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‘It’s broken me into a million pieces’: six months on from Samoa’s deadly measles outbreak – The Guardian

In the shadow of the epidemic that claimed the lives of 83 children, families live with constant reminders of loss. Words by Jacqui Thornton. Photographs by Tom Maguire

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We need to Close the Gap on health. But even official dietary advice disadvantages Indigenous people – The Conversation AU

Australian official guidelines need to reflect culturally safe dietary advice or risk worsening Indigenous people’s health.

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Recently announced Closing the Gap targets aim to improve the health and well-being of Indigenous people.
But if thats to happen, we need to provide health advice suitable for First Nations Australians.
That includes providing culturally safe dietary advice, and acknowledging the difficulties some Indigenous people face in reliably accessingsome foods recommended by official dietary guidelines.
If we dont, this will put Indigenous Australians at even higher risk of illness from a poor diet, w…

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Cats susceptible to and potential reservoirs for novel coronavirus – News-Medical.Net

The study published on the preprint server bioRxiv in August 2020 shows that this is indeed taking place, with pet cats being infected and passing on the infection to contacts. It also offers the chance to see how the disease progresses in a susceptible host.

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During the 2002-2004 severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-1) outbreak, cats living with patients were found to be infected and to transmit the virus. With the current COVID-19 pandemic caused by the similar severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), researchers from Kansas State University, Louisiana State University, and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have been looking into the possibility that the virus is also transmitted by domestic pets, es…

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COVID-19 should be treated as an acute inflammatory disease, Massey scientist says – News-Medical.Net

The COVID-19 pandemic has had detrimental effects on global infrastructure sectors, including economic, political, health care, education and research systems, and there is still no definitive treatment strategy for the disease.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had detrimental effects on global infrastructure sectors, including economic, political, health care, education and research systems, and there is still no definitive treatment strategy for the disease. A team of scientists, including VCU Massey Cancer Center researcher Masoud Manjili, D.V.M., Ph.D., conducted a comprehensive analysis of worldwide COVID-19 data to identify key strategies moving forward to develop effective therapeutics.
In a critical literature review,…

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