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03/06/2021   Wired Science
Most of the vehicles uncovered so far have been akin to modern-day station wagons. This one's a straight-up sports car.
03/06/2021   Wired Science
A new White House policy tries to put a dollar value on the future harm of greenhouse gas emissions.
03/05/2021   MedicineNet Daily Health
Title: What's the Best COVID Vaccine?
Category: Health News
Created: 3/5/2021 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/5/2021 12:00:00 AM
03/05/2021   MedicineNet Daily Health
Title: It's Too Soon to Lift COVID Restrictions: Fauci
Category: Health News
Created: 3/5/2021 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/5/2021 12:00:00 AM
03/05/2021   MedicineNet Daily Health
Title: AHA News: Why Did Yankees Manager Get a Pacemaker, and How Does It Work?
Category: Health News
Created: 3/5/2021 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/5/2021 12:00:00 AM
03/05/2021   MedicineNet Daily Health
Title: Shortage of Syringes for COVID-19 Shots
Category: Health News
Created: 3/5/2021 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/5/2021 12:00:00 AM
03/05/2021   MedicineNet Daily Health
Title: When Facebook, Twitter Flag Posts as 'Unverified,' Readers Listen
Category: Health News
Created: 3/5/2021 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/5/2021 12:00:00 AM
03/05/2021   MedicineNet Daily Health
Title: Lockdowns Tied to Temporary Drops in Illicit Drug Seizures
Category: Health News
Created: 3/5/2021 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/5/2021 12:00:00 AM
03/05/2021   MedicineNet Daily Health
Title: Formaldehyde in Hair Straighteners Prompts FDA Warning
Category: Health News
Created: 3/5/2021 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/5/2021 12:00:00 AM
03/05/2021   MedicineNet Daily Health
Title: Big Paychecks Pay Off in Self-Confidence, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 3/5/2021 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/5/2021 12:00:00 AM
03/05/2021   MedicineNet Daily Health
Title: Opioid Use (and Overuse) for Knee Arthritis Takes Big Financial Toll
Category: Health News
Created: 3/5/2021 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/5/2021 12:00:00 AM
03/05/2021   MedicineNet Daily Health
Title: A Vaccine Against UTIs? New Mouse Study Brings Shot Closer
Category: Health News
Created: 3/5/2021 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/5/2021 12:00:00 AM
03/05/2021   MedicineNet Daily Health
Title: Reassuring News for Women Taking Epilepsy Meds While Pregnant
Category: Health News
Created: 3/5/2021 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/5/2021 12:00:00 AM
03/05/2021   MedicineNet Daily Health
Title: AHA News: Bypass Surgery Turned Doctor From Couch Potato Into Mountain Climber
Category: Health News
Created: 3/4/2021 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/5/2021 12:00:00 AM
03/05/2021   MedicineNet Daily Health
Title: More Data Suggests New Coronavirus Variants Weaken Vaccines, Treatments
Category: Health News
Created: 3/4/2021 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/5/2021 12:00:00 AM
03/05/2021   MedicineNet Daily Health
Title: Is Catnip a Mosquito Repellent?
Category: Health News
Created: 3/4/2021 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/5/2021 12:00:00 AM
03/05/2021   MedicineNet Daily Health
Title: Moderna COVID Vaccine Can Sometimes Trigger Delayed Skin Reactions
Category: Health News
Created: 3/4/2021 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/5/2021 12:00:00 AM
03/05/2021   MedicineNet Daily Health
Title: Perils of the Pandemic: Scooters, Cleansers and Button Batteries
Category: Health News
Created: 3/4/2021 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/5/2021 12:00:00 AM
03/05/2021   MedicineNet Daily Health
Title: COVID Leaves Most Pro Athletes With No Lasting Heart Damage: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 3/4/2021 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/5/2021 12:00:00 AM
03/05/2021   Wired Science
Researchers are racing to understand new versions of the coronavirus. But without scientific standards, too many mutants are getting the monster treatment.
03/05/2021   Wired Science
Catch up on the most important updates from this week.
03/05/2021   Wired Science
After getting fully inoculated against Covid-19, here are some scenarios that prove the New Normal isn’t normal at all.
03/04/2021   Wired Science
A new study modeled whether we could find intelligent life on another planet—by looking for its pollution.
03/04/2021   Wired Science
The state’s independent rural drugstores are showing the power of small.
03/03/2021   Wired Science
Here's all the WIRED coverage in one place, from how to keep your children entertained to how this outbreak is affecting the economy.
03/03/2021   Wired Science
The rocket lowered the rover onto the surface of Mars before it shot away from the landing site. So where did it end up?
03/03/2021   Wired Science
In her new book, Brandy Schillace recalls the unbelievable legacy of a Cold War era neurosurgeon’s mission to preserve the soul.
03/03/2021   Wired Science
The Covidologist-in-chief says we can’t relax on masks and social distancing yet. Hear that, Texas?
03/02/2021   Wired Science
People once folded their correspondence in intricate ways, known as “letterlocking,” to keep out snoops. A fancy new imaging technique sees right through it.
03/02/2021   Wired Science
Ultimately, their management styles were similar: Don’t talk about doing things, just do things.
03/02/2021   Wired Science
The European Space Agency wants to make sure its new astronaut class is more diverse. But it will take redesigned gear to make space accessible to everybody.
03/01/2021   Wired Science
Fighting the pandemic isn’t only about vaccines and drugs. It’s about understanding how viruses mutate and change inside us, and among us.
02/28/2021   Wired Science
Twenty years ago, physicists began investigating a mysterious asymmetry inside the proton. Their results show how antimatter helps stabilize every atom’s core.
02/27/2021   Wired Science
Cross-border teams of scientists need to collaborate on climate models, even as their countries’ militaries clash.
02/26/2021   Wired Science
Catch up on the most important updates from this week.
02/26/2021   Wired Science
Losing any sense can be devastating, even if you never appreciated it before it was gone.
02/26/2021   Wired Science
A British company is seeding genetically modified flies with human tumors, giving patients their own personal drug trials.
02/25/2021   COVID-19 News
On 18 February 2021, the National IHR Focal Point for the Russian Federation notified WHO of detection of avian influenza A(H5N8) in seven human clinical specimens. These are the first reported detection of avian influenza A(H5N8) in humans. Positive clinical specimens were collected from poultry farm workers who participated in a response operation to contain an avian influenza A(H5N8) outbreak detected in a poultry farm in Astrakhan Oblast in the Russian Federation. The laboratory confirmation of the seven specimens were performed by the State Research Centre for Virology and Biotechnology VECTOR (WHO H5 Reference Laboratory). The age of seven positive cases ranged between 29 to 60 years and five were female.

Between 3 and 11 December, a total of 101 000 of 900 000 egg laying hens on the farm died. This high mortality rate prompted an investigation. Samples were collected from these birds and an initial detection of avian influenza A(H5N8) was performed by the Russian regional veterinary laboratory. On 11 December, the outbreak was confirmed by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Reference laboratory, and the Federal Centre for Animal Health (FGBI-ARRIAH), in Vladimir, the Russian Federation. Outbreak containment operations started immediately and continued for several days due to the large size of the poultry farm.
02/17/2021   COVID-19 News
On 14 February 2021, the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Guinea informed WHO of a cluster of Ebola Virus
02/12/2021   COVID-19 News
Rift Valley fever (RVF) has been reported in Kenya in humans in Isiolo and Mandera counties and in
02/09/2021   COVID-19 News
On 7 February 2021, the Minister of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) after the laboratory confirmation of one case in North Kivu Province. The case was an adult female living in Biena Health Zone. To date the source of infection is still under investigation.

On 25 January 2021, the case presented with nasal bleeding. From 25 January to 1 February, she reportedly received outpatient care at a local health centre. From 1 to 3 February, she was admitted to a second health centre with signs of physical weakness, dizziness, joint pain, epigastric pain, liquid stools, headache and difficulty breathing. On 3 February, a blood sample was collected for EVD testing due to her epidemiological link with an EVD survivor. On the same day, she was referred to a hospital in Katwa Health Zone (part of Butembo city) following the deterioration of her condition. She was admitted to the intensive care unit the same day and died on 4 February. On 5 February, the body was buried in Musienene Health Zone, however not under safe burial practices.
02/04/2021   COVID-19 News
On 13 January, 2021, a child under 18 years of age in Wisconsin developed respiratory disease. A respiratory specimen was collected on 14 January. Real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) testing conducted at the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene indicated a presumptive positive influenza A(H3N2) variant virus infection. The specimen was forwarded to the Influenza Division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on 21 January for further testing. On 22 January, CDC confirmed an influenza A (H3N2)v virus infection using RT-PCR and genome sequence analysis. Investigation into the source of the infection has been completed and revealed that the child lives on a farm with swine present. Sampling of the swine on the property for influenza virus has not yet been conducted but is planned. Five family members of the patient reported respiratory illness during the investigation and were tested for influenza; all tested negative. The patient was prescribed antiviral treatment and was not hospitalized and has made a full recovery. No human to human transmission has been identified associated with this investigation.

Sequencing of the virus by CDC revealed it is similar to A (H3N2) viruses circulating in swine in the mid-western United States during 2019-2020. Viruses related to this A (H3N2)v virus were previously circulating as human seasonal A (H3N2) viruses until around 2010-2011 when they entered the USA swine population. Thus, past vaccination or infection with human seasonal A (H3N2) virus is likely to offer some protection in humans.