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Study: Diabetics worry about disruption to insulin supplies owing to Brexit outcome

Diabetics living in the UK worry about disruption to insulin supplies as a result of Brexit, new research shows.
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Australia news live: Anthony Albanese makes Chris Bowen climate change spokesman in reshuffle; NZ travel suspension to remain

Albanese pins election hopes on major reshuffle; Australia extends travel bubble suspension with NZ; Victoria could open travel to all of Sydney from tomorrow. Follow the latest updates live• NSW hotspots; State-by-state restrictions and rules explained • Qld to reopen border to all of NSW on 1 February • Follow the global coronavirus liveblog 3.20am GMT More reactions to Albanese’s reshuffle, with newly appointed shadow minister for climate change and energy, Chris Bowen, releasing a statem...
Tags: Health, Climate Change, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, New Zealand, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Nz, Anthony Albanese, Morrison


Australia news live: Anthony Albanese makes Chris Bowen climate change spokesman in shadow cabinet reshuffle

Albanese pins election hopes on major reshuffle; Victoria could open travel to all of Sydney from tomorrow as NSW reports no new local Covid cases; CSL refuses to appear before inquiry until April. Follow the latest updates live• NSW hotspots; State-by-state restrictions and rules explained • Qld to reopen border to all of NSW on 1 February • Follow the global coronavirus liveblog 2.34am GMT Albanese has slapped down comments by backbench MP Joel Fitzgibbon calling to abandon the Rudd leader...
Tags: Health, Labor, Climate Change, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, New Zealand, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Liberal party, Tanya Plibersek


Novel method for identifying biomarkers may aid in early cancer diagnosis

A new University of California, Irvine-led study finds a new method for identifying biomarkers may aid in early cancer diagnosis.
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Study provides a detailed look at vulnerable sites on SARS-CoV-2

A new study led by scientists at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) suggests that T cells try to fight SARS-CoV-2 by targeting a broad range of sites on the virus--beyond the key sites on the virus's spike protein.
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Researchers figure out how the immune system keeps tabs on the brain

Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, autism, schizophrenia and many other neurological and psychiatric conditions have been linked to inflammation in the brain.
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New tool offers data-driven, precision medicine approach to help scientists better understand COVID-19

It is called PAGER-CoV, and it promises to be an important tool in finding therapies for COVID-19.
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Australia news live: CSL says it is too busy making vaccine to appear at Senate Covid inquiry

Victoria could open travel to all of Sydney from tomorrow as NSW reports no new local Covid cases; Queensland says it will reopen its border with NSW. Follow the latest updates live• NSW hotspots; State-by-state restrictions and rules explained • Qld to reopen border to all of NSW on 1 February • Follow the global coronavirus liveblog 1.31am GMT Liberal Jason Falinski has fired a warning shot to the Morrison government not to follow the junior Coalition partner’s call for more coal power.Fal...
Tags: Health, Climate Change, Australia, Senate, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, New Zealand, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Pfizer, Melbourne, Liberal party


Study examines the causes behind antibiotic overuse

The overuse of antibiotics occurs due to the mistaken widespread belief that they are beneficial for a broad array of conditions and because many physicians are willing to prescribe antibiotics if patients ask for the medication, according to a Rutgers study.
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New automated measurement system to assess healthy lifespans using nematodes

A research group from Kumamoto University (Japan) has developed an automated measurement system to assess healthy lifespans using nematodes (C. elegans).
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Temperature, latitude correlate with COVID-19 cases and mortality rates

With cities around the globe locking down yet again amid soaring COVID-19 numbers, could seasonality be partially to blame? New research from the University of Illinois says yes.
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R&D lacking on emerging infectious diseases, report finds

As research into COVID-19 swells, R&D on other infectious diseases is seriously lacking, report finds.
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Miniaturized brush tested as a possible technique for loosening cells from walls of pancreatic cysts

In a potential step forward for early pancreatic cancer diagnosis, a miniaturized brush was successfully tested as a possible technique for loosening cells from the walls of pancreatic cysts.
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Insight into cancer cells' own first aid could provide the basis for new immunotherapy

Insight into cancer cells' own first aid could help the development of a new type of treatment. Johanna Olweus and her team at the UiO (University of Oslo) and the OUS (Oslo University Hospital) are important contributors to this study, which has been published in Nature.
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Keck Hospital of USC nurses demand improved safety measures amid coronavirus pandemic

A group of nurses delivered a letter to USC president Carol L. Folt on Wednesday, Jan. 27, asking the Keck Hospital of USC administration to host a virtual Town Hall to address safety concerns and answer questions about how the hospital is handling the pandemic. The USC rally was part of a nationwide action held by National Nurses United on Wednesday in 19 states nationwide, urging hospitals and government officials to protect healthcare workers amid the coronavirus pandemic. The demonstrations,...
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New trial to look at reducing transmission of Covid-19 in care homes

A new trial, led by experts from the University of Nottingham, will look at reducing the transmission of Covid-19 and its severity in care homes, thanks to funding from the National Institute for Health Research.
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Peer-to-peer support and the second victim syndrome [PODCAST]

“The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone, especially those of us in health care.  Our way of practicing medicine has been changed; some would say forever. We find ourselves affected not only clinically but also emotionally.  As a result, clinicians are experiencing more stress and anxiety than ever before. These feelings are not new but have […] 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: 'I told my kids I wasn't going to make it'

Taxi driver Ali Sakallioglu spent 222 days in hospital with Covid, including three months in a coma.
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English National Opera lessons for long Covid sufferers

The English National Opera's singing coach gives long Covid sufferers breathing space.
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New York Tech researchers receive NIH grant to improve the understanding of atherosclerosis

A New York Institute of Technology research team led by Olga V. Savinova, Ph.D., assistant professor of biomedical sciences at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, has secured a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
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Study shows the limits of working memory in younger children

Imagine a 7-year-old and a college student both take a break from their virtual classes to get a drink of water.
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LA City Council focuses on equitable distribution of coronavirus vaccines

Several Los Angeles City Council members on Wednesday, Jan. 27, grilled county health and fire department officials about their efforts to roll out vaccines in communities that have been the most vulnerable to COVID-19, such as Boyle Heights, Pacoima, MacArthur Park and South Los Angeles. Those areas have among the highest COVID-19 death and case rates, but recent statistics from the county have shown that vaccination rates have been higher in more affluent areas, such as the west San Fernando V...
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IU researchers identify how breast cancer cells evade immune attacks

Researchers at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified how breast cancer cells hide from immune cells to stay alive. The discovery could lead to better immunotherapy treatment for patients.
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Cleveland Clinic receives two grants to study therapeutic potential of anti-cancer drug in Alzheimer's

The National Institute of Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, and the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation awarded five-year grants of $3.2 million and $1.4 million, respectively, to scientists from Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health to study the therapeutic potential of the anti-cancer drug lenalidomide in early-stage Alzheimer's disease, known as mild cognitive impairment.
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Vaccines delivered via skin may offer better protection against respiratory diseases

Among infectious diseases that have caused pandemics and epidemics, smallpox stands out as a success story. Smallpox vaccination led to the disease's eradication in the twentieth century.
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Salk scientists receive $1.2 million from Larry L. Hillblom Foundation to study aging mechanisms

A collaborative team of Salk scientists led by Professor John Reynolds will receive $1.2 million over four years as part of a Network Grant from the Larry L. Hillblom Foundation to examine aging across the life span, including age-related neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease.
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Study shows how aneuploidy could become a weak point for cancer cells

What makes cancer cells different from ordinary cells in our bodies? Can these differences be used to strike at them and paralyze their activity? This basic question has bothered cancer researchers since the mid-19th century.
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Study uncovers a novel promising target for diabetes treatment

Researchers have discovered a novel and druggable insulin inhibitory receptor, named inceptor. The latest study from Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen, the Technical University of Munich and the German Center for Diabetes Research is a significant milestone for diabetes research as the scientific community celebrates 100 years of insulin and 50 years of insulin receptor discovery.
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UVA receives $4.4 million federal grant to expand Interactive Home Monitoring program

A three-year, $4.4 million Federal Communications Commission grant will enable UVA Health to expand its Interactive Home Monitoring care for patients with serious and chronic conditions, including COVID-19 and diabetes.
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Baby blues: First-time parents blindsided by ‘the birthday rule’ and a $207,455 NICU bill

In the nine months leading up to her due date, Kayla Kjelshus and her husband, Mikkel, meticulously planned for their daughter's arrival.
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