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New mathematical tool can predict the spread of infectious diseases more accurately

An international team of researchers has developed a new mathematical tool that could help scientists to deliver more accurate predictions of how diseases, including COVID-19, spread through towns and cities around the world.
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Artificial intelligence may help diagnose diseases that affect the heart

Artificial intelligence (AI) may be an aid to interpreting ECG results, helping healthcare staff to diagnose diseases that affect the heart.
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New evidence indicates coronavirus was infecting people in Europe and the US before the first official cases were reported

As scientists look into ways to stop or prevent Covid-19, other researchers have found evidence the disease caused by the new coronavirus was in the United States weeks before cases were reported.
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Dr. Julia Iafrate is a sponsored immigrant volunte...

Dr. Julia Iafrate is a sponsored immigrant volunteering to help save the lives of coronavirus patients in the ICU, and says she was denied a green card despite her extensive credentials. CNN's Chris Cuomo speaks with her about her experience.
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Australia and New Zealand negotiate 'travel bubble'

With the new travel bubble, travelers could fly between Australia and New Zealand without undergoing the mandatory 14-day quarantine at either end of the journey. The new link is now being discussed by the two leaders, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, and Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
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Japan Lengthens State of Emergency to the End of May

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe uttered that the state of emergency employed throughout Japan because of the Coronavirus has been extended to the end of May, explaining that the amount of new infection cases has not degraded enough. There is the possibility for the restrictions to be removed earlier however, should Abe’s advisers suggest as such […]
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Study provides evidence for safety and efficacy of chloroquine in COVID-19

After a pilot study (Huang et al.Journal of Molecular Cell Biology, in press), having proved the safety and effectiveness of the drug to reduce the viral RNA to undetectable levels in 10 COVID-19 patients, the researchers began this current study, published on the preprint server medRxiv.
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Journalist and author Laurie Garrett discusses how...

Journalist and author Laurie Garrett discusses how the coronavirus pandemic could end.
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Israeli scientists discover monoclonal antibody that neutralizes SARS-CoV-2

Now, in a significant medical breakthrough, Israel's Institute for Biological Research Institute (IIBRI) has wrapped up the development of a potential treatment for the coronavirus disease. The scientists say they have identified an antibody that neutralizes SARS-CoV-2.
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Mental Health in the Workplace

Workplace stress and the negative impact it has on mental health is a reality that every employer and employee lives with every day. Unfortunately, it often happens that neither is well informed of its implications and consequences. Although we have laws in place to protect people from occupational stress, they are usually not enforced, leading to situations where a person dealing with mental health issues is unable to verbalize their problems and has to suffer in silence. We need to do more to...
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First French COVID-19 case was in December 19

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19), formerly known as the novel coronavirus infection, was first reported in late December 2019 in Wuhan City in China. Many health experts believe that the virus had spread way before it was identified as the culprit for many pneumonia-like diseases. Now, a French doctor says that the coronavirus reached France back in December when it admitted a pneumonia patient into hospital.
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Coronavirus quickly spread around the world starting late last year, new genetic analysis shows

The Covid-19 coronavorus has been spreading in people since late last year, a new genetic analysis shows.
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How non-pharmaceutical interventions affect COVID lockdown relaxation

An American study published on the preprint server medRxiv in April 2020 shows the frightening limitations of any relaxation of social distancing norms with respect to containing the COVID-19 spread. Currently, the illness is the cause of massive numbers of deaths, close to 70,000, as well as widespread business shutdowns, loss of revenue and employment, and social disruptions in America.
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg 'resting comfortably' after nonsurgical treatment for benign gallbladder condition

Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent nonsurgical treatment for a benign gallbladder condition Tuesday afternoon at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, a court spokeswoman said in a statement.
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Coronavirus is killing more African Americans than any other group in the US, study finds

More African Americans are dying from coronavirus in the United States than whites or other ethnic groups, according to a new study .
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SARS-CoV-2 genome shows mutation hotspots and type-specific distribution

Now, a new study published on the preprint server bioRxiv reports on a large scale analysis of SARS-CoV-2 genomes and reveals a clonal geo-distribution and rich genetic variations.
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A physician-mother comforts her frightened, 6-year-old daughter

It’s Monday morning at 7:15 a.m. Our kids, ages 6 and 9, have just finished breakfast, and they know to get their shoes on to go for a walk. We are hand-in-hand, slowly waking up as we put one foot in front of the other. We ambled down our neighborhood streets, listening to birds chirping […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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There are drawbacks when multiple layers are placed between patient and physician

Modern medical practices are assisted by advances in technology but remain challenged by the costs of doing business.  Physicians and surgeons are meeting the need to deliver care to large caseloads by employing nurse practitioners and physician assistants and using patient portals to report test results, answer questions, and arrange appointments, including telemedicine consultations.  These […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn...
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A worker at Amazon’s New York City fulfillment center is dead from COVID-19

Earlier this week, Amazon informed staff members at its Staten Island fulfillment center that a worker had died from COVID-19. The news was first noted by The Verge. The employee began to exhibit symptoms in early April, before being placed on quarantine April 11. He never returned to the site. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of an associate at our site in Staten Island, NY,” a spokesperson told TechCrunch. “His family and loved ones are in our thoughts, and we are supporting his fellow co...
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COVID-19 and exposure to air pollution

A scientist from the Netherlands has worked on a study that looked at the association between COVID-19 infections and exposure to air pollution. Researcher Bo Pieter Johannes Andrée’s study titled “Incidence of COVID-19 and Connections with Air Pollution Exposure Evidence from the Netherlands” was released prior to the peer review process on the online server Medrxiv.
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Shortages of PPE for healthcare workers could be tackled using social media and 3D printing

Researchers have come up with the use of social media and 3D printing techniques to deal with the severe shortage of personal protective equipment (PPEs) for healthcare workers who are dealing with the highly infectious severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The
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Coronavirus: How long does it take to recover?

Weeks, months, even a year - we look at the factors that can affect the time taken to get better.
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US coronavirus infection rate is rising as deaths top 70,000 and states open up

By NICKY FORSTER, CARLA K. JOHNSON and MIKE STOBBE Take the New York metropolitan area’s progress against the coronavirus out of the equation and the numbers show the rest of the U.S. is moving in the wrong direction, with the known infection rate rising even as states move to lift their lockdowns, an Associated Press analysis found Tuesday. New confirmed infections per day in the U.S. exceed 20,000, and deaths per day are well over 1,000, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University. And ...
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COVID-19 infection risk and outcomes explained by the cell receptor genetic variability

Genetic variants in the angiotensin‐converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) receptor, utilized by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS‐CoV‐2) for cell entry, are predicted to either encourage or inhibit interaction with viral proteins and subsequently contribute to genetic risk in coronavirus disease (COVID-19). This is the key finding of a new study available on the preprint server bioRxiv*.
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Physicians use impalpable sustenance when faced with adversity

There are those moments of clarity that come from tempestuous thoughts: a eureka moment indifferent to time or space. Thoughts like the zephyr that fill the sails of a sloop on a once quiet lake. Judgment interrogates our experience and knowledge in the same breath. What use is the theory of movements or ordained trajectories […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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WHY IS WHEATGRASS GOOD FOR FERTILITY AND CONCEPTION

Wheatgrass for Fertility Wheatgrass has recently gained in popularity and is showing up in juice bars everywhere. When I think of wheatgrass, I think of cows grazing in a pasture, but it's a great food for people too. So why is wheatgrass so good for fertility? Here are some reasons:  It is a high alkaline food. You need a balanced pH level so that your body is sperm friendly. If you are Wheatgrass also contains folic acid. Folic acid has been found to prevent neural tube defects an...
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Cat coronavirus drug shows promise for treatment of COVID-19

“They are strong drug candidates for the treatment of human coronavirus infections because they have already been successful in animals (cats),” writes the team. “The work here lays the framework for their use in human trials for the treatment of COVID-19.”
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Video shows states with largest number of coronavirus cases

The number of people who have tested positive for the coronavirus has been reported for days, weeks and months. But static numerals don’t show how quickly the disease has spread in each part of the United States. We’ve used data collected by The Center for Systems Science in Engineering at Johns Hopkins University to build an animation that compares the number of positive tests in each state from March 10 to April 30. It’s important to keep in mind that testing availability has been inconsistent...
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Nurses angry over possible exposure to COVID-19 after warning Eastern Health of risk

Nurses say they and patients at the Health Sciences Centre is St. John's were put at undue risk by Eastern Health when a very sick patient was moved to a shared room in a busy unit at the hospital.They're among the up to 100 hospital workers who are now in isolation for 14 days after the health authority determined they may have been in contact with a patient infected with the virus that causes COVID-19.The patient tested positive for the virus and was admitted to a COVID-19 unit for c...
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The US Food and Drug Administration will now requi...

The US Food and Drug Administration will now require antibody test makers to seek FDA authorization, as the agency aims to rein in unproven and fraudulent tests that have flooded the market.
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