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Australia news live: WA premier says flights from India set to be suspended due to Covid crisis as Morrison government considers aid

National security committee meets to consider a request for oxygen from India as new Covid-19 cases there topped 350,000 on Monday. Follow all the latest news and updates, live Fewer than 50% Australians over 50 willing to get Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccinesWestern Australian Covid hotspotsQueensland has 86 domestic violence specialist police officers to handle 107,000 casesFollow our global coronavirus live blog 3.29am BST The incoming most senior US military commander in the Indo-Pacific re...
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Study reveals a hidden role of circulating microRNA as a driver of SARS-CoV-2 infection

In a methodological tour-de-force study, a large group of researchers from the USA and the United Kingdom analyzed patient transcriptomic data in-depth and discovered a circulating microRNA (miR-2392) that is directly implicated in the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS‑CoV‑2) machinery during the infection process.
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Study finds no evidence to support link between ABO blood group and COVID-19 risk

Researchers from the Boston University School of Public Health in the United States say there is no evidence to support a correlation between ABO blood group and the risk of infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) or the severity of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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Prior SARS-CoV-2 infection and Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine provide similar immunity

Researchers in Israel have conducted a study showing that the immunity provided against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) – the agent that causes coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – is similar following natural infection or immunization with the Pfizer-BioNTech BNT162b2 vaccine.
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New groundbreaking implant designed to correct presbyopia

A team from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), the Universitat de València (UV) and the Aiken Ophthalmic Clinic (through its Research Foundation) have designed and assessed in their laboratories a new groundbreaking implant, the only one in its kind, to correct presbyopia.
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A new roadmap for advancing TBI care

Brain research and advocacy nonprofit Cohen Veterans Bioscience (CVB) today announced the launch of a National TBI Precision Solutions Research Roadmap, with the advent of the first in a series of publications resulting from its Brain Trauma Blueprint framework program.
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Survey: CDC's opioid prescribing guideline for pain treatment should be revoked

The CDC's opioid prescribing guideline has failed to reduce addiction and overdoses, significantly worsened the quality of pain care in the United States and should be revoked, according to a large new survey of patients and healthcare providers by Pain News Network, an independent, non-profit news organization.
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Stroke-related deaths increased during the first lockdown

Deaths of people who suffered strokes increased during the first lockdown compared to the three previous years, new data analysis has found. Despite the pandemic, health care quality was maintained at a high level.
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Study raises concern about limited immune response of transplant patients after COVID-19 vaccination

A small study from Mayo Clinic researchers raises the concern that some transplant patients may have a limited immune response after being vaccinated for COVID-19 with an mRNA vaccine.
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New cocaine and oxycodone biobanks provide investigatory therapeutic targets for addiction

A major hurdle to developing new and effective treatments for drug addiction is better understanding how exactly it manifests itself before, during and after chronic use.
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Scientists uncover an important clue to the conundrum of mother-to-child HIV transmission

Each year over 150,000 infants worldwide are infected with HIV in the womb, at birth, or through breastfeeding.
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Fixing traumatic injuries to the skin and bones using bioprinting during surgery

Fixing traumatic injuries to the skin and bones of the face and skull is difficult because of the many layers of different types of tissues involved, but now, researchers have repaired such defects in a rat model using bioprinting during surgery, and their work may lead to faster and better methods of healing skin and bones.
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Surge of pediatric patients with diabetic ketoacidosis during COVID-19 pandemic

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), children generally appear to be less severely impacted by COVID-19 than adults.
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Study may provide a basis for oral insulin development using DNP peptides

Researchers from Kumamoto University, Japan have found that DNP peptide, a small intestine-permeable cyclic peptide originally used as an insulin additive to improve absorption into the small intestinal, lowers blood glucose levels in mice.
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Study uncovers a novel autoantigen in patients with narcolepsy type 1

Researchers at the University of Helsinki have identified influenza virus peptides that resemble human protein fragments and can cause an immune response against the body’s own cells due to cross-reactivity.
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New COVID-19 testing strategy can quicken test results for healthcare workers

Fast turnaround of COVID-19 test results for healthcare workers is critical. Investigators have now developed a COVID-19 testing strategy that maximizes the proportion of negative results after a single round of testing, allowing prompt notification of results.
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My Klonopin withdrawal story [PODCAST]

“Our relationship with Big Pharma is a dangerous, nasty, and abusive one, and it can prove to be fatal too. Benzos aren’t limited to a specific class, race, gender, creed, etc. Many stars have died from mixing benzodiazepines with opioids or illegal drugs. It has been a little over a year that I have been […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Traumatic brain injury and Alzheimer's disease share common trajectories

Brain changes in people with Alzheimer's disease and in those with mild traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) have significant similarities, a new USC study shows, suggesting new ways to identify patients at high risk for Alzheimer's.
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Study shows over 2% positivity rate for asymptomatic pediatric dental patients tested for COVID-19

A study by a University of Illinois Chicago pediatric dentist has shown a novel way to track potential COVID-19 cases -- testing children who visit the dentist. The study also showed an over 2% positivity rate for the asymptomatic children tested.
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Tens of thousands in LA County are overdue for second COVID-19 shot

While Los Angeles County continues to show progress in its COVID-19 vaccination efforts, figures released on Monday, April 26 showed that nearly 278,000 people in the county may be overdue for their second dose, possibly due to concerns about side effects or a belief that one shot is enough. As of last week, more than 4.4 million people in the county have received at least one vaccine dose, and nearly 2.6 million had received a second dose, according to Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer. But...
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Researchers assess the theoretical impact of biomarker framework on dementia prediction

One of the biggest challenges in Alzheimer's research is to identify biomarkers that can identify people who are at risk of developing dementia. Biomarkers could be used to screen people so they might be helped before they develop dementia.
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Australia news live: Morrison government considers aid to India for Covid crisis and reduced flights

National security committee meets to consider a request for oxygen from India as new Covid-19 cases there topped 350,000 on Monday. Follow all the latest news and updates, live Fewer than 50% of over-50s willing to get Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccinesQueensland has 86 domestic violence specialist police officers to handle 107,000 casesFollow our global coronavirus live blog 11.13pm BST Albanese also backed states such as WA and Queensland who have called on the federal government to take a lea...
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Mark Driscoll’s Elderless Church

Remember Mark Driscoll? Driscoll is the former Seattle-based Mars Hill Church pastor who was charged by 21 of his former elders back in 2014 with an abusive style of leadership. There were two groups of leaders at Mars Hill Church who were involved in deciding what to do with Driscoll. The group of elders who investigated the charges found that he should be disqualified from ministry. Another group of overseers loyal to Driscoll did not want to communicate to the church that he was disqualified ...
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From calm to crisis – new BBC Ouch episode from me and Mark

When I had my son in January, I went from fine to being in a mental health crisis within 12 hours. In this BBC Ouch Mentally Interesting episode, I talk about what happened next, and why perinatal MH services are vital. Click below to listen! https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p09f6gzf
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Humane health care outcomes by creating therapeutic alliances

An excerpt from Humanizing Healthcare: Hardwire Humanity into the Future of Health. Now that humanizing health care has tangible meaning, let’s see how people experience it when executed. Having committed to continuously humanizing health care, we need a collective vision for it. We defined the consumer and his or her NSN, referring to them together […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Drug synthesized from Kentucky-grown plant shows promise in treating ovarian cancer

A new study from University of Kentucky Markey Cancer researchers shows that Artemisia annua, a plant that has been traditionally used for its anti-malaria components, shows promise in treating ovarian cancer.
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Bariatric surgery reduces brain pressure in patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension

Weight loss surgery is more effective than dieting to reduce brain pressure that can cause blindness in patients with a neurological condition, finds a study led by the University of Birmingham and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.
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Hypoxia radioactive marker will detect aggressiveness of tumors, eliminating the need for biopsy

Scientific advances in cancer research and new means of diagnosis and treatment have made it possible to cure many patients.
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Football Fitness improves balance, muscle strength and bone density in women treated for breast cancer

The University of Southern Denmark, Rigshospitalet and the University of Copenhagen have come together to study the effects of Football Fitness on various health parameters and self-rated health following treatment for breast cancer.
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A new concept for quickly detecting the presence of viruses

A Lancaster University professor has introduced a new concept for rapidly analysing for the presence of a virus from colds to coronaviruses.
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