The outside of Nordstrom’s men’s store in New York, which opened in April 2018. Source: Nordstrom Nordstrom is closing all of its stores temporarily to try to curb the spread of COVID-19.  The retailer has also withdrawn its 2020 earnings outlook, due to the uncertainty of the situation. Nordstrom said it has experienced “a broad-based
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Mar 16 2020 Latino/a adolescents with a family member who was detained or deported beginning as early as 2017 were at high risk of suicidal thoughts, early alcohol use, and risky behaviors that can lead to school failure and chronic health problems. The findings were published today in JAMA Pediatrics. Our
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The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI) annual meeting may have been cancelled, but more than 800 abstracts were scheduled for presentation and are now published. Here are some of the highlights regarding allergies to pollen, pets, and household dust. School Desktops, Cafeteria Floors: What’s in That Dust? Many parents of food-allergic children
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Mar 13 2020 Microbiologists have long adopted the language of human settlement to describe how bacteria live and grow: They “invade” and “colonize.” Relations dwelling in close proximity are “colonies.” By pairing super-resolution imaging technology with a computational algorithm, a new study in Nature Communications confirms that this metaphor is more
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“It’s not an on-off switch, it’s a dimmer.” — Nancy Messonnier, MD, CDC’s director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, on whether containment strategies get dropped in lieu of mitigation strategies as the COVID-19 outbreak spreads. “There’s still a lot of unanswered questions.” — Yuko Hara, PhD, of the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery
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South Korean soldiers wearing protective gear, spray antiseptic solution against the coronavirus in Guryong slum on March 3, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. Chung Sung-Jun | Getty Images This is a live blog. Please check back for updates. Global cases: More than 142,649, according to the latest data from the World Health Organization Global deaths:
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Mar 13 2020 Individuals with Down syndrome are at a much greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, with inflammation of the brain starting early in life and the risk of Alzheimer’s reaching nearly 80% by the age of 60. The root cause of Alzheimer’s disease is unknown. However, its frequency in
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Children with asthma were more likely to have co-occurring type 1 diabetes, but the reverse was not true, according to a Swedish registry study. Among more than one million children, those with asthma had a small but significant increased risk of being subsequently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes compared with children who did not have
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Mar 12 2020 University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have identified a new way that common Aspergillus molds can induce asthma, by first attacking the protective tissue barrier deep in the lungs. In both mice and humans, an especially strong response to this initial damage was associated with developing an overreaction to future
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Mar 13 2020 Clinicians combat the drug resistances of some cancer types by using a combination of different drugs. To make this approach more effective, chemists have designed a chemical conjugate that can simultaneously attack several cellular targets using different modes of action. Such a single-drug therapy would increase the chances of killing all cancer
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Volunteers from the Italian Red Cross purchase medicines for those who cannot leave their homes in Castiglione della Pescaia, while Italy is fighting a coronavirus outbreak in Castiglione della Pescaia, Italy March 12, 2020. Jennifer Lorenzini | REUTERS This is a live blog. Please check back for updates. Global cases: At least 125,288, according to
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Mar 12 2020 Parents researching childhood vaccinations online are likely to encounter significant levels of negative information, researchers at the University of Otago, Wellington, have found. Lead researcher Dr. Lucy Elkin says negative information about vaccines remains readily available on Google, Facebook and YouTube, despite attempts by the internet platforms to
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Mar 10 2020 New research reveals bias and stereotyping among clinical and research professionals who recruit patients to enroll in cancer clinical trials. The findings are published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society (ACS). It is important to include diverse patients in clinical trials to ensure that the results
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A new study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics indicates that the optimal time of birth for twins is at 37 completed weeks of pregnancy. Twins are now being born more often because of an increase in the use of assisted reproductive techniques, in which almost a quarter result in twinning. Though only about 3%
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