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Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-06-05
Mayo Clinic in Rochester and at its Health System sites continue to offer patients, visitors and staff additional convenient opportunities to be vaccinated for COVID-19. All domestic and international patients, visitors and staff who want to be vaccinated for COVID-19 have a couple of opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week. Available COVID-19 …

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Dissecting COVID-19 research and putting data in perspective
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-06-05
The number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the U.S. continues to decline. However, cases of COVID-19 are increasing in younger populations. "It's becoming a childhood disease," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "Children have composed over 16,000 hospitalizations for COVID-19 and about 300 have died." …

[Correspondence] The CEPI centralised laboratory network: supporting COVID-19 vaccine development
Arun Kumar, Valentina Bernasconi, Mark Manak, Ana Paula de Almeida Aranha, Paul A Kristiansen | thelancet.com | 2021-06-05
With a wide range of COVID-19 vaccine development platforms and extensive variability between laboratory assays, comparison of results for vaccine trials can be challenging.1 The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) has established a global network of laboratories to centralise testing and enable comparison of immunological responses generated by COVID-19 vaccines. The CEPI centralised laboratory network aims to enable key immunogenicity and efficacy endpoint evaluation, support COVID-19 vaccine developers in the pathway towards licensure, and help the identification of immune correlates of prot…

California Is Still Averaging About 34 New COVID Outbreaks in Workplaces Per Day
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-06-05
This article was originally published at Labor Notes. | Foster Farms was fined $181,500 on May 24, 2021 by the California Division of Occupational Health and Safety (Cal/OSHA) for failing to protect workers from Covid-19 at its Livingston poultry plant and distribution center near Fresno, and for failing to report all infections. At least eight Foster Farms workers die…

Ramdev Baba: Icon of 'New India'
Badri Raina | zcomm.org | 2021-06-05
Does the Baba use a mask? No. Has he taken a vaccine shot? No. Has the virus made any difference to his well-being? A resounding no. What more is needed to disprove the hollow claims of allopathy?>…

Infographic: Cardiac ablation
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-06-05
Learn more about cardiac ablation.More healthtip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com

Consumer Health: Understanding atypical depression
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-06-05
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about dealing with atypical depression. Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It affects how you feel, think and behave, and it can lead to emotional and physical problems. For some …

Supporting rural communities across southern Minnesota with a mobile health clinic
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-06-05
A mobile health clinic will launch this summer in southern Minnesota and offer a new way for patients in rural communities to connect with Mayo Clinic Health System, expanding access to Mayo Clinic care. ____________________________________________________________ ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Health System will launch a new mobile health clinic that will expand services by increasing …

Mayo Clinic to Offer National Cancer Survivors Day Video Series
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-06-05
ROCHESTER, Minn. — To celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is offering a series of free videos on cancer survivorship topics presented by health care experts and cancer survivors throughout the month of June. "Beginning on Sunday, June 6, and continuing every Monday in June, we will release a different video on a …

Consumer Health: Summer eating with celiac disease
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-06-05
With summer nearly here, thoughts turn to summer eating, including potlucks, picnics at the beach and celebrations. In addition to concerns about food safety and keeping sand out of the fruit salad, people with celiac disease need to be careful of gluten along the way. If someone with celiac disease will be at your summer …

Infographic: Overhead and throwing athlete
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-06-05
Learn more about sports medicine.?Other health tip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com?

Consumer Health: Treating osteoporosis
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-06-05
May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about this bone disease, which affects approximately 10 million Americans, according to the Office on Women's Health. Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses, such as bending over …

Science Saturday: How regenerative medicine is advancing ALS research
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-06-05
May is?ALS Awareness Month, a time to reflect on the role of regenerative medicine research in advancing understanding and treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?(ALS) or Lou Gehrig's disease. This neurodegenerative disorder causes nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord to die, blocking signals to the muscles. That results in paralysis that robs a person …

Consumer Health: Understanding migraine headaches
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-06-05
June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about migraines. Migraine headaches can cause severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on one side of the head, often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. A migraine usually lasts from four to …

Consumer Health: Men's health threats and strategies for healthier living
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-06-05
Do you know the greatest threats to men's health? Do you know what you can do to lower your risks and lead a longer, healthier life? June is Men's Health Month, which makes this a good time to explore these topics. Three of the top causes of death among men in the U.S. are heart …

[Correspondence] Data on diabetes-specific distress are needed to improve the quality of diabetes care — Authors' reply
Juliana C N Chan, Lee-Ling Lim, Jonathan E Shaw, Carlos A Aguilar-Salinas, Edward W Gregg, Lancet Commission on diabetes | thelancet.com | 2021-06-05
We fully agree with Jane Speight and colleagues' emphasis on the need to assess and manage diabetes-specific distress. In our Commission,1 we addressed, in no fewer than ten places, the possible causative and amplifying effects of psychosocial stress on diabetes self-management and disease control, and highlighted many of the contributing factors, such as rapid rural–urban migration, living conditions, social disparity, economics, work, family, and interpersonal relationships.Acknowledging the importance of diabetes-specific distress arising from worries about the condition's nature and quality of care, the…

[Perspectives] Mary Gospodarowicz: focused on oncology's unfinished agenda
Richard Lane | thelancet.com | 2021-06-05
Marie Curie once said: "One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done", and these words have been at the heart of Mary Gospodarowicz's approach to her career in oncology during the past four decades. Gospodarowicz is Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, and the University of Toronto, Canada. Most of her career has been based at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, including her role as its medical director from 2005 until 2020.

[Correspondence] Data on diabetes-specific distress are needed to improve the quality of diabetes care
Jane Speight, Norbert Hermanns, Dominic Ehrmann, PsychoSocial Aspects of Diabetes Study Group of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes | thelancet.com | 2021-06-05
We commend the Lancet Commission on diabetes1 but the section on comorbidities and mental health is limited to psychiatric comorbidities. Mental wellbeing is not simply the absence of mental disorders.2 Diabetes-specific distress is the negative emotional impact of living with and managing diabetes, a sign of coping difficulties. Diabetes-specific distress is very common, affecting around a third of people with diabetes.3 We suggest that ignoring diabetes-specific distress contributes to the suboptimal outcomes highlighted by the Commission.

The early impact of COVID-19 on primary care psychological therapy services: A descriptive time series of electronic healthcare records
Clarissa Bauer-Staeb, Alice Davis, Theresa Smith, Wendy Wilsher, David Betts, Chris Eldridge, Emma Griffith, Julian Faraway, Katherine S. Button | thelancet.com | 2021-06-04
Services appeared to adapt to provide continuity of care in mental healthcare. However, patients accessing services reduced, potentially placing a future burden on service. Despite the observational nature of the data, the present study can inform the planning of service provision and policy.

[Research Paper] Opioid use disorder and health service utilization among COVID-19 patients in the US: A nationwide cohort from the Cerner Real-World Data
Fares Qeadan, Benjamin Tingey, Rona Bern, Christina A Porucznik, Kevin English, Ali I. Saeed, Erin Fanning Madden | thelancet.com | 2021-06-04
This study suggests people with OUD and COVID-19 often require higher levels of care, and OUD patients who are younger or not using medication treatment for OUDs are particularly vulnerable to death due to COVID-19.

Hyperimmune anti-COVID-19 IVIG (C-IVIG) treatment in severe and critical COVID-19 patients: A phase I/II randomized control trial
Shaukat Ali, Syed Muneeb Uddin, Elisha Shalim, Muneeba Ahsan Sayeed, Fatima Anjum, Farah Saleem, Sheikh Muhammad Muhaymin, Ayesha Ali, Mir Rashid Ali, Iqra Ahmed, Tehreem Mushtaq, Sadaf Khan, Faisal Shahab, Shobha Luxmi, Suneel Kumar, Habiba Arain, Mujtaba Khan, Abdul Samad Khan, Hamid Mehmood, Abdur Rasheed, Ashraf Jahangeer, SaifUllah Baig, Saeed Quraishy | thelancet.com | 2021-06-04
Administration of C-IVIG in severe and critical COVID-19 patients was safe, increased the chance of survival and reduced the risk of disease progression.

[Research Paper] Convalescent plasma therapy in patients with moderate-to-severe COVID-19: A study from Indonesia for clinical research in low- and middle-income countries
Marliana S. Rejeki, Nana Sarnadi, Retno Wihastuti, Vininta Fazharyasti, Wisvici Y. Samin, Frilasita A. Yudhaputri, Edison Johar, Neni Nurainy, Novilia S. Bachtiar, David H. Muljono | thelancet.com | 2021-06-04
This study highlights the safety of CP therapy. Although improvements were observed, we could not conclude that the outcomes were solely due to CP treatment. Further randomised controlled trials that cover different disease stages with pre-donation NAb measurements using locally applicable strategies are warranted.

Headlines for June 4, 2021
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-06-04
Activists Call U.S. Plan to Ship 25 Million COVID Vaccine Doses Abroad "Deeply Insufficient", WHO Warns of Surging COVID-19 Cases in Africa as Vaccine Shipments Come to "Near Halt", Chinese Authorities Ban Hong Kong Vigil Commemorating Tiananmen Massacre, Arrest Organizer, Peruvian Presidential Runoff Pits Ex-Dictator's Daughter Against Socialist School Teacher, 89 Politicians Killed in Run-up to Mexican Midterm Elections, Lawyers for Guantánamo Prisoner Challenge Judge's Order Permitting Use of Info Obtained by Torture, Watchdog Says Pentagon Grossly Misrepresented Civilian Casualties from U.S. Military, U.N. Sa…

U.S. Finally Offers to Send Vaccines Abroad, But Lack of Global Plan Leaves Poorer Nations in Crisis
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-06-04
The Biden administration on Thursday announced that the U.S. will donate 25 million surplus doses of COVID-19 vaccines to developing countries, pledging to donate a total of 80 million doses by July. Economist Jeffrey Sachs says rich countries have enough production capacity to speed up vaccine distribution and immunize the whole world within the next year. "There's massive supply, but there's no plan for allocation," he says. We also speak with South African health justice activist Fatima Hassan, who says the global vaccine imbalance comes down to political will. "Even now countries are still sitting around a ta…

More than half of UK adults fully vaccinated … but Britain isn't out of the woods yet
Editorial Team | challenge-magazine.org | 2021-06-04
As of Thursday (3 June 2021), 26,422,303 people across the UK have received both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, also confirmed that three quarters of UK adults have had their first jab. One of the few achievements in an otherwise disastrous response from the UK Government over the last 15 months.

[Research Paper] Initial observations on age, gender, BMI and hypertension in antibody responses to SARS-CoV-2 BNT162b2 vaccine
Raul Pellini, Aldo Venuti, Fulvia Pimpinelli, Elva Abril, Giovanni Blandino, Flaminia Campo, Laura Conti, Armando De Virgilio, Federico De Marco, Enea Gino Di Domenico, Ornella Di Bella, Simona Di Martino, Fabrizio Ensoli, Diana Giannarelli, Chiara Mandoj, Valentina Manciocco, Paolo Marchesi, Francesco Mazzola, Silvia Moretto, Gerardo Petruzzi, Fabrizio Petrone, Barbara Pichi, Martina Pontone, Jacopo Zocchi, Antonello Vidiri, Branka Vujovic, Giulia Piaggio, Aldo Morrone, Gennaro Ciliberto | thelancet.com | 2021-06-04
: Literature data suggests that age, gender and body mass index (BMI) could be associated with difference in immune responses to vaccines. The first goal of the study was to analyze the antibody titre seven days after the second dose of BNT162b2 vaccine in a group of 248 healthcare workers (HCWs). The second goal was to analyze how antibody titre changes in correlation with age, gender, BMI and hypertension.

[Research Paper] Echocardiography for latent rheumatic heart disease in first degree relatives of children with acute rheumatic fever: Implications for active case finding in family members
Nicola Culliford-Semmens, Elizabeth Tilton, Nigel Wilson, John Stirling, Robert Doughty, Thomas Gentles, Briar Peat, Eliazar Dimalapang, Rachel Webb | thelancet.com | 2021-06-04
RHD prevalence in siblings and parents of ARF cases is significantly greater than in comparable background populations. The contribution of hereditary versus environmental risk factors remains uncertain. We recommend targeted echocardiographic case-finding among siblings and parents of ARF/RHD cases in order to detect previously unrecognized latent RHD.

70-year-old coffee-killing fungus brought back to life to fight the disease
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-06-04
Researchers have re-animated specimens of a fungus that causes coffee wilt to discover how the disease evolved and how its spread can be prevented.

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