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On Support for Donald Trump: An Open Letter to Albert Mohler

Earlier today, Louisville Baptist pastor Joel Bowman posted this open Facebook letter to likely incoming Southern Baptist Convention president Al Mohler regarding his support for Donald Trump in 2020. Open Letter to R. Albert Mohler, President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Dear Dr. Mohler, I am writing to you in this medium, because the likelihood of you meeting with me face-to-face is quite low. Moreover, your public remarks require my public response. Sir, you said during the 2016...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Bill Clinton, Michigan, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Infertility, Louisville, Clinton, Trump, Donald J Trump, Al Mohler, SBC, Albert Mohler, Mohler, Joel Bowman


I’m a new doctor, and I’m scared about the other threat to my colleagues’ lives

In late March, on what is known as Match Day, graduating medical students like myself found out where we would continue training as residents. This has always been an exciting but stressful time. This year it is more than that. On top of the countless challenges of starting residency, we are becoming doctors on the […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Psychiatry, Infectious Disease, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


I Got to Run for the First Time Today After a 7-Week Coronavirus Lockdown

I’ve spent all week waiting for this day, the day Spain said it would relax its strict coronavirus lockdown and would let people go outside to exercise or take a walk. The government had announced that this would only happen if the situation in the country, which has the second-highest number of covid-19 cases in the…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Spain, Exercise, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Despite stay-home orders, people in New York City and Washington come out to enjoy the sunshine

In New York City and Washington, DC, people who'd been cooped up for weeks flocked to parks and open spaces on Saturday despite stay-at-home orders. Many of them appeared to be observing social distancing rules to combat Covid-19.
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The FDA has approved emergency use of the experime...

The FDA has approved emergency use of the experimental drug remdesivir to treat hospitalized patients with severe Covid-19, but experts say more clinical trials are needed. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.
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A unifying voice in the storm

I’m pretty sure we are herding cats. No, I don’t mean the American public, though, to be honest, it could definitely apply right now. What I’m talking about is the medical community at large. The pandemic exposed major gaps in the American healthcare system. Not only were we unprepared for a pandemic, we weren’t prepared […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Psychiatry, Infectious Disease, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


Fearful Britons remain strongly opposed to lifting lockdown

Just one in five want schools, pubs and restaurants to be reopened, according to new poll by Opinium• Coronavirus – latest updates• See all our coronavirus coverageFewer than one in five of the British public believe the time is right to consider reopening schools, restaurants, pubs and stadiums. The findings, in a new poll for the Observer, suggest Boris Johnson will struggle to convince people to return their lives to normal if he tries to ease the lockdown soon.The poll by Opinium, taken betw...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, UK News, World news, Public services policy, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, Opinion polls, Boris Johnson, Coronavirus outbreak


EPFL computer scientists test and refine proximity tracing app

Over the past two weeks, EPFL computer scientists have been testing and refining the smartphone-based system developed by the international Decentralized Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing project, with the help of the Swiss Army.
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Malaysia Erecting Barbed Wire to Keep People at Home

Some countries are apparently trying to nullify as much risk as possible in regards to the Coronavirus as Malaysia in particular has been seen constructing barbed wire fences in an attempt to keep people from leaving home. A video of the strange wall of wire in Malaysia, with soldiers being recorded putting them up: It […]
Tags: Health, Politics, International, Bizarre, Military, Malaysia, Anime, Coronavirus


DNA damage and inaccurate repair mechanisms jointly cause mutational signatures

Researchers at EMBL's European Bioinformatics Institute, the University of Dundee and the Wellcome Sanger Institute analysed over 2700 genomes from C. elegans worms in order to better understand the causes of mutations.
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Children in rural communities more likely to undergo amputation after lawnmower injury

Children in rural communities are 1.7 times more likely to undergo an amputation after a lawnmower injury than children in urban communities, according to a new study by researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
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Cancer patients with COVID-19 more likely to die from the disease

People with cancer who develop COVID-19 are much more likely to die from the disease than those without cancer, according to physician-researchers at Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
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Using photoacoustic imaging to visualize scarring in donor kidneys before transplant

When kidney transplants first came into practice in the 1950s, patients with chronic kidney disease could finally picture freedom from the unrelenting routine of blood-cleansing dialysis treatments. Just over a half-century later, demand has completely outstripped supply.
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AHA awards grants to 12 teams for fast-tracked heart and brain health research related to COVID-19

Less than a month after issuing a rapid response call for scientific research proposals for fast-tracked studies of the effects of COVID-19 on the body's cardiovascular and cerebrovascular systems, the American Heart Association has awarded $1.2 million in grants to teams at 12 institutions across the U.S. to begin this unprecedented work.
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Wake Forest Baptist Health creates special respiratory isolation unit for COVID-19

In an effort to rapidly provide specialized care for patients with coronavirus-like symptoms while protecting the safety of health care workers, doctors at Wake Forest Baptist Health created a special respiratory isolation unit from an existing 24-bed medical-surgical unit in the hospital in Winston-Salem.
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To every physician from the psychiatrists who are here to support you

We know that the past two months haven’t been easy. We know about the sleepless nights, anger, tears, depression, and anxiety. We know all of this because we know what trauma does to a person, and you are in the middle of experiencing a repeated trauma. The trauma of watching patients die in ways you’ve […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Lipo-ImmunoTech receives grant to develop novel adoptive cell therapy technology for cancer

Lipo-ImmunoTech, LLC, a startup based in Charleston, South Carolina, recently received a Phase I Small Business Technology Transfer grant of just over $224,000 to continue to develop its novel adoptive cell therapy technology for cancer.
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3 Fertility Tests to Tell You Why You Can’t Get Pregnant

If you’re having trouble conceiving and have already tried the basic female fertility tests, you might want to think about going a step further. These three medical tests are designed to help women know if they can get successfully get pregnant and carry a baby to term: uterotubogram or hysterosalpingogram (hsg), an endometrial biopsy, and a laparoscopy. “Fertility workups are expensive, and unfortunately, medical insurance coverage can be limited, even for infertility diagnosis,” write the e...
Tags: Health, Dye, Infertility, Getting Pregnant, Boston Women, Female Fertility, Fertility Tests


Can You Get Pregnant? 3 Fertility Tests You Can’t Do at Home

If you’re having trouble conceiving and have already tried the basic female fertility tests, you might want to think about going a step further. These three medical tests are designed to help women know if they can get successfully get pregnant and carry a baby to term: uterotubogram or hysterosalpingogram (hsg), an endometrial biopsy, and a laparoscopy. “Fertility workups are expensive, and unfortunately, medical insurance coverage can be limited, even for infertility diagnosis,” write the e...
Tags: Health, Dye, Infertility, Getting Pregnant, Boston Women, Female Fertility, Fertility Tests


Researchers outline ways to manage life under COVID-19 pandemic

An international team of researchers has outlined ways to manage different facets of life under the spread of the COVID-19 virus, ranging from how we can combat racially driven bias and fake news to how we can increase cooperation and better manage stress.
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Study finds Lin28 as promising therapeutic target for central nervous system injuries

Like power lines in an electrical grid, long wiry projections that grow outward from neurons - structures known as axons - form interconnected communication networks that run from the brain to all parts of the body.
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Alternate light found to be five times better at detecting bruises on victims than white light

Bruise detection and diagnosis is currently conducted by sight, under regular light, and bruises are often difficult to see on victims of violence depending on their skin color and the age of their injury.
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Coronavirus and my doctor daughter

In March, I began receiving photographs on my social media apps of my daughter’s Match Day celebration seven years ago at Tulane Medical School. It was a glorious day, in particular, because my daughter got her first choice: Not only would she be an internal medicine resident at a top-tier hospital in New York, with […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, New York, Infectious Disease, Patient, PA NP, Rheumatology, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus, Tulane Medical School


UBC discovery could pave way for developing new anti-malarial drugs

For the first time, UBC researchers have shown a key difference in the three-dimensional structures of a key metabolic enzyme in the parasite that causes malaria compared to its human counterpart.
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Study finds potential new therapeutic targets for childhood brain tumors

People with the genetic condition neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) are prone to developing tumors on nervous system tissue.
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An extended SAR analysis of lipophilic guanylhydrazone analogues as promising trypanocidal agents

Sleeping sickness and Chagas disease, caused by the tropical parasites Trypanosoma brucei and Trypanosoma cruzi, constitute a significant socioeconomic burden in low-income countries of sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America, respectively.
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Study shows no association between prices and clinical benefit of cancer drugs

Do high prices of some cancer medicines have a higher benefit than those drugs with lower prices? An international UZH study has concluded that, in general, there is no correlation between costs of a cancer drugs and their clinical benefit.
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How to Reduce the Harmful Effects of Sperm Fragmentation

A high level of DNA fragmentation in sperm can lead to male fertility problems and even cause infertility. How do you stop – or at least decrease – the effects of sperm fragmentation? You want to get pregnant, you want a healthy baby, and you know it starts when a healthy sperm enters a receptive egg. Learn what causes sperm fragmentation and how to reduce the harmful effects of fragmented DNA in sperm. Before a sperm can fertilize or enter an egg, it has to bind to and bore through an outer ...
Tags: Health, Infertility, Glenville, damaged DNA in sperm, Semen Analysis, Male Fertility, Food & Nutrition, Sperm Count & Motility, Sperm Fragmentation, Kristen N Burris, Marilyn Glenvillle


7 Ways to Get Healthy Sperm if You Have Abnormal Sperm Morphology

Yes, you can get pregnant even if you have misshapen or abnormal sperm morphology! These natural tips on how to get healthy sperm are inspired by a reader’s question about the results of his abnormal semen analysis. “My wife and I have been trying to get pregnant for three years,” said Orville on How to Understand the Results of Your Sperm Test and Semen Analysis. “I finally took a sperm health test, and found out that not only do I have a low sperm count I also have abnormal sperm morphology...
Tags: Health, San Francisco, North America, Infertility, Sherry, Daniel, Wong, Cindy, Orville, Male Fertility Tests, Abnormal Sperm, damaged DNA in sperm, Healthy Sperm, Male Factor Infertility, Semen Analysis, Male Fertility


Trump’s claim that U.S. tested more than all countries combined is ‘pants on fire’ wrong

Responding to weeks of criticism over his administration's COVID-19 response, President Donald Trump claimed at a White House briefing that the United States has well surpassed other countries in testing people for the virus.
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