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Sunday, 25 October 2020

FDA to let AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine trials resume in the US

FDA will let US trials of AstraZeneca and Oxford’s coronavirus vaccine resume – as reports emerge that it WORKS FDA regulators said on Friday that AstraZeneca can resume the US arm of its trial of Oxford University’s coronavirus vaccine  A University of Bristol study found that the vaccine triggers the…

A deep look inside La Clínica de La Raza’s virtual Epic go-live

La Clínica de La Raza is a nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Center with 49 years of experience providing comprehensive, culturally competent clinical and community health services. The mission of La Clínica is to improve the quality of life of the diverse communities it serves by providing culturally appropriate, high-quality accessible healthcare for…

Breast Cancer Surgery Feasible for Most Fit Older Women

FRIDAY, Oct. 23, 2020 — The majority of older women can tolerate surgery for operable breast cancer, according to a study presented at the European Breast Cancer Conference, held virtually from Oct. 2 to 3. Lynda Wyld, M.B.Ch.B., Ph.D., from University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom, and colleagues analyzed…

SARS-CoV-2 antibodies detectable up to seven months post COVID-19 onset

A new study led by Marc Veldhoen, principal investigator at Instituto de Medicina Molecular João Lobo Antunes (iMM; Portugal) with an interdisciplinary team of clinicians and researchers from Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa (FMUL) and Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte (CHLN) and collaborators at Instituto Português do Sangue e…

Workplace interruptions lead to physical stress

Using an experiment conducted in a simulated group office environment, ETH researchers have proved for the first time that repeated workplace interruptions cause the body to increase the release of stress hormones. And they do so to a higher degree than the perceived psychological stress. According to the Job Stress…

How the appreciation of beauty can foster perceptual learning

“Stopping” and “seeing” are crucial components of many types of meditative practices, including Buddhist Zen meditation. In fact, these practices typically entail ceasing all activities to observe the thoughts, feelings and sensations arising at a given time, as well as sounds or other sensory stimuli in one’s surrounding environment. In…

Studies show negative effects of surgical cancelations and postponements

A pair of University of Manitoba studies show the detrimental impact on patients’ physical and mental health caused by surgical cancelations and postponements. These findings are especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic because of heightened surgical scheduling difficulties. “There’s a lot of implications for difficulties in accessing surgical care not…

Restrictions tightened, but no new virus lockdown in Belgium

Belgian Prime minister Alexander De Croo stopped short Friday of imposing another full lockdown, as the country did in March, but introduced a series of new restrictive measures as the number of COVID-19-related hospital admissions and deaths continues to soar. Already severely hit during the first wave of the pandemic,…

Cord blood DNA can hold clues for early autism diagnosis and intervention

A new study led by UC Davis MIND Institute researchers found a distinct DNA methylation signature in the cord blood of newborns who were eventually diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This signature mark spanned DNA regions and genes linked to early fetal neurodevelopment. The findings may hold clues for…