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Students from lower socio-economic groups are less likely to participate in sports

Students from lower socio-economic groups (SEG) are less likely to participate in sport or physical activity at university, research from Sheffield Hallam University has found.
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Researchers discover novel metabolic gatekeeper mechanism for leukemia

In a new study led by Yale Cancer Center, researchers have discovered a novel metabolic gatekeeper mechanism for leukemia.
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Study: Bacteria living on toothbrush reflect oral hygiene, not the toilet aerosols

Good news: The bacteria living on your toothbrush reflect your mouth - not your toilet.
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Study explains why people of African descent are less likely to find bone marrow donors

A paper by a multidisciplinary team of scientists affiliated with various Brazilian institutions, including the University of São Paulo (USP) and the National Cancer Institute (INCA), shows that people of African descent are less likely to find a donor in the National Register of Voluntary Bone Marrow Donors (REDOME) than people with predominantly European ancestry.
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Australia politics live: RBA holds cash rate at 0.1% as government shuts down attempt to censure Craig Kelly

Doctors’ group lashes out at Liberal MP, saying ‘all public figures’ should ‘act responsibly’; Morrison government to face pressure on jobkeeper and jobseeker. Follow all the latest news and updates, live • Perth and WA’s Covid restrictions explained • Perth and regional WA Covid hotspot locations; NSW hotspots • Follow the global coronavirus liveblog 4.21am GMT Anthony Albanese is making a speech on indulgence about his head on car crash over the summer.He thanks all those who contacted him...
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Urinary shedding of spike protein in COVID-19 patients

A team of scientists from the United States has recently revealed that about 25% of people with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection develop renal complications and that the viral spike protein can be detected in the urine samples of these patients. The study is currently available on the medRxiv* preprint server.
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High national prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 with regional variability in England, REACT-1 survey finds

The REACT-1 survey conducted in the United Kingdom demonstrates a high average prevalence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection in England during January 2021. The survey also indicates that a sustained reduction in infection prevalence is urgently needed to avoid burden on healthcare systems and reduce coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)-related mortality.
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Australia politics live: government shuts down attempt to censure Craig Kelly over Covid misinformation

Doctors’ group lashes out at Liberal MP, saying ‘all public figures’ should ‘act responsibly’; Morrison government to face pressure on jobkeeper and jobseeker. Follow all the latest news and updates, live • Perth and WA’s Covid restrictions explained • Perth and regional WA Covid hotspot locations; NSW hotspots • Follow the global coronavirus liveblog 2.17am GMT Apparently, one Coalition MP raised “Covid treatment options” as an issue in the party room.No one responded. 2.15am GMT The Ne...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Welfare, New Zealand, Labor party, Australian Greens, Liberal party, Industrial relations, Scott Morrison, Liberal, Perth


Prostate drug may have potential to prevent or delay the development of Parkinson's disease

Taking a particular type of medication to treat enlarged prostate is associated with a reduced risk of developing Parkinson's disease, according to a large observational study led by researchers at the University of Iowa, with colleagues in Denmark and China.
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Study demonstrates link between housing insecurity and sleep outcomes

People who are unable to make their rent or mortgage payments sleep less than than their peers who don't have such problems, and those who are forced to move because of financial problems sleep even less, according to a new RAND Corporation study.
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Inhaling unfragmented hyaluronan improves lung function in COPD patients

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health and their collaborators found that inhaling unfragmented hyaluronan improves lung function in patients suffering from severe exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
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By July of 2020, 16.8 million people in the US infected with SARS-CoV-2 and didn’t know it

A seroprevalence study of nearly 10,000 people in the United States in the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic suggests there were at least five people with undiagnosed disease for every case diagnosed.
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WHO recommends dapivirine vaginal ring as additional HIV prevention choice for at-risk women

WHO today recommended that the dapivirine vaginal ring (DPV-VR) may be offered as an additional prevention choice for women at substantial risk of HIV infection as part of combination prevention approaches.
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New gold-nanoparticle probes for target identification of bioactive small molecules

The development of pharmaceutical treatments is difficult -- clinicians and researchers know a certain drug can regulate particular functions, but they might not know how it actually works.
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First of several Tiny Homes villages brings in unhoused in San Fernando Valley

The first a series of villages made up of “tiny homes” officially opened its doors at a North Hollywood park Monday, Feb. 2, welcoming its first people who were coming in from experiencing homelessness along nearby streets. The village sits along Chandler Boulevard, in a half-acre plot the north end of North Hollywood Recreation Center, and has room for up to 75 people. At the site, which had once been proposed for a charter school, 40 temporary homes now stand, each with two beds, heat and air-...
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Increased access to testing, treatment has reduced hepatitis C in low- and middle-income countries

Many low- and middle-income countries have reduced suffering from hepatitis C, thanks to increased access to testing and treatment.
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Study discovers promising therapeutic agent to inhibit melanoma progression

There have been great advances in treating melanoma over the past five years, however, even with these treatments many patients quickly develop drug resistance and die from their disease.
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New WHO essential diagnostics list expands the suite of tests to promote better health

To address the lack of access to tests and testing services in multiple countries, WHO since 2018 has published a yearly essential diagnostics list (EDL), a basket of recommended in vitro diagnostics that should be available at point-of-care and in laboratories in all countries to increase timely and life-saving diagnoses.
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Australia politics live: doctors condemn Craig Kelly for ‘disseminating misinformation’ as NSW and Victoria report no new Covid cases

Doctors’ group lashes out at Liberal MP, saying ‘all public figures’ should ‘act responsibly’; Morrison government to face pressure on jobkeeper and jobseeker. Follow all the latest news and updates, live • Perth and WA’s Covid restrictions explained • Perth and regional WA Covid hotspot locations; NSW hotspots • Follow the global coronavirus liveblog 1.24am GMT The government closes down the debate.Interestingly, it seems on the numbers, that the crossbench voted with Labor on that. 1.19am...
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New platform using green algae tests for SARS-CoV-2 virus

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, have demonstrated the potential of using green algae to make recombinant viral proteins that could be used in large scale assays to detect antibodies against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) - the agent that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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Study evaluates the performance and acceptability of HPV self-sampling

A study led by Queen Mary University of London has compared the performance and acceptability of a urine test and four different vaginal self-sampling collection devices to detect high risk Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).
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Crafoord Laureate uncovered a new group of rare autoinflammatory diseases

Dan Kastner, USA, has described an entirely new group of rare autoinflammatory diseases. His discoveries have brought new knowledge and led to the development of effective treatments.
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Granulocyte changes could help predict patient outcomes in COVID-19

Researchers in Sweden have provided a comprehensive characterization of circulating granulocytes in people infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) – the agent that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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Nisha Mehta, MD on why physicians should consider side gigs [PODCAST]

“At first, it may seem strange that ‘physician’ and ‘side gig’ are even used in the same sentence. After all, the average physician in the United States is already working more than a 40 hour work week and struggling with issues related to work-life balance. As someone who talks about physician burnout and as the […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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WHO and IDIA join forces to support the scaling of health innovations

The World Health Organization and the International Development Innovation Alliance today signed a strategic Collaborative Agreement to support the scaling of health innovations.
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Early induction of functional SARS-CoV-2-specific T cells linked with mild symptoms in COVID-19 patients

Humoral and cellular adaptive immunity are two immune mechanisms that act against pathogens. Humoral immunity is mediated by antibodies, while cellular immunity does not involve antibodies and is, instead, facilitated by T cells.
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WHO revises definition of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis

The definition of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) has been revised by the World Health Organization's Global TB Programme, who have also defined pre-XDR-TB for the first time, highlighting the seriousness of these forms of TB.
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Australian politics live: Craig Kelly condemned for ‘disseminating misinformation’ as NSW and Victoria report no new Covid cases

Doctors’ group lashes out at Liberal MP, saying ‘all public figures’ should ‘act responsibly’; Morrison government to face pressure on jobkeeper and jobseeker. Follow all the latest news and updates, live • Perth and WA’s Covid restrictions explained • Perth and regional WA Covid hotspot locations; NSW hotspots • Follow the global coronavirus liveblog 12.21am GMT The chats are slowly happening The Alliance is fundamental to the security & prosperity of our region. NSA @jakejsullivan & I dis...
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What happens when care home staff refuse the jab?

Care homes have been central to the Covid crisis in the UK, their residents accounting for a large proportion of deaths from the disease.
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New WHO guidelines provide recommendations for managing chronic pain in children

Chronic pain or pain that persists or recurs for longer than three months in children is a significant public health problem and a leading cause of morbidity in children globally.
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