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  • Is 98.6 Degrees Really a 'Normal' Temperature?

    If you are expecting your body to read an exact 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, think again. It turns out that number, which is considered to be the “normal” body temperature, may actually be a little too high.

    Source: Yale Medicine
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  • $15M NIDA Grant Awarded to Serena Spudich, Mark Gerstein, and Yuval Kluger

    Principal Investigators Serena Spudich, MD, MA (Neurology), Mark Gerstein, PhD (Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry), and Yuval Kluger, PhD (Pathology) were recently awarded a $15 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to establish a Data Center to coordinate, analyze, and make accessible single-cell and other molecular data sets generated by Single-Cell Opioid Responses in the Context of HIV (SCORCH) and other NIDA-funded HIV and substance use disorder projects.

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  • YSPH Statement Regarding Hydroxychloroquine

    Dr. Harvey Risch is a distinguished cancer epidemiologist who has opined on the topic of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and COVID-19 out-patient therapy. He has written a review article in the American Journal of Epidemiology that cites evidence that he believes supports HCQ use for out-patient infection with SARS-CoV-2. Studies that indicate no effect or harmful effects, Dr. Risch believes, enrolled patients too sick to benefit from HCQ.

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  • COVID-19 Dreams? Here’s What They Mean

    While dreams alone aren’t necessarily a reason to seek professional help, Yale Medicine providers suggest that those who are concerned about a larger issue related to anxiety should talk to a mental health professional or sleep specialist who can make a comprehensive assessment.

    Source: Yale Medicine
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