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New Universal Flu Vaccine: Clinical Trial Phase in Progress

Alphabet’s venture arm called Google Ventures earlier is one of the supporters of a mega project that is developing a vaccine for flu that is safe and effective. Vaccitech from the UK is working towards the development of the vaccine and Alphabet has shown its support by contributing $27.6 million in new funding. The funds would be used conduct clinical trials and try the new vaccine.

From NASA Observations, Spin On Plasma Space Storms

According to researchers, Space can damage satellites and endanger astronaut health — though, luckily for life on Earth, the planet is blanketed by a protective magnetic bubble created by its magnetic field. This bubble, called the magnetosphere, deflects most of the harmful high-energy particles. The study has been recently published in a paper in Nature Communications.

Greater Volume of CTPA Reduced Diagnostic Yield

According to a new study published in the JAMA Intern Medicine, among physicians who ordered a greater number of CTPA scans, a statistically significant decrease in the proportion of positive results. The association may reflect a fundamental relationship between individual physician overutilization and decreasing diagnostic yield and is deserving of greater attention.

To Contain A Forceful Sneeze Is Not Good Idea; Doctors Warn

In this study, Researchers declared that doctors had warned not to sneeze forcefully by Pinching your nose while clamping your mouth shut to contain a forceful sneeze isn't a good idea. This is published in the journal BMJ Case Reports. One young man managed to rupture the back of his throat during this maneuver, leaving him barely able to speak or swallow, and in considerable pain.

Overeating at Evening Hours, especially When Under Stress

Experiments with a small group of overweight men and women have added to evidence that "hunger hormone" levels rise and "satiety (or fullness) hormone" levels decrease in the evening. The findings also suggest that stress may increase hunger hormone levels more in the evening, and the impact of hormones on appetite may be greater for people prone to binge eating.

FDG PET: Improve Treatment Selection for Patients with Advanced NSCLC

Italian researches have demonstrated a better way of determining the aggressiveness of tumors in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The study was published in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, researchers used 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET/CT imaging to show that the amount of cell-free tumor DNA circulating in the bloodstream correlates with tumor metabolism (linked to cancer aggressiveness), not tumor burden (amount of cancer in the body).