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The Oregon ZIP codes with the most COVID cases, and other stats – KOIN.com

The Oregon Health Authority’s weekly report reveals the ZIP codes where coronavirus spread fastest in early October, which age groups were most affected, and ot…

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Oregon Health Authority’s weekly report reveals the ZIP codes where coronavirus spread fastest in early October, which age groups were most affected, and other demographic information.
The map below shows which cities and neighborhoods had the most cases per 100,000 residents. Boardman had the highest density of cases, followed by Warm Springs, then Ontario. Ontario is home to Snake River Correctional Institution, which has the largest active workplace outbreak in th…

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Massive Analysis Reveals New COVID-19 Related Genes – Helpful and Harmful – SciTechDaily

Researchers at Yale University and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard screened hundreds of millions of cells exposed to the COVID-19 and MERS viruses and identified…

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Researchers at Yale University and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard screened hundreds of millions of cells exposed to the COVID-19 and MERS viruses and identified dozens of genes that both enable the viruses to replicate in cells and also those that seem to slam the door on the virus.
The pro-viral and anti-viral role of these genes will help guide scientists in development of new therapies to combat COVID-19, the researchers say.
The findings were reported today (October 26, 2020) in the…

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Many nurses were hospitalized with Covid early in the pandemic – NBC News

Doctors and nurses also become sick enough to be hospitalized with Covid-19. Many have underlying health conditions.

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Most health care workers who were hospitalized with Covid-19 early in the pandemic had had direct interactions with patients, according to a report published Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The report, which focused on Covid-19-related hospitalizations among health care workers from March through May, found that 67 percent were in roles with patient contact. More than one third were nurses.
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“Nurses have the most direct and the most…

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Diet drinks linked to heart issues, study finds. Here’s what to do – CNN

Artificially sweetened beverages appear to be just as bad for your heart as the sugary kind, a new study finds. Experts suggest dramatically reducing soda consumption…

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Oddly enough, it was bad laboratory technique — combined with poor hygiene — that led to the discovery of several of today’s top artificial sweeteners. Russian chemist Constantin Fahlberg was eating dinner when he made an amazing discovery: The roll he’d just bitten into tasted extremely sweet. Realizing the sugary, metallic taste had come from his own hands, he rushed back to the lab to find the source. After tasting everything in sight — not exactly good lab safety protocol — he discovered…

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