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An unexpected COVID-19 vaccine side effect [PODCAST]

“Just a few seconds after the needle penetrated my arm, I felt a mild soreness, kind of like a flu shot. But as I sat for the required 15 minutes of observation time, a wave of something engulfed my body. It was such a strange, unfamiliar sensation that I didn’t realize what was happening. I […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Covid pandemic peaks in Eastern and Central Europe and ruins Easter

As Europe scrambles to vaccinate, several Eastern countries are facing their worst days in the pandemic.
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LA County coronavirus numbers continue to ease as Orange tier awaits Monday

As Los Angeles County prepared to roll out significant changes in the days ahead, daily statistics continued to bolster the hope that the pandemic is loosening its stranglehold on daily life here. Public Health officials reported 40 new deaths and 839 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the county’s totals to 23,274 and  1,221,605, respectively. After dropping below 600 for the first time since March 2020 on Friday, the number of people hospitalized with the virus dropped by a tick, to 5...
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Study identifies three clinical COVID-19 phenotypes

In a new study, researchers identify three clinical COVID-19 phenotypes, reflecting patient populations with different comorbidities, complications and clinical outcomes.
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First-of-its-kind study identifies 13 new Alzheimer’s disease genes

In the first study to use whole genome sequencing (WGS) to discover rare genomic variants associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD), researchers have identified 13 such variants (or mutations).
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Study paves way for effective monitoring of chemotherapeutic drug level in cancer patients

Cancer is the world's second deadliest disease which contributes towards the fatality of over 10 million people per year.
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Stay-at-home measures may have offered protective effects for youth mental health early in the pandemic

A study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP), published by Elsevier, reports that middle schoolers from a predominantly Latinx community, with elevated levels of mental health problems, showed a reduction in symptoms during the early stages of the pandemic.
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New approach to CAR T gene therapy yields efficient and longer-lasting response against HIV

A UCLA research team has shown that using a truncated form of the CD4 molecule as part of a gene therapy to combat HIV yielded superior and longer-lasting results in mouse models than previous similar therapies using the CD4 molecule.
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Understanding what drives food choices can help universities to reduce waste, study suggests

Understanding what drives food choices can help high-volume food service operations like universities reduce waste, according to a new study.
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ER doctors use stories to connect with patients

The triage note read, “76-year-old male. Oxygen 76%. Short of breath. Wife COVID+ 2 weeks ago.” I put on my gown, mask, face shield, and gloves and walked into a room where the patient sat on the edge of his bed, bare chest heaving. He wore a blithe smile on his unmasked face. I glanced […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Maternal exposure to pesticides may lead to central nervous system tumors during childhood

Research published in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Research suggests that exposure during pregnancy to a wide variety of pesticides may lead to the development of central nervous system tumors during childhood.
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Treatment resistance in triple-negative breast cancers linked to softer tissue environment

Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, have discovered that aggressive, triple-negative breast cancers (TNBCs) can evade treatment by reorganizing and softening the collagen matrix that surrounds the cancer cells.
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Targeting microRNAs makes cancer stem cells more susceptible to chemotherapies

Researchers in Italy have identified a pair of microRNA molecules that help maintain a population of cancerous stem cells that drive the growth of breast cancers and initiate tumor relapse after treatment.
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Scientists use a novel two-step method to track receptor proteins

The neurons in our nervous system "talk" to each other by sending and receiving chemical messages called neurotransmitters.
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Couples may slow down when walking together

If you walk with your spouse or partner on a regular basis, you might want to speed up. Or tell them to.
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Thinking about frailty like slow-moving PTSD

A week after surgery, I removed my splint to take a shower. Now, unprotected, my wrist was made of glass. With my splint on, I was clumsy, but invincible. I did not feel frail until I removed my splint. The shower floor did not feel very different from the ice on the lake. My thoughts […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Covid-19 and care homes: 'The light's back on in my mum's eyes'

Actor Ruthie Henshall says the improvement in her mum's condition has been "incredible" since she's been able to visit her.
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Doctors can get angry, too

A guest column by the American College of Physicians, exclusive to KevinMD. There is a tremendous amount of anger raging in our society today. The profound uncertainty posed by COVID-induced cataclysms and the cultural, civil, and political unrest we’ve experienced over the past year has significantly skewed our sense of normalcy and well-being.  Thus, responding […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Australian Covid vaccine rollout to continue after blood clot case in Melbourne

The acting chief medical officer says it is ‘likely’ the 44-year-old Victorian man’s condition is related to the vaccineSeven UK recipients of Oxford jab reported dead after clottingAustralia’s acting chief medical officer says there will be no changes to the national vaccination program for Covid-19 while health authorities continue to investigate whether blood clots developed by a 44-year-old Victorian man are linked to the AstraZeneca jab.Prof Michael Kidd said the Australian Technical Adviso...
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NHS feels strain as tens of thousands of staff suffer long Covid

ONS says at least 122,000 health service workers have condition, threatening patient care Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIntense pressures on the already overstretched NHS are being exacerbated by the tens of thousands of health staff who are sick with long Covid, doctors and hospital bosses say.At least 122,000 NHS personnel have the condition, the Office for National Statistics disclosed in a detailed report that showed 1.1 million people in the UK were affected by...
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