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The grange holds potential to increase the reach of public health efforts

In the ongoing struggle to address health care disparities in rural communities across the U.S., a recent Oregon State University study found that the perfect partner may be hiding in plain sight.
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George Mason researchers partner with World Bank to launch web portal for hospitals

George Mason University professor Elise Miller-Hooks and her team have been studying and modeling the flow of patients through American hospitals in times of crisis since 2014.
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Texas A&M study offers hope for young children diagnosed with Menkes disease

A Texas A&M AgriLife Research team has good news for patients with copper-deficiency disorders, especially young children diagnosed with Menkes disease.
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Research reinforces the idea of embracing nonantibiotic approaches to treat bacterial infections

As interest in the application of plasma medicine -- the use of low-temperature plasma created by an electrical discharge to address medical problems -- continues to grow, so does the need for research advancements proving its capabilities and potential impacts on the health care industry.
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New discovery could end chronic rejection of transplanted organs

Chronic rejection of transplanted organs is the leading cause of transplant failure, and one that the field of organ transplantation has not overcome in almost six decades since the advent of immunosuppressive drugs enabled the field to flourish.
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RNA interference machinery influences epithelial cell biology

Epithelial cells are held together and connected by several different types of structures that form cell-cell contacts.
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AGS awards highest honor to West Health for visionary work to improve geriatric care

For only the second time in its near 80-year history, the American Geriatrics Society will award one of its highest honors typically reserved for individuals to West Health, a family of nonprofit organizations dedicated to lowering healthcare costs to enable older adults to successfully age in place.
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Exposure to racial residential segregation associated with worse cognitive performance in mid-life

A study at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health found that black subjects who were exposed to highly segregated neighborhoods in young adulthood exhibited worse performance in cognitive skills in mid-life.
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Understanding the ability of COVID-19 virus to infect pets and livestock

A new paper identifies the critical need for research on the ability of the COVID-19 virus to infect certain animal species, the transmissibility of infection between humans and those animals, and the impact infection could have on food security and the economy.
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Perspective: Existing drugs could be repurposed for COVID-19 patients

Given the rapid spread of COVID-19 and its relatively high mortality, filling the gap for coronavirus-specific drugs is urgent.
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New study examines easing of COVID-19 restrictions on licensed pubs, nightclubs

A new University of Stirling study is seeking to understand how the easing of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on licensed premises can be effectively managed to protect emergency services.
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Perspective: Finding the fastest pathway to COVID-19 vaccine development

When seeking the fastest pathway to a vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19), defining the stakes and potential hurdles is critical, says Barney Graham in this Perspective.
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Mice study sheds light on how the brain links events to form a memory

A woman walking down the street hears a bang. Several moments later she discovers her boyfriend, who had been walking ahead of her, has been shot.
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Research could aid in development of antiperspirants, treatment of sweat gland disorders

Solving sweat-related concerns that occur in daily life, such as hyperhidrosis and sweat smell, can improve people's quality of life.
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Scientists create German COVID-19 OMICS Initiative to accelerate research

How does the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) change its genetic information? What other infections occur in patients with COVID-19? Are there genetic risk factors that favor an infection? Numerous genome researchers are pooling their expertise and sequencing infrastructure to make a scientific contribution to manage the COVID-19 pandemic.
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UCD researcher awarded €500,000 SFI Future Innovator Prize for innovative imaging solution

Ireland's Minister for Business, Enterprise, and Innovation, Heather Humphreys, TD, has today announced that a special Science Foundation Ireland Future Innovator Prize of €500,000 has been granted to University College Dublin researcher, Professor Dominic Zerulla.
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Responding to medical students’ concerns and anxieties during these unprecedented times

Everyone is in the same situation across the country in these unprecedented times. What a statement. A statement that every medical student has undoubtedly heard in utter multitude during these times of virtual medical curricula in place of clinical curricula — of canceled steps, levels, CKs, PE, and CS. It has no doubt been challenging […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Education, Infectious Disease, Medical School, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


UOC develops new method to improve quality of CT scan imagery

Computerized tomography (CT) is one of the most effective medical tests for analyzing the effects of many illnesses, including COVID-19, on the lungs.
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Coronavirus: The faces smiling behind the masks

Laura Fuchs is capturing New Yorkers who are trying to stay positive in the midst of the pandemic.
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COVID bailout cash goes to big players that have paid millions to settle allegations of wrongdoing

The Trump administration has sent hundreds of millions of dollars in pandemic-related bailouts to health care providers with checkered histories, including a Florida-based cancer center that agreed to pay a $100 million criminal penalty as part of a federal antitrust investigation.
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As coronavirus testing in the United States become...

As coronavirus testing in the United States becomes more readily available, the quality of some tests is under scrutiny. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.
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3 New York youths died of an inflammatory syndrome that could be connected to coronavirus, governor says

An inflammatory illness recently observed in dozens of New York children -- one that state health officials say may be linked to Covid-19 -- has killed a teenager and two children under 8 years old, state officials said Saturday.
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My living will during COVID-19

I am not afraid of being dead. Our four grown children are thriving, each in their own way making the world better. If I am wrong in my faith that Jesus is preparing a wonderful place for me, I will never know it. I do dread the process of dying, and COVID-19 would be an […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Study shows Covid-19 patients who took heartburn drug were less likely to die, but researchers caution more research is needed

Patients who took a common heartburn medicine while hospitalized for Covid-19 were more than twice as likely to survive the infection, according to a paper posted Friday on a pre-publication website. But it's unclear whether the patients fared better because of the famotidine or if it was a coincidence.
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Three New York children have died of an inflammato...

Three New York children have died of an inflammatory illness recently observed in dozens of New York children that could be linked to Covid-19, according to state health officials. CNN's Polo Sandoval has more.
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A reasoned response to the PPE debacle

The lack of adequate supplies of PPE is deplorable, inconceivable.  This has been made abundantly clear through both social media and traditional media.  Post after post on various social media outlets have exposed the appalling shortages and, at times, blame and attack those that are obliged to provide us the PPE. Those posts, in part, […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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How Do I Help a Friend Who Is Acting Strange?

From a young man in the U.S.:  My friend is totally different from 2 years ago he had a job was friendly fun and other things then all of a sudden he was different he curses anyone out spits at people that he doesn’t even know one time in Wal-Mart he asked this boy that wasn’t paying him no mind what he looking at and almost got in a fight with him this happened many of times to the point his family rarely takes him anywhere he does stuff that he should know is not right he lost his job from act...
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Life force wants our camaraderie…(some thoughts arising during quarantine)

Self-medicating?  everyone self medicates. A healing diet is a form of self-medication, so is listening to calming music, or going running and doing yoga.  And sure, so is downing a bottle of wine, smoking or doing any other substance for the purpose of easing ones emotional state. Self-medicating is totally normal.  Learning to do it skillfully is the intent of a harm reduction practice. We're creatures that survive by ingesting substances of all kinds...food and herbs included. Only thing wron...
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How to liberate doctors from EMRs

We talk a lot in critical care medicine about liberating patients from ventilators. Vents are getting a lot of deserved attention for saving lives in the COVID-19 era. But the machine has downsides that get worse the longer the patient needs it. Because we’re obsessed with taking great care of our patients, we in ICU […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Brazilian court lifts restrictions on gay and bisexual men giving blood

Supreme court decision hailed as victory for LGBT communityBrazil’s supreme court has overturned rules that limit gay and bisexual men from donating blood in a decision considered a human rights victory for LGBT+ people in the country.The move came as more nations review restrictions on blood donations imposed during the 1980s HIV/Aids crisis, with some countries applying blanket bans, some have waiting periods after gay sex, and others – like Italy – having no limitations. Continue reading...
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