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With audits cancelled, El Sereno residents tied to ‘Reclaimer’ movement conduct own homeless count

With officials having called off annual homeless audits around Los Angeles County amid the pandemic, several dozen volunteers in El Sereno say they will spend several days over the coming weeks fanning out into their neighborhood to perform their own counts and learn more about the extent of homelessness in their community. They kicked off the effort Saturday, Feb. 27, with several teams visiting encampments on the medians of Huntington Boulevard and other streets in El Sereno. They also hope to...
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The US just authorized a 3rd coronavirus shot, adding a convenient, single-dose option to boost the rollout

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 The FDA just authorized Johnson & Johnson's single-dose coronavirus vaccine. The decision comes after a panel of independent experts voted unanimously on Friday in favor of recommending the shot.  J&J has said it will be ship nearly 4 million doses immediately following a regulatory OK.  Visit the Business...
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Johnson & Johnson’s Single-Dose COVID Vaccine Gets FDA Authorization

(CNN/CBS13) — The US Food and Drug Administration authorized Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine Saturday. It is the first single-dose COVID-19 vaccine available in the US, and is one that “checks nearly all the boxes.” With more than 28.4 million confirmed COVID cases in the United States and nearly 511,000 reported deaths since the start of the pandemic, and while the demand for vaccines still far exceeds supply, these vaccines can’t come soon enough. “A third safe and effective vaccine is...
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Is there a role for vitamin D in COVID-19? [PODCAST]

“As we continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic causing spiking numbers of cases, the scientific and medical communities continue to search for effective treatments and preventive measures. We have clearly established the importance of wearing masks, physical distancing, and frequent handwashing. As of this article’s writing, there are over two hundred fifty articles on […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Covid vaccine: Germany urged to back AstraZeneca jab for over-65s

A senior German immunologist tells the BBC that his country should reverse its decision on the jab.
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LA County reports 1,730 new COVID-19 cases, 94 deaths

Los Angeles County reported 1,730 new cases of COVID-19 and 94 additional deaths on Saturday, Feb. 27, while the number of coronavirus patients in county hospitals continued to trend downward. According to state figures — which are typically a day ahead of county numbers — there were 1,661 COVID-19 patients in L.A. County hospitals, down from 1,733 on Friday. That’s well below the peak of more than 8,000 patients in early January and the lowest level recorded since Nov. 22. Officials cautioned t...
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Germany set to give AstraZeneca jab to older people

Regulator concedes process had ‘somehow gone wrong’ and could soon approve vaccineCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGermany could soon authorise the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine for seniors after the head of the country’s vaccination committee said his body’s advice to give the Oxford-developed vaccine only to those under 65 had “somehow gone wrong”.Unlike the European Medicines Agency or Britain’s MHRA, Germany’s Standing Committee on Vaccination (Stiko) last month r...
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Here’s what’s next for West Covina, as it builds its own health department

The West Covina City Council made a bold statement by voting to terminate services with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health last week as the community — and other local cities, many contemplating their own such moves — looked on. The hard part, however, lies ahead: Creating a team that can deliver all the state-mandated services of an independent health department. It’s not just the roles amplified during the county’s response to COVID-19 outbreak, but also scores of other tasks i...
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Why creative endeavors are important for the future surgeon

As an aspiring surgeon, I at times contemplate whether being creative has any effect on my future career. On one hand, if you see surgery as an “art,” then possibly a creative personality is beneficial. On the other hand, surgery often seems objective and clear-cut, qualities often deemed uncreative. Perhaps even my goals of surgery […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Germany now says its seniors could get AstraZeneca jab

Regulator concedes process had ‘somehow gone wrong’ and is set to approve vaccineCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGermany could soon authorise the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine for seniors after the head of the country’s vaccination committee said his body’s advice to give the Oxford-developed vaccine only to those under 65 had “somehow gone wrong”.Unlike the European Medicines Agency or Britain’s MHRA, Germany’s Standing Committee on Vaccination (Stiko) last month re...
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Doctors fear new child mental health crisis in UK, made worse by Covid

Surge in cases expected as schools reopen and charities report 70% rise in demand for services A surge in child mental health cases is expected to emerge as schools reopen next week, amid warnings of a “crisis on top of a crisis” hitting vulnerable children during the pandemic.Paediatricians, psychologists and charitable groups providing mental health support all told the Observer they were seeing increasing demand and warned of another surge as lockdown is lifted. Several reported longer waitin...
Tags: Health, UK, Education, Children, Society, UK News, Poverty, Mental Health, Schools, Young People, Inequality, Coronavirus, COVID


Clean break: the risk of catching Covid from surfaces overblown, experts say

Prioritising eye protection and face masks will prevent the spread of coronavirus more than disinfecting surfaces, research showsAustralia vaccine tracker: when will you get the jab?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhen cases of Covid-19 first began emerging in Australia, some people reported disinfecting their groceries before bringing them into their homes, and there were also concerns that the virus could be living on the surfaces of packages in the mail. During Vic...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, Australia news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Victoria, Coronavirus, La Trobe University Associate Prof Hassan Vally


New wellness center lets guests cuddle with cows

An Indian non-profit hopes to help people relax by giving them cuddle sessions with cows. This is not the first such center where you can chill out with cattle.Like other emotional support animals, the proven health benefits are limited. Comfort and emotional support animals are increasingly popular all over the world. While most people turn to their dog or cat for comfort, some more outlandish choices have also been made, including peacocks, monkeys, and snakes. While the merits of using an an...
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How a death prepared me for a pandemic

Since last March, every day has been filled with news of COVID-19 statistics: surges, declines, the myriad of symptoms, and the staggering number of deaths. As a 23-year-old pre-med post-bacc student, I was suddenly moving home — with my apartment’s meager supply of toilet paper and Clorox wipes — to spend the unforeseeable future with […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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The CDC says the US will screen and track people traveling from countries with Ebola cases

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is shown Sunday, March 15, 2020, in Atlanta. AP Photo/John Bazemore Travelers coming in from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Guinea will be subject to extra scrutiny because of Ebola concerns. According to the CDC, these travelers will be directed to six US airports.  There, airlines will collect and send their info to local health departments for tracking purposes.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The United State...
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How to avoid 'Zoom fatigue' during the Covid pandemic

Constantly being confronted with an image of yourself while video conferencing can be exhausting, says expertCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageImagine you’re walking around your workplace followed incessantly by colleagues holding a mirror which causes you to stare at yourself for large parts of the day.The bizarre scenario is in effect becoming the norm in the era of physically distanced video conference meetings and this “nonverbal overload” is leading to “Zoom fatigu...
Tags: Health, Business, Technology, Life and style, Society, World news, Working From Home, Zoom, Stanford University Continue, Jeremy Bailenson, Coronavirus


Researcher receives grant to study link between trauma and cellular, tissue damage in the brain

A University of Texas at Arlington researcher has received an Office of Naval Research (ONR) grant to examine the mechanics of how blast-like events cause damage to the brain.
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Researchers review data related to high number of cancer deaths in China

The past century or so has seen unprecedented technological, scientific, and sociological evolution worldwide.
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Study examines effectiveness of targeted spraying for malaria control in low-transmission settings

IRS refers to the application of insecticide onto the interior walls of houses. The study, by the Wits Research Institute for Malaria (WRIM) and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), was published in The Lancet on 25 February 2021.
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Why getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is the hottest trend on dating apps

Tinder said it has seen a 258% increase in profile mentions of vaccines between September and December. shapecharge/Getty Images The COVID-19 vaccine is now a dating app "deal breaker." Forty per cent of OKCupid users would cancel a date with someone who wouldn't get a shot. Dating apps do not routinely verify whether someone has been immunized or not. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Getting a coronavirus vaccine is the hottest thing right now. At least, that's t...
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Why health care professionals must call for splitting the autism spectrum

In a February 2021 Facebook Live presentation sponsored by Seattle Children’s Hospital, Jill Escher, the president of the National Council on Severe Autism (NCSA), called for splitting the autism spectrum. In some individuals, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) presents as a serious developmental disability affecting communication, learning, motivation, and all aspects of daily living. These individuals […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now...
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Researchers are developing 3D structural-sensing robots to handle healthcare tasks

Robots that could take on basic healthcare tasks to support the work of doctors and nurses may be the way of the future. Who knows, maybe a medical robot can prescribe your medicine someday? That's the idea behind 3D structural-sensing robots being developed and tested at Simon Fraser University by Woo Soo Kim, associate professor in the School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering.
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Study shows how D614G variant gains upper hand over original SARS-CoV-2 virus

Prior to the emergence of new mutants of the coronavirus, such as the British variant B.1.1.7, the SARS-CoV-2 variant named D614G had already mutated from the original SARS-CoV-2 pathogen that triggered the pandemic.
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Bacteria use slimy strategy to defeat antibiotics that fight cystic fibrosis

University of Montana researchers and their partners have discovered a slimy strategy used by bacteria to defeat antibiotics and other drugs used to combat infections afflicting people with cystic fibrosis. The research was published Feb. 23 in the journal Cell Reports.
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Giving COVID-19 vaccine priority to older people will save more lives, shows study

Challenging the idea that older people with shorter life expectancies should rank lower in coronavirus immunization efforts, new UC Berkeley research shows that giving vaccine priority to those most at risk of dying from COVID-19 will save the maximum number of lives, and their potential or future years of life.
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Fitness picture books help youth with autism to exercise more frequently

While physical activity is important for everyone, research has shown people with developmental disabilities do not exercise as often as their typically developed peers.
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Ground-nesting bees exposed to imidacloprid pesticide produced fewer offspring

An insecticide used to control pest infestations on squash and pumpkins significantly hinders the reproduction of ground-nesting bees -- valuable pollinators for many food crops, a new University of Guelph study has revealed.
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Oahu’s marine protected areas do not adequately protect herbivorous reef fishes

Marine protected areas (MPAs) around Oahu do not adequately protect populations of herbivorous reef fishes that eat algae on coral reefs.
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New calculators could enable clinicians to better stratify risk in COVID-infected patients

Two novel calculators for predicting which patients admitted to the hospital with COVID-19 are at greatest risk of requiring mechanical ventilation or of in-hospital death have been developed and validated by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).
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Aerobic exercise may help slow memory loss for older adults with Alzheimer's dementia

Promising new research shows aerobic exercise may help slow memory loss for older adults living with Alzheimer's dementia.
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