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Chronic kidney disease medication doesn’t work, shows study

A major clinical trial from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) reports that a medication called allopurinol, which is prescribed to about 20% of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), doesn’t work as expected. The results are published in the New England Journal of Medicine on June 25, 2020.
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Virus re-emergence after lockdown ends

A new report in the journal Nature Human Behaviour in June 2020 reports predictions as to the effects of removing lockdown restrictions on the transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and suggests that individual responsibility concerning social distancing and other precautions could avoid the need for lockdowns.
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Coronavirus Victoria: 74 locally acquired cases recorded in highest daily increase

Health authorities expect numbers to get worse in coming days and are considering further lockdownsFollow our Australian coronavirus liveblogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsVictoria has recorded its highest daily jump in locally acquired Covid-19 cases since the pandemic began, with 75 people testing positive and only one confirmed to be a returned international traveller.“I think it will get worse before it gets better,” the state’s chief health office...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Victorian politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Brett Sutton, Coronavirus outbreak


Similarities between coronaviruses and human genes promote infection

A new study published on the preprint server bioRxiv* in June 2020 shows that the proportion of A/T pairing in viral genomes may increase the tendency to infect humans because of the matching molecular features in some host genes, that increases the susceptibility of the host to the virus.
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Fauci says Covid-19 vaccine may not get US to herd immunity if too many people refuse to get it

Dr. Anthony Fauci says he would "settle" for a Covid-19 vaccine that's 70% to 75% effective, but that this incomplete protection, coupled with the fact that many Americans say they won't get a coronavirus vaccine, makes it "unlikely" that the US will achieve sufficient levels of immunity to quell the outbreak.
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Dr. Anthony Fauci says he would "settle" for a Cov...

Dr. Anthony Fauci says he would "settle" for a Covid-19 vaccine that's 70% to 75% effective, but that this incomplete protection, coupled with the fact that many Americans say they won't get a coronavirus vaccine, makes it "unlikely" that the US will achieve sufficient levels of immunity to quell the outbreak.
Tags: Health, US, Anthony Fauci


Genomics used to trace origin of SARS-CoV-2 in Canada

A new study published in June 2020 on the preprint server bioRxiv discusses the use of phylogenetic analysis to trace the origin of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), and its spread into and then within Canada. The study findings may help optimize public health policies in the case of future outbreaks.
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Fauci says Covid-19 vaccine might not get us the herd immunity we need

Dr. Anthony Fauci says he would "settle" for a Covid-19 vaccine that's 70% to 75% effective, but that this incomplete protection, coupled with the fact that many Americans say they won't get a coronavirus vaccine, makes it "unlikely" that the US will achieve sufficient levels of immunity to quell the outbreak.
Tags: Health, US, Anthony Fauci, Fauci, COVID


Study identifies small molecule inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2 which block key cellular kinases

Antiviral drug screen of kinase inhibitors, which was done by researchers from the University of California and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, identified cellular signaling pathways critical for SARS-CoV-2 replication and revealed an important mechanism of host-pathogen interaction vital for further drug research. Their results are available on the bioRxiv* preprint server.
Tags: Health, University Of California, Cedars Sinai Medical Center


What’s to blame for the obesity epidemic? [PODCAST]

“Obesity is a topic that literally hits home for me.  For the past two years, the website WalletHub has voted the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission TX metroplex as the ‘fattest city in America.’  As a health care provider, this is deeply disturbing because it puts my community at high risk for a wide variety of health problems, including but […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Podcast, Obesity, America, WalletHub, Gastroenterology, PA NP, CRNA, McAllen Edinburg Mission TX


Mathematical model reveals the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection after fecal microbiota transplantation

In their new paper available on the bioRxiv* preprint server, US researchers from the OpenBiome nonprofit organization used a mathematical model to simulate the usefulness of different testing strategies for fecal samples and showed that the probability of releasing a fecal microbiota donation with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is low when several important variables are taken into account.
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AYURVEDA AND CHINESE MEDICINE FOR FERTILITY

HOW CAN AYURVEDA AND TCM HELP YOU GET PREGNANT? Do you know the difference between Ayurveda and TCM? When I was trying to conceive, I used elements of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and Ayurveda, and I consulted with an acupuncturist who did a few trial treatments on me. She also taught me a little bit about what type of foods I should be eating for my "constitution". This guest post gives some of the basics about TCM and Ayurveda and how they may enhance your health and fert...
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Food Logging

If you’d like to raise your awareness about what you’re actually eating and how it affects you, food logging is a simple and effective way to do this. Six weeks ago I decided to start keeping a log of everything I ate in a small notebook. I also keep track of calories. I wanted to raise my awareness of what I was eating and how calorically dense each meal was. Computing the calories is easy. I use a small kitchen scale to weigh quantities of foods, and then I just ask a nearby smart device...
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Why do Black Americans have worse COVID outcomes?

Our country is currently battling two urgent and severe health care crises: COVID and systemic racism. We believe that addressing systemic racism now is as urgent and as dangerous to the health of our nation and its people as the COVID19 pandemic. In addition, we believe systemic racism is intersecting with the COVID-19 pandemic, as […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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I Lie to My Boyfriend Too Much

Hello, I have a problem lying. and I hate myself for it. it’s to the point where I can be telling the truth and he does not believe me. we had a problem yesterday. he noticed scratches the hood of his car. mouths ago I keyed his car. and I lied about it. for fear, he will get mad at me. Well, I told him I did not do that to his car. I had forgotten I did put my hand on it to see how hot the car was when he got home.I thought he was up to something. He kept asking me if I was lying and to look hi...
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Summer may decide fate of leading shots in coronavirus vaccine race

People on six continents already are getting jabs in the arm as the race for a COVID-19 vaccine enters a defining summer, with even bigger studies poised to prove if any shot really works — and maybe offer a reality check. Already British and Chinese researchers are chasing the coronavirus beyond their borders, testing potential vaccines in Brazil and the United Arab Emirates because there are too few new infections at home to get clear answers. The U.S. is set to open the largest trials — 30,00...
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Should you get a COVID-19 antibody test?

Antibody testing, also called serological testing, can be used to determine whether an individual is currently infected with COVID-19 or has previously been infected with COVID-19 and recovered. Unlike the molecular testing (PCR tests), which detects the presence of genetic material from the virus from a nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swab, these antibody tests identify exposure […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. ...
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See how innovators are improving face masks so tha...

See how innovators are improving face masks so that preventing coronavirus is not the only thing they do. CNN's Michael Holmes has the story.
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After saving his own life with a repurposed drug, a professor reviews every drug being tried against Covid-19. Here's what he's found

Every morning, Dr. David Fajgenbaum takes three life-saving pills. He wakes up his 21-month-old daughter Amelia to help feed her. He usually grabs some Greek yogurt to eat quickly before sitting down in his home office.
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‘I refuse to bow to anybody’: Rural California defies Gov. Newsom’s order to wear masks

SACRAMENTO — Perched behind the counter of his cramped memorabilia shop in downtown Placerville, co-owner Lorenzo Smith isn’t about to tell his customers they have to put on a mask. It’s a matter of principle, he isn’t convinced it’s necessary, and he doesn’t particularly care that Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered Californians to wear them. “Most people up here do not like the governor,” said Smith, whose shop is called Hangtown Originals. “The deal is, you have no right to tell me I have to wear a...
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Coronavirus UK: are cases rising or falling near you?

Coronavirus UK: are cases rising or falling near you?. Latest updates: how has Covid-19 progressed where you live?
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Coronavirus: Leicester could be first city to go into local lockdown amid 'spike' in COVID-19 cases

The home secretary has confirmed that Leicester could be the first city to go into a local lockdown, over reports of a spike in COVID-19 cases. The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said on Sunday that Leicester was an area of concern and urged residents to be vigilant against the virus. It stopped short of saying a local lockdown was likely, but The Sunday Times reported that Health Secretary Matt Hancock had been examining legal aspects of the shutdown following a rise in cases.
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The sensory limitation of wearing masks

Without a doubt, life has been peculiar since the onset of the COVID-19 epidemic. The social, political, financial, and emotional tolls have been staggering; however, most recently, I’ve been interested in the sensory deficits it seems to be unmasking. Despite being back out in society, at work, or venturing into my children’s school, I have […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Beyond coronavirus, what’s causing nearly 10% spike in deaths in LA County?

Deaths from all causes have spiked nearly 10 percent this year over what would normally be expected, according to a detailed analysis of provisional mortality data through mid-May by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. That equates to 2,528 more lives lost than in years past — but just two-thirds of that spike can be officially attributed to COVID-19. Confirmed coronavirus deaths in the county were about 1,800 as of mid-May. So what accounts for those hundreds of extra deaths? “O...
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Lockdown or not, a second wave of Covid-19 will badly damage the UK economy

Lockdown or not, a second wave of Covid-19 will badly damage the UK economyIf coronavirus cases spike again consumers will lock down their spending and activity regardless
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In these times of crisis, remember the Golden Rule [PODCAST]

“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.
Tags: Health, Podcast, Infectious Disease, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


Only two US states are reporting a decline in new coronavirus cases

Only two US states are reporting a decline in new coronavirus cases compared to last week -- Connecticut and Rhode Island.
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Only 13% of UK working parents want to go back to ‘the old normal’

Survey shows people want to continue with more fulfilling and family-friendly work environmentsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhatever the new normal is post Covid-19, we don’t want it to be anything like the old one. At least, when it comes to earning a living.Lockdown has given people a chance to sample new ways of balancing their jobs and family lives and they have concluded that something must change. Just 13% want to go back to pre-pandemic ways of working, with...
Tags: UK, Money, Children, UK News, Work & careers, Mental Health, Work-life balance, Guardian Careers, Coronavirus outbreak


How Are My Kids Still Getting Sick in Lockdown?

Many infections come from within. Doctors explain what they are and what to do about them.
Tags: News, Bacteria, Fever, Lyme Disease, Diabetes, Hand, Eczema, Lockdown, Children and Childhood, Lice, Salmonella (Bacteria, Foot and Mouth Disease, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Content Type: Service, Impetigo



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