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Elon Musk to County Health Officials: Arrest Me, Cowards

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has made something of a one-man sport out of spouting off uninformed, contrarian opinions about the novel coronavirus pandemic. He’s repeatedly made inaccurate predictions that the whole thing is overblown and will be over soon, told workers to keep showing up at Tesla plant in …Read more...
Tags: Health, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Cars, Tesla, Automotive, Automobiles, Electric Cars, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Shelter At Work, Elon Musk to County Health


Coronavirus Australia live update: treasurer delivers 'sobering' economic update – latest news

Josh Frydenberg says in statement in lieu of the federal budget: ‘There is no money tree. What we borrow today we must repay in the future.’ Follow the latest news 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 4.24am BST Over in the chamber, Christian Porter has entered the legislation needed for the Covid tracing app. 4.24am BST Quee...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Queensland politics, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Australian education, Daniel Andrews


Parents stress over work and children's wellbeing while in lockdown

As the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, lockdown and home-schooling have become a monumental challenge for parents across the globe. Now, a new report shows that parents are most stressed about work followed by worries over their children's wellbeing and education while in lockdown.
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One Piece’s Eiichiro Oda Updates Fans on Manga Serialization & Airing

Popular One Piece mangaka Eiichiro Oda has delivered a message via Twitter to his loyal fans about the status of the One Piece manga and anime amidst the influence of the Coronavirus. Calling his message the “One Piece’s Measures Concerning Coronavirus”, Oda delivered an update declaring that the work on the serialization is proceeding slowly […]
Tags: Health, Anime, Announcements, Manga, ODA, Mangaka, One Piece, Eiichiro Oda, Coronavirus


Researchers report decline in cancer diagnoses due to COVID-19 crisis

Cancer care has dramatically changed as a result of the measures taken during the COVID-19 pandemic: many patients have not been going to their GPs, or putting it off, and have been referred to the hospital later.
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Hydroxychloroquine is not effective against COVID-19, extensive U.S. study shows

Over the past few months, doctors resorted to repurposing medicines that have already been approved for other diseases to treat coronavirus patients. One drug that was widely used in the pandemic, hydroxychloroquine, has been found to be ineffective in treating the viral infection.
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New two-in-one shot could make it easier for diabetics to control their blood sugar

A Stanford research team has developed a way to boost the effectiveness of the insulin injections people with diabetes routinely take to control their blood sugar.
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Global air quality has significantly improved due to COVID-19 lockdowns

Levels of two major air pollutants have been drastically reduced since lockdowns began in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but a secondary pollutant - ground-level ozone - has increased in China, according to new research.
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Study reveals the effect of ancestry on molecular makeup of cancer

Questions about the genealogical imprint of tumors have hovered over cancer research since the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003.
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SARS-CoV-2 could spread through surface of the eyes

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have found that the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus could spread via ocular or eye surfaces. This is because the receptor where the virus binds – the ACE2, is also expressed on human eyes, they note.
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Genomic sequences from all over the world help fight SARS-CoV-2

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages across the world, killing hundreds of thousands and infecting over 4.1 million, researchers are racing against time to understand the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The SARS-CoV-2 genome has now been sequenced in many different regions of the world, and researchers are collaborating by sharing information to better understand the make-up and mutations that the virus has undergone.
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School Swimsuit Fabric Instead Being Used to Produce Face Masks

Galax, a Fukui company dedicated to manufacturing and selling clothing for school physical education, has sacrificed the fabric they use for their usual practices to instead produce face masks to help protect citizens from the Coronavirus (specifically staff working at nursery schools and nursing welfare institutes). Considering how the world has been thrown into disarray […]
Tags: Health, Business, Japan, Technology, Clothing, Anime, GALAX, Fukui, Sukumizu, Coronavirus, Produce Face Masks


Indo-Mediterranean style diets can cause decline in pre-heart failure, arrhythmias

The role of diets in the pathogenesis of cardiac dysfunction is controversial. However, it is well known that Western diet causes oxidative stress and has pro-inflammatory effects, whereas Mediterranean style diets are anti-inflammatory.
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Rethinking Normal with Fareed Zakaria: Dr. Sanjay Gupta's coronavirus podcast for May 11

As most states begin to reopen, much of the country is thinking about the future. Which aspects of our lives will have changed forever? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and CNN "GPS" Host Fareed Zakaria discuss what to expect from a post-pandemic world.
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Coronavirus Australia live update: parliament resumes as Victoria details plans to reopen schools – latest news

Daniel Andrews says Victorian schools to start returning from 26 May; NSW records no new cases of Covid-19 and Josh Frydenberg to deliver an economic statement in lieu of the federal budget. Follow the latest news 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 1.25am BST There is no news as yet on whether parliament will sit, as originally ...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Queensland politics, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Australian education, Daniel Andrews


Varied performance of SARS-CoV-2 antibody tests in detecting protective immunity

The performance of commercially available serological tests in real patient samples and the correlates of immunity to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) provided by IgG antibodies are still a matter of debate. A new bioRxiv preprint paper cross-examines the performance of several assays and proclaims the plaque reduction neutralization test (PRNT) as a method of choice.
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Soft robotic exosuit improves biomechanical gait functions in stroke patients

Stroke is the leading cause of serious long-term disability in the US with approximately 17 million individuals experiencing it each year.
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Comparing the preparedness of hurricanes to pandemics

As I stand in line at a Tampa Lowe’s today in the middle of a global pandemic, I cannot help but note the vast differences in people’s behavior around me. There is a complete dichotomy in the ways in which individuals are responding to COVID-19. Some customers who err on the side of safety are […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Microbiome controls the fitness of our immune system

Working alongside colleagues in Mainz, Bern, Hannover and Bonn, researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, the Berlin Institute of Health and the German Rheumatism Research Center Berlin were able to show how the microbiome helps to render the immune system capable of responding to pathogens.
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Urbanization in India may be associated with increase in cardiometabolic risk factors

Although the health benefits of green space are supported by a growing body of evidence, few studies on this topic have been carried out in low- and middle-income countries.
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Regeneron and CCPM collaborate to advance human genetics, precision medicine

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and the Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus today announced a large-scale research collaboration designed to advance the field of human genetics and precision medicine through the sharing of 450,000 DNA samples and corresponding health records from de-identified, consented patient participants in the expansive UCHealth system.
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Coronavirus: UK drug trial for over-50s recruiting

Researchers are looking for more UK volunteers showing signs of coronavirus to test existing drugs.
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Novel approach could lead to more targeted search for new medicinal plants

With their rich repertoire of anti-infective substances, medicinal plants have always been key in the human fight to survive pathogens and parasites.
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Telehealth during COVID-19 could help avoid admissions for diabetic ketoacidosis

A new study has shown that for some patients with type 1 diabetes the close monitoring of their condition using telehealth protocols combined with appropriate technology may lead to better care during the COVID-19 pandemic, when patients are avoiding in-person visits.
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RSNA publishes new documents on COVID-19 radiology surge and post-surge preparedness

The Radiological Society of North America COVID-19 Task Force has published new documents on COVID-19 surge preparedness and post-COVID-19 preparedness for radiology departments.
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Study pinpoints potential neural basis for monogamous reunion

When it comes to forming a lasting bond, our longing for a partner may be as important as--if not more important than--how we react when we're with them, suggests a surprising new brain imaging study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week.
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First US study of autism in adults estimates 2.2% have autism spectrum disorder

The first US study of autism in adults estimates 2.2% have autism spectrum disorder.
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Organ transplantations dropped sharply during pandemic, study finds

During the coronavirus pandemic, the number of organ transplantations fell dramatically, according to a study published Monday.
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Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria premier Daniel Andrews details plans to reopen schools – latest news

Victorian schools to start returning from 26 May; NSW records no new cases of Covid-19 and Josh Frydenberg to deliver an economic statement in lieu of the federal budget which has been postponed to October due to Covid-19. Follow the latest news 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 11.23pm BST Anthony Albanese is asked about the A...
Tags: Health, Abc, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Queensland politics, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Liberal party, Daniel Andrews, Alan Jones


South Africa obtains first laboratory isolate of SARS-CoV-2

While much of the scientific and medical community rushes to develop therapeutic agents for COVID-19 based on clinical data, getting a better understanding of the brand-new virus remains crucial.
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