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Despite promises, medical interns at 2 Military Hospital remain unpaid

The interns were told they would receive salaries at the end of April, but that did not happen The post Despite promises, medical interns at 2 Military Hospital remain unpaid appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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New method shows that tau actually forms small aggregates as part of the body's normal physiology

It turns out that not all build-ups of tau protein are bad, and a team of researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania developed a method to show that.
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Researchers identify potent small molecule TMPRSS2 inhibitor against SARS-CoV-2

A team of scientists from the USA and Canada has recently identified and characterized a novel small-molecule compound inhibitor of cellular serine protease TMPRSS2, which shows significant antiviral potency against emerging variants of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
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Novel pipeline identifies millions of molecular targets in SARS-CoV-2

Researchers in the United States have developed a novel pipeline for high-throughput, automated annotation of the genes, proteins and functional domains in the genome of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) – the agent that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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Prior MMR or Tdap vaccination may reduce risk of severe COVID-19

Researchers in the United States have shown that prior Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) or Tetanus-Diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap) vaccination may reduce the risk of severe outcomes in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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Australia news live update: Covid restrictions for greater Sydney as medical chief says ‘missing link’ in NSW cases still unknown

Mask wearing mandatory for all indoor public venues, including public transport, as health authorities brace for more cases due to the level of activity of a man in his 50s while infectious. Follow latest updatesNSW Covid case: man tests positive in SydneyNSW Covid hotspots: Sydney and regional case locationsSydney Roosters caught up in Covid-19 scare as NRL players sent for testingTweaked Moderna vaccine ‘neutralises Covid variants in trials’NDIS on track to be more expensive than Medicare, Lin...
Tags: Health, Australia, US, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales politics, Labor party, Liberal party, South Australia, South Australian politics, Assisted dying


Majority of Black Canadians show severe depressive symptoms, study finds

The first mental health study of Black communities in Canada has found the majority of Black Canadians display severe depressive symptoms - women, even more so - with racial discrimination confirming the appearance of these signs for nearly all.
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UAB spinoff receives $3 million in seed funding to develop probiotic formulations for lung health

A biomedical research company founded by a University of Alabama at Birmingham physician-scientist has received $3 million in seed funding.
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Novel CBD analog alleviates pain in mouse model of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy

For patients with chronic pain, ineffective treatments, lowered work productivity, and other factors often coalesce, fueling feelings of hopelessness and anxiety and setting the stage for even bigger problems, including substance use disorders.
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Scientists discover fundamental regulation mechanism of proteins

Proteins perform a vast array of functions in the cell of every living organism with critical roles in almost every biological process.
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Researchers show how low-protein diet during pregnancy can cause kidney problems in babies

Besides being underweight, babies born to women whose diet lacked sufficient protein during pregnancy tend to have kidney problems resulting from alterations that occurred while their organs were forming during the embryonic stage of their development.
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New project aims to develop a digital health solution for promoting COVID-19 vaccination

Patients with compromised health conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, are at enhanced risk of contracting COVID-19.
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Repurposing an existing, cheap drug into long-acting injectable therapy to treat Covid-19

Researchers from the University of Liverpool have shown the potential of repurposing an existing and cheap drug into a long-acting injectable therapy that could be used to treat Covid-19.
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New device can measure glucose in sweat with the touch of a fingertip

Many people with diabetes endure multiple, painful finger pricks each day to measure their blood glucose.
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‘Rejected and betrayed’: Australians stranded in India speak of heartbreak

More than 9,000 Australians remain trapped in India by the Coalition’s Covid travel ban. Many travelled before the crisis to visit sick and dying relatives, and say they are angry at their treatment. Here are six of their storiesThe backlash has been fierce in the days since the Australian government moved to make it a criminal offence for its citizens to return from Covid-ravaged India.Members of the Morrison government have denounced their own policy, while medical experts and international hu...
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Counties Turn To Flea Markets, Grocery Stores To Host Small Vaccine Clinics

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New service enables patients to recover safely at home, avoid hospitalization

A new service piloted at Penn Medicine allowed a proportion of patients to avoid hospitalization by providing them with greater support after visiting the emergency department.
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UIC researcher finds potential new way to treat chronic migraine

By discovering a potential new cellular mechanism for migraines, researchers may have also found a new way to treat chronic migraine.
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How reviewing medical malpractice claims made me a better gastroenterologist [PODCAST]

“When a patient is dissatisfied with his or her care, he or she can consult an attorney, who will enlist a physician ‘expert’ to determine if a doctor has deviated from the standard of care and whether that deviation caused a negative outcome. Over the past decade of reviewing cases involving medical malpractice, I have […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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New genetic mutation increases risk for atrial fibrillation, heart failure in Black people

A new mutation found in a gene associated with an increased risk of atrial fibrillation poses a significantly increased risk for heart failure in Black people.
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Study suggests GILZ protein as a promising anti-hepatic fibrosis drug target

Scientists from Russia and Italy studied a new axis of the pathway that prevents the development of liver fibrosis. The role of GILZ protein in curbing the disease progression was shown in a study using mice models and confirmed by clinical data.
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Ultrasound technique provides a new way to diagnose circulation problems in the placenta

A team of researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health has developed a new ultrasound technique to monitor the placenta for impaired fetal blood flow early in pregnancy.
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Brain thinning in youth associated with psychosis

Subtle differences in the shape of the brain that are present in adolescence are associated with the development of psychosis, according to an international team led by neuroscientists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Maastricht University in the Netherlands.
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New $10.7 million project aims to study the genetic underpinnings of Alzheimer's disease

Despite decades of research and investment, the genetic underpinnings of Alzheimer's disease are still largely unknown, stymieing drug development and early diagnosis efforts.
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Researchers reach new milestone in the development of effective malaria vaccine

Sanaria PfSPZ-CVac" is a live vaccine consisting of infectious Plasmodium falciparum (Pf) malaria parasites that are injected into the subject at the same time as they receive an antimalarial drug.
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New app enables faster treatment of patients suffering a heart attack

Patients suffering a heart attack received percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), a procedure to clear blocked arteries in the heart, an average of 10 minutes faster after clinicians and paramedics began using an app to facilitate efficient hospital intakes for these patients, according to a study being presented at the American College of Cardiology's 70th Annual Scientific Session.
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Study: Only half of Americans with a history of heart disease get annual flu shot

People with heart disease are more likely to become seriously ill from the flu and other respiratory illnesses, including the coronavirus.
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Tokyo 2020: The mental strain of the delayed Olympics

Two Olympic hopefuls tell the BBC about the mental health impact of the delay to the Tokyo games.
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Mental health: 'We need to care for patients, but also ourselves'

Following the death of his cousin, Dr Dan Gearon created the charity, You Okay, Doc?
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Two Pfizer Covid vaccine doses give over 95% protection, shows Israel study

First research of its kind shows power of vaccines to stem pandemic, cutting hospitalisation, death and infection ratesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTwo doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine have proved more than 95% effective against infection, hospitalisation and death from Covid-19 in Israel, the country with the highest proportion of its population vaccinated in the world, research has found.One shot of the vaccine was partially effective, offering 58% protection...
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