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Impoverished children exposed to nurturing care have higher IQ scores in adolescence

Preschoolers living in impoverished communities who have access to a nurturing home environment have significantly higher intelligence quotient (IQ) scores in adolescence compared to those raised without nurturing care.
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Study: Prenatal screening in Europe has reduced the number of babies born with Down syndrome

The growth of prenatal screening in Europe has reduced the number of babies being born per year with Down syndrome (DS) by an average of 54%, according to a new study published in the European Journal of Human Genetics by researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital and international Down syndrome organizations.
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Study identifies biomarker gene signature that indicates potential liver toxicity

When agrochemical and pharmaceutical companies develop new products, they must test extensively for potential toxicity before obtaining regulatory approval. This testing usually involves lengthy and expensive animal studies.
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IU researchers receive $2.9 million grant to expand work on subconcussive impacts

Every year, nearly 2.5 million U.S. high school athletes participate in contact sports. Each of these athletes sustains an average of 650 subconcussive head impacts in a single season, hits that can negatively affect brain health.
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Researchers propose strategy to detect and intercept diseases emerging from wildlife

A University of Arkansas biologist is part of a global team of researchers developing a strategy to detect and intercept diseases emerging from wildlife in Africa that could eventually infect humans.
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FDA approves first adjuvant treatment for patients with non-small cell lung cancer

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Tagrisso (osimertinib) as the first adjuvant treatment for patients with non-small cell lung cancer whose tumors have a specific type of genetic mutation.
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Study may help explain how COVID-19 increases stroke risk

A UCLA-led study may help explain how COVID-19 increases the risk for stroke. Scientists made the finding by running fluid spiked with a COVID-19-like protein through a 3D-printed model of the arteries of a patient who had suffered a stroke.
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Telemedicine can help surgical practices to thrive during the pandemic

A new study that records patient volume at Stony Brook Medicine's Bariatric and Metabolic Weight Loss Center reveals that follow-up telehealth visits are highly effective during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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UMSOM researchers find greatest risk factors for death in hospitalized COVID-19 patients

Hospitalized COVID-19 patients have a greater risk of dying if they are men or if they are obese or have complications from diabetes or hypertension, according to a new study conducted by University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers.
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US clears Moderna vaccine for COVID-19, second shot in arsenal

By LAURAN NEERGAARD and MATTHEW PERRONE WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. added a second COVID-19 vaccine to its arsenal Friday, boosting efforts to beat back an outbreak so dire that the nation is regularly recording more than 3,000 deaths a day. Much-needed doses are set to arrive Monday after the Food and Drug Administration authorized an emergency rollout of the vaccine developed by Moderna Inc. and the National Institutes of Health. The move marks the world’s first authorization for Moderna’s shot...
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Zika infection affects fetal retinal development during pregnancy but not after birth

While the SARS-CoV-2 virus has dominated the news this past year, researchers continue to study the health effects of the Zika virus, which has been reported in 86 countries globally.
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Coronavirus NSW: what we know about the source of Sydney's northern beaches Covid cluster

NSW suddenly shifted from a lengthy period of no local transmission to 38 cases. How did it happen?Follow today’s live updatesList of Sydney hotspotsMap: where NSW cases are rising and fallingSydney is in the grip of a new coronavirus outbreak centred on the northern beaches.In the space of 36 hours, New South Wales shifted from a 12-day period free from local transmission to the sudden emergence of dozens of cases. Continue reading...
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Study: Pesticide bans can be a cost-effective intervention for reducing suicide deaths

National bans on highly hazardous pesticides can be a cost-effective and affordable intervention for reducing suicide deaths in countries with a high burden of suicides attributable to pesticides, according to a new study published in The Lancet Global Health today.
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FDA approves first implant system for adults who have above-the-knee amputations

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the Osseoanchored Prostheses for the Rehabilitation of Amputees (OPRA) Implant System, the first implant system marketed in the U.S. for adults who have transfemoral—or above-the-knee—amputations and who have or are anticipated to have rehabilitation problems with, or cannot use, a conventional socket prosthesis.
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Understanding systemic risks from different perspectives

Systemic risks like climate change, cybersecurity and pandemics are characterised by high complexity, uncertainty, ambiguity, and effects beyond the system in which they originate.
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FDA approves first oral drug for treating adult patients with advanced prostate cancer

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Orgovyx (relugolix) for the treatment of adult patients with advanced prostate cancer.
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Pioneering new eye test may predict wet AMD three years before symptoms develop

A pioneering new eye test, developed by scientists at UCL in collaboration with the Western Eye Hospital, London, may predict wet AMD, a leading cause of severe sight loss, three years before symptoms develop.
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Wildfire smoke's microbial content can cause infectious diseases

Wildfire smoke contains microbes, a fact that's often ignored, but one that may have important health repercussions.
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The US just authorized Moderna's coronavirus vaccine, making millions more doses available to help curb the pandemic

Moderna; Samantha Lee/Business Insider US regulators have authorized a second coronavirus vaccine for emergency use.  This two-dose vaccine, developed by the biotech firm Moderna and the US National Institutes of Health, was about 94% effective at preventing COVID-19 in a large clinical trial. Moderna's vaccine is easier to store and transport than Pfizer's COVID-19 shot, which got US clearance a week ago. Moderna plans to deliver 20 million doses in the US by year's end.  The authorizati...
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Daily Crunch: Amy Klobuchar discusses Amazon Halo concerns

We interview the senior senator from Minnesota about fitness trackers, Sony pulls “Cyberpunk 2077” from the PlayStation Store and Indian delivery startup Zomato raises a massive round. This is your Daily Crunch for December 18, 2020. The big story: Amy Klobuchar discusses Amazon Halo concerns Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar recently wrote an open letter to Alex Azar of the Department of Health and Human Services, in which she discussed Amazon’s Halo fitness tracker and expressed concern th...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Hardware, Minnesota, India, Halo, Tech, Walmart, Policy, Sony, Amy Klobuchar, Zomato, Bumble, Squarespace, Ftc, Klobuchar


How to be a transformational, supportive leader during COVID-19 [PODCAST]

“The behavior of managers and supervisors in organizations affects the mental health of their employees. This is especially true during times of uncertainty, such as a global pandemic. Does a leader’s health and well-being change how they lead? Early evidence shows that when leaders are experiencing challenging conditions, they are more likely to become resource […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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FDA authorizes Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, as expected after an independent panel commissioned by the administration recommended its approval earlier this week. This is the second vaccine now authorized for use in the U.S. under EUA, after the Pfizer -BioNTech vaccine was approved last week. Moderna’s vaccine could begin being administered to Americans by “Monday or Tuesday” next week, according to Dr. Anthony Fau...
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Covid hotspots NSW: list of Sydney and regional coronavirus case locations

Here are the current coronavirus hotspots in New South Wales and what to do if you’ve visited themFollow Guardian Australia’s coronavirus live blogAustralia’s Covid restrictions and lockdown rules – state by stateDownload the free Guardian appNew South Wales health authorities have updated a list of hotspots where Covid-positive people have visited while infectious.Those who attended some locations must isolate immediately for 14 days after you were last there, others must monitor for symptoms. ...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, New South Wales, Sydney, South Wales, Coronavirus


Long Covid: 'I used to run, now I can walk 200 metres'

Dr Nathalie MacDermott, 38, explains how Covid-19 has affected her life.
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Bidens to get first COVID vaccine dose on Monday

President-elect Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, will be getting their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine on Monday, From the Associated Press, citing Biden's incoming press secretary, Jen Psaki: Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, will receive their doses the week after next. — Read the rest
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Amazon’s Halo fitness tracker raises privacy concerns for Amy Klobuchar

After reading a review of Amazon’s new fitness tracker, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar penned an open letter. “Recent reports have raised concerns about the Halo’s access to this extensive personal and private health information,” the lawmaker wrote to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar. “Among publicly available consumer health devices, the Halo appears to collect an unprecedented level of personal information.” The senator is far from the first critic to expre...
Tags: Health, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Hardware, Minnesota, Privacy, Halo, US, Tech, Eu, Connecticut, Commission, Amnesty International, Amy Klobuchar, Fitbit


Infodemic to infowar: The circus of disinformation will spin on

More people have died in South Africa from Covid-19 than have been murdered. This hasn’t stopped a misinformation pandemic from trying to misrepresent that realityMore people have died in South Africa from Covid-19 than have been murdered. This hasn’t stopped a misinformation pandemic from trying to misrepresent that reality The post Infodemic to infowar: The circus of disinformation will spin on appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Sweden, Stats, South Africa, Cognitive Bias, Statistics, Pfizer, Conspiracy Theories, Donald Trump, 5g, Far Right, George Soros, Cyril Ramaphosa, Bhekisisa, Moderna, Top Six


The loneliness epidemic of 2020 – Australian politics live podcast

Looking back at the year, Katharine Murphy sits down with Labor MP Andrew Giles and Liberal MP Fiona Martin to discuss Australia’s other epidemic: loneliness. With coronavirus exacerbating the country’s feelings of isolation, which age groups have been hit hardest? How has social media use increased loneliness among young people? And what measures will the government take to solve the problem? Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Labor, Australia, Australia news, Mental Health, Australian politics, Labor party, Liberal party, Liberal, Fiona Martin, Katharine Murphy, Andrew Giles


No more ICU beds at LAC+USC Medical Center, staff seeks ways to expand to meet coronavirus crisis

A nurse in the intensive care unit waits inside a patient’s room for medicine to be brought to her to avoid having to remove her personal protective gear. (Heidi de Marco/California Healthline) Registered nurse Yvonne Yaory puts on her personal protective gear before entering a coronavirus patient’s room. (Heidi de Marco/California Healthline) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center is a 600-bed hospital located in the Boyle Heights neighbo...
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Communication with insurers: a pandemic problem the vaccine won’t fix

During COVID-19, I have developed a special dislike for jazz. The dreaded phone call hold—upbeat music paired with frequent interruptions by a robotic voice assuring me that someone will be with me shortly—has become an all-too-familiar sound. Though customer service lines have experienced increasing automation levels for several decades, their inefficiencies have been set against […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. ...
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