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Is the U.S. COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Working? We’re Not Sure Yet

April 8, 2021

Category: News

After four months and 171 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered across the U.S., more than a few of us are eager to know: are the shots working? Thus far, available evidence can half-answer that question: The vaccines are working […]


Activity is good: Varied activity is better

March 29, 2021

Category: Wellness

The recommendations are clear: physical activity is good for mental health. But it also depends on how varied it is. That’s what a new study by researchers at the University of Basel shows, pointing to one of the reasons why […]


Medical Devices industry cross border deals total $545.3m globally in February 2021

March 24, 2021

Total medical devices industry cross border deals worth $545.3m were announced globally for February 2021, with the $108m private equity deal with Mainstay Medical International being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database. The value marked a decrease […]


Wellness

Maintenance of good oral health may help prevent heart infection caused by mouth bacteria

April 15, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Maintenance of good oral health is more important than use of antibiotics in dental procedures for some heart patients to prevent a heart infection caused by bacteria around the teeth, according to a new American Heart Association (AHA) scientific statement […]


Innovation, Research

Researchers assess SARS-CoV-2 transmission risk during air travel

April 15, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A team of scientists from the United States recently conducted a meta-analysis to estimate the risk of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection during air travel. The findings reveal that even with SARS-CoV-2-infected persons onboard, the risk of […]


Innovation, News, Research

New Side Effect From mRNA COVID Vaccines?

April 15, 2021

Via: MedPageToday

Herpes zoster reactivation — a.k.a. shingles — following COVID-19 vaccination in six patients with comorbid autoimmune/inflammatory diseases may be a new adverse event associated with the Pfizer/BioNTech mRNA vaccine, suggested a new report. At two centers in Israel, there have […]


Innovation, Research

A mother’s fat intake can impact infant infectious disease outcomes

April 14, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

A team of UBC Okanagan researchers has determined that the type of fats a mother consumes while breastfeeding can have long-term implications on her infant’s gut health. Dr. Deanna Gibson, a biochemistry researcher, along with Dr. Sanjoy Ghosh, who studies […]


Innovation, Research

Early monoclonal antibody therapies beneficial for COVID-19, finds study

April 14, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A team of scientists recently conducted a large-scale study at Northwell Health, New York, USA, to evaluate the efficacy of neutralizing monoclonal antibody (MAB) therapies in preventing disease progression among patients with mild to moderate coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The […]


News, Regulatory

House Passes Bill to Forestall $18 Billion in Medicare Cuts

April 14, 2021

Via: MedPageToday

The House voted 384-38 Tuesday evening to rescind one of two scheduled Medicare cuts, sending the bill on to President Biden for his signature. “Today the house meets on the heels of huge milestones for our country — more than […]


Regulatory

White House says U.S. is working to accelerate doses of Pfizer, Moderna Covid vaccines

April 14, 2021

Via: CNBC

The Biden administration is working to accelerate doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines after U.S. health officials advised states to hold off on using Johnson & Johnson’s shot while regulators investigate a rare blood-clotting issue, a top U.S. […]


Biomarker, Innovation, News

Biognosys, Siemens partner for diagnostic biomarkers discovery

April 14, 2021

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Biognosys and Siemens Healthineers have entered a strategic agreement to expedite the diagnostic protein biomarkers discovery and assay development. This deal will combine Biognosys’ expertise in unbiased biomarker discovery technologies and solutions with Siemens Healthineers’ biomarker assay development, lab testing […]


Biomarker, Innovation, Research

Commonly used drug for neuromuscular diseases could also help prevent certain skin cancers

April 13, 2021

Via: The Medical News

New data published by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) suggests that an oral drug currently used in the clinical setting to […]