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Under-addressed mediators of adherence: personality in patients

When novice medical students such as myself learn how to counsel patients, the primary didactic focus is on developing awareness of how factors such as racism, socioeconomic status, environmental stressors, and social supports may predispose patients to or protect patients from acquiring disease and mediating adherence. But in this discussion of patients and the decisions […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Californians 50-64 Rush To Get Vaccine Before Expansion

LOS ANGELES (AP/CBS13) — Before California’s coronavirus vaccine program expands to all adults on April 15, there will be a two-week window when millions of people between the ages of 50 and 64 can get their shot. The rollout for this age group, who become eligible on Thursday, has prompted an uptick in appointment requests and has raised concerns about whether two weeks is enough to get to everybody when there is uncertainty about supply levels as well as lingering questions about accessibility...
Tags: Health, California, California News, Paul Simon, Los Angeles, Ap, Los Angeles Times, Simon, AARP, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, California Department of Finance, Nazarians, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine, Rafi Nazarians, Jeanette Ziolkowski


How divorce helped this physician [PODCAST]

“I now say getting divorced was one of the best things that ever happened to me. Through that painful circumstance, I rediscovered me. I learned more about myself and my ability to do hard things than at any point in my life since medical training. I’m not the same person that I was before my […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Coronavirus live news: English churches to be allowed choirs for Easter; Venezuelan president’s Facebook page frozen over cure claim

Small groups allowed to perform in places of worship in England; Brazil daily deaths near 4,000 amid surge; Facebook says Nicolas Maduro has violated its misinformation policiesOne in 25 hospitalised with Covid in UK since December had vaccine‘Vaccine prince’: the Indian billionaire set to make Covid jabs for the UKGazebo sales boom as families plan outdoor Easter gatheringsSee all our coronavirus coverage 10.23pm GMT 10.08pm GMT Small choirs will be allowed to perform at churches in En...
Tags: Health, Facebook, UK, England, Society, World news, Brazil, Vaccines and immunisation, Nicolás Maduro, Robert Jenrick, Coronavirus


LA County officials urge vigilance during holidays; 700 new coronavirus cases reported

Los Angeles County reported 700 new cases of the coronavirus and 23 additional deaths on Saturday, March 27, as health officials warned that spring break and upcoming religious holidays present a danger of greater transmission of the virus. The number of COVID-19 patients in county hospitals declined slightly from 676 on Friday to 669, with the number of those is intensive care dropping from 170 to 166, according to state figures. Saturday’s numbers brought county’s totals to 1,217,707 cases and...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, La, Government, Paul Simon, Sport, Soccer, Community, Pfizer, Gavin Newsom, Simon, Los Angeles County, Johnson Johnson


Race to contain Brisbane Covid outbreak as cluster grows to three

Queensland police contradict earlier reports from health authorities that man hosted a party for 25 guests after being told to self-isolateQueensland Covid hotspots: list of Brisbane case locationsHealth authorities in Queensland are scrambling to track down contacts of two Brisbane friends who tested positive for coronavirus, amid fresh concerns about the outbreak growing.Queensland Health said on Saturday night one of the men, aged 26, held a house party in Strathpine while he was waiting on h...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland Health, Strathpine, Coronavirus, Brisbane Covid


Race to contain Brisbane Covid outbreak after infected man held party while awaiting test results

Man hosted a house party for 25 guests despite instructions to self-isolate• Queensland Covid hotspots: list of Brisbane case locationsHealth authorities in Queensland are scrambling to track down all contacts of two Brisbane friends who tested positive for coronavirus, amid fresh concerns about the outbreak growing.A week out from Easter, Queensland Health revealed on Saturday night one of the men, aged 26, held a house party while he was waiting on his test result, despite instructions to self...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, Brisbane, Coronavirus, Brisbane Covid, Easter Queensland Health


Moral injury in medical school

I’ve been searching for a way to describe my experience as a third-year medical student until recently, when I stumbled upon two new terms: moral injury and emotional labor. Moral injury is a phrase coined to describe an insult to a person’s moral conscience or values. It happens as a result of actions that transgress […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Coronavirus live news: Venezuelan president’s Facebook page frozen over cure claim; UK deaths pass 150,000 milestone, analysis shows

Turkey sees highest number of daily cases this year; Brazil daily deaths near 4,000 amid surge; UK vaccines minister says first booster doses will go to the top four priority groupsOne in 25 hospitalised with Covid in UK since December had vaccine‘Vaccine prince’: the Indian billionaire set to make Covid jabs for the UKGazebo sales boom as families plan outdoor Easter gatheringsSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.19pm GMT Here is more on the rock concert in Barcelona where spectators had rapi...
Tags: Health, UK, France, Barcelona, Society, World news, Turkey, Brazil, Vaccines and immunisation, Reuters, Palau Sant Jordi, Coronavirus


Coercion or altruism: is China using its Covid vaccines to wield global power?

Beijing has donated millions of vaccines to developing countries but its largesse often comes with conditions attachedIn May 2020, China’s president, Xi Jinping, told the World Health Assembly its Covid-19 vaccines were “a global public good”, and their distribution would be part of Xi’s vision of a “shared future for the people of the world to work as one”.But in the months since, China’s alleged “vaccine diplomacy” has been consistently criticised internationally for being rolled out with cond...
Tags: Health, China, Australia news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Xi Jinping, Vaccines and immunisation, World Health Assembly, Australian foreign policy, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: UK Covid deaths pass 150,000 milestone, analysis shows; Turkey sees highest number of daily cases this year

Brazil daily deaths near 4,000 amid surge; vaccines minister says first booster doses will go to the top four priority groupsOne in 25 hospitalised with Covid in UK since December had vaccine‘Vaccine prince’: the Indian billionaire set to make Covid jabs for the UKGazebo sales boom as families plan outdoor Easter gatheringsSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.32pm GMT Facebook has frozen Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s page for violating policies against spreading misinformation about Co...
Tags: Health, Facebook, UK, Society, World news, Turkey, Brazil, Vaccines and immunisation, Nicolás Maduro, Reuters, Maduro, Roman Catholic Church, WHO World Health Organization, Coronavirus, COVID, Carvativir


My insurance company is making me sick

“Dealing with my insurance company is making me sick.” It wasn’t exactly her chief complaint, but it was one of the concerns raised by my patient at a recent office visit. In fact, it has become increasingly more common in recent years for patients to raise concerns about their insurance directly to me — their […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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UK Covid deaths pass 150,000 milestone, analysis shows

Figures collated by the Guardian reveal that one in 445 people have died from the virus during pandemicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage More than 150,000 people have died from coronavirus in the UK, according to Guardian analysis.The latest figures revealed at least one in three recorded Covid-19 deaths have taken place in the past three months, with 54,445 fatalities officially counted on death certificates in the UK since the beginning of 2021. It means one in 445 p...
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How lighthouse keepers show us the way in dark, isolated times

The importance of a beacon and having fortitude are key for lighthouse keepers – clues for us all when there’s little else aroundImagine being a lighthouse keeper. Before I dropped beneath the surface of this secluded, often secretive, occupation, the idea brought to mind wind-blown seagulls, or a bearded sea dog chewing his pipe. Such is the romantic notion many of us have about lighthouses. The reality is (or was, because the staffed lighthouse is now extinct) quite different.Land lights – tho...
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How do we know Covid vaccines are safe?

Busting myths and explaining the facts around vaccines.
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Coronavirus live news: England passes 25m first vaccine dose milestone; Brazil daily deaths near 4,000 amid surge

Vaccines minister says first booster doses will go to the top four priority groups, which includes care home staff, NHS workers and clinically extremely vulnerableOne in 25 hospitalised with Covid in UK since December had vaccine‘Vaccine prince’: the Indian billionaire set to make Covid jabs for the UKGazebo sales boom as families plan outdoor Easter gatheringsSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.31pm GMT A woman in New York lost her personal injury lawsuit after her attorney refused to wear a...
Tags: Health, UK, England, New York, Indonesia, India, Society, World news, Brooklyn, NHS, Brazil, Who, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, New York Daily News, Reuters India


Heroes to zeros: how German perfectionism wrecked its Covid vaccine drive

The same thoroughness that made Angela Merkel’s government a pandemic role model is now holding it backCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIn December, two weeks before the European Medicines Agency authorised the first vaccine against Covid-19 for use across the European Union, Berlin unveiled a plan to rocket-fuel its immunisation drive with German precision engineering. Jabs would be mass-administered in purpose-built vaccination centres where patients could be shuttle...
Tags: Health, Europe, Germany, Angela Merkel, Berlin, European Union, World news, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Green Party, European Medicines Agency, Dahmen, Coronavirus, Janosch Dahmen


Coronavirus live news: Boris Johnson has 'seen nothing to dissuade him from continuing along roadmap to freedom'; Philippines imposes stricter conditions

Vaccines minister says first booster doses will go to the top four priority groups, which includes care home staff, NHS workers and clinically extremely vulnerableOne in 25 hospitalised with Covid in UK since December had vaccine‘Vaccine prince’: the Indian billionaire set to make Covid jabs for the UKGazebo sales boom as families plan outdoor Easter gatheringsSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.34pm GMT Boris Johnson has attributed the UK’s vaccine success to “capitalism” and “greed”. Thoug...
Tags: Health, UK, India, US, Society, World news, Philippines, NHS, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Ucl, Serum, Reuters, Novavax, Mariana Mazzucato, Serum Institute


New surgery may help amputees control muscles and sense their 'phantom limb'

MIT researchers have invented a new type of amputation surgery that can help amputees to better control their residual muscles and sense where their "phantom limb" is in space. This restored sense of proprioception should translate to better control of prosthetic limbs, as well as a reduction of limb pain, the researchers say.In most amputations, muscle pairs that control the affected joints, such as elbows or ankles, are severed. However, the MIT team has found that reconnecting these muscle pa...
Tags: Health, Mit, Medical Research, Innovation, Prosthetics, Sense, Srinivasan, Hugh Herr, U S Department of Defense, PNAS, Lisa, National Academy of Sciences, Brigham, AMI, Herr, Carty


At-home delivery of physical therapy is changing rehab for the better

As an orthopedic surgeon, I perform about 900 hip and knee replacements each year. In an era of rapid discharge and outpatient surgery, patient education is of paramount importance.  Nonetheless, besides the surgery itself, one of the most common areas of concern for patients is what comes after the procedure. The rehabilitation process after surgery […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Coronavirus live news: UK over-70s could start getting booster jabs in September, Czech government extends state of emergency

Vaccines minister says first booster doses will go to the top four priority groups, which includes care home staff, NHS workers and clinically extremely vulnerableOne in 25 hospitalised with Covid in UK since December had vaccine‘Vaccine prince’: the Indian billionaire set to make Covid jabs for the UKGazebo sales boom as families plan outdoor Easter gatheringsSee all our coronavirus coverage 9.24am GMT With the season of university offers well under way in the UK, some institutions are wooi...
Tags: Health, UK, Society, World news, NHS, Vaccines and immunisation, Rishi Sunak, Coronavirus, Tildesley, Mike Tildesley


'Vaccine prince': the Indian billionaire set to make Covid jabs for the UK

Serum Institute boss Adar Poonawalla has rented a Mayfair mansion for £50,000 a weekCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe AstraZeneca vaccine has made Prof Sarah Gilbert – who led the Oxford team that created it – one of the UK’s most famous modern scientists and turned the Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical company into a household name.But almost half of all the AstraZeneca shots, destined for the arms of hundreds of millions of people around the world, are being produced b...
Tags: Health, Business, UK, India, Society, UK News, World news, South and Central Asia, Oxford, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Mayfair, Sarah Gilbert, Serum Institute, Adar Poonawalla


Queensland Covid hotspots: list of Brisbane and regional Qld coronavirus case locations

Here are the current coronavirus hotspots and case locations in Queensland and what to do if you’ve visited themDownload the free Guardian appQueensland authorities have released a list of hotspots where Covid-positive people have visited while infectious.Any individuals who have been in the below locations during the relevant times are considered close contacts and asked to immediately home quarantine (for 14 days), even if you receive a negative result, and complete the contact-tracing self as...
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UC Davis Researchers May Have Uncovered Why Some Recover From COVID And Others Don’t

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Mimicking stress signals can protect the brain and retina from aging

How do different parts of the body communicate? Scientists at St. Jude are studying how signals sent from skeletal muscle affect the brain.
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Researchers identify new targets for minimizing tooth sensitivity to cold

Researchers report in Science Advances that they have uncovered a new function for odontoblasts, the cells that form dentin, the shell beneath the tooth's enamel that encases the soft dental pulp containing nerves and blood vessels.
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UVA scientists identify a potential way to prevent heart attacks and strokes

Scientists at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have identified a potential way to head off heart attacks and strokes by strengthening the fibrous caps overlying atherosclerotic plaques that naturally accumulate inside our arteries. These fatty lesions can rupture, triggering blood clots that cause disability or death.
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Researchers identify new drug candidates for treating patients with severe COVID-19

University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) researchers have identified the most toxic proteins made by SARS-COV-2--the virus that causes COVID-19 - and then used an FDA-approved cancer drug to blunt the viral protein's detrimental effects.
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FDA acknowledged receipt of ORNL’s cancer-fighting Ac-225 isotope

A rare isotope in high demand for treating cancer is now more available to pharmaceutical companies developing and testing new drugs.
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Video gamers can significantly improve their esport skills by training for just 10 minutes a day

Researchers at Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software and University of Limerick (UL), have found video gamers can significantly improve their esport skills by training for just 10 minutes a day.
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