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Lessons from Italian neurosurgeons who fought on the frontline of COVID-19 pandemic's first wave

A report by neurosurgeons at the Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital in Bergamo, Italy, highlights the strategies their unit had to take to help combat the viral illness, which has claimed the lives of more than 1.49 million people worldwide. The study was published in the Journal of Neurosurgery in December 2020.

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COVID-19-related disruptions to cervical cancer screening could increase risk sevenfold, UK case study finds

A new study reveals inequalities in the delay in screening for cervical cancer, and recommends that the screening capacity be increased in addition to giving a higher priority to women who have missed their scheduled visit.

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2018 anthrax outbreak in Uganda tied to infected cow meat, study finds

On April 18, 2018, 7 suspected human anthrax cases were reported from the Kween District Health Office in Kween District, Uganda. Ugandan researchers from the Uganda Public Health Fellowship Program, Kampala, Uganda, have now published their findings on the outbreak’s source in the latest issue of the CDC’s (Centre for Disease Prevention and Control) Emerging Infectious Diseases.

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Study exposes human olfactory and brain cells as genuine viral targets of SARS-CoV-2

In a study published in the iScience journal, a research group from Switzerland shows that the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) receptors and entry genes are expressed in the human olfactory neuroepithelial cells and brain by observing key molecular players implicated in the infectious process

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COVID-19 may trigger recurrent Guillain–Barré Syndrome episodes, a case study shows

A team of researchers at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University, USA, have investigated a case wherein a man experienced recurrent episodes of Guillain–Barré Syndrome after being infected with SARS-CoV-2.

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