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Victoria eases Covid restrictions again as it reaches 37 days without a case

Households will now be able to host 30 people a day and outdoor gatherings have been increased to a maximum of 100Follow our global coronavirus live blogVictoria has announced a significant easing of its Covid-19 restrictions in time for summer, allowing households to receive 30 visitors a day, relaxing mask-wearing rules, and increasing public gatherings to 100.Victoria, once the worst hit state in the country, has now had 37 straight days free of Covid-19. The result, praised by premier Daniel...
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A message to medical interns, in the midst of a pandemic [PODCAST]

“Ultimately, our job is a difficult one. It’s hard to take usual comfort in heartwarming statistics or hollow promises of prosperity when you find yourself loving and grieving your patients. I have found there is comfort and an impenetrable hope that comes from this; this is the life-hack for training: Seek the welfare of the […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Military planes to fly Covid vaccines in to Britain to avoid ports hit by Brexit

Officials fear delays even after EU deal as Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen order talks to resumeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTens of millions of doses of the Covid-19 vaccine manufactured in Belgium will be flown to Britain by military aircraft to avoid delays at ports caused by Brexit, under contingency plans being developed by the government.Both the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and senior sources at the Ministry of Defence (MoD) confirmed ...
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Military planes to fly vaccines in to Britain to avoid ports hit by Brexit

Officials fear delays even after EU deal as Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen order talks to resumeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTens of millions of doses of the Covid-19 vaccine manufactured in Belgium will be flown to Britain by military aircraft to avoid delays at ports caused by Brexit, under contingency plans being developed by the government.Both the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and senior sources at the Ministry of Defence (MoD) confirmed ...
Tags: Health, Politics, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Britain, Military, Foreign Policy, Ministry Of Defence, Belgium, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Brexit, Ursula von der Leyen


Free radicals may be important for the brain to remain adaptable

Reactive oxygen molecules, also known as "free radicals", are generally considered harmful. However as it now turns out, they control cellular processes, which are important for the brain's ability to adapt - at least in mice.
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Crucial monitoring tools effective for assessment of patients with COVID-19

A combined research team from the Universities of Portsmouth and Bournemouth and Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust has shown that an assessment score used to measure a patient's severity of illness can be applied to patients with Covid-19 without modification.
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If you take a pill, you are at risk: a personal reflection on health information dissemination in Black communities

As a medical and public health student quarantined at home with two physician parents and a new college graduate sibling, we can speak about the COVID-19 pandemic research, guidelines, and epidemiology around the dinner with relative ease. Everyone in my immediate family has experience with interpreting research and data; in fact, my sister’s first scientific […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Researchers recommend strategies for improving the accuracy of polygenic risk scores

As the consumer genetics industry rapidly expands, more and more people are turning to DNA-based services to learn their risk of developing a wide range of diseases.
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New federal grant boosts clinical trial access for Louisiana's children

A new $2.1 million federal grant will give more of Louisiana's children access to cutting-edge health research while training young scientists in pediatric research.
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Los Robles enrolls first patient in landmark trial for treatment of chronic subdural hematoma

Los Robles Health System is leading the way in neurovascular clinical trials enrolling the first patient in the nation in STEM, the Squid trial for the treatment of chronic subdural hematoma (cSDH).
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Researchers urge policymakers to prioritize people with diabetes for COVID-19 vaccination

Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers have discovered individuals with type 1 and type 2 diabetes infected with COVID-19 are three times more likely to have a severe illness or require hospitalization compared with people without diabetes.
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New study examines the increase in virtual doctor visits

When the COVID-19 lockdowns began in mid-March 2020, hospitals and clinics faced a new challenge: How could they continue to provide care to those who could not leave their homes?
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Study identifies frequency, risk factors of acute kidney injury in children with diabetic ketoacidosis

Researchers from a consortium of hospitals including Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have identified factors that make children with diabetic ketoacidosis more likely to experience acute kidney injury.
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Donor stem cell transplant can improve survival rates for older patients with MDS, study shows

A new clinical trial offers the most compelling evidence to date that a donor stem cell transplant can improve survival rates for older patients with higher-risk myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators report at the virtual 62nd American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting.
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CRISPR-based test could provide rapid, low-cost testing to help control COVID-19 spread

Imagine swabbing your nostrils, putting the swab in a device, and getting a read-out on your phone in 15 to 30 minutes that tells you if you are infected with the COVID-19 virus.
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Mexico's president asked citizens to avoid giving out Christmas presents this season to limit the spread of the coronavirus

Mexico's President Obrador holds a news conference in Mexico City Reuters Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador advised citizens to avoid gatherings, traveling, and exchanging presents this holiday season as the coronavirus continues to spread.  Mexico has the fourth-highest coronavirus death toll in the world, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.  "Let's leave Christmas presents for another time," Obrador said in an effort to contain the spread of the virus, accor...
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Blood type not associated with the effects of plant-based diet

A study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics by researchers with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine--a nonprofit of 12,000 doctors--debunks the "blood type diet" by finding that blood type was not associated with the effects of a plant-based diet on body weight, body fat, plasma lipid concentrations, or glycemic control.
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Mexico's president asked citizens to avoid holiday festivities this season to limit the spread of the coronavirus

Mexico's President Obrador holds a news conference in Mexico City Reuters Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador advised citizens to avoid gatherings, traveling, and exchanging presents this holiday season as the coronavirus continues to spread.  Mexico has the fourth-highest coronavirus death toll in the world, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.  "Let's leave Christmas presents for another time," Obrador said in an effort to contain the spread of the virus, accor...
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Only music reached my wife after dementia hit, says John Suchet

Ex-ITN presenter tells how Abba transformed Bonnie Suchet as study reveals most carers are unaware of the benefits of musicWhen John Suchet discovered the effect that music had on his wife Bonnie’s dementia, it was transformational. “She would close her eyes and love it, beat in time to the music with her hands, tap her feet,” he said.The former ITN newscaster’s wife had lost her ability to speak. She had been locked inside her head, sitting blankly, apparently unable to make sense of the outsid...
Tags: Health, Music, Society, Mental Health, Culture, Dementia, Itn, Abba, Bonnie, John Suchet, Bonnie Suchet


Mysterious particle found in the blood of people with sepsis

Researchers at La Jolla Institute for Immunology have found that people with sepsis have never-before-seen particles in their blood.
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Matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implantation shows comparable benefit to therapy alternatives

Autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) has been used in adults with deep cartilage defects for over 30 years and has been further developed and modified over time.
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Secukinumab for treatment of plaque psoriasis in children: Added benefit not proven

The monoclonal antibody secukinumab is approved for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in children and adolescents from the age of six years who are candidates for systemic therapy.
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Findings about primary cilia may be relevant for transplantation therapies in diabetes

A new study from Karolinska Institutet and the Helmholtz Diabetes Research Center shows that primary cilia, hair-like protrusions on endothelial cells inside vessels, play an important role in the blood supply and delivery of glucose to the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreatic islets.
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New Jersey officials shut down a restaurant that hosted a mask-free New York Young Republicans gala

Rep. Matt Gaetz. Getty Officials from New Jersey and New York slammed Rep. Matt Gaetz for attending a mask-less gala on Thursday with 150 people convening in close proximity in a restaurant. New Jersey Mayor Steven Fulop shut down the Maritime Parc, the restaurant that hosted the event, on Friday.  The event was an annual gala for the New York Young Republicans Club that was originally supposed to be held in a Manhattan venue, which declined to host the event. The governors of both New Jer...
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Study finds surprising link between ALS, FTD and Huntington's disease-associated mutation

A study led by researchers at the National Institutes of Health has made a surprising connection between frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), two disorders of the nervous system, and the genetic mutation normally understood to cause Huntington's disease.
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Using gene therapy to achieve the positive health effects of physical exercise

Gene therapy is the most effective method to be able to provide health benefits you normally gain through physical exercise.
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Study investigates the role of neighborhood deprivation on COVID-19 in Louisiana

A study by researchers at LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health, believed to be the first study to investigate the role of neighborhood deprivation on COVID-19 in Louisiana, found that the more a neighborhood is deprived, the higher the risk for cases of COVID-19.
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Biological diversity increases life satisfaction

Under the current pandemic conditions, activities out in nature are a popular pastime. The beneficial effects of a diverse nature on people's mental health have already been documented by studies on a smaller scale.
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Missing link between stress and infertility found

Otago researchers have found the "missing link between stress and infertility".
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Research aids in the development of synthetic materials to mimic bone

University of Arkansas researchers Marco Fielder and Arun Nair have conducted the first study of the combined nanoscale effects of water and mineral content on the deformation mechanisms and thermal properties of collagen, the essence of bone material.
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