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One out of four ICU patients in Orange County has COVID-19; state reports 430,000 cases, 470 deaths this week

3 days ago   |   By Orlando Sentinel

Cases and deaths increased this week in Florida as the omicron surge continues, according to the Florida Department of Health.
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The Entire Healthcare System Is on the Brink of Breakdown

The Entire Healthcare System Is on the Brink of Breakdown

3 days ago   |   By MedPage Today

America's hospitals and health systems are seeing rapid increases in inpatient and ICU admissions as the Omicron wave of COVID-19 sweeps the nation. With more than 55 million total cases to date in our country and a heartbreaking...
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Victoria records 25,526 new COVID cases as fourth vaccine dose remains an option

3 days ago   |   By Sydney Morning Herald

Authorities are weighing up whether a COVID-19 vaccine that specifically targets the highly mutated Omicron variant will be needed in Australia to stem an outbreak currently infecting tens of thousands of people a day.
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NSW records 48,768 new COVID cases and 20 deaths as police confirm Hillsong won't be fined

3 days ago   |   By Sydney Morning Herald

Police said they had decided not to issue a fine to the religious organisation after videos of attendees singing and dancing without masks at a youth camp sparked public outrage.
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Tuberculosis vaccine could assist future COVID-19 vaccine development

3 days ago   |   By ScienceDaily

A computational biologist is reporting that the tuberculosis vaccine, which could be associated with a reduced number and/or severity of COVID-19 cases, could assist future COVID-19 vaccine development.
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First study to detect Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 in maternal bloodstream and placenta in cases of stillbirth and pregnancy complications

3 days ago   |   By ScienceDaily

Data indicate that pregnant women with COVID-19 had an increased risk for stillbirth when the Delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus was the dominant strain in the United States. Researchers identified the Delta variant in the blood and placentas of several women with COVID-19 who had stillbirths and pregnancy complications.
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Even in mild cases, many older adults face mobility issues after COVID-19

Even in mild cases, many older adults face mobility issues after COVID-19

3 days ago   |   By Healio

Middle-aged and older adults with confirmed, probable or suspected COVID-19, even mild cases, experienced worsened mobility and functioning outcomes following infection, according to findings published in JAMA Network Open.
“The risk for mobility problems with COVID-19 was higher for older people, those with multiple chronic conditions, lower income, living in an apartment or condo , low physical activity and higher nutritional risk,” Marla K. Beauchamp, PhD, an assistant professor in the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University in Canada, told Healio.
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Emblematic birds carry the joke too far

Take your laughing birds right out of here. Read more ...

New tournament favourite Medvedev cruises into second round

The default top seed didn't blink after dropping his opening service game, taking the match 6-1, 6-4, 7-6(3). Read more ...

Machine learning model for prediction of COVID-19 patient mortality risk

A new preprint reports a novel machine learning model that purportedly predicts the mortality risk of COVID-19 in patients accurately and at an early stage of infection. Read more ...

Successful Kidney Transplants on The Rise

Successful Kidney Transplants on The Rise

Hundreds of less-than-perfect kidneys can still be transplanted safely and effectively each year. Read more ...

Tapping - A Proven Self-Applied Stress Intervention

Tapping - A Proven Self-Applied Stress Intervention

Self-applied stress-relief technique called Emotional Freedom Techniques or tapping may help ease the stress by stimulating specific acupressure points. Read more ...

‘It's amazing to be back': Australian Open better for Murray's second coming

The last rites were read over Andy Murray's career at Melbourne Park three years ago. On Tuesday, this Lazarus rose again. Read more ...

Sydney smashes January humidity records as La Nina nears its peak

Sydneysiders have been experiencing humidity levels up to 85 per cent in the mornings and dew points equivalent to those in Darwin. Read more ...

Thompson loses marathon, wildcard O'Connell celebrates win

Jordan Thompson fell in a brutal Australian Open five-setter against American Steve Johnson to continue a tale of hope and heartache for Australian men in the first round. Read more ...

Paying extra to NHS bosses does not boost quality of hospitals, study suggests 

Paying extra to NHS bosses does not boost quality of hospitals, study suggests 

Employing more health managers or paying them higher salaries does not improve the quality of NHS hospitals, a study suggests. Read more ...

All Starved: NRL clubs concerned about releasing players for All Stars

Club boss have expressed concerns about releasing players for the All Stars game and will seek detail from the NRL about their COVID protocols on Friday. Read more ...