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Brensocatib has no impact on COVID-19 clinical outcomes

Brensocatib has no effect on clinical outcomes in COVID-19 | The latest news for doctors, nurses and pharmacists | Respirology

Results from the STOP-COVID trial presented at ERS 2022 showed no clinical benefit with the dipeptidyl peptidase-1 (DPP-1) inhibitor brensocatib compared to placebo in patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the UK. “[T]retreatment with brensocatib for 28 days was associated with worse clinical status on the WHO 7-point ordinal scale* at the end of treatment than …

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xQc lauds Ninja

‘Actually smart’ – xQc reacts to Ninja’s ‘ubiquitous’ streaming announcement, claims it’s the future of space

Twitch sensation Felix “xQc” responded to fellow content creator Tyler “Ninja’s” recent announcement of simulcasting on multiple live streaming platforms. Earlier today, Felix hosted a 10-hour stream during which he and his friends spent most of the time playing Fortnite. After two hours, a friend of the streamer reported that Ninja had tweeted an update. …

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COVID-19 has changed office work.  Here's what the "next normal" looks like when people return |  CBC News

COVID-19 has changed office work. Here’s what the “next normal” looks like when people return | CBC News

Deloitte Canada would have moved into the newly opened Vancouver office sooner if not for the pandemic. However, the delay gave the company some time to consider how the space should be used. “We were able to really think about this ‘next normal,’” said Jayara Darras, head of corporate culture and people, which includes supporting …

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Health Canada approves Moderna's updated vaccine for the Omicron variant |  CBC News

Health Canada approves Moderna’s updated vaccine for the Omicron variant | CBC News

Health Canada has formally approved Moderna’s updated COVID-19 vaccine targeting the Omicron variant. The vaccine, which has been approved for use in adults aged 18 and older, will become the first COVID-19 vaccine available in Canada to target Omicron in addition to the original strain of the coronavirus. In a summary of the decision released …

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Artificial intelligence model can detect Parkinson’s disease from breathing patterns – Neuroscience News

Summary: A newly developed artificial intelligence model can detect Parkinson’s disease by reading a person’s breathing patterns. The algorithm can also recognize the severity of Parkinson’s disease and track progression over time. Source: WITH Parkinson’s disease is notoriously difficult to diagnose because it relies primarily on the appearance of motor symptoms such as tremors, stiffness, …

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Renters face record high prices, dwindling options in Ottawa |  CBC News

Renters face record high prices, dwindling options in Ottawa | CBC News

Renters in Ottawa are finding it increasingly difficult to secure affordable housing as rents soar to record highs and the number of listings continues to dwindle. The latest data from RentFaster, Canada’s popular rental site, shows that the average monthly price for a two-bedroom apartment, condo, townhouse, duplex or townhouse topped $2,000 a month for …

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By Salman Rushdie on ventilator after violent attack on lecture stage |  CBC News

By Salman Rushdie on ventilator after violent attack on lecture stage | CBC News

Salman Rushdie, whose novel The Satanic Verses drew death threats from Iran’s leader in the 1980s, was stabbed in the neck and abdomen on Friday by a man who rushed the stage as the author prepared to speak in western New York. A bloodied Rushdie, 75, was airlifted to hospital and underwent surgery, police said. …

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Vitamin D supplementation appears to reduce symptoms of depression in adults – Neuroscience News

Summary: The results of a large meta-analytic study show that vitamin D supplementation can help reduce symptoms of depression. Source: University of Eastern Finland A large meta-analysis suggests that vitamin D supplementation may reduce depressive symptoms in depressed adults. The meta-analysis, conducted by an international team of researchers, includes dozens of studies from around the …

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You tip your hairdresser, but what about your mechanic?  Expect to see more 'tip creep' |  CBC News

You tip your hairdresser, but what about your mechanic? Expect to see more ‘tip creep’ | CBC News

You probably tip the person cutting your hair. Should you do the same for the person who mows your lawn? Customers are increasingly seeing the option of tipping at card payment machines in industries where tipping has never been part of the cost, from auto dealerships to fast-food giants like Subway and Domino’s. The phenomenon, …

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What did Neil Gaiman have to change about The Sandman comic to get it on Netflix?  Everything |  CBC News

What did Neil Gaiman have to change about The Sandman comic to get it on Netflix? Everything | CBC News

It’s taken 35 years, a journey through development hell, a bidding war and more than a few nightmares, but writer Neil Gaiman reckons he’s finally done the impossible. He brought Sandman to the screen without ruining the story. First outlined in 1987, the comic had an original run in DC Comics from 1989 to 1996. …

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Tired of subscriptions?  Heated Car Seats Latest Consumer Limits Testing Cost |  CBC News

Tired of subscriptions? Heated Car Seats Latest Consumer Limits Testing Cost | CBC News

A nicely heated leather seat in a luxury car is what many BMW owners imagine their driving experience on a cold winter road. But if those drivers live in the UK or South Korea, they may have to pay monthly for the warm-butt experience – among other things. The luxury carmaker has introduced monthly fees …

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How to avoid getting sick while dining out this winter

How to avoid getting sick while dining out this winter

Cold, flu and COVID-19 season is upon us. As the widespread proliferation of new Omicron variants prompts warnings of another wave, cafes and restaurants are reporting a worrying drop in footfall. Des Huynh, owner of Rudimentary in Melbourne’s Footscray, reports “some dip” in numbers over the past two weeks. “It was actually really hard,” he …

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