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Australia news live: Qld ends Brisbane lockdown after one new local Covid case; Commonwealth Bank wrongly charges nearly 1 million people

Queensland premier says noon lockdown finish allows Easter weekend travel to start; NSW reports no new local infections. Follow the latest updates, liveQueensland Covid restrictions for Easter holiday weekend explainedCommonwealth Bank apologises for wrongly charging customers NSW premier expects government to lose Upper Hunter byelection Queensland Covid hotspots • NSW hotspotsAustralia’s vaccine tracker: how is the rollout progressing? 4.28am BST At a time when tens of thousands of people ...
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Antibodies produced from infection with SARS-CoV-2 501Y.V2 protect against other variants

A recent paper in the journal Nature shows that while earlier lineages do not elicit antibodies capable of efficiently neutralizing the newly emerged South African variant, SARS-CoV-2 501Y.V2 (B.1.351), the converse does occur.
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New Zealand mental health crisis has worsened under Labour, data shows

First figures available for Jacinda Ardern’s term in office reveal inadequate government response despite huge boost in fundingNew Zealand’s mental health system is “in crisis” and in worse shape now than four years ago, practitioners say – despite much-heralded government efforts to reform it and prioritise national wellbeing.A commitment to improving New Zealand’s mental health record has been at the heart of the progressive, Jacinda Ardern-led Labour government. The country has enduring chall...
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Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine effective against B.1.1.7 SARS-CoV-2 variant

Published in The Lancet, the study explores if the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine works well in protecting against the B.1.1.7 variant, otherwise known as the U.K. variant.
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Antibody tests, even rapid finger pricks, are effective COVID-19 screening tools

New findings from a Michigan Medicine study reveal that antibody testing is predictive of prior COVID-19 infection, and rapid screening methods - even from finger pricks - are effective testing tools.
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Australia news live: Qld ends Brisbane lockdown after one new local Covid case; Berejiklian predicts Coalition loss in byelection

Queensland premier says noon lockdown finish allows Easter weekend travel to start; NSW reports no new local infections. Follow the latest updates, liveQueensland Covid hotspots • NSW Covid hotspotsAustralia’s vaccine tracker: how is the rollout progressing? 3.16am BST David Littleproud, who said yesterday the states and territories were doing “three-fifths of bugger all” on the vaccine rollout, has hit back at the Queensland deputy premier, Steven Miles. The Nationals deputy leader says in ...
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New sweat stickers may streamline diagnosis, treatment of cystic fibrosis in in pediatric patients

New "sweat stickers" may streamline the early diagnosis of cystic fibrosis by enabling scientists to easily gather and analyze sweat from the skin of infants and children.
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Study reveals reason behind high risk of leukemia in children with Down syndrome

Children with Down syndrome are 20-times more likely to develop acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) and 150-times more likely to develop acute myeloid leukemia (AML) compared to their typical peers.
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Study estimates impact of amino acid changes on SARS-CoV-2 infection

New research led by Costas D. Maranas from The Pennsylvania State University predicts amino acid changes to the receptor-binding domain of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) spike protein would negatively impact binding affinity and subsequent infection into human cells.
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Objectives, challenges and opportunities of new IASLC Molecular Database Project

A new Molecular Database Project initiated by the International Association for the Study of Lung will accelerate the understanding of lung cancer biology, clinical care and care delivery on a global scale and will improve the prognosis and optimal treatment of lung cancer across time and space, according to an editorial in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology, an official journal of the IASLC.
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Africa's health systems are failing to meet the needs of vulnerable groups

Less than half the population of Africa are not receiving the health services they need, with vulnerable groups including gay and disabled people left behind, says a report.
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Mice study points to a promising treatment for relieving colitis pain without side effects

A targeted opioid that only treats diseased tissues and spares healthy tissues relieves pain from inflammatory bowel disease without causing side effects, according to new research published in the journal Gut.
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Researchers reveal pathways that lead to the development of tissue-resident lymphocytes

Researchers from the University of Science and Technology of China) of the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), teamed up with scientists from Aix Marseille University, discovered that hematopoietic progenitors possessed the differentiation potential to type 1 innate lymphoid cells in adult liver, and dissected the regulation mechanisms of such cell differentiation, revealing the pathways that lead to the development of tissue-resident lymphocytes.
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Researchers identify features associated with treatment refusal for severe type of heart attack

ST segment-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is a particularly severe type of heart attack associated with a high risk of mortality or long-term disability.
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Songbird study aims to improve understanding of human speech

The human brain regions responsible for speech and communication keep our world running by allowing us to do things like talk with friends, shout for help in an emergency and present information in meetings.
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Study reports on two cats that caught COVID-19

Our feline friends are also vulnerable to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection, according to new research posted to the preprint server bioRxiv. The researchers diagnosed two cats living in France with mild symptomatic COVID-19 illness. The virus was most likely transmitted from their owners.
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Australia news live: Qld to end Brisbane lockdown at noon after one new local Covid case; Berejiklian predicts Coalition loss in byelection

Queensland premier says noon lockdown finish allows Easter weekend travel to start; NSW reports no new local infections. Follow the latest updates, liveQueensland Covid hotspots • NSW Covid hotspotsAustralia’s vaccine tracker: how is the rollout progressing? 2.26am BST Well this is ... honestly not that surprising. Liberal MP Tim Smith doesn’t support gender quotas in the Liberal Party. @10NewsFirstMelb #springst pic.twitter.com/wSyygjmI4h 2.25am BST Tasmanian Labor has been labelled spi...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Brisbane, Vaccines and immunisation, Liberal party, Liberal, NSW, Tim Smith, Berejiklian, Coronavirus, Tasmanian Hospitality Association Labor


Role of academic medical centers as field hospitals during emergency situations

By April last year, up to 28 free-standing alternate care sites ranging in size from 50 to 3,000 beds were underway or finished in the U.S.--the Michigan Medicine Field Hospital among them.
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A brain signature predicts compulsive cocaine-seeking behavior in rats

A team of neurobiologists at the Institut de Neurosciences de la Timone (CNRS/Aix-Marseille Université) has just shown that within a population of rats it can predict which will become cocaine addicts.
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Giving chemotherapy in the morning can extend survival of glioblastoma patients

An aggressive type of brain cancer, glioblastoma has no cure. Patients survive an average of 15 months after diagnosis, with fewer than 10% of patients surviving longer than five years.
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Exercise may not help maintain cognitive function in middle-aged women

For middle-aged women, exercise has many health benefits, but it may not help maintain cognitive function over the long term, according to a new UCLA Health study.
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CDC and NIH launch community COVID-19 testing initiative

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health, has launched an innovative community health initiative called "Say Yes! COVID Test" starting in Pitt County, North Carolina, and coming soon to Chattanooga/Hamilton County Tennessee.
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Batch of Johnson & Johnson vaccines 'can't be used' after ingredient issues

Drugmaker said it found the problem at a production site in Baltimore and it wasn’t clear how many doses were lostJohnson & Johnson has said that a batch of its Covid-19 vaccines failed quality standards and can’t be used.The drugmaker didn’t say how many doses were lost, and it wasn’t clear how the problem would impact future deliveries. Continue reading...
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Brain imaging may predict treatment outcomes for adolescents with anxiety disorders

As with any complex machine, sometimes a simple crossed wire or short circuit can cause problems with how it functions. The same goes for our brains, and even when the short circuit is uncovered, sometimes experts don't have a quick fix.
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SwRI researchers part of two collaborative teams receive SAMF bioscience grants

Collaborative teams that include Southwest Research Institute staff received two of six recently awarded San Antonio Medical Foundation (SAMF) bioscience grants. SwRI, in collaboration with UT Health San Antonio and University Health System, received a nearly $200,000 grant to develop machine learning algorithms for cancer detection.
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Study explores racial differences in outcomes of COVID-19 patients admitted to the ICU

In a study that looked at racial differences in outcomes of COVID-19 patients admitted to the intensive care unit, researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit found that patients of color had a lower 28-day mortality than white patients.
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OCD patients with psychiatric comorbidities can benefit from deep brain stimulation

A new study published in Frontiers in Psychiatry finds that patients with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) as well as other psychiatric comorbidities, such as autism spectrum or tic disorders, may respond well to Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS).
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New Phase 1 clinical trial of investigational vaccine against B.1.351 SARS-CoV-2 variant begins

An investigational vaccine designed to protect against the B.1.351 SARS-CoV-2 variant has been administered as part of a new Phase 1 clinical trial evaluating the vaccine candidate's safety and immunogenicity in adult volunteers.
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New portable viral screening test can diagnose COVID-19 in minutes and track variants

Clinicians using a new viral screening test can not only diagnose COVID-19 in a matter of minutes with a portable, pocket-sized machine, but can also simultaneously test for other viruses--like influenza--that might be mistaken for the coronavirus.
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Nearly 25% of graduate nursing students report elevated levels of stress, anxiety and depression

Researchers at the University of Colorado College of Nursing have found that nearly one-quarter of graduate nursing students have reported elevated levels of stress, anxiety and depression, compounded in the past year by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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