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Material deprivation is driving Covid-19 disparities among ethnic minority groups

Deprivation among society at large is 'driving' Covid-19 disparities among minority ethnic groups - predominantly South Asian and Black African or Caribbean populations - and could be considered the main cause of disproportionate infection rates, hospitalization and deaths experienced by these populations, according to new analysis from the University of Leicester.
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Research provides insights on why redheads exhibit altered sensitivity to pain

New research led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital provides insights on why people with red hair exhibit altered sensitivity to certain kinds of pain. The findings are published in Science Advances.
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Prioritization of COVID-19 vaccines saves lives, reduces spread of infection

Waiting for your turn can be frustrating, especially when it comes to COVID-19 vaccinations. But prioritizing who receives the limited supply of vaccines available saves lives and reduces spread of infection, according to a study published today in the journal PNAS from the University of California, Davis.
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Combat experience linked with higher risk of alcohol use to cope with PTSD symptoms

A new Veterans Affairs study finds that combat experience is associated with a higher risk of alcohol use to cope with PTSD symptoms. But the connection is weaker when accounting for the severity of the PTSD.
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MENA population in southeast Michigan face obstacles to optimal health

Within southeast Michigan's Middle Eastern and North African community, those who worry about deportation or believe they've been treated unfairly are likely to face more adverse conditions associated with poor health, including food insecurity and financial distress.
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MENA people in southeast Michigan face obstacles to optimal health

Within southeast Michigan's Middle Eastern and North African community, those who worry about deportation or believe they've been treated unfairly are likely to face more adverse conditions associated with poor health, including food insecurity and financial distress.
Tags: Health, Michigan, Mena


Scientists identify nine potential new COVID-19 treatments

A team led by scientists in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has identified nine potential new COVID-19 treatments, including three that are already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating other diseases.
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Study shows decline in subarachnoid hemorrhage hospitalizations during COVID-19 pandemic

New research led by investigators from Boston Medical Center and Grady Memorial Hospital demonstrates the significant decline in hospitalizations for neurological emergencies during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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L.A. County hospitalizations dip below 600 for first time since early days of pandemic

Offering increasing evidence that the pandemic is loosening its grip on the region, Los Angeles County dipped below 600 coronavirus-related hospitalizations for the first time since March 2020, state public health officials announced Friday, April 2. According to the California COVID-19 dashboard, which generally updates a day earlier than the county’s metrics, 596 people with COVID-19 were hospitalized as of Thursday, 159 of them in intensive care. Meanwhile, county officials said they would re...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Cdc, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Davis, Long Beach, Community, Associated Press, Pasadena, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


New Life For Downtown Sacramento Business As California OKs Live Concerts, Conferences

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Tags: Health, News, California, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Sofia, Golden 1 Center, Burch, Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento News, Coronavirus, Sanjay Varshnay, Lyndsay Burch She, Goldstone Wealth Management


Australian Covid vaccine experts to urgently meet after blood clot case in Melbourne

Victorian man who went to Box Hill hospital found to have abdominal clots with a low platelet countSeven UK recipients of Oxford jab reported dead after clottingAustralian health authorities will urgently meet to consider a possible link between the AstraZeneca vaccine and a 44-year-old Melbourne man who was hospitalised with blood clots as seven deaths were reported among recipients of the jab in the UK.Both the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee and TGA vaccine safety investigati...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, World news, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Oxford, Melbourne, Box Hill, Michael Kidd, Coronavirus, Australian Health Protection Principal Committee


Audit Finds California’s Contact Tracing Failed To Meet Goals

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — Despite promises from Gov. Gavin Newsom to build an “army” of contact tracers to contain the coronavirus pandemic, a new audit says California mustered less than half of the number promised. But even if the staffing goals were met, it would not have been enough. The intended number of contact tracers was based on an assumption that California would average 5,000 new coronavirus infections a day. But the nation’s most populated state averaged 25,000 per day from la...
Tags: Health, Politics, California, California News, Sacramento, San Francisco, Sacramento County, University Of California, Gavin Newsom, Rutherford, Department of Public Health, Sacramento Calif, California Department of Public Health, Newsom, Elaine Howle, Howle


We need to broaden the definition of what “counts” in careers [PODCAST]

“Many colleagues in medicine already talk about medicine never going back to its state pre-COVID-19 – be it telehealth for patients, new flexibility to work/life scheduling, or a new acceptance of telecommuting outside of direct patient care. There has been too much suffering as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and stressors of 2020 to […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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LA County’s evolving vaccine landscape: Racing to herd immunity before variants can take hold

More than 4 million doses of coronavirus vaccine have now been injected into the arms of people who live and work in Los Angeles County with more than 1.4 million now fully vaccinated. As a study this week showed, even one dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine provides significant protection. The county was now vaccinating on average 80,000 people per day, putting it on track to achieve about 75% immunity by the end of June, officials said Friday. As of a week ago, March 27, 68% of those 65 and ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Kaiser Permanente, La, Government, Paul Simon, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Fema, Kaiser, Community


California To Loosen More COVID-19 Restrictions On Indoor Concerts, Theater Performances

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Tags: Health, News, California, Local, Sacramento, Ap, Concerts, Barcelona Spain, California Department of Public Health, Sant Jordi, Mark Ghaly, Coronavirus, COVID, California Health and Human Services, Covid-19 Vaccine, Angel Garcia Bloomberg


Travel Is Safe-ish for Vaccinated People, CDC Says

The CDC issued new guidance today for traveling after you’re vaccinated, noting that “fully vaccinated travelers are less likely to get and spread COVID-19.” But director Rochelle Walensky also noted that just because you can travel doesn’t mean you should. Read more...
Tags: Health, Medicine, Cdc, Vaccination, Pfizer, Vaccine, Lifehacks, Virology, Johnson Johnson, Quarantine, Moderna, Rochelle Walensky, Presidency Of Donald Trump, Medical Specialties, Health Medical Pharma, Vaccination Requirements For International Travel


Malpractice claims from the COVID-19 pandemic: more questions than answers

The pandemic has raised pressing questions around preventive measures, vaccines, and safe treatment, but it has also obscured one key lingering uncertainty for medical professionals: Where are all the medical malpractice claims? A variety of factors create a cloud of uncertainty around when, if ever, we will see the claims we expected from the care […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Covid: seven deaths reported in Oxford/AstraZeneca UK recipients

Experts say numbers of rare blood clots remain low and benefits of vaccine far outweigh risks of Covid-19 infectionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFurther cases of a rare blood clotting syndrome and seven deaths have been reported among recipients of the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab in the UK, although experts say the numbers remain low and the benefits of the vaccine far outweigh any risks.The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), runs a “yellow card”...
Tags: Health, UK, Society, UK News, World news, Oxford, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Regulatory Agency MHRA, Medicines and Healthcare, Coronavirus, Oxford AstraZeneca


Over 100 million people in the US have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

Hartford HealthCare's Colleen Teevan administers the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to a front-line healthcare worker outside of Hartford Hospital. AP Photo/Jessica Hill More than 100 million people in the US have received their first COVID-19 vaccine dose. The CDC said that those doses cover over 30% of the US population. More than 56 million people in the US, meanwhile, have been fully vaccinated. See more stories on Insider's business page. Over 100 million people in the United States...
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This physician is done with being silent about women’s rights

When I was a 13-year-old freshman in high school, I joined the basketball team. I had always stood out, which I tried to convince myself was a great trait that made me unique and an individual. However, when I played sports, I felt alive. I had a coach that year who was a nerdy middle-aged […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Experts stress vaccine benefits outweigh risks after seven UK deaths

30 reported cases of blood-clotting issues after AstraZeneca Covid-19 jab out of 18m dosesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFurther cases of a rare blood clotting syndrome including seven deaths have been reported among recipients of the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab in the UK, although experts say the numbers remain low and the benefits of the vaccine far outweigh any risks.The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), runs a “yellow card” scheme to pick up ...
Tags: Health, UK, Society, UK News, World news, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Regulatory Agency MHRA, Medicines and Healthcare, Coronavirus, AstraZeneca COVID, Oxford AstraZeneca


Seven UK recipients of Oxford jab reported dead after clotting

Experts say numbers of rare blood clots remain low and benefits of Covid vaccine far outweigh risksCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFurther cases of a rare blood clotting syndrome including seven deaths have been reported among recipients of the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab in the UK, although experts say the numbers remain low and the benefits of the vaccine far outweigh any risks.The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), runs a “yellow card” scheme to...
Tags: Health, UK, Society, UK News, World news, Oxford, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Regulatory Agency MHRA, Medicines and Healthcare, Coronavirus, Oxford AstraZeneca


"Alone in my apartment... I was surprised by how much my gender instead seemed to almost evaporate."

"Where did my own gender reside, then, if not in sending signals of difference?... With the gender binary all but gone, what did it mean to be nonbinary? How do I define my gender when I — accustomed to how visible my gender usually makes me — am no longer being watched?.... A similarly liberating shift happened for Tygra Slarii, a 29-year-old Black performer at a Minneapolis bar, The Saloon. Before the pandemic, Mx. Slarii came out as a woman and had gender-affirming breast augmentation....
Tags: Psychology, Minnesota, Law, Minneapolis, Transgender, Plastic Surgery, Ann Althouse, Coronavirus, Tygra Slarii, Slarii, Mx Slarii, Alex Marzano Lesnevich


Over 100 million people in the US have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine

A healthcare worker administering the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. AP Photo/Jessica Hill More than 100 million people in the US have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose. The CDC said those doses cover over 30% of the US population. More than 56 million people in the US have been fully vaccinated. See more stories on Insider's business page. Over 100 million people in the United States have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Centers for Disease Contro...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Speed, United States, New York Times, Pfizer, Biden, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johnson Johnson, Moderna, Kelly McLaughlin


Deaths in America Surged in 2020, Well Beyond Official Covid-19 Toll

The covid-19 pandemic drove a horrifying surge in U.S. deaths last year, new research published Friday has shown. According to the study, over half a million more people died than would have been expected during the last 10 months of 2020. Most of these deaths were directly attributed to the viral illness, but some…Read more...
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Higher B.1.1.7 transmission in households than other SARS-CoV-2 variants

Contact tracing data from a new preprint study on the medRxiv* preprint server provides further evidence that the B.1.1.7 variant — first reported in the United Kingdom — has a high transmission rate. The research, led by Birgitte Freiseleben de Blasio from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and the University of Oslo in Norway, estimates B.1.1.7 has a 60% greater transmission within households than other severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) variants of concern.
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Study finds CD8+ T cell responses detect all major SARS-CoV-2 variants

There have been concerns that several SARS-CoV-2 variants have mutations that allow them to evade the immune system. A new study published in the Open Forum Infectious Diseases suggests otherwise. Led by Aaron AR Tobian of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, results showed that except for one from the B.1.351 variant, CD8+ T cells showed a broad response to all SARS-CoV-2 variants.
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CDC: Salmonella Infections In California, 7 Other States Could Be Tied To Wild Songbirds

(CNN/CBS13) — Investigators are looking into an outbreak of salmonella infections in 19 people that could be associated with sick or dead birds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Infections have occurred in eight states, including California, Tennessee, and New Hampshire, with eight people requiring hospitalization. No deaths are currently reported. The agency cites interviews with sick people and laboratory testing that show contact with wild songbirds and bird feeder...
Tags: Health, News, California, Cdc, Mexico, US, Cnn, Birds, Canada, New Hampshire, Salmonella, San Francisco Bay Area, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, California Tennessee, Audubon Society, California Department of Fish and Wildlife


The impact of COVID-19 on health conditions

For the past year, we have been inundated with statistics about the impact of COVID-19 on our lives. Reports of daily case rates, hospitalizations, and deaths are so pervasive that they have become routine fodder for  “water cooler”  and dinner table conversations. Several early studies, looking at the pandemic’s secondary health implications, give us an […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Muscle strength and mass may predict hospital stay duration in COVID-19 patients

Researchers found that COVID-19 patients with good muscle strength and higher muscle mass had a shorter stay in the hospital.
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