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Moderna just finished recruiting 30,000 people for its coronavirus vaccine trial. One graph reveals how the biotech slowed down its research to recruit more minorities.

A volunteer receives an injection from a medical worker during the country's first human clinical trial for a potential vaccine against the novel coronavirus, at Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, South Africa, June 24, 2020. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko The coronavirus vaccine frontrunner Moderna has finished enrolling volunteers for its final clinical trial, the biotech said Thursday.  The 30,000-person study is expected to produce data showing whether or not the vaccine prevents symptomatic ...
Tags: Health, Science, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Healthcare, Pfizer, Business Insider, Soweto South Africa, Moderna, Siphiwe Sibeko, Andrew Dunn, Stéphane Bancel, Coronavirus, Bancel, Coronavirus Vaccine


Why San Francisco felt like the set of a sci-fi flick

On Sept. 9, many West Coast residents looked out their windows and witnessed a post-apocalyptic landscape: silhouetted cars, buildings and people bathed in an overpowering orange light that looked like a jacked-up sunset.The scientific explanation for what people were seeing was pretty straightforward. On a clear day, the sky owes its blue color to smaller atmospheric particles scattering the relatively short wavelengths of blue light waves from the sun. An atmosphere filled with larger particle...
Tags: Psychology, Weather, Science Fiction, Science, Film, Environment, San Francisco, Green, Innovation, Isaac Newton, West Coast, Clarkson, David Fincher, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Jon Fusco, Lilly Mtz Seara


5 things medical professionals can do to take climate action 

The flurry of recent articles on the adverse effects of climate change on health are almost as overwhelming as the climate crisis itself. Just this past year, over 300 medical students came together to found Medical Students for a Sustainable Future (MS4SF), an international coalition that recognizes climate change as the greatest health emergency of […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA


Hospital administrators thinking about no-cost treatment which really helps patients

The following article is satire. According to several very old studies, interventional patient-centered bipedal locomotion (sometimes informally referred to as walking) might be an important part of good hospital care. Programs focusing on this treatment are reportedly under consideration by administrators at some facilities. “As we look to streamline interoperability and optimize outcomes metrics, we’re […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA job...
Tags: Health, Policy, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


Asian-Americans for cross-racial solidarity in medicine

As authors, although we represent a multitude of Asian diasporic identities, we are not representative of all Asian identities. We acknowledge this and add nuance to unpack this whenever possible. The views expressed in this piece are our own. As we enter another month of America’s racial re-reckoning, anti-affirmative action sentiment has resurfaced like clockwork. […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, America, Policy, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA


INFERTILITY CAUSED BY STAGNATION, DEFICIENCY AND HEAT SYNDROME HERBAL REMEDIES

Alternative Medicine - Herbal Remedies Although I did not go the "herbal route" when I was trying to conceive, there are quite a few resources on preparing your body for pregnancy with herbs. This excerpt from an herbal site explains more about how herbs can help: 1. A “deficiency” syndrome prevents the hormonal system from properly influencing the sexual and reproductive functions. This is said to be a weakness of the “kidney and liver” which may influence various body functions producing...
Tags: Health, Infertility, Sandy Robertson


Coffee and green tea may lower death risk for some adults

A new study finds drinking large amounts of coffee and tea lowers the risk of death in some adults by nearly two thirds. This is the first study to suggest the known benefits of these drinks are additive. The findings are great, but only directly apply to certain people. Coffee and tea are two of the most consumed beverages on the planet. Coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world. They are both enjoyed by billions of people for various reasons, and an increasing number of studies ...
Tags: Health, Coffee, Tea, Food, Death, Japan, Diet, Medical Research, Innovation, Fukuoka


Will reading Tolstoy make you a better doctor?

In an increasingly technology-oriented world, genuine human connection is becoming rarer. Physicians are taught to emotionally disassociate from their patients for mental self-protection. This detachment can result in a loss of human connection between a doctor and patient, which may interfere with patient health outcomes. Studying great literature, such as Tolstoy’s The Death of Ivan […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. ...
Tags: Health, Education, Tolstoy, Ivan, Medical School, PA NP, CRNA


Can fake news help you remember real facts better?

In 2019, researchers at Stanford Engineering analyzed the spread of fake news as if it were a strain of Ebola. They adapted a model for understanding diseases that can infect a person more than once to better understand how fake news spreads and gains traction.A new study published in 2020 explores the idea that fake news can actually help you remember real facts better."These findings demonstrate one situation in which misinformation reminders can diminish the negative effects of fake-news expo...
Tags: Psychology, Decision Making, Learning, Memory, Social Media, Mindfulness, Innovation, Storytelling, Debate, Curiosity, Stanford Engineering, Christopher N Wahlheim, Wahlheim


I will never question my worth when I am misunderstood

“I didn’t understand what you said,” said the waitress. “She very clearly said she wanted a quesadilla with a side of beans!” yelled an elderly gentleman at a different table. The nervousness that arose when ordering food at restaurants grew as months passed like the fetus of a diabetic mother. My thoughts would race around […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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The best running shoes for men

One of the most important aspects of running correctly and effectively is choosing the right footwear, no matter if you're logging miles on a treadmill or pounding the pavement outside.  The best running shoes offer support when and where you need it, have a design fit for the style of running you prefer, and remain durable for many miles.Our top pick, the New Balance 1080v10, excels in a range of areas, making it the best all-around shoe, whether you're putting in the miles for your first marat...
Tags: Reviews, Health, Fitness, Sports, Trends, Nike, Adidas, Features, Buying Guide, Running, Iss, Dick, Clifton, Eliud Kipchoge, Kipchoge, Vaporwave


"Pixel Therapy" is a new podcast about marginalized people using video games to help their mental health

Pixel Therapy is a brand new podcast "where emotional intelligence is a critical stat." Every two weeks, hosts Spencer Icasiano and Jamie Siebenaler bring in a new guest to talk about the impact that video games have had on their lives, with a keen eye towards centering centering the experiences of queer folks, trans folks, people of color, disabled folks, and other marginalized players have with games. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Podcast, News, Podcasts, Video Games, Mental Health, Lgbtq, Video Game Art, Queer Theory, Postcolonialism, Pixel Therapy, Spencer Icasiano, Jamie Siebenaler


Gilead's remdesivir just got the first FDA approval to be used as a treatment for coronavirus patients

A vial of remdesivir. ULRICH PERREY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Gilead Sciences just received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration for its antiviral remdesivir drug for COVID-19 patients.  Remdesivir is the only FDA-approved antiviral drug to treat COVID-19 patients.  Gilead has said remdesivir helped hospitalized patients with more moderate forms of COVID-19 recover more quickly . Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Food and Drug Administration approved Gi...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Trends, Healthcare, World Health Organization, Fda, Donald Trump, American Medical Association, Gilead Sciences, US Food and Drug Administration, The Food and Drug Administration, Gilead, Allana Akhtar, Coronavirus, Remdesivir


What is the wound behind anti-mask bullying?

I’m not outspoken about much, but will not, can not, hold back my battle cry about masks. Would I feel so adamant if I didn’t possess a crisp death certificate with, “CORONAVIRUS 2019” in an envelope inside the file cabinet beside me? Maybe, maybe not. The envelope came sealed with a sticker embossed with the […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Infectious Disease, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


You will be unprepared to face death

I wrote my undergraduate thesis on death and dying. I read journal articles trying to understand what death meant and how it affected people. I spent hours reading books, both fiction and nonfiction, trying to understand if you can ever die a good death. I engaged in meaningful conversations with compassionate and astute physicians, nurses, […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Palliative Care, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA


US coronavirus cases are climbing to a 3rd peak. Color-coded charts show how risky everyday activities are.

A mostly maskless crowd waits to get into a Trump rally on June 20, 2020. Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images Coronavirus infections are in the US are growing towards a third peak.  Experts fear this could be the largest surge yet as Americans start spending more time indoors and pandemic fatigue sets in. The color-coded charts below show how to evaluate the riskiness of various activities. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The US reported more than 70,400 new COVID-19 cases o...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Risk, Public Health, United States, Oxford University, Murray, Trump, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Harvard Medical School, Christopher Murray, Aria Bendix


A massive legal fight still hangs over the Aliso Canyon gas leak, five years later

FIRST IN A SERIES  | ALISO CANYON: FIVE YEARS OF TUMULT Part one, today, Oct. 23: The leak spurred quite literally dozens of suits involving thousands of plaintiffs.Part two, coming Saturday, Oct. 24: An infographic offers a glimpse of the leak, the effort to cap it and energy consumption in California. The Aliso Canyon storage facility leak, which released an estimated 109,000 metric tons of natural gas into the air in and around the northwest San Fernando Valley, has led to a level of litiga...
Tags: Health, Business, News, California, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, Oliver, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Aliso Canyon, Porter Ranch, Socalgas


The other side of believing the science

In medicine, we define shared-decision making between the patient and physician as our gold standard ideal. Leveraging separate ideals is our standard of behavior. So what must it feel like to a patient of faith when his/her physician tells him/her “believe the science?” Scientific evidence and religious texts can both be manipulated to support a […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Vitamin therapy is for drips

It may be marketed by influencers, but intravenous vitamin therapy is not necessary and probably not worth the hype, experts say The post Vitamin therapy is for drips appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Las Vegas, Black Mirror, Malnutrition, University of Stellenbosch, Clicks, Top Six, South Africa (country, Dis-Chem, Association for Dietetics in South Africa, Intravenous vitamin therapy, IV Bar, Keri Rudolph, Nutrition Information Centre, Reviv medical spa, Sayed Mia


A Black man’s self-worth in medicine

Do you remember what you dreamed of becoming as an adult? I do, and I recall my father telling me I could be anything I wanted to be. My dreams were shattered as soon as I stepped into a prison and I am still trying to pick up the pieces of my self-worth. “Wait, you’re […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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A DO’s take on the FIGS faux pas

Most health care providers are aware of the FIGS scrubs advertisement that depicted a female physician with a DO badge holding a Medical Terminology for Dummies book upside down.  In one fell swoop, FIGS enraged the entire medical community causing backlash towards their company.  This ad mocking female osteopathic physicians sparked outrage.  Many in health […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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apologies to sir elton: itch, itch, the itch is back

Remember the severe hives I complained about? That condition is now officially chronic idiopathic urticaria. Translation: long-term hives of no known cause. After struggling through our mini-vacation in Victoria and Salt Spring Island, I called the dermatologist's office and pleaded my case. They very kindly squeezed me in as an emergency, on the day we were driving through that town -- saving us six hours of driving. I later learned it was the doctor's last day before his own vacation. Thank ...
Tags: Travel, Personal, Mental Health, Health Care, Victoria, Laura K, Salt Spring Island


WHO and Wikimedia Foundation expand public's access to most reliable information about COVID-19

The World Health Organization and the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that administers Wikipedia, announced today a collaboration to expand the public's access to the latest and most reliable information about COVID-19.
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A physician experiences unprofessional behavior. What happened next? [PODCAST]

“Setting: An impersonal, windowless conference room within a hospital Characters: A nurse in charge (NIC), a department chair (DC) and me (ME) NIC: Thank you for joining us to discuss the report you made of unprofessional behavior in the operating room. We’d like to start by letting you know that in this institution, we have a […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Seropositivity to SARS-CoV-2 among asymptomatic blood donors in New York

New York was the hardest-hit U.S. state during the peak of the outbreak in the country. Now, a team of researchers from the New York Blood Center and Serimmune, an immune intelligence company, aimed to determine the prevalence of seropositive people for the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes COVID-19, among healthy blood donors.
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New book discusses pharmacotherapeutic management of cardiovascular complications

Cardiovascular disease is a complexity of conditions comprising heart failure, cardiomyopathy, congenital heart disease and coronary heart disease etc. They impose severe health complications and remain challenge on treatments for the affected patients
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Study: Antiretroviral therapy fails to restore age-appropriate epigenetic patterns

Untreated HIV infection is linked with epigenetic changes that suggest rapid aging. A new study by UCLA researchers shows that antiretroviral therapy given over two years was unable to completely restore age-appropriate epigenetic patterns, leaving patients more susceptible to aging-related illnesses.
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Coronavirus Australia live updates: 800 people forced to self-isolate after outbreak at Melbourne college

Today’s meeting between federal, state and territory leaders will focus on removing social and border restrictions to jumpstart the economy. Follow liveFollow our global live blogFull Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by stateNSW cases map; Vic cases mapNSW hotspots list; Qld hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s weekly coronavirus email 1.35am BST Restrictions in New South Wales have also eased today, with 30 people now allowed to gather outdoors, group bookings at ho...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Annastacia Palaszczuk, Australian economy


Preventive antimalarial treatments drastically reduce malaria infections among school children

With nearly half of the world's population at risk for life-threatening malaria infections, University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) researchers and their colleagues identified an important public health measure to control the disease.
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'Mini-lungs' can provide important insights into how COVID-19 damages the lungs

'Mini-lungs' grown from tissue donated to Cambridge hospitals has provided a team of scientists from South Korea and the UK with important insights into how COVID-19 damages the lungs.
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