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KHN’S ‘What the health?’:Staffing up at HHS

More than a month into President Joe Biden’s term, nominees to fill some of the top posts at the Department of Health and Human Services are finally getting confirmation hearings in the Senate, starting with the nominee for secretary, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra.
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Chadwick Boseman: a tale of two cancers in America [PODCAST]

“Separated by less than a month (Boseman on August 28th and Ginsburg on September 18th) and both due to gastrointestinal cancers (Boseman had colon cancer and Ginsburg had pancreatic cancer), the situations of Ginsburg’s and Boseman’s deaths is emblematic of the racial disparity in American health outcomes. Boseman was African American/Black and was diagnosed with […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Podcast, America, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Chadwick Boseman, Ginsburg, Boseman, PA NP, Oncology/Hematology, CRNA


Covid vaccine phase two groups: When will I get vaccinated?

After phase one is complete by mid-April, here's the order in which all other adults will get the jab.
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L.A. County allocates 11% of coronavirus vaccines to teachers as LAUSD mega-clinic launches Monday

Of the nearly 270,000 coronavirus vaccine doses that Los Angeles County officials plan to administer next week, just over 31,000 — or 11% — will go to vaccinate educators, including those in the mammoth L.A. Unified School District. After second doses for those already with appointments are accounted for, the county will have about 100,000 doses for first-time recipients next week as nearly 1.8 million more people become eligible for inoculations on Monday, March 1. L.A. Unified will open one of...
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L.A. County allocates 11% of coronavirus vaccines to teachers – as new LAUSD mega-clinic launches

Of the nearly 270,000 coronavirus vaccine doses that Los Angeles County officials plan to administer next week, just over 31,000 — or 11% — will go to vaccinate educators, including those in the mammoth L.A. Unified School District. After second doses for those already with appointments are accounted for, the county will have about 100,000 doses for first-time recipients next week as nearly 1.8 million more people become eligible for inoculations on Monday, March 1. L.A. Unified will open one of...
Tags: Health, Business, Florida, News, Education, California, Government, US, Sport, Soccer, House, Food And Drug Administration, Community, Lausd, Simon, Inglewood


1.1 Million Single-Dose J&J Vaccines Expected In California Over Next 3 Weeks

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday said the state expects to start administering the new single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine next week and to receive more than 1.1 million of the shots over the next three weeks. The vaccine, still in the final federal approval process, has fewer handling restrictions than the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines now being used. Those vaccines require two doses to be fully effective and must be stored at extremely low temperatures. N...
Tags: Health, Politics, New York, California, California News, Fresno, Pfizer, Biden, Central Valley, Gavin Newsom, Johnson Johnson, Sacramento Calif, Newsom, Moderna, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine


J&J's one-dose coronavirus vaccine just won a critical thumbs-up from an FDA panel, paving the way for US authorization

Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine is delivered as a single shot, while both Pfizer and Moderna's require two jabs. Thiago Prudêncio/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images A panel of independent experts voted unanimously Friday in favor of recommending Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine.  US regulators are expected to authorize the single-dose vaccine in the coming days.  J&J has said it will be able to ship nearly 4 million doses following a regulatory OK.  Visit the B...
Tags: Health, Science, US, Trends, Healthcare, Fda, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, US Food and Drug Administration, EUA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Read, Moderna, Eric Rubin, Coronavirus, COVID, Coronavirus Vaccine


Don't Let Your Dog Play With Tennis Balls

There is nothing more delightful than seeing the joy on a dog’s face as they furiously chase down a bouncing tennis ball. Unfortunately, your pup’s favorite toy could be hazardous to their health. Here’s why you should replace those tennis balls with something safer—and how to choose your dog’s toys more wisely. Read more...
Tags: Health, Medicine, Choking, Sports, Tennis, Lifehacks, Toy, Beauregard, Dog Toy, Human Interest, Sex Toy, Branches Of Biology, Chew Toy


The 5 best air purifiers in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky An air purifier can help clean your indoor air of pollutants, dust, and smoke.We tested and researched more than 10 air purifiers to determine the best for your needs and budget.The Blueair Blue Pure 211+ can clean a 650-square-foot room in 15 minutes and indicates when to replace filters.An air purifier can help improve the quality of your indoor air, which can be more polluted than outside air. Things like candles, cooking grease, and cleaning products can co...
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These 2 Canadian provinces are getting it right in the COVID-19 pandemic

I recently returned from Northwest Territories, where I’d been working as a physician for six months. Now, back in Nova Scotia, I’m reflecting on what it’s been like to have worked in areas of Canada with relatively few cases of COVID-19. A large part of my work is hospital medicine. As the name implies, a […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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How to Recognize If You're Being 'Lovebombed' by a Narcissist

Gary Chapman’s 1992 book The Five Love Languages described the various ways that people display affection in romantic relationships. It became something of a cultural touchstone, putting in relatable terms how people use physical touch, acts of service, words of affirmation, quality time, and giving gifts to…Read more...
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Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine authorized: Here's what makes it unique

The FDA and CDC recently authorized the distribution of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine.It will soon be the third vaccine available in the U.S., the other two being vaccines produced by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna.The new vaccine has a lower efficacy rate, but clinical data suggest its highly effective at preventing hospitalization and death. A Food and Drug Administration committee is set to vote Friday (February 26) on recommending the approval of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine for...
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Neanderthal-derived protein may protect against COVID-19 susceptibility and severity

Researchers at the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital have discovered that increased levels of the protein OAS1 are associated with reduced mortality and less severe disease requiring ventilation among patients with COVID-19.
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Biomarkers in the blood can predict severe outcomes in COVID-19 patients

When patients with COVID-19 arrive in emergency rooms, there are relatively few ways for doctors to predict which ones are more likely to become critically ill and require intensive care and which ones are more likely to enjoy a quick recovery.
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Researchers develop an electroceutical for preterm labor detection and treatment

Preterm labor comprises 12.7% of all pregnancies. Although the overall rate of pregnancy is decreasing, the occurrence of premature birth due to preterm labor in south korea has been increasing over the past 7 years.
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UNH receives $2.97 million in grants to investigate the effectiveness of wilderness therapy

The University of New Hampshire's Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Center receives $2.97 million in grants to conduct a first-of-its-kind randomized study looking at the effectiveness of outdoor behavioral health (OBH), or wilderness therapy, a prescriptive treatment for teens struggling with depression, anxiety and substance use disorders.
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The USMLE Step 1 score reporting change looks bad. Here’s what it gets right.

Social media platforms lit up when sponsors of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) announced Step 1 score reporting will change from 3-digit numerical scores to pass/fail by January 1, 2022. First-year Harvard Medical School student LaShyra Nolen tweeted, “this could reinforce the hierarchy among med schools,” arguing the score change could encourage residency admission […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. ...
Tags: Health, Education, Harvard Medical School, Medical School, PA NP, CRNA, U S Medical Licensing Examination USMLE, LaShyra Nolen


Statin use associated with reduction in mortality of patients with severe COVID-19

People who took statins to lower cholesterol were approximately 50% less likely to die if hospitalized for COVID-19, a study by physicians at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and NewYork-Presbyterian has found.
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Well-known spasmolytic drug can suppress inflammatory response in astrocytes

Biologists from RUDN University confirmed that a well-known spasmolytic drug called hymecromone can suppress the inflammatory response in astrocytes, important glial cells of the central nervous system.
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New seizure predicting mathematical model gives accurate warning to epilepsy patients

Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological conditions, affecting more than 65 million worldwide. For those dealing with epilepsy, the advent of a seizure can feel like a ticking time bomb.
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Early PDA closure may reduce adverse outcomes in premature babies

Extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants with moderate to large patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) may benefit from transcatheter PDA closure (TCPC) in the first four weeks of life, according to research published by Le Bonheur Cardiologist Ranjit Philip, MD, and Medical Director of Interventional Cardiac Imaging and Interventional Catheterization Laboratory Shyam Sathanandam, MD.
Tags: Health, ELBW, TCPC, Le Bonheur Cardiologist Ranjit Philip MD


Study finds novel way to diagnose Alzheimer's disease before symptoms occur

Early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease has been shown to reduce cost and improve patient outcomes, but current diagnostic approaches can be invasive and costly.
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Mobile phone app could help curb rabies threat in African cities

A mobile phone app is helping veterinarians to halve the time it takes to complete dog vaccination programmes in Malawi and could help curb rabies threat in African cities, a study shows.
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NLRP3 inflammasome inhibitors may help treat early COVID-19, says study

A new study by researchers in the U.S. further supports the hypothesis that the unregulated release of inflammatory cytokines is responsible for the local and systemic inflammation that is associated with multi-organ damage and death in severe COVID-19.
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South African SARS-CoV-2 variant partly resistant to neutralization by mRNA vaccine, says study

A new study deals with the clinical and virological effects of circulating SARS-CoV-2 variants, especially as they affect vaccine efficacy.
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A missing protein explains the appearance of tumor cells in people with Mulibrey syndrome

Researchers from the Andalusian Centre for Molecular Biology and Regenerative Medicine (CABIMER), in collaboration with the Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research (ISREC) have studied the mechanisms behind the higher tendency of people with Mulibrey syndrome to develop tumors.
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Repurposed drugs show antiviral SARS-CoV-2 E channel blocking activity, finds study

A new study by researchers at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel reports the discovery of a promising group of E channel inhibitors with significant antiviral activity. This could be developed into new treatment agents for this often-deadly virus.
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New 'E-Morph' test method replaces animal experiments to detect hormone-like effects

Endocrine disruptors (EDs) are hormone-like substances that can have undesirable effects on health. For example, chemicals can increase the risk of breast cancer if they act in a manner similar to the female sex hormone estrogen.
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OHSU study represents a new milestone in the field of precision medicine

Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University have demonstrated a new method of quickly mapping the genome of single cells, while also clarifying the spatial position of the cells within the body.
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Researchers develop new tool for predicting the effects of SARS-CoV-2 missense variants

A new study by a team of researchers in the UK and US describes the use of a computational tool that generates all possible single amino acid substitutions in SARS-CoV-2 and predicts their effects.
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