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Two doses of Oxford University Covid-19 vaccine produces stronger immune response than one – Daily Mail

In trials on pigs researchers found the vaccine being developed by scientists at Oxford appears to work better in a two-part ‘prime’ and ‘boost’ dosage – the same way the MMR jab is given.

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Hopes of a coronavirus vaccine were raised today after scientists found giving two doses of one of the most promising candidates offers more protection against the disease than just one.
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Irregular periods linked to a greater risk of an early death, study suggests – CNN

Doctors should pay more attention to women’s menstrual cycles and treat them as an additional vital sign to assess a patient’s health, researchers have said, af…

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(CNN)Doctors should pay more attention to women’s menstrual cycles and treat them as an additional vital sign to assess a patient’s health, researchers have said, after a new study found a link between irregular periods and a greater risk of early death.
A team of mostly US-based researchers found that women who reported always having irregular menstrual cycles experienced higher mortality rates than women who reported very regular cycles in the same age ranges. The study took into account othe…

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Minnesota reports 16 COVID-19 deaths; highest total in a month – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Statistical indicators suggest growing spread of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

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Sixteen COVID-19 deaths were reported Wednesday by Minnesota health authorities, who urged people to seek flu shots to prevent seasonal influenza from exacerbating a worsening pandemic.
Large social gatherings, Labor Day weekend festivities and college and K-12 school classes and events have contributed to an acceleration in infections with the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, said Kris Ehresmann, state infectious disease director.
The state is now reporting 17 new infections with the c…

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FDA widens US safety inquiry into AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine – New York Post

WASHINGTON – The US Food and Drug Administration has broadened its investigation of a serious illness in AstraZeneca Plc’s COVID-19 vaccine study and will look …

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WASHINGTON – The US Food and Drug Administration has broadened its investigation of a serious illness in AstraZeneca Plcs COVID-19 vaccine study and will look at data from earlier trials of similar vaccines developed by the same scientists, three sources familiar with the details told Reuters.
AstraZenecas large, late-stage US trial has remained on hold since Sept. 6, after a study participant in Britain fell ill with what was believed to be a rare spinal inflammatory disorder called transverse…

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