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Job and social strain associated with higher risk of coronary heart disease in women

Psychosocial stress - typically resulting from difficulty coping with challenging environments - may work synergistically to put women at significantly higher risk of developing coronary heart disease, according to a study by researchers at Drexel University's Dornsife School of Public Health, recently published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
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Broadly neutralizing antibodies show promise in preventing tick-borne encephalitis in mice

Tick-borne encephalitis is a disease just as nasty as it sounds. Once bitten by an infected tick, some people develop flu-like symptoms that resolve quietly but leave behind rampant neurological disease--brain swelling, memory loss, and cognitive decline.
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Sleep apnea treatment linked to lower risk of Alzheimer's and other dementias

A new study finds older adults who received positive airway pressure therapy prescribed for obstructive sleep apnea may be less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease and other kinds of dementia.
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SFU mathematics professor to lead new infectious disease modeling network

Simon Fraser University mathematics professor Caroline Colijn will lead a new, national infectious disease modeling network that will inform decisions related to public health threats and better prepare Canada for future pandemics.
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WHO develops Progress Indicators to monitor the status of assistive technology access

Today, 1 billion people globally need assistive technology to lead healthy, productive and dignified lives but only 1 in 10 have access.
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New consortium aims to accelerate development of stem cell-based therapies for Huntington’s disease

The Stem Cells for Huntington's Disease (SC4HD) is a new international consortium created to promote advanced therapy medicinal product (ATMP) through cell transplantation studies on Huntington's Disease.
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Obesity reduces mitochondrial gene expression in fat tissue, finds study

A twin study recently completed at the University of Helsinki indicates that the machinery responsible for energy handling in fat tissue is working poorly in obesity.
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Study uncovers molecular reason why fecal transplants effectively treat C. difficile infections

Experts have uncovered a new molecular reason why faecal transplants are highly effective in treating infections such as C. difficile (a nasty bacteria that can infect the bowel), which could lead to more targeted treatments for this and other similar diseases.
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FDA approves marketing of first AI-based device to assist clinicians during colon cancer screening

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized marketing of the GI Genius, the first device that uses artificial intelligence (AI) based on machine learning to assist clinicians in detecting lesions (such as polyps or suspected tumors) in the colon in real time during a colonoscopy.
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What physicians should know before they’re interviewed by the media [PODCAST]

“Lights, camera, action! You get a call from your hospital’s public relations office asking you to speak to the local news. Even though this isn’t your first time, your heart is pounding, with a mix of nerves and excitement. You start doubting whether you have anything valuable to say about the topic, even though, yes […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Federal funding to help UNT Health Science Center lead health literacy outreach in seven states

Federal funding from the National Institutes of Health will allow The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth to serve as a leader in health literacy outreach.
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Canada should take a more nuanced approach when setting SARS-CoV-2 vaccine priorities

When setting SARS-CoV-2 vaccine priorities, Canada should take a more nuanced approach that considers geographic and occupational risk exposures, as 75% of Canadian adults have at least 1 risk factor for severe COVID-19, argues an analysis in CMAJ.
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LA County vaccine allocations lag on heels of Johnson & Johnson production woes

Los Angeles County will receive about 73,000 fewer vaccine doses next week compared to this week, mostly due to a reduction in the supply of Johnson & Johnson vaccines, which the county’s chief science officer Paul Simon said Friday was the result of vaccine shortages nationally. “We are concerned about the allocation, particularly the shortage of Johnson & Johnson vaccine,” Simon said. “We felt the effects here clearly. We really live week to week with what we know about the allocations.” The s...
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Removing race modifiers in equations used to estimate kidney function

The American Society of Nephrology and the National Kidney Foundation announce the concurrent publication of "Special Article: Reassessing the Inclusion of Race in Diagnosing Kidney Diseases: An Interim Report from the NKF-ASN Task Force" in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology and the American Journal of Kidney Diseases.
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What families need to know as the ‘first’ days of school roll out in LAUSD

After a year of remote learning, in-person instruction is set to begin rolling out next week in the Los Angeles Unified School District. The youngest students will return first, with Monday, April 12, a day for teachers and staff only and Tuesday, April 13, the first day for kindergartners and first-graders. Sixty-one elementary schools and 11 early-education centers will lead the way with middle and high schools following on April 26. Protocols will be in place, including social distancing and ...
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Hay fever and asthma occur earlier in life and affect more people

The unpopular guests are already here. Hazel-, alder- and elm tree pollen sweep in over us during the early spring months, with birch pollen following in May. Then grass follows in June-July before mugwort pollen closes the season in late summer. All leading to more and more people suffering.
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The 6 best disposable gloves of 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Whether you're caring for someone who's sick or cleaning your home, disposable gloves add protection. Nitrile gloves are especially great because they are stronger than latex, plastic, or vinyl. We found the best disposable glove options for food prepping, industrial work, cleaning, and more. Though we tend to lean more toward "reusable" than "disposable" these days, having disposable gloves on hand is a safe and recommended practice to follow. The CDC...
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Remember to Thank Your Partner, You Ungrateful Bastard

In longterm relationships, it can sometimes seem like the gratitude between the people involved runs thin. Amid the rigors of daily life, it’s easy to take someone else’s favors or generosity for granted. Making dinner most nights, making the bed every morning, cleaning the floors, or scheduling doctors’ appointments…Read more...
Tags: Psychology, Emotions, Human Behavior, Mind, Lifehacks, Positive Psychology, Thank You, Gratitude, Carol Peletier, Lydia Dishman, Positive Mental Attitude, Letter Of Thanks, Jeff Human, Sara B Algoe


Study shows intricate association of aluminum in the neuropathology of familial Alzheimer's disease

This study builds upon two earlier published studies (Mold et al., 2020, Journal of Alzheimer's Disease Reports) from the same group. The new data, also published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease Reports, demonstrate that aluminum is co-located with phosphorylated tau protein, present as tangles within neurons in the brains of early-onset or familial Alzheimer's disease (AD).
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Study points to the involvement of Interleukin 33 in immunity to Sars-CoV-2

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, scientists and physicians worldwide undertook enormous efforts to understand the disease caused by the virus.
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‘Flawed, unethical and dangerous’: new NDIS assessments risk traumatising the vulnerable

Results of the independent assessment pilot scheme have raised grave concerns for people with disability, advocates sayPeta Lambert is one of the few Australians who can speak from experience about what some say will be the biggest change to the National Disability Insurance Scheme since it was introduced.As part of a controversial plan the government says will make it fairer, NDIS participants will no longer submit reports from their own treating specialists to gain access to the landmark schem...
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Intermountain partners with University of Utah to jointly develop new medical educational program

Intermountain Healthcare is working on a transformative model for the future of healthcare called population health that focuses on keeping people in communities healthy and pre-emptively addressing cause of illnesses, rather than just treating people when they are sick.
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Stress and medicine: My salute to frontline workers

What is stress? Stress is a bodily response to external pressures. It’s an emotional state that we go through when dealing with difficult situations, and it can have a major impact on our health. When faced with work deadlines, family problems, and other daily stresses, our bodies release hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline into […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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25 Mother's Day food gifts she'll want to dig into immediately

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Milk Bar Food, be it decadent sweets or a hearty steak, is a nearly foolproof gift option for Mother's Day. In a stomach growl-inducing search, we found 25 food and drink gifts she'll want to dig into immediately. If you're looking specifically for chocolates, check out our guide for the best chocolates you can get for Mother's Day.Browse all our Mother's Day gift guides here to find ...
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Frontline health workers experienced unprecedented levels of stress during the pandemic

During the acute phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, emergency department doctors, nurses and other frontline staff experienced unprecedented levels of stress and emotional exhaustion that included nightmares or insomnia, according to a UC San Francisco-led study of emergency departments across the country.
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Researchers identify several novel SARS-CoV-2 inhibitors

Researchers in London, UK, have identified several compounds with SARS-CoV-2 inhibiting properties, that potentially may be developed into antiviral solutions in the future.
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Researchers discover a new monoclonal antibody that is effective against SARS-CoV-2 variants

A new monoclonal antibody targets a particular region of the RBD on the SARS-CoV-2. This region is usually not accessible to immune cells, which may be why it has broad neutralizing capabilities.
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My journey from the clinic to the kitchen

An excerpt from Spicebox Kitchen: Eat Well and Be Healthy with Globally Inspired, Vegetable-Forward Recipes. Eating well is about food and health, but equally also celebration and community. There is a world of flavor, and the passport is spices. I connected my lifelong love of food and cooking to my work as a physician eight […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Toward a transformative therapy for sickle cell patients

For the millions of people worldwide who have sickle cell disease, there are only a few treatment options, which include risky bone marrow transplants, gene therapy or other treatments that address a subset of symptoms.
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EU agency examines reports of blood clots with J&J Covid vaccine

EMA says four serious cases reported, one fatal, and also expands inquiry into AstraZeneca vaccineCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe EU’s drug regulator is reviewing reports of rare blood clots in four people who received Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine and has expanded its inquiry into AstraZeneca’s shot to include reports of a bleeding condition.Of the four serious cases of clotting and low platelets, three occurred in the US during the rollout of J&J’s vaccin...
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