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mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy provides passive SARS-CoV-2 immunity to neonates 16 days after first dose

Recently, a group of researchers analyzed 122 pregnant women and their neonates at the time of birth. All the women studied received 1 or both doses of a messenger RNA (mRNA)-based vaccine for COVID-19. Of the 122 women part of the study, 55 had received only the first dose of the vaccine while 67 women had received both doses of the mRNA vaccine by the time they gave birth; 85 women had received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, and 37 women received the Moderna vaccine. The study is published on th...
Tags: Health, Moderna, COVID


Researchers unveil new SARS-CoV-2 inhibitor that targets viral immune evasion

In a recent quest for an effective antiviral compound, UK researchers have purified a specific enzyme of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) known as nsp15 and optimized fluorescent biochemical endoribonuclease assays to screen a custom chemical library with over 5,000 commercial compounds. The study is currently available on the bioRxiv* preprint server.
Tags: Health, UK


L452R and Y453F SARS-CoV-2 mutations increase transmission and evade immunity

Mutations from the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) have created multiple variants. Some variants, such as those found in South Africa and Brazil, have caused concern for their potential to evade the immune response. While vaccination efforts are underway, the world is racing against the viruses’ ability to evolve under selective pressure.
Tags: Health, South Africa, Brazil


Pregnant women transmit SARS-CoV-2 and vaccine-induced antibodies to fetus

Pregnant women are at high risk for severe COVID-19 infection and death. Yet, insufficient safety data on babies has led many guidelines to leave the decision-making and potential threats to future mothers. While the vaccine trials did not directly test pregnant women, more real-world data suggests the vaccine may provide immunity benefits to newborns through breastmilk.
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Australia news live: Turnbull says Murdoch campaigned against him for 2022 Abbott return; cyclone leaves WA town ‘flattened’

Former PM appears before a media diversity inquiry; Ben Roberts-Smith says allegations against him are ‘baseless’ and Seven Network confirms it will continue to employ the Australian soldier as a senior executive. Follow updates live • Morrison admits all Australians may not be vaccinated by end of year • Kevin Rudd: Australia’s vaccination rollout strategy has been an epic fail 3.27am BST 3.10am BST Hi everyone! It’s Justine Landis-Hanley here, taking over the live blog this afternoon...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Australian media, Australian military, Vaccines and immunisation, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Malcolm Turnbull, News Corporation, Western Australia, Australia Weather, Channel Seven, Murdoch


Previously approved drugs starting points for COVID-19 therapeutics

Researchers in the United States have identified several clinically approved compounds that could be repurposed for the treatment and prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Tags: Health, United States


New polypeptide could provide universal protection against coronaviruses

Researchers in the United States have developed an inhibitor of the spike protein found on the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that limits its formation in host human cells that would otherwise be the source of newly generated virions.
Tags: Health, United States


Australia news live: Ben Roberts-Smith says allegations against him are ‘baseless’; Turnbull says News Corp campaigned to restore Tony Abbott

Seven Network confirms it will continue to employ the Australian soldier as a senior executive; the former PM appears before a media diversity inquiry. Follow updates live • Morrison admits all Australians may not be vaccinated by end of year • Kevin Rudd: Australia’s vaccination rollout strategy has been an epic fail 1.19am BST Ola, an Indian ride-share company that operates in Australia, is among the gig economy platforms fronting a Senate inquiry today. The company’s head of legal, Ann T...
Tags: Health, Australia, Senate, Australia news, Coalition, Tony Abbott, Australian politics, Victoria Cross, Australian media, Australian military, Vaccines and immunisation, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Malcolm Turnbull, News Corporation, News Corp


In gratitude to our nation’s residents [PODCAST]

“Most residents are young, often in their mid to late 20s, having spent years ensconced in libraries, research labs, and classrooms learning pathophysiology and pharmacology. Upon graduation from medical school, they are now drafted to the front lines of a generational pandemic, working long hours, often in cities where they are strangers (the process of […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Placer County Expands Vaccine Eligibility To 16 And Older As Thousands Of Appointments Remain Open

ROSEVILLE (CBS13) – Placer County has opened up vaccine eligibility to anyone 16 and older as nearly 2,000 appointments remain open at the county-run clinic in Roseville for the coming week, officials said on Sunday. The county, which has around 159,000 residents between the ages of 18-49, is making the move just days before California is expected to make the same eligibility expansion statewide on April 15. “By expanding eligibility now, slightly ahead of the state’s Thursday timeline, we can e...
Tags: Health, News, California, Local, Syndicated Local, Roseville, Pfizer, Oldham, Placer County, Placer County News, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine, Dr Rob Oldham Health and Human Services, Event Center Drive


Australia news live: Kerry Stokes stands by Ben Roberts-Smith after reports of fresh allegations

Seven Network confirms it will continue to employ the Australian soldier as a senior executive. Follow updates live • Morrison admits all Australians may not be vaccinated by end of year • Kevin Rudd: Australia’s vaccination rollout strategy has been an epic fail 11.16pm BST The former head of the Australian Christian Lobby, Lyle Shelton, has been picked by NSW MP Fred Nile to replace him in state parliament when the latter retires. Nile, the founder of the Christian Democratic party, annou...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Australian media, Australian military, Vaccines and immunisation, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Channel Seven, Kevin Rudd, Morrison, Legislative Council, Seven Network, Fred Nile


Enjoy freedoms but stay wary of risks, PM says as England reopens

Boris Johnson says easing of restrictions will be welcome relief for businesses that have been closed Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePeople should enjoy new freedoms but remain wary of the risks, Boris Johnson has said, as beer gardens, alfresco restaurants, shops and salons prepared to reopen across England on Monday for the first time in almost four months.The prime minister hailed the reopening – a major and “irreversible” step in the roadmap of easing restriction...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, England, Pubs, Society, UK News, Public services policy, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Hospitality Industry, Coronavirus


Residents 16 and older will be able to get coronavirus vaccines at LA city sites starting Tuesday

Residents aged 16 and over will be able to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as early as Tuesday, April 13, at city-run sites in Los Angeles, officials said on Sunday, May 11. “Opening vaccine eligibility to all Angelenos who are 16 and older is a major milestone in our efforts to get more shots into more arms and defeat COVID-19 once and for all,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said. “We urge patience as we continue to ramp up our operations, obtain more doses, and enter this new phase of our campaign to en...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, La, Government, Paul Simon, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Fema, Community, Pfizer, Johnson, Eric Garcetti


Is vaccinating against Covid enough? What we can learn from Chile and Israel

Contrasting lessons from the two countries, both with high rates of inoculation against the virus, show the danger is not pastCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA trio of countries stand out for the effectiveness of their Covid-19 vaccination programmes: Israel, Chile and the UK. All have managed to inoculate an impressively high percentage of their people but each has fared very differently in controlling the disease.Israel has done so well it is resuming university lec...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Israel, Society, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Chile, Epidemics, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, Israel Chile


Don’t yell at me. I’m trying to help.

For many years, I have treated individuals with substance use disorders. I have found this work to be both gratifying and frustrating. Part of the frustration stems from interactions with governmental agencies and families. The families are, of course, fearful and frustrated. They are watching their loved ones “die” before their eyes and want someone […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Psychiatry, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA


COVID-vaccine induced thrombosis as explained by a hematologist

VIPIT is the medical term given to the phenomenon of developing clots in various parts of the body after certain (not all) COVID-19 vaccines. VIPIT stands for vaccine-induced prothrombotic immune thrombocytopenia, a complicated term explained simply as clotting of the thrombocytes or platelet cells in the blood vessels after receiving the COVID vaccine. Clearly, understanding […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Infectious Disease, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


Top Beijing official admits efficacy of China’s Covid vaccines is low

Head of country’s disease control centre says vaccines ‘don’t have very high protection rates’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageChina’s top disease control official has admitted that the efficacy of the country’s domestically produced vaccines is low as it emerged the authorities are considering mixing them to try to offer greater protection against coronavirus.The rare admission of weakness on the part of Beijing’s pandemic approach came from the director of the China ...
Tags: Health, China, World news, Medical Research, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Brazil, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, Gao Fu, China Center for Disease Control and Prevention


VR experiments manipulate how people feel about coffee

Images can affect how people perceive the quality of a product.In a new study, researchers show using virtual reality that images of farms positively influence the subjects' experience of coffee.The results provide insights on the psychology and power of marketing.Are coffee consumers influenced by the imagery and story around the production of the drink? Such was one of the central questions of a new study that explored the power of marketing on how "premium" aficionados consider coffee to be. ...
Tags: Psychology, Coffee, UK, Technology, New York City, Brain, Innovation, Vr, Virtual Reality, Kenya, Addiction, Denmark, Norway, Mind, Times Square, Marseille France


COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy begins to fade, but stubborn resistance remains among evangelicals

He has been pushed off Facebook and banned from Twitter, but Larry Cook battles on at StopMandatoryVaccination.com, where the Los Angeles man tries to explain why COVID-19 vaccines are evil and why President Donald Trump — who he insists will return to power — got one anyway. Kaiser Family Foundation Some evangelical Christians tie the vaccines to Satan, the Mark of the Beast and an impending apocalypse. And in sunny Surf City, Huntington Beach Mayor Pro Tem Tito Ortiz refuses to wear a mas...
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12 tax deductions physicians overlook

Recently, I was talking on the phone to a physician client of mine about the COVID-19 vaccine and how thrilled I was that everyone over the age of 30 is now eligible in New York, which meant I could now schedule my own appointment. We discussed the current market, and just when I was about […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Protests continue as Burbank erects fence around Burbank bar that has defied COVID-19 mandates

The city of Burbank has put up a chain-link fence around a restaurant that has repeatedly defied COVID-19 mandates, while people continued to demonstrate on both sides of the issue. The fence was erected Saturday around the business at 2623 W. Magnolia Blvd. to prevent the owners of Tinhorn Flats Saloon & Grill from reopening with unsafe conditions due to a court-approved shutoff of electricity. A preliminary injunction granted Friday prevents the restaurant from operating without a County Healt...
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Early findings show new drug could be ‘gamechanging’ for brain cancer treatment

Using ipatasertib, researchers say some brain cancers could potentially be made vulnerable to immunotherapy agentTwo people with advanced brain cancer of the sort that led to the death of the MP Tessa Jowell have responded well in a small trial to an experimental combination of chemo and immunotherapy drugs. In one case, the life-threatening tumour seems to have disappeared.Doctors at the Institute of Cancer Research and the Royal Marsden hospital in London cautioned that this was very early res...
Tags: Health, Science, London, Cancer, Society, Medical Research, Tessa Jowell, Cancer Research, Institute of Cancer Research, Royal Marsden hospital


Early findings show new drug could be ‘game-changing’ for brain cancer treatment

Using ipatasertib, researchers say some brain cancers could potentially be made vulnerable to immunotherapy agentTwo people with advanced brain cancer of the sort that led to the death of the MP Tessa Jowell have responded well in a small trial to an experimental combination of chemo and immunotherapy drugs. In one case, the life-threatening tumour seems to have disappeared.Doctors at the Institute of Cancer Research and the Royal Marsden hospital in London cautioned that this was very early res...
Tags: Health, Science, London, Cancer, Society, Medical Research, Tessa Jowell, Cancer Research, Institute of Cancer Research, Royal Marsden hospital


From future doctors to new ones: We need you

Dear future medical students: You applied to medical school in record numbers this year. Whatever your reasons, we (three graduating medical students) applaud you. You come to medicine at an exciting time: a time of both celebration and moral reckoning. The rapid development of the COVID-19 vaccine has wowed the scientific community. However, COVID-19 has […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Long Covid: many will need specialist therapies, says expert

Intensive care consultant says doctors are hoping to create a uniform structure for follow-up clinicsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA “significant” number of people will require long-term aftercare such as the physiotherapy and speech therapy being received by Derek Draper after a year in intensive care following Covid, a leading doctor has said.On Friday, it was revealed that Draper, the former political adviser and the husband of ITV presenter Kate Garraway, has be...
Tags: Health, London, Society, UK News, Itv, Health policy, Draper, Kate Garraway, Derek Draper, Coronavirus, Long Covid


China considers mixing Covid vaccines to give greater protection

Head of disease control admits Chinese vaccines ‘don’t have very high protection rates’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageChina’s top disease control official has admitted that the efficacy of the country’s domestically produced vaccines is low as it emerged the authorities are considering mixing them to try to offer greater protection against coronavirus.The rare admission of weakness on the part of Beijing’s pandemic approach came from the director of the China Center ...
Tags: Health, China, World news, Medical Research, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Brazil, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, Gao Fu, China Center for Disease Control and Prevention


UK’s Covid vaccine programme on track despite AstraZeneca problems

Seventy-five per cent of population can be fully immunised by first week in August, according to forecastsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK’s vaccination programme is expected to be effectively completed shortly after the United States’ this summer, and several weeks ahead of the EU, despite falling up to six weeks behind because of problems affecting its workhorse AstraZeneca jab.Airfinity, which tracks vaccination programmes worldwide, forecasts that 75% of the...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Eu, Society, World news, US news, Medical Research, United States, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


Is vaccinating against Covid enough? What we can learn from other countries

Contrasting lessons from Chile and Israel, both with high rates of inoculation against the virus, show the danger is not pastCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA trio of countries stand out for the effectiveness of their Covid-19 vaccination programmes: Israel, Chile and the UK. All have managed to inoculate an impressively high percentage of their people but each has fared very differently in controlling the disease.Israel has done so well it is resuming university lect...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Israel, Society, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Chile, Epidemics, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, Israel Chile


It turns out, not all sitting is bad for you

The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced a number of new behaviours into daily routines, like physical distancing, mask-wearing and hand sanitizing. Meanwhile, many old behaviours such as attending events, eating out and seeing friends have been put on hold. However, one old behaviour that has persisted, and has arguably been amplified due to COVID-19, is sitting — and it is not surprising to see why. Whether sitting during transportation, work, screen time or even meals, everyday environments and a...
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