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People with vision impairment have higher risk of all-cause mortality

The global population is aging, and so are their eyes. In fact, the number of people with vision impairment and blindness is expected to more than double over the next 30 years.
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Survey identifies top factor for longevity in clinical research coordinator positions

Strong, collaborative relationships with principal investigators are a key factor of longevity in clinical research coordinator positions -- an essential, but increasingly transient job in executing treatment-advancing clinical trials, Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers found.
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FDA issues emergency use authorization for T-Detect COVID Test

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization for the T-Detect COVID Test developed by Adaptive Biotechnologies.
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FDA authorizes first molecular non-prescription, at-home COVID-19 test

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Cue COVID-19 Test for Home and Over The Counter (OTC) Use.
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California’s vaccine appointment website has glitches. No surprise?

California rolled out a statewide covid vaccination website this week aiming to streamline the appointment process after months of criticism, but the site is riddled with its own snags, preventing many from signing up for shots.
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Plaintiffs in LA homelessness suit signal plans for preliminary injunction

The plaintiffs in a lawsuit seeking to force the city and county of Los Angeles to quickly deal with the homelessness crisis have filed a notice of intent with the court for a preliminary injunction, which would require thousands of beds in the coming months to be opened for indigent people, according to court papers obtained today. It is a first step toward placing the city and county into a court-supervised receivership in the matter, according to the L.A. Alliance for Human Rights, a coalitio...
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Study proposes a new, noninvasive way to detect kidney transplant rejection

Patients can spend up to six years waiting for a kidney transplant. Even when they do receive a transplant, up to 20 percent of patients will experience rejection.
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Study: Monoclonal antibody 'cocktail' effective against all known COVID-19 variants

A monoclonal antibody "cocktail" developed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) to neutralize the COVID-19 virus is effective against all known strains, or variants, of the virus, according to a report published in the journal Nature Medicine.
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Specific brain regions respond opposingly to emotions linked with loneliness and wisdom

Research over the last decade has shown that loneliness is an important determinant of health. It is associated with considerable physical and mental health risks and increased mortality.
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Eight hallmarks of environmental exposures that contribute to disease

A new review of existing evidence proposes eight hallmarks of environmental exposures that chart the biological pathways through which pollutants contribute to disease: oxidative stress and inflammation, genomic alterations and mutations, epigenetic alterations, mitochondrial dysfunction, endocrine disruption, altered intercellular communication, altered microbiome communities, and impaired nervous system function.
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New system to automatically extract adverse drug reactions from electronic health records

Patients' electronic health records convey crucial information. The application of natural language processing techniques to these records may be an effective means of extracting information that may improve clinical decision making, clinical documentation and billing, disease prediction and the detection of adverse drug reactions.
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People with intellectual disability more likely to die from COVID-19 than general population

Intellectual disability puts individuals at higher risk of dying earlier in life than the general population, for a variety of medical and institutional reasons.
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African American breast cancer survivors need to be better informed about CVD risk

African American breast cancer survivors are four times more likely to die from breast cancer than women of all other races and ethnicities, and they have a disproportionately high rate of death from cardiovascular disease (CVD).
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Will new COVID-19 vaccine rollout bypass hardest-hit communities served by health clinics?

Long lines of people wait to get their COVID-19 vaccine at a drive-thru event at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson in February. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) This war-time mobilization can inspire awe: Giant sports stadiums transformed into massive COVID-19 vaccination sites. Cars snaking along city streets for miles. Uniformed military troops wielding computer tablets to check patients in for computer-generated appointments. But not everyone has a car. Or a computer. Or t...
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Artificial intelligence can predict risk of new-onset atrial fibrillation and AF-related stroke

A team of scientists from Geisinger and Tempus have found that artificial intelligence can predict risk of new atrial fibrillation (AF) and AF-related stroke.
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Del Paso Heights Vaccine Clinic Gets Supply Cut Off – What Happens Now?

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Study identifies worrying trends between teenage screen use and lower physical activity

Two thirds of children use more than one screen at the same time after school, in the evenings and at weekends as part of increasingly sedentary lifestyles, according to new research at the University of Leicester.
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New, efficient method facilitates antibody development

In recent years, therapeutic antibodies have transformed the treatment of cancer and autoimmune diseases.
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Researchers discover how adhesions form in the abdomen

Adhesions are scars in the abdomen, which can occur after surgery, often have serious consequences. Now, researchers from the University of Bern and Inselspital, University Hospital Bern, in collaboration with Canadian researchers, have discovered how such adhesions form.
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Multidrug-resistant S. aureus strains may be spreading between pigs, farmworkers in North Carolina

DNA sequencing of bacteria found in pigs and humans in rural eastern North Carolina, an area with concentrated industrial-scale pig-farming, suggests that multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains are spreading between pigs, farmworkers, their families and community residents, and represents an emerging public health threat, according to a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
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Do politics have a place in medicine? [PODCAST]

“In addition to being a pediatrician, I am Jewish and the granddaughter of a sole Holocaust survivor. My grandfather’s family perished in Auschwitz, a concentration camp in Poland. My grandfather alone escaped, skiing through the night, to his safety and ultimate survival. The request from my hospital, the presidential debate, and the seeming dismissal of […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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LA County coronavirus vaccine allotment continues to increase

Los Angeles County expects to receive 312,000 vaccine doses next week including 53,700 doses of the highly anticipated Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which only requires one dose. Additional doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine were not expected for several weeks. The allotment coming next week is the biggest since vaccines began flowing into L.A. County in December. This week, the county received 269,000 doses. The week prior it received 211,000 doses in what have been ever-increasing allocations...
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Anger grows at offer of 1% pay rise for NHS staff

Nurses leaders set up industrial action fund as Tory MPs fear another U-turn by the governmentMinisters are on a collision course with millions of NHS staff as they insisted the country could not afford a more than 1% pay rise for health workers even as nurses leaders raised the prospect of strike action.The health secretary, Matt Hancock, on Friday insisted the decision to recommend such a small increase was due to an assessment of “what’s affordable as a nation” after the economic toll taken b...
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Kevin de Leon helps deliver PPEs at Boyle Heights clinic

LA Councilmember Kevin de Leon speaks during a press conference to announce a massive distribution of personal protective equipment for communities hardest hit by COVID-19 outside the Clinica Romero in Boyle Heights, Thursday, Mar. 4, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) LA Councilmember Kevin de Leon speaks during a press conference to announce a massive distribution of personal protective equipment for communities hardest hit by COVID-19 outside the Clinica Romero in...
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5 Quick Hacks To Reduce Inflammation

Most people think of inflammation as swelling or heat surrounding injured parts of the body. It’s what happens when you stub your toe or graze your knee. The immune system shuttles a bunch of chemical messengers to the location of the injury, telling the surrounding tissue to blow up like a balloon to fight off infection.  Inflammation, though, can take another form. Many people have low levels of chronic inflammation across their entire bodies. And this version is more insidious. In th...
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Social support for mothers of patients with eating disorders may help improve mothers' mental health

Although caregivers of patients with eating disorders usually experience a heavy caregiving burden, the effects of social support on caregivers of patients with eating disorders are unknown.
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Robotic systems gain patient approval for contactless care

In the age of COVID-19, mobile robotic telehealth systems could help clinicians and patients interact without contact. Last spring, some health care systems deployed robotic systems within a hospital to evaluate and interact with patients.
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Research reveals gender disparities in COVID-19 clinical trial leadership

Less than one-third of COVID-19 clinical trials are led by women, which is half the proportion observed in non-COVID-19 trials, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London, University of St Andrews, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
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New computerized test can rapidly screen for both dementia and mild cognitive impairment

As the global population ages, the rate of dementia is increasing worldwide. Given that early detection is critical for treatment, effective ways to screen for dementia are a high research priority.
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FDA plans to further reduce toxic elements in foods for babies and young children

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration takes exposure to toxic elements, such as arsenic, mercury, cadmium and lead, in the food supply extremely seriously, especially when it comes to protecting the health and safety of the youngest and most vulnerable in the population.
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