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Captions on the COVID vaccine selfie matter as much as the picture [PODCAST]

“For a vaccination campaign to be highly effective, we need to be open to having difficult conversations with people who disagree with our perspective. If we don’t, the result will be a polarization of philosophical ideas and not an unbiased and unemotional assessment of the data where maybe we can meet in the middle. As […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Podcast, Infectious Disease, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


LA County tops 22,000 coronavirus deaths; MIS-C spreads to 116 children

Los Angeles County reported 1,823 new cases of COVID-19 and 98 additional deaths on Saturday, March 6, along with 16 additional cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, bringing the total cases of MIS-C in L.A. County to 116 children, including one child death. The number of coronavirus patients in L.A. County hospitals has fallen to 1,176, according to state health officials, with 361 in intensive care. That’s a huge drop from the peak of the winter surge in early January, when t...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Senate, Paul Simon, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Va, Long Beach, Community, Pasadena, Orange County, Eric Garcetti


Senate Passes Biden’s $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Bill After ‘Vote-A-Rama’

The Senate approved President Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package Saturday, over 24 hours after opening debate on the bill.
Tags: Health, Politics, Senate, Biden, Coronavirus, Coronavirus News, Coronavirus relief


China Requested to Stop Performing Coronavirus Anal Swabs on Japanese Citizens

Japan has demanded that China stop performing anal swabs for Coronavirus on Japanese citizens who enter into the country, explaining that some of its people are not able to cope with the demoralization and that it inflicts “psychological distress”. The communist country began carrying out anal swabs back in January and also recently denied they […]
Tags: Health, Japan, Privacy, China, Medical, Anime, Fetish, Oshiri, Coronavirus


California Counties Increasingly Ask To Opt Out Of Blue Shield’s Vaccine Program

LOS ANGELES (AP/CBS13) — California counties are increasingly asking to opt out of the state’s centralized vaccination program run by Blue Shield, further complicating Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to smooth out what has been a confusing and disjointed rollout of coronavirus vaccines. None of the state’s 58 counties have signed contracts with the insurance giant even as the state moved ahead with plans to bring 10 counties in the inland sections of central and Southern California under Blue Shield ov...
Tags: Health, California, California News, Los Angeles, Ap, Blue Shield, Ventura County, Los Angeles Times, Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles County, San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Conner, California Department of Public Health, Newsom, Governor Gavin Newsom


The Latest: Arizona lifts capacity limits; 19% vaccinated

By The Associated Press PHOENIX — One day after Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey lifted capacity restrictions at restaurants, gyms and other businesses, the state reported 1,735 confirmed coronavirus cases. Arizona doesn’t have a statewide mask mandate. With 54 more confirmed deaths on Saturday, the totals rose to 825,119 cases and 16,323 deaths. The number of coronavirus-related hospitalizations dipped below 1,000 for the first time in four months. On Friday, 966 COVID-19 patients occupied inpatient bed...
Tags: Health, Europe, Utah, Business, England, Milan, Sweden, Minnesota, California, Cdc, Washington, Senate, Germany, Angela Merkel, Berlin, Uncategorized


What is 'Grief Debt' and How Can We Get Rid of It?

As we’ve become all too familiar with over the past year, grief isn’t limited to losing a loved one (although that is its own, particularly painful type of grief). Whether it’s losing a job, not getting to see family and friends for extended periods of time, or simply mourning our pre-pandemic lives, we still have no…Read more...
Tags: Grief, Articles, Mental Health, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Therapy, Emotions, Human Behavior, Lifehacks, Psychological Trauma, Anxiety Disorders, James S Gordon, Grief Counseling, Emily Laurence, Kahina A Louis


The Latest: Senate OKs $1.9T COVID bill, nears final passage

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Senate has passed a sweeping pandemic relief package over Republican opposition, moving closer to a milestone political victory for President Joe Biden. The $1.9 trillion bill approved Saturday carries direct payments of up to $1,400 for most Americans, extended emergency unemployment benefits and spending for COVID-19 vaccines and testing. It also provides billions to states and cities, schools and ailing industries. Democrats say their “American Rescue ...
Tags: Health, Europe, Utah, Business, England, Milan, Sweden, Minnesota, California, Washington, Senate, Germany, Angela Merkel, Berlin, Uncategorized, Alabama


Sir Alex Ferguson: 'I feared I would never speak again'

Former Manchester United manager tells of brain surgery worries ahead of documentary about his lifeSir Alex Ferguson has said he feared he would never be able to speak again after suffering a brain haemorrhage in 2018. The former Manchester United manager told a Q&A at Glasgow film festival he was worried that he could lose his voice and memory after undergoing emergency surgery.A new documentary about the two-time Champions League-winning manager premiered at the the film festival on Saturday. ...
Tags: Health, Film, Football, Sport, Society, Culture, Manchester United, Alex Ferguson, Glasgow, Documentary films


'A lot of uncertainty': imams fighting Covid misinformation in Australia's Muslim community

A fatwa pronounces both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines as halal for MuslimsWhenever imam Alaa Alzokum comes across conspiracy theories – whether in person or online – he bridles at their poor sourcing.“It[’s] always from people who say ‘people say this, people say that’, but never from an actual expert,” he says. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Australia, Social Media, Australia news, Islam, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Coronavirus, Alaa Alzokum


The COVID vaccine: Why give two if one will do?

The great COVID vaccine rollout of 2021 is fully underway. Armed with two highly effective products from Pfizer and Moderna, our nation is rapidly advancing toward the immunization of all Americans in hopes of stemming the pandemic. We just can’t get there fast enough. Indeed, despite nearly 80 million vaccine doses having been administered, and […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Pfizer, Infectious Disease, Conditions, PA NP, Moderna, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


The Latest: Ireland reaches half million vaccinations

By The Associated Press LONDON — Ireland has given out half a million coronavirus vaccinations about two months after the first inoculation. Prime Minister Micheal Martin says the health department announced the figure on Saturday. It includes both first and second doses and comes 63 days after the first shot was given to a Dublin senior citizen. “Good news,” Martin tweeted. “The vaccines are having a significant impact on mortality and serious illness.” Ireland has experienced a spike in infect...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, England, New York, Milan, Sweden, Minnesota, California, Cdc, Montana, Washington, Senate, Germany, Angela Merkel, Berlin


Biden, Dems prevail as Senate OKs $1.9T virus relief bill

By ALAN FRAM WASHINGTON (AP) — An exhausted Senate narrowly approved a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill Saturday as President Joe Biden and his Democratic allies notched a victory they called crucial for hoisting the country out of the pandemic and economic doldrums. After laboring through the night on a mountain of amendments — nearly all from Republicans and rejected — bleary-eyed senators approved the sprawling package on a 50-49 party-line vote. That sets up final congressional approval by...
Tags: Health, Business, Congress, Washington, Senate, Uncategorized, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer, Gop, Alaska, Hawaii, House, Associated Press, Nancy Pelosi


The epic battle with cancer's 'Death Star'

Forty years after the mutant genes that cause the deadliest cancers were discovered, drugs that target them could be approvedIn the early 1980s, Channing Der was just beginning his career as a scientist at Harvard Medical School when he happened upon a discovery that would change the course of cancer research. At the time, the holy grail of cancer biology was discovering so-called oncogenes – genetic switches that can turn a normal cell into a cancer cell – in the genomes of tumours. But while t...
Tags: Health, Science, Biology, Cancer, Society, Medical Research, Cancer Research, Biochemistry and molecular biology, Harvard Medical School, Der, Channing Der


My experience as a clinical research subject

I am sure I am not alone when I vaguely recall receiving a letter or a leaflet in the mail recruiting subjects for clinical research, giving it little or no thought, then walking directly from the mailbox to the recycling bin the way we all have during this last election season. I wasn’t particularly skeptical […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Physician, OB/GYN, PA NP, CRNA


My Go-To Test Anxiety Tips to Survive Exam Week with Minimal Stress

Giving myself a break for writing the date.
Tags: College, Mental Health, Midterms, Exams, Studying, Academics, College Life, Final exams


"We all need to think to keep things straight, but we mostly think by talking."

"We need to talk about the past, so we can distinguish the trivial, overblown concerns that otherwise plague our thoughts from the experiences that are truly important. We need to talk about the nature of the present and our plans for the future, so we know where we are, where we are going, and why we are going there. We must submit the strategies and tactics we formulate to the judgments of others, to ensure their efficiency and resilience. We need to listen to ourselves as we talk, as well, so...
Tags: Psychology, Law, Relationships, Tim Burton, Edgar Allan Poe, America, Conversation, Akira Kurosawa, Mark Twain, J K Rowling, Don, Kurosawa, George Santayana, Ann Althouse, Insanity, Jordan Peterson


How I've dealt with a lifetime of chronic pain

Last year, I was asked by the self-improvement site, Better Humans, to write about how I cope with chronic pain (I've had severe spinal arthritis since I was a teen). I have finally written that piece. It has been getting an enthusiastic response and many people are finding its contents helpful, so I thought I'd share it with Boing Boing readers, too. — Read the rest
Tags: Health, Post, News, Self-improvement, Chronic Pain, Life Hacks, Arthritis


A physician questions the COVID vaccine data from Israel

Bloodletting may be the best-known example of a once widely used, faulty medical treatment, but there are many more. Hormone replacement therapy for postmenopausal women, famously touted by experts, turned out to be complicated and sometimes harmful. The list of medical reversals is long, and one cause is common. When observational studies compare people in […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Israel, Infectious Disease, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


From Pfizer to Moderna: who's making billions from Covid-19 vaccines?

The companies in line for the biggest gains – and the shareholders who have already made fortunesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe arrival of Covid-19 vaccines promises a return to more normal life – and has created a global market worth tens of billions of dollars in annual sales for some pharmaceutical companies.Among the biggest winners will be Moderna and Pfizer – two very different US pharma firms which are both charging more than $30 per person for the protect...
Tags: Health, Business, Science, US, Society, World news, Stock Markets, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Moderna, Coronavirus


An argument against time management

As I write this, I’m struggling with the fact that I haven’t “finished my work for the day.” My inbox has unread emails. My task list is bursting. I have unfinished laundry/ chores/ dishes. I told myself, “I don’t have time to sit and write an article!” And yet – the seed had been planted. […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Practice Management, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


Unions urge Sunak to reconsider 1% pay rise for NHS England staff

BMA, Royal College of Nursing, Royal College of Midwives and Unison say pay recommendation ‘fails the test of honesty’The government is under mounting pressure to reconsider its proposed 1% pay rise for NHS staff in England, with four trade unions writing a joint letter to the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, to express their “dismay” and calling for a fair pay deal.The British Medical Association (BMA), the Royal College of Midwives, the Royal College of Nursing and Unison said the pay deal “fails the ...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Society, UK News, Public services policy, NHS, Trade unions, Doctors, Nursing, Public sector pay, Midwifery, NHS england, Unison, Industrial Action, British Medical Association BMA


California’s wildfire smoke could be more harmful than vehicle emissions, study says

Toxic particles spewed by wildfires resulted in 10 times as many respiratory-illness related hospitalizations as other types of pollution, researchers foundThe thick, grey wildfire smoke that shrouds California each autumn and winter could be more harmful to humans than pollution from cars and other sources, a new study has found.Coming at the heels of the state’s worst wildfire season on record, the findings add to growing evidence that extreme fires, fueled by climate change, will have increas...
Tags: Health, California, Environment, US, US news, Pollution, Wildfires


NHS body in England urges minority ethnic people to fill out census

Completing survey is vital to ensure access to health and care services, says Race and Health ObservatoryAn independent NHS body is urging black and minority ethnic communities to complete this year’s national census survey to help capture a more accurate picture of the overall health condition of households across England.The independent NHS Race and Health Observatory has called on minority ethnic communities to complete the online survey sent by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) by Sun...
Tags: Health, England, Race, Society, UK News, NHS, Census, Office for National Statistics ONS, Race and Health ObservatoryAn, NHS Race and Health Observatory


'So much trauma': Mozambique conflict sparks mental health crisis

Aid groups warn of collapsed health system as traumatised people displaced by Islamist insurgency in Cabo Delgado seek helpThe insurgency in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province is causing a mental health crisis, with a quarter of the region’s population now displaced.People are struggling with untreated trauma after witnessing extreme violence, including mass beheadings, said humanitarian groups concerned about the strain on those who have sheltered dozens of displaced people in their homes. Cont...
Tags: Health, Africa, Society, World news, Mental Health, Global development, Humanitarian response, Mozambique, Cabo Delgado, Conflict and arms


From Pfizer to Moderna: who's making billions from Covid vaccines?

The companies in line for the biggest gains – and the shareholders who have already made fortunesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe arrival of Covid-19 vaccines promises a return to more normal life – and has created a global market worth tens of billions of dollars in annual sales for some pharmaceutical companies.Among the biggest winners will be Moderna and Pfizer – two very different US pharma firms which are both charging more than $30 per person for the protect...
Tags: Health, Business, Science, US, Society, World news, Stock Markets, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Moderna, Coronavirus


Nadiya Hussain urges British Bangladeshis to get Covid vaccine

Great British Bake Off winner among trio of TV chefs calling for wider take-up of coronavirus jab Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain has appeared in a video campaign urging members of the British Bangladeshi community to get vaccinated against coronavirus.Hussain, Asma Khan from the Netflix series Chef’s Table and MasterChef’s Dr Saliha Mahmood Ahmed have joined with the NHS in an effort to tackle hesitancy surrounding the...
Tags: Health, Television, Society, UK News, NHS, Food TV, Vaccines and immunisation, The Great British Bake Off, Nadiya Hussain, Saliha Mahmood Ahmed, Coronavirus, Hussain Asma Khan


Former GP health MEC Masuku calls disciplinary ‘unfair’

The ANC’s disciplinary hearing against Dr Bandile Masuku has started; however, the matter against Khusela Diko has been shelved after her husband’s death The post Former GP health MEC Masuku calls disciplinary ‘unfair’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Corruption, Politics, Openaccess, Mec, ANC, African National Congress, Cyril Ramaphosa, Gauteng Health Department, Siu, GCIS, Phumla Williams, Presidency, Top Six, Special Investigating Unit, Masuku



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