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Study uncovers the effect of media professionalization on cognitive neurodynamics

Professionalization in any field requires long-term experience and training. In the past decades, studies have demonstrated that the professionalization of athletes and artists create differences in the behavior of the brain while carrying out activities related to their area of expertise.
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Technion team discovers new process for attacking cancer cells

When treating cancer, researchers are always searching for ways to remove cancer cells while minimizing damage to the rest of the body. One possible approach is to find processes unique to cancer cells, and which would allow specific targeting. If such a process can be disrupted, only those cells would be affected.
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Scientists obtain microalgae biomass with carotenoid pigments for food industry

In the framework of the Chlorella microalgae cultivation process, the researchers from Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University obtained microalgae biomass with a high content of carotenoid pigments, which is suitable for the food industry.
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Discovery of ‘Achilles heel’ in gut bacteria may lead to targeted therapies for Crohn’s disease

The discovery of an "Achilles heel" in a type of gut bacteria that causes intestinal inflammation in patients with Crohn's disease may lead to more targeted therapies for the difficult to treat disease, according to Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian investigators.
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Months after fighting coronavirus, some now face heart, lung or neurological problems

Daisy Martinez did her best to avoid the coronavirus. “Everyone was kind of shocked when I came down with it, because I was so protected. I always wore the PPE, washing my hands,” said Martinez, 56. “I was always doing the extra.” But she caught the virus, as have millions of other Californians. And, like potentially hundreds of thousands of Californians, it’s with her still months later. A registered nurse at Queen of the Valley Medical Center in West Covina, Martinez spent three months in a ho...
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Sleep studies could affect treatment decisions in children with sleep disordered breathing

A new study recommends healthy children with symptoms of sleep disordered breathing, such as snoring or temporary cessation of breathing, should consider undergoing a sleep study (polysomnography) and should discuss the potential benefits of this with their pediatrician or otolaryngologist to possibly manage the child's symptoms medically and before surgery.
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Small wearable sensor can detect stress biomarker in sweat

We've all felt stressed at some point, whether in our personal or professional lives or in response to exceptional circumstances like the COVID-19 pandemic. But until now there has been no way to quantify stress levels in an objective manner.
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Mortality from sudden cardiac arrest is higher in COVID-19 patients

Sudden cardiac arrest is more often fatal in people with COVID-19, a new study shows. Those responsible for the research see the results as a wake-up call for the public and care providers alike.
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Study highlights the importance and complexities of family mealtimes in the 21st century

Mealtimes are a central aspect of family life, affecting the health and wellbeing of both children and adults. Although the benefits of healthy mealtimes are straightforward, helping all families realize those benefits is quite complicated, new research from University of Illinois shows.
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Researchers elucidate mechanism by which blood and lymph vessels remain separated

Researchers from Kumamoto University (Japan) have clarified the mechanism by which blood and lymph vessels remain segregated from one another after development.
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Scientists use the knowledge from climate system models to help fight COVID-19 pandemic

At the time of writing, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is seriously threatening human lives and health throughout the world.
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Dartmouth-invented camera system captures real-time video of the beam during radiation treatment

Dartmouth's and Dartmouth-Hitchcock's Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC) is the first cancer center in the world to install BeamSite Cherenkov imaging cameras in its radiotherapy treatment rooms.
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New AI-assisted method could help counter COVID-19 mutations

USC researchers have developed a new method to counter emergent mutations of the coronavirus and hasten vaccine development to stop the pathogen responsible for killing thousands of people and ruining the economy.
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Novel dural puncture-sealing device decreases cerebrospinal fluid leakage

These leaks could be the cause of strong headaches that can last weeks, delaying recovery following an intervention with this anesthetic technique or making it more difficult for the mother to care for her child following childbirth with an epidural.
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Newsom says state will revise indoor worship guides after Supreme Court ruling

A Pasadena-based church has won a partial injunction against California’s prohibition against indoor worship services to help limit the spread of coronavirus under a U.S. Supreme Court ruling issued late Friday night, Feb. 5. Restrictions on crowd size, singing and chanting can remain in place, however, according to the nation’s highest court. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office said Saturday that those state measures were imposed to protect worshippers from getting infected, but that the state will issu...
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Grandfather becomes oldest person to row 3,000 miles solo across Atlantic

Frank Rothwell, 70, raised more than £640,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK in tribute to his brother-in-law RogerA grandfather has become the oldest person to row 3,000 miles solo across the Atlantic Ocean, raising more than £640,000 for dementia research.Frank Rothwell, 70, from Oldham, set off from La Gomera in the Canary Islands on 12 December and crossed the finish line in Antigua in the Caribbean on Saturday – reuniting with Judith, his wife of 50 years, in good time for Valentine’s Day. Con...
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Why the preservation of the Affordable Care Act should matter to you [PODCAST]

“Is the ACA perfect? Not by a long shot. In Kentucky, where I live, there are only 2 insurers selling individual policies on the exchange. A Silver plan for my husband and myself costs $1,800 per month in premiums, with a $13,600 deductible and an out-of-pocket maximum of $14,600.  Therefore, the total exposure every year […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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L.A. County confirms 9 new cases of MIS-C in children

Los Angeles County reported 4,860 new cases of COVID-19 and 193 additional deaths on Saturday, Jan. 6, and confirmed nine new cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children. The number of coronavirus patients in county hospitals was 4,421, according to the state dashboard, with 28.8% of those people in intensive care units. The latest cases of MIS-C bring the total number of children infected in the county to 75, including one death. MIS-C is an inflammatory condition associated with COV...
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HIV: Two generations share their experiences

Two different generations consider what an HIV diagnosis meant for them.
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Ex-beautician farmer raising mental health awareness

Vickie Gillespie realised her dad's struggle with mental health after she started working with him.
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Oxford Covid jab less effective against South African variant, study finds

University of the Witwatersrand and Oxford University research shows vaccine has reduced efficacy against mutationCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBritish drugmaker AstraZeneca said on Saturday that its vaccine developed with the University of Oxford appeared to offer only limited protection against mild disease caused by the South African variant of Covid-19, based on early data from a trial.The study from South Africa’s University of the Witwatersrand and Oxford Univ...
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Coronavirus live: Western Australia details vaccine rollout; more than 11.4m in UK have had first jab

Oxford Covid shot less effective against S African variant, study suggestsNetherlands cases pass 1mWorcestershire begins surge testing for South African Covid variantUK on target to give all over-50s Covid jabs by May – taskforce chiefWhen Britain might start reopeningSee all our coronavirus coverage 10.40pm GMT AstraZeneca said on Saturday its vaccine developed with the University of Oxford appeared to offer only limited protection against mild disease caused by the South African Covid vari...
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CBD will go on sale in Australia, but first manufacturers will have to prove it works

While CBD has been approved for over-the-counter sale, there are regulatory hurdles to clear before it actually appears in pharmacies“You can have as much whiskey as you like, but there’s no whiskey available,” says Prof Iain McGregor, psychopharmacologist and academic director of the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics, when asked to describe the rules around CBD in Australia at the moment. Related: How a cannabis farm cured my fear of nature | Zoe Williams Continue reading...
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A physician’s mid-career and mid-life success

A mid-life crisis, re-assessment, re-envision. Hollywood’s cliché version epitomized by Chevy Chase driving the “family truckster” while flirting with Christie Brinkley and later trying to skinny-dip with her. Of course, it is more than that. Researcher, Brene Brown, calls it the unraveling. It is a pause. Turning off auto-pilot. A re-evaluation of goals. Clinically, it […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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The culture of silence works against medical professionals’ wellness

This excerpt is adapted from Stress in Medicine: Lessons Learned Through My Years as a Surgeon, from Med School to Residency, and Beyond. I will never forget the moment when I learned that a longtime physician friend had taken his own life. My friend was younger than I, had been in practice for five years, […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Novel hybrid device to boost research on metastatic process of breast cancer cells

European researchers are working on a novel hybrid device to better understand the metastatic process of cancer cells travelling from breast to bone and fast screen new drugs against it.
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UiB professor receives 12 million NOK to study the relation between psychosis and criminal insanity

How and why does psychosis play a role when defining someone as criminally insane and lacking capacity for responsible action? Professor Linda Gröning at The Faculty of Law has been given 12 million NOK from The Research Council of Norway to learn more about the nuances of this question.
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Study intends to evaluate the effectiveness of SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in 1200 health professionals

The data on the first 1000 health professionals, vaccinated on December 2020, reveals that 90% developed antibodies in the three weeks following the administration of the first dose.
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Coronavirus live: More than 11.4 million in UK have had first dose; Netherlands cases surpass 1m

Worcestershire begins surge testing for South African Covid variantUK on target to give all over-50s Covid jabs by May – taskforce chiefWhen Britain might start reopeningSurgeon joins fight against vaccine hesitancy among BAME communitiesFourth Covid case linked to New Zealand hotelSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.25pm GMT A mosque has been turned into a pop-up Covid vaccination centre to help ease mistrust in the Muslim community about getting the jab, PA media reports.Young children went...
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Anticancer drug may reduce mortality and speed up recovery for severe COVID-19 patients

Treating severe COVID-19 patients with the anticancer drug bevacizumab may reduce mortality and speed up recovery, according to a small clinical study in Italy and China that was led by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden between February and April 2020.
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