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Migraines are more than just a headache

Sometimes, I’m warned. There might be a heaviness over the right quadrant of my head, accompanied by spotting in my vision, little flecks of light that distract my attention and signal the pain to come. Other times, there is no premonition. Out of nowhere, I am struck by pounding inside my skull and unrelenting nausea. […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Coalition admits ‘a lot of unknowns’ could derail plan to vaccinate Australia by end of year

Trade minister Dan Tehan says he will travel to Europe to discuss Covid vaccine supply deals, as Labor accuses government of being too reliant on AstraZeneca jabThe Morrison government wants all Australians vaccinated by the end of the year, but is warning there remain “a lot of unknowns” that could further derail the troubled rollout.After announcing a major shift in the government’s vaccine program last week following updated health advice on the AstraZeneca vaccine, the government said its in...
Tags: Health, Europe, Labor, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Labor party, Liberal party, Morrison, Dan Tehan, Coronavirus


LA County Reports 813 new coronavirus cases; more MIS-C found in children

Los Angeles County reported 813 new cases of COVID-19 and 37 additional deaths on Saturday, April 10, along with an additional 11 cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C). The number of coronavirus patients in county hospitals dropped from 508 to 492, according to state figures, which are generally a day ahead of numbers provided by the county. The number of COVID patients in intensive care ticked up from 123 to 125. Saturday’s numbers brought the county’s totals to 1,225,2...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Paul Simon, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Pfizer, Simon, Los Angeles County, Johnson Johnson, LA County, Barbara Ferrer


In Long Beach, a hair-razing way to support people living with cancer

“Just a little off the top,” Jim Fraser said, just before the clipping commenced. Fraser was among a couple of dozen people who sat down inside the Long Beach Fire Department Union Hall in Signal Hill to have their heads shaved on Saturday, April 10. They were all displaying solidarity with people living with cancer, specifically children, at the 19th annual St. Baldrick Foundation Long Beach Shaves for Kids event. They were also raising money for cancer research. “It’s a symbolic gesture and sh...
Tags: Health, News, Cancer, Charity, Sport, Soccer, Sydney, Long Beach, Caroline, Fraser, Hodgkin, McCormick, Jim Fraser, Schulman, Kevin McCormick, Top Stories LADN


How to find sparks of joy [PODCAST]

“Keep it Simple is a bumper sticker slogan. Life during a pandemic has been anything but simple, and the holiday season presents (not the gift kind) its own special challenges. So does living alone and trying to stay humanized. In his book Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World, Surgeon […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Australia’s Covid vaccination relying on opaque private contracts worth millions

Lack of transparency over deals with private consultants, logistics companies and healthcare contractors adding to ‘layers of confusion’ over rolloutFrom reassurance to shambles: how Australia’s coronavirus vaccine rollout unravelledAustralian doctors condemn vaccine ‘farce’ after AstraZeneca reversalThe Australian government is funnelling millions of dollars to private contractors for its beleaguered Covid vaccine rollout using opaque deals – some of which are hidden from the public and ignore ...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Accenture, DHL, Linfox, Coronavirus, Aspen Continue


Virus hotspots could lead to third Covid wave in UK, scientists warn

Boris Johnson accused of dropping pledge to ‘follow data not dates’ and urged to wait for more vaccinations before easing restrictionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLeading scientists warned last night that the government was risking a third wave of Covid-19 by easing the lockdown at a time when official data still shows virus hotspots across many parts of the country.With the UK poised to lift many Covid restrictions on Monday, the scientists accuse ministers of aba...
Tags: Health, UK, England, UK News, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Coronavirus


More ethnically diverse bone marrow donors needed to save lives

The myth that regenerative stem cells are body parts has led to donor reluctance The post More ethnically diverse bone marrow donors needed to save lives appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Cancer, Stem Cells, Donor, Stem Cell, Leukaemia, Openaccess, Bone Marrow, Bone Marrow Transplant, Top Six, South Africa (country, Bone Marrow Donation, Netcells, SAMBR, South African Bone Marrow Registry, Sunflower Fund


How to be a “good girl”: confessions of an (im)perfectionist

Indian parents are perfectionists. This is what I had come to understand and believe, even before I had the vocabulary to define it. Perfection was the expectation. Not excellent, not superb, but perfection, and only perfection. After years of reflection, I don’t take issue with the expectation of perfection, but, rather, how I perceived it […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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France and Germany’s Covid vaccination programmes pick up speed

As daily inoculations hit record figures, warning comes of new delaysCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageVaccine rollouts in France and Germany have finally begun to pick up speed, after a slow start and problems with supplies and bureaucracy.France continues to struggle to contain a third Covid-19 wave, but announced it had hit its 10 million inoculations target a week earlier than expected, while Germany doubled the number of vaccinations, administering a record 720,000...
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A new study found that Black women are 3 times more likely to die from COVID-19 when compared to white men

Spencer Platt/Getty Images A new study found that Black women are three times likelier than white men to die from COVID-19. The findings underscore systemic inequalities that make people of color more vulnerable to COVID-19. Data released last year showed Black people were also twice as likely as white people to contract the virus. See more stories on Insider's business page. New research suggests Black women are dying from the coronavirus at higher rates than any other demographic i...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, US, Trends, Georgia, Cbs, Michigan, Black, Black Women, University of Maine, White Men, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Sze, Journal of Internal Medicine


Global Covid vaccine rollout threatened by shortage of vital components

Pharmaceutical firms warn of delays to items such as the large bags in which vaccine cells are grownCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageVaccine-makers around the world face shortages of vital components including large plastic growbags, according to the head of the firm that is manufacturing a quarter of the UK’s jab supply.Stan Erck, the chief executive of Novavax – which makes the second vaccine to be grown and bottled entirely in Britain – told the Observer that the sh...
Tags: Health, Business, UK, Science, Biology, Society, World news, Medical Research, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Novavax, Coronavirus, Stan Erck


Kintsugi helped me to understand my brother's death

The Japanese artform, based on a belief that a repaired pot can be stronger, taught me about tragedy and the ability to overcome itMy brother died at the age of 10, when I was eight. When I was nine, I shushed my best friend for mentioning him. At 11, I forced myself to stop turning my head away when we drove past a cemetery. And at 16 I spoke his name aloud for the first time, although it was many more years before I could actually talk about him.“The world breaks everyone and afterward many ar...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Life and style, Health & wellbeing, Craft, Bereavement, Ernest Hemingway, Kintsugi


Anthony Fauci predicts the US will 'approach some degree of normality' by the end of summer

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in Washington, DC on July 30, 2020. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images Fauci told Insider that life in the US may start returning to pre-pandemic normal by the end of summer. After that, he said, the US could approach "a considerable degree of normality" in the winter. His optimism comes in part from studies that show vaccinated people are unlikely to spread the virus. See more stories on Insider's...
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Tears from heaven: a nurse’s tribute to Dr. Robert Lesslie

Recently, a former NFL football player, Phillip Adams, murdered Dr. Robert Lesslie, his wife, his two grandchildren ages 5 and 9, an air conditioning appliance man, and critically injured a second man. The NFL player had gunned down these innocent people. And then, he left and went to his parent’s house (who lived on the […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, NFL, Emergency Medicine, Conditions, PA NP, Phillip Adams, CRNA, Robert Lesslie


Tears from heaven: a nurse’s tribue to Dr. Robert Lesslie

Recently, a former NFL football player, Phillip Adams, murdered Dr. Robert Lesslie, his wife, his two grandchildren ages 5 and 9, an air conditioning appliance man, and critically injured a second man. The NFL player had gunned down these innocent people. And then, he left and went to his parent’s house (who lived on the […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, NFL, Emergency Medicine, Conditions, PA NP, Phillip Adams, CRNA, Robert Lesslie


3 founders share the self-care practices that strengthen their mental health and help them stay mindful

Writing in a journal is one way founders can practice mindfulness. 10'000 Hours/Getty Images When COVID cost him business, Isaac Rudansky looked back at his career successes to think more positively. Altering your mindset can give you the confidence to push forward through difficult times. Founders should also try identifying their emotions, seeking support, and taking time for themselves. See more stories on Insider's business page. After only six weeks of working in his company&...
Tags: Boston, New York City, Trends, Strategy, Meditation, Mindfulness, Mental Health, Anxiety, Burnout, Journaling, Silk, Founders, Nordic, Self Care, Brene Brown, Inc


Exclusivity and exclusion: disability discrimination in medical education

In my medical school admissions essay, I wrote about helping at-risk kids like myself. I wanted to be a child and adolescent psychiatrist, but that wasn’t the main reason for applying. The real reason I applied was for my own personal survival. I needed to learn how to talk to doctors about my symptoms and […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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‘It Was A Blessing’: Bringing Hope To Homes, San Joaquin County Nurse Teams Take Vaccines On The Road

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‘A small, sanitised existence’: what effect will the pandemic have on today’s babies?

When my first child was born, there were parties, flights, bus trips, visitors. My second son arrived into a very different worldMy son, 0, doesn’t know any different. One of around 600,000 babies born in Britain in the plague year of 2020, he has spent all eight months of his life (and most of his gestation) in a world defined by distance and disease.His circle is small. He doesn’t get out much. When he does, the faces that peer in at his pushchair are concealed by masks. A baby is usually a ma...
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