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Australia coronavirus live update: Qld premier hits back at pressure to open borders, as Labor MP says Coalition demonises China – latest news

Annastacia Palaszczuk says she won’t be lectured to by NSW, ‘a state that has the highest number of cases in Australia’, as Joel Fitzgibbon opens new front in China row. Follow liveQueensland ‘won’t be lectured’ to by NSW to open bordersFollow the global liveblogCoronavirus Australia maps and cases: live numbers and statisticsSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 4.26am BST Phil Lowe says the Reserv...
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Quarantine improves air quality, prevents premature deaths in China

Soon after coronavirus appeared, an all-encompassing quarantine put into effect by the Chinese government slowed the spread of the disease and saved lives, but the quarantine also produced another unanticipated health benefit.
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Study: A quarter of the world's population without proper sanitation at high risk for COVID-19

Without access to soap and clean water, more than 2 billion people in low- and middle-income nations - a quarter of the world's population - have a greater likelihood of acquiring and transmitting the coronavirus than those in wealthy countries.
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Saliva testing allows quick, accurate and non-invasive SARS-CoV-2 detection

Saliva is one of the ways people can transmit the novel coronavirus to others, but it may also help combat coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Scientists are now looking into using saliva to test for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the causative agent for COVID-19 disease.
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As states begin to reopen, some Americans say it's about time. Experts are not so sure.

At Archie Moore's Bar and Restaurant in Milford, Connecticut, it was a beautiful Wednesday, and the patio was a full as it could be.
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Magnetic core-shell iron nanowires can be used for noninvasive medical imaging

Living cells inside the body could be placed under surveillance--their location and migration noninvasively tracked in real time over many days--using a new method developed by researchers at KAUST.
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Australia coronavirus live update: Qld premier hits back at NSW pressure to open borders, as Labor says Coalition demonises China – latest news

Annastacia Palaszczuk says she won’t be lectured to ‘by a state that has the highest number of cases in Australia’ as Joel Fitzgibbon opens new front in China row. Follow liveQueensland ‘won’t be lectured’ to by NSW to open bordersFollow the global liveblogCoronavirus Australia maps and cases: live numbers and statisticsSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 3.30am BST AAP has this dispatch from West...
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Pandemic likely to cause lasting physical and mental health consequences, study finds

The coronavirus pandemic's life-altering effects are likely to result in lasting physical and mental health consequences for many people--particularly those from vulnerable populations--a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health finds.
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Lifesaving innovation for COVID-19 will increase the already existing racial inequalities

As is the case with most fatal diseases, coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is already taking a disproportionate toll on black Americans and other disadvantaged minorities.
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Experts urge further improvements in COVID-19 testing to increase speed and availability

In an important, comprehensive, and timely review, an expert team from the University of California Berkeley details the methodologies used in nucleic acid-based tests for detecting the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
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Universal testing of asymptomatic pregnant women may not be necessary, study suggests

A study conducted by investigators at Cedars-Sinai suggests that universal testing of asymptomatic pregnant women in labor may not be necessary at every hospital.
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Australia and South Korea: Research compares COVID-19 fatality rates

A new study published on the preprint server medRxiv in May 2020 compares the fatality rates of two countries with reliable testing and reporting profiles, which had COVID-19 outbreaks at almost the same time, to arrive at a reliable estimate of fatality hazard rates.
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MIT researchers describe new methods for accelerating drug approvals during pandemics

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have published a pair of studies in a COVID-19 special issue of the Harvard Data Science Review, freely available via open access, describing new methods for accelerating drug approvals during pandemics and for providing more accurate measures of the probabilities of success for clinical trials of vaccines and other anti-infective therapies.
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Australia coronavirus live update: Qld premier hits back at NSW over pressure to open borders, as Labor MP accuses Coalition of demonising China – latest news

Annastacia Palaszczuk says she won’t be lectured to ‘by a state that has the highest number of cases in Australia’ as Joel Fitzgibbon opens new front in China row. Follow liveQueensland ‘won’t be lectured’ to by NSW to open bordersFollow the global liveblogCoronavirus Australia maps and cases: live numbers and statisticsSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 2.31am BST Treasury officials have updated...
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Primary care physicians report burnout at twice the rate of other health care professionals

Clinician burnout is a growing public health concern, with the National Academy of Sciences reporting that 35-54% of U.S. nurses and physicians exhibit substantial symptoms of burnout.
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Fewer COVID-19 patients suffer from stroke than previously reported

Fewer people than previously reported suffer from stroke as a result of COVID-19, a new analysis finds. However, strokes that accompany the pandemic virus, SARS-CoV-2, appear to be more severe.
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Durvalumab plus chemotherapy improved overall survival rate for mesothelioma patients

PrECOG, LLC is reporting clinical efficacy and biomarker analyses from its single-arm phase two study PrE0505 for the initial treatment of patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma.
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Molecular testing rates in most countries less than 50%, IASLC survey finds

Access to targeted therapies for lung cancer depends on accurate identification of patients' biomarkers through molecular testing, but survey results published today in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology suggest that many international clinicians are unaware of evidence-based guidelines that support the use of molecular testing.
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FDA approves IND application by Octapharma USA for severe COVID-19 patients

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the investigational new drug (IND) application submitted by Octapharma USA for a phase three clinical trial on the efficacy and safety of Octagam 10% [Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human)] therapy in COVID-19 patients with severe disease progression.
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Complex analytical methods contribute to variability of research outcomes

A new Tel Aviv University-led study published on May 20 in Nature offers new evidence that the complexity of contemporary analytical methods in science contributes to the variability of research outcomes.
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Study focuses on COVID-19 patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused nearly five million cases and over 327,000 deaths worldwide. The signs and symptoms of this disease are varied, although there are typical features which assist diagnosis.
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Coronavirus model cited by White House looks to consider how many Americans wear masks

A coronavirus model that has been cited by the White House is looking to incorporate data on whether Americans wear masks, according to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington.
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People and businesses around the world are getting...

People and businesses around the world are getting creative to try to safely socialize. CNN asked a health expert to weigh in on how safe these methods really are.
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New technique reveals potentially treatable mutations in subset of prostate cancer patients

Prostate cancer patients who do not respond well to PSMA-targeted therapy often have potentially treatable mutations in their DNA damage-repair genes, according to research published in the May issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
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Study may help to improve diagnosis and treatment of allergies

Results from a study led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital may help to improve the diagnosis and treatment of allergies, pointing to a potential marker of these conditions and a new therapeutic strategy.
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Australia coronavirus live update: Qld premier hits back at NSW over pressure to open borders, as Labor accuses Coalition of demonising China – latest news

Annastacia Palaszczuk says she won’t be lectured to ‘by a state that has the highest number of cases in Australia’ as Joel Fitzgibbon opens new front in China row. Follow liveQueensland ‘won’t be lectured’ to by NSW to open bordersFollow the global liveblogCoronavirus Australia maps and cases: live numbers and statisticsSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 1.31am BST Greens senator Dr Mehreen Faruq...
Tags: Health, Business, Labor, Australia, China, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Queensland politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Labor party, Annastacia Palaszczuk


Rob Gronkowski reveals how much weight he lost, how close he is to putting it back on

Rob Gronkowski addressed skepticism that he'd be able to put his playing weight back on in time for football season.
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Researchers highlight the need to revise the protocol for detecting ZIKV infection in placenta

Shortly after the explosion in microcephaly cases caused by Zika virus in Brazil in 2015-16, several scientific studies were published with evidence that the pathogen is capable of crossing the human placenta, the organ that keeps the fetus connected to the mother's body during pregnancy.
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Drug combination could eliminate side effects of largely abandoned diabetes treatment

A new UT Southwestern study shows how an effective but largely abandoned treatment for Type 2 diabetes could be used again in combination with another drug to eliminate problematic side effects.
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Mitigating challenges encountered by individuals with ASD in COVID-19 era

The COVID-19 pandemic is stressful enough, but for children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families, the crisis can be especially difficult.
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