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Tennis chief confident Australian Open will go ahead despite new Covid threat as PM announces 10m extra vaccine doses– politics live

Craig Tiley expects all players and staff to return negative tests with play still scheduled for Friday. Follow the latest news, live• Australian Open hotel worker positive for Covid• Victoria Covid hotspots•WA Covid restrictions explained; WA hotspot locations• Labor urges Facebook to act against Craig Kelly’s ‘harmful’ content• Follow our global coronavirus live blog 4.34am GMT This just popped up in my feedYou're right Jack. I did skip over it – unintentionally. I don't always stick to th...
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Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 shown to have 91.6 percent efficacy

The phase 3 human trial is the last stage of clinical evaluation, showing how effective and safe a drug or vaccine is. In this case, the Gam- Sputnik V showed a consistent strong protective effect across all participant age groups.
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Hematological findings in Amazonian patients with COVID-19

To discriminate between patients with severe and non-severe COVID-19 quickly, researchers from Peru looked for prognostic signatures in the blood samples of COVID-19 patients. Virgilio E. Failoc-Rojas et al. examined laboratory results and clinical prognosis of COVID-19 patients from a hospital in the Peruvian Amazon.
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Australia secures 10m more Pfizer vaccine doses as calls grow for national approach to Covid quarantine – politics live

Increased testing at South Australian border as positive case throws tennis tournament preparations into chaos. Follow the latest news, live• Australian Open hotel worker positive for Covid • Victoria Covid hotspots•WA Covid restrictions explained; WA hotspot locations• Labor urges Facebook to act against Craig Kelly’s ‘harmful’ content• Follow our global coronavirus live blog 3.34am GMT Christian Porter continues to say that Labor is not correct when it comes to its criticism of the IR legi...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Labor, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Australian Open, Scott Morrison, Perth, Daniel Andrews


Survey finds 41% of United States residents unwilling to receive a COVID-19 vaccine

A cross-sectional online survey conducted by the scientists of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA, has revealed that about 41% of US residents are unwilling to receive a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine due to concern over vaccine safety and efficacy. Moreover, there are sub-group variations in willingness to receive a COVID-19 vaccine
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Nasodine antiseptic nasal spray shows potential antiviral activity against SARS-CoV-2

A team of international scientists has recently investigated the efficacy of PVP-1, a complex of polyvinylpyrrolidone and iodine, in preventing severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. Using in vitro cell culture settings, the scientists observe that PVP-1 formulation used in a commercially available nasal spray (Nasodine) readily inactivates SARS-CoV-2 within a short period of time.
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Standard decontamination technologies can remove or inactivate all viruses from drinking water

Among the many avenues that viruses can use to infect humans, drinking water may pose only a tiny risk for spreading certain viruses like the novel coronavirus.
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Prevalence of underlying medical conditions related to severe COVID-19 is higher among cancer survivors

New study finds more than half (56.4%) of cancer survivors in the United States reported having additional underlying medical conditions associated with severe COVID-19 illness.
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NeuroVision Imaging receives ADDF funding to develop biomarker tests for Alzheimer's disease

NeuroVision Imaging Inc., announced today it has received an investment from the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation to support developing reliable, affordable biomarker tests for Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia and neurodegenerative disorders.
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Insight into role of aging in response to SARS-CoV-2 infection

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine set out to determine the differences between young people and older adults regarding their host responses against SARS-CoV-2. The team revealed that independent of disease severity, COVID-19 was linked to a significant shift in plasma inflammatory factors. The research is posted to the pre-print server medRxiv*.
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Newly launched medical truck brings the emergency room to cardiac arrest patients

University of Minnesota, The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and health care system partners announce the launch of a truck outfitted with medical equipment and virtual reality technology to help experts attend to patients remotely for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).
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Rescheduling drugs can reduce use as well as the dangers, study finds

Many nations place drugs into various schedules or categories according to their risk of being abused and their medical value.
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New drug cocktail offers hope to patients with highly drug-resistant tuberculosis

A new three-drug, all-oral, six-month treatment is providing hope to patients in Tajikistan with highly drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis, which until now had limited treatment options and poor prognosis.
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COVID-19 vaccine should be recommended to patients with Parkinson’s disease, experts say

Patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and healthcare professionals caring for them have expressed concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine's efficacy and safety in the specific context of PD and its symptomatic treatment.
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Exploring the living quality in high-density housing

When we build new apartment block developments, we have to weigh up a number of factors, such as the number of apartments, their layouts, and access to light and a view.
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Spark Therapeutics launches gene therapy clinical trial for late-onset Pompe disease

Pompe disease is a hereditary genetic disorder caused by a deficiency of acid alpha-glucosidase leading to build-up of glycogen in the lyosomes, which then causes cell damage in various tissues, in particular the heart, the muscles, the liver and the nervous system.
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Study reveals a deep digital health divide within the older population

The COVID-19 pandemic is a great example of the importance of access to the Internet and to digital health information.
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Prison medicine during the pandemic [PODCAST]

“Rumor has it that the SARS-CoV 2 virus was brought into prison via inmates who were on a work-release program.  Allegedly, they boarded a city bus with a driver who was ill.  From there, it crept beyond the work-release camp and wafted over to the general prison population.  The pandemic had reached this impenetrable fortress; […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Study examines link between health literacy and actionable memory for medication-taking

It is important for patients to understand the information they need for making health decisions, yet studies have shown that a large segment of the population lacks the health literacy to do so.
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Scientists unravel the workings of a mysterious protein implicated in movement disorders

Scientists at Scripps Research have clarified the workings of a mysterious protein called Gαo, which is one of the most abundant proteins in the brain and, when mutated, causes severe movement disorders.
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Preclinical study uncovers how Zika virus passes from mother to fetus during pregnancy

A preclinical study by a University of South Florida Health Morsani College of Medicine research team has discovered a new mechanism for how Zika virus can pass from mothers to their children during pregnancy - a process known as vertical transmission.
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How well do fabric face masks protect from COVID?

In a new study, published on the pre-print server medRxiv, researchers at the University of Cambridge found that fabric face masks block 62.6 percent to 87.1 percent of fine particles, making them useful tools in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Calls grow for national approach to Covid quarantine after Australian Open hotel worker tests positive – politics live

Increased testing at South Australian border as positive case throws tennis tournament preparations into chaos. Follow the latest news, live• Australian Open hotel worker positive for Covid • Victoria Covid hotspots•WA Covid restrictions explained; WA hotspot locations• Labor urges Facebook to act against Craig Kelly’s ‘harmful’ content• Follow our global coronavirus live blog 12.24am GMT You may have missed it yesterday, but the government is pushing ahead with some plans to limit what peop...
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Clinical trials of new treatments for COVID-19 often do not include vulnerable populations

Studies examining the effectiveness of treatments for COVID-19 often do not include the very populations hardest hit by the disease, according to a new review by University of Chicago Medicine researchers.
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Early use of therapeutic anticoagulation does not improve survival of critically ill COVID-19 patients

Although abnormal blood clotting has been identified as one of the primary causes of death from COVID-19, early treatment in an intensive care unit (ICU) with therapeutic anticoagulation (anti-clotting) for adults who are critically ill with COVID-19 does not appear to improve chances of survival, and could do more harm than good by increasing the risk for major bleeding, a multicenter research group cautions.
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Oxford trial to test efficacy of mix of Covid vaccines for individuals

Scientists aim to establish level of immunity in trial of 820 people, giving some a substitute vaccine at second appointmentCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageVolunteers are being sought for a world-first trial to establish the efficacy of giving people a first dose of one vaccine and a second dose of a different vaccine.The trial, which is being run by Oxford University and is funded by the government’s vaccine taskforce, has been described by ministers as “hugely impor...
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Phase 1 clinical trial of novel HIV vaccine approach shows promising results

A phase 1 clinical trial testing a novel vaccine approach to prevent HIV has produced promising results, IAVI and Scripps Research announced today.
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Latest clinical trial supports UK’s decision to delay second COVID vaccine dose

Researchers in the UK, South Africa and Brazil have reported the latest efficacy results from phase III trials of the Oxford–AstraZeneca vaccine currently being rolled out in the UK to protect against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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Dispelling vaccine misinformation and myths in California’s breadbasket

Dust swirled in the air as Luz Gallegos parked her SUV on the side of a dirt road. She had just learned that her aunt died of covid-19 — the third family member to succumb to the disease in only two weeks.
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Research could open the door to next-generation of cancer drugs that work better

Some of the most commonly used drugs for treating hereditary breast and ovarian cancers may not work the way we thought they did, according to new University of Colorado Boulder research.
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