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Researchers investigate digital contact tracing's ability to reduce the spread of COVID-19

Informing how COVID-19 response plans may incorporate digital contact tracing, a model of COVID-19 spread within a simulated French population found that if about 20% of the population adopted a contact tracing app on their smartphones, an outbreak could be reduced by about 35%. If more than 30% of the population adopted the app, the epidemic could be suppressed to manageable levels.
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CUNY SPH receives prestigious Harrison C. Spencer Award for Outstanding Community Service

At its 2021 Annual Meeting this month, the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) will present the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy with the Harrison C. Spencer Award for Outstanding Community Service.
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Executive control differences in autism may be the result of a unique approach

A new study by UC Davis MIND Institute researchers suggests that executive control differences in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may be the result of a unique approach, rather than an impairment.
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Pragmatic recommendations for management of COVID-19 in low- and middle-income countries

A new supplement offering guidance on severe COVID-19 management in resource-limited settings is now available on the American Journal of Tropical Medicine website.
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Understanding how people use 311 non-emergency issue-reporting system during the pandemic

Myeong Lee, Assistant Professor, Information Sciences and Technology, is working to understand how people use the 311 non-emergency issue-reporting system during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Immuno-PET detects changes in different cancer receptors in response to targeted therapies

Immuno-positron emission tomography (PET) imaging can provide early insight into a tumor's response to targeted therapy, allowing physicians to select the most effective treatment for patients who have cancer.
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Novel computer-guided design tool helps increase the efficiency of cell conversions

There is a great need to generate various types of cells for use in new therapies to replace tissues that are lost due to disease or injuries, or for studies outside the human body to improve our understanding of how organs and tissues function in health and disease.
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Sydney quarantine worker tests positive to Covid as Queensland investigates three cases

Hotel worker had received first vaccine while AMA criticises Queensland for failing to vaccinate doctor who tested positive A Sydney hotel quarantine worker who tested positive to Covid-19 overnight had already received their first dose of the vaccine. The new case is a 47-year-old man who works as weekend security guard at the Mantra and Sofitel hotels, and holds an office job during the week. It was detected in the NSW government’s pre-shift saliva testing on Saturday night and confirmed early...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Scott Morrison, Ama, Coronavirus


Cats with chronic kidney disease may help inform treatment for humans in future

The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine is investigating how cats with chronic kidney disease could someday help inform treatment for humans.
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Less-educated, unmarried patients less likely to undergo a transplant for mantle cell lymphoma

Mantle cell lymphoma is a malignant disease in which intensive treatment can prolong life. In a new study, scientists from Uppsala University and other Swedish universities show that people with mantle cell lymphoma who were unmarried, and those who had low educational attainment, were less often treated with a stem-cell transplantation, which may result in poorer survival.
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Study finds visual correlation between severity of COVID-19 in the lungs and brain

Since the pandemic hit, researchers have been uncovering ways COVID-19 impacts other parts of the body, besides the lungs.
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Le Bonheur and UTHSC sign agreement to obtain genetic information from 25,000 DNA samples

As research into genetic causes of disease began to grow, Le Bonheur Pediatrician-in- Chief Jon McCullers, MD, knew it was time to start building a pediatric DNA biorepository.
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An individualized approach to improve surgical outcomes after shoulder dislocation

A dislocated shoulder is a common sports injury that can occur with a single swing of the tennis racket or an awkward fall on the field. Though popping the bone back into the socket may seem like a simple solution, the reality is more complex.
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New vaccination method aims at comprehensive protection against all known influenza mutations

One shot, protected forever: This would be a dream come true regarding influenza vaccinations. So far, vaccination against influenza did not provide a lasting protection.
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Researchers discover new mechanism that contributes to airway hyperresponsiveness in asthma

In asthma, the airways become hyperresponsive. Researchers from Uppsala University have found a new mechanism that contributes to, and explains, airway hyperresponsiveness.
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Overexpression of signaling protein in heart associated with poor survival after heart attack

About 6.2 million Americans suffer from heart failure, an incurable disease with a staggering mortality rate - some 40 percent of patients die within five years of diagnosis. Heart failure is one form of heart disease, for which new therapies are desperately needed.
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Machine learning algorithm predicts risk for suicide attempt

A machine learning algorithm that predicts suicide attempt recently underwent a prospective trial at the institution where it was developed, Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
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AI-based assessment of of surgical skills

More than one million operations are performed in Switzerland every year. A surgeon's skill has a direct impact on the outcome of the operation.
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Multiyear workplace health promotion program can reduce health risks for working-age people

A multiyear workplace health promotion program can slow down the increase in health risks for working-age people.
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Random cellular changes play vital role in longevity beyond genetics and environment

A new model of aging takes into account not only genetics and environmental exposures but also the tiny changes that randomly arise at the cellular level.
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Researchers explore brain network differences between autistic and neurotypical control males and females

Around three times as many males are diagnosed with autism than females. This suggests that biological sex factors may play a role in the development and presentation of autism.
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Homeless and humbled by grief, he found a home to last via pilot housing program

Chris Gray and his wife, Deborah, and the dog they’d adopted from a homeless friend, had criss-crossed Los Angeles County many times before they pulled up to the apartment building, praying that a program called LeaseUp had secured them a home to last. Gray lost his job at a carbon factory in 2015, and his apartment in Long Beach a year later. Since then, they’ve slept in their car, tried unsuccessfully to make a life in Lancaster and stayed in motels here and there, though that drained their me...
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Coronavirus live news: US has administered a first vaccine dose to more than 100m people; UK records a further 121 Covid deaths and 5,534 cases

Germany warns cases could hit Christmas peak by April; Australia records first local Covid case in more than two weeks; Poland reports rise in daily casesJordan health minister steps down after hospital oxygen failure deathsDay of reflection to be held a year after UK’s Covid lockdown beganTake things slowly as lockdown ends to avoid ‘re-entry’ syndromeSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.25pm GMT Hundreds of international students at three major London universities are refusing to pay their ...
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As pool of eligible vaccine-seekers expands, more clinic sites added in LA County

With the pool of eligible COVID-19 vaccine recipients about to expand again Monday, Los Angeles County is getting some additional vaccination clinics. The county’s rate of new cases and hospitalizations continued their general decline on Saturday, March 13. The county health department reported 793 new cases of COVID-19 and 42 additional deaths, bringing the totals to 1,209,632 cases and 22,446 deaths since the pandemic began. The number of county residents in the hospital with the virus dropped...
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My Shot! A COVID vaccine adaptation

Vax’n 8, a group of physicians from Northern California working in a variety of specialties in medicine, are proud to present “My Shot!”, a song adapted from the hit Broadway show Hamilton. “My Shot” addresses the social, scientific, and political issues currently affecting the decision to receive the vaccine against the virus SARS-CoV-2, or COVID-19. […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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End the draconian hospital visitation policies during COVID-19 [PODCAST]

“At the start of the pandemic when hospitals were overrun, testing and PPE were scarce, and unknowns about COVID-19 transmission abound, such restrictions were reasonable, perhaps even essential. But we have made progress since then; most hospitals test most if not all admitted patients for COVID-19; most Americans own a mask, and hospitals are able […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Coronavirus live news: Scott Morrison and chief medical officer get second vaccine dose; US administers first vaccine dose to more than 100m

Germany warns cases could hit Christmas peak by April; Australia records first local Covid case in more than two weeks; Poland reports rise in daily casesAustralian PM and chief medical officer get second dose of vaccineJordan health minister steps down after hospital oxygen failure deathsDay of reflection to be held a year after UK’s Covid lockdown beganTake things slowly as lockdown ends to avoid ‘re-entry’ syndromeSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.13am GMT In Australia a person who work...
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LAUSD families rally for better school reopening plans

Aviva Hayempour, left, and Samani Crook, 6, join South Los Angeles families rallying for the reopening of schools at Ted Watkins Memorial Park in Watts on Saturday, March 13, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) Samani Crook, 6, came with her grandmother and sister to join South Los Angeles families rallying for the reopening of schools at Ted Watkins Memorial Park in Watts on Saturday, March 13, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) Sound The ...
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Coronavirus live news: Italy expects to vaccinate 500,000 a day; UK records a further 121 Covid deaths and 5,534 cases

Germany warns cases could hit Christmas peak by April; Australia records first local Covid case in more than two weeks; Poland reports rise in daily casesJordan health minister steps down after hospital oxygen failure deathsDay of reflection to be held a year after UK’s Covid lockdown beganTake things slowly as lockdown ends to avoid ‘re-entry’ syndromeSee all our coronavirus coverage 9.16pm GMT Australia’s centre-left Labor party has been reelected in the state of Western Australia after im...
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COVID is a race with no finish

As a devoted runner, I find life lessons from this movement that help me get through difficult times. Journey with me for a moment. We have signed up for a distance running race. For some of us, this is familiar territory. For others who consider paying money to cover long distances on their own feet […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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