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Healing the Incurable: Teaching an Old Drug New Tricks to Fight… – AlKhaleej Today

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IIn May, PhD students funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) were invited to participate in the Max Perutz Science Writing Award 2020 and explain to the public why your research matters. Of the many entries received, the 10 that were shortlisted covered a variety of topics, including motor neuron disease, self-harm, babies pain experiences and bone loss as a result of space travel.
The essays were judged by the observerIan Tucker, Roger Highfield from the Science Museum, Prof. Fiona Watt …

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Covid-19: ‘Major outbreak’ at Christchurch isolation facility housing dozens of international fishermen – Stuff.co.nz

Hundreds of international fishermen are thought to be isolating at the hotel, which is now in lockdown.

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Eleven international seamen have tested positive for Covid-19 days after arriving in Christchurch.
Stuff previously reported about 440 fishermen from Russia and Ukraine were due to arrive on two flights chartered by fishing companies the first of which is thought to have touched down from Moscow via Singapore on Friday.
Many of the 237 people onboard have been isolating at the Sudima Hotel, near Christchurch Airport, since their arrival.
A Ministry of Health spokeswoman said there were 11 p…

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OMA announces availability of updated Pediatric Obesity Algorithm – News-Medical.Net

The Obesity Medicine Association today announced the immediate availability of the 2020-2022 Pediatric Obesity Algorithm, which includes new information for cli…

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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 19 2020
The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) today announced the immediate availability of the 2020-2022 Pediatric Obesity Algorithm, which includes new information for clinicians such as specific considerations for special populations, nutritional recommendations for patients with obesity and adiposity-related diseases, and advanced therapies for pediatric obesity.
Childhood obesity, particularly in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, presents a seri…

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Hundreds of Victoria hotel quarantine guests must be screened for HIV over blood testing contamination fears – The Guardian

Authorities reveal blood glucose test devices were incorrectly used on 243 people, necessitating screenings for blood-borne diseases

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More than 200 people who went through hotel quarantine in Victoria must be screened for HIV amid fears of cross-contamination from incorrect usage of blood glucose test devices.
Several such devices were used on multiple people in quarantine between 29 March and 20 August, necessitating screenings for blood-borne diseases such as hepatitis B and C and HIV.
These monitors, which take a small sample of blood from a fingertip, are intended for repeated use by only one person. While the needle is …

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