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‘Dinner on Us’ programs serves up truly special pandemic meals

Los Toros Mexican Restaurant owner Nick Montaño welcomes guests to the first “Dinner on Us” program at Los Toros Mexican Restaurant in Chatsworth, CA April 15, 2021. The “Dinner on Us” program is being launched by Los Toros Mexican Restaurant, in partnership with the Office of Councilmember John Lee and The Change Reaction. This program will provide a free meal to Twelfth District families experiencing food insecurity as a result of COVID-19, as well as show appreciation to individuals who hav...
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The 3 Best ways to help out a friend or relative struggling with addiction amid the pandemic

By now, it’s evident that addiction is a global pandemic even amid the global health crisis ravaging our planet. The numbers were steadily increasing, even pre-pandemic, but no one can deny... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Advice to pregnant surgical residents [PODCAST]

“Motherhood has been the biggest gamble of my adult life thus far. How was I going to operate for 12-plus hours while 39-weeks pregnant? Where would I be when I went into labor? How would was I going to return after three weeks? How would I pump during and in between OR cases? I did […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Coronavirus: LA County aims to vaccinate 80% of residents by end of June

Los Angeles County is on track to attain its goal of vaccinating 80% of residents 16 and older against the coronavirus by the end of June, Paul Simon, chief science officer for the county’s public health department said Friday, April 16. Allocations of the vaccines are slowly inching upward to meet the demand. County vaccination sites administered 670,000 doses from April 4 to April 11, Simon said, reflecting a pace of 100,000 shots given each day. Of the 5 million residents 16 to 49 years old w...
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Coronavirus: LA County on track for regional herd immunity

Los Angeles County is on track to vaccinating 80% of residents 16 and older against the coronavirus by the end of June, Paul Simon, chief science officer for the county’s public health department said Friday, April 16. Allocations of the vaccines are slowly inching upward to meet the demand. County vaccination sites administered 670,000 doses from April 4 to April 11, Simon said, reflecting a pace of 100,000 shots given each day. Of the 5 million residents 16 to 49 years old who became eligible ...
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Why You Shouldn't Expect Chlorophyll Water to Help Treat Your Acne

Chlorophyll water is a booming trend on TikTok, with influencers lifting a green glass to the camera while showing off their acne-free skin. But there’s no science to back up the claims that it’s uniquely good for skin.Read more...
Tags: Biology, Green, Acne, Lifehacks, Hadley King, Photosynthesis, Plant Physiology, Branches Of Biology, Chlorophyll, Tetrapyrroles, Photosynthetic Pigments, Dermatologist Hadley King, Acneiform Eruptions


Scott Morrison was so keen to own a successful vaccine rollout he forgot the downside risk of overseeing a debacle | Katharine Murphy

The prime minister wanted politically friendly GPs and pharmacies in charge so he didn’t have to deal with potentially prickly state premiersIt’s not entirely clear how encouraging words cleared the gritted teeth of the New South Wales health minister, Brad Hazzard, this week, but he managed it.The precursor to Hazzard gritting his teeth was Scott Morrison dropping a statement to media outlets on Tuesday night declaring the national cabinet would resume meeting twice a week to deal with the mess...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Australian politics, New South Wales, Vaccines and immunisation, Scott Morrison, Katharine Murphy, Brad Hazzard, Coronavirus


What are the new Covid variants and what do they mean for the pandemic?

From Doug to Nelly and Eeek, we look at how mutations are affecting the battle against the virusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFrom the moment public health officials started to track new variants of coronavirus, it became clear that the same mutations were cropping up time and again and making the virus more troublesome. What are these mutations, what do they do, and what do they mean for the pandemic? Continue reading...
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Peloton responds to concerns over Apple GymKit integration

Third-party hardware integration can be a tricky thing. Peloton this week raised some eyebrows by dropping Apple GymKit compatibility for its Bike Bootcamp program. Users were, naturally, quick to react. The situation left some wondering whether the move was a direct response to Apple’s recent entry into the home exercise market with Fitness+. A Peloton spokesperson offered the following statement to TechCrunch, “Apple GymKit is designed to work with equipment-based cardio workouts. However, Pel...
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The Peace and Quiet You Deserve: 5 Ways to Reduce Stress in the Old Age

Everyone experiences some level of stress. It’s the body’s reaction to what it perceives as dangerous situations. That said, chronic stress is not normal and can have potentially devastating physical, mental, and emotional health consequences. Many working Americans assume that, once they’ve entered retirement, stress will become a thing of the past. Unfortunately, that’s rarely […] The post The Peace and Quiet You Deserve: 5 Ways to Reduce Stress in the Old Age appeared first on Not So Average ...
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Institute policies to proactively support physicians who are breastfeeding

I’ve been speaking with women physicians about the top challenges they face today. I’ve learned there are many—which honestly didn’t surprise me, given that 48 percent of women physicians report burnout symptoms (compared with 37 percent of their male counterparts). Several have mentioned the challenge of breastfeeding while working—rather ironic considering what is known about the health benefits […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. ...
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Moderna struggling to supply promised doses of Covid vaccine

US firm suggests issues with increasing production at its European plant could affect delivery to UKCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe US pharmaceutical company Moderna, which produces the newest vaccine to be rolled out in the UK, is struggling to supply promised shots because of issues with increasing production at its European plant, in the latest problem to hit global vaccination plans.In a statement on Friday, the company suggested supply of the vaccine would be...
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Study sheds light on how autism manifests in the brains of girls

New research has shed light on how autism-spectrum disorder (ASD) manifests in the brains of girls, prompting the scientists to warn that conclusions drawn from studies conducted primarily in boys should not be assumed to hold true for girls.
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Novel PET radiopharmaceutical shows promising results in first-in-humans study

The preliminary trial results of a novel radiopharmaceutical for PET imaging of inflammation developed at the University of Turku, Finland, have been published.
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Researchers develop an effective strategy to fight against chronic myelomonocytic leukemia

Leukemias are debilitating cancers of the hematopoietic or blood-forming cells of the bone marrow. Now, researchers at Tokyo Medical and Dental University describe an ingenious strategy against chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML) wherein an antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) comprising a cytotoxic drug payload linked to an antibody that selectively targets specific cell lines effectively blocks malignant cell proliferation at source.
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FDA approves immunotherapy for first-line treatment of advanced gastric cancer

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Opdivo (nivolumab), in combination with certain types of chemotherapy, for the initial treatment of patients with advanced or metastatic gastric cancer, gastroesophageal junction cancer and esophageal adenocarcinoma.
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L.A. County’s nursing home oversight division under scrutiny 

Resident advocates have long called for reform of the Los Angeles County public health division largely in charge of regulating and overseeing local nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. Now a recent interim report by the county’s Office of Inspector General about improving oversight and accountability in nursing homes and a final report from the county Auditor-Controller assessing the Department of Public Health’s Health Facilities Inspection Division (HFID)  have raised questions ...
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Post-pandemic life: Back to the future

The door to our pre-pandemic world seemingly stands before us. Vaccines are becoming more accessible, and some COVID-19 restrictions have loosened. We simply have to open the door and return to our pre-pandemic life, right? Back to the future we know? If only it were that simple. Our previous reality has vanished. Millions of lives […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Pregnant women in UK given green light to have Covid jab

Bereaved families welcome decision to offer Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, based on age and clinical riskCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHundreds of thousands of pregnant women in the UK have been given the green light to receive a Covid vaccine in a move welcomed by bereaved families and campaigners.All pregnant women would be offered the Pfizer or Moderna jab based on their age and clinical risk group after real-world data from the US showed about 90,000 pregnant women ...
Tags: Health, UK, Women, Pregnancy, US, Society, UK News, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Coronavirus


Ask KHN-Politifact: I’ve recovered from Covid. Why do i still have to mask up?

More than 120 million Americans have joined arguably the most sought-after club on Earth: those immunized against the coronavirus.
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4 virus variants are spreading in the US, and studies suggest they can make people sicker, evade the immune response, or spread faster. Here's why experts are concerned.

Dr. Anthony Fauci in Washington, DC, on February 25, 2021. Saul Loeb /AFP via Getty Images There are four coronavirus variants that experts in the US are worried about. These include variants first identified in South Africa, the UK, and Brazil. They may spread more easily, make people sicker, escape immune responses, evade tests, or render treatments ineffective, studies suggest. See more stories on Insider's business page. Several coronavirus variants have evolved mutations that mean...
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Mysterious ailment, mysterious relief: Vaccines help some Covid long haulers

An estimated 10% to 30% of people who get Covid-19 suffer from lingering symptoms of the disease, or what’s known as “long Covid.”
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Researchers identify risk factors for SARS-CoV-2 reinfection

A team of scientists from the Capital Medical University and Peking University, China, has recently explored the factors responsible for the reactivation of SARS-CoV-2 infection among individuals who have recently recovered from COVID-19. The findings reveal that individuals with lower lymphocyte count or with two or fewer symptoms during the first COVID-19 episode are at higher risk of recurrent infection.
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Australia records first death from blood clots likely linked to AstraZeneca Covid vaccine

NSW woman, 48, died this week after receiving vaccine on 8 April, federal health authorities sayAustralia’s drugs regulator has determined the death of a 48-year-old diabetic woman who developed blood clots after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine was likely to be linked to the jab.Following a meeting of Australia’s Vaccine Safety Investigation Group on Friday, the Therapeutic Goods Administration said experts had concluded the case of the New South Wales woman, who died this week, “was consisten...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, New South Wales, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Therapeutic Goods Administration, Coronavirus, Vaccine Safety Investigation Group


Pandemic highlights need for urgent care clinics for women

Last spring, only weeks into the pandemic, Christina Garcia was spending her days struggling to help her two young sons adjust to online schooling when she got such a heavy, painful period she could barely stand. After a few days, her vision began to blur and she found herself too weak to open a jar.
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Numerous agents with anti-SARS-CoV-2 potential discovered with crystallographic screening

An international team of researchers focused on the macrodomain part of the non-structural protein 3 (Nsp3) gene product that SARS-CoV-2 uses to overturn the host cell’s natural antiviral response. The team provided a template that can help develop novel antivirals that are direct-acting and can combat the current pandemic.
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WHO’s new initiative aims to speed up action on diabetes

The World Health Organization's new Global Diabetes Compact aims to bring a much-needed boost to efforts to prevent diabetes and bring treatment to all who need it ̶ 100 years after the discovery of insulin.
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Study reveals new lineage of tuberculosis-causing bacteria in the eastern part of the continent

Mireia Coscollá, a researcher at the Institute for Integrative Systems Biology (I2SysBio), a joint centre of the University of Valencia and the Spanish National Research Council, has led a study on the bacterium that causes tuberculosis, one of the 10 deadliest diseases in the world, which proves the existence of a new lineage.
Tags: Health, University of Valencia, Spanish National Research Council, Institute for Integrative Systems Biology I2SysBio


SARS-CoV-2 can alter bone marrow macrophage (BMM)-to-osteoclast differentiation, study finds

Now, a team of researchers in China and Australia has shown that SARS-CoV-2 infection can affect bone marrow macrophage (BMM)-to-osteoclast differentiation, which may impact the skeletal system.
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“Difficult” patients: Is it them or is it us?

It was past midnight in the ED, and she was writhing on the bed, palms clutched over her abdomen. I pulled up a stool, notebook, and pen in hand. I was ready to listen to Mrs. Walker’s story. But I also felt a sense of dread rising: From a quick chart review, I knew that […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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