type of slumber sandwiched between periods of dreaming – a sort of cleaning fluid pulses into the … Read More


Smokers have higher risk for multiple strokes

05 May, 2019 11:13 am 11:13 am

BEIJING (Reuters ) – Smokers who have a stroke are much more likely to have another one if they don’t quit or at least cut back, a Chinese study suggests. Smoking has long been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and serious cardiac events like heart attacks and strokes. But the new study … Read More

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With little enthusiasm, Qatar and FIFA study 2022 World Cup expansion

03 March, 2019 4:02 pm 4:02 pm

MIAMI, Florida (Reuters) – Soccer’s world governing body FIFA and Qatar’s World Cup organisers concede there are challenges and obstacles to expanding the 2022 tournament from 32 to 48 teams but neither is willing to take the idea off the agenda just yet. Friday’s meeting of FIFA’s ruling council decided to “explore this possibility further … Read More

Hollywood’s equality push fails to boost female film directors: study

01 January, 2019 10:09 am 10:09 am

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Only 8 percent of Hollywood’s top films in 2018 were directed by women, down from 11 percent the prior year, despite high-profile efforts to improve gender equality, a study released on Thursday showed. The percentage is roughly unchanged from two decades ago, according to the annual study, which found a “radical … Read More

Greener growth could add $26 trillion to world economy by 2030: study

09 September, 2018 10:39 am 10:39 am

OSLO/LONDON (Reuters) – Strong action to combat climate change could cumulatively add at least $26 trillion to the world economy by 2030, according to a study on Wednesday which seeks to dispel fears that a shift from fossil fuels will undermine growth. President Donald Trump, for instance, said last year that he will pull the … Read More

Cataract surgery not tied to longer life for women, after all

09 September, 2018 9:43 am 9:43 am

NEW YORK (Reuters ) – While older women may have a better quality of life and better vision after surgery to remove cataracts, newly reanalyzed data suggest they shouldn’t base their decision to have the surgery on whether it will help them live longer. In a paper last year in JAMA Ophthalmology, researchers concluded that … Read More

Weight loss drug lorcaserin found safe in large study

08 August, 2018 9:57 am 9:57 am

LONDON  (Reuters ) – Eisai’s weight loss drug lorcaserin does not increase people’s risk of major cardiovascular events, according to data from a study of 12,000 overweight or obese patients. Everyone in the study, which was funded by Eisai, had atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease or multiple risk factors for heart disease. With half the study participants … Read More

Study cites longer dry spells as fuelling US wildfires

08 August, 2018 8:42 am 8:42 am

PINEDALE, Wyo. (Reuters) – Less rain and longer droughts are the major cause behind larger and more intense wildfires in the US West, not higher temperatures and early snowmelt as previously thought, according to research released . The findings by the US Forest Service and University of Montana could help scientists better predict the severity … Read More

In the US, most blacks may have hypertension by age 55

07 July, 2018 10:16 am 10:16 am

NEW YORK (Reuters ) – African American men and women are more likely to develop high blood pressure in middle age than their white counterparts, a US study suggests. Approximately 76 percent of black adults may have high blood pressure by age 55, compared to 55 percent of white men and 40 percent of white … Read More