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Study: COVID-19 mortality racial disparities associated with social factors

COVID-19 mortality racial disparities in the U.S. are associated with social factors like income, education and internet access, according to a Rutgers study.
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Complication of severe SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia results in persistent cortical blindness: Case report

A study recently published in the journal Cureus has described a case report of a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patient who presented with pneumonia, posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES), and persistent cortical blindness. A detailed clinical presentation of the patient is provided in the report.
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Novel tool helps consume fish and seafood in a sustainable fashion

Researchers from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili's (Tarragona/Spain) research group TecnATox have optimized the website FishChoice, which helps to consume fish and seafood in a sustainable fashion and not just maximize benefits and minimize risks.
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Women are less likely to undergo CABG, may experience worse outcomes after surgery

Women are significantly less likely than men to undergo coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) using guideline-recommended approaches, which may result in worse outcomes after surgery, according to a scientific presentation at the 57th Annual Meeting of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
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Australia politics live: Perth and WA’s south-west enter Covid lockdown; media companies plead guilty to breaching George Pell court order

Victorian court hears most charges against 27 companies and individuals to be dismissed; Scott Morrison gives first major speech of 2021; much of Western Australia shut down. Follow the latest updates, liveMedia companies plead guilty to breaching Pell suppression orderPM lays out vaccine rollout planMuch of WA goes into five-day lockdown after hotel guard tests positivePerth and regional WA Covid hotspot locations; NSW Covid hotspotsFollow our global coronavirus live blog 4.35am GMT Eddie M...
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Phase III study of (m)RNA expression did not confer significant advantage for stage II-III lung cancer

A phase III study examining whether messenger (m)RNA expression correlated with sensitivity or resistance to chemotherapy did not confer a statistically significant advantage in overall survival for patients with resected stage II-III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to research presented at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer World Conference on Lung Cancer.
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New study confirms the effectiveness of LDCT screening in a never-smoker high-risk population

A study presented today by researchers with the Ministry of Health and Welfare in Taiwan confirmed the effectiveness of low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening in a pre-defined, never-smoker, high-risk population.
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E484K mutation is potentially associated with SARS-CoV-2 adaptive fitness

A team of Brazilian scientists has recently conducted genomic and phylogenetic analyses of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) genome to understand the viral evolution process better. Their analyses reveal that the E484K mutated variant of SARS-CoV-2 is present in three different lineages in four Brazilian regions and that the mutation may serve as a common solution for viral evolution.
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Nivolumab monotherapy is effective treatment option for relapsed malignant mesothelioma

Nivolumab monotherapy is an effective treatment option for relapsed malignant mesothelioma (MM), according to research presented today at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer World Conference on Lung Cancer.
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LCMC3 trial: Neoadjuvant atezolizumab prior to lung cancer surgery meets primary endpoint

(Primary analysis of the Lung Cancer Mutation Consortium (LCMC) 3 study revealed that neoadjuvant atezolizumab prior to lung cancer surgery was well tolerated by patients and met its primary endpoint of 20% major pathologic response rate, according to research presented today at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer's World Conference on Lung Cancer.
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Study: Link between protein folding and misfolding can lead to the formation of amyloid fibers

Researchers from Osaka University have described the link between accurate protein folding and misfolding that can lead to the formation of amyloid fibers, which are implicated in neurodegenerative diseases
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COVID effect resulted in substantial decline in heart surgery, caused more patient deaths

The most deadly global health crisis in a century has resulted in a substantial decline in overall heart surgery volume and an unexplained increase in deaths after coronary artery bypass grafting, according to late-breaking research presented at the 57th Annual Meeting of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
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Lung mechanics and hypoxemia in COVID-19 patients with ARDS

To better understand how low blood oxygen level, or hypoxemia, and lung compliance varies in COVIDARDS and how they relate to disease outcomes, researchers developed a dataset of using more than 11,000 COVID-19 patients admitted to the hospital. A research paper published on the medRxiv* preprint server reports their results.
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SARS-CoV-2-specific T cells are key players in decreasing COVID-19 mortality

A recent US study, currently available on medRxiv preprint server, supports a beneficial rather than immunopathologic role for effector T-cells during serious infections with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) –
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Synergistic effect between NF-κB inhibitors and zinc in vitro reducing ACE2 expression

Researchers at National Taiwan University Hospital in Taipei have conducted a study demonstrating the potential effectiveness of a novel drug combination at reducing morbidity and mortality in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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Australia politics live: Perth and WA’s south-west enter Covid lockdown; Scott Morrison lays out vaccine rollout plan

Prime minister gives first major speech of 2021; much of Western Australia shut down, with politicians returning to the ACT for parliament forced to isolate. Follow all the latest news and updates, livePM lays out vaccine rollout planMuch of WA goes into five-day lockdown after hotel guard tests positivePerth and regional WA Covid hotspot locations; NSW Covid hotspotsFollow our global coronavirus live blog 2.35am GMT We’ll hear from Mark McGowan very soon WA premier Mark McGowan and health m...
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Crystal structures of nanobodies could aid the design of COVID-19 therapies

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, have shown how certain synthetic nanobodies bind to the agent that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) – a development that could help inform the design of therapies.
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Australia politics live: NSW and Victoria report no new local Covid cases as Perth and WA's south-west enter lockdown

Much of Western Australia shut down, with politicians returning to the ACT for parliament forced to isolate. Follow all the latest news and updates, liveMuch of WA goes into five-day lockdown after hotel guard tests positivePerth and regional WA Covid hotspot locations; NSW Covid hotspotsFollow our global coronavirus live blog 1.32am GMT The prime minister is on his feet and behind the lectern for his first major speech of 2021. 1.31am GMT And Queensland is remaining shut to the WA hotsp...
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Death is personal for this physician [PODCAST]

“In Wooster, Ohio, where I practiced, a small not-for-profit hospice agency relied on local physicians, clergy, and many other volunteers to supplement the skills and dedication of their employed staff. It was through this work with Hospice of Wayne County, in making home visits when needed, that I learned the immeasurable value of presence. By […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Biden's COVID response team is scrambling to find 20 million coronavirus vaccine doses the Trump administration didn't bother tracking

President Joe Biden in the Oval Office after his inauguration on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Biden's ambitious plan to improve the US's coronavirus vaccine rollout has hit a snag. About 20 million vaccine doses are missing, Politico reported. The government has delivered them to states, but states haven't administered them to patients. The Trump administration failed to track where vaccine doses were going and when once they had been delivere...
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LA County reports 5,925 new coronavirus cases, 124 deaths on Sunday

Los Angeles County reported 5,925 new cases of COVID-19 and 124 additional deaths on Sunday, Jan. 31, bringing the county’s totals to 1,116,892 cases and 16,770 fatalities. The latest numbers came one day after health officials 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 rou...
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What would Seneca say? Six Stoic tips for surviving lockdown

To live through a pandemic, Albert Camus wrote, is to be made to live as an exile. Lovers are parted from lovers, (grand)parents from children, families from their dead. And we are exiled from many things we enjoy: freedom of movement, the ability to eat out or swim at public pools … In such times, older wisdom traditions can be helpful. The ancient Stoics wrote extensively about facing death, grief, illness, exile and other adversities. The Roman Stoic Seneca (4-65 CE), philosopher-counsell...
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The social contract is broken

The government misuses taxes and does not maintain our safety, justice, health and infrastructure systems. Eventually citizens will tire of the lack of delivery The post The social contract is broken appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Human elements: How Primo Levi brought science to life

He studied at Turin, worked as a chemist until the age of 24, and in 1943 he resisted Nazi occupation of Italy with a group of countrymen. Italian fascists arrested him, turned him over to the Germans, and sent him to Auschwitz in 1944. He arrived on a train packed with six hundred and fifty […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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COVID vaccine distribution is a fiasco

The way the COVID vaccine is being distributed is ridiculous. Vaccines continue to be sent to states who distribute them to facilities such as hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies.  Do they really think this is an efficient way to do this? When hospitals get the vaccine, they distribute it to frontline workers such as nurses, doctors, respiratory […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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UK may help EU before domestic vaccination programme complete, says Liz Truss

Trade secretary had previously hinted supplies may not be diverted until UK population was vaccinatedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK could help the EU and other nations with coronavirus vaccine supplies even before the domestic vaccination programme has been completed, the international trade secretary, Liz Truss, has said.As ministers sought to smooth relations with Brussels after the EU’s much-criticised and swiftly rescinded decision to impose a vaccine bord...
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A congressman tested positive for the coronavirus after getting vaccinated. It typically takes a few weeks to develop immunity.

Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass., questions Postmaster General Louis DeJoy during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on the Postal Service on Capitol Hill, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Washington. Tom Williams/Pool via AP After having received both doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, Rep. Stephen Lynch of Massachusetts tested positive for the coronavirus, his spokesperson told Business Insider.  "While Mr. Lynch remains asymptomatic and feels fine, he will self-quarantine and will vo...
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A congressional lawmaker tested positive for the coronavirus after getting second dose of Pfizer vaccine

Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass., questions Postmaster General Louis DeJoy during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on the Postal Service on Capitol Hill, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Washington. Tom Williams/Pool via AP After having received both doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, Rep. Stephen Lynch of Massachusetts tested positive for the coronavirus, his spokesperson told Business Insider.  "While Mr. Lynch remains asymptomatic and feels fine, he will self-quarantine and will vo...
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Some coronavirus patients may develop 'COVID tongue' - a painful rash or 'furry coating' on their swelling tongues, a researcher says

PhotoAlto/Ale Ventura/Getty Images Some people infected with the coronavirus might have "COVID tongue." The condition may involve a painful rash, swelling, or discoloration on patients' tongues. One UK researcher says it's critical to draw attention to "non-classic" coronavirus symptoms like COVID tongue that aren't on official public health lists. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As the pandemic progresses, experts are identifying more and more symptoms that could sign...
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Morrison commits $1.9bn to Australia's vaccine rollout as he prepares to withdraw pandemic payments

PM to open parliamentary year with speech that reassures continued suppression of Covid and promises economic recovery Scott Morrison will commit $1.9bn for Australia’s vaccine rollout and attempt to bolster consumer confidence while preparing the public for the withdrawal of fiscal supports in a scene-setting address ahead of the resumption of parliament.With MPs converging on Canberra for the opening of the new parliamentary year, the prime minister will outline five priorities for 2021 in a s...
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