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Occupational risk for COVID-19

Now, a new study published on the preprint server medRxiv in May 2020 examines the risk of COVID-19 disease in various occupations, showing that as expected, health workers and those in social care occupation are at the highest risk. This should help guide policies to protect and support these occupations during this trying period.
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ACE2 receptors for SARS-CoV-2 in human eye

Since its emergence in Wuhan, China, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has spread rapidly over most of the world’s inhabited regions, causing millions of cases and hundreds of thousands of deaths. The primary symptoms of COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, are fever, dry cough, and tiredness.
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Online symptom-checkers are wrong two-thirds of the time

Thirty-six different international mobile and internet-based symptom checkers gave a correct diagnosis as the top result only 36 percent of the time.Web advice on when and where to seek healthcare treatment was correct 49 percent of the time. It's been estimated that Google's health related searches approximate to 70,000 every minute. All of us have done it. Prompted by a back ache, twitching body part, or perhaps the notice of a skin discoloration, we type in the symptoms for an instant diagn...
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Australia's summer bushfire smoke killed 445 and put thousands in hospital, inquiry hears

At least 80% of population was affected and health costs are estimated at $2bnSmoke from the Australian bushfires of the 2019-20 summer caused an estimated 445 deaths and put more than 4,000 people in hospital, a royal commission has heard. Related: Smoke from Australia's bushfires killed far more people than the fires did, study says Continue reading...
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CNN's Miguel Marquez speaks to tourists and busine...

CNN's Miguel Marquez speaks to tourists and business owners about the reopening of popular destinations in northern Michigan, despite concerns over Covid-19.
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Zero benefit of Hydroxychloroquine or Chloroquine in COVID-19, says extensive study

The purported "game-changer" anti-malarial drug Hydroxychloroquine, which was claimed to be effective in preventing severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection and also helping better outcomes in COVID-19 patients, seems to have failed in clinical trials.
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Rats on the rampage as leftovers from closed restaurants become scarce, warns CDC

The Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) has warned that as restaurants are closed due to social distancing and lockdowns owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, rats are resurfacing en masse. The CDC warns that these rats are becoming aggressive as they are deprived of their usual source of food.
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The infection of lung stem cells may determine SARS-CoV-2 pathogenicity

A group of researchers from Russia and France has demonstrated how stem cells in the lungs can be readily infected by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), leading to significant defects in their regeneration capacity and more severe coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Their manuscript is currently available on the preprint server bioRxiv.
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Newly identified gene may have contributed to rapid evolution of COVID-19

An international team of researchers has identified a previously uncharacterized gene within the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) genome that may be important in understanding the origins and evolution of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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Welcome to The Podcast by KevinMD

I’m excited to announce The Podcast by KevinMD. There are many physician podcasts out there, and I was hesitant to throw my hat into the podcasting ring. After all, there are many physician-interviewers better at the craft than I am. Then I thought back to the mission of KevinMD: To share the stories of the […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Welcome to The Podcast by KevinMD. Coming June 1, 2020.

I’m excited to announce The Podcast by KevinMD. There are many physician podcasts out there, and I was hesitant to throw my hat into the podcasting ring. After all, there are many physician-interviewers better at the craft than I am. Then I thought back to the mission of KevinMD: To share the stories of the […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Diabetes Fast Facts

Read CNN's Fast Facts on diabetes and learn more about the symptoms, complications and treatment for this disease.
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New study pinpoints ideal antiviral targets within the SARS-CoV-2 viral cycle

A specific biophysical model for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) shows how potential drugs inhibiting both viral transcription and translation would be particularly effective against coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The model was developed by University of Minnesota researchers and described in their recent publication available on the bioRxiv preprint server.
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Coronavirus: The search for antibody super donors

The NHS is urging men, under 35s and those who have recently recovered from Covid-19 to donate plasma.
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Pinpointing SARS-CoV-2 origin with new predictive model

Researchers in the United States and Canada have developed a combination of predictive statistical models that could help guide decisions about which animal species should be prioritized for detecting the origin of novel potential zoonotic viruses such as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
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WHO temporarily pauses hydroxychloroquine study due to safety concerns

The decision was made after an observational study described how seriously ill Covid-19 patients who were treated with hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine were more likely to die.
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As Americans holiday, some take a break from social distancing while others stick to the guidelines

At a glance, it may look like many Americans have forgotten about the dangers of coronavirus.
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This isn’t the time for bombastic tributes to health care workers

The Blue Angels have awed generations with tight aerial choreography and the sonic roar that heralds their aerobatics. No doubt millions have felt patriotic goosebumps watching their technical mastery at summer air shows. Last week, as the fighter jets tore over an emotionally strained Chicago, with the stated intent of paying tribute to health care […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Chicago, Infectious Disease, Blue Angels, Primary Care, Physician, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


Cancer patients are social distancing while dying

Cancer patients have seen the world collapsing before their eyes, and then comes a pandemic. The American Society of Clinical Oncology estimates that this year there will be five thousand new cases of cancer per day in the United States, and COVID-19 adds another layer of worry for people with illnesses such as cancer and […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Coronavirus Australia live news: Morrison's focus shifts to skills and productivity as stimulus nears end – latest updates

Cooperation with the states and unions will be needed to spur growth, the PM will say at the National Press Club today‘The cliff’: what happens when Australia’s coronavirus stimulus runs out of road?Follow the global liveblog hereDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 10.25pm BST Speaking of stimulus and what comes after, you may find this new Guardian series interesting Related: 'The cliff': what happens when Australia's coronavirus stimulus runs out ...
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Can the world's oldest profession survive the age of social distancing?

Don't kiss. Tell clients to wash their hands before they touch you. Wear a mask. Avoid face-to-face positions. And even: Put on a nurse costume and pull out a thermometer -- if his temperature is normal, make it part of the game. If he has a fever, end the session.
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Japan Lifts the State of Emergency From All Prefectures

Perhaps thanks to the efforts of Japan’s citizens in adhering to social distancing (or possibly the sheer abundance of NEETs and hikikomori in the country), the government has lifted the state of emergency that was still in place for five prefectures due to the Wuhan Coronavirus. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivered this news, which affected […]
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REMEMBERING BABIES MISCARRIED ON MEMORIAL DAY

Infertility and Pregnancy Losses Memorial Day is not only a time when most people pay their respects to our armed forces, but it's also a day to remember other loved ones lost. Many women experiencing infertility have had one or more miscarriages. This site gives some ways Miscarriage memorial Necklace click here to remember your babies lost:From the article:Janice and her husband Bob experienced three miscarriages over the course of two years. After grieving these losses, ...
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Health care workers should not be targets

It has been a week since terrorists broke into the maternity ward in Dashte Barchi, Afghanistan and killed 24, including women, newborns, and a midwife, and injured 16. One woman who had tried for seven years to get pregnant watched as her newborn was shot and killed. The maternity ward is located in a hospital […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, Infectious Disease, Emergency Medicine, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus, Dashte Barchi Afghanistan


Ensuring equity of a COVID-19 vaccine

Recently, the White House unveiled its ambitious plan to develop a coronavirus vaccine before year’s end. While many immediately questioned the feasibility of this timeline, we worry that not enough attention has gone to a different but equally important concern: Once we have a vaccine that works, who around the world will actually get to use […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Golden nuggets from the beyond…

The entire world is conventional. One can wear different costumes and the manifestations of dysfunction then vary…a lot. We live in paradox. In any case it seems the only thing left to do is rejoin humanity and ignore all stories and simply wander among my brothers and sisters. *** I’ve always been intense. When I... Continue Reading →
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WHO halts hydroxychloroquine trial for coronavirus amid safety fears

Malaria drug taken by Trump could raise risk of death and heart problems, study showsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe World Health Organization has said it will temporarily drop hydroxychloroquine — the malaria drug Donald Trump said he is taking as a precaution — from its global study into experimental coronavirus treatments after safety concerns.The WHO’s director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in light of a paper published last week in the Lancet that s...
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Scientists discover how an obscure protein promotes breast cancer progression

South Australian scientists have made a critical breakthrough, discovering how an obscure protein causes breast cancer to develop and grow more quickly.
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New therapeutic approach for aggressive breast cancer

This type of TNBC tumor does not express any of the receptors involved in most breast cancers (estrogen, progesterone and HER2), so the most common treatments, such as the hormone therapy, are not viable in these patients.
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