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Harvard Medical professor wins Berggruen Prize for transforming perception of infectious diseases

Paul Farmer, the Kolokotrones University Professor and chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine in the Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School, was selected as the winner of the 2020 Berggruen Prize for Philosophy and Culture.
Tags: Health, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Medical, Paul Farmer, Blavatnik Institute, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Kolokotrones University


FDA grants EUA for new COVID-19 viral antigen test

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization (EUA) today for an innovative COVID-19 viral antigen test developed with support from the National Institutes of Health's Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) Initiative.
Tags: Health, Fda, U S Food and Drug Administration, EUA


Coronavirus Australia live: NSW records six local Covid cases as Queensland and South Australia consider border restrictions

State breaks 12-day streak of no local transmission after Sydney airport driver tests positive and five cases emerge on the northern beaches. Follow latest updatesNSW coronavirus hotspots: list of Sydney and regional Covid case locationsNew Zealand: Ardern unveils Covid vaccine deals as economy reboundsFollow our global coronavirus live blog 4.25am GMT AAP is reporting that anti-Adani activists have staged sit-ins at two Queensland bank branches over the Indian miner’s controversial coal pro...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Brisbane, Victorian politics, Victoria, Melbourne, South Australia, Western Australia, Australian economy


PrEP prescription can make a positive difference in women who inject drugs

When taken daily, pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a highly effective way to prevent HIV transmission, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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New study to evaluate health outcomes of SARS-CoV-2 infection in children

An observational study has launched to evaluate the short- and long-term health outcomes of SARS-CoV-2 infection in children, including multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), and to characterize the immunologic pathways associated with different disease presentations and outcomes. SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes COVID-19.
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Scientists demonstrate a promising strategy for treating lymphomas

Scientists at Scripps Research have demonstrated a promising new strategy for treating lymphomas, a group of cancers that begin in infection-fighting cells of the immune system called lymphocytes.
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Oral hormone therapy significantly alters the metabolome of postmenopausal women

Groundbreaking research led by a team of scientists including a University of Massachusetts Amherst biostatistician shows that oral hormone therapy (HT) significantly alters the metabolome of postmenopausal women.
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Cancer Council warns against using aerosol sunscreens

Study finds it takes at least a minute to apply recommended amount for protection and that spraying could dilute product’s effectiveness The Cancer Council has warned against the use of aerosol sunscreens after a study by the Queensland University of Technology found the products were diluted and took a minute of spraying to dispense enough sunscreen for full body coverage.Heather Walker, the head of SunSmart at the Cancer Council Victoria, which funded the study, said the problem was not in the...
Tags: Health, Cancer, Australia news, Queensland University of Technology, Cancer Council, Cancer Council Victoria, Heather Walker


Coronavirus Australia live: NSW records six local Covid cases and Queensland considers border restrictions

State breaks 12-day streak of no local transmission after Sydney airport driver test positive and five cases emerge on the northern beaches. Follow latest updatesFollow our global coronavirus live blog 2.26am GMT One of the people who tested positive today was a man in his 60s who lives in Frenchs Forest on the southern end of the northern beaches peninsula. The man, who is now isolating, had been working in a band called Nothing Too Serious (not joking) that performed at Avalon RSL on 11 De...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Brisbane, Victorian politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Western Australia, Australian economy, Australia Weather


Innovation Partners Institute and MavenSphere launch personal engagement app for organizations

Amid rapidly rising cases of COVID-19 in Indiana, the Innovation Partners Institute (IPI) at Purdue University and MavenSphere today launched a personal engagement app designed to give organizations a simple tool to help people monitor their COVID symptoms, track test results, and connect to important support tools and resources.
Tags: Health, Indiana, Purdue University, Innovation Partners Institute, Innovation Partners Institute IPI


NET study: New theranostic approach effective in reducing tumor volume and extending lifespan

A pair of copper radionuclides that target the somatostatin receptor overexpressed in neuroendocrine tumors has proven successful in identifying tumors and improving survival.
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Ignoring CDC recommendations enhances fear and anger among employees

Companies worldwide are facing unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, from modifying operations to keeping employees safe and informed. But not all businesses have followed the recommended safety protocols set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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A new approach to identify genomic regions in our brain that contribute to make us human

With only 1% difference, the human and chimpanzee protein-coding genomes are remarkably similar.
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University reopenings appear to have triggered local COVID-19 cases

Researchers in the United States have conducted an analysis suggesting that students returning to university campuses this fall (2020) may have increased the number of new cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) within surrounding areas.
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Coronavirus Australia live: Queensland considers border restrictions as NSW records five local Covid cases

State breaks 12-day streak of no local transmission after Sydney airport driver test positive and four mystery cases emerge in the northern beaches. Follow latest updatesFollow our global coronavirus live blog 1.31am GMT An update on the refugees detained at the Mantra Hotel in Prestons: it is now understood that police will be moving them to the Park Royal hotel in Carlton. Police present at the Park Royal hotel in Carlton where’s it’s believed detainees have been moved. This is believed to...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Brisbane, Victorian politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Western Australia, Carlton, Australian economy


SwRI is developing machine vision tool to improve military medical training

Southwest Research Institute is developing a machine vision tool to help the U.S. Department of Defense assess the biomechanical movements of military medical personnel during training exercises.
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Potency of neutralizing antibodies predicts COVID-19 severity and survival

Understanding the body's immune response to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is key to developing effective treatments and long-lasting vaccines.
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Penn State engineers find link between nitric oxide expressing neurons and arterial dilation

Neurons control blood flow in tiny vessels in the brain, but researchers know little about this relationship.
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Contact tracing significantly impacts progression of COVID-19 pandemic, say researchers

Researchers in the UK and the United States have conducted a study demonstrating the significant impact that contact tracing has on the evolution of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
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Trump Administration Cuts Healthcare Funds To California Over Abortions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP/CBS13) — The Trump administration said Wednesday it was cutting $200 million in federal healthcare funding to California because the state requires insurance providers to cover abortions. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said it will withhold the funding from Medicaid in the new fiscal quarter starting in January and “if the state does not come into compliance” the department will cut an additional $200 million per fiscal quarter. Earlier this year the administr...
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New guideline offers recommendations to use behavioral, psychological therapies for insomnia

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has published a new clinical practice guideline establishing recommendations for the use of behavioral and psychological treatments for chronic insomnia disorder in adults.
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Clemson grad student focuses on studying how genes interact in a normal brain

You must first understand how something works normally before you can figure out why it's broken.
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What does colon cancer screening have to do with self-driving cars? [PODCAST]

“We can clearly see that exponential technologies are disrupting cars and phones. So why wouldn’t these technologies find their way into health care and gastroenterology? What do stool tests have to do with self-driving cars? We’ll soon find out. But let’s first go back to the discussion we had earlier on the shift to digital. […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Podcast, Gastroenterology, PA NP, Oncology/Hematology, CRNA


New screening platform can be used to discover more effective drugs for type 1 diabetes

With nearly 2 million Americans battling type 1 diabetes, it is no surprise that clinical therapies for the disease are constantly evolving and improving.
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Study highlights disparity in outcomes after cardiac surgery between private and NHS payers

A new study has revealed paying patients are 20 per cent less likely to die or develop major complications, such as reintervention or stroke, after cardiac surgery than NHS patients - findings researchers say cannot be explained by socioeconomic factors alone.
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Study pinpoints predictors of timely enrollment in therapy for opioid use disorder

For people living with opioid use disorder, the path to treatment is not always clear-cut. Sometimes, there's no path at all.
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Lipid mediators can enhance regeneration of inflamed periodontal tissue

Maresin and resolvin, produced by the body from omega-3 fatty acids, can help repair tissue damaged by periodontal disease.
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Researchers recommend tips for children to stay safer while sledding

Sledding is a popular winter activity in communities across the country, but it may not be as risk-free as many people think.
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Bibliosan and Frontiers sign first Open Access Framework in Italy for Biomedical Institutions

The first National Open Access Framework in Italy for Biomedical Institutions has today been signed by the Italian consortium of Biomedical Research Libraries - Bibliosan - and the leading open access publisher, Frontiers.
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Mother's diet while breastfeeding can shape the profile of human milk oligosaccharides

Research has shown that human milk is the optimal nutrition source for neonates and infants. It confers protection against both immediately life-threatening infant diseases such as necrotizing enterocolitis, as well as later onset diseases in adults, like obesity, diabetes and inflammatory bowel disease.
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