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Tubeless, wearable insulin pump can improve blood sugar control for people with type 1 diabetes

People with type 1 diabetes can improve their blood sugar control while reducing time with low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia, using Insulet Corporation's Omnipod 5 Automated Insulin Delivery System compared to their standard insulin therapy.
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Asymptomatic individuals the biggest problem in COVID battle

The researchers noted in a study published in the journal Science, that asymptomatic cases are those that do not manifest symptoms for the infection duration. In contrast, presymptomatic cases develop symptoms later in the course of infection.
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Clofazimine inhibits coronaviruses including SARS-CoV-2, study finds

Researchers at the University of Hong Kong found that Clofazimine, a lipophilic antimicrobial riminophenazine dye used in combination with agents like rifampicin and dapsone to treat leprosy, inhibits coronaviruses, including the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes COVID-19 disease.
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People's politics, values shape COVID-19 risk perception and adoption of protective behaviors

People's politics and values are exerting a bigger influence on how much of a threat they feel from COVID-19 compared to objective indicators such as the number of confirmed cases.
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Hearing loss, other auditory problems strongly linked with Covid-19

Hearing loss and other auditory problems are strongly associated with Covid-19 according to a systematic review of research evidence led by University of Manchester and NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) scientists.
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Blocking folate metabolism could reduce SARS-CoV-2 viral replication in infected cells

The novel beta-coronavirus virus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), and coronaviruses, in general, alter the host's cellular metabolism to support massive production of ~30 kB viral genomes and subgenomic viral RNAs. However, how this is achieved is largely unknown.
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Consumption of processed meat associated with increased risk of dementia

Scientists from the University of Leeds's Nutritional Epidemiology Group used data from 500,000 people, discovering that consuming a 25g serving of processed meat a day, the equivalent to one rasher of bacon, is associated with a 44% increased risk of developing the disease.
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A review of the resilience of Chinese hospitals to the COVID-19 pandemic

A new review article, published on the medRxiv* preprint server, deals with several different aspects such as medical response capability, disaster health management, disaster preparedness, and health infrastructure safety, in China, by which they survived the COVID-19 crisis.
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Circular RNA vaccine shows neutralizing activity against B.1.351 variant

New preclinical research led by Wensheng Wei from Peking University in China has proposed the development of a circular RNA vaccine. Their findings showed the circular RNA vaccine creates neutralizing antibodies and strong T-cell responses against the receptor-binding domain of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) spike protein.
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Research suggests SARS-CoV-2 vaccine distribution strategy focusing on where virus spreads more easily

The United States is a few days from reaching President Biden's goal of vaccinating 100 million people 100 days since he took office. While the United States leads the world in both the number of COVID-19 cases at over 29.7 million and deaths reaching past 539,000, it has stepped up as a leader in vaccinating its population.
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ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine does not protect against South African SARS-CoV-2 variant

The results of a double-blind, randomized, multisite placebo-controlled trial that was conducted in South Africa show that Oxford’s ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 (AZD1222) vaccine has no efficacy against the B.1.351 variant in preventing mild-to-moderate coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), and shows reduced neutralization properties of developed antibodies. The findings are published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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Sunday’s numbers show LA County’s coronavirus growth still on decline

Los Angeles County’s coronavirus numbers continue to fall, with officials reporting 423 new cases of COVID-19 and 20 additional fatalities on Sunday, March 21. The number of county residents hospitalized with the virus continued to decline, dropping from 792 Saturday to 750, with the number of those patients in intensive care declining from 216 to 191, according to state figures. Sunday’s numbers brought the county’s totals to 1,214,178 cases and 22,797 deaths since the pandemic began. The lower...
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California Adopts CDC-Advised 3-Feet Social Distancing Rule For Classrooms

LOS ANGELES (AP/CBS13) — Students in California classrooms can sit 3 feet apart instead of 6 under new guidelines adopted by the state as school officials figure out how to reopen campuses closed for a year during the coronavirus pandemic. The state recommendations announced Saturday came a day after federal health officials relaxed social distancing guidelines for schools nationwide. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises at least 3 feet (about 1 meter) of space between des...
Tags: Health, Education, California, Cdc, La, Massachusetts, California News, Los Angeles, Ap, Times, Eric Garcetti, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Gavin Newsom, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, California Teachers Association, LA Times


One physician’s journey from burnout to bliss [PODCAST]

“As a young girl, I’d stand on my tiptoes, craning my neck to watch her sweep cerulean eye shadow across lids and smear foundation on sunken cheeks. While my high school friends resorted to secondhand eye shadow instruction from the pages of Teen magazine, I learned by watching my mom transform the face of a […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Senate estimates sit as government under pressure to call veteran suicide royal commission – politics live

Senior government officials to face questions in environment and communications, finance and public administration. Follow all the latest news and updates, live • Follow the NSW floods live blog 9.34pm GMT The Greens are getting in early - Adam Bandt’s office has just posted this media release:Australia is only 828 votes away from a minority parliament, new analysis reveals, as the Greens announced their goal for the next election was to secure balance of power in both houses of Parliament.R...
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16 values children learned from pop culture in the past 50 years

A new study tracked changes in values tweens (8-12 years old) get from popular culture.The researchers compared 16 values over a 50-year-period.The report was created by the UCLA's Center for Scholars and Storytellers. A new report from UCLA's Center for Scholars and Storytellers focused on values espoused by television programs that were popular with children 8-12 between over half a century, between 1967 to 2017. The researchers looked at how 16 values changed in importance during that spa...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Television, Children, America, Child Development, Culture, Innovation, Nielsen, Ucla, Yalda Uhls, Center for Scholars, Center for Scholars and Storytellers, Uhls Media, American Ninja Warrior Among, Agnes Varghese


Health care workers get the applause, but our families are essential, too

Leanne, a nurse, sits next to me in the ICU. She says into the phone, “Now, Johnny, you be good for Nana.” We’re only halfway through another 12-hour shift, and she won’t be home until after her 5-year-old son is ready for bed. Such calls to palliate separation have long been part of the fabric of […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Does pain change your brain?

I consult on many patients because they are suffering from pain. In fact, their pain is so severe that they are considering spinal surgery. More than 100,000 Americans decide to undergo surgery, and millions more have invasive procedures for low back pain or sciatica every year. You almost certainly know someone who has struggled with […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Accelerated by COVID-19, technology carves new pathways for everyone to access health care

Before COVID-19, clinical research was a little-known part of health care. Despite this process being responsible for determining the safety and efficacy of all the drugs, medical devices, vaccines, and other medical therapies available, less than 5 percent of the U.S. population actually participates in clinical research. One reason why clinical research has little awareness […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Vaccines and the power of positive reinforcement

Public health officials have issued plenty of warnings about people who are reluctant to get vaccinated for Covid-19. But an MIT research team centered at MIT's Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE) says this may be counterproductive: When shown basic numbers about how popular Covid-19 vaccines are, the fraction of people reluctant to get the vaccine drops by 5 percent. To reach these conclusions, the researchers drew on a massive international survey about the pandemic, including 1.8 million ...
Tags: Psychology, Mit, Virus, Public Health, Innovation, Vaccines, Digital Economy, MIT Sloan School of Management, LA Times, University of Texas at Austin, MIT Sloan, Aral, Eckles, Dean Eckles, Avinash Collis, Coronavirus


Sherry Turkle: 'The pandemic has shown us that people need relationships'

The acclaimed writer on technology and its effect on our mental health talks about her memoir and the insights Covid has given herSherry Turkle, 72, is professor of the social studies of science and technology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She was one of the first academics to examine the impact of technology on human psychology and society. She has published a series of acclaimed books: her latest, The Empathy Diaries, is an enthralling memoir taking in her time growing up in Brookl...
Tags: Psychology, Technology, Steve Jobs, Social Media, Harvard, Brooklyn, Paris, Computing, Consciousness, Sherry Turkle, Turkle, Artificial intelligence (AI, Massachusetts Institute of Technology She


Physicians and the midlife dip

It seems that the midlife “slump,” “crisis,” or “malaise” phenomenon is actually something that has been studied and written about a lot in the last 40+ years. The phrase “midlife crisis” was originally coined in the 1960s, as explains Jonathan Rauch in his 2018 book, The Happiness Curve: Why Life Gets Better After 50.  He […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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'Why's my life like this?' Leicester's struggles with a year of Covid

With high infection rates and many people relying on food banks, the city has suffered more than mostThe clock ticks past midday. At first it is just a trickle, mainly Gujarati Indian women in brightly coloured saris, some alone, others with young children. But within 30 minutes there is a queue of people wrapping itself around the Methodist church and down a sidestreet. This is a scene that has repeated itself three times a week, every week, since the beginning of the pandemic 12 months ago.The...
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Covid: why has the fall in UK infection rate stalled despite vaccinations?

Hospital admissions and deaths are declining as priority groups vaccinated but number of new diagnoses has stabilisedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK’s Covid-19 statistics remain encouraging despite continuing rows over vaccine deliveries in Europe. Admissions to hospital and daily deaths from the disease continue to decline with numbers in the latter category now down to double digits while the former have dropped to around a 10th of their total two months ago....
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, Science, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus


How Van Gogh paid for his mentally ill sister's care decades after his death

The troubled artist’s paintings failed to make him a living but as a new book of letters shows, his legacy enabled his sibling to get the treatment he lackedVincent van Gogh remained penniless throughout his tragic life, which ended in suicide shortly after a stay in a mental asylum. Yet two decades later, paintings he had given to his sister were sold to pay for her stay in a psychiatric hospital, commanding such high prices that the proceeds funded years of treatment, according to letters publ...
Tags: Art, Europe, Books, Painting, UK News, World news, Mental Health, Culture, Art and design, Netherlands, Van Gogh, Gogh


Vaccine wars: the week that rocked the UK’s Covid jab rollout

After a week of bans, U-turns and warnings of supply shortfalls, public confidence in vaccination has been dented. Can Britain get back on the fast track out of lockdown? Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFor Stacey Harris, the hardest part of organising vaccinations over the last couple of months has been fending off patients. “They’d be ringing up, coming into the surgery saying ‘I want my vaccine,’” she told the Observer.But last week that popularity evaporated. On T...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, France, European Union, Society, World news, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Kent, HARRIS


Vaccine tensions loom in Asia as China and India trade free shots for influence

India and China have given away vaccine for diplomatic reasons. Now there’s pressure to save supply for their own peopleCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhile western Europe’s “vaccine war” has been a struggle to prevent doses from being exported, in another part of the world, the battle is to give vaccines away.Last week, a Bahraini prince and his retinue arrived in Nepal to climb Mount Everest. They brought climbing gear, provisions and – in an apparent surprise to r...
Tags: Health, Asia, Europe, China, India, Society, World news, Asia Pacific, South and Central Asia, Nepal, Vaccines and immunisation, Kathmandu, Bahrain, Mount Everest, Coronavirus


‘Why would you not?’: alarm as Republican men say they won’t get Covid vaccine

A recent poll reported 49% of Republican men saying they won’t get the shot as mixed messaging persists among conservativesNothing will change Ron Holloway’s mind when it comes to the Covid-19 vaccine: he’s not going to get it. Related: Covid vaccine side-effects: what to know and why you shouldn't worry Continue reading...
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The Observer view on the dangers of vaccine nationalism | Observer editorial

Covid-19 is a global problem, sharing our surpluses and science is not only ethical but will speed our own return to normality Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA week ago, there was a palpable sense that spring was approaching and that our long Covid winter was coming to an end. All the data told the same story – of a virus being forced into retreat by a superbly orchestrated vaccine campaign that was further aided by citizens who were prepared to endure the hardships ...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, European Union, Society, UK News, World news, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Vaccines and immunisation, Ursula von der Leyen, Coronavirus


Genetic engineering strategy dramatically reduces tau levels in Alzheimer's animal model

Researchers have used a genetic engineering strategy to dramatically reduce levels of tau--a key protein that accumulates and becomes tangled in the brain during the development of Alzheimer's disease--in an animal model of the condition.
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