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Healthcare workers can develop severe mental health problems after COVID-19

Researchers at the University of Ottawa have found the mental health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have particularly impacted healthcare professionals and their sleep, putting these frontline workers at risk of severe future mental health problems.
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Study: Over 142 million people aged 60 years are unable to meet their basic daily needs

At least 14% of all people aged 60 years and over ̶- more than 142 million people ̶- are currently unable to meet all their basic daily needs according to the Baseline report for the Decade of Healthy Ageing, released by the World Health Organization today.
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Vi-DT typhoid conjugate vaccine met primary endpoints in phase III study

Vi-DT typhoid conjugate vaccine, developed jointly by the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) and SK bioscience, has met the primary endpoints in a phase III study in Nepal.
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Research examines processes of lung scarring and chronic rejection of organ after transplantation

Two new papers examine the processes of lung scarring and chronic rejection of the organ after transplantation, and potential therapies to stop the graft, or transplanted organ and its tissue, from failing.
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'Don't go to Sydney': Victoria issues warning after Covid outbreak grows – video

Victoria’s health minister, Martin Foley, has advised against travel to and from Sydney as the New South Wales government grapples with a rapidly evolving Covid-19 outbreak. Foley says the growing cluster on Sydney’s northern beaches means Victorians should not be going there and face risks if they try to get home. ‘Don’t come from Sydney if you’re planning to come to Melbourne,’ he says. ‘Don’t go to Sydney if you’re planning to go to Sydney. It won’t be a holiday. It won’t be a Christmas.’Coro...
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Research shows that people affected with COVID-19 suffer from cognitive effects

More and more evidence is coming out that people with COVID-19 are suffering from cognitive effects, such as brain fog and fatigue.
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Study shows infant circumcision has delayed psychological complications

Undergoing circumcision as an infant has delayed psychological complications. This is shown by an international study led by researchers from Aarhus University.
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Researchers are developing new criteria for clinical research of antiphospholipid syndrome

An international team of more than 80 collaborators led by Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) investigators is developing new classification criteria for clinical research of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), a life-threatening autoimmune clotting disorder.
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Study: Specific class of drugs can be repurposed to treat genetic diseases

Researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago have published a study showing a promising approach to using drug repurposing to treat genetic diseases.
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Garcetti, his family quarantined after his 9-year-old daughter tests positive for COVID-19

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said on Thursday, Dec. 17, that his 9-year-old daughter recently tested positive for COVID-19, and that his family will be undergoing quarantine. “On Monday, while I was at work, my wife called to let us know that our beloved daughter, Maya … wasn’t feeling very well,” Garcetti said. “And after she came down with a fever, we had her tested for COVID-19, and her results came back positive.” Garcetti announced the news during a briefing, livecast from his official r...
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Antifungal drug improves key biomarkers in the noses of patients with cystic fibrosis

A drug widely used to treat fungal infections improved key biomarkers in lung tissue cultures as well as in the noses of patients with cystic fibrosis, a clinical study by researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and the University of Iowa found.
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Salk scientists develop computational model showing how the brain maintains short-term memories

If you've ever forgotten something mere seconds after it was at the forefront of your mind--the name of a dish you were about to order at a restaurant, for instance--then you know how important working memory is.
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RunEASI's wearable can help runners avoid and recover from injuries

Being able to exercise without pain or injury: it's every athlete's dream as well as the goal of RunEASI, a new spin-off of KU Leuven.
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Regulating fas protein may be a route to prevent cancer relapse after immunotherapy

Mount Sinai researchers have solved one of the enduring mysteries of cancer immunotherapy: Why does it completely eliminate tumors in many patients, even when not all the cells in those tumors have the molecular target that the therapy is aimed at?
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Discovery of protein function could be important for future chemotherapy treatment

Chemotherapy attacks all cells in our body and not just cancer cells, which is why patients undergoing the treatment often experience side effects such as physical weakness, hair loss and nausea.
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Study uncovers a new means of neuronal communication in the brain

An international research group has discovered in the human brain a new functional coupling mechanism between neurons, which may serve as a communication channel between brain regions.
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New toolkit aims to maximize high-quality collection of thrombosis data in COVID-19 clinical studies

The ASH Research Collaborative and the International Society of Haemostasis and Thrombosis, two organizations with multidisciplinary expertise in blood clotting and bleeding disorders, have developed a toolkit to help clinical researchers from across medical disciplines design clinical trials that further the understanding of blood clotting events associated with COVID-19.
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Scientists develop an enhanced version of phototoxic protein

Scientists from Skoltech, the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of RAS, and the London Institute of Medical Sciences (LMS) have developed an enhanced version of SuperNova, a genetically encoded phototoxic synthesizer, that helps control intracellular processes by light exposure.
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What it’s like to be pregnant in a pandemic [PODCAST]

“What has kept me comprised during this entire time has been the realization that this whole situation is not normal. It’s not normal for me; it’s not normal for millions of other people. This is not how pregnancy is supposed to go. This is a pandemic and an uncertain time for everyone. Many of us […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Supercomputer simulations lead to an important viral inhibitor discovery

University of New Hampshire researchers recently used Comet at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at UC San Diego and Stampede2 at the Texas Advanced Computing Center to identify new inhibitor binding/unbinding pathways in an RNA-based virus.
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Temple researchers receive new grant to address racial disparities in lung cancer care

The path to cancer care is rarely straight-forward. But for Black men and women in particular, it is cluttered with obstacles, some of which are systemic - arising from policies, procedures, or practices that contribute to inequalities in care or that completely block access to critical services.
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MFCR awards new grants to support an emerging approach to cancer therapeutics

The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research has awarded five new grants in support of an important, emerging approach to cancer therapeutics.
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A protein may be responsible for triggering lung scarring in scleroderma patients

Systemic sclerosis is an autoimmune disease associated with inflammation and fibrosis, or scarring, that affects organs including the skin, heart, kidney and lungs.
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Continued vigilance is required in England following exit from second lockdown

Researchers in the UK have presented data from the latest in a series of community surveys assessing the prevalence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in England.
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Intensive childhood intervention program could help reduce 'deaths of despair'

Mortality rates among young adults are rising in the U.S. due in part to "deaths of despair" -- preventable deaths from suicide, drug overdoses and alcohol-related liver disease.
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A machine-learning model created to calculate COVID-19 health outcomes

University of California, Irvine health sciences researchers have created a machine-learning model to predict the probability that a COVID-19 patient will need a ventilator or ICU care. The tool is free and available online for any healthcare organization to use.
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New prognostic tool predicts the need for ICU among COVID-19 patients

Researchers in the UK have developed a prognostic tool that accurately predicts whether patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) – the agent causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) – will require admission to the intensive care unit (ICU), die, or survive without escalation to ICU.
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Fish oil supplements not associated with increases in bad cholesterol

The Fatty Acid Research Institute has published a new research paper in conjunction with The Cooper Institute on the omega-3s EPA and DHA in fish oil and low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C).
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Study highlights how the sex differences in COVID-19 are linked to ACE2 protein

Female COVID-19 patients face less severe disease complications and a lower risk of dying than male patients thanks to hormones and chromosomes that contribute to a stronger immune response, according to new research from a University of Alberta-led team.
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New technology tested for removing, destroying hazardous chemicals from soil and groundwater

University of Rhode Island hydrogeologist Thomas Boving and colleagues at EnChem Engineering Inc. are testing a proprietary new technology for quickly removing and destroying hazardous chemical compounds from soil and groundwater.
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