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Australia news live: country's first case of South African Covid-19 variant detected in Queensland, as NSW records three new infections

Variant identified in returned traveller in hotel quarantine; three shops in Sydney CBD and two supermarkets in eastern suburbs visited by people who tested positive. Follow the latest updates, live NSW records three new coronavirus casesSydney New Year’s Eve restrictions explainerCovid hotspots NSWAustralia border restrictionsFollow our global coronavirus live blog 3.25am GMT There are many considerations we will all have to make this New Years Eve, and it seems the weather will not be maki...
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Tencent backs Chinese healthcare portal DXY in $500M round

DXY, a 20-year-old online healthcare community for Chinese consumers and healthcare organizations like Pfizer, announced this week that it has raised $500 million in a new round led by private equity firm Trustbridge Partners. Existing backer Tencent and Hillhouse Capital also participated in the round, which lifted the firm’s total funding to over $660 million to date. DXY’s earlier investors include Xiaomi founder Lei Jun’s Shunwei Capital, Legend Capital and DCM. The company started out as a ...
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Three Covid cases outside northern beaches keep Sydney on high alert

Cases in Wollongong, the inner west and north of Sydney yet to be linked to Avalon cluster, chief health officer saysNew South Wales has recorded three locally acquired cases of Covid-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm on Monday, but the chief health officer has warned additional cases were recorded overnight outside the Avalon cluster.While the three cases identified on Monday were all in people already in isolation on the northern beaches, Dr Kerry Chant said she had been alerted to three more cases by...
Tags: Health, Australia news, New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales politics, South Wales, Wollongong, Gladys Berejiklian, Coronavirus, Kerry Chant, COVID


Scientists trace genetic roots of Chiari 1 malformation

About one in 100 children has a common brain disorder called Chiari 1 malformation, but most of the time such children grow up normally and no one suspects a problem.
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Nearly 500 COVID deaths in L.A. County over holiday weekend if new fatality numbers are confirmed

Nearly 500 people in Los Angeles County died of COVID-19 over the long holiday weekend if the latest reports of coronavirus-related fatalities are confirmed — a development that would also bring the total number of COVID-related deaths since the start of the pandemic to just under 10,000, county public health officials said Monday, Dec. 28. Adding to that grim news was the fact that 6,914 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized in L.A. County on Monday, another record for daily hospitalizations, acc...
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Gut cells alert the body to danger during parasite invasion

To effectively combat an infection, the body first has to sense it's been invaded, then the affected tissue must send out signals to corral resources to fight the intruder.
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FDA approves first generic glucagon for injection to treat severe hypoglycemia

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first generic of glucagon for injection USP, 1 mg/vial packaged in an emergency kit, for the treatment of severe hypoglycemia (very low blood sugar), which may occur in patients with diabetes mellitus.
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Neurologists say there is no medical justification for neck restraints in policing

Some police departments in the United States continue to teach officers that neck restraints are a safe method for controlling agitated or aggressive people, but that's a dangerous myth, according to a Viewpoint written by three neurologists at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in JAMA Neurology.
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State teams to assist Lancaster’s Antelope Valley Hospital, under severe strain from coronavirus

Its main hospital strapped for staff amid the worsening pandemic, Antelope Valley Hospital received a team of nurses, emergency medical technicians and respiratory doctors on Monday, Dec. 28, Lancaster officials said. The support came through the California Emergency Services Authority, according to the city. As cases rise to an unprecedented surge in Los Angeles County, Antelope Valley faces increasing strain as healthcare workers on the frontline of battling the virus have themselves fallen il...
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Researchers discover how chromosomal instability allows cancer cells to avoid immune defenses

Cancer cells are known for spreading genetic chaos. As cancer cells divide, DNA segments and even whole chromosomes can be duplicated, mutated, or lost altogether. This is called chromosomal instability, and scientists at Memorial Sloan Kettering have learned that it is associated with cancer's aggressiveness.
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Australia news live: NSW records three new Covid-19 cases and other infections detected outside Sydney northern beaches

Gladys Berejiklian gives coronavirus update; three shops in Sydney’s CBD and two supermarkets in eastern suburbs were visited by people who have tested positive. Follow all the latest news and updates, liveSydney New Year’s Eve restrictions explainerCovid hotspots NSWAustralia border restrictionsFollow our global coronavirus live blog 12.31am GMT Gladys Berejiklian believes Cricket Australia should consider moving Brisbane’s cricket test, as opposed to moving Sydney’s test, if the Queensland...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Brisbane, Victoria, Cricket Australia, NSW, Gladys Berejiklian, Coronavirus


Scientists identify distinct sub-types of angiosarcomas to allow for targeted treatment

A new study led by clinician-scientists from the National Cancer Centre Singapore, with collaborators from research institutions worldwide, has found that angiosarcomas have unique genomic and immune profiles which allow them to be classified into three different subtypes.
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Phase 3 trial of Novavax COVID-19 vaccine candidate begins enrolling volunteers

The Phase 3 trial of another investigational coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine has begun enrolling adult volunteers.
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In fast-moving pandemic, health officials try to change minds at warp speed

Nine months into the pandemic that has killed more than 320,000 people in the U.S., Kim Larson is still trying to convince others in her northern Montana county that COVID-19 is dangerous.
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Coronavirus: Spain to keep register of those who refuse Covid vaccine

Vaccination will not be mandatory, officials say, and the register will not be made public.
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Florida and Texas have started vaccinating people 65 and older against the coronavirus, breaking with CDC guidelines

Vera Leip, 88, receives a COVID-19 vaccine at the John Knox Village Continuing Care Retirement Community in Pompano Beach, Florida, on December 16, 2020. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Florida and Texas residents age 65 and older are now able to get coronavirus vaccines. The decision bucks CDC recommendations that say essential workers and people older than 75 should be next. "The problem is people that are 73, 74 would be in the back of the line for a young 21-year-old worker who's considered 'e...
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Behind the scenes of a hospital’s COVID response [PODCAST]

“In the midst of a COVID-19 pandemic, getting a flu shot has never been more important. Many people are staying indoors, wearing a mask, and washing their hands frequently. In this environment, patients ask me, “With all this social distancing, do I really need a flu shot this year?” The answer is unequivocally, “Yes!” Even […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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State sends team to help with overflow coronavirus conditions at LA County hospitals, Newsom says

California public health officials have dispatched a support team to Los Angeles County to assist with management of overflow conditions at hospitals, Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a public address on Monday, Dec. 28. Roughly 96% of hospitals in the county were diverting emergency patients at some point on Saturday due to overcrowding in emergency rooms, Newsom said, adding that hospitals on average were on diversion for 16 hours that day, unable to find room for new emergency patients. The state of...
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Australia news live: Sydney city stores added to NSW Covid-19 hotspots list as mayors protest against New Year's Eve rules

Three shops in the central business district and two supermarkets in the eastern suburbs were visited by people who have tested positive to coronavirus. Follow all the latest news and updates, live Sydney New Year’s Eve restrictions explainerCovid hotspots NSWAustralia border restrictionsFollow our global coronavirus live blog 9.06pm GMT Liberal senator Jim Molan has warned that the likelihood of Australia entering into war against China is “much more likely than is currently recognised”. Ho...
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Firefighters join latest wave of LA County people getting COVID vaccines

Kevin Grellman, of Pasadena Public Heath Department, gives a Pasadena firefighter the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at Fire Station 36 in Pasadena on Monday, December 28, 2020. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)   Firefighters around the region got their COVID-19 vaccinations on Monday, Dec. 29, as first responders continued to join the growing number of “essential workers” and high-risk people who are getting inoculated in the ongoing battle against the pandemic. The Modern...
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DIET BEFORE PREGNANCY AFFECTS BABY'S HEALTH

CHECK OUT THE FERTILITY BODYWORK VIDEO Before You Get Pregnant Over 40, Watch What You Eat I've read from numerous resources that your egg quality is determined up to 3 months prior to conception. Of course, your diet can help you conceive, but it's also becoming clear that your diet immediately prior to conception could affect the health of your baby.  Here is an article that discusses some of the affects a poor diet can have on your unborn child: From the article:A third study by T...
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New studies uncover link between vaping and mental fog

Two new studies from the University of Rochester Medical Center have uncovered an association between vaping and mental fog. Both adults and kids who vape were more likely to report difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions than their non-vaping, non-smoking peers.
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Researchers develop new drug discovery method targeting membrane proteins on live cells

A research team led by Dr Xiaoyu LI from the Research Division for Chemistry, Faculty of Science, in collaboration with Professor Yizhou LI from School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chongqing University and Professor Yan CAO from School of Pharmacy, Second Military Medical University in Shanghai has developed a new drug discovery method targeting membrane proteins on live cells.
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Anxiety and depression can affect your learning ability

A new study confirms that anxiety and depression can lead to difficulties in analyzing data.Test subjects with symptoms of those conditions were slower to realize that changes in the game they were played occured. The study is not the last word on the topic, but its findings will prompt further investigations. Uncertainty is a fact of life that can often impede our ability to make decisions. While everybody knows what it's like to make the wrong choice based on incomplete data, a new study sugg...
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Processed foods make us fatter and are linked to a higher risk of cancer. Here’s what science suggests we should eat instead.

Quesadillas made with canned beans, store-bought tortillas, deli meat, and shredded cheese are considered processed food. LauriPatterson/Getty Images Eating processed foods can lead to weight gain and is linked to higher rates of cancer, heart disease and early death. But it can be difficult to avoid these items when we're busy or looking for something cheap to eat. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health recently developed unprocessed menus to feed patients at their diet research...
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How to outsmart your COVID-19 fears and boost your mood in 2021

After a year of toxic stress ignited by so much fear and uncertainty, now is a good time to reset, pay attention to your mental health and develop some healthy ways to manage the pressures going forward.Brain science has led to some drug-free techniques that you can put to use right now.I am health psychologist who developed a method that harnesses our rip-roaring emotions to rapidly switch off stress and activate positive emotions instead. This technique from emotional brain training is not per...
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Doctors Predict Another Onslaught Of COVID-19 Patients After Mass Holiday Travel

(CNN) — More people traveled through US airports Sunday than any other day this pandemic, setting the stage for waves of new infections across the country. Over 1.28 million people passed through security checkpoints Sunday, the Transportation Security Administration said. At the same time, more Americans were hospitalized this past week than any other week of the pandemic, according to the Covid Tracking Project. Six states set new records Sunday for the most Covid-19 patients hospitalized: Ala...
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The week I tested positive for COVID, the vaccine arrived: a family doctor’s perspective

On Friday evenings, my family usually listens to my husband DJ music in the basement, streaming online on Twitch, and dancing along. During one of these nights, I went upstairs to check on my two girls and remembered to check online for my routine COVID-19 screen results that I’d done the day before. Since the […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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NHS hospitals facing ‘unprecedented’ levels of coronavirus cases

Senior health official issues warning as UK records 41,385 more infections – highest daily figure yetCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHospitals are facing “unprecedented” levels of coronavirus cases, a senior health official has warned, as the UK reported its highest figure yet for new Covid-19 infections recorded in a single day.There were 41,385 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the UK on Monday, the first time in the pandemic that the daily figure has p...
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Heart transplantations: Larger case volumes correlate with higher survival probabilities

In a series of commissions awarded by the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) to the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care, the question is whether for certain surgical procedures, a correlation can be shown between the volume of services provided per hospital and the quality of treatment results.
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