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TRPC1 protein responds to weak magnetic fields to promote muscle health, shows study

As people age, they progressively lose muscle mass and strength, and this can lead to frailty and other age-related diseases. As the causes for the decline remain largely unknown, promoting muscle health is an area of great research interest.
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WHO calls on global health partners to step up the fight against malaria

The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on countries and global health partners to step up the fight against malaria, a preventable and treatable disease that continues to claim hundreds of thousands of lives each year.
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Australian politics live: Scott Morrison says Chinese government should be ashamed of 'repugnant' tweet on ADF soldiers

Prime minister calls on China to apologise and seeks removal of tweet; Victoria revamps hotel quarantine program under single agency with private security banned. Follow all the latestChina condemns ‘murder’ of Afghans by Australian troopsFollow our global live blogAustralia’s restrictions explained: state by state 3.29am GMT The Labor opposition leader, Anthony Albanese, backed Morrison’s stand, arguing the tweet was gratuitous, inflammatory and deeply offensive. “Australia’s condemnation ...
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Australian politics live: Scott Morrison says Chinese government should be 'ashamed' of tweet on Afghan killings by Australian soldiers

China foreign ministry says it is ‘shocked’ by Brereton report’s findings; Victoria revamps hotel quarantine program under single agency with private security banned. Follow the latestChina condemns ‘murder’ of Afghans by Australian troopsFollow our global live blogAustralia’s restrictions explained: state by state 2.29am GMT “The only thing that has brought shame today is this appalling post by the Chinese government,” says Scott Morrison.Morrison is having audio problems, so there is a del...
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Record Number Of COVID-19 Hospitalizations Reported In California

LOS ANGELES (AP/CBS13) — California broke a record Sunday with more than 7,400 coronavirus hospitalizations as counties statewide prepared for stricter COVID-19 restrictions to take effect amid surging cases and Thanksgiving travel. Health officials are preparing for a wave of cases in the next two or three weeks that could be tied to Thanksgiving gatherings. Authorities had urged residents to stay home and keep their interactions with others limited, yet millions nationwide defied that advice. ...
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Australian politics live: Chinese foreign ministry condemns 'murder' of Afghan civilians by Australian soldiers

China ‘shocked’ by Brereton report’s findings; Daniel Andrews announces department of health to be split; NSW reaches 23rd day in a row with no new infections; PM remains at the Lodge after trip to Japan. Follow the latestFollow our global live blogAustralia’s restrictions explained: state by state 1.17am GMT After the news that Russia had raised concerns about Australian special forces’ actions in Afghanistan, China too is speaking up over the findings of the Brereton report.Zhao Lijian, a ...
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Coronavirus hospitalizations in L.A. County again soar past 2,000; new cases top 5,000

New coronavirus cases in Los Angeles County again topped 5,000 on Sunday, Nov. 29, and hospitalizations climbed over 2,000 as the surge continues to alarm officials and new restrictions arrive on Monday. Health officials reported 5,014 new cases and 16 new deaths on Sunday, lifting those totals to 395,843 cases and 7,639 deaths, respectively, since the pandemic arrived. Sunday’s death number reflected a holiday weekend reporting lag. Related: Monday’s new LA County restrictions at a glance.  The...
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LA County’s card rooms deal final hands before shutting down again amid coronavirus restrictions

Nghi Nguyen of Garden Grove plays a hand at The Gardens Casino in Hawaiian Gardens on Sunday November 29, 2020. The casino shut down Sunday at 10 PM which was the last day they’re allowed to operate. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer) Customer Service Representative Mike Vassal cleans a table space before a new player sits down at The Gardens Casino in Hawaiian Gardens on Sunday November 29, 2020. The casino shut down Sunday at 10 PM which was the last day they’re allowed ...
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How this physician’s first experience with death affected her [PODCAST]

“My sister called me. I answered. And, then, I lost it: ‘He died. He died,’ I repeated. ‘Our patient died. I literally did CPR on this guy. We tried to save his life, and he died,’ I repeated over and over. The tears streaming down my cheeks were cathartic. More than signifying a loss, the […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Warmer countries less vulnerable to COVID-19, study finds

In fact, a new study by a researcher at the University College London (UCL) suggests that global temperature plays an essential role in the spread of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the causative agent of COVID-19.
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Australian politics live: emissions figures released as NSW approaches Covid elimination

State reaches 23rd day in a row with no new infections; PM remains at the Lodge after trip to Japan; international students return to Darwin; pressure grows for tougher anti-corruption body. Follow all the latest updatesFollow our global live blogAustralia’s restrictions explained: state by state 12.26am GMT There is about to be a cabinet reshuffle, so all the government MPs are being a little more sensitive, and bolshy, than usual. It’s like all the worst drama kids are fighting to be the u...
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Asymptomatic patients have higher SARS-CoV-2 viral loads than symptomatic patients, study says

Now, a surprising new study shows that asymptomatic COVID-19 patients have greater viral loads than those with symptoms.
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Coronavirus: How do you vaccinate 7.7 billion people?

Five challenges of distributing a Covid-19 vaccine to billions of people.
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Covid infections in England down by nearly a third since second lockdown

R number now stands below 1 after 30% drop in cases across country over almost a fortnightCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Coronavirus infections in England have fallen by nearly a third since the country entered its second lockdown, swab tests on 105,000 volunteers have shown.There was a 30% drop in cases across the country over almost a fortnight this month, with 96 people infected per 10,000 between 13-24 November, down from 132 per 10,000 between 26 October and 2 ...
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Healthy diet plays vital role in warding off COVID-19

A researcher at the School of Human Development and Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, explored nutrition's role in boosting the immune system to combat COVID-19 infection.
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Research suggests importance of vitamin D for good health in the context of COVID-19

A researcher at the UNC Nutrition Research Institute, University of North Carolina revealed that avoiding vitamin D deficiency may help reduce the risk of severe COVID-19.
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Virusend TX-10 detergent rapidly reduces SARS-CoV-2 infectivity

Researchers at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine have conducted a study showing that a novel disinfectant called Virusend TX-10 is highly effective at inactivating severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) - the agent responsible for the current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
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Female reproductive hormones may be protective against COVID-19

In an article recently published in Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism, Graziano Pinna from the University of Illinois in Chicago outlines some of the evidence suggesting that female reproductive hormones may play a role in the sex bias that has been observed in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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Study exposes human olfactory and brain cells as genuine viral targets of SARS-CoV-2

In a study published in the iScience journal, a research group from Switzerland shows that the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) receptors and entry genes are expressed in the human olfactory neuroepithelial cells and brain by observing key molecular players implicated in the infectious process
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Australian politics live: Morrison still in isolation as parliament returns for final 2020 sitting

PM remains at The Lodge after trip to Japan; pressure grows for tougher anti-corruption body; 2020 emissions figures to be released; and office workers return in limited numbers in Melbourne. Follow all the latest updates Follow our global live blogAustralia’s restrictions explained: state by state 9.18pm GMT Asked about just speaking to his counterparts in China, Simon Birmingham says:Well, I can pick up the phone, but they’re not choosing to do so. If you’re calling and no one is answering...
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HANDLING QUESTIONS ABOUT WHEN YOU'RE HAVING KIDS PART 2

Infertility, people don't always assume you're going through it, especially if you're over 40 Oh, I remember as if it were yesterday...we were with my husband's sister and her family at an event. They had also invited other friends and, of course, it was a family oriented extravaganza.There I was, minding my own business, waiting for the show to start and one of the other people there says..."I bet you guys have a bunch of kids right?” Silence. “Uh no, actually we don't have any”....more sil...
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A patient revolution for careful and kind care

An excerpt from Why We Revolt: A Patient Revolution for Careful and Kind Care. It was late at the premier teaching hospital in the country, and we were overworked and overwhelmed. Those patients in most trouble had made it in, but many waited outside, a domino line from the threshold of the emergency room to […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Empty chairs at the table this holiday season

There’s nothing like the holidays and a new year around the corner to remind us that 2020 is almost over. This year let’s try to take nothing for granted. Especially since millions of Americans will soon sit down to a holiday meal with one or more loved ones missing. Those empty chairs are a reminder […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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NHS to enlist 'sensible' celebrities to persuade people to take coronavirus vaccine

Exclusive: People who are ‘known and loved’ will front campaign amid fears of low take-upCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNHS bosses plan to enlist celebrities and “influencers” with big social media followings in a major campaign to persuade people to have a Covid vaccine amid fears of low take-up.Ministers and NHS England are drawing up a list of “very sensible” famous faces in the hope that their advice to get immunised would be widely trusted, the Guardian has lear...
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Fauci: U.S. may see ‘surge upon surge’ of coronavirus in weeks ahead

The nation’s top infectious disease expert said Sunday that the U.S. may see “surge upon a surge” of the coronavirus over the coming weeks, and he does not expect current recommendations around social distancing to be relaxed before Christmas. “When you have the kind of inflection that we have, it doesn’t all of a sudden turn around like that,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told ABC’s “This Week.” “So clearly in the next few weeks, we’r...
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6th day of protests under way at mayor’s home as group aims to block Garcetti from Biden’s cabinet

A sixth consecutive day of protests is underway outside Mayor Eric Garcetti’s official residence on Sunday, Nov. 29, in an attempt to persuade President-elect Joe Biden not to appoint Garcetti to his cabinet. Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles and Ground Game LA have vowed to conduct a demonstration every day until Biden commits not to appoint Garcetti to the cabinet. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Related Articles Famil...
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Nearly a third of English hospital trusts exceed first peak of Covid patients

Scientists warn that scrapping or relaxing tier system too quickly could imperil NHSCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNearly a third of England’s hospital trusts have exceeded their first wave peak of Covid patients undergoing treatment, as scientists warned that relaxing or scrapping the three-tier system too quickly could further hamper the NHS.Hospital trusts in south Somerset and Devon last week treated more than twice as many Covid patients as they did at the peak ...
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Being an attending: What no one tells you in residency and medical school

For most of us, medical training through all the pains of medical school and residency is often bearable when we fantasize about life on the other side of all of this. Life as an attending physician, when the sky suddenly turns all rainbow, when the money starts to fall from those skies — we’re finally […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Fauci and public health experts are sounding the alarms about another coronavirus surge after Americans traveled for the Thanksgiving holiday

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in Washington DC on September 23, 2020. Alex Edelman / AFP via Getty Images Health officials are telling Americans to expect another spike in the number of coronavirus cases as people return from their Thanksgiving holiday travels. "We might see a surge superimposed upon that surge we're already in," Dr. Anthony Fauci said on NBC's "Meet the Press." Fauci joins a legion of health officials also warning of...
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COVID-19 vaccine success is cause for optimism but the rollout may take years in poorer countries. Here are the major challenges they face.

A young girl waits to be tested for COVID-19 in the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Tony Karumba/AFP via Getty Images Throughout November, the developed world has celebrated milestones in the race for a COVID-19 vaccine. But lower-income countries may have to wait for years before they can vaccinate the majority of their population. Cost and availability, combined with transport, storage, and distribution issues pose serious problems.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Eve...
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