Forget blokes with shovels, shouldn’t stimulus go to nurses and teachers? | Peter Lewis

Workers who guide our kids into the world and care for us when we are ill are still not fully valued. This must changeThere’s a direct line that runs from the harassment allegations against a retired high court judge and the emergency ward of the local hospital that bears scrutiny.It starts with an elite profession charged with enforcing the law, where women routinely feel compelled to endure the unwanted attentions of powerful men, and wends its way through the economy and our broader society b...
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China imposes lockdowns as new coronavirus cases surge

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic first emerged in a seafood market in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, in December 2019. Since then, it has spread to 188 countries and territories and infected more than 10 million people. The viral infection has so far killed more than 500,000 people worldwide.
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COVID-19 survivors should be screened for PTSD, experts warn

Contracting the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) can be a stressful and traumatic experience. Patients who became seriously ill with the viral infection should be screened for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) due to their experiences in fighting for their lives, mental health experts recommended.
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WHO says worst is yet to come as COVID-19 pandemic speeds up

The true number of global infections and deaths, caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), is likely to be significantly higher due to lack of testing. Some people are also asymptomatic, which means they had no symptoms of the illness.
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Air pollution associated with infant mortality finds study

A new study from Stanford researchers shows that a rise in air pollution is associated with increased mortality rates among infants. This new article and its results were published today in the latest issue of the journal Nature Sustainability.
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Breast milk even more beneficial for baby if mother exercises regularly, finds study

A new study from the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Centre shows that if breastfeeding mothers exercise regularly, they may end up providing more beneficial breast milk. Exercise is known to benefit individuals in various ways, and this new study shows that there are probably more advantages to exercising than previously known.
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A glycan analysis of SARS-CoV-2 ACE2 complex

Researchers in the U.S. have produced molecular dynamic simulations of the Spike protein found on severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and its interaction with the host cell receptor angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2).
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California family lost a father to coronavirus and 28 family members got infected, son says

Southern California resident Richard Garay tested positive for coronavirus in early June, around the same time his father also got sick, he said.
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New swine flu with pandemic potential identified by China researchers

G4 strain has already infected 10% of industry’s workers in China but no evidence yet that it can be passed from human to human Researchers in China have discovered a new type of swine flu that is capable of triggering a pandemic, according to a study in the US science journal PNAS.Named G4, it is genetically descended from the H1N1 strain that caused a pandemic in 2009. Continue reading...
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Stanford's Nobel Laureate develops a prediction model for SARS-CoV-2

The researchers from Stanford School of Medicine and ShangaiTech University show that the growth of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak does not behave in accordance with an exponential growth law, but instead slows down exponentially with time from the very first days. Their thought-provoking findings can be currently found in the medRxiv* preprint server.
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SARS-CoV-2 circulating in Italy in December 2019

Researchers at the Istituto Superiore di Sanità (Italian National Institute of Health) have shown that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) had already been circulating in Italy many weeks before the first autochthonous (native) case was documented on February 21st this year.
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Covid-19 cases in the United States are surging an...

Covid-19 cases in the United States are surging and numerous states are now pausing or rolling back their re-openings.
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Telemedicine pitfalls and direct primary care in the year 2020 [PODCAST]

“All too often, physicians and other health care providers have tried to do the right things for our patients to ultimately have had our hand slapped. So pause for a second, get the questions answered, know what future implications are for today’s actions. Make the right choice for your patient, and for yourself, especially if […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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UK's mental health has deteriorated during lockdown, says Mind

Government must take urgent action to prevent even bigger crisis in future, charity warnsLockdown has been devastating for mental health and the worst could be yet to come, a leading charity has said.The mental health charity Mind says a survey has revealed that lockdown has had a dramatic impact on the nation’s mental health, warning that unless action is taken now, the problem could grow. Continue reading...
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Coronavirus: Choir song honours health and care workers who have died

Composer Howard Goodall's new song features the names of over a hundred NHS and care home workers who have died.
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Learning from the AIDS Epidemic: Dr. Sanjay Gupta's coronavirus podcast for June 29

As Pride month comes to a close, we reflect on 40 years ago when the world lived through another epidemic that suffered from misinformation and government inaction — the AIDS crisis. In this episode, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with CNN National Political Writer Brandon Tensley about lessons from the AIDS epidemic that could help the country better manage Covid-19 today.
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Wearable technology for health-related applications

There is more than cool looks about hip clothing for top performance: Thanks to a variety of smart technologies, high-tech clothing today is capable of analyzing body functions or actively optimizing the microclimate.
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Public-sector basic research is the most efficient, leads to low drug prices

Is the basic research that goes into the development of new drugs more efficiently conducted by public-sector scientists, pharmaceutical firms, or independent private laboratories?
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New agreements to increase access to cancer medicines and save countless lives

The American Cancer Society and the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) today announced agreements with pharmaceutical companies Pfizer, Novartis, and Mylan to expand access to 20 lifesaving cancer treatments in 26 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Purchasers are expected to save an average of 59 percent for medicines procured through the agreements.
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Cerclage can benefit women with at-risk twin pregnancies

Women carrying twins are at higher risk for premature birth and miscarriage - those whose cervix dilates before 24 weeks are at highest risk - and yet one common treatment is not recommended for this population.
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Study uncovers algorithms and neural circuit mechanisms of escape responses

Ordered and variable animal behaviours emerge to explore and adapt to the environment. They are generally considered as the combination of a series of stereotyped motor primitives. However, how the nervous system shapes the dynamics of motor sequences remains to be solved.
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New method for analyzing intact tumor samples to be used for studying COVID-19

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have developed a new method for analyzing intact tumor samples in 3D on a molecular level.
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How to Tell Your Boyfriend You Can’t Have Children

When is the right time to have “the talk” about having kids with someone you’re dating? Even more importantly, how do you say “I can’t have children” if you’ve been diagnosed with infertility? These tips for telling someone you’re in love with – and perhaps even considering marrying – will give you the support and confidence you need. A reader inspired me to write this article. “How and when do I tell someone I’m dating that I am infertile?” asked Amanda on 9 Tips for a Happy Marriage for Co...
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UCLA team launches survey to gather public opinion on allocating resources during COVID-19

As California prepares for a potential surge of COVID-19, there is a pressing need to determine how critical care resources should be allocated, especially if there is an extreme shortage of those resources.
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Bioengineered uterine tissue can support normal pregnancies, study shows

In new research from the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM), scientists have shown that bioengineered uteri supported fertilization, fetal development, and live birth with normal offspring.
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Researchers develop potential new therapy for common form of muscular dystrophy

Researchers have designed a potential new treatment for one of the most common forms of muscular dystrophy, according to a new study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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Overactive neutrophils may drive life-threatening blood clots in some COVID-19 patients

Scientists have new evidence that overactive neutrophils--a common type of circulating immune cell--may drive the life-threatening blood clots and inflammation that occur in some patients with COVID-19.
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Research reveals key role of fat cells in renal failure-associated cardiomyopathy

New research from a team at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine reveals the central role of fat cells in the systemic oxidant stress observed in renal failure-associated cardiomyopathy.
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Antibiotic resistance genes tend to persist in E. coli through 'genetic capitalism'

We have known for some time that over-use of antibiotics is causing a frightening increase in antibiotic resistance in bacteria, through the rapid spread of antibiotic resistance genes.
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Researchers suggest an alternative pathway to dying alone due to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to drastic changes in how hospitals provide end-of-life care to patients and their families. With strict no-visiting limitations in place in an effort to stem contagion, patients have been dying alone.
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