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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 themAustralia’s Covid restrictions and lockdown rules – state by stateNSW Covid cases map; Vic hotspots list; QLD hotspots listDownload 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...
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Certain snakes evolve a unique genetic trick to avoid venomous snake-eating snakes

Certain snakes have evolved a unique genetic trick to avoid being eaten by venomous snakes, according to University of Queensland research.
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National consortium to study the effects of emerging SARS-CoV-2 mutations

A new national research project to study the effects of emerging mutations in SARS-CoV-2 will be launched with £2.5 million of funding from UK Research and Innovation.
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New review supports stricter control of HbA1C levels among children with type 1 diabetes

Diabetes is characterized by elevated levels of sugar or glucose (hyperglycemia) in the blood. This occurs due to the lack of the hormone insulin in type 1 diabetes, and to reduced insulin levels in combination with insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes.
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Study reveals significant role of ADAMTS1 protein in uveal melanoma

Scientists from the University of Granada and GENYO (Pfizer-University of Granada-Andalusian Government Centre for Genomics and Oncological Research), in a study led by Juan Carlos Rodríguez-Manzaneque, have demonstrated the significant role of a protein called ADAMTS1 in uveal melanoma, one of the rarest and most aggressive cancers that exist, which develops in the eye.
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Biden terms vaccine rollout ‘a dismal failure’ as he unveils his pandemic response plan

In the past 24 hours, President-elect Joe Biden has delivered two speeches focused on the nation's covid response.
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Patients with schizophrenia have increased risk of Parkinson's disease, shows study

A new study conducted at the University of Turku, Finland, shows that patients with a schizophrenia spectrum disorder have an increased risk of Parkinson's disease later in life.
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Super Nintendo World Osaka Indefinitely Postponed by Japan State of Emergency

Super Nintendo World’s Osaka-located attraction can’t catch a break as it has been indefinitely postponed once again because of Japan’s State of Emergency, sure to have some wondering if the meddlesome Coronavirus will ever be purged. Initially meant to open before the start of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and then pushed back to February 4th, […]
Tags: Health, Games, Japan, Tourism, Nintendo, Tokyo, Anime, Announcements, Cancellations, Osaka, Coronavirus


Tips for medical students starting their clinical rotations [PODCAST]

“Each year, medical students across the country prepare to start the long-anticipated core clinical rotations. Suddenly, we’re thrust into a world of constant adaptation and evaluation, with many highs and many lows. As I finish up the year and new students get ready to start, I’ve been asked time and time again for my advice. […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Coronavirus vaccine shipments unpredictable, says LA County’s chief science officer

Los Angeles County health officials said on Friday, Jan. 15, their vaccination efforts have been stymied by a short supply of doses and an unpredictable shipment schedule that’s making it tough to plan. Within the state’s most populous county, about 219,000 healthcare workers have received their first vaccine doses while about 60,000 have had their second dose, according to Dr. Paul Simon, chief science officer for the county Department of Public Health. Simon anticipates 200,000 more healthcare...
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With hundreds of healthcare workers in line, Dodger Stadium becomes massive vaccination site

Dodger Stadium transformed into a massive vaccination center on Friday, Jan. 15, amid concerns that shortfalls in anticipated supplies are slowing the rollout of the vaccine. Lines of cars showed up early Friday morning along the Academy Road entrance, where members of CORE and L.A. City Fire Department  personnel directed eager healthcare workers — from pharmacists to nurses — into the stadium, where they would wait in another long line to be inoculated. Among them was Kanwar Ali, a pharmacist,...
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Europe and Canada are facing temporary hits to coronavirus vaccine supply while Pfizer renovates a Belgian plant to eventually produce more doses

Vincent Kalut / Photonews via Getty Images The pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is renovating a key manufacturing plant for its coronavirus vaccine in Puurs, Belgium. This will delay shipments to Europe and Canada in late-January and early February. Pfizer is still aiming to produce 2 billion doses in 2021. Mass-production a key challenge facing the world's vaccination campaign. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. European countries and Canada will receive fewer doses of Pfizer...
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A witness to desperate poverty and ever-present hopelessness

She shook her head no, eyes brimming with tears, chin quivering with emotion. Again, I told her that without further care, her son would never have use of his arm and possibly would die. Her voice trembling, she told me her husband would beat her if she returned home without the boy. She placed her […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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American Thinker Retracts False Claims About Voter Fraud and Dominion Voting Systems

The far right website American Thinker just published this statement about Dominion Voting Systems. The site had published articles accusing Dominion of throwing votes from Trump to Biden. American Thinker and contributors Andrea Widburg, R.D. Wedge, Brian Tomlinson, and Peggy Ryan have published pieces on www.AmericanThinker.com that falsely accuse US Dominion Inc., Dominion Voting Systems, Inc., and Dominion Voting Systems Corporation (collectively “Dominion”) of conspiring to steal the Novemb...
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Questions will be asked over timing of closing UK travel corridors

Analysis: poor implementation ends another week of shifting Covid policy by the governmentCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe announced closure of all international travel corridors to the UK marks the end of another week of changing policy, with the timing and implementation dismaying many.Travel corridors will be axed in effect from Monday morning. The corridors, which exempted inbound travellers from the requirement to quarantine for 10 days, may make little practi...
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Sore arm and chills after the COVID vaccine? Will Tylenol or NSAIDs such as Motrin or Aleve lower vaccine efficacy?

This is a common question, "I have a sore arm and chills after the COVID vaccine? Will taking Tylenol or NSAIDs such as Motrin or Aleve lower vaccine efficacy?". The short answer is, no. You can take antipyretic analgesics (Tylenol, and NSAIDs such as Motrin or Aleve), if needed, to control symptoms after a COVID immunization. Ideally, do not take the medications before the vaccine. You can take them, if needed, after the vaccine. The details are below. Antipyretic analgesics (Tylenol, and NS...
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'At the coalface': what the Australian expert in WHO's Covid mission in China hopes to find

Prof Dominic Dwyer says he expects interesting answers even if they never find how and where the virus first infected humansThe medical virologist Prof Dominic Dwyer has barely been in China for 24 hours, but he has already joined several Zoom calls from his room in hotel quarantine planning the logistics of an ambitious investigation into the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic.The World Health Organization selected Dwyer, a director at New South Wales Health Pathology in Australia, for the comple...
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Why this critical care doctor got the COVID-19 vaccine

December is typically busy in the ICU. Flu and respiratory viral pneumonia cases start trickling into the ICU, interspersed with cardiac arrests, strokes, pulmonary emboli, septic shock, and COPD exacerbations. The ICU census starts creeping up. December 2020 has been unique and challenging. There were seemingly endless days of patients coming to the ICU, only […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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UK shuts travel corridors and requires negative Covid tests to enter

All foreign arrivals will also have to quarantine in toughening of measures in response to new strainsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK is to close all access to the country for overseas travellers without proof of a recent negative coronavirus test and 10 days of quarantine, shutting all travel corridors, Boris Johnson has announced.At a Downing Street press conference, the prime minister said the border regime was being toughened up in response to new variants ...
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Severe COVID-19 linked to genetic make-up of both host and virus, say researchers

A recent study conducted by a team of international scientists has revealed that the infectivity and pathogenicity of SARS-CoV-2 strongly depend on the genetic background of both the virus and the host.
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Oregon's governor blasts Operation Warp Speed, accusing the Trump administration of 'deception on a national scale' over lack of coronavirus vaccine reserve

President Donald Trump speaks during an "Operation Warp Speed Vaccine Summit" on the White House complex, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, in Washington. AP Photo/Evan Vucci Democratic Oregon Gov. Kate Brown accused the federal government's coronavirus vaccine rollout of "deception on a national scale."  Trump's health secretary said Tuesday that Operation Warp Speed would start shipping out vaccine doses that were being held in reserve. But there are actually no extra doses in reserve, leaving stat...
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Put on a happy face? “Deep acting” associated with improved work life

Deep acting is the work strategy of regulating your emotions to match a desired state. New research suggests that deep acting reduces fatigue, improves trust, and advances goal progress over other regulation strategies. Further research suggests learning to attune our emotions for deep acting is a beneficial work-life strategy. In the film adaptation of "Bye Bye Birdie" (1963), Dick Van Dyke sings to a dour Janet Leigh to simply put on a happy face. "Wipe off that 'full of doubt' look, / Slap o...
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White-tailed deer susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection, study finds

A team of scientists recently demonstrated that white-tailed deer are highly susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection. Moreover, the infected animals are capable of transmitting the virus to their non-infected counterparts via indirect contact.
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When covid deaths aren’t counted, families pay the price

On Sundays, Bishop Bruce Davis preached love. Through his Pentecostal ministry, he organized youth parades and gave computers, bicycles and food to families in need.
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Vaccine passports: what are they and do they pose a danger to privacy?

Race to build app for people to demonstrate Covid jab or a negative test, but rights groups worry about ‘identity checks’ Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageVaccine passports, which would allow people with immunity to Covid to prove they were at low risk of spreading the disease, are being investigated by companies and countries around the world. But the proposals have also raised fears among critics that they could underpin an oppressive digital ID system, and put sensi...
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Covid: Can you catch the virus outside?

The risks of catching Covid indoors are well-known, but what are the chances of being infected outdoors?
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You didn’t sign up for this. You don’t have to drown in the paperwork.

This is not what I signed up for. Have you ever said this when you are rushing home 1.5 hours after the last patient left and you still haven’t finished all your charting? You grab a handful of forms to take home with you with the hopeful expectation that you will get them done tonight […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Image-based deep learning haplotype-guided study maps the global adaptation of SARS-CoV-2

A new study used deep learning with image recognition technology to trace the emergence of variants with increased viral fitness. Higher fitness leads to rapid expansion of these lineages in the areas where they are introduced. This type of study could facilitate the development of more effective antibodies and vaccines to help contain the pandemic.
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Two-thirds of NHS trusts in England treated more Covid patients last week than at peak of first wave

Exclusive: number of Covid patients could be twice that of April 2020 peak within weeksNHS crisis in charts: how Covid has increased strain on health serviceSee all our coronavirus coverageTwo-thirds of all NHS trusts across England were treating more coronavirus patients last week than they did at the peak of the first wave of the pandemic, a Guardian analysis reveals.Figures show that in 18 trusts the number of people suffering from coronavirus outnumbered all other patients. Continue reading....
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What are the SARS-CoV-2 exposure risks for workers on mink farms?

A new study reports on the risk of COVID-19 among workers on these farms, and in the communities living around such farms.
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