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Coronavirus: B cells and T cells explained – The Conversation UK

It’s hard to discuss COVID without referring to white blood cells. Here is a primer on the two you need to know about.

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To get the upper hand on the coronavirus, we first need to understand how our immune system reacts to it. Understanding this will lead to better treatments, effective vaccines and knowing how near we are to herd immunity and if its even achievable.
Every day, new research adds to this knowledge and is widely reported in the media. To follow the discussion, you need to know about two very important cells: B cells and T cells. Here is a quick primer to get you up to speed.
The immune system is a…

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E-Cig Clouds Aren’t ‘Vapour’, Scientists Warn. That Word Just Makes Them Sound Safer – ScienceAlert

Emissions from e-cigarettes are not harmless and calling them vapour is purposefully misleading, scientists argue.

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Emissions from e-cigarettes are not harmless and calling them vapour is purposefully misleading, scientists argue.
While the puffs from e-cigs aren’t exactly smoke, the term ‘vapour’ often brings to mind an innocuous cloud of water.
As such, public health experts argue ‘aerosol’ is a more accurate description, as e-cigarette clouds have been shown to contain harmful chemicals that may hang in the air and settle on nearby surfaces.
The change in name might sound pedantic, but new research sugg…

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Second UK lockdown? COVID hospital admissions doubling every eight days – Reuters

Britain’s health minister said on Friday that the novel coronavirus was accelerating across the country, with hospital admissions doubling every eight days, but refused to say if another national lockdown would be imposed next month.

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LONDON (Reuters) – Britains health minister said on Friday that the novel coronavirus was accelerating across the country, with hospital admissions doubling every eight days, but refused to say if another national lockdown would be imposed next month.
FILE PHOTO: A worker is seen in a drive-in coronavirus testing centre amid an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Twickenham in London, Britain September 16, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville
The United Kingdom has reported the fifth larg…

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All you need to know about PCOS | Women’s Health – Indian Link

September is PCOS Awareness Month and according to experts, one in five women can suffer from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

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According to experts, one in five women can suffer from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS, which means, there may be several women around you at the risk of problems ranging from menstrual irregularities to complications in pregnancy. Gynaecologists stress on the importance of a healthy diet, exercise, and maintaining optimum weight to battle the condition.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a hormonal disorder in reproductive-age women. It is a common in women with infertility problems.
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