When My Dad Turned Off the Internet

The pandemic tension in my house reached its peak this summer the night my dad switched off the Wi-Fi. He claimed that “You spend too much time on your phones and not enough time with the family! I never had the internet when I was your age; we used to play on the streets.” With…

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A One-Word Answer to the Scattergories Card

When Dr. Isaac Jonathan Pomeraniec met Danielle Chelminsky online in July 2018, he was working at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, Va. He was not expected in Washington until the start of 2019, as part of a seven-year joint residency program between the University of Virginia and the National Institutes of Health,…

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Teachers Find a Snow-Day Snack at Safeway

A snowstorm had blanketed much of the East Coast in December 2016, including Baltimore, where Mackenzie Brown, studying for a master’s degree in severe and profound disabilities at Johns Hopkins University, took a Facebook break. “There was nowhere to go, and not much to do,” said Ms. Brown, now 27 and a special-education teacher at…

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More in Common Than It Seemed on Paper

Jessica Frogge and Dr. Saif Rathore didn’t initially seem to have much in common. She is Irish Catholic and grew up on the family farm outside Chicago. He is a naturalized citizen who is Muslim, was born in Pakistan and raised in Toronto, Canada’s biggest city. But a closer look quickly revealed that the two…

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Carnivore Diet

Carnivore Diet: Everything You Need to Know

Heck yes, you’re interested in the carnivore diet. Let’s face it. Vegetables suck. You haven’t liked them since the first time your mom served you bland, microwaved broccoli. You’re tired of having to starve yourself and eat like a rabbit when you want to be healthy. Well, I’m here to tell you that you don’t…

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Key priorities for transplant and living donor advocacy during COVID-1

(LOS ANGELES) — In a newly published paper, the authors first paint the vision of what optimal patient advocacy can do to overcome the challenges described by kidney transplant patients and donors, and then describe how to make that vision a reality, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Amy Waterman, Deputy Director at the Terasaki…

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Does the COVID-19 cytokine storm exist?

Does the COVID-19 cytokine storm exist? Inflammatory proteins, also known as cytokines, play a crucial role in the immune response. If this immune response is too strong, a phenomenon known as «cytokine storm», it can cause harm to the patient. It has been thought that a cytokine storm contributes to disease severity in patients with…

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Psychological abuse: obstetric care must delve deeper

As domestic violence skyrockets amid COVID-19, women’s health experts are calling for compulsory training of obstetric health practitioners to ensure they can recognise the signs of coercive control for women in their care. The recommendation follows new research by the University of South Australia and the University Melbourne that identifies the vital role that health…

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The Lancet: Preliminary results from Russian trials of vaccine candidates reported

The new paper reports the findings of two open-label, non-randomised phase 1/2 trials looking at a frozen formulation and a freeze-dried formulation of a two-part vaccine. The two-part vaccine included two adenovirus vectors — recombinant human adenovirus type 26 (rAd26-S) and recombinant human adenovirus type 5 (rAd5-S) In the phase 1 part of each trial,…

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