Collective isolation is the most viable strategy for minimizing COVID-19 in indigenous populations

A team of anthropologists, physicians, tribal leaders and local government authorities developed and implemented a multi-phase COVID-19 prevention and containment plan among the Tsimane, an indigenous group of forager-horticulturists in the Bolivian Amazon.
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Study: U.S. COVID-19 cases could have been much higher without social distancing measures

As stay-at-home orders are being lifted in some states and extended in others, uncertainty continues to surround the COVID-19 pandemic.
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New algorithm could help investigate the genetic clues behind immunity

Scientists with UC San Diego's Jacobs School of Engineering and the Qualcomm Institute have developed a new gene prediction algorithm, called MINING-D, that could help researchers investigate the genetic clues behind the variation of symptoms shown in COVID-19 patients - information that is key to creating a versatile and effective vaccine.
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COVID-19’s adverse impact on the cardiovascular system

COVID-19 can cause serious cardiovascular complications including heart failure, heart attacks and blood clots that can lead to strokes, emergency medicine doctors report in a new scientific paper.
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Democrats push new $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill through House

By ANDREW TAYLOR and ALAN FRAM WASHINGTON — Democrats powered a massive $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill through the House on Friday, an election-year measure designed to brace a U.S. economy in free fall and a health care system struggling to contain a pandemic still pummeling the country. The 208-199 vote, with all but one Republican opposed, advances what boils down to a campaign-season display of Democratic economic and health-care priorities. It has no chance of becoming law as written, ...
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Specific immune cells induced by vaccination are early indicators of vaccine efficacy

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich researchers have shown that a specific class of immune cells in the blood induced by vaccination is an earlier indicator of vaccine efficacy than conventional tests for neutralizing antibodies.
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COVID-19 patients at high risk for developing complications associated with blood clots

When researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, used a combination of two specific blood-clotting tests, they found critically ill patients infected with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) who were at high risk for developing renal failure, venous blood clots, and other complications associated with blood clots, such as stroke.
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Study confirms low prevalence of COVID-19 virus in Estonia

The results of a study conducted by the University of Tartu on the prevalence of the coronavirus were presented to the Government Committee responsible for the emergency situation on Tuesday.
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Experts publish a review of lung cancer treatments for patients with COVID-19

Lung cancer patients are at heightened risk for COVID-19 and the reported high mortality rate among lung cancer patients with COVID-19 has given pause to oncologists who are faced with patients with not one, but two severe, life-threatening diseases.
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Social media rules. That's bad in a pandemic

Viral posts on social media are filled with inaccuracies about science and that does not bode well for the novel coronavirus pandemic.
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Sociodemographic factors linked to positive SARS-CoV-2 test result in primary care

Older age, being male, deprivation, living in a densely populated area, ethnicity, obesity, and chronic kidney disease are associated with a positive test for COVID-19, according to results from 3,802 people tested for SARS-CoV-2 (including 587 positive tests) in the UK.
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Canadian Glycomics Network welcomes $16.3 million renewed funding from NCE

The Networks of Centres of Excellence recently announced its continued support in Canadian glycomics research with a three-year investment of $16.3 million through the Canadian Glycomics Network (GlycoNet).
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Transition to virtual care during COVID-19 does not limit glycemic outcomes of diabetes inpatients

Data collected over a 15-week period showed that using virtual care to manage diabetes patients in the hospital does not have a negative impact on their glycemic outcomes.
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Mcmaster researchers develop new blood test to track individual fat intake

A team of researchers at McMaster University has developed a reliable and accurate blood test to track individual fat intake, a tool that could guide public health policy on healthy eating.
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Antiviral drug can help accelerate recovery of COVID-19 patients, study shows

An international team of researchers led by Dr. Eleanor Fish, emerita scientist at the Toronto General Hospital Research Institute, University Health Network, and professor in the University of Toronto's Department of Immunology, has shown for the first time that an antiviral drug can help speed up the recovery of COVID-19 patients.
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New noninvasive ultrasound neuromodulation technique for epilepsy treatment

Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder characterized by recurrent seizures resulting from excessive excitation or inadequate inhibition of neurons.
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Genome-wide pattern found in glioblastoma tumors predicts patients' life expectancy

For the past 70 years, the best indicator of life expectancy for a patient with glioblastoma (GBM) -- the most common and the most aggressive brain cancer -- has simply been age at diagnosis.
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Interdisciplinary team to develop a new physics-based technology for COVID-19 detection

One of the most challenging aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the lack of testing needed to detect and trace infections--and without adequate testing, government officials do not have the data they need to make the best possible decisions in the interest of public health.
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New book demystifies the molecular biology of breast cancer

Breast cancer is known as one of the most deadly diseases among women. However, recent advancements in the imaging tools and diagnostic methods for breast cancer has improved the screening in the past few years.
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A measured approach to relaxation of COVID-19 lockdown measures may be necessary

A cautious, measured approach to relaxation of lockdown measures is required to protect the most vulnerable members of society and support the health service, a team of infectious disease experts from the University of Warwick, who have investigated the impact of current lockdown measures upon the spread of COVID-19 in the UK, has found.
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UCI partners with Orange County Health Care Agency for large-scale COVID-19 infection survey

It's almost certain that COVID-19 cases across the nation have been vastly undercounted, since people with few to no symptoms - who may be infected but have immunity - are rarely tested.
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Study explores the prevalence and underlying belief patterns associated with Drunkorexia

Mojito, appletini or a simple glass of fizz - they may take the edge off a busy day, but if you find yourself bingeing on more than a few, you could be putting your physical and mental health at risk according new research at the University of South Australia.
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COVID: an impending case of the stripes

Elise loves this book. The protagonist is a girl who, due to a desire to fit in with her friends, denies her love of lima beans. Camilla awakens with stripes on her skin, and no one can explain it. The doctors are called in, then the specialists. The scientists and experts come next, but all are […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Child abuse survivors more likely to develop cardio-metabolic disease in adulthood

People who have experienced maltreatment during childhood are significantly more likely to develop conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure and type two diabetes in adulthood, a new UK study has found.
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US coronavirus deaths to surpass 100,000 by June 1, CDC director says

The number of coronavirus deaths could surpass 100,000 by June 1, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.
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Evidence shows Obama team left a pandemic ‘game plan’ for Trump administration

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell alleged that the Obama administration did not provide the Trump administration with any information about the threat of a possible pandemic during a May 11 Team Trump Facebook Live discussion with Lara Trump.
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New technology can be used for remote monitoring of individuals with suspected COVID-19

Agência FAPESP – Developed by Biologix, a startup headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil, a sleep apnea home diagnostic and monitoring system based on the Internet of Things can be used for the remote monitoring of individuals with suspected COVID-19 or mild symptoms of the disease.
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UCLA-led clinical trial to assess if hormone suppresser will reduce COVID-19 severity in men

UCLA researchers have launched a new clinical trial that uses a hormone suppresser commonly used to treat men with prostate cancer to help improve clinical outcomes for men infected with COVID-19.
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Pandemic jerk: A new kind of bad behavior

Stress can lead somebody to be irritable and so can anxiety, and even the most committed non-jerks can snap under the stress of a pandemic. As people cope with lost wages, uncertainty, grief and other challenges, keeping feelings in check can be hard.
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Coronavirus live Australia: pubs reopen in some states as restrictions eased in NSW, Queensland and Victoria – latest news

South Australia announces it is Covid-19 free after last-known patient recovers, but new cases reported in other states. Follow liveSeveral states ease restrictions for weekendSign 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 11.24pm BST Speaking of medical transfers, we learned the other day that Australia had made an agreement with Nauru to allo...
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