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Australia news live: NSW records five new cases with restrictions tightened for Sydney New Year’s Eve

NSW premier says all new cases are on the northern beaches and associated with the Avalon cluster. Follow all the latest news and updates, liveCovid hotspots NSWAustralia border restrictionsFollow our global live blog 2.24am GMT Sarah Scully, of the Bureau of Meterology, says the wild weather that hit Melbourne and parts of Victoria last night is now moving its up the east coast. It means today there could be “severe thunderstorms across northern New South Wales and also for the interior of ...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Melbourne, Greg Hunt, Australia Weather, NSW, Gladys Berejiklian, Northern Queensland, Coronavirus, Sarah Scully, Bureau of Meterology


Sydney New Year's Eve restrictions tightened as five new cases reported

Frontline workers won’t be VIP guests for fireworks as northern beaches cluster growsPlans to allow about 5,000 frontline workers to watch Sydney’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display from the foreshore have been scrapped as the New South Wales government tries to contain the northern beaches coronavirus outbreak. The state premier, Gladys Berejiklian, announced the restrictions for 31 December on Monday as the Avalon cluster grew to 126, with five more locally acquired cases recorded. Continue rea...
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13,580 new coronavirus cases logged in LA County; hospitalizations keep climbing

Registered nurse Leslie Clark discards her protective gloves after collecting a nasal swab sample from a woman at a COVID-19 testing site in Los Angeles, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020. Hospitals in central and Southern California are quickly running out of intensive care unit beds for coronavirus patients and state officials are poised to extend the strictest stay-at-home orders there as conditions worsen before the post-holiday surge hits. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Administrative worker Leslie Castillo...
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Food allergies are not funny [PODCAST]

“If we do not raise objections to this kind of comedy, we are teaching those around us that food allergies can be funny. It is no that surprise that data indicates kids and adults are anxious, embarrassed, and bullied due to food allergies. When we make light of anaphylaxis, we perpetuate the misleading stigma regarding […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Coronavirus live news: British tourists flee Swiss ski resort quarantine; inoculation in EU begins – as it happened

Latest updates: first vaccine doses administered across Europe; Germany rollout delayed after potential irregularities in cooling of Pfizer shotPutin to receive Russia-made Sputnik V vaccine against Covid Anger over late start to Europe vaccine rollout UK scientists call for nationwide lockdown after spread of variantSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.33am GMT That’s the end of our global coronavirus blog for today. Please follow developments in Australia here: Related: Australia news li...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Russia, Eu, UK News, World news, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Gladys Berejiklian, Coronavirus


Australia news live: NSW records five new cases as Gladys Berejiklian gives update on New Year’s Eve celebrations

NSW premier says all new cases are on the northern beaches and associated with the Avalon cluster. Follow all the latest news and updates, liveCovid hotspots NSWAustralia border restrictionsFollow our global live blog 12.24am GMT New year's eve restrictions for the northern beaches, greater Sydney and NSW @GuardianAus pic.twitter.com/DFHZXCiD1A 12.22am GMT It hasn’t yet been mentioned at this press conference, but a man in his 70s died earlier this week from respiratory complications fol...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Australia Weather, NSW, Gladys Berejiklian, NSW Health, Coronavirus


Covid-19: China's painful year fighting the coronavirus

From fear to freedom, we trace China's tumultuous year battling the coronavirus.
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Australia news live: race on to solve Sydney's mystery Covid cases; NSW police fine North Bondi partygoers

Contract tracers work to find source of five coronavirus cases as more hotspots named outside northern beaches. Follow all the latest news and updates, liveFollow our global live blog 9.18pm GMT The EU has officially launched its programme of mass vaccination against Covid-19, with the goal of making shots available to all its adult population by the end of 2021. Related: 8.58pm GMT It remains one of the most dramatically successful outcomes in the battle against Covid-19. A cheap t...
Tags: Health, Australia, Eu, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Australia Weather, North Bondi, Robin McKie, Gladys Berejiklian, Coronavirus, COVID


Experiencing opposite-sex body in VR causes gender identity shifts

Scientists find that experiencing an opposite-sex body can affect a person's gender identity.A new study utilized virtual reality to get subjects to feel like they had a stranger's body.The researchers found that people's sense of their own gender became more balanced after the experiments. Is associating with a certain gender more of a flexible sense than hardwired biological fact? A new study shows that people who were put under the illusion of having an opposite-sex body developed a more equ...
Tags: Psychology, Gender, Sweden, Sex, Computers, Brain, Transgender, Innovation, Virtual Reality, Mind, Karolinska Institutet, Implicit Association Test IAT, Pawel Tacikowski


Getting opposite-sex body in VR study caused gender identity shifts

Scientists find that experiencing an opposite-sex body can affect a person's gender identity.A new study utilized virtual reality to get subjects to feel like they had a stranger's body.The researchers found that people's sense of their own gender became more balanced after the experiments. Is associating with a certain gender more of a flexible sense than hardwired biological fact? A new study shows that people who were put under the illusion of having an opposite-sex body developed a more equ...
Tags: Psychology, Gender, Sweden, Sex, Computers, Brain, Transgender, Innovation, Virtual Reality, Mind, Karolinska Institute, Implicit Association Test IAT, Pawel Tacikowski


Pros and cons of 457(b) plans: What physicians need to know

There’s not a perfect financial planning vehicle in existence. Salary deferral plans, like many retirement plans and 457 plans, carry pros and cons. Many hospital systems have a combination of 401(k), 403(b), and 457 plans. The 401(k) is often designed for the employees who make under a certain amount, say less than $150,000 or so. […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Coronavirus live news: British tourists flee Swiss ski resort quarantine; inoculation in EU begins

Latest updates: first vaccine doses administered across Europe; Germany rollout delayed after potential irregularities in cooling of Pfizer shotPutin to receive Russia-made Sputnik V vaccine against Covid Anger over late start to Europe vaccine rollout UK scientists call for nationwide lockdown after spread of variantSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.01pm GMT Lebanon will get its first delivery of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine in February, its health ministry has said.“Lebanon wil...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, France, Germany, Russia, Eu, UK News, World news, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Lebanon, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: inoculation in EU begins but cold-chain concerns delay Covid vaccine in Germany

Latest updates: first vaccine doses administered across Europe; Germany rollout delayed after potential irregularities in cooling of Pfizer shotPutin to receive Russia-made Sputnik V vaccine against Covid Anger over late start to Europe vaccine rollout UK scientists call for nationwide lockdown after spread of variantSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.22pm GMT Police in Manchester said officers issued two £1,000 finesand arrested a man today after around 100 people were found gathering in em...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, Greece, Germany, Russia, Eu, UK News, World news, Infectious Diseases, Manchester, North West, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Kyriakos Mitsotakis


Getting a second opinion can save lives. It is time we make Miranda rights for patients.

The Lebanese-born former American oncologist Farid Fata committed one of the most malicious acts of greed by a medical professional in recorded history. Fata spent six years telling otherwise healthy people that they had cancer and needed immediate chemotherapy. He then fraudulently billed over $34 million in charges to Medicare and private insurance companies. Fata […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Medicare, FATA, Primary Care, Physician, PA NP, CRNA, Farid Fata


Goodbye 2020 Hello 2021

What are people still reading now that I’m not publishing much anymore? Well, quite a lot really. I’m glad to know this site remains a resource. Below are the top ten posts of the year. There is only one new post and that wasn’t written by the main author of this site. The posts that... Continue Reading →
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Dear doctor: Please be gentle on yourself. Our recovery is still ahead.

For you, the story is quite different. Away from the anxieties of the news, you were there, in the front row. You saw it all. You heard about it in January, and somehow it was impossible to fathom the horror that was to come. You agonized about the misses; vitals flashed in your dreams. You […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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COVID, BLM, Kobe, fires and more: Pixels from 2020, by staff photographer David Crane

Back in January I visited my friends’ house and noticed he had a huge box of 500 surgeon’s masks in his entry hallway which had just been delivered by Amazon. I thought it was a strange purchase as he is not a doctor or works in the medical field, and in fact, has been retired for a few years. He went on to tell me about a virus in China and he thought it might spread to other countries so he figured he should order some masks just in case and asked if I would like some. At the time, I told him ...
Tags: Health, Amazon, South Korea, Business, Elections, News, Education, Government, China, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Tokyo, San Jose, Local News


I'm a consultant in infectious diseases. 'Long Covid' is anything but a mild illness | Joanna Herman

Nine months on from the virus, I am seriously debilitated. This is how the new NHS clinics need to help thousands of usWith the excitement of the Covid vaccine’s arrival, it may be easy to forget and ignore those of us with “long Covid”, who are struggling to reclaim our previous, pre-viral lives and continue to live with debilitating symptoms. Even when the NHS has managed the herculean task of vaccinating the nation, Covid-19 and the new mutant variants of the virus will continue to circulate,...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, London, Biology, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Microbiology, Office For National Statistics, King 's College, Coronavirus, COVID, Long Covid, Joanna Herman


If you don’t see the light, become the light yourself

This year has been the blackest of nights for so many of our friends and neighbors. Daily, I still see the ravages of depression, made worse by the pandemic. It will be some time until we understand the repercussions of postponed cancer screenings. Even simple blood tests have become a perilous journey to the outside […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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The top 10 most popular Cool Mom Picks posts of 2020

Every year, we love to share our 10 most popular Cool Mom Picks posts. No surprise, there’s lots of posts about Covid-19, but there are a surprises too. If you’re new to our site, welcome! You’ll definitely want to check out these posts to get a feel for who we are and what we do […]
Tags: Health, Shopping, Board Games, Easter, Beauty Products, Shampoo, Graduation Gifts, Birthday Parties, Books For Kids, Cool Mom Picks, Homeschooling Tools, Editors Best of the Year, Covid-19-and-quarantine


The breakthrough medicines that could change the course of Covid

Dexamethasone demonstrates power of large-scale, randomised trials in finding effective medicinesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt remains one of the most dramatically successful outcomes in the battle against Covid-19. A cheap treatment for inflammation was found to save lives of seriously ill patients while a trio of much-touted therapies were shown to have no effect.It is now estimated that the discovery of the effectiveness of the drug dexamethasone has saved aro...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Biology, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus, Martin Landray


Coronavirus live news: inoculation in EU begins as UK set to approve second Covid vaccine

Latest updates: millions of Europeans due to get inoculated today; Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine is set for approval in the UK this weekUK scientists call for nationwide lockdown after spread of variantSpain, Sweden and Canada report cases of UK Covid variantAstraZeneca chief believes Covid vaccine will work on variant strainBreakthough medicines that could change the course of Covid 8.23am GMT Cases of the new variant strain first detected in the UK have been confirmed across Europe including ...
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The breakthough medicines that could change the course of Covid

Dexamethasone demonstrates power of large-scale, randomised trials in finding effective medicinesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt remains one of the most dramatically successful outcomes in the battle against Covid-19. A cheap treatment for inflammation was found to save lives of seriously ill patients while a trio of much-touted therapies were shown to have no effect.It is now estimated that the discovery of the effectiveness of the drug dexamethasone has saved aro...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Biology, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus, Martin Landray


Cramped housing has helped fuel spread of Covid in England – study

Overcrowding, which makes it harder to self-isolate, may have increased death rate in poorer areasOvercrowded housing has helped to spread Covid-19 in England and may have increased the number of deaths, according to research by the Health Foundation.People living in cramped conditions have been more exposed to the coronavirus and were less able to reduce their risk of infection because their homes were so small, the thinktank found. Overcrowding was a key reason why poorer people and those from...
Tags: Health, England, Housing, Society, UK News, Inequality, Coronavirus, COVID, Health Foundation People


Covid poses 'greatest threat to mental health since second world war'

UK’s leading psychiatrist predicts impact will be felt for years after pandemic endsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe coronavirus crisis poses the greatest threat to mental health since the second world war, with the impact to be felt for years after the virus has been brought under control, the country’s leading psychiatrist has said.Dr Adrian James, the president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, said a combination of the disease, its social consequences and ...
Tags: Health, UK, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Psychiatry, Royal College of Psychiatrists, Adrian James, Coronavirus


Six cases linked to Avalon coronavirus cluster and one under investigation – as it happened

Seventh case lives on northern beaches with source under investigation, as Avalon cluster grows to 122. This blog is now closedReport: authorities chase ‘missing links’ as cluster growsGreater Sydney to revert to pre-Christmas restrictionsGlobal report: AstraZeneca chief believes vaccine will work on new strainCovid hotspots NSW: Sydney and regional locations 6.49am GMT And with that comes the end of today’s blog. Here’s what happened today: 6.49am GMT Western Australia has reported two ...
Tags: Health, Australia news, New South Wales, Sydney, Astrazeneca, Western Australia, WA, Gladys Berejiklian, Coronavirus


Science challenges dogma and upends previously held beliefs in its quest for truth

Like most modern marriages with spouses in the same profession, ours is one based on an exquisite balance of willful one-upmanship and reluctant admiration. A pandemic with two physicians in critical care medicine, albeit in different disciplines, serves as ample cause for a seismic shift in that equilibrium. In January, while the balance was still […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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