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Why Does My Golden Retriever Always Want To Be Petted?

If you’re with your golden retriever, you’re probably petting him right now. Generally, golden retrievers –and some other breeds–can’t get enough petting. They’re very tactile and love the attention. Some love petting even more than treats or verbal praise. Note from Colby: My Golden, Raven literally has her head on my lap trying to solicit […] The post Why Does My Golden Retriever Always Want To Be Petted? appeared first on Puppy In Training.
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Winning at parenting without losing yourself

An excerpt from The Working Mom Blueprint: Winning at Parenting Without Losing Yourself. My husband and I ordered a special celebratory dinner the night my first book was published. It was an important professional milestone for me, and I was proud of all the hard work it took to get to that moment. “Come on, […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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States turning down Covid-19 vaccine doses as US demand declines

Reduced demand comes as Joe Biden has announced a plan to vaccinate 70% of US adults by the Fourth of JulyDeclining demand for Covid-19 vaccines in the US is causing states across the country to refuse their full allocations of doses from the federal government, despite concerted efforts to raise national take-up rates.Reduced demand, which is contributing to a growing stockpile of doses, comes as nearly 46% of the US population has received at least one dose of a two-shot vaccine and about 34% ...
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The CDC for the first time acknowledges that the coronavirus is airborne

A woman wears a mask in front of a pharmacy in Oberhausen, Germany. Fabian Strauch/Picture Alliance/Getty Images The CDC acknowledged that the coronavirus is airborne in updated guidance. The new guidance specifies that the coronavirus can be spread through inhalation of respiratory droplets containing the virus. Previously, CDC guidance stated that most infections were transmitted through "close contact, not airborne transmission." See more stories on Insider's business page. In revi...
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5 tips to become a millionaire

1. Setting up automatic investments. The vast majority of young millionaires achieved their financial status by investing money. Unless they are a celebrity or were born into a wealthy family, they had to be diligent about investing money either in the stock market, a business venture, or real estate. You must do the same. One […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Scientists launch search for genetic test to spot killer prostate cancer

Gene-screening, as is used to detect some breast cancer risks, could save thousands of livesScientists have begun work to create a prostate cancer screening service for the UK. In a few years, middle-aged men could be tested to reveal their genetic susceptibility to the condition, with those deemed to be under significant threat of developing it being offered treatment or surgery.The service would tackle a disease that has become the nation’s most commonly diagnosed cancer and would parallel Bri...
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A student’s volunteer experience at a mobile outreach clinic

In my junior year of high school, I applied for and went on an educational mission trip to the Dominican Republic. Being the son of Uruguayan immigrants, I felt at home in the rural setting while my many classmates marveled at their first view of a culture different from theirs. On that trip, my ability […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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India records almost 4,200 Covid deaths in a day

County reports more than 400,000 new infections but experts suspect figures are gross underestimateCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCovid-19 deaths surged past 4,000 for the first time in India on Saturday in one of the world’s worst outbreaks.India reported a national record of 4,187 new deaths on Saturday. Continue reading...
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Increased heart rate as a physiological response to SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccine

Although widely publicized, evidence for physiological responses to the vaccines is currently scarce in published literature. Giogiro Quer and Matteo Gadaleta of the Scripps Research Translational Institute in California, USA, led an investigation to obtain tracking data for physiological responses to vaccine programs.
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‘Disowned’: family says pleas for help ignored as Australian man dies of Covid-19 in India

Daughter of 59-year-old criticises consular officials’ response and says her mother has been abandoned by her own governmentAn Australian permanent resident has died of Covid-19 while stranded in India, days after the government’s strict ban on arrivals from the country began.The family of the 59-year-old claim their father was “disowned” by the Australian government before he died. Now, they are pleading for help so their mother, who is also stuck in India, can return to Australia so they can g...
Tags: Health, Australia, India, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Barry O'Farrell, Australian Citizenship, Marise Payne, Australian foreign policy, Coronavirus


Unique infectious profile explains why it is so hard to treat COVID-19

A comprehensive review into what we know about COVID-19 and the way it functions suggests the virus has a unique infectious profile, which explains why it can be so hard to treat and why some people experience so-called "long-COVID", struggling with significant health issues months after infection.
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NSW Covid-19 hotspots: list and map of Sydney and regional coronavirus case locations

Here are the current coronavirus hotspots in New South Wales and what to do if you’ve visited themGreater Sydney Covid restrictions explainedCoronavirus Australia live updatesDownload the free Guardian appNew South Wales health authorities have updated a list of hotspots Covid-positive people have visited while infectious.Here’s an overview and what to do if you’ve visited them. More detailed information is available at the NSW Health website. Continue reading...
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WVU study examines the effects of vaping during pregnancy

Spurred by unproven assumptions that vaping is safer than smoking cigarettes, a team at West Virginia University is conducting a three-year study on the effects of vaping during pregnancy.
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Damage to the white matter is more predictive of cognitive impairment after brain injury

A new University of Iowa study challenges the idea that gray matter (the neurons that form the cerebral cortex) is more important than white matter (the myelin covered axons that physically connect neuronal regions) when it comes to cognitive health and function.
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New low cost, non-electric warmer effectively treats infant hypothermia

Neonatal hypothermia -- which occurs when an infant's core body temperature falls below the normal range needed to maintain health -- contributes to approximately one million deaths each year, and countless cases of stunted growth, almost exclusively in low- and middle-income countries.
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Targeted therapies could exploit unique metabolic features of pancreatic cancer cells

Probing the unique biology of human pancreatic cancer cells in a laboratory has yielded unexpected insights of a weakness that can be used against the cells to kill them.
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New research lays the groundwork for an effective salmonella vaccine

With the COVID-19 vaccines on many people's minds, some may be surprised to learn that we do not yet have vaccines for many common infectious diseases.
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Researchers examine how neighborhood and social network affect binge drinking among adults

For some people, social gatherings can be a time to imbibe. And for some, that can turn into a time to overindulge. But how do your neighborhood and your social network affect binge drinking?
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Sleep disorders increase health care utilization and costs

Sleep disorders are associated with significantly higher rates of health care utilization, conservatively placing an additional $94.9 billion in costs each year to the United States health care system, according to a new study from researchers at Mass Eye and Ear, a member hospital of Mass General Brigham.
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Responding to the COVID pandemic: a lesson in coalescence [PODCAST]

“When faced with an existential crisis, any organization, as large as a nation or as small as a marriage, will go one of two ways. Either it will bond together, coalesced in a common purpose, or it will collapse in a spasm of blame and shame. While our health care institutions displayed the inestimable value […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Philippines Covid surge throws country into disarray

A second Covid surge is putting renewed pressure on the country's healthcare and economy.
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LA County’s coronavirus hospitalizations dip to lowest level of pandemic

With case numbers falling and vaccinations rising, Los Angeles County’s average number of people hospitalized due to COVID-19 has fallen to its lowest point since the onset of the pandemic, health officials said today. According to the Department of Public Health, the county’s five-day average daily number of people hospitalized due to COVID was 389 as of Friday. County health and elected officials have been touting vaccinations as the key to keeping hospital beds empty, noting that inoculated r...
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Lawyers’ Biggest Problem With COVID-19

Mental health was impacted a lot by the pandemic.
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LA County homeless agency snips at bureaucratic red tape with ‘universal’ housing application

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority announced Friday, May 7 that they are cutting some of the bureaucratic red tape that snag efforts to house people living on the streets, potentially shortening the amount of time it takes to process housing applications by at least 30 days. LAHSA officials say they have gotten numerous agencies that issue vouchers and provide permanent supportive housing onto the same page, and have at this point combined 15 different applications into a single, univer...
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The story of a heart transplant in a 1-year-old, as told by his mother

An excerpt from Nick’s New Heart: 30 Years and Counting. In January of 1991, at twenty-two months old, Nick had another heart catheterization. Andy and I had started thinking about the next stage of surgery to finish the heart repair. Just before Nick was discharged, I discussed it briefly with Dr. Kanter. “Tell me when […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA vaccine reduces both symptomatic and asymptomatic COVID-19 infection in case study

Follow-up of vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital revealed asymptomatic infection reduced by 90% and symptomatic infections reduced by up to 96% in vaccinated people compared to those not vaccinated.
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How did SARS-CoV-2 first evolve in humans?

In a perspective article recently published in the journal Science, Hyeryun Choe and Michael Farzan from the Scripps Research Institute, USA, have described the early-stage evolution of SARS-CoV-2 in humans. They have provided a detailed overview of how early mutations in SARS-CoV-2 spike protein facilitate its adaptation in human systems.
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Immunosuppression in COVID-19 promotes emergence of multiple immune escape mutants

An interesting new study describes the emergence of several such variants from a chronically immunosuppressed COVID-19 patient, who remained infected for over 170 days before clearing the virus.
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The ancestor of SARS-CoV-2’s Wuhan strain was circulating in late October 2019

The SARS-CoV-2 was first reported in a case from Wuhan, China, in December 2021, and subsequently became the cause of the COVID-19 pandemic that is ravaging the world today. A new study in the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution tracks its variants all over the world since the onset of the pandemic.
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Are infants at greater risk of COVID-19 than children?

The widely circulating SARS-CoV-2 has caused the devastating COVID-19 pandemic. The impact of this infection varies significantly with age, sparing young children for the most part, though not completely. However, a new study, released as a preprint on the medRxiv* server, shows that infants are not as resistant to the virus as children are. The researchers trace this to the expression of ACE2 to varying extents in different groups.
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