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Why the public-private partnership to build Lesotho’s only specialist hospital floundered

It was hailed as a revolution in private investment in healthcare in Africa, but almost a decade after it was opened, Lesotho’s only specialist hospital takes up almost a third of the country’s entire health budget. Now, we may finally know why The post Why the public-private partnership to build Lesotho’s only specialist hospital floundered appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Cancer, Africa, Healthcare, World Bank, Lesotho, Public-private Partnerships, Openaccess, International Finance Corporation, Netcare, Universal Healthcare, The Editors Picks, Bhekisisa Centre For Health Journalism, Mark Hellowell, Queen ‘Mamohato Memorial hospital, Tšepong Consortium


Italy continues CUORE underground experiment despite COVID-19 pandemic

As the COVID-19 outbreak took hold in Italy, researchers working on a nuclear physics experiment called CUORE at an underground laboratory in central Italy scrambled to keep the ultrasensitive experiment running and launch new tools and rules for remote operations.
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Coronavirus concerns keep heart patients from hospital: 'I was so scared'

Hospitals across the United States are seeing fewer stroke and heart patients coming to their facilities for care -- and two new papers tie that trend to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Experimental two-in-one diabetes shot provides better blood sugar control

The number of people with diabetes has increased from 108 million in 1980 to a staggering 422 million in 2014. In 2016, an estimated 1.6 million deaths were directly caused by diabetes, while another 2.2 million deaths were tied to high blood glucose.
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Coronavirus tests brought to Australia by Andrew Forrest at $200m cost to taxpayers not being used

Exclusive: Most states are not using the type of tests purchased by mining magnate’s Minderoo Foundation and some have no need of additional testsSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsMost state and territory governments say they are not using the Covid-19 tests brought to Australia by the billionaire Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest at a $200m cost to taxpayers, which the Guardian can reveal have been sent to th...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Greg Hunt, Andrew, Forrest, Andrew Forrest, Coronavirus outbreak, Minderoo Foundation


Are pregnant women at higher risk from COVID-19? A Swedish study

A new study published by the Public Health Agency of Sweden in its Brief Report shows that compared to non-pregnant women, pregnant and postpartum women with COVID-19 have a higher risk of requiring intensive care.
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Mammogram screening and high fiber diet help combat breast cancer

The key to spotting breast cancer and reducing the risk of fatal disease is early detection and screening. Diagnosing the illness early on helps improve health outcomes. New research shows that participation in mammography screening substantially reduces the rate of advanced and fatal breast cancer.
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Finding new therapeutic strategies for aggressive T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Aiming to identify new therapeutic strategies for the aggressive hematological disease T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL), Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey resident researcher Daniel Herranz Benito, PhD, along with collaborators from Princeton University, found a new drug that has therapeutic effect against T-ALL by inhibiting SHMT and is complementary to standard-of-care treatment.
Tags: Health, Princeton University, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Daniel Herranz Benito, SHMT


Report: Apple, Unlike Facebook and Google, Plans to Start Returning More Workers to Offices Soon

Apple is bucking the trend set by rival tech giants Facebook and Google during the coronavirus pandemic and is planning to have staff return to its offices this year, according to a Tuesday report by Bloomberg.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Health, Google, Work From Home, Facebook, Science, Bloomberg Read, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Johns Hopkins offers a free online course to become a contact tracer

Aside from mass testing, one of the most important methods to curb the transmission of the novel coronavirus is through extensive contact tracing. Now there's an opportunity to become a contact tracer as the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has launched a six-hour online course.
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CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta highlights how Covid-19 is ...

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta highlights how Covid-19 is baffling doctors, seemingly triggering a number of health issues and mysterious symptoms all over the body.
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Los Angeles mayor says while stay-at-home order stays, 'do not freak out'

The mayor of Los Angeles told CNN on Tuesday that residents shouldn't overreact to a top county health official's announcement that a stay-at-home order will stay in place for months.
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Covid-19 isn't just a respiratory disease. It hits the whole body

Covid-19 symptoms go beyond pneumonia to include blood clots, inflammation and even swollen toes.
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Trump says the US leads the world in testing. But it's far behind in testing per capita, studies show

President Donald Trump said the US has "prevailed on testing," but it's lagged behind other countries in testing per capita, studies show. And health experts say the US isn't close to the rate of testing needed to safely reopen the economy.
Tags: Health, US, Donald Trump, Trump


Los Angeles mayor says while stay-at-home order stays, 'don't freak out' about it

The mayor of Los Angeles told CNN on Tuesday that residents shouldn't overreact to a top county health official's announcement that a stay-at-home order will stay in place for months.
Tags: Health, Los Angeles, Cnn


Covidsafe app: how Australia’s coronavirus contact tracing app works, what it does, downloads and problems

The app will ask for your name (or pseudonym), age range, postcode and phone number. Scott Morrison says the Australian government’s covid safe tracking app won’t be mandatory to download and install, but its uptake numbers could play a part in easing Covid-19 restrictionsAuthorities admit app is not working properly on iPhonesHow Australia’s Covidsafe compares to other countries’ contact tracing technologySign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to ...
Tags: Health, Technology, Privacy, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Scott Morrison, Christian Porter, Coronavirus outbreak, Covidsafe


Organ transplantations plummet amid coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus disease has spread rapidly across nearly all countries across the globe, with more than 4.25 million people infected. The pandemic has taken a toll on the lives of people, especially those in locked down nations. Aside from the negative impact on economic and social aspects, patients who are sick with other diseases may also suffer from the effects of the pandemic.
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Could JAK blockers help treat COVID-19?

A new study published in the journal Science Immunology in May 2020 reports that compounds that safely inhibit the JAK protein could be useful in treating COVID-19.
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A 'multi-omics' approach to the development of drugs against COVID-19

A new study published on the preprint server medRxiv* in May 2020 reports a multi-omics approach that could make it easier to develop drugs that are effective against COVID-19.
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Lung cancer screening in primary care is feasible, study suggests

The benefits of routine lung cancer screenings have been hotly debated in the medical community. After reviewing a national trial published in 2011, the US Preventive Services Task Force introduced a recommendation for systematic low-dose CT lung cancer screenings for people at high risk.
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Platelets can intensify inflammatory processes, study shows

Platelets not only play a key role in blood clotting, but can also significantly intensify inflammatory processes.
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Water fluoridation not linked to increased risk of osteosarcoma, study shows

The Journal of Dental Research published today the results of a study that demonstrated that community water fluoridation is not associated with increased risk of osteosarcoma.
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UCF researchers win $200,000 to develop cough drops for controlling COVID-19 spread

A team of University of Central Florida researchers is looking at changing people's saliva to help manage the spread of COVID-19 as the nation gets ready to go back to work and school.
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Fasting-mimicking diet plus vitamin C could be effective at treating some cancer types

Scientists from USC and the IFOM Cancer Institute in Milan have found that a fasting-mimicking diet could be more effective at treating some types of cancer when combined with vitamin C.
Tags: Health, Milan, Usc, IFOM Cancer Institute


Study provides further insights into the relationship between smoking and COVID-19

A Canadian study available on the preprint server medRxiv* shows that current smokers are slightly more likely than never smokers to test positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19), but cautions about the possibility of reverse causality where smokers actually quit to avoid the disease.
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Simple device could help stop 'sudden unexpected death in epilepsy'

More than one-third of the people in the United States who have epilepsy are at risk for a deadly complication called "sudden unexpected death in epilepsy."
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New discovery may contribute to early identification of aggressive breast tumors

Immune system cells in the blood of breast cancer patients undergo alterations early in the disease course, according to a study published in the journal Clinical & Translational Immunology.
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Using a smartphone to perform non-invasive at-home testing for COVID-19

In Pennsylvania and other U.S. states, one of the keys to safely reopening society amid the COVID-19 pandemic is providing sufficient testing so that new cases of the disease do not overwhelm the public healthcare system.
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Adult skates go one step further than cartilage growth, can repair injured cartilage

Nearly a quarter of Americans suffer from arthritis, most commonly due to the wear and tear of the cartilage that protects the joints.
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