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Coronavirus survives on skin five times longer than flu, Japan study finds – The Japan Times

The coronavirus remains active on human skin for nine hours, Japanese researchers have found.

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The coronavirus remains active on human skin for nine hours, Japanese researchers have found, in a discovery they said showed the need for frequent hand washing to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
The pathogen that causes the flu survives on human skin for about 1.8 hours by comparison, said the study published this month in the Clinical Infectious Diseases journal.
“The nine-hour survival of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus strain that causes COVID-19) on human skin may increase the risk of contact transmi…

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Autistic girls going undiagnosed due to ‘camouflaging’ behaviour, study claims – The Guardian

Researchers say better awareness needed so females with autism get right support

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Girls with autism are not being diagnosed because they are adept at camouflaging their behaviour in an effort to try to fit in, according to a new study.
Autism is diagnosed in 1% of the population and a diagnosis is made more often and earlier in boys, with a reported ratio of four males to every female, according to the paper published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
The study explores how autism may manifest differently between sexes, with females who have autistic tra…

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Brain-Injured Man Temporarily Regains Ability to Talk and Walk After Taking Ambien – Gizmodo

Doctors in Amsterdam say that a drug usually associated with drowsiness has given a severely brain-injured man brief periods of lucidity. Sadly, the effects las…

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Doctors in Amsterdam say that a drug usually associated with drowsiness has given a severely brain-injured man brief periods of lucidity. In a recent case report, they describe how a single dose of the drug zolpidemmore familiarly known by the brand name Ambiencan temporarily restore the mans ability to talk and walk. Sadly, the effects last only a few hours at a time, but the mans case may provide insight into how the brain can be damaged by strokes and other trauma.
According to the case repo…

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Doctors May Have Found Secretive New Organs in the Center of Your Head – The New York Times

They appear to be a fourth pair of large salivary glands, tucked into the space where the nasal cavity meets the throat.

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Puzzled by the images, they dissected tissue from two cadavers and found that the glands bore similarities to known salivary glands that sit below the tongue. The new glands were also hooked up to large draining ducts a hint that they were funneling fluid from one place to another.
Its not completely clear how the glands eluded anatomists. But the location is not very accessible, and you need very sensitive imaging to detect it, said Dr. Wouter Vogel, a radiation oncologist at the Netherlands C…

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