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Certain oral pathogens are more prevalent in esophageal cancer patients

Researchers led by Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) find that certain oral pathogens are more prevalent in esophageal cancer patients, and could be used as a novel diagnostic tool.
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Lab study reveals effective treatment for COVID-19

A new potential therapy for COVID-19 developed by researchers at Rush University Medical Center has shown success in preventing the disease's symptoms in mice.
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Stem cells with regenerative abilities could be closer on the horizon, shows study

A new type of stem cell - that is, a cell with regenerative abilities - could be closer on the horizon, a new study led by UNSW Sydney shows.
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Specific brain neurons could provide a target for treating sleep-related disorders

We laugh when we see Homer Simpson falling asleep while driving, while in church, and while even operating the nuclear reactor. In reality though, narcolepsy, cataplexy, and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder are all serious sleep-related illnesses.
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New cellular pathway limits growth and spread of brain tumors

Researchers at McGill University have identified a new cellular pathway that limits the growth and spread of brain tumors by controlling the recycling of cell surface receptor proteins.
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KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: On Capitol Hill, actions have consequences

The reverberations from the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump continue.
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Phylogenetic analyses shows SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.7 originated in the UK

It was also classified as a "Variant of Concern" (VOC B.1.1.7) in December 2020. First discovered in Kent, United Kingdom, in September 2020, this new variant has since been found in more than 29 countries across the globe, including the USA.
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Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time Movie Postponed Again

The last release in the Evangelion film series, Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time, has once again been postponed because of the dreaded Coronavirus and Japan’s new State of Emergency, possibly leaving fans feeling hopeless over whether or not they’ll ever get a chance to witness it. Originally planned to unleash havoc on January 23rd […]
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New year, new outbreak: China rushes to vaccinate 50 million as holiday looms

Drive to immunise 3.5% of the population in weeks comes ahead of the lunar new year festival and as three major cities are locked downCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAt a Shenzhen hospital, 21-year-old airport worker Wang Shuyue lines up to receive his second shot.“I feel it’s safe because so many people around the country have taken the vaccine so there shouldn’t be any major problems,” he tells the Guardian. “I think it should be effective otherwise there wouldn’t b...
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Excess COVID-19 deaths in overwhelmed Israeli hospitals

Researchers in Israel have conducted a study showing that increased hospital load due to rising coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases resulted in higher COVID-19-related mortality, despite hospitals not exceeding their defined threshold for meeting patients' treatment needs.
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LA County schools chief recovering from COVID-19

Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools Debra Duardo, who has been quarantining since last week after contracting the coronavirus, gave a positive update about her recovery on Thursday, Jan. 14. “It’s been a difficult 10 days, but I’m happy to say that I am finally seeing major improvements in my health,” Duardo tweeted. “I have an incredibly strong team and I am grateful for the outpouring of support I’ve received. Thank you for all the well wishes. Stay safe & be well.” The schools chief ...
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L.A. County strives to step up vaccines, but seniors told they’ll have to wait until February

Public health officials worked to clarify Los Angeles County’s coronavirus timetable on Thursday, Jan. 14, as many seniors found themselves confused over when exactly they could sign up for a vaccine — and why they must wait, likely for another month, for those  shots — after Gov. Gavin Newsom said on Wednesday they could get them immediately. Another 287 people, meanwhile, lost their lives to the outbreak, officials announced. Despite the governor’s announcement on widening vaccine delivery, th...
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LA city firefighter union agrees to delay raises, joining civilian workers in bid to avoid layoffs

A 4.5% pay raise scheduled for Los Angeles city firefighters would be delayed by 18 months, under a tentative labor agreement reached with the city in order to avoid potential layoffs or other cuts due to an anticipated $675 million shortfall in the city budget. The leadership of the United Firefighters of Los Angeles City, which represents more than 3,200 city firefighters, has agreed to defer the raise that was scheduled to begin this summer, for 18 months. This comes after the leadership of t...
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COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacts eating behaviors

Researchers in Germany and Belgium have conducted a survey demonstrating some of the adverse effects the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has had on people’s eating habits.
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Australia news live updates: NSW reports no new local Covid cases, as Queensland denies hotel quarantine breach

Madison Keys drops out of Australian Open and Andy Murray in doubt after testing positive for Covid. All the latestNine days without a local Covid case in VictoriaAndy Murray tests positive for Covid-19 ahead of Australian Open 12.27am GMT Berejiklian has given a bit more details on the testing rates the state will need in order to ease restrictions:Dr Chant has said we would like to see the number two in front or even higher. That has been the target but as high as possible. We don’t expect...
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Australia news live updates: tennis stars enter Covid isolation, as Queensland denies hotel quarantine breach

International tennis players and staff have touched down in Melbourne ahead of next month’s Australian Open. All the latestNine days without a local Covid case in VictoriaAndy Murray tests positive for Covid-19 ahead of Australian Open 11.21pm GMT Bad news for tennis star Andy Murray who has just contracted Covid-19 ahead of flying to Melbourne for the Australian Open. He is currently isolating in his London apartment. Min Foley says Andy Murray will have to test negative before he can get o...
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Do doctors make great entrepreneurs? [PODCAST]

“We in medicine are experts in delayed gratification. We’ve been in school for what, about 21 years before residency? Then we finally become an attending.  Then we can splurge a little. But still, we were told to hold back. Live like a resident. This is a great skill to have as an entrepreneur. Their world […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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New Jersey is prioritizing cigarette smokers for COVID-19 vaccines because of their risk of severe disease

A woman wearing a protective face mask smokes a cigarette on June 7, 2020. Ely Pineiro/Getty Images New Jersey announced Thursday it would start vaccinating people age 65 and older and people with underlying health conditions against the coronavirus. One of those health conditions that now bumps New Jerseyans to the front of the line is smoking. Only people age 75 and older and essential workers were recommended to be next in line, but US officials recently urged states to expand eligibili...
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Coronavirus Australia live: tennis stars enter isolation, as Queensland denies hotel quarantine breach

International tennis players and staff have touched down in Melbourne ahead of next month’s Australian Open. Follow latest updatesNine days without a local Covid case in VictoriaAndy Murray tests positive for Covid-19 ahead of Australian Open 10.18pm GMT The Australian defence force will dump a trouble-prone fleet of armed helicopters in the coming years, replacing them with more a reliable American aircraft.The Tiger armed reconnaissance helicopters have been an issue for the army for years...
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Coronavirus Australia live: tennis stars enter isolation as Queensland denies hotel

International tennis players and staff have touched down in Melbourne ahead of next month’s Australian Open. Follow latest updates 9.27pm GMT Social media posts describe houses shaking in the regional city of Ararat after a 3.6 magnitude earthquake hit the town. BREAKING: A 3.6 magnitude earthquake has hit the Stawell and Ararat area. The epicentre has been located near Glenorchy. 9.24pm GMT Just a bit more from the Hazzard interview. The NSW health minister was asked about the controver...
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Medical oxygen suppliers see spike in demand

According to data from the National Institute for Communicable Diseases, the past two weeks have seen more than 650 patients having to be put on ventilators The post Medical oxygen suppliers see spike in demand appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Admissions soar as second wave tightens its hold

The number of admissions drastically increased in the first two weeks of January, showing the highest numbers since the pandemic reached SA across Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape The post Admissions soar as second wave tightens its hold appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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The consequences of the coronavirus pandemic are eternal

She was rather calm during her visit.  It was the first time we’d met, and she was establishing primary care with our office and me.  We were both delighted to learn she was from a small Georgia town not too far from where I previously practiced, and we quickly reminisced about the slow pace, lack […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Argentina legalizing abortion will spur reform in Latin America, minister says

‘I am very confident there will be a change,’ Elizabeth Gómez Alcorta says as new law goes into effectArgentina’s historic decision to legalize abortion will help spur reform across Latin America, the country’s gender minister has told the Guardian, as a new law allowing the practice goes into effect.The bill passed by congress on 30 December made Argentina the first major Latin American country to legalize abortion. It will be signed into law on Thursday evening by the president, Alberto Fernán...
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Argentina legalizing abortion will spur reform across Latin America, gender minister says

‘I am very confident there will be a change,’ Elizabeth Gómez Alcorta says as new law goes into effectArgentina’s historic decision to legalize abortion will help spur reform across Latin America, the country’s gender minister has told the Guardian, as a new law allowing the practice goes into effect.The bill passed by congress on 30 December made Argentina the first major Latin American country to legalize abortion. It will be signed into law on Thursday evening by the president, Alberto Fernán...
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5 consumer hardware VCs share their 2021 investment strategies

Consumer hardware has always been a tough market to crack, but the COVID-19 crisis made it even harder. TechCrunch surveyed five key investors who touch different aspects of the consumer electronics industry, based on our TechCrunch List of top VCs recommended by founders, along with other sources. We asked these investors the same six questions, and each provided similar thoughts, but different approaches: Hans Tung, managing partner, GGV Capital Dayna Grayson, co-founder and general partner, ...
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Experts remain divided over merits of mass Covid tests in schools

Analysis: some say lateral flow tests could help cut outbreaks, but others argue they offer false reassuranceRegulator refuses to approve mass Covid testing at schools in EnglandCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe education secretary, Gavin Williamson, has put mass testing for coronavirus at the heart of his strategy to reopen schools after the lockdown. It is a controversial strategy that has divided scientists. Some believe mass testing can help reduce outbreaks at ...
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Regulator refuses to approve mass daily Covid testing at English schools

Exclusive: Boris Johnson’s plan to test millions of pupils a week in disarray after concerns raisedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson’s plans to test millions of schoolchildren for coronavirus every week appear to be in disarray after the UK regulator refused to formally approve the daily testing of pupils in England, the Guardian has learned.The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) told the government on Tuesday it had not authorised ...
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Regulator refuses to approve mass Covid testing at schools in England

Exclusive: Boris Johnson’s plan to test millions of pupils a week in disarray after concerns raisedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson’s plans to test millions of schoolchildren for coronavirus every week appear to be in disarray after the UK regulator refused to formally approve the daily testing of pupils in England, the Guardian has learned.The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) told the government on Tuesday it had not authorised ...
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What are the dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 transmission inside an aircraft cabin?

A team of US scientists has recently evaluated the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection among passengers present inside an aircraft cabin. The findings suggest that the risk of airborne viral transmission is minimal during long-duration flights.
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