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Vaccinating the elderly first for COVID-19 saves most lives

A short paper authored by Goldstein, Cassidy, and Wachter, recently published online in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), demonstrates mathematically that vaccinating the oldest first, in fact, ultimately saves both the most lives and the most life-years.
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Australia politics live: Morrison says issue of 'vile language' by staffer has been dealt with

The long-awaited sport rorts report to be released and the government faces scrutiny over its botched vaccine booking website. Follow all the latest updates‘What the hell?’: Industry sources say government rushed launch of Covid vaccine booking systemCoalition grant to help people move for work used by just 3,000 people in seven yearsBiggest companies pocketed hundreds of millions in jobkeeper despite positive earningsFollow our global coronavirus live blog 3.24am GMT Catherine King: Given i...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Australian Security And Counter-terrorism, Vaccines and immunisation, Australian trade unions, Labor party, Liberal party, Industrial relations, Scott Morrison, Liberal, Australian intelligence agencies, Morrison, Murph


Risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection as UK schools reopened in 2020 was very low, say researchers

A study conducted by Public Health England has found that the risk of infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) – the agent that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) – was very low among both students and staff as primary schools partially and fully reopened over the latter half of 2020.
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New SARS-CoV-2 variant in France appears undetectable by PCR

French authorities have announced the emergence of a new variant of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in the northwestern region of Brittany that has escaped detection by standard polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests.
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Australia politics live: Morrison gives press conference; vaccine website errors put pressure on Coalition

The long-awaited sport rorts report to be released and the government faces scrutiny over its botched vaccine booking website. Follow all the latest updates‘What the hell?’: Industry sources say government rushed launch of Covid vaccine booking systemCoalition grant to help people move for work used by just 3,000 people in seven yearsBiggest companies pocketed hundreds of millions in jobkeeper despite positive earningsFollow our global coronavirus live blog 2.19am GMT We get another ‘move to...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Australian Security And Counter-terrorism, Vaccines and immunisation, Australian trade unions, Labor party, Liberal party, Industrial relations, Scott Morrison, Australian intelligence agencies, Morrison, Coronavirus, Ownership Matters


North Hollywood priest takes St. Patrick’s Day message on the road during pandemic

With a statue of St. Patrick Father Nicolás Sánchez, of St. Patrick Catholic Church, brings drive-by blessings to his parish in North Hollywood on St. Patrick’s Day on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) The Zavala family came out of their North Hollywood home to receive blessing from Father Nicolás Sánchez, of St. Patrick Catholic Church, as he brings drive-by blessings to his parish in North Hollywood on St. P...
Tags: Health, Hollywood, News, Religion, Sport, Soccer, Community, Catholic Church, Patrick, Sánchez, St Patrick, Los Angeles Daily News, St Patrick Catholic Church, North Hollywood, NicolAs SAnchez, Zavala


Scientists identify address codes in odorant receptor proteins

A team of scientists led by Dietmar Krautwurst from the Leibniz Institute for Food Systems Biology at the Technical University of Munich has now identified address codes in odorant receptor proteins for the first time.
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Digital communication can bridge the racial disparity gap in cervical cancer care

An estimated 14,480 new cases of invasive cervical cancer will be diagnosed in the United States this year, according to the American Cancer Society. Cases that could be prevented or cured with better education from screening to treatment based on improved provider-patient communication, says a Michigan State University researcher.
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Older and non-White people less likely to be captured by mobility data used in response to COVID-19

Information on individuals' mobility--where they go as measured by their smartphones--has been used widely in devising and evaluating ways to respond to COVID-19, including how to target public health resources.
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Lab-created heart valves implanted in young lambs can grow with the animal

A groundbreaking new study led by University of Minnesota Twin Cities researchers from both the College of Science and Engineering and the Medical School shows for the first time that lab-created heart valves implanted in young lambs for a year were capable of growth within the recipient.
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UTSW researchers identify the structure of a key cell-surface protein

UT Southwestern researchers have identified the structure of a key member of a family of proteins called nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in three different shapes.
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Australia politics live: unemployment drops to 5.8%; vaccine website errors put pressure on Coalition

The long-awaited sport rorts report to be released and the government faces scrutiny over its botched vaccine booking website. Follow all the latest updates‘What the hell?’: Industry sources say government rushed launch of Covid vaccine booking systemCoalition grant to help people move for work used by just 3,000 people in seven yearsBiggest companies pocketed hundreds of millions in jobkeeper despite positive earningsFollow our global coronavirus live blog 1.18am GMT The government leader i...
Tags: Health, Australia, Senate, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Australian Security And Counter-terrorism, Vaccines and immunisation, Australian trade unions, Labor party, Liberal party, Industrial relations, Scott Morrison, Australian intelligence agencies, Coronavirus, Senate Simon Birmingham


Adverse childhood experiences predict greater performance-enhancing substance use in young adults

A new study published in the journal Substance Use and Misuse has found that adverse childhood experiences, such as physical and sexual abuse and neglect, predict greater performance-enhancing substance use in young adults.
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Long noncoding RNA plays a vital role in mobilizing immune response after organ transplantation

A long noncoding RNA whose function was previously unknown turns out to play a vital role in mobilizing the immune response following a bone marrow transplant or solid organ transplantation.
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A complete genetic and clinical analysis of individuals with SCN2A-related disorders

Researchers from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia affiliated with the CHOP Epilepsy Neurogenetics Initiative (ENGIN) have compiled a complete genetic and clinical analysis of more than 400 individuals with SCN2A-related disorder, which has been linked to a variety of neurodevelopmental disorders, including epilepsy and autism.
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Electromagnetic fields may slow or stop the spread of breast cancer cells

Electricity may slow - and in some cases, stop - the speed at which breast cancer cells spread through the body, a new study indicates.
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Resolution to close Playa del Rey gas facility advanced by LA City Council committee

The Los Angeles City Council’s Rules, Elections and Intergovernmental Relations Committee voted on Wednesday, March 17, to advance a resolution calling for the closure of the Playa del Rey natural gas storage facility. The resolution was introduced by councilmembers Paul Koretz and Mike Bonin, whose district includes the Playa del Rey site. Located at 8141 Gulana Ave., the facility is owned by Southern California Gas Co. and sits a few miles away from Los Angeles International Airport, Loyola Ma...
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$50 million gift assures Friese Family Patient Tower will rise at Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana

A $50 million gift from a San Fernando Valley family is earmarked to support the expansion and renovation of Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center, a project that is expected to be completed in two years. The new, five-story patient tower will be named the Friese Family Patient Tower to honor philanthropists Donald and Andrea Friese, their children and grandchildren. “The San Fernando Valley has been our home for decades,” Donald Friese said in a prepared statement. “We’ve raised our fa...
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New method for growing embryos outside the womb

To observe how a tiny ball of identical cells on its way to becoming a mammalian embryo first attaches to an awaiting uterine wall and then develops into nervous system, heart, stomach and limbs: This has been a highly-sought grail in the field of embryonic development for nearly 100 years.
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Pasadena Community Foundation chips in to help improve vaccine equity

The Pasadena Community Foundation put up the funding to create a 16-week, community-focused coronavirus vaccination clinic in north Pasadena, partnering with the Pasadena Public Health Department and Planned Parenthood Pasadena & San Gabriel Valley. It’s one of many efforts across the city to increase access to the coronavirus vaccine by bringing it into the communities whose members have had a harder time accessing the life-saving medicine. Over the next few months, Planned Parenthood will hold...
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Coronaviruses may be vulnerable to ultrasound vibrations, study suggests

The coronavirus' structure is an all-too-familiar image, with its densely packed surface receptors resembling a thorny crown.
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Study finds elevated heart disease risk in cancer survivors

A new study has found that about 35% of Americans with a cancer history had an elevated risk of cardiovascular disease in the next decade, compared with about 23% of those who didn't have cancer.
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Statistical suicide risk prediction models could be cost-effective and save many lives

There are several effective interventions to reduce the risk of suicide, the tenth-leading cause of death in the United States, but difficulties in identifying people at risk for suicide and concerns about the potentially high costs of suicide-prevention strategies have hampered their wider use.
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Mobile stroke units deliver faster care to improve outcomes, lessen chance for disability

A new study involving UCLA researchers finds that mobile stroke units (MSUs) - state-of-the-art ambulances built to provide stroke patients with emergency neurological diagnosis and treatment prior to hospital arrival -- improve patient outcomes and lessen the chance for disability by delivering care faster than standard stroke care.
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Researchers find a better way to identify cells and understand the mechanisms of diseases

In researching the causes and potential treatments for degenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease, neuroscientists frequently struggle to accurately identify cells needed to understand brain activity that gives rise to behavior changes such as declining memory or impaired balance and tremors.
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LA County reports sharp fall in coronavirus among healthcare workers

In another cautiously encouraging sign of the effectiveness of vaccinations and reduced spread of COVID-19, cases among Los Angeles County healthcare workers are at their lowest level of the pandemic, the county’s public health chief reported Wednesday, March 17. “Since late December, when healthcare workers began to be vaccinated, we have seen their cases plummet,” said Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer during a briefing Wednesday. “These are the small numbers of weekly cases that we’ve see...
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Older people more likely to catch Covid a second time

Study finds under-65s have about 80% protection from virus for at least six months but over-65s only 47% Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOlder people who have recovered from Covid cannot assume they are immune from a second attack, according to a new study that shows the under-65s are much less susceptible to reinfection.The study carried out in Denmark found that the under-65s had about 80% protection for at least six months from catching Covid a second time. But the...
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Doctors Urge People To Keep Up With Their Routine Screenings Put Off By The Pandemic

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'Do not resuscitate' orders reviewed by regulator

Sally-Rose's sister died of a heart attack last year and says the family weren't informed of a do not resuscitate order.
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From the Groundlings up: Pandemic-era family improv teaches active listening, learning from mistakes

Given last year’s coronavirus lockdown, many educators believe children are feeling the stress and anxiety of being cooped up in the house and wondering what it will be like once in-school learning becomes a reality for many of them. Lauren Burns, an improvisation teacher at The Groundlings Theater & School in Hollywood, is launching an online improv for parents on Sunday to help them learn playful techniques to reduce the tension their children might be feeling and to create new bonds with them...
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