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Former Pasadena resident suffering from long-term case of COVID-19 in Philippines

By all accounts, former Pasadena resident Chris Burns was always full of energy. “Chris is an unstoppable force of nature,” said Laurent Malaquais, a friend of Burns who worked with him in the film industry. “I remember we would be on shoots and he would go 14, 15 hours, like he would just go nonstop.” Now, Burns lives in the Philippines and he’s directing all of his effort to fighting for his life against COVID-19. The American expatriate is a COVID “long-hauler” – a person who has fought the d...
Tags: Health, Asia, News, California, Government, Michael Bay, Sport, Soccer, United States, Philippines, Community, Philadelphia, Pasadena, Chris, Bay Area, Manila


Human to animal transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in households is common

Coronaviruses are seen in multiple mammalian species. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the causative agent of the COVID-19 pandemic, is said to have passed to humans from a mammalian source and to have originated from an animal reservoir as a zoonotic pathogen.
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Monoclonal antibody CT-P59 shows preclinical efficacy against South African SARS-CoV-2 variant

Researchers in the Republic of Korea (South Korea), The Netherlands, and South Africa have demonstrated the potential of the monoclonal antibody CT-P59 as an effective therapeutic for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the South African B.1.351 variant of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
Tags: Health, South Africa, Republic of Korea South Korea The Netherlands


Australia live news: Covid breach at Brisbane airport after traveller positive; Brittany Higgins to meet with PM

Traveller tests positive after inadvertently entering airport’s ‘green zone’; former Liberal staffer to speak with Scott Morrison in Sydney. Follow the latest updatesSome 16% of public servants have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, survey findsIndia wants access to cheap copies of Covid vaccines. So why is Australia holding out?Coronavirus WA: Perth Covid lockdown rules and Western Australia’s coronavirus restrictions explained 3.13am BST It's capital "I' and lower case 'w'.Th...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Brisbane, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Tasmania, Scott Morrison, Liberal, Western Australia, Australian economy


"COVID-19 diarrhea" depends on inflammatory response that is part of the disease

Researchers in the United States have provided important insights into the pathophysiology of diarrhea that occurs in some cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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Shanghai Rolls Out Gift Packages for Vaxxers

As of this week in Shanghai, some districts have started giving out rewards for getting the COVID vaccine. Here’s a sample: 普陀环球港打疫苗给礼物,二选一,要么200,要么图片里的饼干,大米和油…… Apparently for that one, you could choose between 200 RMB and a “grocery gift package” including biscuits, rice, and cooking oil. There were also rumors of some districts offering 500 RMB. “I should have waited to get my vaccine!” my co-worker lamented. (He’s already had both shots.) Word is that each district has vacc...
Tags: Health, Language, Shanghai, Linguistics, COVID-19


Randomized trial results led to reduction in the use of minimally invasive surgery for cervical cancer

In a Correspondence article published in the April 29, 2021 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers from University Hospitals (UH) Cleveland Medical Center, and New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medicine in New York, found a substantial reduction in the use of minimally invasive surgery for cervical cancer after publication of the results a major study called the Laparoscopic Approach to Cervical Cancer (LACC) in November 2018.
Tags: Health, New York, New England Journal of Medicine, LACC, University Hospitals UH Cleveland Medical Center


BrainMap analysis strongly affirms 'network degeneration hypothesis' theory

The brain possesses a complex architecture of functional networks as its information-processing machinery. Is the brain's network architecture itself a target of disease? If so, which networks are associated with which diseases? What can this tell us about the underlying causes of brain disorders?
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Fasting can reduce hypertension by reshaping the composition of gut microbiota

Nearly half of adults in the United States have hypertension, a condition that raises the risk for heart disease and stroke, which are leading causes of death in the U. S.
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Australia live news: Covid breach at Brisbane airport after traveller tests positive; Brittany Higgins and PM to meet

Former Liberal staffer will speak to Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese in Sydney. Follow latest updatesSome 16% of public servants have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, survey findsIndia wants access to cheap copies of Covid vaccines. So why is Australia holding out?Coronavirus WA: Perth Covid lockdown rules and Western Australia’s coronavirus restrictions explained 2.20am BST The state’s first mass vaccination hub is set to open at Wayville Showground at midday. Just 150 fr...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Brisbane, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Tasmania, Scott Morrison, Western Australia, Australian economy, Anthony Albanese


Medicare could save nearly $500 million per year by reducing use of low-value preventive care services

A UCLA-led study shows that physicians frequently order preventive medical services for adult Medicare beneficiaries that are considered unnecessary and of "low value" by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force -; at a cost of $478 million per year.
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Fewer LA County residents are getting vaccinated – and Ferrer calls this ‘worrisome’

In a trend described as “very worrisome,” the number of people getting their first COVID-19 vaccination at Los Angeles County sites dropped significantly over the past week, marking the first such drop and leading to more calls today for people get the shots and propel the county toward a return to normalcy. County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer didn’t have exact number of how many appointments went unfilled over the past week, but said county-operated vaccination sites saw sharp drops in...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Government, Israel, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Pasadena, Local News, East, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, East Los Angeles, LA County


FDA commits to advancing two tobacco product standards to reduce disease, death from smoking

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it is committing to advancing two tobacco product standards to significantly reduce disease and death from using combusted tobacco products, the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S.
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Australia live news: Australia live news: Covid breach at Brisbane airport after traveller tests positive; Brittany Higgins and PM to meet

Former Liberal staffer will speak to Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese in Sydney, and Brisbane and Melbourne on Covid alert. Follow latest updatesSome 16% of public servants have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, survey findsIndia wants access to cheap copies of Covid vaccines. So why is Australia holding out?Coronavirus WA: Perth Covid lockdown rules and Western Australia’s coronavirus restrictions explained 1.24am BST Clive Palmer has been ordered to pay Universal Music $1....
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Netherlands, Queensland, Palmer, New South Wales, Sydney, Brisbane, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Clive Palmer, Melbourne, Tasmania


Workplace exposure to the virus can be the cause of excess COVID-19 mortality among Hispanics

Hispanic Americans have died of COVID-19 at a disproportionately high rate compared to whites because of workplace exposure to the virus, a new study suggests.
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Quality improvement program improves depression screening among cancer patients

Depression screening among cancer patients improved by 40 percent to cover more than 90 percent of patients under a quality improvement program launched by a multidisciplinary team at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Southwestern Health Resources.
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Weather forecasts can be a potential tool to help combat meningitis

Scientists are using weather-based surveillance to predict impending meningitis outbreaks in Sub-Saharan Africa, making weather forecasts a possible tool to help health services combat the disease.
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What medical professionals can do to take climate action [PODCAST]

“As health professionals, we have the platform to enact change within our own institutions, as well as local and federal governments. We must elect leaders and officials who spearhead climate action. We must reduce the carbon footprint of healthcare. And we must educate our colleagues and our patients about the impact of climate change on […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Guidance on diagnosis and management of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis after a COVID-19 vaccine

Last Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration lifted the pause in administration of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S.
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Study shows decline in prostate cancer diagnoses during the pandemic

During the first wave of the corona pandemic, 36 per cent fewer men were diagnosed with prostate cancer in Sweden than in previous years.
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High-powered MRI detects subtle differences in the hippocampus of people with Down syndrome

Using ultra-high field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to map the brains of people with Down syndrome (DS), researchers from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals and other institutions detected subtle differences in the structure and function of the hippocampus--a region of the brain tied to memory and learning.
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Researchers reveal how the brain may adapt to processing complex information

Human decision-making depends on the flexible processing of complex information, but how the brain may adapt processing to momentary task demands has remained unclear.
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Study finds low risk of infection in babies born to mothers tested positive for SARS-CoV-2

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and the Public Health Agency of Sweden have studied newborn babies whose mothers tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 during pregnancy or childbirth.
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Novel compound in avocados may offer a route to better leukemia treatment

A compound in avocados may ultimately offer a route to better leukemia treatment, says a new University of Guelph study.
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Toxic pollution badly hits poorer populations

Toxic pollution hits poorer populations hardest as firms experience more pollutant releases and spend less money on waste management in areas with lower average incomes.
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Australia live news: Brittany Higgins and PM to meet; Morrison says he ‘hasn’t seen’ Laming’s empathy course

Former Liberal staffer will speak to Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese in Sydney, and Brisbane and Melbourne on Covid alert. Follow latest updatesSome 16% of public servants have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, survey findsIndia wants access to cheap copies of Covid vaccines. So why is Australia holding out?Coronavirus WA: Perth Covid lockdown rules and Western Australia’s coronavirus restrictions explained 12.12am BST I’m am sharing this tweet only because I think it’s so ...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Joe Biden, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Brisbane, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Tasmania, Canberra, Scott Morrison


Geisinger wins $3.6 million contract to study the role of genetic variation in cancer

The National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded a 5-year, $3.6 million contract to Geisinger to study the role of genetic variation in cancer.
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Primary care practitioners overestimate disease risks leading to over-diagnosis and overtreatment

Primary care practitioners often over-estimate the likelihood of a patient having a medical condition based on reported symptoms and laboratory test results.
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A new strain of common probiotic can potentially be more effective at protecting infant health

Researchers at the University of Helsinki have created a strain of the Lacticaseibacillus rhamnosus GG probiotic that is able to utilize both lactose and casein as well as reproduce in dairy products.
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Obesity and high-salt diet pose bigger, seemingly synergistic cardiovascular risks for females

Obesity and a high-salt diet are both bad for our hearts but they are bigger, seemingly synergistic risks for females, scientists report.
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