CNR Health More Evidence Suggests COVID-19 Was in US by Christmas 2019

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A new analysis of blood samples from 24,000 Americans taken early last year is the latest and largest study to suggest that the new coronavirus popped up in the U.S. in December 2019 — weeks before cases were first recognized by…Continue Reading

More evidence links screen time with childhood obesity

Children who have more screen time at ages 9-10 are more likely to develop a binge-eating disorder one year later, according to a study.Researchers in the US analysed data over three years from 11,025 children 9-11-years old. The children answered questions about their time spent on six different screen time modalities, including television, social media,…Continue Reading

Evidence of protein folding at site of intracellular droplets

Scientists have discovered the first evidence of protein folding driven by liquid-liquid phase separation, a phenomenon in which fluids form into microscopic droplets and separate inside cells — like drops of oil in water. In a study published in the journal Chemical Science, researchers at the University of Notre Dame found that elevated concentrations of…Continue Reading

Still no evidence of COVID-19 transmission from food, FDA says

Home News (Image credit: Shutterstock) There is “no credible evidence” that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is transmitted through contaminated food or food packaging, according to a statement just released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).The statement follows a news conference held by the World Health Organization (WHO) last week, during which…Continue Reading

FDA: No evidence COVID-19 spreads through food, food packaging

There’s no evidence that the new coronavirus can spread through food or food packaging, U.S. health officials say. Of the more than 100 million cases of COVID-19 worldwide, there hasn’t been any epidemiological evidence of food or food packaging as the source of coronavirus transmission to humans — national and international surveillance systems have found…Continue Reading

More Evidence Supports Early Anticoagulation in COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Early initiation of prophylactic anticoagulation in COVID-19 patients newly admitted to hospital appears to be associated with lower coronavirus disease mortality, compared with no treatment. In an observational study of a cohort of patients receiving care in the Department of Veterans…Continue Reading

Scientists find evidence for Einstein’s general relativity in the cores of dead stars

Home News Science & Astronomy The white dwarf star discovered in the planetary nebula NGC 2440 may be the hottest one discovered yet. (Image: © NASA/ESA/K. Noll (STScI)) Scientists have bolstered Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity by exploring the strange mysteries of white dwarf stars. Astronomers have long theorized about the relationship between a white…Continue Reading

Evidence of huntsman spider creating leaf trap for a frog found in Madagascar

Retreat and predation event near retreat of Damastes sp. (a) Spider specimen of Damastes sp. (THC140, adult female), the prosoma and opisthosoma are approximately 1.5 cm in length (smallest square = 0.1 cm)—Observation 1; (b) Damastes sp. feeding on Heterixalus andrakata (frog) inside of the retreat, built of leaves of Tambourissa sp.—Observation 1, (c) Predation event where Damastes sp.…Continue Reading

Evidence of U.K. Coronavirus Strain Found in Florida Man

MIAMI — Florida health authorities late Thursday reported finding evidence of the latest U.S. case of the new and apparently more contagious coronavirus strain first seen in England, saying it was detected in a man with no recent travel history. The case, disclosed in a Florida Health Department statement tweeted on its HealthyFla site, comes…Continue Reading