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Still perfect: Team LeBron wins 2021 NBA All-Star Game

ATLANTA (AP) — Even in the strangest NBA All-Star Game of them all, LeBron James was still the perfect captain. Team LeBron showed off its high-flying and long-range skills during a dominating run to close out the first half, setting up a 170-150 romp over Team Durant in the league’s 70th midseason showcase Sunday night. This one sure was different than the previous 69 All-Star contests. Determined to pull off an exhibition that is huge for TV revenue and the league’s worldwide brand, the NBA st...
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New book focuses on relationship skills for people in addiction recovery

People in addiction recovery and their loved ones understand all too well how addiction can damage their relationships. But recovery programs do not always give people the relationship skills needed to address those issues.
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Study shows how mutant huntingtin protein triggers brain cell death

In 1993, scientists discovered that a single mutated gene, HTT, caused Huntington's disease, raising high hopes for a quick cure. Yet today, there's still no approved treatment.
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Study analyzes COVID fatality rate using age and GDP as proxies for the quality and abundance of healthcare

The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed over 2.5 million lives globally as of today. The case fatality rate (CFR) is an important parameter in COVID-19 mortality research and is defined as the ratio of the number of infected cases to the death toll number.
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Study confirms B.1.1.7 variant of SARS-CoV-2 is more transmissible

A new modeling study published in the journal Science estimates the B.1.1.7 severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) variant is 43% to 90% more transmissible than previous coronavirus variants. The variant was initially found in Southeast England last fall.
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Saliva testing has high accuracy in detecting early cases of SARS-CoV-2

New research finds saliva testing has a high sensitivity for detecting severe acute respiratory syndrome 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients.
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Australia news live: Queensland to hand out $200 travel vouchers; NSW records 50 days without Covid case

SA Health says positive Covid-19 virus detected in Adelaide wastewater. Follow the latest updatesQueenslanders offered $200 vouchers for travel in stateFollow the global coronavirus live blog 2.36am GMT It would not be International Women’s Day without some depressing statistics about the Australian Securities Exchange. There are just 10 female CEOs in the ASX200. It is very encouraging to see the number of women directors continuing to increase. But it is disappointing that the number of fe...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Adelaide, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory


50 retired nuns, including a 100-year-old sister, get coronavirus vaccines

Nuns get their second COVID-19 vaccines at the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet independent living center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 from a pop-up vaccination clinic. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Nuns get their second COVID-19 vaccines at the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet independent living center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 from a pop-up vaccination clinic. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) ...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Torrance, Idaho Capitol, LA County, Los Angeles Daily News, Maureen O'Connor, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB, Los Angeles Daily News SCNG


What are your health goals for the coming year? [PODCAST]

“Yearly physicals are usually afforded a longer time than regular visits. If I can use most of that time focusing the discussion on what a healthy life means to each of my patients and what they need to achieve it, I feel that I’ve accomplished more than doing palpation, range of motion, and auscultation. Discussing […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Australia news live: NSW reaches 50 days without a local Covid-19 case; virus detected in Adelaide wastewater

SA Health says positive Covid-19 wastewater results may be linked to hotel quarantine, but further investigations are under way. Follow the latest updates Follow the global coronavirus live blog 12.18am GMT Now the federal treasurer discussing jobkeeper in far north Queensland is fairly brave given the premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has repeatedly called on the federal government to continue economic supports for Queensland tourism businesses that have been impacted by international border re...
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Australia news live: Covid detected in Adelaide wastewater during festival season as states ramp up vaccine rollout

SA Health says positive Covid-19 wastewater results may be linked to hotel quarantine, but further investigations are under way. Follow the latest updates • Follow the global coronavirus liveblog 10.31pm GMT After eight years co-hosting Sunrise with David Koch, Samantha Armytage has surprised everyone by announcing she’ll leave the show this week.Armytage, who has been a lightning rod for tabloids over her love life and her appearance, recently got married to wealthy farmer Richard Lavender....
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Caring For Your Horse: The Ultimate Guide To Feeding Treats

(Images from Depositphotos) Everyone enjoys a treat from time to time, whether it's a few chocolate chip cookies, a tasty donut, or a slice of pizza. Your horse is no different. Your horse will thoroughly enjoy the occasional treat from you, whether it's once in a while or every day in small quantities. Sharing a treat with your horse is a great way to thank you for an excellent job, reinforce reward training, and if we're blatant, feeding treats to our horses feels great as a genuine bonding...
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The Latest: Michigan makes homeless people vaccine-eligible

By The Associated Press DETROIT — People who are homeless will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccines in Michigan starting Monday. Health officials say it’s a critical step in curbing infections and making sure vulnerable populations have access. “Our vulnerable populations are high priority for us right now,” Ingham County Health Officer Linda Vail said, according to the Lansing State Journal. “This opens the door to make sure that population is also vaccinated and we don’t continue to have outbreak...
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LA County reports 22 deaths, 1,313 new coronavirus cases as major shipment of vaccines rolls in

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials reported 22 new deaths and 1,313 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, March 7. The lower-than-usual numbers may be reflective of scaled-back weekend record keeping, but marked significant decline from an uptick in mid-week numbers that raised concern for officials after weeks of statistical downturns. The new numbers brought the county’s totals to 1,203,152 cases and 22,029 deaths since the pandemic began. Nearly 5.9 mission county residents h...
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A Gauteng firm is using bioplastics to limit microplastics

Humans eat, drink and breathe in tens of thousands of micro- and nanoplastics, but research into the effects on health is limited The post A Gauteng firm is using bioplastics to limit microplastics appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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COVID and the Texas freeze: death by a thousand cuts

In February, Texas lost power and water.  A winter storm disrupted a power grid ill-prepared for freezing temperatures, shutting off power to homes, businesses, and water treatment facilities. Water pipes burst, water pressure dropped, and the water became unsafe for drinking or cleaning.  My house was without power, internet, or wireless data for (only) 36 […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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The Guardian view on women and the pandemic: what happened to building back better? | Editorial

Around the world, coronavirus has both highlighted and worsened existing inequalitiesOne year into the pandemic, women have little cause to celebrate International Women’s Day tomorrow, and less energy to battle for change. Men are more likely to die from Covid-19. But women have suffered the greatest economic and social blows. They have taken the brunt of increased caregiving, have been more likely to lose their jobs and have seen a sharp rise in domestic abuse.In the UK, women did two-thirds o...
Tags: Health, Europe, Family, Gender, Politics, UK, Race, Women, US, Society, UK News, US news, Poverty, Unemployment, US politics, Sierra Leone


I’m so effing tired: How to finally boost your energy

An excerpt from I’m So Effing Tired: A Proven Plan to Beat Burnout, Boost Your Energy, and Reclaim Your Life. Did you know that a recent Harris Poll survey revealed that while about the same percentage of women and men reported feeling burned out in their work life, 35 percent of women told the Harris […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Let 2021 be the year we end the pandemic

I listen to the wind howling outside on this night that’s stranded between the departing season of winter and the coming of spring. I await the arrival of longer days filled with sunshine, days that welcome new growth, new life. During the year that has passed into the recesses of my mind, new life and […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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I tried an alcohol-free drink made by a top professor that claims to make you as relaxed as alcohol does, but without a hangover. It hits the spot - but make sure you read the label.

Sentia is a botanical drink that acts on the GABA receptors in the brain. Professor Nutt/Sentia Sentia is a no-alcohol drink that claims to makes you relaxed and sociable, without the hangover. It was developed by a top psychopharmacology professor, and targets the same brain receptors that booze does. I enjoyed my Sentia shots — and think there's a time and place for it. More information is needed for those who are underage, have medical conditions, previous addictions or are pregnant. Vi...
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Patients are deserving of our best effort and most compassionate care. Every time.

She began telling me the same “sob story,” but this time, I looked at her and coldly said, “Mrs. _____, you are going home. I don’t care what you have to say; you are leaving today. I need the bed for someone else.” She began crying. I walked out without saying another word and wrote […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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In France, there's no escape from Covid vaccine sceptics. What would Pasteur think?

As the rumour and disinformation mills go into overdrive, GPs are having to drum up patients to use up their allocation of jabsThere’s a joke doing the rounds in France: how do you get a Frenchman to have the Covid vaccine? Tell him he can’t have it.My dentist – who is French – recounted this and found it hilarious. My doctor – who is not French – was not so amused. Like other GPs she has been trying, and not always succeeding, to persuade her patients to have the AstraZeneca jab. Yes, you read ...
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Covid data show sewage monitoring could be vital in infection control

A pilot study’s analysis of schools’ wastewater shows its potential as an early warning system for public health teamsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSchools may have had more Covid-19 infections before Christmas than previous research showed, according to data from a pilot study that senior public health experts believe could provide a crucial early warning system against future outbreaks.Covid was present in the sewage of 80% of 16 primary and secondary schools in E...
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How do we track and measure new variants of coronavirus?

Behind the numbers: The UK’s gene sequencing labs are at the forefront of global efforts to trace and identify every single caseCoronavirus latest updatesCoronavirus - see all our coverageAll viruses change through random mutations. Through genomic sequencing we now know that the UK epidemic was seeded by more than 1,000 distinct variants from people returning from Italy, Spain and France in February and March 2020, explaining why we got off to such a bad start.These tiny changes are mostly inco...
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