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Law Enforcement Officers (LEOs), firefighters, and other first responders are at an increased risk of contracting severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection, even more so than first-line workers like healthcare professionals. However, the former groups have a relatively low coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine uptake. Study: High Burden of COVID-19 among Unvaccinated Law
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Spot the signs, and address gambling addiction before it gets out of hand The gambling industry in the UK is colossal, with The Gambling Commission’s most recent published statistics showing that gambling companies had a total gross yield of £5.9 billion between April and September 2020. The feeling of winning is pleasurable and addictive, something
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Now that the World Health Organization (WHO) has classified omicron as a variant of concern, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is strongly encouraging everyone to follow its prevention strategies to hamper the possible spread of the virus in the country.  Variant Of Concern After carefully assessing the specific mutations and behavior of the
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When skies were blue and air pollution was reduced during stay-at-home lockdowns in the United States at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, fewer ST-elevation myocardial infarctions (STEMI) occurred, a new study suggests. The researchers examined the link between air pollution and STEMI in 29 US states from January 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020,
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George Q. Daley will assume leadership role at HMS on Jan. 1 Read the full story at http://hms.harvard.edu/news/new-dean-faculty-medicine Like Harvard Medical School on Facebook: https://goo.gl/4dwXyZ Follow on Twitter: https://goo.gl/GbrmQM Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/s1w4up Follow on LinkedIn: https://goo.gl/04vRgY
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President Joe Biden said Monday he is directing federal agencies to be prepared to move as quickly as possible to approve additional vaccines or boosters tailored to shield against the new omicron coronavirus variant. The current Covid vaccines are believed to provide at least some protection from the heavily mutated omicron strain, and booster shots
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There are a ton of different mattresses in today’s market, so it wouldn’t be surprising to hear that you feel a little overwhelmed by the multitude of choices out there. Regardless of what kind of sleeper you are, though – a side sleeper, a back sleeper, a stomach sleeper, or a combo sleeper – The BitBag team has
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An ongoing remote digital care program to manage hypertension and hypercholesterolemia delivered by non-physicians can be effective, results from the first 10,000 patients demonstrate. Lead investigator Alexander J. Blood, MD, reported these study findings in a late-breaking session at the virtual American Heart Association (AHA) 2021 Scientific Sessions. Researchers delivered promising interim results in 5000
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A team of UK-based scientists has recently evaluated the effectiveness of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines in preventing household transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in England. Their findings indicate that the vaccines effectively reduce transmission of SARS-CoV-2 alpha and delta variants from breakthrough infections in the household setting, despite having reduced
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Our Flame of Hope Awards are an annual celebration of our most dedicated volunteers and supporters, many of whom have powerful personal reasons for going above and beyond to support our pioneering science. In this article, we hear from this year’s Philanthropy category award winners, who tell us why they’ve devoted time, effort and millions
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The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has demanded a lot from public health authorities in terms of pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical interventions to prevent severe disease, hospitalization, and death. While these interventions have proven immensely useful in keeping the general public aware of the consequences and adverse effects of not adhering to existing protocols, the immigrant communities
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They’ve been making our lives easier all year, and now is our opportunity to give back to those in the service industry It’s the season of giving, and also a time to reflect on the things that we are most grateful for. Throughout the year, there are people who make our everyday lives run a
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The mind and body are closely connected. Studies show there is a link between physical and mental health. Stress, anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders have been associated with heart conditions, immune deficiencies, and numerous other conditions. Credits: Lead Image: Dreamstime Medscape Reader Polls © 2021  Cite this: Do You Discuss Mental Health With Your Patients? - Medscape - Nov 24, 2021.
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies during the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing titled Next Steps: The Road Ahead for the COVID-19 Response, in Dirksen Building on Thursday, November 4, 2021. Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images Americans need to be
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From a fit, healthy, and confident husband and dad to being unable to walk or function, chronic pain and mental ill-health very nearly overwhelmed Ian. But, thanks to the incredible support of his family and a reignited passion for cooking, he’s found the recipe for resilience I had never heard of fibromyalgia, nor thought that
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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first treatment for post-transplant cytomegalovirus (CMV) that is resistant to other drugs. The treatment, maribavir (Livtencity), is approved for adults and children 12 years and older who weigh at least 35 kg (77 pounds). There are an estimated 200,000 adult transplants every year globally. CMV, a type of
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Weill Cornell Medicine has received a $1.27 million grant from the United States Department of Defense (DoD) to develop treatment for a rare but devastating eye condition largely affecting military personnel who suffer traumatic eye injuries in combat. Under the three-year grant, investigators will test the safety and effectiveness of two newly developed antibodies to
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The appearance of objects can often change. For example, in dim evenings or fog, the contrast of the objects decreases, making it difficult to distinguish them. However, after repeatedly encountering specific objects, the brain can identify them even if they become indistinct. The exact mechanism contributing to the perception of low-contrast familiar objects remains unknown.
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(Reuters Health) – Women with newly diagnosed ovarian cancer and a BRCA mutation see sustained benefits in progression free survival rates after two years of maintenance olaparib therapy, a clinical trial analysis suggests. The study focused on women with BRCA mutations and newly-diagnosed advanced high grade serous or endometrioid ovarian cancer who had a complete
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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – For patients with metastatic melanoma, triplet therapy with atezolizumab and vemurafenib plus cobimetinib provides significant survival benefits over vemurafenib plus cobimetinib alone, but the regimen may not be cost-effective, researchers say. “Economic evaluation is an important component to assess the incremental value of newly approved cancer treatments,” Dr. Chao Cai
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