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Health minister reassures Australians over vaccine rollout after Norway adverse reactions report

Federal health minister Greg Hunt says ‘safety is the number one priority’ and vows to keep public updated on Norwegian deathsAustralian authorities will examine reports of potentially adverse reactions to the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine in Norway but the health minister said it was not yet clear whether several reported deaths were related to old age rather than the jabs.Greg Hunt said on Sunday there was no change to the government’s vaccine rollout plans and “safety is Australia’s number one prio...
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Over 4,800 Boxes of Ice Cream in China Found to Be “Coronavirus” Flavor

Various 450g boxes of ice cream in China were discovered to contain the abhorred Coronavirus, leading to health authorities rushing to track those who might have unknowingly contracted the foul disease. Three samples of the locally-made dessert were realized to be of the Coronavirus variety in the municipality of Tianjin, while 4,836 boxes were said […]
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NSW records six new local Covid cases, including healthcare worker at Sydney hospital

Gladys Berejiklian urges more people to come forward for testing as alerts issued for Concord hospitalNSW hotspots; Queensland hotspots; Victoria hotspotsFollow the coronavirus liveblogAustralia’s year of Covid – from the first case to the first doughnut dayNew South Wales recorded six new cases of locally acquired Covid-19 on Sunday, including a healthcare worker in the radiology and cardiology ward of a western Sydney hospital.Testing numbers in the state have also dropped, and the chief healt...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Greg Hunt, South Wales, Concord, Gladys Berejiklian, Coronavirus, Kerry Chant, COVID


Australian Open players in stricter Covid isolation say they risk injury if not allowed to train

Some affected players say they they were misled about rules and organisers had promised this situation would not happenAustralian Open tennis players who have been forced into stricter quarantine have said they were misled about the rules for the tournament, were promised they would be allowed to train, and are risking injury ahead of the competition.On Saturday 47 players and 143 travellers were confined to their rooms for 14 days after one flight attendant and two passengers who were not playe...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Tennis, Australia sport, Melbourne, Australian Open, Coronavirus


This physician is overwhelmed. She is not alone. [PODCAST]

“I am overwhelmed right now. I know I am not alone. I hear it in the voices of my friends, family, colleagues, patients. We are all feeling it. I am overwhelmed by this virus. There is so much to learn, so much to teach. Every day the information changes. Who is credible? Who is just […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Emergency field hospital officially opens in Lancaster to help coronavirus patients

An emergency field hospital opened Saturday, Jan. 16, in Lancaster to help relieve the burden at Antelope Valley Hospital, which has been overrun with the surge in countywide coronavirus patients. The 54-bed specialized respiratory care unit is operated by Samaritan’s Purse, an international, Christian-based relief organization that opened a similar respiratory care unit in North Carolina last week. It includes a team of more than 60 people from across the country, including 40 medical professio...
Tags: Health, UK, News, Government, Sport, Hospital, Soccer, Graham, North Carolina, Los Angeles County, Lancaster, Franklin Graham, Samaritan, Antelope Valley, John Bosco, Lou Correa


UW–Madison tool aids in equitable vaccine distribution

The demand for COVID-19 vaccines continues to outpace supply, forcing public health officials to decide who should be first in line for a shot, even among those in the same pool of eligible vaccine recipients.
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Scientists discover new treatment target for osteoarthritis-like knee cartilage degeneration

There is currently no cure for osteoarthritis, but a group of scientists believe they've discovered a method through which a simple knee injection could potentially stop the disease's effects.
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Lockdown mental health: Tips for helping your child

Lockdown has seen an increase in children under 11 seeking counselling according to the NSPCC.
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Newly-identified nutrient helps the gut recall prior infections and kill invading bacteria

Scientists studying the body's natural defenses against bacterial infection have identified a nutrient--taurine--that helps the gut recall prior infections and kill invading bacteria, such as Klebsiella pneumoniae (Kpn).
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New nasal spray delivers antipsychotic medication directly to the brain

A team of neuroscientists and engineers at McMaster University has created a nasal spray to deliver antipsychotic medication directly to the brain instead of having it pass through the body.
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Novel biodegradable magnesium-alloy tracheal stents for children with airway obstruction

Pediatric laryngotracheal stenosis (LTS), a narrowing of the airway in children, is a complex medical condition. While it can be something a child is born with or caused by injury, the condition can result in a life-threatening emergency if untreated.
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First case of COVID-19 UK variant confirmed in Los Angeles County

Public Health officials on Saturday, Jan. 16 confirmed the faster-spreading UK variant of COVID-19 has reached Los Angeles. An infected person, only described as “male,” recently “spent time” in Los Angeles County before traveling to Oregon, where he is currently isolated. The variant was confirmed by Quest Laboratories in Washington state. No other information on where the man was in the LA area was immediately available. Although it is the first confirmed case of the variant in Los Angeles Cou...
Tags: Health, Business, UK, News, Education, California, Cdc, Washington, Oregon, La, Government, Paul Simon, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Public Health


Save Joe the Pigeon

From OXY news - Joe will reunite the nations. Not that Joe. Joe the pigeon, discovered the day after Christmas in a suburban Melbourne backyard, looking exhausted and weak, and wearing a tag that appeared to be from Alabama. The bird now faces “humane destruction” to guard the country against alien avian ailments. Australians and Americans alike have campaigned to save the bird, named Joe after the U.S. president-elect. It's emerged in the last hour or so that Alabama racing pigeon authorities a...
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A reminder to try anyways

The highly anticipated A Promised Land was the first book I could not wait to crack open over my two-week break for the winter holidays. Former President Barack Obama explains in his introduction that this work is the first of two autobiographical accounts covering the period from his state legislature run in Illinois through his […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Researchers measure brain volume differences in HIV-infected individuals

Nearly 38 million people around the world are living with HIV, which, with access to treatment, has become a lifelong chronic condition. Understanding how infection changes the brain, especially in the context of aging, is increasingly important for improving both treatment and quality of life.
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Experts release newly-established principles of care for young adults with substance use disorder

A national group of pediatric addiction medicine experts have released newly-established principles of care for young adults with substance use disorder.
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Combination therapy reduces recovery time in COVID-19 patients, clinical trial finds

A clinical trial involving COVID-19 patients hospitalized at UT Health San Antonio and University Health, among roughly 100 sites globally, found that a combination of the drugs baricitinib and remdesivir reduced time to recovery, according to results published Dec. 11 in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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Researchers show how optoacoustics can be used for monitoring skin water content

Researchers from Skoltech and the University of Texas Medical Branch (US) have shown how optoacoustics can be used for monitoring skin water content, a technique which is promising for medical applications such as tissue trauma management and in cosmetology.
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IOF and IFCC review describes the current status of assays for reference bone turnover markers

Bone turnover markers (BTMs) in blood and urine are useful tools in monitoring osteoporosis treatment effects and may be useful for improving patient adherence.
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Not all frontline health workers who need priority vaccination are doctors and nurses

Canadians breathed a huge sigh of relief when the federal government approved the first COVID-19 vaccine and saw the first immunizations take place. The end of the pandemic and the prospect of a return to normal, whatever that means, became a real possibility. Rolling out a national vaccination program will be no small feat. In […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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New therapeutic approach enables functional recovery after spinal cord injury in mice

Using gene therapy, a research team has succeeded for the first time in getting mice to walk again after a complete cross-sectional injury. The nerve cells produced the curative protein themselves.
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New review highlights heat-health outcome relationship in the urban context

Over the last half-century, the probability of heat extreme events has changed by orders of magnitude in almost every region of the world, with occurrences that are now up to a hundred times more in respect to a century ago.
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Study: NTRK fusions are far more frequently seen in pediatric tumors

In a large study of pediatric cancer patients, researchers from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have analyzed the frequency, fusion partners, and clinical outcome of neurotrophic tyrosine receptor kinase (NTRK) fusions, which are clinical biomarkers that identify patients suitable for treatment with FDA-approved TRK inhibitors.
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The US screwed up its vaccine roll out in part because it was too choosy about who should get shots first

A frontline healthcare worker receives a Moderna COVID-19 vaccination at the Park County Health Departments storefront clinic on January 5, 2021 in Livingston, Montana. Photo by William Campbell/Getty Images The US has one of the lowest COVID-19 vaccinations per capita rates in the world. Israel has the best. Israel chose to prioritize its elderly. The US, by contrast, rolled out its doses using a complicated priority tier system based, in part, on people's employment. In order to fix the ...
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Grief during the pandemic 

With this third surge and our ICUs at zero capacity in Los Angeles, I spent  New Year’s Eve alone at my apartment, recovering from a wards rotation I had completed the night before. No revelry or celebration for me this year.  For months, this virus has been wreaking havoc on our lives and slowly,   then […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Turn it down: how to silence your inner voice

Your internal monologue shapes mental wellbeing, says psychologist Ethan Kross. He has the tools to improve your mind’s backchatAs Ethan Kross, an American experimental psychologist and neuroscientist, will cheerfully testify, the person who doesn’t sometimes find themselves listening to an unhelpful voice in their head probably doesn’t exist. Ten years ago, Kross found himself sitting up late at night with a baseball bat in his hand, waiting for an imaginary assailant he was convinced was about...
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Merging the wisdom of pain medicine and addiction medicine to optimize outcomes

Family lore recalls that my grandfather, succumbing to stomach cancer in the mid-1960s, “died addicted to morphine.” Decades before the AIDS crisis sparked the hospice and palliative care movements, the confluences of pain, dependence, and addiction were confused and regrettably moralized. Since then, the science has excelled, but our clinical understanding of how pain and […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Covid-19: Lichfield Cathedral becomes a vaccination hub

In the Middle Ages, Lichfield Cathedral was a pilgrimage for the sick - now it's become a vaccination centre.
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The answer to hate speech or false speech is not censorship

I am at a loss.  While trying to explain the events to my children since January 6, I feel profound sadness and fear.  Our country is built on freedom, yet the latest in a parade of crisis’ is being used by those in power to remove our freedoms at an alarming pace and divide our […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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