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Coronavirus continued to spread among San Francisco's low-income Hispanic population despite lockdown, study finds

When San Francisco implemented its shelter-in-place order in mid-March, the coronavirus continued to spread through the city's Hispanic population in parts of the densely populated Mission District, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco reported Thursday.
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Nanosponges attract coronavirus away from lung cells, study shows

Imagine if scientists could stop the coronavirus infection in its tracks simply by diverting its attention away from living lung cells? A new therapeutic countermeasure, announced in a Nano Letters study by researchers from Boston University's National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories and the University of California San Diego, appears to do just that in experiments that were carried out at the NEIDL in Boston.
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Blood types and COVID-19 risk confirmed

Blood type may play a pivotal role in driving disease severity among coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients. Genetic analysis of COVID-19 patients has shown that people with blood type O seemed to be protected against severe disease. In contrast, those with blood type A may experience complications tied to the viral infection.
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Tracking patients' medical records over time reveals more about diseases

Electronic health records contain important information about patients' health outlook and the care they receive, but the records are not always precise.
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Study finds overabundance of opportunistic pathogens in the guts of persons with Parkinson's

Parkinson's disease is a common, progressive and debilitating neurodegenerative disease. It currently cannot be prevented or cured.
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Dr. Leana Wen discusses how long "at-risk" individ...

Dr. Leana Wen discusses how long "at-risk" individuals will need to continue self-isolation amid the Covid-19 pandemic during CNN's coronavirus town hall.
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Dr. Ala Stanford explains some of the reasons why ...

Dr. Ala Stanford explains some of the reasons why coronavirus has disproportionately affected Black Americans and Dr. Leana Wen answers viewer's questions.
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Emergency room physician Dr. Leana Wen shares tips...

Emergency room physician Dr. Leana Wen shares tips on best practices for taking babies out for a walk in a stroller and avoiding coronavirus exposure.
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Conjunctivitis and keratoconjunctivitis can be possible primary symptoms of COVID-19

A case of pink eye is now reason to be tested for COVID-19, according to University of Alberta researchers.
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Widespread testing could help stop the spread of COVID-19

The world is now in the grips of a historic pandemic. The death toll from the novel coronavirus has climbed to more than 117,000 in the United States and 448,000 around the world.
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Review highlights why and to what extent a large hip protects from type 2 diabetes and CVD

In a Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology review article Norbert Stefan from the German Center for Diabetes Research, the University Hospital of Tübingen and the Boston Children's Hospital, highlights why and to what extent a large hip circumference, an estimate of increased fat mass in the lower part of the body, protects from type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
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Australia coronavirus update: major cyber attack under way as Victoria records 12 new Covid-19 cases – live news

A sophisticated state-based actor is targeting all levels of government and companies in a range of sectors, PM reveals. Follow live‘Australian organisations are currently being targeted by a sophisticated state-based cyber actor’, says PMFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 3.20am BST Scott Morrison has donned the high vis and is standing in front of giant trucks at the Snowy 2.0 press conference. 3.19am BST F...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Labor party, Tasmania, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Australian economy


Regenstrief dashboard evolves to show COVID-19 trends and early warning indicators

Trends are a vital component of tracking and understanding the COVID-19 outbreak. The COVID-19 dashboard on the Regenstrief Institute website now shows data trends from across Indiana in an easy-to-understand, interactive display.
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Study examines the impact of urban density on spread of COVID-19

A new study suggests that denser places, assumed by many to be more conducive to the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, are not linked to higher infection rates.
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Homelessness associated with hospital readmission rates

Patients who are homeless are far more likely than housed individuals to be readmitted to a hospital within 30 or 90 days of their discharge, according to a new multi-center analysis of inpatient data from Florida, Massachusetts and New York.
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Radical insights on the physical body

In a world where everything matters, there is no such thing as (just) "psychological". It's understand in yoga, for example, that our "issues are in our tissues." Unfortunately westerners have totally forgotten this. Ayurveda/yoga is not much better when it comes to daily practice in the world, but the information is there if one needs to find it. I most certainly did...
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Job-related strenuous exercise may not necessarily extend longevity

By analyzing longevity data for professional Japanese traditional artists, researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology have found that Kabuki actors, known for their vigorous movements, surprisingly had shorter lifespans compared with other traditional arts performers who lead mostly sedentary lifestyles.
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Newsom signs bill to send all California voters a mail-in ballot for November

By MICHAEL R. BLOOD Los Angeles — Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill Thursday to require county officials to mail a ballot to every registered voter for the November election, cementing into law the Democratic governor’s earlier order to mail out ballots statewide in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Newsom, citing health risks from large groups gathering at polling places, announced in early May that the state will send every voter a mail-in ballot for the fall contest, but his plan has been c...
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Convalescent plasma found to be safe for diverse patients with COVID-19

Mayo Clinic researchers and collaborators have found investigational convalescent plasma to be safe following transfusion in a diverse group of 20,000 patients. The findings -- from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Expanded Access Program for COVID-19 -- are reported in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
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Mutational targets of SARS-CoV-2 receptor-binding domain for vaccine-antiviral development

The COVID-19 pandemic has spread throughout the whole world within six months, causing millions of infections and hundreds of thousands of deaths. Yet there is no effective vaccine or antiviral to deal with it.
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Cloning stem cells to develop treatments for Crohn's disease

For over a decade Wa Xian, research associate professor of biology and biochemistry at the University of Houston Stem Cell Center, has been perfecting technology for cloning stem cells. Now she is using it to take aim at pediatric Crohn's disease.
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CNN's Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta discuss...

CNN's Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta discuss the latest on the coronavirus pandemic around the world as a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention forecast projects 135,461 coronavirus deaths in the US by July 11.
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As more people return to work, CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gu...

As more people return to work, CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta demonstrates how to stay safe at the office during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo joins CNN's Anderson Co...

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo joins CNN's Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta to discuss how New York has evolved from being the epicenter of coronavirus in the US to having an infection rate below one percent.
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CNN requested to interview top infectious disease ...

CNN requested to interview top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci for the network's coronavirus town hall event, but the request was denied by the White House ... again.
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Study: Oregon's gender-affirming health care policies are not fully realized in practice

While Oregon ranks highly nationwide for its gender-affirming policies and health care for transgender women, many of those polices are not fully realized in practice, a recent study from Oregon State University found.
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Crystal structure of SARS-CoV-2 protease-inhibitor in complex with a Chinese herb Shikonin

The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus has been spreading rampantly over the whole world, infecting millions of people (over 8.45 million at last count), with over 452,000 deaths, as of June 19, 2020. It causes a broad spectrum of disease manifestations, from asymptomatic disease to severe or even fatal respiratory symptoms.
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Researchers caution use of chloroquine therapy for patients at higher risk of heart rhythm abnormalities

A patient who met many of the published safety guidelines for chloroquine therapy against COVID-19 was observed to have a very abnormal ECG pattern after treatment began, leading to multiple episodes of torsade de pointes (TdP), a life-threatening arrhythmia in which the lower chambers of the heart beat out of sync with the upper chambers.
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Not having surgery lowers risk of stroke, death in patients with brain AVMs

For patients with brain arteriovenous malformations, not having surgery or getting radiation therapy can result in an almost 70-per-cent lower risk of having a stroke or dying, researchers find.
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Study reveals how COVID-19 pandemic has impacted cancer patients' quality of life

Patients with cancer face a serious dilemma during the COVID-19 pandemic, as staying at home could increase their risk of cancer progression, while visiting the hospital for treatment could increase their risk of becoming infected with the virus that causes COVID-19.
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