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Strong caveats are lacking as news stories trumpet preliminary COVID-19 research

For years medical researchers held off while scientists in other fields embraced online platforms for posting rough drafts of manuscripts, known as preprints. Those websites accelerate basic science by allowing researchers to disseminate findings and get feedback on their work before submitting them to a traditional journal. Some argue that such rapid data sharing is… Read More »

Coronavirus latest news: US overtakes China with most confirmed cases

By Sam Wong , Adam Vaughan , Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool New York has been badly affected by the coronavirus pandemicMarcus Santos/ZUMA Wire/Shutterstock Latest coronavirus updates as of 5.30PM on 27 March US overtakes China with highest number of casesThe US now has the highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases of any country with… Read More »

News release labeling to combat a global scourge of exaggerated claims

Even with an unfolding pandemic, there’s no shortage of overreaching public relations news releases to mislead the public. It’s particularly dismaying to spot these examples of hype at a time when conveying balanced and accurate messages to the public is arguably more important than ever. They serve as a reminder that like the coronavirus outbreak,… Read More »

Coronavirus Spurs Insurers To Ease Restrictions On Routine Medicine Refills : Shots – Health News – NPR

Enlarge this image In light of the spread of COVID-19, some U.S. health insurers have begun to allow patients to order a larger emergency supply of their routine medicines for diabetes, heart disease and other chronic conditions. Jeffrey Hamilton/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Jeffrey Hamilton/Getty Images As COVID-19 begins to spread and sicken more… Read More »

How mitochondria respond to exercise, high fat diet – Medical News Today

Dubbed the powerhouses of the cell because they turn nutrients into energy, mitochondria are tiny organelles that live inside the cell and are key to metabolic health. New research offers fresh insights into how they work and what keeps them healthy. Share on PinterestNew research brings us closer to a better understanding of what keeps… Read More »