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COVID-19 ICU patients found to have higher burden of delirium and coma

COVID-19 patients admitted to intensive care in the early months of the pandemic were subject to a significantly higher burden of delirium and coma than is typically found in patients with acute respiratory failure.
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Cancer patients benefit from using automated device to manage their symptoms

Hundreds of cancer patients have benefitted from using computer algorithms to manage their symptoms and improve their wellbeing in a unique UK trial.
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Gene therapy can effectively treat mice with tuberous sclerosis complex, shows study

Patients with tuberous sclerosis complex, a genetic disorder characterized by the growth of noncancerous tumors in multiple organs of the body, have limited treatment options.
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CDC says there's no evidence of a 'USA variant' of the coronavirus, dismissing rumors stoked by the White House task force

Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a briefing on the Trump administration's coronavirus response in the press briefing room of the White House. Tasos Katopodis/Getty The White House coronavirus task force shared a report with states saying a possible "USA variant" may be responsible for the coronavirus surge. The report suggested the USA variant was more transmissible than the original virus, much like the strains reported in the UK and South Africa. But the CDC told Business Insi...
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One new case in Australia as woman released from hotel quarantine tests positive for Covid variant

NSW records a single case, with Victoria and Queensland both reporting none, as Brisbane enters three-day lockdownFollow our live blogWhy the delay? The nations waiting to see how Covid vaccinations unfoldBrisbane’s Covid lockdown: everything you need to knowAustralia’s state by state restrictions and lockdown rulesNSW hotspots; Victoria hotspots; Queensland hotspotsA single case of community-transmitted Covid-19 has been recorded in Australia on Saturday, but concern remains about a woman relea...
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Study: Many patients want virtual mental health care even after the pandemic subsides

A year ago, trying to find patients who would agree to see their University of Michigan mental health provider through a video screen felt like pulling teeth.
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NIST compiles the first detailed tutorial on DNA origami

In a technique known as DNA origami, researchers fold long strands of DNA over and over again to construct a variety of tiny 3D structures, including miniature biosensors and drug-delivery containers.
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Study shows persistence of child marriage in Canada

Canada is at the forefront of global efforts to end child marriage abroad. Yet this practice remains legal and persists across the country.
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Researchers unravel the process that makes viruses infectious

Researchers have for the first time identified the way viruses like the poliovirus and the common cold virus 'package up' their genetic code, allowing them to infect cells.
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Single-dose nanoparticle vaccine for SARS-CoV-2

Before the pandemic, the lab of Stanford University biochemist Peter S. Kim focused on developing vaccines for HIV, Ebola and pandemic influenza.
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FDA alerts health care providers and clinical laboratory staff about SARS-CoV-2 viral mutation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting clinical laboratory staff and health care providers that the FDA is monitoring the potential impact of viral mutations, including an emerging variant from the United Kingdom known as the B.1.1.7 variant, on authorized SARS-CoV-2 molecular tests, and that false negative results can occur with any molecular test for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 if a mutation occurs in the part of the virus's genome assessed by that test.
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When your institution has a less than 1% hiring rate for Black residents [PODCAST]

“As soon as I realized we had so few Black residents, I began to ask around to find out if there were reasons why. One person brought up the fact that we happen to be the smaller institution between 3 other larger universities within an hour away and even bigger world-class institutions just 6 hours […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Trump administration approves first Medicaid block grant, in Tennessee

With just a dozen days left in power, the Trump administration on Friday approved a radically different Medicaid financing system in Tennessee that for the first time would give the state broad authority in running the health insurance program for the poor in exchange for capping its annual federal funding.
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Covid hotspots NSW: list of Sydney and regional coronavirus case locations

Here are the current coronavirus hotspots in New South Wales and what to do if you’ve visited themVictoria Covid hotspots: list of Melbourne and regional case locationsDownload the free Guardian appNew South Wales health authorities have updated a list of hotspots Covid-positive people have visited while infectious.Those who attended some locations must isolate immediately for 14 days after you were last there, others must monitor for symptoms. Continue reading...
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Maximizing COVID-19 vaccine equity and minimizing death in South Carolina and beyond

That hospitals in South Carolina (SC) began COVID-19 vaccinations in mid-December of 2020 is a marvel of human ingenuity, resilience, and courage. Tragically, however, more than 5,000 confirmed South Carolinian lives have now been lost due to COVID-19. Although SC is above the national average for vaccination, many say the pace is too slow. Medical […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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'Why is it such a scandalous thing?': the women who have to fight for their right to be child-free

The pandemic has caused many to think about whether they really want children. But practical options for those who choose not to remain limitedQueensland dance instructor Sue knew she wanted to be child free from the age of 15. It’s a decision she has never regretted. At 24, she saw a gynaecologist and requested tubal ligation for the first time, having had unwelcome side-effects from hormonal contraception. Her experience made her reluctant to ever see a medical professional again.“He refused t...
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The dangers of selective empathy

I go to medical school with a girl who is universally disliked, perhaps more than anyone I’ve met before. It began innocuously enough: She was too active in the group chat, too pushy about ordering class jackets, this and that. In lecture, she barked out obscure answers like “Saturday Night Palsy” with physical force; her […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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COVID doesn’t matter to them. Until it matters.

As I take the pups on their daily walk around the neighborhood. I come upon eight adults outside their houses, near the street, laughing and coughing and sneezing and smoking their cigarettes and huddled up close together. They didn’t say hello to me, nor did I to them. But I listened: “I ain’t gettin’ the […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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UK coronavirus: new high of 1,325 daily recorded deaths; NHS staff to be vaccinated 'immediately' - as it happened

This live blog is now closed. For the latest coronavirus updates from around the world, read our global live blogNew high in daily recorded deaths for the UKNHS staff to be offered Covid vaccine in next few weeksSadiq Khan declares Covid emergency in LondonModerna Covid vaccine approved for use by UK medicines regulatorCoronavirus global updates - live 6.32pm GMT We’re now closing this blog. Thanks for following along. You can read the full report on NHS vaccinations here: Related: NHS sta...
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UK coronavirus live: new high of 1,325 daily recorded deaths; NHS staff to be vaccinated 'immediately'

Latest updates: latest figure represents highest number of deaths reported in one day; NHS staff to be offered jabs after growing concern from health professionalsSadiq Khan declares Covid emergency in LondonBehave as if you have Covid, virus expert tells people in EnglandModerna Covid vaccine approved for use by UK medicines regulatorWhy is Covid so bad in the UK and when will cases decline?Coronavirus global updates - live 6.17pm GMT The UK is seeing record numbers of people testing positi...
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Canada: activists sue province over refusal to fund abortions in private clinics

Lawsuit argues that New Brunswick’s refusal violates both the law and the Charter of Rights and FreedomsHuman rights activists in Canada have against the province of New Brunswick for its refusal to fund abortion services in private clinics – as they are in the rest of the country.The lawsuit suit filed on Thursday by the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) argues that the refusal violates both the law and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms – Canada’s constitution. Continue reading...
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I volunteered to test the Moderna coronavirus vaccine. Here's what the side effects were like, and why I want my experience to give people hope.

Elle Hardy. Elle Hardy Journalist Elle Hardy is taking part in a phase-three trial of Moderna's mRNA-1273 vaccine, which was just approved in the UK and has been shown to be 94.5% effective. The UK government has ordered 17 million doses of Moderna's shot, but it's unlikely to roll out before March. The shot was approved for use in the US in December. After a slight reaction to the two doses, Hardy said she was certain she didn't receive a placebo. "The side effects were a little unpleasan...
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Try These Alternatives Instead of Wasting Your Time on a Detox

By now we all know that new year “detoxes” and “resets” don’t detox or reset anything. Depending on which you choose, they are either unsustainable diets or pure pseudoscience—often a mix of both. And yet, they still appeal. Read more...
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Trump Supporters Reject Antifa Theory and Take Credit for Capitol Invasion

Some Trump supporters are floating the theory that antifa sympathizers infiltrated their ranks and are responsible for the invasion of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. Not only has an initial claim by the Washington Times been retracted, a major problem with this theory is that Trump supporters who were leading the charge — they call themselves “patriots” — deny it. They take credit for the action and threaten that there will be more such actions in the future. Below are clips of Trump supporters ...
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UK coronavirus live: new high of 1,325 daily recorded deaths as 68,053 more people test positive

Latest updates: latest figure represents highest number of deaths reported in one day; Sadiq Khan declares major incident in LondonSadiq Khan declares Covid emergency in LondonBehave as if you have Covid, virus expert tells people in EnglandModerna Covid vaccine approved for use by UK medicines regulatorWhy is Covid so bad in the UK and when will cases decline?Coronavirus global updates - live 5.24pm GMT Labour leader Keir Starmer has said the latest coronavirus death figures were a “tragedy...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Society, UK News, World news, Britain, NHS, Labour, Boris Johnson, Keir Starmer, Sadiq Khan, Coronavirus, LondonSadiq Khan


'We're bursting': a day inside a Covid intensive care unit

The Guardian spends a day with Covid patients and staff at Milton Keynes University hospitalCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIn a private room by the locked entrance of the intensive care unit, Dilip Sharan is sitting up in bed, a plate of stew in front of him. He navigates his spoon around the breathing tube keeping him alive, every mouthful soundtracked by a discordant symphony of beeps and bongs from multiple monitors keeping tabs on his vital organs.It is his fift...
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Aphantasia: the rare brain condition that darkens the mind’s eye

Aphantasia, a recently identified psychological phenomenon, describes when people can't conjure visualizations in their mind's eye. A new study published in Cortex compared the visual memories of aphantasic participants with a group of controls. Its results found experimental validation for the condition. Escapism is one of the imagination's great joys. Through fantastic literature, we can explore the vast stretches Arrakis's deserts or the forests of Middle Earth alongside Gandalf the Grey. We...
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Medicine is failing rural Americans

In recent years, the divide between rural and urban areas of the United States has become more pronounced, with sharply divergent views on both social and economic policies. The results of this latest election show starkly that the divide persists, and indicate that the institutions that shape our nation are not successfully representing all portions of society. […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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UK coronavirus live: 1,325 Covid-linked daily deaths is record high as 68,053 more people test positive

Latest updates: Sadiq Khan declares major incident in capital with ‘spread of virus out of control’; seven million doses of Moderna vaccine orderedSadiq Khan declares Covid emergency in LondonBehave as if you have Covid, virus expert tells people in EnglandModerna Covid vaccine approved for use by UK medicines regulatorPfizer vaccine protects against new Covid variants, study suggestsCoronavirus global updates - live 4.19pm GMT A further 1,325 people have died within 28 days of testingpositi...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Society, UK News, World news, NHS, Boris Johnson, Khan, West Midlands, Sadiq Khan, Black Country, Moderna, Coronavirus, COVID, West Birmingham


Covid in the UK: why is it so bad now and when will cases decline? | Nicola Davis and Linda Geddes

With a major incident declared in London and positive test results surging, experts answer key questionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK is seeing record numbers of people testing positive for coronavirus, with more than 60,000 positive tests reported on three days this week. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, London, UK News, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Health policy, Vaccines and immunisation, Nicola Davis, Coronavirus, Linda Geddes



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