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How doctors are losing money every time a patient pays a bill [PODCAST]

“A practicing anesthesiologist for the past 14 years, when COVID hit, and the ORs came to an abrupt halt, I needed to occupy my mind. An opportunity to learn about the business behind running a practice came to me via a good friend who is a founding member of an award-winning Fintech on a mission […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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2nd case of United Kingdom variant confirmed in LA County as 316 more coronavirus deaths posted

Los Angeles County reported 6,918 new cases of COVID-19 and 316 additional deaths on Saturday, Jan. 30, as health officials also confirmed the second local case of the COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7 first discovered in the United Kingdom, and four additional cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C). The B.1.1.7 specimen, submitted by a clinical facility, was sequenced as part of routine surveillance by the county’s Public Health Laboratory. The first confirmed case of B.1.1.7 was...
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Could a vaccine get rid of malaria for good?

Seventeen-year-old Victoline explores progress to tackle the disease in her home country, Kenya.
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Lebanon ambulance driver: 'Hospitals can't take our Covid patients'

Lebanon's hospitals are turning away patients as the country buckles under Covid and economic collapse.
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Fostering Stray Cats Gave Me Purpose

From the New York Times - an excerpt  on the movement to rescue feral cats. Inspiring! ‘I Literally Had No One.’ Then the Foster Kittens Arrived. Last summer, Jali Henry was feeling lonely and depressed after many of her friends moved out of the city because of the pandemic. “I literally had no one,” she said. “I was like, ‘What the hell am I doing here?’” Then she began noticing street cats in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where she lives: first, a group of four that lived behind a school; then...
Tags: Health, Instagram, Pets, Netflix, Brooklyn, New York Times, Manhattan, Bronx, Cat Rescue, Cat People, Henry, Audubon Society, Education Department, Williamsburg Brooklyn, Charitable, TheStarryEye Astrologer


EU’s vaccine blunder reopens Brexit battle over Irish border

Tory MPs use short-lived announcement of export ban to call for overhaul of trade deal, as EU chief is attacked over U-turnCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe European Union’s threat to impose a vaccine border between Northern Ireland and the Republic risks reigniting one of Brexit’s bitterest disputes, as senior Tories said the move proved the need for an immediate overhaul of the bloc’s treatment of Northern Ireland.The renewed demands emerged with the EU facing an ...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Vaccines and immunisation, Tories, Brexit, World Health Organization WHO, Trade Policy, Coronavirus


Bill Gates, Big Pharma and entrenching the vaccine apartheid

Waiving intellectual property restrictions on Covid-19 vaccines could help the developing world. But India and South Africa’s pleas are falling on deaf ears The post Bill Gates, Big Pharma and entrenching the vaccine apartheid appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, India, South Africa, Bill Gates, Astrazeneca, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Pfizer, Vaccine, Hoarding, Openaccess, Moderna, Top Six, BioNtech, Manufacture, Coronavirus, COVID-19


It’s time to curb rising C-section rates in Canada

Even during the pandemic, labor and delivery are the most frequent reasons for hospitalization in Canada, with over 350,000 births per year.  That’s happy news.  But of these births, nearly one third are by Caesarian section (C-sections).  That rate is far too high – and rising. C-section is the surgical procedure to deliver a baby […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Falling in love during a pandemic: a lesson in self-soothing

The attending physician knelt next to the stretcher to repeat his opening line. “Hello, sir. What brings you to the emergency department today?” The man looked around in a daze, his lips quivering as if he was on the verge of crying. “The demons! The demons, they’re everywhere! Help me. Please, help me. I can’t […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Covid vaccines to be recorded in Dublin in compromise deal

Doses will be allowed to cross border after international outcry over Brussels’ attempt to block deliveriesCoronavirus - latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageExplainer: what is article 16 of the Northern Ireland protocol?Vaccine doses crossing the border between the Republic and Northern Ireland will have to be recorded in Dublin but they will not be at risk of being blocked under an EU regulation in force to avoid shortages in the bloc.The compromise struck between the European commiss...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, UK News, Ireland, Northern Ireland, European Commission, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Northern Irish politics, Brussels, Dublin, Republic


How I found the special joy of nature in cities | Alice Vincent

You have to look – and sometimes very closely – but discovering small patches of woodland or flowers bursting through concrete makes me appreciate nature all the moreOne Friday morning last October, when we still could, I drove down from Brixton in south London to Somerset. It was one of those autumn days people anticipate in the midst of a sticky summer, with pillowy mist and low-lying sun trying to get through it. Even hurtling down the M3 was gorgeous; trees filling in the shade card between ...
Tags: Psychology, Science, London, Environment, Life and style, Cities, Health & wellbeing, Somerset, Brixton, Alice Vincent


Building a bond of trust between patient and physician

We live in a world today where there is misinformation in abundant supply. What we see and hear in the media one day seems to be reversed the following day. What to believe, who to believe? Our world appears to be in a state of turmoil, a state of contradictions. Amid all of this, people […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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EU to publish revised rules after Covid vaccine border fiasco

Commission plans to rush through regulations that ‘ensure Northern Ireland protocol remains unaffected’Coronavirus - latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageExplainer: what is article 16 of the Northern Ireland protocol?Brussels will publish a revised regulation to potentially block vaccine exports out of the EU on Saturday, after an international outcry over its initial plans to erect an export border for doses on the island of Ireland.The European commission’s newly drafted implementing ...
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Being a pediatrician did not prepare me for parenting

“Your child should always sleep on the back, by themselves, in their crib, bassinet, or pack and play with no stuffed toys or loose blankets.” These words are ringing in my ears as I put my newborn baby in the bassinet for the millionth time, only to get a shrill cry in return.  She screams […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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'I wanted to give something back': the academic who signed up for the Novavax trial

Librarian says she feels ‘very lucky’ working from home, so she volunteered for the vaccine testCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhile many have endured almost a year of stress and hardship during the Covid crisis in the UK, others have remained relatively unscathed.Caroline Ball, a 37-year-old academic librarian from just outside Derby, has even felt guilty at times, having the good fortune of a stable job which she can do from home and not worrying about homeschoolin...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, UK News, Working From Home, Vaccines and immunisation, Derby, Novavax, Coronavirus, Caroline Ball


January's daily UK Covid death toll averages more than 1,000, figures show

Confirmation of deadliest month of pandemic comes a year after the UK recorded its first Covid deathCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore than 1,000 people in the UK have died of Covid on average each day in January, making it the deadliest month of the pandemic so far by the government’s count, with more than 28,000 deaths as of Thursday.Saturday marks the first anniversary of when the UK recorded its first coronavirus death, which occurred on 30 January 2020. Continu...
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Experts predict 125,000 fewer COVID deaths if 50% of U.S. population initiate vaccination by March 1

A new report combining forecasting and expert prediction data, predicts that 125,000 lives could be saved by the end of 2021 if 50% or more of the U.S. population initiated COVID vaccination by March 1, 2021.
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Study reveals effective therapeutic strategy to prevent colorectal cancer progression

Nagoya University researchers and colleagues have revealed that colorectal cancer tissues contain at least two types of fibroblasts (a type of cells found in connective tissue), namely, cancer-promoting fibroblasts and cancer-restraining fibroblasts, and that the balance between them is largely involved in the progression of colorectal cancer.
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COVID-19 decreased access to school meals, exacerbated food insecurity among children

School closures during COVID-19 have decreased access to school meals, which is likely to increase the risk for food insecurity among children in Maryland, according to a new report issued by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM).
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UC Riverside mouse study resolves long-standing mystery by a whisker

When we step on the car brake upon seeing a red traffic light ahead, a sequence of events unfolds in the brain at lightning speed.
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Study details how glutamate signaling works in the brain to enable neuronal communication

The most powerful substance in the human brain for neuronal communication is glutamate. It is by far the most abundant, and it's implicated in all kinds of operations.
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New study shows link between intestinal microbiota and maternal behavior

As scientists learn more about the microorganisms that colonize the body--collectively called the microbiota--one area of intense interest is the effect that these microbes can have on the brain.
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WHO's Covid warnings were not heeded. Now the world has a new chance to beat the virus

If nations make vaccine delivery equitable, step up testing and study variant genomes, the pandemic could be under control by January 2022Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA year ago, on 30 January, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of the new coronavirus a public health emergency of international concern – the highest level of alarm at our disposal under international law.At the time there were 98 confirmed cases and no deaths reported outside China. ...
Tags: Health, China, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Global development, Who, World Health Organization, Vaccines and immunisation, Global Health, Coronavirus


Researchers explore how the current practice of nephrology may have racist ideologies

There is a growing awareness of systematic inequality and structural racism in American society. Science and medicine are no exception, as evidenced by historical instances of discrimination and overt racism.
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DSMB recommends continuation of Phase 2/3 study of opaganib for severe COVID-19

RedHill Biopharma Ltd., a specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the independent Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) for the global Phase 2/3 study of opaganib in patients with severe COVID-19, unanimously recommended to continue the study following a pre-scheduled futility review of unblinded efficacy data from the first 135 patients treated in the study and safety data from the first 175 patients.
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Research identifies and explores the impacts of emergent COVID-19 behavioral identities

New research by Mimi E. Lam (University of Bergen) just published in Humanities and Social Sciences Communications identifies and explores the impacts of salient viral or COVID-19 behavioural identities that are emerging.
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11-week program of football exercises improves health knowledge in schoolchildren

Knowledge about health is a cornerstone in a child's development of physical and psychosocial health.
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Researchers receive a DKK 6 million grant to examine the chemicals in indoor air

A person breathes in approx. 20 kilos of air every day. In Denmark, we spend almost 90 per cent of our time indoors, and therefore the chemical indoor climate in our buildings has a major impact on our health.
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Researchers examine the connection between lung cancer and COVID-19

On February 27, 2020, the flagship journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, the Journal of Thoracic Oncology, published a case study that described two patients from Wuhan, China who recently underwent lung lobectomies for adenocarcinoma and were retrospectively found to have had COVID-19 at the time of surgery.
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Survey: More than a third of Americans either unlikely or unsure to get a COVID-19 vaccine

News reports indicate COVID-19 vaccines are not getting out soon enough nor in adequate supplies to most regions, but there may be a larger underlying problem than shortages. A University of California, Davis, study found that more than a third of people nationwide are either unlikely or at least hesitant to get a COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to them.
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