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Indonesians prefer to seek initial TB care at private clinics

A preference by Indonesians to seek initial care for tuberculosis at private clinics rather than public facilities is resulting in diagnostic delays and escalated costs, says a new study.
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Novel formulation could provide a better treatment for patients with prostate cancer

A novel formulation of the prostate cancer drug abiraterone acetate - currently marketed as Zytiga - will dramatically improve the quality of life for people suffering from prostate cancer, as pre-clinical trials by the University of South Australia show the new formulation improves the drug's effectiveness by 40 per cent.
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One in four UK adults experiencing food insecurity during COVID-19 pandemic

One in four adults in the UK are experiencing food insecurity, which is likely to have left them susceptible to hunger and potential malnutrition, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Near-infrared photoimmunotherapy could improve treatment for malignant lung cancer

Treating a rare type of malignant lung cancer could improve, thanks to near-infrared irradiation and a cancer-targeting compound. Nagoya University oncologist Kazuhide Sato and colleagues tested the treatment and published their findings in the journal Cells.
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New adjuvant helps induce long-lasting immunity against HIV

Researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center and the Emory Vaccine Center (EVC) are first to show a new adjuvant, 3M-052, helps induce long-lasting immunity against HIV.
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Victoria to extend state of emergency for four more weeks after spike in Covid-19 cases

Queensland declares southern state a ‘hotspot’ while South Australia reconsiders decision to reopen its border Follow the global liveblogSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsThe Victorian government has announced it will extend its state of emergency for at least four more weeks and ramp up its police enforcement of lockdown rules after a spike in Covid-19 cases.The surge has also prompted neighbouring South ...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, New South Wales, Australian police and policing, Victorian politics, Victoria, Melbourne, South Australia, Australian education, Coronavirus outbreak


Facebook vowed to investigate horrific abuse by anti-vaxxers. Nine months later, no one was penalized

Nine months after Facebook vowed to investigate abuse by anti-vaxxers, no users have been penalized.
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CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta weighs in on President Dona...

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta weighs in on President Donald Trump's comment about the coronavirus at a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Trump said he wanted to "slow the testing down." An administration official later told CNN that the president was "obviously kidding" when he made the remark.
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COVID-19 plasma therapy safe and improves survival, says large study

Researchers working on COVID-19 therapy with plasma from convalescent patients have found that it is safe and effective and improves the chances of survival among those who are severely ill. The new study titled, “Safety Update: COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma in 20,000 Hospitalized Patients,” is published as a preprint for the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
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Apple Is Closing Some U.S. Stores Again in States With Rising Coronavirus Cases

Although many people may be glad to see parts of the country gradually reopening, it doesn’t mean that some places or companies won’t decide to close again if coronavirus cases flare up. That’s exactly what Apple is doing at about a dozen stores in the U.S. “out of an abundance of caution.” Read more...
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Coping with fear as a physician [PODCAST]

“Few physicians feel properly prepared to face the fear caused by this pandemic. I certainly did not. However, we continue to show up every day for our colleagues and our patients. We continue to focus on our jobs and the things that we can do to help. Let’s not forget to find moments throughout the […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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'A peek into the future': how worst-case scenario coronavirus modelling saved Australia from catastrophe

Although early Covid-19 modelling was inaccurate, experts say it did make us see what could happen if we did nothingWhen Covid-19 shifted from a disease in returned travellers to a virus that was spreading throughout the Australian community, dire predictions of deaths proliferated on social media and in the news.In March, the deputy chief medical officer, Prof Paul Kelly, said modelling revealed the federal government was preparing for 50,000 deaths in a best-case scenario and 150,000 deaths in...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, Australia news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Paul Kelly, Coronavirus outbreak, Raina MacIntyre, University of New South Wales 's Kirby Institute


Waking After a Lifetime: Ingrid’s Voice

This bodymind named Ingrid has so much to say…and what seeks expression is not just for the sake of my own healing, but to serve as a beacon for anyone on a similar path, who needs to know they are not alone. Mine is a path of emerging from profound trauma, adversity, and lack, and of living in the world as highly sensitive, gifted, neurodiverse, and spiritually awakening. We are the people who so often find ourselves in the offices of professional helpers…and I will write for them, too, as it i...
Tags: Health, Mental Health, Healing, Psychiatry, Trauma, Mental Illness, Transformation, Infertility, Ingrid, Mental Wellness


China Man Who Thought He Had Coronavirus Saved From Suicide

A selfless China man who was utterly convinced he contracted the Coronavirus has been rescued after he attempted suicide to prevent himself from spreading it to others. The 27-year-old Mr. Li leaped from an overpass in attempted suicide after realizing he had flu-like symptoms such as a high fever and coughing; it is said he […]
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Italy’s sewage water shows SARS-CoV-2 present prior to reported outbreak in Wuhan

Italian researchers have found traces of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in sewage wastewater that indicates that the virus may have been in circulation since December 2019. This controversial discovery shows that even before the first case was reported in Wuhan, China, in late December 2019, the virus had already arrived in northern Italy.
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A socially distant graduation message

Four years ago, after a blissful fourth year of medical school filled with carefully chosen psychiatry electives and plenty of hikes in the mountains, I began my psychiatry residency program. I started on sixteen straight weeks of medicine, and I was terrified. It had been months since my last medicine rotation. The fact that this […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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'Wildly off-base': how did Australia get its coronavirus modelling so wrong?

Although early coronavirus modelling was inaccurate, experts say it did make us see what could happen if we did nothingWhen Covid-19 shifted from a disease in returned travellers to a virus that was spreading throughout the Australian community, dire predictions of deaths proliferated on social media and in the news.In March, the deputy chief medical officer, Prof Paul Kelly, said modelling revealed the federal government was preparing for 50,000 deaths in a best-case scenario and 150,000 deaths...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, Australia news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Paul Kelly, Coronavirus outbreak, Raina MacIntyre, University of New South Wales 's Kirby Institute


AMC Changes Its Mind and Says It Will Require Moviegoers to Wear Face Masks

After facing customer backlash, AMC, the largest movie theater chain in the U.S., decided on Friday that health was more important than politics and announced that it would require all moviegoers to wear face masks in its theaters.Read more...
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6 staffers setting up for Tulsa Trump rally test positive for coronavirus

By Jill Colvin WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s campaign says six staff members helping set up for his Saturday night rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, have tested positive for coronavirus. The campaign’s communications director, Tim Murtaugh, said in a statement that “quarantine procedures” were immediately initiated and no staff member who tested positive would attend the event. He said no one who had immediate contact with those staffers would attend, either. Murtaugh said campaign staff members...
Tags: Health, Politics, News, Washington, Sport, Soccer, Donald Trump, Jill Colvin, Tulsa Oklahoma, Tulsa, BOK Center, Oklahoma Supreme Court, National Politics, Tim Murtaugh, National News, Murtaugh


In memory of all the fathers lost to COVID-19

In April, I lost my dad to COVID-19, and this Father’s Day is going to be very difficult.  As I was thinking about this, it occurred to me that there are many people out there suffering the same fate.  Each death is not just a statistic.  Each number represents a person with a family.   My dad was an amazing father, […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Why it’s time for more black men in medicine

Despite major disparities that exist for African Americans in health outcomes and access to care, there is still an alarming lack of African American physicians in the field. This must be addressed with a concerted effort to recruit, admit, and train more black doctors – breaking down the barriers that directly or indirectly prevent black […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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MRSA Fast Facts

Read CNN's Fast Facts about MRSA and learn more about the bacteria that is resistant to all beta-lactam antibiotics.
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"You want people to walk down the street with a mask on?"

Bill Burr to Joe Rogan: "I'm not going to sit here with no medical degree, listening to you with no medical degree with an American flag behind you smoking a cigar acting like we know what's up better than the CDC" pic.twitter.com/a92XLFX74w — 13th Conde de Harrow (@Ricottaboy) June 20, 2020 ADDED: Joe Rogan is trending on Twitter, but probably not because of that clip. You click on his name in the Twitter sidebar and you get all manner of things. The sidebar says "Trending with: Joey Diaz," s...
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For change to happen, humbly look at ourselves

While waiting for his mother to schedule his next well-child appointment, a young boy sat in our clinic lobby engrossed in his new Reach Out and Read book. He and his family were new to our area, having just moved from Syria a few short months before the onset of the COVID pandemic. Across from […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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We are in the midst of a crisis in humanity

We are in the midst of a crisis in humanity. While we are still dealing with COVID pandemic and its deleterious health, economic and societal consequences, our troubling past of racism and inequality is rearing its ugly head. The senseless killings at the hands of police, the shameful subjugation of persons of color, the systemic […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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The pandemic exposes the need for humanism

Before COVID-19, I could only ponder the importance of human connection in medicine, of narrowing the physical and emotional space between physician and patient. I wondered where we had wandered as a profession, one struggling to reconnect with the humanistic principles upon which it was founded. Though the incredible value of modern medical advancement is […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Local officials hit roadblocks on the way to enacting measures to curb coronavirus spikes

As coronavirus cases spike in states across the country, some communities hoping to enact measures to mitigate the virus' spread are hitting major roadblocks.
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Coronavirus en Brasil | 7 claves para entender la magnitud de la pandemia en el segundo país del mundo con más contagios

Brasil es el país con más casos de covid-19 en América Latina, la región que ahora es el epicentro de la pandemia, y el segundo del mundo. ¿Cómo se compara su situación con la de otros países?
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Florida reports nearly 4,000 new coronavirus cases, a record single-day increase

For the second consecutive day, Florida announced a record number of new coronavirus cases Friday, adding almost 4,000 reports for a total approaching 90,000.
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Healthy teenager who took precautions died suddenly of Covid-19

The coronavirus has been circulating in some communities before public health officials realized it was there. It found vulnerable people like 16-year-old Andre Guest, despite all recommended precautions.
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