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Coronavirus Australia live updates: free childcare to end on 12 July, government says, while dodgy NDIS providers face ban – latest news

Dan Tehan concedes reintroduction of childcare fees will place pressure on families where work has been lost but says activity test changes will help support them, while Labor condemns care ‘snap back’Government plans to ban dodgy NDIS providersChildcare fees to return on 13 July, and other changesFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 4.28am BST Asked what they did on learning today there were no active #covid19 cas...
Tags: Health, Labor, Australia, World news, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Nz, Black Lives Matter Movement, National disability insurance scheme


SARS-CoV-2 genome variants in India

A new study published online on the preprint server bioRxiv in June 2020 surveys the genetic diversity of SARS-CoV-2 strains in India.
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The US government's supply of the only proven Covid-19 drug runs out at the end of the month

The US government's current supply of remdesivir, the only drug known to work against Covid-19, will run out at the end of the month, Dr. Robert Kadlec, a US Department of Health and Human Services official, told CNN.
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Coronavirus Australia live updates: free childcare will end on 12 July, Dan Tehan says – latest news

Minister concedes reintroduction of fees will place pressure on families where work has been lost, but says activity test changes will help support themChildcare fees to return on 13 July, and other changesFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 3.28am BST The Greens’ education spokeswoman, Mehreen Faruqi, says ending free childcare is the wrong move. “Ending free childcare is a huge mistake,” she said in a statement....
Tags: Health, Australia, World news, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, New Zealand, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Black Lives Matter Movement, Mehreen Faruqi, Johns Hopkins University


SARS-CoV-2 invasion of central nervous system through olfactory tract

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to claim lives throughout the world, the evidence is mounting that the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) affects the respiratory tract as well as the central nervous system. Now, a new study by German researchers published on the preprint server bioRxiv in June 2020 describes various neurological manifestations of COVID-19, as well as the underlying pathophysiology.
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Tocilizumab in COVID-19 patients on mechanical ventilation

Now, a new study by researchers from the University of Michigan and published on the online preprint server medRxiv* in June 2020 shows that the cytokine inhibitor tocilizumab could have a favorable effect on survival in the most severely infected patients who require mechanical ventilation. This needs to be confirmed by clinical trials.
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New strategy may facilitate development of multi-epitope peptide vaccine against SARS-CoV-2

By combining T and B lymphocyte analysis with manufacturability heuristic, researchers from the US and Germany proposed a set of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) vaccine peptides to use in subsequent animal studies and clinical trials. Their paper is currently available on the bioRxiv preprint server.
Tags: Health, Germany, US


Kidney enzyme renalase a potential therapy for severe COVID-19

Researchers from Yale School of Medicine have discovered that a low blood level of an enzyme called renalase is associated with severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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Zinc-finger antiviral protein makes SARS-CoV-2 highly susceptible to interferons

By looking into zinc-finger antiviral proteins (ZAP), a new study from Germany and the United Kingdom (UK) and available on the preprint server bioRxiv suggests that zoonotic transmission of a coronavirus with a specific genetic make-up facilitated the pandemic spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), but also its sensitivity to interferons.
Tags: Health, Germany, United Kingdom UK


During the pandemic, faith keeps us together [PODCAST]

Thank you for listening to the podcast. There were some audio difficulties during this interview, which I hope you can overlook. It certainly does not take away from Dr. Syed’s message and her wonderful interview. “An essential part of daily living for many people is faith. No matter what faith you belong to, people practice […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Podcast, Infectious Disease, Syed, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


Lockdown adversities could affect sleep and mental health

Researchers at University College London warn that the adversities people are facing in the UK as a result of lockdown during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic may be causing sleep problems that could affect mental health.
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Negative thinking linked to dementia in later life, but you can learn to be more positive

Repetitive negative thinking in later life was linked to cognitive decline and greater deposits of two harmful proteins responsible for Alzheimer's disease, a new study found. But you can fight back by training your brain to be more optimistic.
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Coronavirus Australia live updates: states face pressure to lift restrictions after weekend BLM protests – latest news

Health authorities to discuss allowing gatherings of up to 100 and interstate travel after Saturday’s Black Lives Matter rallies across AustraliaCall for state borders to be reopened and larger crowds permitted after protestsFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 11.31pm BST Scott Morrison has maintained his record high approval rating, the latest Newspoll published in the Australian this morning shows.Morrison’s app...
Tags: Health, Australia, World news, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Rio Tinto, Victoria, Tasmania, Scott Morrison, South Australia, BLM, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Kevin Rudd


Joe Biden to meet with George Floyd’s family in Houston before funeral

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will travel to Houston on Monday to meet with the family of George Floyd, the man whose killing by a Minneapolis police officer has set off protests across the country, a campaign aide said Sunday. Biden will offer his condolences in person a day before the third and final funeral service for Floyd. He’ll also tape a video to play at the ceremony, the Biden aide said. MINNEAPOLIS, MN – JUNE 04: Musicians perform during a memorial service for George Flo...
Tags: Health, Texas, News, Minneapolis, California, La, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Secret Service, Philadelphia, Venice, Houston, Biden, North Carolina


How CRISPR technology can solve our COVID-19 testing problems

To contain COVID-19 and re-open the economy, the U.S. should be performing 500,000 tests per day. We are nowhere near that number. Widespread implementation of CRISPR-based testing would address deficits in the current testing landscape. The most common method of testing for COVID-19—reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)—costs $100 per test, takes four-six hours to run, […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn mor...
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DOES FERTILITY JEWELRY WORK? YES!

My Fertility Shop has some new fertility jewelry so I thought I'd do a post today about the symbols and stones that are thought to help women conceive.Rose Quartz:  This is thought to be a stone of healing.  It is also thought to carry feminine energy Elephant Fertility Bracelet and and it targets the heart chakra.  It is a stone of vitality, energy and fertility.Amethyst: This beautiful stone is thought to stimulate the endocrine glands which can help with hormonal balance.  ...
Tags: Health, New Jersey, Infertility, Sandy Robertson, Jacqueline Laurita, Fertility Shop, Turtle Kokopelli


CDC: Americans Are Misting Their Bodies With Disinfectant Spray and Gargling Bleach to Prevent Coronavirus

Although President Donald Trump has said that he was only being sarcastic when he suggested people inject disinfectant into the body to cure coronavirus, there are some Americans who do not think that this idea is a joke. In fact, according to a recent survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Disinfectants


We need to stop seeing patients as dollar signs

I am a newly minted surgical specialist, less than one year into practice. Residency was no walk in the park, but the clinical experience, along with hours of studying, reading papers, and reviewing practice guidelines, undoubtedly gave me the tools to practice modern, evidence-based medicine. As residency came to a close and the light at […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Donate to These Organizations Addressing Racism and Mental Health

In addition to the physical violence associated with systemic racism, it also has major implications on mental health. Generations of collective trauma is now combined with the anxiety of not only the threat of police violence, but also being in the middle of a global pandemic where people of color are…Read more...
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Health care workers in the time of COVID: reluctant superheroes?

Invisible and unassuming, the radioactive spider slowly descends from the ceiling, and before he knows it, Peter Parker’s life has changed forever. With that one bite, he is transformed from a normal man into a reluctant superhero. Only, that infamous spider is COVID-19, and Peter Parker is a health care worker during these troubled times. […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Infectious Disease, Peter Parker, Physician, PA NP, Oncology/Hematology, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


What is the coronavirus R number and is it rising in the UK?

Research suggests the average number of people one person infects may be increasing – but opinions differ as to why Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWith models suggesting that R could have risen above 1 in some parts of the UK, we look at what that means and how concerned we should be: Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, UK News, World news, Public services policy, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, Coronavirus outbreak


World reaches 400,000 coronavirus deaths as Pope Francis urges caution

BARCELONA, Spain — The confirmed global death toll from the COVID-19 virus reached at least 400,000 fatalities on Sunday, a day after the government of Brazil broke with standard public health protocols by ceasing to publish updates of the number of deaths and infections in the hard-hit South American country. Worldwide, at least 6.9 million people have been infected by the virus, according to Johns Hopkins University, whose aggregated tally has become the main worldwide reference for monitoring...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, London, News, France, China, Russia, India, Spain, Sport, Barcelona, World news, Ap, Britain, Soccer


Anti-racism must be a priority for medical institutions

I want to start with a moment of silence to remember so many who have been stolen from their families and communities as a direct result of rampant white supremacy, anti-blackness, and police violence: George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, and too many others. George Floyd was murdered on May 25. Protests began […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA, George Floyd


We need more black cops. We need more black physicians.

I am neither black nor white. I’m brown. I can choose to stay silent and indifferent, but the human and the American in me urges me to express my feelings and opinion about the current situation in the country resulting from a series of unfortunate events, particularly George Floyd’s blatant murder in broad daylight.  I […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA, George Floyd


Opening up America for the sake of mental health

Fighting to protect the health of the economy and the health of the people are not mutually exclusive endeavors. In fact, they are strongly related. While COVID-19 does present a significant threat to the physical health of at-risk individuals, the shut-down poses a more significant threat to the mental health of all individuals. As a […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, America, Psychiatry, Infectious Disease, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


Is Your Defense Mechanism Costing You Success & Happiness?

It’s getting intense. The Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto conjunction in Capricorn will create profound pressure in your life. This goes for everyone, but is you have planets or angles at the late degrees of the Cardinal signs, I’m sure you’re already … Read More...
Tags: Psychology, Defense, Capricorn, Astrology, Real Life, Relating


My friend chose an assisted death in Switzerland. Her dying wish was to tell you why

Cindy Siegel Shepler had several chronic disease diagnoses and lived with severe pain and fatigue for decades. In choosing legal assisted death, she hoped to provide an example for Americans about a death with dignity.
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Robin DiAngelo: How 'white fragility' supports racism and how whites can stop it

The author of one of the best selling books on racism, Robin DiAngelo tells us about how "white fragility" contributes to racism, and how white people can stop it.
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It is unethical for the United States to send hydroxychloroquine to Brazil

Much controversy surrounds whether or not hydroxychloroquine is effective in preventing or treating infection with COVID-19. While much of the data so far suggests that hydroxychloroquine is not effective at treating COVID-19, and perhaps that it might even be harmful, multiple clinical trials focusing both on prevention and treatment are ongoing. The controversy around hydroxychloroquine […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn mor...
Tags: Health, United States, Brazil, Infectious Disease, Medications, Meds, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


I Dont Trust My Ex Boyfriend around My Toddler

When I started dating my now ex-boyfriend I was smitten. I was in love with him. A few weeks into the relationship I googled him and saw he was indicted on sexual charges against a minor. The charges were around lewdness where the article stated he exposed him to a teenage girl. I asked him why he didn’t disclose this information to me. He said that he was going to. He told me that the girl lied on him and that he was a really good guy. Blinded by love I believed him. We were together for a peri...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Usa, General, Sex, Anxiety, Therapy, Personality, Parenting & Children, Abuse, Sex Offender, Child Sex Abuse



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