A new study shows that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 (coronavirus), can infect heart cells in a lab dish, indicating it may be possible for heart cells in COVID-19 patients to be directly infected by the virus. The discovery, published in the journal Cell Reports Medicine, was made using heart muscle cells that were produced by stem cell technology.
Study shows SARS-CoV-2 can infect heart cells in lab dish
Researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center have developed eye drops that could prevent vision loss after retinal vein occlusion, a major cause of blindness for millions of adults worldwide, sciencedaily.com
New eye drops may prevent a common cause of blindness
People allergic to penicillin are nearly twice as likely to receive a less effective antibiotic during hospitalization, with more side effects, than those who are not allergic to the drug, an analysis published by JAMA Internal Medicine found.
Penicillin allergy increases risk for use of less-effective antibiotics
Drugs that were developed to treat Alzheimer's Disease could be re-purposed to prevent — or even reverse — the damage done to the blood vessels in people who are obese or suffer from type 2 diabetes, according to new research.
Re-purposed drugs could reverse blood vessel damage in diabetes
Long-term exposure to fine particle air pollution is a major risk factor for heart disease and death, but even small reductions in pollution levels can reduce the threat, a new study shows.
Even small reductions in air pollution help the heart
Tracing contacts of people with coronavirus infections is the most important step in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, and countries that are failing to do so have no excuse, the World Health Organization chief said.
'No excuse' for countries that fail in contact tracing, WHO chief
Iran is seeking to produce homemade vaccine for the COVID-19 before termination of the current year [to end March 20, 2021], said the director-general of Research and Technology Development Office of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education.
Iran eyes producing homegrown COVID-19 vaccine by yearend: Official
Young children with narrow retinal artery diameters were more likely to develop higher blood pressure, and children with higher blood pressure levels were more likely to develop retinal microvascular impairment during early childhood, according to a new study published today in Hypertension, an American Heart Association journal. This is the first study to show this connection in children.
Blood pressure connected to eye health in young children
A type of smart MRI scan used in people with heart disease could help assess whether children's cancers are especially aggressive and spot early signs that targeted treatments are working, a new study suggested.
MRI scan used for heart disease could also pick out aggressive cancers
Weight loss can be an arduous task. Despite having started exercising more and eating less, some will struggle to see results, and instead turn to ways to boost weight loss. One supplement may help to increase fat burning.
The popular supplement proven to increase fat burning

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