Migrant Women to No Longer See Doctor Accused of Misconduct Migrant Women to No Longer See Doctor Accused of Misconduct
Immigration authorities have stopped sending detained women to a rural Georgia gynecologist accused of performing surgeries without consent, a government spokesman said Tuesday.Associated Press (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Researcher gets $1.95 million grant to study how gut bacteria cause decline of aging immune system
(Georgia State University) Dr. Leszek Ignatowicz, a professor in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University, has received a five-year, $1.95 million federal grant to study how changes in the microorganisms in the gut, referred to as intestinal microbiota, cause the immune system to decline as organisms get older. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Migrant women to no longer see doctor accused of misconduct
Immigration authorities have stopped sending detained women to a rural Georgia gynecologist accused of performing surgeries without consent (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

‘Where Are the Kids?’ School Is Back in Session, but Many Kindergarteners Are Missing
It didn’t take more than one day of virtual kindergarten for Ryan Greenberg’s 5-year-old daughter, Samantha, to break down in tears, begging to go back to regular school where she could see other kids face-to-face. “I’ll wear two masks,” she told him. But for Samantha, in Montclair, N.J., and for hundreds of thousands of other children across the country, school will continue to be remote for at least the first weeks of school due to the coronavirus pandemic. And while this school year has posed new challenges for students of all ages, it’s proving especially challenging for children ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Reilly Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Source Type: news

Scientists develop model to determine which US states are in a second wave of coronavirus
Thirteen states, such as California, Texas and Georgia, were found be in their first coronavirus waves with 31 states including Florida and Ohio determined to be battling their second bouts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes dramatically reduces the kidney's ability clean itself
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) The kidneys often become bulky and dysfunctional in diabetes, and now scientists have found that one path to this damage dramatically reduces the kidney's ability to clean up after itself. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 22, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Herd immunity an impractical strategy, study finds
(University of Georgia) Achieving herd immunity to COVID-19 is an impractical public health strategy, according to a new model developed by University of Georgia scientists. The study recently appeared in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

‘How Am I Going To Make It?’ Months of Eviction Uncertainty Are Taking a Toll on Millions of Families
Nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic, Marlenis Zambrano is out of money. A 48-year-old single mother in Virginia, she tried her best to get by after being furloughed from her Defense Department daycare job in March by selling homemade face masks and empanadas to help support her two dependent children, both in college. She twice applied for housing relief from Arlington County, but was denied because, at the time, she had $5,000 in savings intended for her daughter’s tuition. With that money long gone, Zambrano is living off her credit card, racking up $5,000 in charges to pay for her Arlington, Virginia apartment....
Source: TIME: Health - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alejandro de la Garza Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news

Availability of naloxone at rural Georgia pharmacies, 2019 - Nguyen JL, Gilbert LR, Beasley L, Brooks JJ, Elliott J, Smalley KB, Warren JC.
Introduction As a response to the ongoing opioid crisis, every US state has increased access to naloxone through a variety of expanded prescribing methods, such as standing orders or protocols.1 In Georgia, a standing order decrees that any individual m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

In reversal, Univ. of Georgia now wants to host early voting
The University of Georgia has reversed itself and says it wants to host an early voting precinct on campus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Preventing COVID-19 Outbreaks in Long-term Care Facilities Through Preemptive Testing of Residents and Staff Members - Fulton County, Georgia, March-May 2020
This report describes an analysis of facility-wide COVID-19 testing at long-term care facilities in Fulton County, Georgia, which found that active testing of staff and residents could help identify cases of COVID-19 early and prevent widespread infection. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - September 17, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease 2019 Source Type: news

Walmart To Launch More Healthcare ‘Super Centers’ In Florida, Georgia And Chicago
Walmart disclosed plans to open “Walmart Health” centers in Tampa, Florida and Chicago that feature an array of primary medical services, dental care, and behavioral health services as part of a new model being replicated beyond Georgia into other markets. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Business /business Retail /retail pharma Source Type: news

Scientists explore the obesity paradox, cardiovascular risk of HIV
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) The newer generation of HIV drugs have turned the once-lethal infection into a chronic condition, and cardiovascular disease has emerged as the leading cause of death in these individuals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Whistleblower: Forced Hysterectomies, COVID Spread at ICE Facility Whistleblower: Forced Hysterectomies, COVID Spread at ICE Facility
The complaint is largely based on information from whistleblower Dawn Wooten, LPN, who worked at the center. A group of watchdog organizations, including Georgia Detention Watch, filed the complaint.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Alert Source Type: news

College Professors Made Models Showing How Bad COVID-19 Would Be on Campus. Some Administrators Ignored Them
Who thought it would be a good idea to move thousands of teenagers and young adults across the country to college campuses, where, unencumbered by parental supervision, many college kids did what college kids do? Actually, Nigel Goldenfeld and Sergei Maslov, two University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign physics researchers, thought they had it figured out. They created a predictive model for the campus, which showed that with a robust, twice-a-week testing program for students, faculty and staff who are regularly on campus, a mask mandate and an app for contact tracing, COVID-19 cases could be kept below 500 people for th...
Source: TIME: Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Victoria Knight / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Massachusetts Has Highest Vaccination Rate In America, Report Says
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Vaccines Source Type: news

Hitchhiking seeds pose substantial risk of nonnative plant invasions
(USDA Forest Service‑ Southern Research Station) A team of researchers from the USDA Forest Service, Arkansas State University, and other organizations conducted a study over two seasons at the Port of Savannah, Georgia to inventory nonnative plant seeds that entered the U.S. on refrigerated shipping containers; determine their viability as potential invasive species; and propose strategies for reducing risk to native ecosystems and agricultural commodities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

$3 million National Eye Institute grant supports growth of vision research at MCG, AU
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) A $3 million National Eye Institute grant is enabling the critical infrastructure necessary to grow research initiatives in major vision-robbing conditions at the Medical College of Georgia and Augusta University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Disney filmed Mulan in Xinjiang, which is full of concentration camps where political prisoners are having their organs harvested
(Natural News) The Walt Disney Corporation is back in the news after it was revealed that its new live-action remake of Mulan was filmed in Xinjiang, a province in communist China that is jam-packed with Uyghur Muslim concentration camps. After earlier threatening to cease all business in Georgia due to the state’s efforts to protect... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 infections leap again at University of Georgia
Coronavirus infections have continued to spread at the University of Georgia, with the school reporting more than 1,400 new cases of COVID-19 in the past week (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Parents and other caregivers are more stressed and in poorer health due to pandemic, report finds
When Raquel Minina's 11-year-old son Syrus came home from school in Paulding County, Georgia, last week with a sore throat, runny nodse and diarrhea, she was devastated. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Virtual tourism could offer new opportunities for travel industry, travelers
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) A new proposal for virtual travel, using advanced mathematical techniques and combining livestream video with existing photos and videos of travel hotspots, could help revitalize an industry that has been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic, according to researchers at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on CORE, a non-profit co-founded by actor Sean Penn, and how they helped address the need for Covid-19 testing in the state of Georgia. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liberia: New Georgia Health Center in Deplorable Condition
[New Dawn] -patients, nurses cry out for support (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Researchers redesign the face mask to improve comfort and protection
(Georgia Institute of Technology) Imagine a reusable face mask that protects wearers and those around them from SARS-CoV-2, is comfortable enough to wear all day, and stays in place without frequent adjustment. Based on decades of experience with filtration and textile materials, Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have designed a new mask intended to do just that -- and are providing the plans so individuals and manufacturers can make it. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Systems biological assessment of immunity to mild versus severe COVID-19 infection in humans
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) represents a global crisis, yet major knowledge gaps remain about human immunity to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). We analyzed immune responses in 76 COVID-19 patients and 69 healthy individuals from Hong Kong and Atlanta, Georgia, United States. In the peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of COVID-19 patients, we observed reduced expression of human leukocyte antigen class DR (HLA-DR) and proinflammatory cytokines by myeloid cells as well as impaired mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling and interferon-α (IFN-α) production by pla...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 3, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Arunachalam, P. S., Wimmers, F., Mok, C. K. P., Perera, R. A. P. M., Scott, M., Hagan, T., Sigal, N., Feng, Y., Bristow, L., Tak-Yin Tsang, O., Wagh, D., Coller, J., Pellegrini, K. L., Kazmin, D., Alaaeddine, G., Leung, W. S., Chan, J. M. C., Chik, T. S. Tags: Immunology, Microbiology r-articles Source Type: news

Brain estrogen is key to brain protection when oxygen is low
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) When the brain isn't getting enough oxygen, estrogen produced by neurons in both males and females hyperactivates another brain cell type called astrocytes to step up their usual support and protect brain function. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CVS didn't tell customers their prescriptions were filled by a COVID-19-positive staff member 
Management at a CVS pharmacy store in Georgia allegedly told employees to track medications filled by an employee who tested positive for coronavirus and to pull them from shelves (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Microgel immuno-acceptance method could improve pancreatic islet transplant success
(Georgia Institute of Technology) Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and University of Missouri have developed a new microgel drug delivery method that could extend the effectiveness of pancreatic islet transplantations -- from several years to possibly the entire lifespan of a recipient. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Traumatic brain injuries in children in practice of pediatric hospital in Georgia - Chikhladze N, Kereselidze M, Burkadze E, Axobadze K, Chkhaberidze N.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and permanent disability in children and adolescents. Study of TBI with reliable and high-quality data represents the basis for effective strategies for injury prevention. The database of the Nationa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Georgia State researchers developing deep learning framework to map brain disorders
(Georgia State University) Georgia State University researchers are working to harness deep learning and artificial intelligence to learn more about how mental illness and other disorders affect the brain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'WHATS POPPIN' remakes by 2 Georgia teachers go viral
Two Georgia teachers have gone viral for filming their own versions of Jack Harlow’s popular rap song ‘WHATS POPPIN (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Republican National Convention 2020: Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler on re-nominating Trump
Denied coveted speaking slots during televised prime-time programming, some of Georgia’s most prominent Republican lawmakers instead... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Atlas Senior Living acquires three Georgia communities
The Birmingham-based company is continuing a growth pattern in the Southeast. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 26, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Stephanie Rebman Source Type: news

Georgia is among worst states in the nation for new Covid-19 cases but the governor is defending his strategy
Amid pressure to decrease the number of coronavirus infections in Georgia, which are among the worst in the nation over the last two weeks, a spokeswoman for the governor pushed back on questions about a lack of progress made in combating Covid-19 in the state. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researcher gets $100,000 COVID-19 grant to study enzymes critical for SARS-CoV-2 replication
(Georgia State University) Dr. Christopher Basler, professor and director of the Center for Microbial Pathogenesis in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University, has received a $100,000 COVID-19 Fast Grant to study enzymes that are critical for the replication of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 26, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

DeVos softens position on schools reopening in Georgia visit
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is softening earlier comments that called for schools to reopen for in-person instruction for all (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Seeing clearly after multiple misdiagnoses
After several misdiagnoses, Sandy Blue was on the verge of losing her eyesight. But, thanks to a team of experts at Mayo Clinic and the recommendation that she try a new cancer drug, the Georgia native is seeing clearing once again. ________________________________________ Sandy Blue was getting ready for work one morning in 2008 when she [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - August 26, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Georgia-Pacific Pledges $1B to Bestwall Asbestos Trust Fund
Georgia-Pacific has pledged $1 billion to fund an asbestos trust for bankrupt affiliate Bestwall LLC, clearing the path to a settlement of longstanding liability claims involving mesothelioma cancer. Bloomberg Law reported earlier this month that Georgia-Pacific made the financial commitment to advance a consensual resolution in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of North Carolina. Bestwall is a wallboard and joint compound product manufacturer that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2017 with more than 62,000 pending claims involving asbestos. It was known earlier as Bestwall Gypsum Company, and was purcha...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 25, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Magnetic stimulation dramatically improves fecal incontinence
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Painless magnetic stimulation of nerves that regulate muscles in the anus and rectum appears to improve their function and dramatically reduce episodes of fecal incontinence, a debilitating problem affecting about 10% of the population, investigators report. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study shines new light on young tree seedlings
(University of Georgia) X-ray images show a plant's power source may be different than thought. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 25, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Georgia Surpasses Two Grim COVID-19 Milestones Georgia Surpasses Two Grim COVID-19 Milestones
The fight against COVID-19 in Georgia is now largely playing out on college campuses and at public schools across the state.Georgia Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - August 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

How to Make Homemade Face Masks More Effective —and How to Wear Them Right
Five months after coronavirus took root in the U.S., face masks remain one of the most controversial and confusing parts of the pandemic. Changing public-health messaging hasn’t helped. In March, when personal protective equipment (PPE) was running short, top U.S. public-health officials told Americans that the general public did not need masks because they don’t fully block respiratory particles that spread COVID-19, such as those in a sick person’s cough or sneeze. Most masks are best at preventing particles from getting into the air where others might inhale them, so, at first, the U.S. Centers for Dis...
Source: TIME: Health - August 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Fossil pollen record suggests vulnerability to mass extinction ahead
(Georgia Institute of Technology) Reduced resilience of plant biomes in North America could be setting the stage for the kind of mass extinctions not seen since the retreat of glaciers and arrival of humans about 13,000 years ago, cautions a new study published August 20 in the journal Global Change Biology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 23, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Georgia becomes 10th state to top 5,000 virus deaths
Georgia has become the 10th state in the nation to report that it has surpassed 5,000 deaths caused by COVID-19 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Under-60s are almost THREE TIMES more infectious than the elderly
This study mapped Covid-19 mobility data for five counties in the US state of Georgia between March and May and found the young are more infectious than the elderly. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Super-spreaders' caused up to 20% of all COVID-19 cases in Georgia, study finds
About 20% of all COVID-19 infections in Georgia during the early stages of the outbreak were " directly " linked with 2% of the cases, according to a study published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kemp defends coronavirus response after White House report
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is defending his administration’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic after a White House report said Georgia led the nation last week in new cases per capita (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Georgia Officials Knew of Shortage of PPE for Health Workers Georgia Officials Knew of Shortage of PPE for Health Workers
According to public data on the Georgia Department of Public Health's website, at least 80 Georgia health care workers have died from COVID-19, including after the state reopened its economy.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - August 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Georgia Officials Knew of Severe PPE Shortage
State officials said they urgently needed millions more masks and gowns, internal emails show. At least 80 Georgia health workers have died from COVID-19, including after the state reopened its economy. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news