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Exposure to endocrine disruptors in utero associated with poorer sperm quality in adulthood

A growing number of studies show that the environmental factors and lifestyle habits of pregnant women play an important role in the health of their child. But how about the semen quality of young men?
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$11 million COBRE funding will help create Center for Pre-Clinical Cancer Research at LSU SVM

The Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, or LSU SVM, has received an $11 million grant to establish a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence, or COBRE.
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VHIO-born spin-off receives approval to initiate Phase I/II clinical trial of novel Myc inhibitor

Co-founded back in 2014 by VHIO's Laura Soucek, CEO of the enterprise, and Marie-Eve Beaulieu, Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) of the company, VHIO-born spin-off Peptomyc S.L. has just announced that it has received approval from the Spanish Agency of Medicines and Medical Devices for conducting clinical trials in Spain (AEMPS), to initiate the first-in-human Phase I/II clinical trial with its first compound - a disruptive Myc inhibitor, Omomyc (OMO-103).
Tags: Health, Spain, VHIO, Laura Soucek, Marie Eve Beaulieu, Spanish Agency of Medicines and Medical Devices


Study: COVID-19 causes more severe disease and is more lethal than influenza

In a paper published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, physician-researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center assessed the relative impact of COVID-19 on patients hospitalized with the viral infection in March and April 2020, versus patients hospitalized with influenza during the last five flu seasons at the medical center.
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Swedish study finds increased risk of workplace bullying for foreign-born people

The risk of being bullied at work is twice as high if you were born abroad. And if you come from a culture that is culturally dissimilar to Sweden's, the risk is even higher.
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COVID-19 patients have higher risk of stroke, finds study

New research found patients hospitalized with COVID-19 had a higher risk of stroke, compared with patients who had similar infectious conditions such as influenza and sepsis in prior studies.
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COVID-19 In California: State Health Dept. Reports 3,287 New Cases, 232 More Deaths

SACRAMENTO (CBS) — The California Department of Public Health reported 3,287 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Friday. There were also 232 more deaths reported. There were 144,231 new tests reported. Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 3,538,821, while the total number of deaths is 56,027. As of Thursday, the 7-day rate of positive tests in California is 2%, which is a 0.0% decrease from a week ago. There have been 51,811,542 COVID tests administered so...
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Endovascular therapy more prevalent among stroke patients, yet racial differences persist

Mechanical removal of blood clots causing a stroke is increasing, yet racial differences in treatment persist, according to late-breaking science presented today at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2021.
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VR offers hope to nerve injury patients experiencing chronic pain

We all feel physical pain in different ways, but people with nerve injuries often have a dysfunctional pain suppression system, making them particularly prone to discomfort.
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Children at high risk of dyslexia face difficulty in learning nonsensical words

Researchers at Aalto University and the Niilo Mäki Institute have used neuroimaging to pinpoint where the brain activates - or doesn't activate - among children identified as having a high risk of dyslexia. Magnetoencephalography (MEG) has rarely been used to study the reading disorder in children.
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Experts warn of another coronavirus surge as Southern California cases decline

With far fewer people going to the hospital and vaccine getting into many people’s arms, the outlook is brighter than at any time during the coronavirus pandemic. But, as shutdown-weary Southern Californians welcome the reopening of schools, gyms and movie theaters and the return of indoor dining, experts say there is a strong chance the region will see yet another spike in hospitalizations and deaths. And they say it is crucial for people to stay vigilant — wearing face coverings, maintaining a...
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First Known Case Of UK COVID Variant B.1.1.7 Reported In Placer County

PLACER COUNTY (CBS13) – Officials have detected the first known case of the B.1.1.7 coronavirus variant in Placer County. The strain, which was dubbed the “U.K. variant” due to its spread in the United Kingdom late last year has drawn concern over indicators that it may be more contagious than COVID-19. The county on Friday said the person who tested positive for the variant had no known travel history identified through contact tracing and had already passed their isolation period. The location...
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Hidden genetic defects can lead to all kinds of serious illnesses

For the first time researchers from Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Radboudumc, Maastricht UMC+ and international colleagues have gained insight into the "hidden genetic defects" of the general European population.
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New antibiotic compound can effectively clear multi-drug resistant gonorrhea in animals

A new antibiotic compound clears infection of multi-drug resistant gonorrhea in mice in a single oral dose, according to a new study led by researchers at Penn State and Emory University.
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LA County officials release draft goals, priorities for Aliso Canyon gas blowout health study

A draft document laying out the goals and priorities of study into the health effects of the largest gas blowout in the country’s history was released Friday, March 19, and the public will have 30 days to examine it and give feedback. The draft outline of key topics the health study would focus on comes more than five years after the gas leak was discovered at the Aliso Canyon canyon gas storage facility near Porter Ranch in the northwest San Fernando Valley, in October 2015. The well released 1...
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Study reveals worsening health profiles in Gen X and Gen Y

Recent generations show a worrying decline in health compared to their parents and grandparents when they were the same age, a new national study reveals.
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How COVID changed this physician forever [PODCAST]

“As a professional woman who most identifies as a physician more than any other title, I know that I run the risk of losing myself to this disease.  I am not ignorant to the risk.  I understand that my identity is supposed to be separate from my achievements and that my babies are supposed to […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Research shows the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences among Canadian adults

New research from McMaster University has found that roughly three in every five Canadian adults aged 45 to 85 have been exposed to childhood abuse, neglect, intimate partner violence or other household adversity.
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New approach to cancer immunotherapy may prevent autoimmunity

A team of researchers has found disrupting the interaction between cancer cells and certain immune cells is more effective at killing cancer cells than current immunotherapy treatments.
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Students Should Maintain At Least 3 Feet Of Social Distancing In Schools Under New CDC Guidance

(CNN/CBS13) — In light of new data, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday relaxed its physical distancing guidelines for children in schools to recommend most students maintain at least 3 feet of distance. It had previously said schools should try to maintain at least 6 feet of distance between children. The agency released three new studies on Friday that it says support distancing of 3 feet between students, so long as everyone is wearing a mask and other prevention measu...
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California jail, prison inmates now eligible for coronavirus vaccine

Inmates in California jails and prisons — regardless of age or health — will be eligible for the coronavirus vaccine under updated guidelines released this week by the state Department of Public Health. The new guidelines, from Monday, March 15, open vaccinations for individuals in “congregate residential setting(s),” including jails, prisons, immigration detention centers, behavioral health facilities and homeless shelters. “These settings are at high risk for outbreaks and have a concentration...
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Deep science: AI is in the air, water, soil and steel

Research papers come out far too rapidly for anyone to read them all, especially in the field of machine learning, which now affects (and produces papers in) practically every industry and company. This column aims to collect some of the most relevant recent discoveries and papers — particularly in but not limited to artificial intelligence — and explain why they matter. This week brings a few unusual applications of or developments in machine learning, as well as a particularly unusual rejectio...
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Blue Shield spent years cultivating a relationship with Newsom. It got the state vaccine contract.

Gavin Newsom was just making a name for himself as mayor of San Francisco in 2005 when Blue Shield of California wrote him its first major check.
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Researchers unveil a neuroprotective pathway that suppresses ALS

In general, the RAN proteins are more abundant in the cell nucleus, but in patients with Lou Gehrig's disease, they begin to leak out into the cytoplasm, thereby resulting in abnormal concentration differences.
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7 Tips for Staying Connected and Sane During the COVID-19 Pandemic

There’s no skirting around the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a huge toll on our collective mental and emotional health. In the interest of practicing social distancing and minimizing our exposure—as well that of others—to disease, we now go out less and spend less quality time with each other. Our routines of celebrating life’s big milestones, like a friend getting married or a family member welcoming a new child, have also been upended. And lastly, we may have stopped doing th...
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The day my patient called me the N-word

Two years into my surgical training, and five days after the murder of George Floyd, someone called attention to my Blackness in a way I had never experienced. One of my patients was an older white lady who appeared to be between 70 to 80 years old. I saw her for a routine postoperative visit […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Boris Johnson receives Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine

PM has first dose, calling experience ‘very good, very quick’ and urging Britons to get vaccinatedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson has received his first dose of a coronavirus vaccine at London’s St Thomas’ hospital, where last year he was treated in intensive care for Covid, and urged others to have the jab. Related: ‘It's a good day’: enthusiasm in Berlin as AstraZeneca Covid jabs resume Continue reading...
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Vaccine Death Reports Are Not What They Seem

The US government maintains a database called VAERS, to which anybody can file a report if they think something bad happened to them after receiving a vaccine. It’s an important tool in keeping tabs on vaccine safety, but it’s also being mined by anti-vaccine activists to make vaccines seem scarier than they are.Read more...
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Developing a COVID-19 vaccine using inactivated E. coli

A team of researchers inactivated whole-cell E.coli with a reduced genome and utilized this to express coronavirus-specific fusion peptides, demonstrating a potent anamnestic response.
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Investigations into possible rare, serious vaccine side effects are not worrying - they're reassuring

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, prepares to receive his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at the National Institutes of Health on December 22, 2020 in Bethesda, Maryland. Patrick Semansky-Pool/Getty Images The European regulator this week declared the AstraZeneca-Oxford University vaccine safe. But it will keep investigating reports of rare clots after vaccination, particularly among younger women. These investigations into side effe...
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