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NSW authorities fear Sydney CBD workers could spread Covid at Christmas

Premier warns state is ‘far from out of the woods’ as nine new cases reported and six infections remain a mysteryNew South Wales health authorities are worried undetected Covid cases among office workers in Sydney’s CBD could spread the virus at Christmas gatherings, as the number of infections linked to the northern beaches cluster grew to 104.The premier, Gladys Berejiklian, pleaded on Thursday with residents to “limit your mobility” over Christmas as she reported nine new community cases from...
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Judge denies Torrance, Long Beach tattoo shops challenge to health order

There will be no tattoos in Torrance and Long Beach in time for Christmas. A federal judge has rejected a legal challenge — led by the owner of a tattoo shop in Old Torrance shuttered under the latest state health orders intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus — that argued such parlors had a First Amendment right to remain open. Tiffany Garcia-Mitchell, owner of Black Raven Tattoo, along with the owners of tattoo shops in Long Beach and Thousand Oaks, had sought a temporary restraining o...
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Researchers discover how shattered chromosomes make cancer cells more aggressive

Cancer is one of the world's greatest health afflictions because, unlike some diseases, it is a moving target, constantly evolving to evade and resist treatment.
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Inclusive and culturally competent care crucial to address health care inequities during a crisis

In a perspective published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine, experts from the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Medicine, Office of Equity and Inclusion and Center for Diversity and Inclusion call for a more inclusive and culturally competent approach to clinical care based on best practices developed during the COVID-19 surge in Massachusetts.
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Nasolaryngoscopy hood effectively reduces aerosol exposures to patients

The COVID-19 pandemic has continued to cause dramatic shifts in the practice of otolaryngology. Even with standard precautions such as physical distancing and wearing personal protective equipment, aerosol-generating procedures such as nasolaryngoscopy (a commonly performed in-office procedure in which a soft, flexible fiber-scope is passed through the nose and into the throat) and intranasal instrumentation were determined to carry a risk of potential transmission if not adequately protected.
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Researchers identify new weapons to battle the rising tide of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

As scientists around the globe wage war against a novel, deadly virus, one University of Colorado Boulder lab is working on new weapons to battle a different microbial threat: a rising tide of antibiotic-resistant bacteria which, if left unchecked, could kill an estimated 10 million people annually by 2050.
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Researchers identify new weapon to battle the rising tide of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

As scientists around the globe wage war against a novel, deadly virus, one University of Colorado Boulder lab is working on new weapons to battle a different microbial threat: a rising tide of antibiotic-resistant bacteria which, if left unchecked, could kill an estimated 10 million people annually by 2050.
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New tool may help monitor serotonin transmission with greater fidelity than current methods

Serotonin is a neurochemical that plays a critical role in the way the brain controls our thoughts and feelings.
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Study reveals how our brains track where we and others go

As COVID cases rise, physically distancing yourself from other people has never been more important. Now a new UCLA study reveals how your brain navigates places and monitors someone else in the same location.
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Research explores the cost-effectiveness of Sweden's national vaccination programs

Immunizing children against chickenpox would save money, but offering shingles vaccinations to all 65-year-olds would not. These are examples of findings in a University of Gothenburg thesis exploring the cost-effectiveness of Sweden's national vaccination programs.
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Study to assess how virtual reality job training program can help adults with traumatic brain injury

Helen Genova, PhD, received a $599,103 grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) for the three-year study, "Using virtual reality to improve job reentry in adults with traumatic brain injury: a randomized controlled trial." Dr. Genova, principal investigator, is assistant director of the Center for Neuropsychology and Neuroscience Research at Kessler Foundation.
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Researcher discovers seven DNA fingerprints that define cancer risk

Lifestyle, or put another way 'bad habits', is one of the textbook explanations for why some people are at higher risk for cancer.
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Australia coronavirus live: NSW records nine new Covid cases as 'Avalon cluster' grows to 104

Gladys Berejiklian urges people to ‘limit mobility’ as new rules kick in for Christmas Eve in Sydney; medical experts says New Year’s Eve fireworks should be cancelled. Follow all the latest news and updates, liveNSW Covid hotspots – list of venues and case locationsBorder restrictions: rules for NSW travellersHealth officials scramble after Qantas crew member tests positive 1.23am GMT Woolworths-branded packets of frozen prawns have been recalled from almost every state less than 24 hours b...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Qantas, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Greg Hunt, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Woolworths


Study examines sex differences in the cause of death after stroke

Women were 39% more likely to die by 1 year after a first stroke. The sex difference was due to advanced age and more severe strokes in women, according to a new study in the Journal of Women's Health.
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Immersive VR can enhance the pain-relieving effectiveness of spinal cord stimulation

For patients receiving spinal cord stimulation (SCS) for chronic pain, integration with an immersive virtual reality (VR) system - allowing patients to see as well as feel the effects of electrical stimulation on a virtual image of their own body - can enhance the pain-relieving effectiveness of SCS, reports a study in PAIN, the official publication of the International Association for the Study of Pain.
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Research demonstrates new mechanisms to control dental procedure spray emissions

Since the onset of COVID-19 the potential risk of dental procedure spray emissions for SARS-CoV-2 transmission has challenged care providers and policy makers alike.
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo says some of Moderna's vaccine vials contain extra doses, just like Pfizer's

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a press conference in September. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state has found additional doses in its vaccine vials from Moderna. The vials, which were thought to hold 10 doses, could hold up to 11. Cuomo's announcement follows similar news about the Pfizer vaccine: Pharmacists found many five-dose vials held six or seven doses. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. New York Gov. Andrew ...
Tags: Health, New York, Science, News, US, Trends, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Andrew Cuomo, Cuomo, Toronto Canada, New York Department of Health, Moderna, Susie Neilson


FDA takes further steps to strengthen REMS program to confront opioid crisis

While our efforts to combat COVID-19 remain at the forefront of our day-to-day activities, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration also continues its work on a number of important public health issues and, in particular, the opioid crisis.
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How to develop a mission-driven personal brand [PODCAST]

“When it comes to social media, embrace a micromedia mindset. That means sharing entertaining, informative content that provides value. Think of yourself as the editor of your newspaper. Newspapers include various content: current events, interviews, information and research, op-eds, and more. Some of these are news-driven — like current events and information and research. Some […] 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 first device to treat patients with walled-off pancreatic necrosis

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized marketing of the EndoRotor System to resect (cut out) and remove necrotic (dead) tissue for patients with walled-off pancreatic necrosis (WOPN), a potentially deadly condition which can occur several weeks after an episode of severe acute pancreatitis, often requiring tissue removal.
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Study uncovers a new paradigm for the role of the thymus in pregnancy

How the immune system adapts to pregnancy has puzzled researchers for decades. An international team of researchers, including scientists from IMBA – Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences – has now discovered that important changes in the thymus occur in order to prevent miscarriages and gestational diabetes.
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Study presents novel gene therapy for deafness

A new study from Tel Aviv University presents an innovative treatment for deafness, based on the delivery of genetic material into the cells of the inner ear.
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Forward genetics used to identify gene linked to autism spectrum disorder

UT Southwestern scientists have adapted a classic research technique called forward genetics to identify new genes involved in autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
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Australia coronavirus live: NSW records nine new Covid cases as 'Avalon cluster' grows to 104 cases

Gladys Berejiklian urges people to ‘limit your mobility’ as new rules kick in for Christmas Eve in Sydney; medical experts says New Year’s Eve fireworks should be cancelled. Follow all the latest news and updates, liveNSW Covid hotspots – list of venues and case locationsBorder restrictions: rules for NSW travellersHealth officials scramble after Qantas crew member tests positiveFollow the global liveblog 12.25am GMT Chant encourages people to limit the size of their gatherings over Christma...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Qantas, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Greg Hunt, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Gladys Berejiklian


Many lighter smokers can be addicted to cigarettes

Even people who consider themselves to be casual cigarette smokers may be addicted, according to current diagnostic criteria.
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Health disparities in cancer and COVID-19 are caused by similar factors

Income level, employment, housing location, medical insurance, education, tobacco and alcohol use, diet and obesity, access to medical care. These are some of the factors causing worse cancer outcomes in people who are Black.
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Sydney Christmas restrictions: how many guests are allowed under Covid rules?

NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced ‘modest changes’ for 24, 25 and 26 DecemberNSW Covid hotspots – list of venues and case locationsBorder restrictions: rules for NSW travellersFollow the live blogAs Sydney battles a Covid-19 outbreak on the northern beaches, the New South Wales premier, Gladys Berejiklian, has announced “modest changes” for residents during the Christmas period.If you live in Sydney, here are the rules for household gatherings for the next few days. Continue reading.....
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New study evaluates how different face masks affect the acoustics of speech

Researcher Ryan Corey recently heard from a friend who teaches at a school where some of the students have hearing loss.
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A year of the pandemic, in 26 photos

A man looks out of the window of his home during the coronavirus pandemic. Deliris/Shutterstock It's been almost a year since the Chinese government first notified the World Health Organization about the novel coronavirus. Since then, more than 78 million people have contracted COVID-19, and more than 1.7 million have died. Here are some of the most striking photos of the pandemic's impact so far. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Almost a year ago, on December 31, 2019, ...
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CHIROPRACTIC FOR FERTILITY

Chiropractic and Infertility Guest Post By Robert C DavisMany different clinical case studies have emphasized the advantages and wonderful results of chiropractic therapy for patients who were unproductive in their effort to bear children. Although chiropractic care is not a direct treatment for infertility, it can contribute to enhanced homeostasis and physiological adjustment therefore allowing the body to have a better level of health as a result.In three consecutive issues of the peer-...
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