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Canoga Park shelter is first of new wave of efforts to help homeless in west San Fernando Valley

The west San Fernando Valley hit a milestone on Friday, Feb. 12, with the grand opening of a temporary shelter that is expected to bring more than 80 people experiencing homelessness in from the streets. This part of the Valley, west of the I-405 freeway, has long been short on shelter space, leaving many people who find themselves homeless in this area to look to the east San Fernando Valley and other parts of the city for shelter and services. Many end up setting up makeshift shelters of their...
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Coronavirus Victoria: Covid stage 4 lockdown rules and Vic restrictions explained

Victorian premier Dan Andrews has announced a snap five-day lockdown in response to the Melbourne hotel Covid outbreak. For what reasons can you leave home? Is mask-wearing compulsory? Is travelling permitted? Untangle the rules with our guideSnap lockdown for Victoria in bid to contain UK variantFollow the latest Australia news live blogVictoria Covid hotspots listAustralia’s Covid restrictions – state by stateThe Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, has announced a five-day snap lockdown in what...
Tags: Health, UK, Australia, Australia news, Victoria, Melbourne, Daniel Andrews, Vic, Dan Andrews, Coronavirus


All hypotheses on Covid-19 origins still being investigated, says WHO boss

Comments from Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus came after another WHO expert said laboratory theory was ‘extremely unlikely’ The World Health Organization says it has not ruled out any theory on the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, despite one top official appearing to dismiss the idea it had escaped from a laboratory earlier this week.Speaking at a briefing on Friday, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the WHO, said a summary report from the organization’s team sent to Wuhan to in...
Tags: Health, China, World news, Who, World Health Organization, Wuhan, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Coronavirus


Officials prepare hybrid state-federal mass vaccine site to open Tuesday at Cal State LA

State and federal officials were busy Friday, Feb. 12, making final preparations to a mass vaccination site at Cal State University Los Angeles to open next Tuesday and run seven days per week until August. Cones were in place to direct 15 lanes of traffic through one of the university’s parking lot. But that wasn’t the only way shots of the Pfizer vaccine will be administered here. David Stone, assistant chief of fire operations at California’s Office of Emergency Services is heading the la...
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Empty chairs at the table this pandemic holiday season [PODCAST]

“It is often difficult to reflect on the holidays when we are grieving positively. One thing to keep in mind is that the loved one/ones we lost would want us to remember them fondly and enjoy the holiday season. The holidays are rare occasions when families who are often separated by long distances come together. […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Voila! Magicians add new trick – saving lives with a Magic Castle blood drive

Magician Nick Dopuch waits after giving blood during a Red Cross blood drive and Coronavirus antibody tests by the Academy of Magical Arts at the Magic Castle in Hollywood on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) Magician David Gabbay, center, shows a magic trick to blood donors during a Red Cross blood drive and Coronavirus antibody tests by the Academy of Magical Arts at the Magic Castle in Hollywood on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Photo by Keit...
Tags: Health, Hollywood, News, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Healthcare, Community, Red Cross, Lapd, Carter, San Fernando Valley, North Hollywood, Bloor


Facebook is reportedly building a smartwatch and wants to sell it to you starting next year in exchange for your health data

Charles Platiau/Reuters Facebook is making a smartwatch it hopes to start selling in 2022, reported Friday. The watch will focus on health and messaging and work without a smartphone, according to the report. Facebook's watch could make it less dependent on Apple and Google but also raise privacy concerns. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Facebook is pushing further into the hardware space by building a smartwatch that it plans to start selling to consumers someti...
Tags: Apple, Health, Google, Facebook, Hardware, Fitness, Smartwatch, Samsung, Trends, Starbucks, Apple Watch, Fitbit, Data Privacy, Healthtech, Reuters Facebook, Android Facebook


Contraceptive pill could be sold over counter in UK first

Public consultation led by the MHRA is looking for views on the potential reclassification of two pill typesTwo types of the contraceptive pill could be sold over the counter for the first time, the government has announced.As part of a public consultation, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is looking for opinions on the reclassification of two progestogen-only pills. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, Women, Society, UK News, Contraception and family planning, MHRA


PELVIC ADHASIONS AND INFERTILITY

Pregnancy Over 40, Adhesions May Get In The Way My last post talked about damage to the fallopian tube fimbria.Pelvic adhesions can occur all around the reproductive organs. These adhesions can hook organs together almost like a spider web. This interesting picture gives a good visual of what adhesions look like.Women's Health Information, D. Ashley Hill, MDfrom the site: See also the Fertility Shop Pelvic adhesions can be filmy (kind of like sheets of saran wrap), or thick. Som...
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Wyndly aims to bring allergy drops to the masses

Chronic allergy sufferers know well the daily discomfort of seasonal allergies and environmental allergies. They also likely know about allergy shots — the treatment that requires you to go into an office to get shots on a weekly or monthly basis. But there is a lesser-known treatment, allergy drops, that requires a bit less effort. Wyndly, a startup participating in Y Combinator’s current batch, aims to make allergy drops more accessible to people. Before the pandemic, Dr. Manan Shah, an otolar...
Tags: Health, TC, Y Combinator, Tech, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Shah, Denver Colorado, Manan Shah, Aakash Shah, Wyndly


Pandemic punishes the young

Children are displaying unusual behaviour as a consequence of the Covid-19 clampdown The post Pandemic punishes the young appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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COVID: I can see the suffering in your eyes

As our surge approaches many more lives lost and overcrowded critically ill in the hospitals, I can see the pain in their eyes. No matter where you go on social media or who you run into, I can see the pain. I can see the helplessness. I can see the tears being held back. How […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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The 7 best yoga mats of 2021, including sweat-resistant, eco-friendly, and travel options

Yoga is one of the best ways to improve flexibility, center your mind, and achieve a sense of relaxation and calm. A solid yoga session starts with the quality of the mat under your feet. The best yoga mats offer grip, sweat-resistance, and cushion under your joints. Our top pick, the Manduka ProLite Yoga Mat, is sweat-resistant and textured to keep from slipping. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Whether you're brand new to the ancient practice of yoga and looking into your first ever mat, or ...
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Changing the national conversation on wound care

We all think we know what a bruise looks like. Black and blue, brownish around the edges. But depending on the circumstances, the same bruise can look different from one person to another. To a well-loved child who skinned her knee, a bruise might look like a bad memory of an epic tree-climb attempt. To […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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How effective has the COVID-19 vaccination program been in Israel?

Using publicly available coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) data from Israel, a study suggests the BioNTech-Pfizer BNT162b2 vaccine is proving highly effective in the real world.
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Novel finding could lead to better treatments for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes

Monash University researchers have uncovered the barrier to β-cell (beta cell) regeneration that could pave the way for improved treatments for diabetes and diseases that involve organ and tissue damage.
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S.D. governor gives state high marks in handling the pandemic. Are they deserved?

Covid-19 has pushed states to adopt unique approaches to protect their residents, but few have garnered as much scrutiny as South Dakota.
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Active lifestyle associated with lower risk of death from a heart attack

An active lifestyle is linked with a lower chance of dying immediately from a heart attack, according to a study published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology.
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Sona 21: Malnutrition, Mr President, should be a ‘foremost, overriding priority’

Covid-19 has increased South Africa’s already dire child malnutrition levels, and the extension of the R350 special grant is not enough to change this The post Sona 21: Malnutrition, Mr President, should be a ‘foremost, overriding priority’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Opinion, Economy, Hunger, South Africa, Malnutrition, Openaccess, Cyril Ramaphosa, Sona, State Of The Nation Address, COVID-19, Child Support Grant, Sona 2021, Social Distress For Relief Grant


With poverty rates now highest in 50 years, America needs a poverty czar 

According to a newly released study, by the end of 2020, the United States experienced its sharpest rise in poverty rates in 50 years, leaving eight million more people nationwide in a state of poverty.  As we usher in a new Congressional session, perhaps America needs an anti-poverty czar who can serve as a key […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Rethinking classical epidemiological modeling in light of COVID-19 pandemic

Researchers recently developed an epidemiological model to explore the impact of individual variation in susceptibility and infectivity on transmission dynamics of an infectious disease across inhomogeneous populations.
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A novel approach to suppress the growth of glioblastoma cells

Inhibiting a key enzyme that controls a large network of proteins important in cell division and growth paves the way for a new class of drugs that could stop glioblastoma, a deadly brain cancer, from growing.
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UK immigration officials 'have had no information' about hotel quarantine

Border staff not briefed about even basics of Covid protection system starting on Monday, says unionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageImmigration officials expected to enforce a mandatory quarantine intended to protect the UK from new coronavirus variants have not been briefed on even the basics about how the system will work, little more than 48 hours before it begins, the Guardian has been told.The Immigration Services Union (ISU), which represents many of the Home Of...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Society, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Home Office, Health policy, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, Immigration Services Union ISU


What we know about Covid reinfection, immunity and vaccines

With new variants of coronavirus popping up around the world, what do the latest studies tell us?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThere is no clearcut answer to this, but several studies suggest protection generated by a previous infection lasts for at least a few months. Continue reading...
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The Future of Environmental and Food Monitoring

NewsMed interviews Professor Antje Baeumner about the future of food and environmental monitoring, the subject of her 2021 Pittcon presentation.
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Beyond vaccines: Rethinking testing in long-term care

COVID-19 has affected us all, but a great deal of the impact has been on older adults, and especially those living in long-term care homes. Eight in 10 deaths from COVID-19 in the first wave of the pandemic in Canada came from long-term care residences. Spread of COVID-19 in these settings has proven challenging to control. Vaccines […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Wales is first UK nation to offer Covid jab to top four priority groups

Everyone in top four categories has been offered first vaccine dose, says first ministerCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Wales has become the first UK nation to have offered a Covid jab to everyone in the top four priority groups, the first minister, Mark Drakeford has announced. Last month, Drakeford was forced to defend Wales’s vaccination programme after criticism of delays from opposition parties and doctors. But at a press conference on Friday, he said that 66 da...
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Ember names former Dyson head as consumer CEO, as the startup looks beyond the smart mug

Ember today announced that founder Clay Alexander will transition to Group CEO effective February 16. In his place, the Los Angeles-based smart mug company is bringing on Jim Rowan as Consumer CEO. The executive served as CEO of Dyson from 2017 to 2020, after five years as COO. It’s a big get for a relatively small company like Ember, which is best known for its smart, heated mugs. Founded in 2012, the hardware startup most recently raised a $20 million Series D in early 2019, bringing its total...
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Hamamatsu's Photonics Webinar: Is Digital Pathology The Answer?

Digital pathology is growing exponentially year by year since the first whole slide scanner was introduced in 1990. Initially, within the UK, the market was mainly centered on research facilities, but the advantages are now being recognized within the clinical market and in particular within the National Health Service (NHS).
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Scientists demonstrate how glue points and sequence alignment information can flag residue SARS-CoV-2 variants

Researchers in the U.S. have demonstrated how dominant energetic landscape mappings or glue points, along with sequence alignment information can potentially identify key residue mutations and spike protein deletions tied with emerging variants.
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