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Australia news live: mass Covid vaccination hub for Sydney could be operational in ‘couple of months’

Gladys Berejiklian says a NSW Covid immunisation centre will be capable of administering 30,000 doses a week; EU denies blocking further shipments of AstraZeneca earmarked for Australia. Follow the latest updates, liveEU denies blocking 3.1m Covid vaccine doses from reaching AustraliaTrans-Tasman travel bubble to start from 19 AprilSix key things we don’t know about Australia’s vaccine rolloutDisability services take vaccinations ‘into their own hands’ amid rollout failures 4.26am BST Frontl...
Tags: Health, Energy, Asia, Australia, China, Eu, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Astrazeneca, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party


Scott Morrison calls on European Union to supply outstanding AstraZeneca Covid vaccine doses

Australia has accused the EU of ‘semantics’ after European Commission said just one shipment of 250,000 AstraZeneca doses has been formally blocked, but Coalition says AZ has not been able to secure an export licence from EuropeFollow the Australia liveblogEU denies blocking 3.1m vaccine doses from reaching AustraliaSix key things we don’t know about Australia’s vaccine rolloutDisability services take vaccinations ‘into their own hands’ Scott Morrison denies his government has presented the publ...
Tags: Health, Australia, Eu, European Union, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, European Commission, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Brussels, Scott Morrison, Papua New Guinea, Josh Frydenberg, Coronavirus


Study quantifies how many children in the U.S. have lost a parent during Covid-19 pandemic

A letter published in JAMA Pediatrics, co-authored by Rachel Kidman, PhD, of the Program in Public Health at Stony Brook University, presents a statistical model showing that around 40,000 children (est. between 37,000 and 43,000) had lost a parent due to the Covid-19 pandemic by February 2021. This amounts to an average of one child losing a parent for every 13 Covid-19 deaths.
Tags: Health, Stony Brook University, COVID, Rachel Kidman, Program in Public Health


Research points to 'digital shifts' in cardiovascular care amid COVID-19 pandemic

New research from the Smidt Heart Institute shows that more patients-;specifically those with medical risk factors or from underserved communities-;opted into telehealth appointments for their cardiovascular care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Rice University, Houston Methodist launch collaboration to solve clinical problems with neurorobotics

Neurosurgery's history of cutting diseases out of the brain is morphing into a future in which implanting technology into the brain may help restore function, movement, cognition and memory after patients suffer strokes, spinal cord injuries and other neurological disorders.
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New biomarker of glucocorticoid action could help clinicians to tailor treatments

Researchers have uncovered pathways involved in the body's response to glucocorticoid treatments and identified a novel biomarker that could be used to monitor how these drugs work in patients, according to a clinical study published today in eLife.
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Australia news live: AEC to investigate Andrew Laming; mass vaccination hub for Sydney

European Union says it hasn’t blocked further shipments of AstraZeneca earmarked for Australia. Follow the latest updates, liveEU denies blocking 3.1m Covid vaccine doses from reaching AustraliaTrans-Tasman travel bubble to start from 19 AprilSix key things we don’t know about Australia’s vaccine rolloutDisability services take vaccinations ‘into their own hands’ amid rollout failures 2.32am BST Abc Hobart is reporting Tasmanian Labor candidate Ben McGregor has resigned from candidacy over “...
Tags: Health, Energy, Facebook, Australia, European Union, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Astrazeneca, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party, Liberal party


'Brain glue' may aid in functional neural repair after severe TBI

At a cost of $38 billion a year, an estimated 5.3 million people are living with a permanent disability related to traumatic brain injury in the United States today, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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$10.8 million grant from NIH helps establish Arkansas Integrative Metabolic Research Center

A $10.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will enable an interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Arkansas and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to address the role of cell and tissue metabolism in rare and common diseases such as cancer, diabetes, obesity and mitochondrial disorders.
Tags: Health, National Institutes of Health, Nih, University of Arkansas, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Arkansas Integrative Metabolic Research Center


Tissue architecture impacts the evolutionary course of cancer

Tumors are genetically diverse with different mutations arising at different times throughout growth and development.
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Family meals, conviviality, and the Mediterranean diet promote healthy eating among adolescents

Eating together as a family, maintaining the Mediterranean diet's traditional customs of conviviality, influences the eating habits of adolescents and prevents eating behaviour disorders, according to a new study prepared by scientists from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and published in the open access International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
Tags: Health, Mediterranean, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya


Poll: Homeless encampments should not be cleared unless shelter is made available, Angelenos say

Recently polled Los Angeles County residents said they believed homeless encampments should not be cleared unless shelter is made available for the people living in them, according to results from a survey released this week by Loyola Marymount University’s StudyLA center. The center’s public opinion poll results, released in the wake of a major encampment clearing at Echo Park Lake that sparked much public debate and large on-site protests, show that overall, 61% of people surveyed across the c...
Tags: Health, News, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Homeless, Thomas, Los Angeles County, Loyola Marymount University, Echo Park, Echo Park Lake, Guerra, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB


Scientists use cryo-electron microscopy to unravel how 'guardian' of the genome works

Scientists from the Genomic Integrity and Structural Biology Group led by Rafael Fernández-Leiro at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre have discovered how certain proteins ensure the repair of errors introduced into the DNA during its replication.
Tags: Health, National Cancer Research Centre, Genomic Integrity and Structural Biology Group, Rafael Fernández Leiro


Study lists five facts to know about antihistamines

If you are one of the millions of people worldwide suffering from allergies, you may take an antihistamine pill to ward off hives, sneezing and watery eyes.
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Canadians more likely to consume COVID-19 misinformation from American sources

Misinformation about COVID-19 is spreading from the United States into Canada, undermining efforts to mitigate the pandemic.
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Chemical substances in some cosmetic and beauty products could increase risk of endometriosis

Researchers from the University of Granada and the "San Cecilio de Granada" Teaching Hospital confirm that endocrine disruptors—chemical substances that may mimic or block the action of hormones—are present in some cosmetic products
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Researchers explore link between intestinal microbiota with colon cancer in patients with Lynch Syndrome

The researcher Gabriela Debesa, member of the research group at Simbiosis led by Andrés Moya at the Foundation for the Promotion of Health and Biomedical Research of Valencia Region (Fisabio), studied the relationship of the intestinal microbiota with colon cancer in patients with Lynch Syndrome (a hereditary illness that predisposes the development of cancer) using tissue samples in formalin and conserved in paraffin.
Tags: Health, Valencia, Andrés Moya, Gabriela Debesa, Simbiosis


Study shows cost-effectiveness of behavior modification intervention for CKD patients

With a prevalence of about one in 10 people worldwide, chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a global health problem.
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Study discovers how microcephaly and blindness may develop in Zika-infected fetuses

A study led by Edward Wojcik, PhD, Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, identified how microcephaly (abnormally small heads) and blindness may develop in Zika-infected fetuses, as well as a new way to potentially prevent these neurodevelopmental defects.
Tags: Health, Zika, LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, Biochemistry Molecular Biology, Edward Wojcik


UCI receives $4.2 million grant to study sporadic inclusion body myositis affecting aging adults

The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases has awarded UCI a 5-year, $4.2 million grant to study sporadic inclusion body myositis (sIBM), which affects aging adults causing asymmetric muscle weakness and severe disability. The disease is currently untreatable and poorly understood.
Tags: Health, UCI, National Institute of Arthritis


Study shows the substantial benefits of banning menthol cigarettes across Canada

Bans on menthol cigarettes across Canada from 2016 to 2017 led to a significant increase in the number of smokers who attempted to quit, smokers who quit successfully, and lower rates of relapse among former smokers, according to a new research study from the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project (the ITC Project) at the University of Waterloo.
Tags: Health, Canada, ITC Project


Alarmed by anti-Asian incidents, LA County leaders seek to build fund to study hate

Faced with increasing racist incidents reported against Asian-Americans, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved an effort Tuesday, April 6, that could lead to a county fund that would support research into hate and xenophobia. With the board’s unanimous vote, the L.A. County Equity and Diversity Fund — if ultimately found feasible by county human relations officials — would start with $1 million in county seed money. It would then look to tap into philanthropic partnerships to buil...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Government, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Community, Hate Crime, Lapd, Board, LA County, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Pacific Islander


Film and television continue to depict psychiatrists as heartless swindlers [PODCAST]

“Have you ever watched a movie, television show, or read a book where the villain is a medical doctor? If you are a psychiatrist, you will be alarmed by how many times the villain in these stories turns out to be a psychiatrist. In all fairness, psychiatry has had its share of blunders. However, in […] 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 linked to depression and dementia, study suggests

Researchers looked at how likely 600,000 patients were to develop one of 14 common brain conditions.
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Australia accuses EU of ‘semantics’ over blocked AstraZeneca Covid vaccine claims

European Commission says just one shipment of 250,000 AstraZeneca doses has been formally blocked, but Coalition says AZ has not been able to secure an export licence from EuropeFollow the Australia liveblogEU denies blocking 3.1m vaccine doses from reaching AustraliaSix key things we don’t know about Australia’s vaccine rolloutDisability services take vaccinations ‘into their own hands’ A diplomatic dispute between the Australian government and the European Union over vaccine access has worsene...
Tags: Health, Australia, Eu, European Union, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, European Commission, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Brussels, Canberra, Papua New Guinea, Morrison, Josh Frydenberg, Coronavirus


Child jabs halted in UK trial as adult clot link probed

The UK's regulator is to investigate the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab over a possible link with blood clots.
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Patients in Wales to be first in UK to receive Moderna Covid vaccine

Nation’s mass rollout begins on Wednesday, while Scotland will administer first doses later this weekCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePatients in Wales will from Wednesday become the first in the UK to receive the Moderna vaccine as part of a mass vaccination programme, with the first doses in Scotland set to come later this week.The initial jabs would be given at the West Wales general hospital in Carmarthen, the Welsh government said. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, Wales, Scotland, Society, UK News, World news, Vaccines and immunisation, west Wales, Carmarthen, Moderna, Coronavirus


Patients in Wales to receive Moderna Covid vaccine

Welsh health minister hails ‘significant addition’ to country’s vaccination programmeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePatients in Wales will from Wednesday become the first in the UK to receive the Moderna vaccine as part of a mass vaccination programme, with the first doses in Scotland set to come later this week.The initial jabs would be given at the West Wales general hospital in Carmarthen, the Welsh government said. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, Wales, Scotland, Society, UK News, World news, Vaccines and immunisation, west Wales, Carmarthen, Moderna, Coronavirus


Australia news live: EU rejects Scott Morrison’s claim about missing 3.1m AstraZeneca Covid vaccine doses

European Union says it hasn’t blocked further shipments of AstraZeneca earmarked for Australia. Follow the latest updates, liveEU denies blocking 3.1m Covid vaccine doses from reaching AustraliaTrans-Tasman travel bubble to start from 19 AprilSix key things we don’t know about Australia’s vaccine rolloutDisability services take vaccinations ‘into their own hands’ amid rollout failures 11.31pm BST Oh my good lord, there are too many interviews about the AstraZeneca vaccine this morning, and s...
Tags: Health, Australia, Eu, European Union, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Astrazeneca, International Monetary Fund, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Papua New Guinea


A 'double mutant' coronavirus variant found in India was spotted in California - but there's no evidence it's 'doubly scary'

A man wears a mask in Los Angeles on June 18, 2020. Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images A new coronavirus variant has been detected in India and northern California. It has a combination of mutations that may help it spread more quickly or evade vaccines. But there's no evidence yet that the variant is "doubly scary" or "doubly transmissible," an expert said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Another worrisome coronavirus variant has made its global de...
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