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Study examines the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on dental students' career plans

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted dental education and training. The study "COVID-19 and Dental and Dental Hygiene Students' Career Plans," published in the JDR Clinical & Translational Research (JDR CTR), examined the short-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on dental hygiene and dental students' career intentions.
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C-Path PRO Consortium measure now included in FDA-approved label claim

Critical Path Institute's (C-Path) Patient-Reported Outcome (PRO) Consortium announces that clinical study results using the Consortium's Diary for Irritable Bowel Syndrome Symptoms-Constipation (DIBSS-C) were recently included in the expanded label for the drug LINZESS® (linaclotide).
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Virtual care during COVID-19 delivers impressive benefits for cancer patients, clinicians

Patients and healthcare providers at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre rated virtual care during COVID-19 as highly satisfactory overall for quality of care and convenience, while at the same time saving patients millions in costs.
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Patients taking immunosuppressive drugs did not have worse COVID-19 outcomes

People taking immunosuppressive drugs to prevent organ transplant rejection or to treat inflammatory or autoimmune diseases do not fare worse than others on average when they are hospitalized with COVID-19, according to a study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
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Brisbane lockdown: three-day shutdown called to contain Covid variant

Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says rapid action needed after hotel cleaner tests positiveBrisbane’s Covid lockdown: everything you need to knowQueensland hotspots, NSW hotspots; Victoria hotspots; Follow the global coronavirus live blogThe prime minister, Scott Morrison, and state leaders say Queensland has acted in the interests of all Australians by ordering a snap lockdown in greater Brisbane to contain the spread of the UK variant of coronavirus, despite only one case having been ...
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Brisbane lockdown: three-day shutdown called to contain UK Covid variant

Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says rapid action needed after hotel cleaner tests positiveFollow the Australia live news blogQueensland hotspots, NSW hotspots; Victoria hotspots; Follow the global coronavirus live blogThe prime minister, Scott Morrison, and state leaders say Queensland has acted in the interests of all Australians by ordering a snap lockdown in greater Brisbane to contain the spread of the UK variant of coronavirus, despite only one case having been recorded.Other stat...
Tags: Health, UK, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, Brisbane, Victoria, Scott Morrison, Annastacia Palaszczuk, Coronavirus


Link between fever, diarrhea, severe COVID-19, and persistent anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies

A new preprint research paper appearing on the medRxiv server describes a link between the persistence of neutralizing antibodies against the virus, disease severity, and specific COVID-19 symptoms.
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Gut and oral microbiomes predict COVID-19 severity

One question that continues to remain unanswered during the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has been why is there a distinctive hit-and-miss pattern when it comes to severe disease? An interesting new study that appears on the medRxiv* preprint server pinpoints one highly relevant risk factor: the state of the oral and gut microbiomes.
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High-affinity SARS-CoV-2 RBD drives mutation spread, forms basis of new COVID-19 inhibitor

Now, an intriguing recent study appeared on the bioRxiv * preprint server describes the use of in vitro evolution to elicit affinity maturation of the viral receptor-binding domain (RBD) of the spike protein to bind the host cell angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) with greater affinity.
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Australia coronavirus news live: masks mandatory on all flights; international arrival caps reduced in NSW, WA and Queensland

NSW records four new locally acquired cases as Daniel Andrews calls for daily testing of quarantine hotel workers. Follow all the latest news and updatesNSW hotspots; Victoria hotspots; Queensland hotspotsFollow the global coronavirus live blog 2.34am GMT Chief medical officer Paul Kelly is also clarifying that any Covid-19 vaccination will not be mandatory. Kelly and Morrison have both drawn comparisons with other vaccination programs, such as that for measles.In this case I think the word ...
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Cooling vests can reduce perceptual heat strain encountered by COVID-19 nurses

Wearing cooling vests during a COVID-19 shift ensures that nurses experience less heat during their work. During their shifts, nurses wear protective clothing for three hours in a row, during which the temperature can rise to as much as 36 degrees.
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Glycylation essential to keep sperm swimming in a straight line, shows study

One essential component of each eukaryotic cell is the cytoskeleton. Microtubules, tiny tubes consisting of a protein called tubulin, are part of this skeleton of cells.
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Researchers call for policies and laws mandating the use of surgical smoke evacuations systems

If you've ever been in an operating room where tools are used to simultaneously cut and cauterize human flesh, you know what surgical smoke is.
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Australia coronavirus news live: national cabinet meets; Tasmania and Northern Territory ban Brisbane travellers

NSW records four new locally acquired cases as Daniel Andrews calls for daily testing of quarantine hotel workers . Follow all the latest news and updatesNSW hotspots; Victoria hotspots; Queensland hotspotsFollow the global coronavirus live blog 1.33am GMT Marshall says the national cabinet has adopted South Australia’s suggestion for pre-flight testing. Masks are also now mandatory on all domestic and international flights.I’m very pleased to announce that our suggestion from South Australi...
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Garcetti’s plea to U.S. leaders: Coronavirus-rocked L.A. needs more resources

Mayor Eric Garcetti on Thursday, Jan. 7, urged U.S. leaders to throw a lifeline to coronavirus-rocked Los Angeles in the form of additional vaccines, more trained medical professionals and other resources. Just after the mayor’s plea, L.A. County public health officials announced more grim statistics: 218 new deaths — the third straight day over 200 — and 19,719 more cases, lifting the county’s totals to 11,545 and 871,404, respectively, since the outbreak began. Brooke Barker, 22, a mental ...
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Credible fact checking can effectively reduce vaccine misinformation on social media

Social media misinformation can negatively influence people's attitudes about vaccine safety and effectiveness, but credible organizations -- such as research universities and health institutions -- can play a pivotal role in debunking myths with simple tags that link to factual information, University of California, Davis, researchers, suggest in a new study.
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Study shows benefits of dispatching HEMS to patients with sudden loss of consciousness

Research from life-saving charity Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex in partnership with the University of Surrey has shown the benefits of dispatching HEMS to patients with a sudden, unexplained LOC of medical origin and a high prevalence of acute neurological pathology.
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Proteogenomics can help determine effective treatment for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma

Proteogenomic analysis may offer new insight into matching cancer patients with an effective therapy for their particular cancer.
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IU research findings could prevent common complication of blood stem cell transplantation in leukemia

Researchers at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center published promising findings today in the New England Journal of Medicine on preventing a common complication to lifesaving blood stem cell transplantation in leukemia.
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Calls for mass duck cull in France as bird flu hits foie gras industry

Highly pathogenic H5N8 virus was first detected in a bird in a pet shop on the Mediterranean island of Corsica French producers of foie gras have called for a mass preventive cull of ducks to try to halt the spread of a severe strain of bird flu that is ripping through poultry farms in the south-west of the country.The highly pathogenic H5N8 virus was first detected in a bird in a pet shop on the Mediterranean island of Corsica in November before spreading to duck farms on the mainland in Decemb...
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Chemicals in e-cigarettes disrupt the gut barrier and trigger inflammation

Touted by makers as a "healthy" alternative to traditional nicotine cigarettes, new research indicates the chemicals found in e-cigarettes disrupt the gut barrier and trigger inflammation in the body, potentially leading to a variety of health concerns.
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Potential role of chitinase 3-like-1 in severity of COVID-19

Now, an intriguing preprint research paper on the bioRxiv server reports the identification of an enzyme called chitinase 3-like-1 (CHI3L1) that mediates this age-dependent impact of the virus and could serve as a powerful therapeutic approach in mitigating the severity of COVID-19 in this high-risk group.
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Cancer cells hibernate to survive harsh environment created by chemotherapy

Tapping into an ancient evolutionary survival mechanism, cancer cells enter into a sluggish, slow-dividing state to survive the harsh environment created by chemotherapy or other targeted agents.
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Mount Sinai launches new center for psychedelics research

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has launched a new center for psychedelics research.
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Benefits of Eating Raw

It’s wonderful to be on Day 7 of my year of eating raw. I think I’m past the initial detox phase, and I’m flowing nicely into the beneficial part of this experience. It really has been super easy to reload these habits – not really a challenge, just a different way of experiencing life. As part of my prep for this year, I reviewed some old blog posts and journal entries from my previous raw foodism times, so I could recall the benefits I documented. Then I compiled them into a big list. I’ll ...
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Mass spectrometry imaging may one day aid in diagnosing brain diseases

Medical professionals all want to be able to quickly and correctly diagnose diseases. Their future ability to do so will depend on identifying what biochemicals are present in tissue sections, where the biomolecules are, and at what concentrations.
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Antibodies and inflammatory markers are pervasive in colostrum of SARS-CoV-2 infected women

A recent study, currently available on the medRxiv* preprint server, is among the first to reveal the presence of antibodies against the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in colostrum and to demonstrate elevated cytokine levels in colostrum from women exposed to the virus.
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Study reveals racial-ethnic inequities among people with type 1 diabetes and COVID-19

Black and Hispanic people with COVID-19 and diabetes are more likely than Caucasians to die or have serious complications, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
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Innovative artistic intervention can help reduce fatal health threat to young African children

The fatal threat from diarrhea and pneumonia to young children in the world's poorer countries can be drastically reduced by using traditional performing arts to encourage mothers to provide youngsters with safe food and water, a new study reveals.
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International consortium awarded SNSF Sinergia grant to improve treatment for pediatric brain tumors

SNSF Sinergia grant awarded to research groups in Switzerland and Norway to identify novel treatment strategies for children with aggressive brain tumors.
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