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New method emerges for vaccine against methicillin-resistant staphylococcal aureus

Experiments in mice have shown early success in vaccinating them against potentially deadly bacterial infections, such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcal aureus, or MRSA, the strain resistant to most drug treatments. The new vaccination strategy, developed by researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, targets toxic molecules released by all Staphylococcal bacteria, called leukocidins, rather than directly…

A Low-Carb Strategy for Battling the Pandemic’s Toll

The coronavirus has added a brutal exclamation point to America’s pervasive ill health. Americans with obesity, diabetes, heart disease and other diet-related diseases are about three times more likely to suffer worsened outcomes from Covid-19, including death. Had we flattened the still-rising curves of these conditions, it’s quite possible that our fight against the virus…

Method behind Trump’s most recent coronavirus tweet: Confusion

President Donald Trump has several huge fights on his hands: America is under attack from a brutal pandemic. Its economy is collapsing. And he is facing a difficult reelection campaign. In the absence of real plans to solve any of these, Trump is relying on a move that comes reflexively for him: Blasting out messages…

A Key G.O.P. Strategy: Blame China. However Trump Goes Off Message.

Republicans increasingly believe that elevating China’s culpability for spreading the coronavirus may be the best way to improve their difficult election chances. The president is muddying the message.President Trump says his frustrations with China are growing while he is also working to maintain a working relationship with the country.Credit...Doug Mills/The New York TimesApril 18, 2020Updated…

A New Individual Retirement Account Contribution Method Now Can Increase Your Tax Cost Savings Later

It’s a confusing year for charitably minded seniors with traditional individual retirement accounts—and a good one to reconsider giving strategies. Recent law changes are responsible. Late in 2019, Congress raised the age at which most savers are required to start taking money from their IRAs to age 72 from age 70½. But it left unchanged…

Here’s an NFL draft strategy that could make Dolphins go ‘hmmmm’

Here is a #QuarantineAndChill Dolphins Q & A where the South Florida Sun Sentinel’s Safid Deen provides some insight on questions from fans on social media. We’ll touch on Miami’s free-agent moves, a trade-down scenario if Tua Tagovailoa is not available with Miami’s No. 5 pick, and an early, early look at Miami’s possible win…

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UN: World might hit 1.5-degree warming threshold by 2024

Nadine Achoui-lesage and Frank Jordans, Associated Press Updated 8:45 am CDT, Thursday, July 9, 2020 FILE - In this June 27, 2019 file photo a man runs on a small path as the sun rises in Frankfurt, Germany. The world could see average global temperatures 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 Fahrenheit) above the pre-industrial average for the…

Appeals court: Judge was right to revive grizzly protections

Matthew Brown, Associated Press Updated 6:41 pm CDT, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2013 file photo, a grizzly bear cub searches for fallen fruit beneath an apple tree a few miles from the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park in Gardiner, Mont. Wyoming and U.S. officials are urging an appeals court…

Don’t keep your Mac laptop charged to 100 percent all the time. Here’s why

Lithium-ion batteries don’t age well. Today's Best Tech Deals Picked by Macworld's Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect's Editors If you leave your MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air plugged in all the time—no matter the vintage—the battery suffers wear for being charged to full. Over time, the maximum charged capacity diminishes…

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KRASG12C-Mutant NSCLC Likely Smoking-Related, Targetable by Brain Metastasis Therapies

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - KRASG12C-mutant non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) appears to be smoking-related and is likely targetable by inhibitors that can delay or prevent brain metastasis, according to an analysis of real-world outcomes. "Currently, the majority of druggable oncogene-driven NSCLCs occur in non-smokers/light ex-smokers," Dr. Wanyuan Cui of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in…

Proton Pump Inhibitors Tied to COVID-19 Risk

Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. People who use proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may be more likely to get COVID-19, researchers say. In light of this finding, physicians should consider which patients truly need these powerful acid-lowering drugs, said Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS, professor of medicine and…

Breathed In Dye Enables Intraoperative Visualization of Lung-Tumor Margin

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Inhalational indocyanine green (ICG) can be useful for the intraoperative visualization of lung-tumor margin, researchers from South Korea report. Surgical resection with adequate tumor-free margin provides optimal long-term survival in patients with early-stage non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), but defining the tumor margin during surgery can be challenging. Dr. Hyun Koo…