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What do we really know about vaccine effectiveness?

November 2, 2021

Category: Innovation, Research

The politicization of covid vaccines — and, well, just about everything else having to do with the pandemic — has led to confusion, if not utter fatigue. And some posts circulating on social media — this slickly edited piece on […]


Study finds no link between COVID-19 vaccinations and risk of early miscarriages

October 22, 2021

Category: Innovation, Research

A new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine has found no correlation between COVID-19 vaccinations and risk of first-trimester miscarriages, providing further evidence of the safety of COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy. The study analyzed several national health […]


Research review shows intermittent fasting works for weight loss, health changes

October 12, 2021

Category: Wellness

Intermittent fasting can produce clinically significant weight loss as well as improve metabolic health in individuals with obesity, according to a new study review led by University of Illinois Chicago researchers. “We noted that intermittent fasting is not better than […]


Innovation, Research

Scientists can control brain circuits, behavior, and emotion using light

November 30, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily

Controlling signal transmission and reception within the brain circuits is necessary for neuroscientists to achieve a better understanding of the brain’s functions. Communication among neuron and glial cells is mediated by various neurotransmitters being released from the vesicles through exocytosis. […]


Innovation, Research

Synthetic tissue can repair hearts, muscles, and vocal cords

November 30, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily

Combining knowledge of chemistry, physics, biology, and engineering, scientists from McGill University develop a biomaterial tough enough to repair the heart, muscles, and vocal cords, representing a major advance in regenerative medicine. “People recovering from heart damage often face a […]


EHR & EMR

HHS dedicates $35M for telehealth expansion in Title X family planning

November 30, 2021

Via: FierceHealthcare

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will send out $35 million in relief funding to improve the telehealth capabilities of family planning providers, the agency announced last week. The funding, provided under the American Rescue Plan Act, […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Repealing Trump-era breakthrough device coverage limits access to ‘life-changing treatments,’ lawmakers say

November 29, 2021

Via: FierceHealthcare

Dozens of House representatives have taken issue with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) recent repeal of a Trump-era rule granting expedited Medicare coverage to breakthrough medical devices. In a letter penned to CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure last […]


Regulatory

Biden dismisses need for more lockdowns as new COVID-19 variant sparks travel restrictions

November 29, 2021

Via: FierceHealthcare

President Joe Biden downplayed the need for more lockdowns after restricting travel to South Africa due to the slow spread of a new variant, called omicron, that was first identified in the country. Biden said during an address Monday that […]


Regulatory

Federal judge halts CMS’ COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers in 10 rural states

November 29, 2021

Via: FierceHealthcare

A judge has blocked enforcement of the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers in 10 rural states pending a trial over whether the federal government exceeded its authority in issuing the nationwide requirement. Matthew T. Schelp, U.S. district […]


Innovation, Research

Interventions most effective in containing SARS-CoV-2 spread

November 29, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Much of the current discussion on reducing the spread of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has wrongly focused on the effectiveness of individual interventions, especially vaccination. As new virus variants emerge, with increased transmissibility and immune evasion […]


News

Do we need COVID-19 vaccine boosters?

November 29, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Several safe and effective vaccines have been developed and approved against the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus in a remarkably short duration of time. Although vaccines have been shown to provide robust protection against SARS-CoV-2, studies have shown […]


News

California joins states trying to shorten wait times for mental health care

November 29, 2021

Via: The Medical News

When Greta Christina fell into a deep depression five years ago, she called up her therapist in San Francisco. She’d had a great connection with the provider when she needed therapy in the past. She was delighted to learn that […]