August 2021 / 50 posts found

Wild U.S. deer found with coronavirus antibodies

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White-tailed deer, a species found in every U.S. state except Alaska, appear to be contracting the coronavirus in the wild, according to the first study to search for evidence of an outbreak in wild deer. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) analyzed blood samples from more than 600 deer in Michigan, Illinois, New York, and Pennsylvania over the past decade, and they discovered that 40 percent of the 152 wild deer tested from January through March 2021 had antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Another three deer from January 2020 also had antibodies. Their presence means […]

Can COVID-19 lead to diabetes? Here’s what you need to know

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During the spring of 2020, physicians in New York City, the U.S. epicenter of the pandemic at the time, noticed a considerable number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 had too much sugar in their blood, a condition called hyperglycemia that is a signature feature of diabetes. “[My colleagues and I] found it very challenging to control the blood glucose level of some COVID-19 patients, even those without a history of diabetes,” says stem cell biologist Shuibing Chen at Weill Cornell Medicine. More surprising, says Chen, was that some patients who did not have diabetes prior to the infection, developed new-onset […]

Washington, DC, murders surpass coronavirus deaths in July by nearly 3-to-1 ratio | Fox News

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Washington police chief Robert Contee shows his frustration as he reacts to Thursday’s shooting in a pedestrian-heavy area of the city. The number of homicides in Washington, D.C., surpassed coronavirus deaths in the city by a nearly 3-to-1 ratio in July as the nation’s capital continues to grapple with an uptick in murders.  There were 21 homicides throughout the month compared to eight coronavirus deaths, according to FOX5 DC.   “We’ve put a lot of resources and time into the COVID pandemic,” Trayon White, the councilman of Ward 8, said following the July 16 killing of 6-year-old Nyiah Courtney in his area, […]

Florida sees 21,000-plus coronavirus cases Saturday, breaking one-day record | Fox News

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis discusses his effort to protect his state’s freedom on ‘Unfiltered with Dan Bongino’ Florida on Saturday reported 21,683 new coronavirus cases, its highest one-day tally since the pandemic started – and a 50% jump over the last week, according to health officials.  Cases have ticked up around the country as businesses open up and the delta variant spreads but Florida accounts for around one-fifth of all cases in the U.S. Florida’s previous single-day record had been the 19,334 cases reported Jan. 7 this year before vaccines were widely available. Around 60% of Floridians age 12 and […]

Scientists develop pain-free blood sugar test for diabetics | Health News | Al Jazeera

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Australian scientists say they have developed pain-free blood sugar testing for diabetics, a non-invasive strip that checks glucose levels via saliva. For diabetics, managing their blood sugar levels typically means pricking their fingers multiple times a day with a lancet and then placing a drop of blood on a testing strip. Understandably, some diabetes sufferers avoid the painful process by minimising their tests. However, this latest test works by embedding an enzyme that detects glucose into a transistor that can then transmit the presence of glucose, according to Paul Dastoor, professor of physics at the University of Newcastle in Australia, […]

Extroverted, self-centred men less likely to comply with Covid restrictions, study suggests | Coronavirus | The Guardian

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People who do not comply with Covid-19 pandemic restrictions are mostly male, more extroverted and more likely to put their own self-interests above those of others, suggests a new study of behaviours internationally. University of Sydney researchers assessed behaviours and attitudes towards Covid regulations in 1,575 people in Australia, Canada, the UK, and the US between April and May last year, during the first wave of the pandemic. Their study, published in the journal Plos One, found that about 10% of people reported being non-compliant with restrictions. These individuals were less agreeable in personality and were also less open to […]

China races to curb Delta-fuelled COVID outbreak, worst in months | Coronavirus pandemic News | Al Jazeera

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Provinces across China have imposed tougher restrictions in an effort to racing to contain the country’s worst coronavirus outbreak in months, with health officials attributing the surge in COVID-19 infections to the highly contagious Delta variant. Authorities reported 328 symptomatic infections in July – almost equal to the total number of local cases from February to June. “The main strain circulating at present is the Delta variant … which poses an even greater challenge to virus prevention and control work,” Mi Feng, spokesman for the National Health Commission (NHC), said at a news briefing on Saturday. It came a day […]

Penny Marshall Dies At 75 From Diabetes | The Breast Cancer Site Blog

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Proper BCS greatergood_ctg_belowtitle Penny Marshall, beloved actress of the hit show Laverne & Shirley, has passed away from diabetes complications at age 75. She passed in her home in Hollywood Hills, California, on December 17, 2018. Penny was born Carole Penny Marshall on October 15, 1943, in the Bronx in New York. Her older sister Ronny and and older brother Garry both eventually became filmmakers, and her father was an industrial film director. Penny’s mother was a tap dance teacher. Penny’s entertainment career startied in 1968 when she played in How Sweet It Is! thanks in part to her brother […]

Oregon recommends masks as state tops 1,000 daily coronavirus cases, hospitalizations climb 25% overnight – oregonlive.com

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Oregon’s tenuous position against the coronavirus teetered further Tuesday as the state reported its highest daily case count in at least three months and a 25% single-day surge in people hospitalized with COVID-19, prompting state officials to recommend universal masking in indoor public spaces. The Oregon Health Authority reported 1,032 new confirmed and presumptive cases, a one-day total roughly equal to case counts for an entire week to start July. Meanwhile, state officials reported 259 people with COVID-19 are actively hospitalized, up 52 from Monday, the biggest daily jump since the start of the pandemic. “Today’s reported sharp rise in […]

Migrant child coronavirus outbreak: Whistleblowers say they were told to downplay infections at Fort Bliss | Fox News

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Former Acting ICE Director Tom Homan claims that DHS is underreporting border apprehensions Two federal whistleblowers are alleging that Department of Health and Human Services instructed them to downplay a coronavirus outbreak amongst migrant children being housed at a facility in Fort Bliss, Texas, earlier this year, according to a complaint filed Wednesday.  The complaint, which was sent to four Congressional committees and government watchdogs, was filed by the nonprofit Government Accountability Project on behalf of Arthur Pearlstein and Lauren Reinhold – who they say are “career federal civil servants” and “whistleblowers” who “served as volunteer detailees at the Fort Bliss Emergency Intake Site […]