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Healing California offers free dental, vision care to low-income, homeless populations

By Brandon Black, Contributing writer  Their goal is daunting, for the need is vast: delivering free dental and vision care to California’s low-income and homeless populations. Each tooth extraction, each prescription for eyewear, and each referral for medical treatment brings them closer to solving pernicious problems in the statewide crisis. A crisis some view as an ultramarathon they see as a sprint. “We’re not even near fixing the ten percent of people that need specifically dental and visio...
Tags: Health, News, California, Cdc, Charity, Fresno, Sport, Soccer, Healthcare, San Diego, Community, Homeless, Redding, Chen, U S Department of Housing and Urban Development, Boomer


Phase 3 trial finds corticosteroid inhaler speeds recovery time in COVID-19 patients

The corticosteroid budesonide shows promise in treating patients with mild COVID-19 infection. Interim analysis of the phase 3 PRINCIPLE clinical trial was posted to the medRxiv preprint server. Researchers found a 3-day faster recovery of COVID-19 symptoms in people at high risk for severe side effects administered a budesonide inhaler. There was also a 2.1% reduction in hospitalization and death.
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Updated Moderna vaccines neutralize South African SARS-CoV-2 variant in mice

Researchers in the United States have conducted a pre-clinical study demonstrating the efficacy of two updated versions of the Moderna mRNA-1273 vaccine against variants of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 – the agent that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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Study sheds light on reduced neutralization of SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern

Researchers in the United States have predicted the binding epitopes of uncharacterized neutralizing antibodies that target the receptor-binding domain (RBD) of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) spike protein.
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Australia news live: NSW Aboriginal deaths in custody inquiry recommends sweeping reforms; dance squad blasts ABC over navy twerking coverage

NSW MPs call for end to police investigating themselves on 30th anniversary of royal commission; Queenslanders no longer need to wear masks and visitors are allowed at aged care homes. Follow updates live • Labor pledges $90m to reduce Indigenous incarceration • What Australia can learn from world’s best vaccine rollouts 3.16am BST Just on that twerking story, Guardian Australia understands the ABC has acknowledged there were accuracy problems with the editing of the video and it intends to ...
Tags: Health, Abc, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, Brisbane, Indigenous Australians, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party, Scott Morrison, Deaths in custody, Indigenous incarceration, Coronavirus, Doll Squadron


Find a friend: LA Animal Services shelters are open anew, but by appointment only

As some in the community grappled with a need for emotional support and something positive in their lives since the pandemic quarantined people the past year, they turned to adopting an animal. To see how these pet parents were feeling about their new furry friends, the dog people at Rover.com surveyed over 1,000 U.S.-based pet owners and recently published, “The Pandemic Pet Adoption Boom: What We’ve Learned, One Year Later” report. Related: Headed back to work with pandemic easing? Here’s ho...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Government, Pets, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Chatsworth, Pet Adoption, Ramirez, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, LA Animal Services


Many Southern California churches to ease back into normalcy despite court ruling

Several Southern California churches and faith leaders said Wednesday, April 14, they will take their time to ease back into normalcy even after the state lifted its limits on indoor worship services on Monday following U.S. Supreme Court rulings that struck down COVID-19 public health mandates. The California Department of Public Health’s guidelines still “strongly discourage” indoor gatherings and recommend limiting building occupancy to 50% in counties in the orange tier, which applies to all...
Tags: Health, News, Supreme Court, California, Religion, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Orange County, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Second Baptist Church, Trump, Pomona, San Bernardino, U S Supreme Court


LA County coronavirus numbers dip below those of pandemic’s early days

As Los Angeles County is forced to scale back on one-shot inoculations amid Johnson & Johnson’s woes, the region continues on a downward slope of coronavirus cases, deaths and hospitalizations. Public health officials reported 57 deaths and 411 cases in the county on Wednesday, April 14, bringing the total lives lost to 23,553, and total cases to 1,226,964. There are 518 people currently hospitalized, with 123 of them in intensive care, according to state data that reports a day ahead of L.A. Co...
Tags: Health, News, California, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Pfizer, Lausd, Pasadena, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Los Angeles County, U S Food and Drug Administration, Johnson Johnson, Ferrer


Headed back to work with pandemic easing? Here’s how to get over that pet-owner anxiety

Silvia Sanchez and daughter Arianna Pineda take care of Lexi, but will have less time at home for her now that the pandemic is easing. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Silvia Sanchez and daughter Arianna Pineda take care of Lexi, but will have less time at home for her now that the pandemic is easing. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Silvia Sanchez and daughter Arianna Pineda take care of Lexi...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Pets, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Fda, Pet Adoption, Pomona, Ellis, Sánchez


Patients don’t need quick diagnoses. They need accurate ones. [PODCAST]

“The patient knocking on your door is not your enemy. They’re sick. They’re scared. They’re in pain. They don’t know why, and they’re hoping for an answer. If you can’t find the source of a problem quickly, it doesn’t mean it’s not there.” Denise Reich is a patient advocate. She shares her story and discusses […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Podcast, Patients, PA NP, Rheumatology, CRNA, Denise Reich


Johnson & Johnson vaccine use will remain paused in US amid evaluation

CDC advisers say they need more evidence to decide if cases of unusual blood clots were linked to the Covid vaccine Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine will remain in limbo a while longer after US health advisers told the government Wednesday that they need more evidence to decide if a handful of unusual blood clots were linked to the shot – and if so, how big the potential risk really is.The reports are exceedingly rare – six cases out of more than 7m US inoculations with the one-dose vaccine....
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Board’s vote puts LAUSD on path to providing universal preschool by 2024

LAUSD School Board President Kelly Gonez launches a push for universal preschool in Los Angeles on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 with UTLA Vice President Julie Van Winkle and School Board Member Jackie Goldberg at LAUSD’s Arminta Early Education Center in North Hollywood on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Children return to a second day of preschool at LAUSD’s Arminta Early Education Center in North Hollywood where LAUSD School Board President ...
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LA City Council president urges equitable allocation of coronavirus relief funds

Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez introduced a motion on Wednesday, April 14, calling for the city to consider using the $1.35 billion it’s getting from the federal American Rescue Plan to help women, families, children and underserved communities. “We cannot simply balance the budget and return to business as usual,” she said in a statement. “This pandemic has highlighted systemic inequities throughout this city. We must use this budget and any future federal funding, to lift up ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Council, Los Angeles City Council, Martinez, Center for American Progress, Universal Studios Hollywood


Australia news live: Queensland Covid restrictions lift, Labor pledges $90m to reduce Indigenous incarceration

Queenslanders no longer need to wear masks and visitors are allowed at aged care homes after restrictions were lifted early. Follow updates live 10.56pm BST If you want to read more about Labor’s new election promises to reduce Indigenous over-incarceration, can I recommend this report from Lorena Allam and Calla Wahlquist. Related: Labor pledges $90m to reduce Indigenous incarceration and deaths in custody Related: ‘I want to break that cycle’: the relatives still fighting for justic...
Tags: Health, Labor, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New Zealand, Brisbane, Indigenous Australians, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party, Scott Morrison, Christchurch, Al Noor, Linwood, Calla Wahlquist


Magic mushrooms show promise in treatment for depression, study says

Trial suggests psilocybin combined with psychological therapy is as effective as antidepressant drugMagic mushrooms have a long and rich history. Now scientists say they could play an important role in the future, with their active ingredient a promising treatment for depression.The results from a small, phase two clinical trial have revealed that two doses of psilocybin appears to be as effective as the common antidepressant escitalopram in treating moderate to severe major depressive disorder,...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Drugs, Society, UK News, Depression, Medical Research


What to Do When Your Child Is Terrified of the Dentist

As we emerge from our pandemic cocoons and begin catching up on all the things we either purposefully put off or simply couldn’t fathom attempting over the past year, we may come to the realization that it’s been way too long since a dentist has seen the inside of our kid’s mouth. Whether they’ve got their first-ever…Read more...
Tags: Health, Dentist, Health Care, Lifehacks, Dentistry, Phobias, Wade, Pediatric Dentistry, Health Sciences


How to pivot your startup, save cash and maintain trust with investors and customers

A few years ago, founder Sean Lane thought he’d achieved product-market fit. Speaking to attendees at TechCrunch’s Early Stage virtual event, Lane said Queue, a secure digital check-in tablet for hospital waiting rooms that reduced wait times by uniting and correcting electronic medical records, was “selling like hotcakes.” But once Lane realized it would only ever address one piece of a much bigger market opportunity, he sold off the product, laid off two-thirds of the people affiliated with it...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Medicaid, Lane, RPA, Robotic Process Automation, Sean Lane, Early Stage 2021, EC How To, EC TechCrunch Early Stage, Circulo


Covid-status certificate scheme could be unlawful discrimination, says EHRC

Exclusive: Equalities watchdog tells government documents could create ‘two-tier society’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCovid-status certificates being considered by ministers to help open up society could amount to unlawful indirect discrimination, the government’s independent equalities watchdog has advised.As ministers decide whether the documents should be introduced as passports to certain events later this year, the Equality and Human Rights Commission has told...
Tags: Health, Politics, Society, UK News, World news, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, Cabinet Office, Ehrc, Equality And Human Rights Commission, Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC, Coronavirus


Think about your brain and spine before you start that new fad diet

Before you jump on the diet bandwagon with your brother-in-law (who’s crowing about shedding all that weight with so little effort), think about the potential downside. The problem with an ill-thought-out diet:  Fad diets are designed to take off weight as quickly as possible. They often ignore the long-term effects that might occur regarding both […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Nutrition, Neurology, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA


Character Designer Watanabe Akio Recovers From Coronavirus

The dreaded plague that is the Chinese Coronavirus has failed to steal away another life as anime character designer Watanabe Akio, who became afflicted earlier in the month, has left the hospital fully recovered, sure to have fake news media baffled as to how someone can live through a virus with a 90%+ survival rate. […]
Tags: Health, Japan, Medical, Anime, Announcements, Bakemonogatari, Higurashi, Character Design, Coronavirus, Watanabe Akio


Anxiety And Work: The Impact Of Anxiety On Different Generations of Employees

No matter how good you are at your job or how long you’ve been at it, being an effective leader is never easy. As a leader, you play many roles — from coach and mentor to (sometimes) drill sergeant and disciplinarian. The key is understanding exactly what your employees need ... Click to continue reading
Tags: Leadership, Stress, Guest Posts, Mental Health, Anxiety, Opportunity


The 4 best heating pads for pain relief in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Whether you're looking for pain relief, relaxation, or a bit of both, you need a quality heating pad. The best ones are easy to use, comfortable, and have different temperature controls. The Sunbeam XpressHeat Heating Pad heats up fast, has several functions, and is affordably priced. Heating pads are effective for soothing different types of pain and can provide relief within minutes. Some uses for heating pads include relieving aches from sports injurie...
Tags: Reviews, Health, Amazon, Fsa, Life, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Back Pain, Sunbeam, Insider Picks Guides, Best Guides, Guide Update, Health (Reviews, Health Guides, Kate Halse


Faculty Vacancy Recruitment in BFUHS Faridkot 2021

Faculty Vacancy Recruitment in BFUHS Faridkot 2021  Applications are invited by the Registrar, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) on or before 03/05/2021 from the eligible candidates for filling up the following vacant Sarkari Naukri vacancy posts of Faculty at GGSMC&H, Faridkot, ACI, BFUHS, Bathinda and Advanced Cancer Institute, Bathinda Consultant Colleges/Institution of the University in various subjects/disciplines related health and medical. (Advt. No.... Please Click on the ...
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Meeting a patient again, years after a day that changed their lives

I wanted to share a serendipitous story about a patient I saw in the office today.   I normally introduce myself when I enter the room, but today was particularly chaotic, and I wrongly assumed she would know my name.  I sat down, said hello, and asked how I could help her.  She shared with me […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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I was a teenage rifle owner, then an ER doctor

Many who know me might be shocked by this: I shot my first pistol when I was 8 or 9, taught by my father, a physician, aiming at targets in our basement. At summer camp, I loved riflery the way some kids loved art. Staring through the sight, down the barrel, I proved an excellent […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Single Pfizer or AstraZeneca dose produces strong antibody response

Scientists say AstraZeneca vaccine has greater effect when it comes to cellular responseCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA single dose of either the Oxford/AstraZeneca or the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine generates a big protective antibody response against the coronavirus in people 80 and over, researchers have found.The first study to look at the comparative performance of the two vaccines that have been in use in the UK in recent months shows that 93% of people develop an...
Tags: Health, UK, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Coronavirus, Oxford AstraZeneca


The Challenges of Unravelling Long Covid

Mixed into the collective tangle of agony and loss caused by the ongoing covid-19 pandemic are the “long-haulers”—people who become or continue to feel sick after their initial encounter with the virus. But the road to understanding what’s now become known as long covid will take time, nuanced inquiry, humility, and…Read more...
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Early monoclonal antibody therapies beneficial for COVID-19, finds study

A team of scientists recently conducted a large-scale study at Northwell Health, New York, USA, to evaluate the efficacy of neutralizing monoclonal antibody (MAB) therapies in preventing disease progression among patients with mild to moderate COVID-19. The findings reveal that the timing of initiating MAB therapy is a crucial factor in determining its efficacy against COVID-19.
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Apple Launches Study into Whether Apple Watch Can Detect COVID-19

Apple is launching a study into whether the Apple Watch can be used to detect respiratory illnesses such as coronavirus or flu, in partnership with the University of Washington and the Seattle Flu Study. Apple initially announced the study at its Time Flies event in September last year, it but has only recently launched, as spotted by Apple Insider.The goal of the study is to see if the information collected by the Apple Watch and iPhone can detect early signs of respiratory illnesses like CO...
Tags: Apple, Health, Apple Watch, Seattle, Mount Sinai, University of Washington, Apple Research, COVID, COVID-19 Coronavirus, Apple Watch SE, Seattle Flu Study Apple


The J&J COVID vaccine pause: What the experts are saying

Four months into the largest U.S. vaccine rollout in decades, it’s become clear that the messaging surrounding COVID-19 vaccination efforts is as important as the science behind them. That was true when the first COVID vaccines were introduced in December at hospitals and nursing homes and even more so after the federal government on Tuesday […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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