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‘Zinc fingers’ may help treat Alzheimer’s, animal study shows

Researchers have used a genetic engineering strategy to dramatically reduce levels of tau — a key protein that accumulates and becomes tangled in the brain during the development of Alzheimer’s disease — in an animal model of the condition. The results, which come from investigators at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Sangamo Therapeutics Inc., could… Read More »

CDC study finds easing mask and restaurant rules led to more Covid cases and deaths, as some states move to lift restrictions

Patrons Sari and Peter Melendez enjoy lunch at Katz’s Delicatessen, the famous deli founded in 1888, on the first day of the return to indoor dining for New York City, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in New York, February 12, 2021. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Easing mask mandates and reopening restaurants have led to… Read More »

Matt Hancock urges England to stay vigilant after study claims the decline in Covid cases has SLOWED

UK Covid cases fall by a THIRD on last week to 6,753 while deaths tumble by a quarter to 242 as PHE says infections have fallen in every region and age group for SEVEN weeks in a row Public Health England report reveals coronavirus cases fell in 147 out of 149 local authorities last week… Read More »

Capping hospital prices could save $235B annually, Rand study says

Dive Brief: Aggressively regulating the prices of hospital services could reduce healthcare spending by more than $ 235 billion a year, according to a new study issued by the think tank Rand. The report also examines price transparency and increased market competition among hospitals, and concluded that setting fixed prices would save the most money. … Read More »

People with HIV at higher risk of hospitalisation and death from COVID-19, New York study finds

People with HIV were more likely to be admitted to hospital with COVID-19 and more likely to die in hospital due to COVID-19 than people without HIV, and people with more advanced HIV disease or unsuppressed viral load were more likely than other people with HIV to be hospitalised, a review of surveillance data in… Read More »