Month: June 2022

The United States on Wednesday announced an agreement with Pfizer and BioNTech for 105 million doses of Covid vaccine for Americans this fall. The $3.2 billion contract, signed between the companies and the US health and defense departments, includes vaccines for babies, young children, teens and adults, and may include Omicron-specific vaccines, which a panel
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Not surprisingly for an RNA virus, SARS-CoV-2 is proving its propensity for mutation. In swabs from infected patients, the proportion of the Omicron subvariant BA.4 is 2.1% (calendar week 21) compared with 1.2% in the previous week. In the same period of time, the frequency of subvariant BA.5 jumped up to 10.0%compared with 5.0% in
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A new study published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia shows a possible association between diabetes, stroke, and heart disease with dementia.1 The study, conducted by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, followed 2,577 seniors over a 12-year period. According to their results, those who had at least 2 cardiometabolic diseases were more likely to develop dementia.1
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About 80% of people in the U.S. have low to moderate cardiovascular health based on the American Heart Association’s new Life’s Essential 8™ checklist according to a new study published today in Circulation, the Association’s flagship, peer-reviewed journal. Life’s Essential 8™, also published today in Circulation, details the Association’s updated guidance to measure cardiovascular health,
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Internet searches on abortion medication spiked to “record national highs” following the leak of the draft Supreme Court ruling on Roe v. Wade, researchers reported. In the 72 hours following the leaked draft on May 2, searches related to abortion medications were 162% (95% CI 149-175) higher than expected, with approximately 350,000 searches for abortion
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is activating its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in response to the ongoing monkeypox outbreak. The Biden-Harris Administration has also announced plans to offer more vaccines. The CDC has activated the EOC as a part of its “aggressive” response to the monkeypox outbreak, it noted in a news release Tuesday. According
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HIV care suffered setbacks during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Black patients may have been disproportionately affected, according to an analysis by tech company Komodo Health. The company analyzed insurance claims and reported drops in HIV screening, new diagnoses, and new preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) prescriptions, as well as changes in PrEP adherence.
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Becerra said the department would work to increase access to medication abortion across the country, work with the department’s Office for Civil Rights to protect patient and provider privacy, examine the department’s authority in protecting the clinical judgment of health care providers in treating pregnant patients, work on training clinicians in family planning, and he
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Outsourcing NHS services to the private sector is associated with reduced quality of patient care and increased rates of deaths from treatable causes, according to an analysis published in The Lancet Public Health journal. Findings from the study suggest increased privatization of health services in England between 2013 and 2020 was linked to higher rates
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Nordic walking was significantly better at improving functional capacity than moderate- to vigorous-intensity continuous training and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) in a single-center randomized controlled trial. Participants who did Nordic walking saw better improvements in functional capacity, measured using the 6-minute walk test distances, than did individuals doing either of the other exercise strategies (interaction
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Twenty-one voting members of the FDA’s independent committee voted on the question: “Does the committee recommend inclusion of a SARS-CoV-2 Omicron component for COVID-19 booster vaccines in the United States?” Nineteen of the members voted yes, two voted no. “I voted in favor of Omicron because I think it’s important to broaden immunity,” said Dr.
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Research conducted as part of the NIH-funded Infant Brain Imaging Study Network used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to document crucial differences in the visual processing system in the brains of infants who went on to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Autism spectrum disorder is a highly heritable neurodevelopmental disorder that is diagnosed in
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Last night, Dame Deborah James’s family announced that she passed away peacefully at home, after living with bowel cancer since 2016. Since her diagnosis, Deborah tirelessly campaigned for bowel cancer awareness as ‘Bowel Babe’. She will be greatly missed, and her legacy will continue long into the future. Michelle Mitchell, chief executive at Cancer Research
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A study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP), published by Elsevier, reports that, among very preterm born children, subgroups can be distinguished with distinct outcome profiles that vary in severity, type, and combinations of deficits. Children born very preterm, that is, after a pregnancy duration of less than
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Since writing a cathartic post about being burned out, I’ve received supportive messages as well as concerned calls from friends and former colleagues. Some were worried about my well-being. Others agreed with the sentiments. One note in particular resonated. It named cognitive dissonance as part of the problem. This dissonance is pervasive in society. The
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As Americans plan to make the best of the heat and humidity, high gas prices, and unstable airline schedules to head off on summer vacation, a Medscape poll on physicians’ vacations, including whether time off helps alleviate workplace burnout, showed that a significant number of the 778 physicians surveyed feel that vacation helps relieve their
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The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research and the Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy (BKI) announced today a new $10 million commitment at The Johns Hopkins University to fund novel work and advance immunotherapy research to provide lifesaving breakthroughs to people with cancer. Immunotherapy drugs — more than all other cancer drugs approved in the last
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