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Immunonutrition may improve COVID-19 patients' recovery

Researchers duo Emma Derbyshire and Joanne Delange from the Nutritional Insight, Surrey, United Kingdom, explore the role of immunonutrition – nutrition that boosts or influences the immune system for those over 65 years of age in COVID-19. Their study titled, “COVID-19: is there a role for immunonutrition, particularly in the over 65s?,” was released in the latest issue of the BMJ Nutrition, Prevention and Health.
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The perfect podcast for busy physicians

The Podcast by KevinMD shares the stories of KevinMD authors in their own words. 15 minutes a day. 7 days a week. Your daily dose of information, insight, and inspiration. Here is what people are saying: “Thank you Kevin for your dedication to giving so many of us, your colleagues, a chance to amplify our voices […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Body mass index and severe COVID-19

French researchers led by first author Abdallah Al-Salameh from the Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes Mellitus and Nutrition, Amiens University Hospital, Amiens, France, have published findings of their study titled, “The association between body mass index class and coronavirus disease 2019 outcomes,” in the latest issue of the International Journal of Obesity.
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COVID-19 is a war on two fronts [PODCAST]

“I’m exhausted. As the pandemic rages on, the mental toll of dealing with COVID-19 has started to wear on me. As a practicing hospitalist in the Midwest impacted by one of the many hotspots caused by the meatpacking industry, I have spent a fair bit of time with this virus on the frontline. Some aspects […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Podcast, Infectious Disease, Midwest, PA NP, CRNA, COVID, COVID-19 Coronavirus


Novel early-warning framework for evaluating control and elimination of SARS-CoV-2 in NZ

Researchers from the Imperial College London and the University of Oxford recently proposed a new framework for de-noising inter-wave data, showing how timely introduction of NPIs in New Zealand achieved local epidemic elimination and avoided dangerous resurgence of infection.
Tags: Health, New Zealand, University of Oxford, Imperial College London, Nz


HIV alters SARS-CoV-2 immune response without affecting COVID-19 symptoms or outcomes

In a preprint paper published on the medRxiv server, a team of researchers from various institutions in South Africa, the UK, and Europe discuss how they determined the impact of HIV on the COVID-19 immune response in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, which is an area with very high HIV prevalence.
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, South Africa, KwaZulu Natal South Africa


Coronavirus: When can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Excitement over the vaccine has turned to questions on the reality of when we can get it.
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Creating an affordable food source to tackle malnutrition in Zimbabwe

Scientists at the University of Sheffield are helping to tackle malnutrition in Zimbabwe through the mass development of an insect-based porridge.
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Novel cannabis plant extracts could protect against COVID-19

Researchers in Canada have conducted a study suggesting that novel Cannabis sativa extracts may decrease levels of the host cell receptor that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) uses to gain viral entry to target tissues.
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Combining cell engineering with machine learning to design living medicines for cancer

Finding medicines that can kill cancer cells while leaving normal tissue unscathed is a Holy Grail of oncology research.
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Transgenic mouse model could recapitulate severe COVID-19 in humans

Researchers in the United States and Canada have described the potential for a transgenic mouse model to serve as an effective platform for the study of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection and severe disease course in humans.
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Innovative radiotherapy technique benefits patients with locally advanced cervical cancer

Patients with locally advanced cervical cancer benefit significantly from an innovative radiotherapy technique co-developed by MedUni Vienna under the direction of Richard Pötter and Christian Kirisits. The technique provides better tumor control and produces fewer side-effects.
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Prolonged education may not have a protective effect against dementia

The state of knowledge seemed clear: school education protects against dementia. Every school year is supposed to reduce the risk of developing dementia in later life by up to seven percent.
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CARD8 protein regulates inflammatory process in atherosclerosis, study shows

The protein CARD8 regulates several inflammatory proteins in people with atherosclerosis. This is shown in a new study by örebro researchers published in the scientific journal Scientific Reports.
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New gene therapy approach offers promise for treating eye disease

Scientists from Trinity College Dublin have developed a new gene therapy approach that offers promise for one day treating an eye disease that leads to a progressive loss of vision and affects thousands of people across the globe.
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THANKSGIVING FOODS CAN HELP YOU GET PREGNANT

Thanksgiving Foods are Great For Fertility Check out the fertility benefits of your favorite thanksgiving foods:   SEE ALSO THE FERTILITY SHOP FOR SANDY ROBERTSON'S RESOURCES Turkey:  lean turkey meat is a great source of protein and iron.  Some protein is needed in your diet to help your body manufacture high quality eggs.  Iron  deficiency has been associated with ovulation problems and meat sources like turkey are the easiest for your body to absorb.Sweet potatoes:  Sweet...
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On the eve of Thanksgiving, the US recorded its highest single-day coronavirus death toll since May — and the timing could not be worse

People arrive at Orlando International Airport on November 25, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images As US coronavirus cases, deaths, and hospitalizations set new records almost daily, are nervously eyeing Americans' behavior during Thanksgiving. Public health experts have urged people not to travel this year, and the CDC recommends not mixing households at Thanksgiving gatherings. But a record number of travelers have flown across the country ahead of the hol...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Thanksgiving, Cdc, White House, US, America, Trends, Cnn, Getty Images, Donald Trump, Abc News, George Stephanopoulos, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


3 reasons for information exhaustion – and what to do about it

An endless flow of information is coming at us constantly: It might be an article a friend shared on Facebook with a sensational headline or wrong information about the spread of the coronavirus. It could even be a call from a relative wanting to talk about a political issue. All this information may leave many of us feeling as though we have no energy to engage. As a philosopher who studies knowledge-sharing practices, I call this experience “epistemic exhaustion." The term “epistemic" comes fr...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, News, Learning, Knowledge, Social Media, Mental Health, United States, Innovation, American Psychological Association, Garry Kasparov, Lilliana Mason, James Owen Weatherall, Kevin Vallier, Cailin O Connor, Michael Hannon


Boris Johnson: 'If we ease off now, we risk losing control of this virus' – video

Boris Johnson said he was sorry that most of England would exit lockdown into tiers 2 or 3 with the toughest restrictions. Johnson said the measures ‘strike a balance’ between limiting the spread of the virus and protecting freedoms. ‘If we ease off now, we risk losing control of this virus,’ Johnson added.Chris Whitty, the government’s chief medical adviser, urged people to ‘have sense’ over the festive period, and bluntly warned against hugging and kissing elderly relatives at ChristmasUK coro...
Tags: Health, England, UK News, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Coronavirus, Chris Whitty


COVID-19 may trigger recurrent Guillain–Barré Syndrome episodes, a case study shows

A team of researchers at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University, USA, have investigated a case wherein a man experienced recurrent episodes of Guillain–Barré Syndrome after being infected with SARS-CoV-2.
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SARS-CoV-2 immunity can sustain for at least eight months, study finds

A new study by researchers at Monash University, Australia, has revealed that people who have been infected with COVID-19 showed sustained protection against reinfection for at least eight months.
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Life in the emergency department during COVID: a rural physician’s perspective

“Do you think we should prepare a will?” I vividly remember saying these words to my wife, also a physician, as we drastically saw COVID cases rise in early March 2020. Just months ago, we heard about the novel coronavirus now known as SARS-CoV-2 but did not grasp the world-changing consequences it would have. Living […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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To MBA or not to MBA as an MD: a physician’s journey

The first thing my husband said when I told him about MBA school was, “the NBA has a school?”  It didn’t help that we first had our conversation about MBA school during the NBA playoffs but really – NBA school?  I quickly overcame this moronic start to the conversation by saying “M” as in Michael […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Recurrent SARS-CoV-2 mutations do not significantly increase transmissibility, says study

A team of researchers at the Genetics Institute, University College London, tested whether any homoplasies observed in SARS-Cov-2 to date are significantly linked to increased viral transmission.
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You only need 30 to 40 minutes of exercise per day to 'offset' sitting at your desk all day, new analysis finds

A woman working from home. lechatnoir/E+/Getty A new meta-analysis of evidence suggests that 30-40 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise per day can "offset" the negative health impacts of sitting at a desk all day. This aligns with recent recommendations from the World Health Organization, which 75 to 150 minutes of vigorous physical activity every week to counter sedentary behavior. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. We know that spending hour after hour sitting down ...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Australia, Berlin, Trends, Who, World Health Organization, Exercise, University of Sydney, David Nield, Science Alert, Fabrizio Bensch Reuters, Emmanuel Stamatakis, Science Contributors, BJSM


AstraZeneca will likely retest its COVID-19 vaccine, CEO says after admitting an error in the first trial that may have skewed results

A man walking past an AstraZeneca sign in Macclesfield, England. Phil Noble/Reuters The UK pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca is likely to run a second global trial to assess its COVID-19 vaccine's efficacy, its CEO told Bloomberg News on Thursday. AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford announced Monday that preliminary results indicated their two-dose vaccine could be up to 90% effective at preventing COVID-19. But the team later said an error in the trial left some participants with...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, Politico, US, Trends, South Africa, Brazil, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, University of Oxford, Pascal Soriot, Bloomberg News, Moderna, Siphiwe Sibeko


AstraZeneca will likely re-test its COVID-19 vaccine, CEO says after admitting an error in the first trial that may have skewed results

A man walks past a sign at an AstraZeneca site in Macclesfield, UK. Phil Noble/Reuters UK pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca will likely run a second global trial to assess its COVID-19 vaccine's efficacy, the CEO told Bloomberg News on Thursday. AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford announced Monday that preliminary results showed their two-dose vaccine could be up to 90% effective at preventing COVID-19. But the team later admitted that there was an error in the trial, leaving some...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, US, Trends, Brazil, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, University of Oxford, Pascal Soriot, Bloomberg News, Soweto South Africa, Moderna, Siphiwe Sibeko, Sheila Bird


Researchers discover blood gene signatures that can predict COVID-19 severity

A team of scientists from the University of Chicago, NCH Healthcare System and the University of South Florida has identified a specific set of genes associated with a poor prognosis of COVID-19.
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UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson leads Downing Street briefing amid growing backlash against new tiers

PM gives update after large parts of England placed into tier 3 restrictions; Sir Graham Brady says many tiering decisions are ‘heavy-handed’What tier am I in? Latest Covid rules in England post-lockdownCovid tiers: large parts of England in tier 3 restrictions after lockdownScrutiny grows over Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccineCovid cases levelling off as England prepares to re-enter tier systemTier 1 explained | Tier 2 explained | Tier 3 explained 5.33pm GMT Q: Aren’t you going to have ...
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Researchers develop synthetic defective SARS-CoV-2 genome that inhibits viral replication

A shorter genome comprising only a part of the SARS-CoV-2's RNA genome competes with the normal virus for growth and can potentially prevent viral replication.
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