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Anesthetic drug Ketamine uses serotonin receptors to relieve depression

Ketamine is a drug used to induce general anesthesia. It has also been found to act rapidly to relieve depression that has failed to respond to two other rounds of medication. A new study published in the journal Translational Psychiatry in May 2020 reports the mechanism of action of the drug, which was hitherto unknown. This could help find new ways to treat this debilitating and sometimes fatal condition.
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Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria and NSW further ease restrictions as new Victorian police chief appointed – latest news

Victorian restaurants, cafes and pubs can now serve meals for up to 20 people while pubs, beauty salons and museums reopen in NSW, as Gladys Berejiklian says rail project will create 14,000 jobs. Follow the latest news$1.75bn federal investment to build NSW rail lineCoronavirus restrictions eased around AustraliaFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsSign up for Guardian Australia’s morning mail email 4.21am BST McGow...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Annastacia Palaszczuk, Australian economy


How COVID-19 affects the nervous system

A new paper published in the journal JAMA Neurology in May 2020 discusses the presentation and complications of COVID-19 with respect to the nervous system.
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Deep vein clots in critical COVID-19 illness

A new research paper published in the journal JAMA Network Open in May 2020 reports a high incidence of deep vein clots in patients with severe COVID-19 at a single French medical center. This could indicate the need for systematic anticoagulant therapy in these patients as a preventive measure.
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Anosmia and changes in brain MRI in COVID-19

Even as the COVID-19 pandemic was sweeping across the world, new symptoms and clinical presentations appeared, often confusing the picture. A case report from Italy, published in the journal JAMA Neurology in May 2020, shows that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) may be a neurotropic virus, and may cause infection to present primarily with anosmia.
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Researchers show how ketamine fights difficult-to-treat depression

The anaesthetic drug ketamine has been shown, in low doses, to have a rapid effect on difficult-to-treat depression.
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Genetic screening could be effective at detecting undiagnosed cases of prostate cancer

Genetic screening for prostate cancer in GP surgeries could be effective at picking up otherwise undiagnosed cases of the disease, a new pilot study shows.
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Coronavirus Australia live update: more freedom as NSW and Victoria ease curbs while PM announces $1.75bn funding for rail line to Sydney's second airport – latest news

Victorian restaurants, cafes and pubs can now serve meals for up to 20 people while pubs, beauty salons and museums reopen in NSW, as Gladys Berejiklian says rail project will create 14,000 jobs. Follow the latest news$1.75bn federal investment to build NSW rail lineCoronavirus restrictions eased around AustraliaFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsSign up for Guardian Australia’s morning mail email 3.20am BST Thank...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Tasmania, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Annastacia Palaszczuk


Liberty University Student Sickened by Jerry Falwell’s Blackface/KKK Mask (UPDATED)

Two days ago I wrote about Jerry Falwell’s facemask design using a blackface and KKK photo. An online professor resigned over it. Now, a student at Liberty University has written Falwell an open letter of protest. Rather than comment extensively, I will post his tweet here: I (Micah Trostle) wrote this letter to my school President, Jerry Falwell Jr, whom I have been burdened by his inappropriate racial, sexual, and political behavior. As a member of Liberty's student body, it is my duty to...
Tags: Health, Liberty, Kkk, Donald Trump, Infertility, Liberty University, Jerry Falwell, Jerry Falwell Jr, Falwell, Liberty U, Northam, Micah Trostle, Trostle


Neanderthal gene in women boosts infertility

It is still unclear why some women go into labor for long periods, and some face a high risk of childbirth. Also, some women fall pregnant quickly, while others may take years before they conceive. The answer may be due to a gene inherited from the Neanderthals, an extinct species or subspecies of archaic humans who lived in Eurasia until about 40,000 years ago.
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Coronavirus Australia live update: more freedom as NSW and Victoria ease restrictions while reporting seven new cases – latest news

Victorian restaurants, cafes and pubs can now serve meals for up to 20 people, while pubs, beauty salons and museums reopen in NSW as seven people test positive across both states. Follow the latest newsFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsSign up for Guardian Australia’s morning mail email 2.14am BST The prime minister is speaking in Syndey now. 2.12am BST When it rains it pours when it comes to Covid-19 case ...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Annastacia Palaszczuk, Australian economy


Significant number of COVID-19 positive cases asymptomatic, raising transmission concerns

There have been many instances of people testing positive severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) who have no symptoms of the infection whatsoever. These asymptomatic patients are, however, still capable of spreading the infection without being aware of it, say experts.
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Ruxolitinib shows promise in severe COVID-19

An anti-inflammatory drug Ruxolitinib has shown promising results in the treatment of severe coronavirus disease COVID-19. The study titled, “Ruxolitinib in treatment of severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): A multicenter, single-blind, randomized controlled trial,” was published as a pre-proof for the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
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I transitioned to a non-clinical career. What did that mean?

Career transition is talked about a whole lot more these days than it was in 2004.  Maybe I just notice it more now.  Back then, I felt like I was the only one doing it.  You know how it is when you are going through something difficult, and you feel utterly alone and unsure about […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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COVID-19 mortality is significantly higher in hospitalized patients with diabetes

A new meta-analysis published on the preprint server medRxiv by the researchers from the United States and Greece reveals that the likelihood of death is 65% higher in hospitalized coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients with diabetes when compared to non-diabetics – urging the adequate glucose control in the era of the pandemic.
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How susceptible are domestic animals to SARS-CoV-2?

A recent paper by Chinese researchers, published in the leading journal Science, shows that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) does not replicate well in dogs, pigs, chickens, and ducks; however, ferrets and cats are easily infected, and cats may transmit the virus via an airborne route.
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Coronavirus Australia live update: more freedom as NSW and Victoria ease Covid-19 restrictions – latest news

Victorian restaurants, cafes and pubs can now serve meals for up to 20 people, while pubs, beauty salons and museums reopen in NSW. Follow the latest newsFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsSign up for Guardian Australia’s morning mail email 11.30pm BST From noon today, you can have up to 20 people from different households can visit or gather in your home, business or a public space. More info on our roadmap: http...
Tags: Health, Business, Minneapolis, Australia, America, Australia news, United States, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Tasmania, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Daniel Andrews


REFLEXOLOGY TO GET PREGNANT SUCCESS STORY

How I Became Pregnant With Holistic Health TreatmentsBy Carolan B DeaconBarefoot to Baby- How Reflexology Helped a Childless Couple Become ParentsWhen I first heard the tick-tock of my biological clock turn into a clang, I had been married to Dennis exactly one day. One day was all it took for me to decide it was time to get pregnant. My sweet, handsome husband is the man that I dreamed of marrying for years before actually meeting him. I couldn't wait to have our child to cherish together!...
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Why remdesivir may not be a wonder drug

Gilead’s $1,000-a-pill antiviral remdesivir is no wonder drug. We knew this when it failed for hepatitis, the disease it was created for. And then when it failed for Ebola. And then again, when it failed for COVID-19. But like a bolt, in late April, a breakthrough: in a second trial for COVID-19 patients, remdesivir sped time to […] 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 news: more freedom as Covid-19 restrictions ease in NSW and Victoria – live updates

Victorian restaurants, cafes and pubs can now serve meals for up to 20 people, while pubs, beauty salons and museums reopen in NSW. Follow the latest newsFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsSign up for Guardian Australia’s morning mail email 10.35pm BST Just on the NSW Wage Freeze, president of the state’s Teacher Federation, Angelo Gavrielatos told ABC that the $1000 bonus wasn’t acceptable. Our pay teachers in N...
Tags: Health, Business, Abc, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Annastacia Palaszczuk


These are the doctors under the PPE

They are physicians, mentors, partners, mothers, sisters, friends, colleagues – but most evidently, at the moment, they are heroes. I (virtually) sat down with five women physicians, at all points in their medical careers, who are working in several of the largest emergency departments in Texas, to talk about their experiences with the COVID-19 pandemic. […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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"There should be a quicker trigger going forward to recommend or require masks when an airborne threat emerges, and robust plans to deploy them as a broad public-health measure."

"And hopefully by then, the dangerous politicization of wearing masks and taking other common-sense health measures that’s occurring in some places today will have been overcome by more effective public messaging and education."From "Masks Are Here to Stay, Even After Covid Goes Away" by Max Nisen (Yahoo/Bloomberg).Nisen deploys the adjectives "dangerous" and "common-sense" as he bemoans "the dangerous politicization of wearing masks" and endorses "common-sense health measures," but who will say...
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What’s worse than a doctor getting cancer behind prison walls? Try COVID.

He could hear the football game playing on a radio outside his room, so he knew someone was there, and he knew he was dying.  He screamed and screamed as the paralysis from what he was sure was sepsis took over more and more of his body. No one answered.  Only his wits and knowledge could save […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Health officials make last-minute plea to stop lockdown easing in England

Royal College of Nursing also fears lifting of more restrictions on ‘happy Monday’ is too earlyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSenior public health officials have made a last-minute plea for ministers to scrap Monday’s easing of the coronavirus lockdown in England, warning the country is unprepared to deal with any surge in infection and that public resolve to take steps to limit transmisson has been eroded.The Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) said new...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Society, UK News, Public services policy, Doctors, Nursing, Health policy, Royal College of Nursing, Robert Jenrick, Coronavirus outbreak, Association of Directors of Public Health ADPH


Coalition gave private pathology companies lucrative Covid contracts

Government has shielded closed collection centres from takeover and provides big subsidy increases after industry lobbyingThe Australian government handed major pathology companies lucrative Covid-19 contracts through limited tenders, shielded their closed collection centres from takeover, provided large subsidy increases after industry lobbying, waived normal registration fees and promised to provide additional assistance outside of jobkeeper.Guardian Australia has spent the past week examining...
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Coronavirus: millions shielding in England can go outside from Monday, says Robert Jenrick – video

Goverment guidance requiring 2.2 million people in at-risk groups to stay indoors is to be relaxed in England from Monday, the communities minister has announced. Robert Jenrick confirmed that people currently shielding will be able to spend time with their households or, if they live alone, with one person from another household. The full guidance will be posted on the gov.uk website. ‘Now that we’ve passed the peak, the risk to those shielding is lower,’ Jenrick said.UK coronavirus live: ‘shie...
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Coronavirus: Shielding changes will make a 'huge difference' - Robert Jenrick

The communities secretary says the rate of infection is low enough to allow those who have been shielding to do "modest things".
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Massive protests around world raise fears of new coronavirus outbreaks

LOS ANGELES — The mayor of Atlanta, one of dozens of U.S. cities hit by massive protests, has a message for demonstrators: “If you were out protesting last night, you probably need to go get a COVID test this week.” As more beaches, churches, mosques, schools and businesses reopened worldwide, civil unrest in the United States over repeated racial injustice is raising fears of new coronavirus outbreaks in a country that has more infections and deaths than anywhere else in the world. And it’s not...
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I will be a cardiologist with a subspecialty in resilience

I am writing this as I lay in bed, feverish, sweaty, and persistent dry cough. I have been sick with presumed COVID-19 for the past ten days. I have quarantined myself from my wife and two sons, unable to hug or reassure them that everything will be okay. Additionally, my wife is 39 weeks pregnant. […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Smallpox Fast Facts

View CNN's Fast Facts on smallpox and learn more about the contagious and sometimes fatal infectious disease.
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