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Covid-19 news: Moderna’s omicron booster has promising immune response

Covid-19 news: Moderna’s omicron booster has promising immune response

×By , , , , , , , , , , , andModerna’s omicron-tailored booster candidate produces eight times as many virus-neutralising antibodies against the variant as its original booster vaccineAn updated version of Moderna’s covid-19 vaccine that targets the BA.1 sublineage of omicron leads to an eight-fold increase in antibody levels against the variant of concern, according to a small, preliminary .Moderna’s new booster is the first covid-19 vaccine to combine the jab that targeted the original strain of the coronavirus – which emerged in Wuhan, China, at the end of 2019 – with a vaccine that...

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May 10, 2020
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Covid-19 news: Moderna’s omicron booster has promising immune response

Covid-19 news: Moderna’s omicron booster has promising immune response

×By , , , , , , , , , , , andModerna’s omicron-tailored booster candidate produces eight times as many virus-neutralising antibodies against the variant as its original booster vaccineAn updated version of Moderna’s covid-19 vaccine that targets the BA.1 sublineage of omicron leads to an eight-fold increase in antibody levels against the variant of concern, according to a small, preliminary .Moderna’s new booster is the first covid-19 vaccine to combine the jab that targeted the original strain of the coronavirus – which emerged in Wuhan, China, at the end of 2019 – with a vaccine that...

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April 25, 2020
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Myocarditis is more common after covid-19 infection than vaccination

Myocarditis is more common after covid-19 infection than vaccination

×ByThis article was published in 2021. Read for a more up-to-date look at myocarditis and covid-19 vaccines.HEART inflammation triggered by some covid-19 vaccines has been a concern, especially in younger people, but a preliminary study suggests that in those most affected, it is six times more likely to occur after a coronavirus infection than after vaccination.In the past few months, some cases of this condition, known as myocarditis, have been recorded following the use of the . This has prompted concern particularly in the US and Israel, as these two countries have led the way in...

August 4, 2021
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Covid-19 news: Moderna’s omicron booster has promising immune response

Covid-19 news: Moderna’s omicron booster has promising immune response

×By , , , , , , , , , , , andModerna’s omicron-tailored booster candidate produces eight times as many virus-neutralising antibodies against the variant as its original booster vaccineAn updated version of Moderna’s covid-19 vaccine that targets the BA.1 sublineage of omicron leads to an eight-fold increase in antibody levels against the variant of concern, according to a small, preliminary .Moderna’s new booster is the first covid-19 vaccine to combine the jab that targeted the original strain of the coronavirus – which emerged in Wuhan, China, at the end of 2019 – with a vaccine that...

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April 9, 2021
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The number of twins in the world is the highest it has ever been

The number of twins in the world is the highest it has ever been

×ByMore twins are being born now than ever before – mainly because of the rising use of IVF and more people starting their families later in life. The rate of twin births may now be at its peak, though, due to fertility clinics refining their techniques.The global rate of twin births has risen by a third since the 1980s, from 9 per 1000 births to 12 per 1000. Christiaan Monden at the University of Oxford and his colleagues generated the figures by gathering existing data from 165 countries from 1980 to 2015. Twins are also more likely to survive now, thanks to medical advances. “The rates...

March 14, 2021
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Covid-19 news: Moderna’s omicron booster has promising immune response

Covid-19 news: Moderna’s omicron booster has promising immune response

×By , , , , , , , , , , , andModerna’s omicron-tailored booster candidate produces eight times as many virus-neutralising antibodies against the variant as its original booster vaccineAn updated version of Moderna’s covid-19 vaccine that targets the BA.1 sublineage of omicron leads to an eight-fold increase in antibody levels against the variant of concern, according to a small, preliminary .Moderna’s new booster is the first covid-19 vaccine to combine the jab that targeted the original strain of the coronavirus – which emerged in Wuhan, China, at the end of 2019 – with a vaccine that...

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February 20, 2021
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Mindfulness and meditation can worsen depression and anxiety

Mindfulness and meditation can worsen depression and anxiety

×ByMindfulness and other types of are usually seen as simple stress-relievers – but they can sometimes leave people worse off.About one in 12 people who try meditation experience an , usually a worsening in or anxiety, or even the onset of these conditions for the first time, according to the first systematic review of the evidence. “For most people it works fine but it has undoubtedly been overhyped and it’s not universally benevolent,” says Miguel Farias at Coventry University in the UK, one of the researchers behind the work.There are many types of meditation, but one of the most popular...

August 16, 2020
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