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Soluble ACE2 level correlates with COVID-19 outcomes

Researchers at the Aarhus University, Denmark, found that high baseline levels of ACE2 in plasma from COVID-19 patients are tied to a worse outcome in hospitalized patients. The study, which appeared on the pre-print server medRxiv, shows that measuring ACE2 levels in serum can help determine patients at a higher risk of developing severe illness from SARS-CoV-2 infection.
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Why some countries have suspended the AstraZeneca vaccine and what it means for Australia – explainer

Despite inoculation suspensions across Europe, authorities and experts say there is no link between the Covid-19 vaccine and blood clotsSeveral European countries, including Norway, Denmark, The Netherlands and Ireland, have temporarily suspended the rollout of the AstraZeneca vaccine following concerns about deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and blood clotting. Meanwhile, Italy, Austria, Estonia, Latvia, Luxembourg and Lithuania have stopped inoculations from one particular batch of 1m d...
Tags: Health, Europe, Australia, Australia news, Ireland, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Scott Morrison, Lithuania, Coronavirus, Norway Denmark The Netherlands, Italy Austria Estonia Latvia Luxembourg


Study targets main protease of SARS-CoV-2 involved in viral replication

The main protease of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is an enzyme implicated in the transcription and replication of the coronavirus. New research led by S. Samar Hasnain from the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom used the selenium-containing drug Ebselen to analyze the SARS-CoV-2 main protease (Mpro).
Tags: Health, United Kingdom, University Of Liverpool, Samar Hasnain


Study says air pollution played a role in early U.S. COVID-19 outbreak

Exposure to particulate matter — a mixture of liquid and solid particles suspended in the air that ranges from dust to airborne transmission of viral droplets — has been harmful to human health. Research led by Maria de Fatima Andrade from the University of São Paulo in Brazil found particulate matter plays a significant role in increasing coronavirus cases in cities.
Tags: Health, Brazil, University of São Paulo, Maria de Fatima Andrade


Genome-wide CRISPR screening used to identify factors essential for SARS-CoV-2 infection in humans

In a methodologically trailblazing paper published in the journal Nature Genetics, a team of Belgian scientists uncovered an assembly of coronavirus host factors that may be exploited to develop drugs against the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), but also potentially forthcoming zoonotic coronaviruses.
Tags: Health, Nature Genetics


Dual-action monoclonal antibodies from an original SARS survivor show promise against COVID-19

A recent study, currently available on the bioRxiv preprint server, indicates that a pair of dual-action monoclonal antibodies derived from an original 2003 SARS survivors could play an important role in the fight against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) due to their broadly neutralizing activity and the engagement of the immune system via effector function capabilities.
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Australia politics live: Christian Porter to take defamation action against ABC; Queensland expresses 'major concern' over PNG outbreak

Attorney general’s lawyers say ‘trial by media’ against Porter should end with the start of court proceedings; Annastacia Palaszczuk calls on federal government to consider Covid vaccine rollout program in Papua New Guinea. Follow latest updatesNetherlands joins Ireland in AstraZeneca vaccine suspension over blood clot concernsSydney quarantine worker tests positive to Covid as Queensland investigates three casesAustralia Covid vaccine tracker: how is the rollout progressing and when will you ge...
Tags: Health, Business, Abc, Australia, Australia news, Ireland, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Astrazeneca, Victoria, Labor party, Australian Greens, Liberal party, Tasmania


Study maps crucial component of long-term immune response to SARS-CoV-2

Researchers in the United States have found that protective antibodies generated against the original strain of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)– the agent that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) – also protect against viral variants.
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A physician deals with uncertainty during the pandemic [PODCAST]

“Despite forces not within our control, namely the thoughts and actions of others, headway has been made in my local practice area:  the decline in mortality, the advances in clinical knowledge about the pathophysiology, more efficient testing, more PPE, an uprooting and great revealing of the need for prioritization of health care worker wellness, the […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Cannabis compound inhibits SARS-CoV-2 replication in human lung cells

Researchers in the United States have conducted a study showing that a cannabis plant compound inhibited infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in human lung cells.
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Australia politics live: organisers of March 4 Justice rally reject PM's offer of closed door meeting

More than 100,000 women are expected to march in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to demand action in response to allegations of workplace abuse. Follow latest updatesMcCormack too busy to front March4Justice crowd but PM open to ‘private’ meetingSydney quarantine worker tests positive to Covid as Queensland investigates three casesAustralia Covid vaccine tracker: how is the rollout progressing and when will you get the jab?Follow our global coronavirus live blog 11.12pm GMT Probably...
Tags: Health, Business, Justice, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Brisbane, Victoria, Labor party, Australian Greens, Liberal party, Tasmania, Scott Morrison


Australia politics live: organisers of March4Justice rally reject PM's offer of closed door meeting

More than 100,000 women are expected to march in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to demand action in response to allegations of workplace abuse. Follow latest updatesMcCormack too busy to front March4Justice crowd but PM open to ‘private’ meetingSydney quarantine worker tests positive to Covid as Queensland investigates three casesFollow our global coronavirus live blog 9.23pm GMT Michael McCormack Michael McCormacked his way through an interaction with Janine Hendry this morning, w...
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Cartoons that explain how the COVID vaccines work

Emily Waters is a physician who shares how the mRNA COVID vaccines — known as the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines — work (click to enlarge): The other option, the single-dose vaccine created by Johnson & Johnson, is explained here (click to enlarge): Emily Watters is a psychiatrist and can be reached at The Cartoon Shrink. […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Pfizer, Infectious Disease, Johnson Johnson, Conditions, PA NP, Moderna, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus, Emily Waters, Emily Watters


So This Is 'Covid Normal'

Last weekend I attended two days of the Brunswick Music Festival in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. In front of a sea of semi-socially distanced picnickers, local bands like indie rockers RVG tore through sets they haven’t played live in a year. People chatted with their friends, hugged, and drank beer. No one wore…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Articles, Melbourne, Pandemics, Brunswick, Angie McMahon, Occupational Safety and Health, Public Health Emergency of International Concern, Quarantine, Sophie Weiner, Contemporary history, Covid 19 Pandemic, The Australian Open, Covid 19 Lockdowns, The Brunswick Music Festival


Identity politics and performative activism

The last four years of American political life have demonstrated the pervasive nature of identity politics in America. We are so sharply divided that we can’t even choose to agree on the terms of reality. In a world so divided, letting people know what we believe to distinguish ourselves from the evils of the contrary […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, America, Physician, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA


AACI survey finds many opportunities for cancer center networks to increase patient satisfaction, outcomes

The consolidation of medical services into large systems of care is a major driver of health care economics. For patients with cancer, that may open the door to expert knowledge, cutting-edge treatments like personalized genomics, and clinical trials.
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How to think smarter about failure

What does it mean to be a failure? Failing is typically seen as moving in the opposite direction of a specific goal, when in reality, most achievements in history were made possible by a series of non-successes. "The very concepts of success and failure are words that never really meant anything," says astronomer Michelle Thaller. She and others argue that successes and failures are inextricable linked, and that how we define them for ourselves is what matters.As Ethan Hawke, multidisciplinary f...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Business, Failure, Success, Innovation, Ethan Hawke, Fear, Steve Case, Personal Growth, Tim Ferriss, Karen Palmer, Michelle Thaller, Alisa Cohn


A year of pandemic: Through the lens of photographer Brittany Murray

I see the world through a lens, always. Even when I’m not working I look at scenes, people, moments, and I “click,” the shutter in my head. The best images tell a story, they have depth, emotion and they cause the viewer to feel something. For me, what I found most unsettling and most challenging about the past year were the masks. Shiela Mercado holds a sign as she and other nurses at Little Company of Mary marched in front of the building in Torrance on Friday, April 17, 2020. Nurses at faci...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Long Beach, Community, Lebron James, Lausd, Disneyland, Local News, Orange County


Debunking the myth of the doctor car

Everyone knows about the doctor car. Doctors know about it. Non-doctors know about it. Other than the doctor house, it is the symbol of medicinal consumerism. But today, my friends, I am going to completely debunk the doctor car myth! What is the doctor car myth? This car myth states that a doctor must have a […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Ireland suspends AstraZeneca Covid vaccine over blood clot concerns

Deployment of Oxford vaccine temporarily deferred after latest reports from NorwayCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIreland is suspending use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid as a precautionary measure following further reports of blood clots in people who have received it, this time from Norway.The deputy chief medical officer, Dr Ronan Glynn, said Ireland’s advisory body on vaccines had recommended that deployment of the AstraZeneca jab should be “tempo...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, Science, Biology, Society, World news, Medical Research, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Oxford, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Norway


Covid-19: Ireland suspends use of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

The Irish Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly says it is a "precautionary step".
Tags: Health, Ireland, Oxford, Stephen Donnelly, Irish Minister for Health


Look after yourself: how your state of mind could affect your Covid jab

Psychological burdens from stress to loneliness to lack of sleep have been shown to affect immune responses to other vaccinationsSleep well. Take time out to relax. Connect with your friends and family. Such things would be advisable at any time – but might it be especially important in the coming months. According to a growing body of evidence, our psychological state can shape the immune system’s reaction to a new vaccine – including the development of protective antibodies that will help us t...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Science, Sleep, Depression, Anxiety, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Carers, Vaccines and immunisation, Loneliness, University of Manchester, Daniel Davis, Coronavirus



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