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Bark Avenue Foundation helps lost dog find his way home

The Good Samaritan was mad. Whoever owned this dog he had just rescued from a busy freeway onramp in South Central Los Angeles obviously didn’t care about the dog to let him run free like this. He had been looking for an animal shelter to take the dog to for over an hour, but all the city and county shelters were closed because of COVID-19. Then, he remembered a friend telling him about a nonprofit organization called the Bark Avenue Foundation. It wasn’t a shelter but it did health care, and fr...
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FDA grants emergency use authorization for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, distribution to begin within days

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and its partner BioNTech, the New York Times first reported on Friday night, and later supported by The Wall Street Journal. This EUA follows a recommendation by an independent panel of experts commissioned by the FDA to review Pfizer’s application and provide a recommendation, which the panel unanimously supported earlier this week. Following this authorizati...
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ErgoFoam Ergonomic Foot Rest Review

Ergofoam.co ADJUST FOR YOUR MAXIMUM COMFORT – Do you have shorter legs and need a foot rest that’s a bit taller? The Adjustable ErgoFoam lets you add or remove inches to your foot rest for maximum comfort. AVAILABLE IN VELVET OR MESH – ErgoFoam’s ergonomic foot rest is available in either premium velvet or breathable mesh. LIFETIME WARRANTY – ErgoFoam is backed by a limited lifetime warranty. Size: 17.3″ x 11.5″ x 5.9″ The post ErgoFoam Ergonomic Foot Rest Review appeared first on The Ch...
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LAUSD sued over level of in-person instruction for highest-needs students

Two children’s advocacy groups are asking the state’s highest court to compel the Los Angeles Unified School District to provide instruction and other services in person to students who have suffered the greatest learning loss during distance learning. LAUSD should have to provide in-person services to students with disabilities, English learners and others who can’t participate in their education online the same way as most other students, attorneys for the L.A.-based Alliance for Children’s Ri...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Senate, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, California Supreme Court, Legislature, Department of Public Health, Sherman Oaks, Austin Beutner, Romain, Beutner


Can there be hope amid politics? [PODCAST]

“Humans are complex. Humans are multifaceted. Humans are capable of grit and determination. This means that humans are also worthy of hope. If I learned anything from watching this moment in history, I realize that it’s not about being a ‘Democrat’ or a ‘Republican’ it’s about being human. What we do now will echo through […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Covid: Homeless people in Milton Keynes left struggling for shelter

The BBC's Jon Ironmonger met rough sleepers on the streets of Milton Keynes.
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Expansion of telepsychiatry may outlast the COVID-19 pandemic

Once the COVID-19 pandemic is over, a lot of things will go back to normal. We'll stop wearing masks. We'll crowd into restaurants. We'll walk whatever direction we want to down grocery store aisles. But some changes that the pandemic spurred might be here to stay. Among them: the expansion of telepsychiatry.
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Study unlocks some muscle cell secrets

A muscle fiber consists of just one cell, but many nuclei. A team at the MDC led by Professor Carmen Birchmeier has now shown just how varied these nuclei are.
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Scientists get closer to finding the genes for maleness in weeds

Scientists are getting closer to finding the genes for maleness in waterhemp and Palmer amaranth, two of the most troublesome agricultural weeds in the U.S.
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Researchers develop first biohybrid artificial retina with silk fibroin and retinal cells

An international research led by the Complutense University of Madrid has taken a further step to solve the age-related macular degeneration (AMD)-derived blidness problem with the development of the first biohybrid artificial retina built with silk fibroin and retinal cells.
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GMU professor receives $250,000 for Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health

Edward Maibach, Director, Center for Climate Change Communication; Faculty, Communication, received $250,000 from the Kresge Foundation for The Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health.
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Active enzyme needed to unlock full benefits of vitamin A in carrots

Carrots are a good source of beta-carotene, which is a precursor of vitamin A. But to get the full health benefits of this superfood, you need an active enzyme to produce this vitamin.
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Take that, Grinch: Burbank choir, orchestra to livecast a musical wave of holiday cheer on Sunday

The choir that will be shown virtual while the orchestra plays on Sunday in Sun Valley. (Photo courtesy Mary Anderson-Harris) Joe Stone plays with the Village Socially Distant Orchestra during a final rehearsal Thursday night before their free Jingle All the Way performance Sunday afternoon. The group will perform the free concert with a 75+ person virtual choir from 4:30p to 7p at Village Christian School in Sun Valley.(photo by Andy Holzman) Sound The gallery will resume in sec...
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Research provides new insights into Glioblastoma invasiveness

One of the hallmarks of Glioblastoma (GBM), the most aggressive type of brain cancer, is its high invasive capacity, which leads to its expansion into the normal brain tissue.
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Study: Most pregnant patients who tested positive for coronavirus were asymptomatic

The majority of pregnant women who tested positive for COVID-19 on arrival to the delivery room were asymptomatic, according to a paper by Mount Sinai researchers published in PLOS One on Thursday, December 10.
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NATUROPATHIC FERTILITY RECOMMENDATIONS

Get Pregnant Naturally with Recommendations From a Naturopath I found an interesting site hosted by a Naturopathic Doctor which gives his recommendations on conceiving and carrying to term.I can't say his protocol is the same as mine, however there is some overlap. Read more:From the site:Protocol:Systemic Enzymes 3 to 5 tablets 3 times a day in-between meals. Progesta Care Cream one application twice a day 12 hours apart. An added application or two may be needed if levels of progesterone a...
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Study identifies protein as potential therapeutic target for leishmaniasis vaccines

According to the results of research led by the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), one the various strategies deployed by the Leishmania parasite to avoid triggering the human immune system is to activate the SHP-1 protein.
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Some cities struggle with how best to enforce mask rules, as coronavirus worsens

Whether it’s through citation or education, some communities around Southern California are struggling with how to put some enforcement heft behind their efforts to get citizens to abide by orders requiring them to wear masks in public during the coronavirus pandemic. When non-uniformed staff or volunteers are tasked, some have have faced pushback, even threats. But officials have grappled with whether it’s appropriate to devote law enforcement’s time, resource and personnel to the effort. The b...
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WVU, DHHR team up to create new COVID-19 testing laboratory in Morgantown

To address the challenges of COVID-19 testing shortages and lagging turnaround times, West Virginia University and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources have teamed up to create a new testing laboratory at the Health Sciences Center thanks to funding made possible by Gov. Jim Justice.
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Robots can encourage people to take greater risks, research shows

New research has shown robots can encourage people to take greater risks in a simulated gambling scenario than they would if there was nothing to influence their behaviors.
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Vitamin D deficiency could explain why autism spectrum disorder is more common in boys

A deficiency in Vitamin D on the mother's side could explain why Autism spectrum disorder is three times more common in boys, say researchers from The University of Queensland.
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Soft X-ray microscopy with record resolution of 7 nm

Researchers at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), the Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland and other institutions in Paris, Hamburg and Basel, have succeeded in setting a new record in X-ray microscopy.
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Researchers test the protectiveness of consumer-grade and modified masks against COVID-19

Using a custom-built exposure chamber, UNC School of Medicine and EPA scientists tested consumer-grade masks and improvised face coverings to show how effective they can be at protecting individuals from airborne particles of similar size to those carrying SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
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Study uncovers genetic risks of Takayasu arteritis

In a paper published today in the American Journal of Human Genetics, a group of international collaborators led by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine identified new genetic associations that can predict individual susceptibility to a rare inflammatory disease called Takayasu arteritis.
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UCLA researchers identify gene that could help predict cervical cancer treatment response

UCLA researchers have identified a potential diagnostic marker that could help predict how likely someone with cervical cancer is to respond to the standard treatment of chemotherapy and radiation.
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Newsom taps new senior staff amid COVID-19 backlash

By Kathleen Ronayne | The Associated Press California Gov. Gavin Newsom is adding seasoned political operatives after recent departures to his inner circle as he enters the second half of his term amid a difficult stretch of the pandemic and as he tries to overcome recent political stumbles. Newsom on Friday named Dee Dee Myers, a former Warner Bros. executive and White House press secretary, as director of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. She joins Jim DeBoo, a Califo...
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Strong social support associated with fewer mental health problems in young adults

A team of McGill University researchers has found that young adults who perceived higher levels of social support reported fewer mental health problems.
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White House threatens FDA chief’s job over vaccine approval

By Jonathan Lemire, Darlene Superville and Matthew Perrone | The Associated Press White House chief of staff Mark Meadows on Friday pressed Food and Drug Administration chief Stephen Hahn to grant an emergency use authorization for Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine by the end of the day or face possible firing, two administration officials said. The vaccine produced by Pfizer Inc. and its German partner BioNTech won a critical endorsement Thursday from an FDA panel of outside advisers, and signoff fr...
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Healthy gut microbiota contributes to normal brain function, study shows

Depression is a mental disorder that affects more than 264 million people of all ages worldwide. Understanding its mechanisms is vital for the development of effective therapeutic strategies.
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Vape flavorings can harm the heart

The appealing array of fruit and candy flavors that entice millions of young people take up vaping can harm their hearts, a preclinical study by University of South Florida Health (USF Health) researchers found.
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