In Indonesia, False Virus Cures Pushed by Those Who Should Know Better

First, Indonesia’s agriculture minister promoted wearing a necklace containing a eucalyptus potion to cure the coronavirus. Not to be outdone, the governor of Bali, a popular resort island, pushed his own remedy: inhaling the steam from boiled arak, a traditional alcohol made from coconuts. So-called influencers and self-styled experts have also pushed their own quack…

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The Lancet Public Health: UK and US healthcare workers report higher rates of COVID-19 compared to general population in early pandemic period

The authors say that health-care systems should ensure adequate availability of PPE and develop additional strategies to protect health-care workers from COVID-19, particularly those from Black, Asian, and minority ethnic backgrounds Frontline healthcare workers may have substantially higher risk of reporting a positive test for COVID-19 than people from the general population, according to an…

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Minimally invasive percutaneous treatment for osteoid osteoma of the spine

This research defines the new mini-invasive technique for the treatment of osteoid osteomas, which are benign but painful bone-forming tumors that usually involve long bones, with 10-20% of the cases having localization at the spine. The most common symptom in osteoid osteomas is back pain which is generally responding to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, but in…

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Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awards fellowships to 15 young scientists

Grants totaling nearly $3.5 million give early career investigators independence to pursue brave and bold cancer research. Fifteen scientists from across the country were named Damon Runyon Fellows. The recipients of this prestigious, four-year award are outstanding postdoctoral scientists conducting basic and translational cancer research in the laboratories of leading senior investigators. The Fellowship encourages…

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