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Testing of 3D-printed Covid face guards and UV air treatment win Australian funding

‘This is a rapidly scalable, customised technology that could quickly and feasibly be utilised around the world,’ Greg Hunt saysFollow our Australia coronavirus live blogNSW hotspots list; Victoria hotspots listCovid restrictions state by stateDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsThe use of personalised 3D-printed face guards to cover gaps on the sides of masks will be tested in one of six coronavirus-related clinical trials to win funding from the Australia...
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Climate change, cardiac arrest, and the price of inaction [PODCAST]

“We have to start understanding these as the real costs of climate change. We are paying these costs now. In my state of Oregon, people are going to start getting sick and dying in the next few days of the wildfire smoke choking the air. When they show up to the hospital with a severe […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Coronavirus Australia live news: NSW reports eight new Covid cases while Victoria records three

Many customers of Sydney bottle shop are considered to be close contacts and must isolate for 14 days. Follow latest updatesFollow our global coronavirus live blogNSW hotspots list; Victoria hotspots listCovid restrictions state by stateDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 12.09am GMT Here’s some more information on the eight new cases reported in NSW.Five of them are linked to the growing cluster associated with a Western Sydney BWS bottle shop on Wood...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Australian economy, NSW, Western Sydney, Australian Capital Territory (ACT


Covid-19: How will the pandemic affect global health in 2021?

From Covid-19 to measles, Smitha Mundasad looks at the health issues facing the world this year.
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Covid-19: How winter exercise could help us cope with pandemic

A sport expert gives tips on why and how we should brave the cold and stay active outdoors.
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Covid-19: Impact on Israel

The BBC's Tom Bateman spent 2020 following the lives of Israelis affected by the pandemic.
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The Latest: Ariz. gov. rejects call for online learning

By The Associated Press PHOENIX — Arizona’s Gov. Doug Ducey has rejected the state’s top education official’s call for Ducey to order public schools to use only online instruction for the next two weeks unless they have waivers from health officials. Amid a coronavirus surge in the state, Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman said Saturday that schools need a two-week “quarantine period” while educators and local officials review health data and decide what type of instruction is ap...
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Coronavirus Australia live news: Victoria reports three new Covid cases while masks now mandatory in greater Sydney

Many customers of Berala BWS over the Christmas holiday period are considered to be close contacts and must isolate for 14 days. Follow latest updatesFollow our global coronavirus live blogNSW hotspots list; Victoria hotspots listCovid restrictions state by stateDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 11.24pm GMT Victoria’s health authorities are talking now about the importance of testing and asking people to bear with the long queues.Acting Premier Jacin...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Australian economy, Jacinta Allan, Australian Capital Territory (ACT, Berala


Coronavirus Australia live news: masks now mandatory in NSW as alert heightened for Sydney bottle shop

Many customers of Berala BWS over the Christmas holiday period are considered to be close contacts and must isolate for 14 days. Follow latest updatesFollow our global coronavirus live blogNSW hotspots list; Victoria hotspots listCovid restrictions state by stateDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 10.07pm GMT Here’s some more detail on that western Sydney bottle shop in Berala.Last night NSW Health said anyone who had been to the BWS store on Woodburn ...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, India, Australia news, Italy, Queensland, Oxford, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Australian economy


The Latest: New daily cases hit record in North Carolina

By The Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina has reported its highest daily number of COVID-19 cases yet. The state reported 9,527 confirmed cases on New Year’s Day. That went over the state’s previous high by more than 1,000 cases. It reported nearly as many on Saturday: 9,356 cases. Cases for both days were released by the state health department on Saturday. “We begin 2021 in our most dangerous position in this pandemic,” Dr. Mandy Cohen, the state’s health secretary, said in a stat...
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First post on new site: follow me there if you like. This site is an archive. Very occasional very on topic posts may continue.

An alternate view (mental health) or check out the homepage which has a couple of posts from here on it too. The site is still under-construction but I will start posting. ALL SIGNAL: monica cassani Oh! I will continue to post very much on topic critiques of the mental health system etc here. Will Hall... Continue Reading →
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First post on new site: follow me there if you like. This site is now an archive.

An alternate view (mental health) or check out the homepage which has a couple of posts from here on it too. The site is still under-construction but I will start posting. ALL SIGNAL: monica cassani Oh! I will continue to post very much on topic critiques of the mental health system etc here. Will Hall... Continue Reading →
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Correctional facilities are not prioritized for COVID vaccines

Given the COVID-19 pandemic’s ongoing course, it is important to prioritize offering our still limited vaccine supply to individuals with the highest risk of exposure to, and negative outcomes from infection with the virus. While each state is allocating their initial vaccines somewhat differently, for the most part, staff working in hospitals and nursing homes […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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The Latest: California hospitals helped with oxygen delivery

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Hospitals struggling to provide enough oxygen for the sickest coronavirus patients in the Los Angeles area received some relief Saturday when U.S. Army Corps of Engineers crews arrived. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office says crews helped some aging hospitals update their oxygen delivery systems. Besides the shortage of oxygen, they’re also having difficulty keeping with demand for oxygen tanks for discharged patients to take home. The southern half of the state has...
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The Latest: UK hits virus case record for 5th straight day

By The Associated Press LONDON — The U.K. has registered a record 57,725 daily coronavirus cases. Government figures show the U.K. has recorded five straight daily highs — all above 50,000 and nearly double the levels of two weeks ago. Also, hospitals in Britain have started receiving batches of the coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca, approved by British regulators this week. Some 530,000 doses of the vaccine will be available for rollout across the country from M...
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Fauci says he's 'sure' coronavirus vaccinations will be mandatory in institutions like hospitals and schools

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, prepares to receive his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at the National Institutes of Health on December 22, 2020 in Bethesda, Maryland. Patrick Semansky-Pool/Getty Images Institutions like hospitals and possibly schools will mandate that a person receives a COVID-19 vaccination, Dr. Anthony Fauci predicted.  "I would not be surprised, as we get into the full scope of [COVID-19] vaccination, that som...
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The Latest: U.K. hits record 57,725 daily virus cases

By The Associated Press LONDON — The U.K. has registered a record 57,725 daily coronavirus cases. Government figures show the U.K. has recorded five straight daily highs — all above 50,000 and nearly double the levels of two weeks ago. Also, hospitals in Britain have started receiving batches of the coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca, approved by British regulators this week. Some 530,000 doses of the vaccine will be available for rollout across the country from M...
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Hospitals without walls: the future of healthcare

In the wake of Covid, doctors and designers are radically adapting their thinking about what a hospital can be and what it should deliverSt Mary’s hospital was slated for a £1bn redevelopment before the pandemic struck, with work due to start in 2027. The main emergency and specialist hospital serving north-west London will still get its upgrade, but it might look quite different now. “Covid-19 has dramatically changed things,” says James Kinross, a surgeon who works at St Mary’s and sits on its...
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Hospitals without walls: the future of digital healthcare

In the wake of Covid, doctors and designers are radically adapting their thinking about what a hospital can be and what it should deliverSt Mary’s hospital was slated for a £1bn redevelopment before the pandemic struck, with work due to start in 2027. The main emergency and specialist hospital serving north-west London will still get its upgrade, but it might look quite different now. “Covid-19 has dramatically changed things,” says James Kinross, a surgeon who works at St Mary’s and sits on its...
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Finding time for creativity will give you respite from worries

Drawing, singing, writing, knitting… lose yourself in something creative to find inner calm. You might also come up with solutions to problemsWhen the first lockdown began in March, my son developed a persistent cough. I was anxious and when I couldn’t sleep I would write. Inspired by the author Elizabeth Gilbert, whose soothing Instagram I would turn to in the ungodly hours, and reassured by her pragmatic take on creative endeavours, I poured my anxiety on to the page and lost myself in my stor...
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In rhythm with the sun: The body’s biological clock

As with almost all life on Earth, human beings also function in cycles of light and dark. Look what happens to the human organism (and psyche) every day.2am: Highest level of lymphocytes. The body heals well overnight.3am: Blood flow through the brain is at its greatest at night.4am: Growth hormone is secreted at night. It is responsible for tissue regeneration in adults and growth in children. The level of vasopressin is also raised, thanks to which we don't have to run to the bathroom for a pe...
Tags: Health, Sleep, Biology, Time, Earth, Innovation, Senses, Indra, Human body, Annie JaroszewiczReprinted, Michel Siffre, Garland Sutra


#ThisIsOurShot to end the pandemic

If 2020 was the year of the coronavirus pandemic, 2021 has got to be the year of vaccinations. The miracle of modern science, generous funding, and expedited research have led to us having at least three available vaccines to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Pfizer/ BioNtech, Moderna, and most recently, AstraZeneca have produced vaccines that […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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How to help dogs and cats manage separation anxiety when their humans return to work

When one of my co-workers found out about a tiny, orphaned kitten that needed a home a few months ago, he didn't hesitate to adopt it. He says his new companion helped make the months of COVID-19 isolation at home much less stressful.He is not alone. Animal shelters and breeders across the country have reported record numbers of dog and cat adoptions in recent months.But after my co-worker returned to work, he says his adorable kitten started urinating on the kitchen counter while he was away.An...
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England health officials defend contingency plan to mix Covid vaccines

PHE says ‘it is reasonable’ to mix the two approved vaccines if two doses of the same jab are not availableCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOfficials have defended England’s vaccine regimen after details of a contingency plan to potentially mix the two approved jabs in small numbers of cases emerged.Public Health England’s Covid “green book” that “it is reasonable to offer one dose of the locally available product to complete the schedule” if the same vaccine used fo...
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18 science-backed ways men can appear more attractive to women

Here's how men can appear more attractive to women. Steve Granitz/WireImage Romantic attraction is complicated. Luckily, scientists have generated insights over the years into what might make men attractive to women. Men who look older, sport a light beard, or do volunteer work are generally considered more appealing. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. Romantic attraction is a complicated thing that scientists still don't completely understand.But, through research and experim...
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Patients don’t need quick diagnoses. They need accurate ones.

It seemed like an innocuous tweet. It was just a doctor, somewhere on Twitter, declaring that it was important to learn to quickly ascertain if patients were “sick or not sick.” It was sentence; perhaps two. It spoke volumes. He was not suggesting that doctors needed to learn to quickly assess severity; to triage for […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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'I'd sunk, lost all confidence': the charity helping young people into work

Georgina George and Jamil Mungul credit UK Youth-supported programmes with helping them find a new directionPlease donate to our appeal hereGeorgina George had a tough time at school and struggled for years afterwards to work out what she wanted to do with her life.Then just before the pandemic hit, it all came together: she discovered a passion for aviation engineering and found a job in the sector that she loved. Shaking off the problems from her past, the 23-year-old began to forge ahead. Con...
Tags: Health, UK, Society, Work & careers, Mental Health, Unemployment, Young People, Youth Unemployment, George, Coronavirus, Georgina George, Jamil Mungul


NSW makes face masks mandatory as state records seven new Covid cases

Gladys Berejiklian announces new measures for greater Sydney and $200 on-the-spot fines, as Victoria’s hard border takes effectThe New South Wales premier, Gladys Berejiklian, said she does not want to “restrict business activity, jobs or economic activity”, announcing new restrictions including mandatory masks, as seven new cases of community transmission of coronavirus were announced on Saturday.Meanwhile Victoria’s hard border blocking travel from NSW took effect, with the Victorian health mi...
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