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Relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions led to the reemergence of seasonal respiratory viruses in Houston

November 24, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A Houston Methodist study showed a rapid return of seasonal respiratory viruses after COVID-19 restrictions were relaxed in Texas, demonstrating the effectiveness of masking, distancing and other precautionary measures at stopping the spread of many respiratory illnesses, not just COVID-19. […]


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Effectiveness of public health measures in reducing COVID-19 incidence

November 23, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A new review in the BMJ suggests public health measures such as mask-wearing, universal lockdowns, and temporary shutdowns of businesses and schools helped prevent further severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) transmission. Universal lockdowns and mandatory quarantine measures were […]


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AstraZeneca Releases More Positive Data on COVID-19 Antibody Treatment

November 18, 2021

Via: Time Health

AstraZeneca Plc’s Covid-19 antibody cocktail was more than 80% successful at both preventing symptomatic disease and stopping the illness from worsening after six months, demonstrating its ability to provide long-lasting protection. The medicine reduced the risk of developing symptomatic Covid […]


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UCLA study shows how COVID vaccination is critical to controlling the pandemic

November 18, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A study currently available on the medRxiv* preprint server has demonstrated that the incidence and mortality rates of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the US can be significantly reduced at the population level by increasing vaccinate rates from 40% to […]


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U.S. Overdose Deaths Topped 100,000 in One Year, Officials Say

November 17, 2021

Via: Time Health

An estimated 100,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in one year, a never-before-seen milestone that health officials say is tied to the COVID-19 pandemic and a more dangerous drug supply. Overdose deaths have been rising for more than two decades, […]


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California plans for a post-roe world as abortion access shrinks elsewhere

November 17, 2021

Via: The Medical News

With access to abortion at stake across America, California is preparing to become the nation’s abortion provider. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders have asked a group of reproductive health experts to propose policies to bolster the state’s abortion […]


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Pfizer Agrees to Let Other Companies Make its COVID-19 Pill

November 16, 2021

Via: Time Health

Drugmaker Pfizer Inc. has signed a deal with a U.N.-backed group to allow other manufacturers to make its experimental COVID-19 pill, a move that could make the treatment available to more than half of the world’s population. In a statement […]


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New WHO report highlights the alarming state of global access to insulin and diabetes care

November 15, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A new report published by WHO in the lead-up to World Diabetes Day highlights the alarming state of global access to insulin and diabetes care, and finds that high prices, low availability of human insulin, few producers dominating the insulin […]


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J&J to divide into consumer health and pharmaceutical businesses

November 15, 2021

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has announced plans to spin off its Consumer Health unit from its Pharmaceutical and Medical Device business, creating two independent publicly traded companies. Subject to approvals and meeting specific conditions, the separation is anticipated to conclude […]


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1 in 3 patients defer healthcare due to existing medical debt, TransUnion finds

November 10, 2021

Via: Healthcare Dive

The pandemic appears to again be altering the healthcare landscape as patients defer doctor visits to avoid contracting the virus. A report this month from consultants Kaufman Hall showed hospital margins declined more than 18% in September from August as […]


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Royal Philips to acquire French medical technology firm Cardiologs

November 9, 2021

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Royal Philips has entered into an agreement to acquire French medical technology firm Cardiologs with the aim of expanding its cardiac monitoring and diagnostics portfolio. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed by the company. Founded in 2014, […]


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What are the anti-COVID drugs currently in development?

November 8, 2021

Via: The Medical News

The first antiviral drugs effective against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) were recently approved in the UK and USA. Several more are still being investigated. In Environmental Microbiology, a researcher from the Laboratory of Gene Technology has been exploring what we […]


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WHO survey highlights how many countries lack funding to deal with health impacts of climate change

November 8, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Countries have begun to prioritize health in their efforts to protect people from the impact of climate change, but only about a quarter of those recently surveyed by the World Health Organization have been able to fully implement their national […]


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Labs with no one to run them: Why public health workers are fleeing the field

November 2, 2021

Via: The Medical News

There were days, nights and weekends in the early months of the pandemic when Denise Von Bargen was the only person running covid tests at the public health lab in Ventura County. She once had eight or nine employees to […]


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WHO starts the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030 in Geneva

November 1, 2021

Via: The Medical News

WHO is kicking off the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030 today in Geneva, with the ambitious target of preventing at least 50% of road traffic deaths and injuries by 2030. WHO and the UN regional commissions, in cooperation […]