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Heart failure deaths more persistent in rural areas of the United States than urban areas

Heart failure deaths are persistently higher in rural areas of the United States compared with urban areas, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study.
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Southern California’s public health leadership turned over during coronavirus pandemic

California counties have gone through a lot of generals in their war against the coronavirus. Since the pandemic started in earnest in March 2020, 18 local public health officials across California have left their posts, along with two senior leaders of the California Department of Public Health and the head of the state’s Health Care Services department, according to the Health Officers Association of California. In Riverside County, Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser was relieved of his ...
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‘I’m here for love’: Throngs march in San Gabriel Valley to condemn attacks on Asian Americans

A community member holds a sign of support during a rally and march Against Anti-Asian Hate Crimes and Racism” in front of Alhambra City Hall in Alhambra on Friday, March 26, 2021. (Photo by Libby Cline-Birmingham, Contributing Photographer) Community members walk with elected officials from San Gabriel, Alhambra, Monterey Park and Rosemead, as well as local law enforcement during a rally and march Against Anti-Asian Hate Crimes and Racism” from San Gabriel City Hall to Alhambra City Hall in ...
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Home workers sleep longer and remain equally productive as before the pandemic, study finds

In a unique study in collaboration with Gävle Municipality, the researchers have compared individuals when they work from home to when they work at their offices.
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Research project to study how the pandemic has affected health, wellbeing of police officers

The University's Professor Jason Roach will work alongside the National Police Wellbeing Service on a research project that will study to what extent the health and wellbeing of the nation's police officers has been affected by the pandemic.
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UIC researchers report bias among doctors who review X-rays for coal miner's black lung claims

University of Illinois Chicago researchers are the first to report on the financial conflicts of interest that exist among doctors who review the chest X-rays of coal miners who file workers' compensation claims of totally disabling disease with the U.S. Department of Labor's Federal Black Lung Program.
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Latino Californians are among hardest hit by COVID-19

The COVID-19 surge of summer through winter 2020‒2021 devastated all population groups. Yet when the death rates of Latinos are compared to non-Hispanic white (NHW) rates in every age group, there is a significant disparity between the two: Latino death rates are from two to seven times higher than NHW rates.
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Scientists share insights on operationalizing monoclonal antibody therapy for COVID-19

As evidence mounts supporting the use of monoclonal antibody treatment to reduce hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19, UPMC and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine physician-scientists are sharing the health system's experience administering the life-saving medication.
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Universal mask policy could reduce healthcare workers' risk of acquiring COVID-19

A study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine from researchers at Henry Ford Health System has found that Henry Ford's early implementation of a universal mask policy in the COVID-19 pandemic was associated with reducing the risk of healthcare workers at Henry Ford acquiring COVID-19.
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UTEP helps streamline the process at COVID-19 vaccination clinics in the U.S.

Sreenath Chalil Madathil, Ph.D., assistant professor in industrial manufacturing and systems engineering (IMSE) at The University of Texas at El Paso, is working to streamline the process and ease the patient experience at COVID-19 vaccination clinics in the United States to ensure faster vaccine distribution.
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New project receives $9 million CIHR funding to track global threat of COVID-19 variants

A project spearheaded by a researcher at the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Medicine has been awarded $9 million in Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) funding to create a national network for better researching and responding to the global threat COVID-19 variants pose.
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New study uncovers potential therapeutic target for lupus

A recent study published in JCI found that a neutrophil's endoplasmic reticulum, the organelle that normally makes proteins in the cell, becomes stressed in the autoimmune disorder lupus.
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Researchers identify neural circuit involved in reciprocally regulating weight gain and depression

Research has found that obesity and mental disorders such as depression and anxiety seem to often go hand in hand.
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Major CIHR grant to help find and tackle the root cause of neurodegenerative disease

Dr. Simonetta Sipione, GlycoNet Investigator and Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Alberta, was recently awarded a major five-year grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, worth $1.04 million.
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Scientists estimate the amount of peanut protein that will elicit an allergic reaction

An estimated 6 million Americans may suffer from peanut allergies. Tiny amounts of peanut protein can lead to hives, itching, tingling in the mouth, shortness of breath or nausea within minutes.
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Patients diagnosed with incurable cancer need early access to supportive palliative care

So far, there has been little research into supportive care needs in patients with newly diagnosed incurable cancer and as their disease progresses.
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Environmentally persistent free radicals found in wildfire charcoals remain stable for years

Every year, an estimated four percent of the world's vegetated land surface burns, leaving more than 250 megatons of carbonized plants behind.
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San Joaquin County Considers Incentives In Exchange for COVID Tests

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A novel approach to oral vaccination against Covid-19

Scientists at the University of Würzburg together with a pharmaceutical company are working on a novel approach to oral vaccination against the coronavirus.
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U-M Depression Center to be renamed in recognition of Eisenbergs' philanthropy toward the center

The University of Michigan Board of Regents today approved the renaming of the U-M Depression Center for Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg and their family, in recognition of their transformational $30 million total giving to depression research and scholarship.
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New blood test makes it easier to follow the progression of multiple myeloma

A new method makes it much easier to follow the progression of multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer.
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Surgery is viable in more pancreatic cancer cases than commonly thought, study shows

Patients with stage II pancreatic cancer who are treated with chemotherapy followed by resection (an operation that removes the cancerous part of the organ, structure or tissue) live nearly twice as long as patients who receive only chemotherapy, according to a new Journal of the American College of Surgeons study published online in advance of print.
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Put nutrition counseling in primary care [PODCAST]

“One of the best solutions to rising obesity and non-communicable disease rates lie in primary care. Medical professionals can influence the U.S. food system indirectly through demand and collective purchasing power by educating their patients to choose and purchase healthier options. Merely improving nutrition education succeeds in shifting people’s thinking about food. Simultaneous with the […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn...
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Researchers develop first human model for studying the neuronal pathology of Leigh syndrome

Leigh syndrome is the most severe mitochondrial disease in children. It causes severe muscle weakness, movement defects, and intellectual disabilities.
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Research sheds light on a new neuroprotective mechanism to control damage following brain injury

When the brain suffers injury or infection, glial cells surrounding the affected site act to preserve the brain's sensitive nerve cells and prevent excessive damage.
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IQWiG releases revised version of its General Methods

The Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) revised its methods paper and published the German original version "Allgemeine Methoden 6.0" (General Methods 6.0) on http://www.iqwig.de in November 2020.
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New imaging technique can better identify the presence of residual cancers in rectal tissues

Rectal cancer, along with colon cancer, is the third-most common type of cancer in the United States, and treatment and surgery greatly affect the quality of life of patients.
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Salk joins a long list of recipients included in The Conrad Prebys Foundation’s inaugural grant cycle

Salk Professor Thomas Albright has been awarded $1 million and Assistant Professor Edward Stites awarded $500,000 by The Conrad Prebys Foundation as part of its inaugural round of grants.
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The Covid-19 Lab Escape Theory Is About to Be Everywhere

In an interview set to be aired in full this Sunday, Robert Redfield, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under President Trump, has become the latest and most mainstream voice so far to offer support for a controversial but not implausible theory about the origins of the covid-19…Read more...
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Matt Walsh Owns Himself

Isn’t this what is called a self-own? Every time I argue that uninformed voters should be weeded out with testing, I’m accused of racism. But if you call that racist, what you’re saying is that you think minorities are uninformed. That’s not my view, it’s yours, you bigot. My focus isn’t race, it’s competency. — Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) March 26, 2021 Well, Matt, who will decide who is competent and informed? Judging by your tweets, I don’t think you are informed so, sorry, no vote for yo...
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