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Italy develops vaccine candidate that neutralizes SARS-CoV-2 in mice

As the world grapples with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), scientists race to develop treatments and vaccines to combat the viral infection. Though many ongoing trials show promise in fighting the novel coronavirus, Italian researchers claim they have developed a vaccine that can neutralize severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in animal cells.
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Breakthrough study could revolutionize cancer treatment

Scientists have used 3D models to break down the DNA behavior of cancer cells, in a breakthrough new study which could revolutionize treatment for the disease.
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No evidence COVID-19 is spread by fecal-oral transmission

A new study published on the preprint server medRxiv* in May 2020 shows that in patients who test positive for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in pharyngeal and fecal samples, the virus persists longer in the fecal samples than in the pharyngeal samples. However, fecal-oral transmission does not appear to occur.
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Human neutralizing antibody pair blocks COVID-19-ACE2 binding

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic carving its deadly path across the world, and no end in sight in the immediate future, researchers are working furiously to bring out an effective therapeutic drug or vaccine that will stop the virus in its tracks.
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COVID-19 could accelerate activation of dormant tuberculosis (TB)

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has thrown much of the world into disarray, with over 4 million people reported infected and well over 282,000 deaths. A new study published on the preprint server bioRxiv in May 2020 suggests that the long-term impact of the virus could include activation of dormant bacterial infections like tuberculosis (TB).
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Neutralizing SARS-CoV-2 via S protein

A new study published on the preprint server bioRxiv* in May 2020 reports on a method to block severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) by destroying its main spike protein, which is responsible for attachment to the host cell membrane.
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Low-molecular-weight drugs could help against COVID-19 says study

Chinese researchers have worked on using existing low molecular weight drugs to treat severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that causes COVID-19 disease.
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Australia coronavirus live update: Victoria to allow five guests in home as part of plan to ease Covid-19 restrictions – latest news

Premier Daniel Andrews uses press conference to announce roadmap to slowly lift lockdown rules. Follow all the latest news and updates, liveSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsCoronavirus Australia maps and cases: live numbers and statistics 2.23am BST And if you can still work from home, you are encouraged to do so 2.22am BST But camping is still out – there will be no overnight stays allowed ...
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Reproduction number of COVID-19 and how it relates to public health measures

A new study published on the preprint server medRxiv in May 2020 reports the use of a dynamic SEIR model to identify variations in the reproductive number of SARS-CoV-2 over time, using machine learning techniques. This could help to model and predict the outcomes of various public health solutions.
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Internet search patterns important in tracing and predicting COVID-19 spread

A new study published on the preprint server medRxiv in May 2020 has identified a link between Internet search patterns and local disease progression for COVID-19. It recommends the use of search data to track and predict COVID-19 spread as a complementary method to established public health surveillance methods.
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Reproduction number and herd immunity in COVID-19

A new modeling study published on the preprint server medRxiv* in May 2020 hypothesizes that the asymptomatic cases in the ongoing pandemic in Japan may far outnumber the symptomatic infections by several orders of magnitude. This has implications for future predictions and public health policies.
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TikTok in the time of COVID: an unexpected wellness tool for health care workers

I recently discovered an app called TikTok.  From what I can tell, it seems to be used primarily by younger people who record themselves performing short music videos, lip-syncing scenes, or absurdities with their unsuspecting family members and pets.  Most of my friends and family scoff at the fact that I downloaded the app – […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Study demonstrates dynamic and broad-scale immune alterations in COVID-19 patient

A new case report released on the preprint server medRxiv* provides a detailed longitudinal analysis of the immune response associated with a fatal case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). It highlights the need for addressing the source of hyper inflammation in the treatment approach.
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Study shows COVID-19 vulnerability is highly dependent on host genetic architecture

A new US study available on the preprint server medRxiv reveals certain genetic variations that are associated with infection susceptibility and diverse clinical presentation of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – including asymptomatic cases and severe forms of the disease in younger patients.
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Cameron Boyce's mom draws attention to epilepsy on Mother's Day

Libby Boyce penned an emotional letter for Mother's Day to draw attention to sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), which her son, Disney star Cameron Boyce, died of last year.
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Scientists concerned that coronavirus is adapting to humans

Researchers have observed mutations in some strains that may help the virus spreadCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageScientists have found evidence for mutations in some strains of the coronavirus that suggest the pathogen may be adapting to humans after spilling over from bats.The analysis of more than 5,300 coronavirus genomes from 62 countries shows that while the virus is fairly stable, some have gained mutations, including two genetic changes that alter the critical...
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ACE inhibitors should not be discontinued over fears about COVID-19, say researchers

Researchers in Europe have found no evidence to support previous reports that the use of drugs that target the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) increases susceptibility to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The research is published in the European Heart Journal.
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Boris Johnson's lockdown release condemned as divisive, confusing and vague

Coronavirus lockdown stays in place but more outdoor activity will be allowed in EnglandWork, public transport, schools and shops: what are the new rules?Coronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson urged the country to take its first tentative steps out of lockdown this week in an address to the nation that was immediately condemned as being divisive, confusing and vague.In a speech from Downing Street, Johnson said if the circumstances were right, schools in...
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Boris Johnson's lockdown release leaves UK divided

Coronavirus lockdown stays in place but more outdoor activity will be allowed in England UK coronavirus – live updatesWork, public transport, schools and shops: what are the new rules?Coronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson urged the country to take its first tentative steps out of lockdown this week in an address to the nation that was immediately condemned as being divisive, confusing and vague.In a speech from Downing Street, Johnson said if the circum...
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Torrance’s Madrona Marsh reopened this weekend as coronavirus cabin-fever cure – by appointment only

Visitors with appointments enjoy the Madrona Marsh in Torrance for its limited re-opening on Saturday, May 8, 2020. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) A pair of Canada Geese appear to bemoan the limited by appointment-only reopening of the Madrona Marsh in Torrance on Saturday, May 8, 2020. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds The Hung Family enjoys the limited by appointment-only reopening of the Madrona Mar...
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We must protect the most precious scarce resource required for the next phase of the pandemic

“Good news!  You have antibodies, so you’re immune to COVID-19.”  How relieved would we be to hear that?  I could move throughout my place of work, or my grocery store, with added security.  I would muse about a vetted cohort of immune providers to care for patients with COVID-19.  PPE could be conserved so that […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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MOTHER'S DAY, WORST DAY FOR THE INFERTILE

Well, this "holiday" coming up may be the worst one of them all if you're trying to conceive. What could be harder than watching the rest of the country celebrate the joys of motherhood while you sit there stuck in infertility  quicksand.I know much has been written by myself and others about surviving holidays while you're trying to conceive. Mother's day is a big one...so how do you get through it? Many years ago, I started the tradition of hosting a mother's day brunch ...
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A Spike of New Coronavirus Infections Prompts Seoul to Close Bars and Clubs

Days after South Korea relaxed its social distancing measures, Seoul, its capital city, has tightened them once more after dozens of new coronavirus cases were linked to bars and nightclubs. Read more...
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Health officials warn against Mother's Day gatherings while modeling projects more US deaths than expected

If you love your mom, consider staying away from her this Mother's Day.
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Boris Johnson says shops and some schools could open from June

Coronavirus lockdown stays in place but more outdoor activity will be allowed in England UK coronavirus – live updatesCoronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson’s new plans for a gradual easing of the lockdown could see primary schools in England, shops and nurseries partially reopening from June, some cafes or restaurants back from July, and more outdoor activity allowed in England from this Wednesday.In an address to the nation, the prime minister said the...
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Deploring racism isn’t enough: Addressing white privilege in medical school

If you ask a group of medical students to raise their hands if they are, in fact, racist, I’d venture to guess that not a single hand would shoot up. And I don’t think they would be lying. I am sure that no student believes that he, she, or they are a bigot. Many of […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Should we stress about stress? Protecting ourselves during the pandemic.

COVID-19 has exposed us to a wide variety of different stressors. In the short term, our stress response is useful as it helps us respond quickly and effectively. But when the stress lasts longer, we have to identify and acknowledge the “downside” risks. We should not stress about stress but protect ourselves against it. Intense, prolonged stress […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Training Your Mind

This morning I got up at 4:30am and set out to do a 6.5-mile run (10.5km), which would be my longest in at least the past year. The weather was nice, starting out at 76 degrees, and I knew would continue to get cooler into the morning, at least until an hour or so after the sun came up. I enjoyed the run very much, especially watching the sunrise while passing a local shopping mall and a baseball stadium. I breezed through the 6.5 miles and decided to push myself a bit more, so I wid...
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More than 90% of Tokyo hospital beds for COVID-19 patients filled: government

More than 90 percent of hospital beds secured for COVID-19 patients in Tokyo have already been occupied, the Japanese Health Ministry said on Sunday, underscoring the pressing need to curb the further spread of the new coronavirus. The Tokyo Metropolitan government aims to boost the number of beds for COVID-19 patients to 4,000 eventually. About 5,000 people in Tokyo were confirmed to have been infected with the virus, representing nearly one-third of Japan's total infections of around 16...
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