Study: Defective epithelial barriers linked to two billion chronic diseases

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Epithelial cells form the covering of most internal and external surfaces of the human body. This protective layer acts as a defense against invaders -- including bacteria, viruses,...

Scientists hope AI can help diagnose depression more accurately

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A new University of Alberta project aims to develop an AI-based screening tool to help doctors diagnose depression more precisely. Depression affects millions of Canadians. It can affect quality...

Research reveals the complexity of microplastic pollution

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Microplastics--small plastic pieces less than 5 millimeters in length--are ubiquitous in the environment, and they can have significant effects on wildlife. A new study published in Environmental Toxicology...

Walgreens Covid Vaccine Registration: Find out how you can schedule your...

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With Wednesday's announcement by the Centers for Disease Control that 12- through 15-year-old adolescents can begin receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine immediately, Walgreens has begun offering it. The Deerfield-based...

Research in Bangladesh Identifies Keys to Encouraging Mask-Wearing

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In April 2020, as COVID-19 spread, the government of Bangladesh strongly recommended that citizens wear masks; a month later, masks were mandated. Eighty percent of Bangladeshis initially reported...

Study: Large collaboration creates cell atlas of COVID-19 pathology

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Scientists from several hospitals and research centers have shown what happens in individual cells of patients who died of COVID-19. In a study published in Nature, the researchers...

Albertsons Covid Vaccine Registration: Walk in or schedule an appointment online

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Albertsons Cos. has begun providing COVID-19 vaccines on a walk-in basis at all of its more than 1,700 pharmacies nationwide. Boise, Idaho-based Albertsons said Tuesday that coronavirus shots are...

‘Trojan horse’ antibiotic could help combat superbugs, finds new research

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Scientists say they have engineered a new antibiotic that appears promising in early clinical trials. The drug, made by Shionogi Inc, acts like the Trojan horse in Greek legend...

Johnson and Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine safe, FDA says

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Documents released by the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday indicate that Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine is overall safe and highly effective — 86 percent — against...

Study: Intestinal polyps in close relatives can increase risk of colorectal...

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Cancer of the colon and rectum is one of the deadliest forms of cancer, and has in recent years affected growing numbers of young people. In the largest...

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Star Dan Walker quits BBC's Football Focus after 12 years

Star Dan Walker quits BBC’s Football Focus after 12 years

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Dan Walker has announced he is quitting Football Focus after 12 years presenting show. The BBC Breakfast star, who has been a staple of the sports show, shared the news on Twitter. Walker has expressed...
Music icon Cher apologises for George Floyd tweets that sparked backlash

Music icon Cher apologises for George Floyd tweets that sparked backlash

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Cher has apologised for a tweet she made about George Floyd on Friday (April 2), in which she suggested she could have prevented his death. Expressing her feeling that the events leading to Floyd’s death...
Star Britney Spears Says She’s ‘Embarrassed’ by New Documentary

Star Britney Spears Says She’s ‘Embarrassed’ by New Documentary

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Britney Spears lamented how she is portrayed in the recently released New York Times documentary “Framing Britney Spears,” admitting that she found it embarrassing. The documentary which explored her life in detail premiered in February...
Yaphet Kotto, Jewish actor who was first Black Bond villain, dies aged 81

Yaphet Kotto, Jewish actor who was first Black Bond villain, dies aged 81

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Actor Yaphet Kotto, who is best known for his role in Alien and James Bond villain Mr. Big, has passed away at age 81. “I’m saddened and still in shocked of the passing of my...
Corinne Masiero: French actress strips for culture during Cesar Awards ceremony

Corinne Masiero: French actress strips for culture during Cesar Awards ceremony

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French actress Corinne Masiero protested naked at the César Awards (March 12th) to demand the government do more to support culture during the coronavirus pandemic. Corinne Masiero, best known for her lead role in the...