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A new approach for handling insulin could revolutionize diabetes treatment for millions of people

Mohamed Hussein Bule, 27, who teaches science at a refugee camp in Kenya. Paul Odongo for MSF For people living with diabetes in the developing world, a lack of electricity can hamper access to insulin.  But a project in Kenya has shown that insulin can be maintained in hot climates without refrigeration. Researchers, calling it a breakthrough, are urging the World Health Organization to amend its guidelines.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. For people living with...
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COVID-19 CG tracks local SARS-CoV-2 mutations by geographical location

Genomic surveillance of acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has varied across countries. England's increased coronavirus sequencing helped it uncover the B.1.1.7 variant last fall. In contrast, countries such as the United States have reported little sequencing data.
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New evidence of SARS-CoV-2 spreading on planes

New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) journal Emerging Infectious Diseases analyzed a case showing in-flight transmission of acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) despite passengers getting tested before departing to New Zealand.
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Australia news live: Morrison says cabinet minister has 'vigorously denied' rape allegations – follow live

Prime minister pledges $450m for aged care after royal commission final report. Follow all the latest news and updates, live • Australia’s AstraZeneca vaccine rollout to start by 8 March• Australian ‘myth-busting’ unit established to take on Covid misinformation• Follow the global Covid liveblog• Can Australia vaccinate the entire adult population by October? 4.07am GMT So maybe we should briefly recap.The prime minister Scott Morrison announced the release of the Royal Commission into aged ...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party, Scott Morrison, Morrison, Royal Commission, Coronavirus


New SARS-CoV-2 B.1.526 variant emerges in New York

New York has the first case of a new severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) variant called B.1.526, picked up by genomic surveillance research from Columbia University. The findings come after reports of other variants have been reported worldwide — B.1.1.7 in the United Kingdom, B.1.351 in South Africa, and P.1/P.2 in Brazil.
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Free-ranging minks exhibit high titers of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in Utah

Researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report outbreaks of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on mink farms in Utah, United States. They surveyed around farms for evidence of exposure and found high SARS-CoV-2 titers, suggesting a possible viral transmission pathway to native wildlife.
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Time to implement measures preventing future viral zoonoses

Now, researchers at the University of Silesia in Katowice and the Poznan University of Medical Sciences in Poland recommend measures to prevent future zoonotic outbreaks. They emphasized the importance of viral surveillance and research on new viral strains as primary strategies to combat these infections.
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Australia news live: Morrison speaks to media as aged care royal commission report released – follow live

Drug regulator to begin batch-testing Covid-19 vaccine that arrived in Australia on Sunday. Follow all the latest news and updates, live • Australia’s AstraZeneca vaccine rollout to start by 8 March• Australian ‘myth-busting’ unit established to take on Covid misinformation• Follow the global Covid liveblog• Can Australia vaccinate the entire adult population by October? 3.26am GMT There’s a kind of weird dynamic going on at this press conference. A few journalists are attempting to ask Scot...
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Australia news live: Morrison to speak to media ahead of release of aged care royal commission report – follow live

Drug regulator to begin batch-testing Covid-19 vaccine that arrived in Australia on Sunday. Follow all the latest news and updates, live • Australia’s AstraZeneca vaccine rollout to start by 8 March• Australian ‘myth-busting’ unit established to take on Covid misinformation• Follow the global Covid liveblog• Can Australia vaccinate the entire adult population by October? 2.34am GMT Should be plenty of time for the journalists to read it before the prime minister’s press conference begins in ...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party, Scott Morrison, Morrison, Royal Commission, Coronavirus, COVID, Nino Bucci


SARS-CoV-2 modulates host cell central carbon metabolism for reproduction

A team of scientists from Sweden and India has recently characterized the host cell metabolic alterations associated with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. Their findings reveal that SARS-CoV-2 modulates the host cell's central carbon metabolism to facilitate replication and infection propagation.
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New method to enhance images of the SARS-CoV-2 virus

Researchers report a method of removing noise from high-resolution transmission electron microscopy images using probabilistic generative models.
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Commonly used sweeteners may promote antibiotic resistance

Researchers in Australia have conducted a study showing that commonly used nonnutritive sweeteners can promote the spread of antibiotic-resistant genes in the intestine.
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How residents can create a positive clinical learning environment [PODCAST]

“For me, the team room became a safe space filled with light, stories, laughter, and food. There, my residents helped me read CT scans, interpret CBCs, come up with the differential for bradycardia, and organize my oral presentations. My residents gifted me confidence, advice on the third year and specialty selection, and Dr. Pestana’s Surgery […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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New study assesses COVID-19 risk among UK healthcare workers

Researchers in the UK have reported the protocol for a longitudinal study investigating the risk of adverse physical and mental health outcomes related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) among healthcare workers from different ethnic groups.
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Coronavirus: False vaccine claims debunked

Misleading claims about coronavirus vaccines have been spreading online.
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The Latest: First US J&J vaccine doses shipping Sunday night

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Nearly 4 million doses of the newest COVID-19 vaccine will be shipped Sunday night, and will begin to be delivered to states for injections starting on Tuesday. White House COVID-19 coordinator Jeff Zients announced that the entire stockpile of the newly approved single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine will go out immediately. J&J will deliver about 16 million more doses by the end of March and 100 million total by the end of June. Though the new shot is easier...
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LA County, city, school-district sites gear up for Monday’s massive new wave of vaccine-seekers

With an estimated 1.2 million more people eligible for coronavirus vaccines on Monday, March 1, Los Angeles County will operate with its largest-ever infrastructure for delivering the sought-after inoculations this week. But health officials said residents will have to be patient while vaccine supplies remain thin and sporadic, and while staff are being trained to tighten up procedures to ensure only eligible people receive shots. County health officials expressed hope that conditions will impro...
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Australia news live: AstraZeneca Covid vaccine to be tested ahead of rollout next week

Drug regulator to begin batch-testing Covid-19 vaccine that arrived in Australia on Sunday. Follow all the latest news and updates, live • Australia’s AstraZeneca vaccine rollout to start by 8 March• Australian ‘myth-busting’ unit established to take on Covid misinformation• Follow the global Covid liveblog• Can Australia vaccinate the entire adult population by October? 9.32pm GMT An utterly compelling court hearing will start in Hobart this morning: the final appeal of Sue Neill-Fraser, wh...
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Eight women at the forefront of the world’s COVID-19 response

The gender gap persists, as only 33% of the world's researchers are women.Here are just some of the women making lasting contributions in the fight against COVID-19.They include Dr Özlem Türeci, co-founder of BioNTech, which helped produce the first vaccine.Women across the world have made an enormous contribution to the global efforts to tackle COVID-19. Not only do women make up 70% of the world's health workers and first responders, women in STEM fields have been leading research into the vir...
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Are novelists already writing about the Covid era? An author investigates

People wear face mask in New York, Feb. 25, 2021. John Smith/VIEWpress via Getty Images The novelist Julia Dahl asked fellow writers how they are taking on, or steering clear of, the coronavirus.  "We need to chronicle this," said Jodi Picoult, who has multiple projects related to Covid.  Others said they weren't ready to process the pandemic, or they're waiting to see what comes next. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Last month, I turned in the copy edits for my fou...
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Fight or flight? Why some people flee and others stand their ground

Why do some people fight and others flee when confronting violence? "This question has been bothering me for quite some time," says Aidan Milliff, a fifth-year doctoral student who entered political science to explore the strategic choices people make in perilous times."We've learned a great deal how economic status, identity, and pressure from community shape decisions people make while under threat," says Milliff. Early in his studies, he took particular interest in scholarship linking economi...
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Emergency departments need to claim their role in the social safety net

A patient once told me, “I sit on the side of the road asking for change. People look right through me like I’m invisible. Food stamps aren’t enough. I can’t afford to exist and I want to die.” A man is dying of poverty — this is an emergency, but not one I have been […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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The Latest: US panel endorses 3rd vaccine option from J&J

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — A U.S. advisory panel has endorsed the new one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson as a third option to bolster the national effort against the coronavirus pandemic. Advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted overwhelmingly to recommend the vaccine for adults 18 years old and up. The ruling followed emergency clearance of the vaccine by U.S. regulators a day earlier. Members of the group emphasized that all three vaccines now av...
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Australia news live: AstraZeneca vaccine to be tested ahead of rollout next week

Drug regulator to begin batch-testing Covid-19 vaccine that arrived in Australia on Sunday. Follow all the latest news and updates, live • Australia’s AstraZeneca vaccine rollout to start by 8 March• Australian ‘myth-busting’ unit established to take on Covid misinformation• Follow the global Covid liveblog• Can Australia vaccinate the entire adult population by October? 8.31pm GMT Good morning all, it’s 1 March, 2021. Let’s see what’s happening today:The federal health minister Greg Hunt ha...
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The Latest: Utah cancels vaccine dates for thousands

By The Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — Utah is canceling about 7,200 coronavirus vaccine appointments after an error in the state health department’s registration website allowed people without qualifying conditions to register for the shots. Department spokesman Tom Hudachko said in a statement that the error allowed residents who are not 65 or older or who don’t have an underlying medical condition to sign up. The Salt Lake Tribune reported Sunday those appointments are being canceled. Peopl...
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Pfizer vaccine may be less effective in people with obesity, says study

Healthcare workers with obesity found to produce only about half the antibodies healthy people do Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine may be less effective in people with obesity, data suggests. Italian researchers have discovered that healthcare workers with obesity produced only about half the amount of antibodies in response to a second dose of the jab compared with healthy people. Although it is too soon to know what this means for the effi...
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How harmful is bushfire smoke during pregnancy?

During the black summer bushfires Sonya gave birth six weeks early. Afterwards, when her doctor told her that bushfire smoke may have had something to do with it, she was shocked – she had not been warned that this was possible. Isabelle Oderberg explains how bushfire smoke and air pollution are harmful during pregnancy, and argues for better health information for pregnant womenRead Isabelle Oderberg’s article here: Continue reading...
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The Latest: Brazil’s capital returns to COVID-19 lockdown

By The Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s capital has entered a two-week lockdown, joining several states in adopting measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 as intensive care beds begin to fill in some important cities. At least eight Brazilian states adopted curfews over the past week due to the rise in cases and deaths from COVID-19. Thursday was Brazil’s deadliest day since the beginning of the pandemic, with 1,541 deaths confirmed from the virus. So far 254,000 people have died ov...
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Green pass: how are Covid vaccine passports working for Israel?

As hotels and gyms reopen in Israel, governments elsewhere are considering a similar certificate scheme – raising ethical concernsFour key questions on a Covid certification scheme in EnglandCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs the UK and other governments consider whether to give Covid-vaccinated people certificates that allow entry to bars, hotels, and swimming pools, one country, Israel, has already deployed its “green pass”.The state of nine million, which has admin...
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4 practices to help you separate work from home while working remotely, according to a psychotherapist

Having an established work area can help you leave work behind at the end of the day. DaniloAndjust/Getty Images Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, author, and host of the Mentally Strong People podcast. She says there are key work-life balance practices professionals should adopt while working from home. Establish a separate work area, change your clothes after work, and create your own 'fake commute.'  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Working from home blurs the line ...
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