National Guard summoned to aid cities across U.S. amid police clashes

By SUDHIN THANAWALA, Associated Press Protesters burned businesses in Minneapolis. They smashed police cars and windows in Atlanta, broke into police headquarters in Portland, Oregon, and chanted curses at President Donald Trump outside the White House. Thousands also demonstrated peacefully, demanding justice for George Floyd, a black man who died after a white officer pressed a knee into his neck. Police officers walk enveloped by teargas in Portland, Friday, March 29, 2020. After hours o...
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Genetic shuffling and evolutionary selection may have led to SARS-CoV-2 emergence

A combination of genetic shuffling and evolutionary selection of near-identical genetic sequences among specific bat and pangolin coronaviruses may have led to the evolution of SARS-CoV-2 and its introduction into humans, a new study suggests.
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Study explores how parasites respond to climate change

Warming events are increasing in magnitude and severity, threatening many ecosystems worldwide. As the global temperatures continue to climb, it also raises uncertainties as to the relationship, prevalence, and spread of parasites and disease.
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When flu season converges with COVID-19

As if the COVID-19 pandemic isn't scary enough, the flu season is not far away. How severe will the flu season be as it converges with the COVID-19 outbreak? What can we do to prepare?
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Researchers assess harm reduction awareness among frequent cannabis users

Harm reduction strategies have proven effective for use of opioids, alcohol, and tobacco products.
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Study compares cediranib plus olaparib and standard of care therapy for platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer

Results of the NRG Oncology phase III clinical trial NRG-GY004 indicated that the addition of the investigational agent cediranib to olaparib and standard platinum-based chemotherapy did not improve progression-free survival (PFS) outcomes for women with platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer; however, activity between the treatments was similar in patients.
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New immunotherapy for metastatic non-small cell lung cancer shows promise in clinical trial

A new type of immunotherapy treatment for metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is being tested by Missak Haigentz, Jr., MD, medical director of hematology and oncology for Atlantic Health System.
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University of Freiburg receives 30 million euros for excellent research

The German Research Foundation has approved a new proposal for a collaborative research center under the leadership of the Institute for Experimental Cardiovascular Medicine at the University Heart Centre Freiburg · Bad Krozingen.
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Mathematical model predicts COVID-19 resurgence if physical distancing measures are relaxed

If physical distancing measures in Ontario are relaxed too much or too quickly, the province could see hospitals overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients as well as exponential growth in deaths, concludes new research involving a University of Guelph infectious disease modeller.
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Interactive online dashboard tracks COVID-19 cases in real time

Two University of Cincinnati students have developed an interactive dashboard that shows COVID-19 cases and deaths in Greater Cincinnati and other major U.S. cities. Known as the COVID-19 Watcher, it joins a list of options available to the public to track the novel coronavirus.
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Immunotherapy doubles progression-free survival time of patients with advanced bowel cancer

A large international trial involving UCL and University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) has found that pembrolizumab, a form of immunotherapy, more than doubled the 'progression free survival' time of patients with a specific subtype of advanced bowel cancer, when compared with chemotherapy.
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Developing an international consortium to improve clinical decision-making in Hodgkin lymphoma

A harmonization of 'big data' in examining long-term outcomes with contemporary treatment for pediatric and adult Hodgkin lymphoma patients is yielding a new approach to inform future clinical trial design and enhance clinical decision-making.
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Preventing novel coronavirus from entering into a host cell

How might the novel coronavirus be prevented from entering a host cell in an effort to thwart infection? A team of biomedical scientists has made a discovery that points to a solution.
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Scientists track SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater

Epidemiologist David Larsen, from Syracuse University and microbiologists Hyatt Green, from the College of Environmental Science and Forestry and Frank Middleton, from Upstate Medical University are lead members of a multi-institution research project that is expected to have global application in future efforts to track and contain Sudden Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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Origin of SARS-CoV-2 virus well-suited to jump from animals to humans

A team of scientists studying the origin of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that has caused the COVID-19 pandemic, found that it was especially well-suited to jump from animals to humans by shapeshifting as it gained the ability to infect human cells.
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Danmachi Season 3 Postponed By the Persistence of the Coronavirus

The foul Chinese plague has snared another victim, the third upcoming season of Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka? being the target this time as its July air date was pushed back to October at the earliest, delaying the reunion of watchers with the precious Hestia. The contents of the announcement […]
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How to ride the wave of adoration for health care professionals

Health care is enjoying an abundance of positive attention as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. My question, my challenge, is how can we sustain this love-fest between the public and the health care profession even after we obtain a vaccine or an effective treatment for COVID-19? Let’s be perfectly honest: six months ago, the […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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The death of Ann Marie Smith: a shocking case of neglect, or a failure of the system?

Questions are being asked about the role of the NDIS watchdog as anger mounts over the death of the Adelaide womanThe police say when Ann Marie Smith was finally taken to hospital, her flesh was rotting. She was also malnourished.Doctors at the Royal Adelaide Hospital sought to treat the severe pressure sores on her body. According to detectives, Smith had been sitting in the same woven cane chair for more than a year. Continue reading...
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Take the time now to hear your patients’ stories

I rounded recently on a 100-year-old veteran of the Battle of the Bulge. It was a terrible and costly battle fought in Belgium during the winter of 1945, the coldest and snowiest in memory at that time. The German army made a desperate last stand against an increasingly overwhelming US force. Hundreds of thousands of […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Remember the real heroes in our COVID war

Every day our governors announce the COVID death toll and highlight a family who lost a member of their family too soon. COVID took a 35-year-old mother. It took a 48-year-old father.   These deaths are tragic.  But a frequent refrain is that this virus mainly kills those with extensive health problems, it kills the old, […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Why is it hard to find a good dermatologist in a competitive market?

We’ve all heard the phrase, “survival of the fittest.” It suggests that in the competitive, “free market” world, it is the “best” who survives and it’s “the cream” that rises to the top.  But is that true for doctors?  Do patients get better care when competition rules the health care marketplace? A few years ago, […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Nova Scotia reports 60th COVID-19 related death in the province Saturday

Nova Scotia is reporting one more COVID-19 related death, bringing the provincial total to 60. Premier Stephen McNeil says his thoughts are with those who are mourning at this time. As public health restrictions are loosened over the next week, McNeil says he is asking all Nova Scotians to continue to respect the rules and follow public health advice.
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How to watch Saturday's 'The ABCs of Covid-19: A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Parents'

CNN is partnering with "Sesame Street" for a second special town hall about coronavirus for kids and parents.
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The mindset of an entrepreneur: Why failure is an option

“Failure was not an option” is a phrase that I’ve heard so many times as entry point conversations with the many burned out physician moms and women in medicine I have coached.  And in many ways, they are right. However, the context from which it is said is oftentimes what has led to the experience […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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When did political leaders first start showing their teeth in official photographs?

This is a question that occurred to me as I was looking at Wikipedia's list of Vice Presidents of the United States to try to answer a question I had about former Vice Presidents who run for the presidency.Most of these VPs are not smiling at all, and it seems that only a hint of a smile seemed consistent with the exercise of political power. They look grumpy to us today, but presumably the idea was to look completely serious. We expect smiles now. The emergence of teeth comes in 1953 with Richa...
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Nurses deserve all the respect doctors and patients can muster

Every year, National Nurses Day is celebrated on May 6 to raise awareness of the role nurses play in society. The date also marks the beginning of National Nurses Week, which begins on May 6 and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. In addition to the annual celebration, the World Health Organization has smartly […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Everything matters: Beyond Meds ~ navigation menus etc.

The URL everyone knows and loves is back. Here is an updated navigation menu for saving and/or sharing. Navigating close to 6,000 posts gets complicated! 
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Globaldata: Cardiovascular procedures not impacted by COVID-19 as heavily as other therapy areas

The COVID-19 crisis is not impacting cardiovascular procedures as heavily as it is other therapy areas, since the majority of these procedures are essential, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. GlobalData estimates that 96.7% of cardiovascular procedures performed in the US are essential procedures.
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The ‘eureka moment’ of rapid COVID-19 test inventor

The inventor of a ground-breaking COVID-19 test described his ‘eureka moment’ when he realised he could adapt existing tech to create a rapid virus test.
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How to mitigate risk and foster resilience among vulnerable populations during COVID-19

Over the past two months, health professionals and community advocates have brought to the fore of national attention what has been the lived experience of many within black and brown communities for ages — racism kills. The substrate of structural racism and systemic inequities, now combined with a catalyst, COVID-19, is accelerating fatalities among those […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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