L.A. County Concludes Workplace Investigation of Grace Community Church; COVID-19 Requirements Still Binding on Church

Recently, Grace Community Church posted this on their website Outbreak Restrictions Lifted We are glad to announce that we received a notice from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Thursday, November 12, saying that we have been cleared of COVID-19 outbreak. After a thorough investigation, Public Health officials have decided to rescind all outbreak related requirements and restrictions on Grace Community Church. The L.A. County Department of Public Health do...
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South Australia to shut down for six days with pubs, cafes, workplaces closed to contain Covid cluster – live news

SA introduces ‘wide-ranging restrictions’ from midnight on Wednesday; vouchers to go to Victorians who spend at least $400 in state’s regional areas; AFP raids CFMEU offices in Sydney. Follow the latestVictorians to get $200 travel vouchers for regional areas Full Australian Covid stats 3.21am GMT In important Collins Street falcon news, one of the Peregrine falcon fledglings, which left the nest for the first time on Friday, was spotted today sitting on the pavement at the front of a shoe s...
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Chilblain-like skin lesions reported in adolescents and young adults during the pandemic

A team of investigators in the Department of Dermatology, Hospital Infantil Universitario Niño Jesús, Madrid, Spain and Dermatologia Pediatrica Association, Bari, Italy, say acral ischemic lesions, similar to chilblains, have been reported across the globe throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Visit NextNow Digital…Now

In 2020, I launched a new digital consultancy, NextNow Digital. All of my new ideas and insights can be found at the new site. The Digital Influence Mapping Project has been a labor of love since I started it in 2005.  This blog may continue to live on in some form or another. For now, visit NextNow Digital Insights & Ideas. You will find fresh POVs on digital marketing and transformation to help startups, small and mid-size businesses, as well as continued thoughts for enterprise marketers. St...
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SARS-CoV-2 was circulating in Italy before China recognized its existence

This study, published in the Tumori Journal, sheds light on the possibility that the virus had been spreading in Italy well before the outbreak was officially reported in Wuhan, China.
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South Australia to shut down for six days with pubs, cafes, workplaces closed to contain Covid-19 cluster – live news

SA introduces ‘wide-ranging restrictions’; vouchers to go to Victorians who spend at least $400 in state’s regional areas; AFP confirms raids on CFMEU offices in SydneyVictorians to get $200 travel vouchers for regional areas Full Australian Covid stats 2.25am GMT Chief health officer Nicola Spurrier says South Australia will be moving to 24-hour testing. We have had a significant number of people put their heads together this morning and we are also looking at bringing in resources from int...
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LOX plays a number of key roles in promoting skin and organ fibrosis in scleroderma

A team of researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) has found that the molecule lysyl oxidase (LOX) plays a number of important roles in promoting skin and organ fibrosis in scleroderma, a connective tissue disorder.
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New multiplex assay can be used for epidemiological surveillance, management of COVID-19

Scientists from Northwell Health Laboratories have developed a new diagnostic multiplex assay that can be used for epidemiological surveillance and clinical management of COVID-19.
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Long COVID lessons from a study of wounded healers

The study, which appeared on the preprint server medRxiv*, highlights healthcare workers' experiences of long COVID or persistent symptoms even after recovering from the illness.
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Study reveals the metabolic signaling mechanisms that regulate function of eTreg cells

Effector regulatory T cells (eTreg cells) are a specialized subset of white blood cells that keep the immune system in check.
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New AHA COVID-19 CVD Registry details the disparities in care

A new American Heart Association collaborative model for COVID-19 research, using data from the new AHA COVID-19 Cardiovascular Disease Registry, found Hispanic and Black adults with COVID-19 were far more likely to be hospitalized than their white counterparts, as were people with obesity and COVID-19, according to three late-breaking research studies presented today at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2020.
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Increasing long-term well-being during the pandemic with interventions

Interventions increase the chances of succeeding in changing and maintaining a new behavior in the long run. This is showed in a recently published study from CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University.
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New molecular tool can help better understand the probability of zoonosis

The way a virus like Influenza A is transmitted from animals to humans, is still not well understood. How does the virus recognize the host cells in humans, even if the surface is different from that of animals? Researchers of the University of Twente mimicked the cell surface on a molecular scale, including the sugars to which the virus attaches.
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Study finds more than half of in-hospital COVID-19 deaths among Black, Hispanic patients

More than half of all in-hospital deaths due to COVID-19 during the first six months of 2020 were among Black and Hispanic patients, according to a new study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Duke University.
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ECG abnormalities can predict COVID-19 mortality

A team of scientists from New York University Langone Medical Center, USA, has revealed that the clinical severity of hospitalized patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) can be predicted by analyzing the level of troponin elevation and electrocardiographic (ECG) abnormalities. The study is currently available on the medRxiv preprint server.
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Somatic mutation may act as a natural gene therapy in patients with rare autosomal disease

Researchers affiliated with the Center for Cell-Based Therapy in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, have identified for the first time a non-hereditary mutation in blood cells from a patient with GATA2 deficiency, a rare autosomal disease caused by inherited mutations in the gene that encodes GATA-binding protein 2 (GATA2).
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Novel patient engagement tool improved outcomes for heart failure patients

A novel patient engagement tool led one in five patients with heart failure to a more effective treatment regimen of generic medications, according to late- breaking research presented today at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2020.
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Two-thirds of older Americans would not seek treatment for depression, new poll shows

A new nationwide poll, the GeneSight Mental Health Monitor, shows that nearly two-thirds (61%) of Americans age 65 or older who have concerns about having depression will not seek treatment.
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Stronger relationships between nursing homes and health systems can enhance patient care

In a new editorial in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Kathleen Unroe, M.D., MHA, a geriatrician, is advocating for stronger relationships between health systems and nursing homes to provide better care for patients in times of crisis and during day-to-day operations.
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Why the pandemic is the perfect opportunity to introduce meditation to children [PODCAST]

“While there is a myriad of expert opinions on what long term effects this pandemic will have on our children and their physical and mental health, we must also remember the age-old idiom: this too shall pass. We must also be sensitive to not add to parents’ already full plates. Meditation is not meant to […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Children's DTP vaccine may provide cross-immunity for COVID-19

He found that the viruses subject to pediatric vaccinations do not have cross-reactive epitopes for SARS-CoV-2, showing they cannot provide protection against COVID-19.
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UCLA researchers pinpoint how smoking causes more severe COVID-19 infection

UCLA researchers using a model of airway tissue created from human stem cells have pinpointed how smoking cigarettes causes more severe infection by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in the airways of the lungs.
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New program can remotely improve cardiovascular health for broad population of patients

Despite being known risk factors for poor cardiovascular outcomes, blood pressure and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol remain undertreated among a large proportion of patients.
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Scientists uncover new method to produce compounds with anti-cancer properties

In the past decades, cancer has surpassed many other diseases to become the current second leading cause of death globally, with one in six people dying from it.
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Natural products and herbal medicines show promise in fight against COVID-19

Researchers in China and the United States have called for more research into the potential prophylactic effects of natural products and herbal medicines on severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection and subsequent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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Novel protein imaging method could lead to the development of new biomaterials

Scientists have established a new method to image proteins that could lead to new discoveries in disease through biological tissue and cell analysis and the development of new biomaterials that can be used for the next generation of drug delivery systems and medical devices.
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Study examines healthy food labels that work and don't work

Want that packet of biscuits? That'll be 17 minutes of jogging to burn off one serving (and there's probably more than one serving in there).
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Existing UV light technology has potential to be effective against Covid-19

A recent study has shown that a UV light technology already used to prevent the spread of other airborne diseases in buildings has the potential to be effective against Covid-19.
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Manipulating mitochondria to improve the efficiency of neuronal reprogramming

The replacement of lost neurons is a holy grail for neuroscience. A new promising approach is the conversion of glial cells into new neurons. Improving the efficiency of this conversion or reprogramming after brain injury is an important step towards developing reliable regenerative medicine therapies.
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UCF researcher assesses the impact of aging-in-community programs for older adults

The number of Americans age 65 and older continues to increase as the baby boom generation ages and people are living longer. At the same time, many seniors plan to "age in place," or continue living in their current homes, despite needing more assistance as they get older.
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