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Opinions, Regulatory

U.S., European drugmakers pledge to make safety the main focus in coronavirus vaccine development

September 8, 2020

Via: CNBC

Nine leading U.S. and European vaccine developers pledged on Tuesday to uphold the scientific standards that their experimental immunizations will be held against, amid a hurried global race to contain the pandemic. The companies, including Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca, in […]


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‘Hotspots’ of a coronavirus infection in the human body

September 3, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

“SARS-CoV-2 not just infects the respiratory system, it has the potential to affect many other organs in the body. Even if the virus infects the respiratory system first, it is essential to be able to predict where it might go […]


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Health experts sound the alarm on a possible new coronavirus wave this winter

September 2, 2020

Via: CNBC

Health experts are concerned about the potential for a new wave of Covid-19 infections over the winter period, identifying several factors that could lead to an increase in the rate of transmission. It comes amid heightened fears that coronavirus cases […]


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Covid-19 pandemic continues to pressure healthcare provider financial health

September 1, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The Covid-19 pandemic has strained the financial health of healthcare providers and healthcare systems around the world. Northwell Health, a 19-hospital health system based in New York, reported a loss of $329m in H1 2020. Also in H1 2020, Cleveland […]


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Med students ‘feel very behind’ because of COVID-induced disruptions in training

August 31, 2020

Via: The Medical News

COVID-19 is disrupting just about every student’s 2020 education, but medical students have it particularly hard right now. “It’s a nightmare scenario for the class of 2021,” said Jake Berg, a fourth-year student at the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Opinions

Study publishes guidelines on congenital heart disease

August 31, 2020

Via: The Medical News

More than 90% of babies born with heart defects survive into adulthood. As a result, there are now more adults living with congenital heart disease than children. These adults have a chronic, lifelong condition and the European Society of Cardiology […]


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Alzheimer’s risk and navigation problems go hand in hand

August 31, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Finding paths without external cues Animals and humans have the ability to follow their own position in space through self-motion cues, even in the absence of any other sensory information. “If you get up at night and want to find […]


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Weight loss can prevent or even reverse diabetes, shows study

August 31, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Losing weight could prevent or even reverse diabetes, according to late breaking research presented today at ESC Congress 2020. In 2019, approximately 463 million people worldwide had diabetes, of which the vast majority (around 90%) was type 2 diabetes. Diabetes […]


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This Is A Heart Drug That The World Doesn’t Need

August 27, 2020

Via: Forbes

Twenty years ago, perhaps the hottest area of drug research was on a class of compounds called Cholesteryl-Ester Transfer Protein inhibitors (CETPi) – drugs that not only lowered LDLc but also dramatically increased HDLc – the so-called good cholesterol which […]


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Annual Budgets or Rolling Forecasting? Healthcare Organizations Need Both

August 25, 2020

Via: HITECH Answers

Fewer than half of healthcare organizations rely on rolling forecasts, with most favoring annual budgets instead — but COVID-19 is changing that. Drastic reductions to hospital revenue and increased costs from the pandemic have highlighted the value of rolling forecasting, […]


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Here’s why new cases of the coronavirus are down across most of the U.S.

August 25, 2020

Via: CNBC

White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci warned members of Congress in late June that the U.S. might report more than 100,000 daily new cases of the virus “if this does not turn around.”″ But months later, Fauci’s worst fears […]


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Older adults living in rural settings are less likely to receive health and nutrition services

August 24, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Older adults living in very rural settings are less likely than those living closer to urban centers to receive available services in health, nutrition and transportation, according to a new study by a Washington State University scientist. Raven Weaver, assistant […]


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Echoes Of The Past: Can We Apply Lessons Of The Polio Era To The Coronavirus Pandemic?

August 17, 2020

Via: Forbes

When I first visited India in 2005, the country still had 66 cases of polio. But when I flew to India this past January, I landed in a country that had been polio-free for nearly six years. India achieved its […]


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CDC Details COVID-19’s Massive Mental Health Impact

August 14, 2020

Via: MedPageToday

Nearly 11% of American adults seriously considered suicide this June, according to CDC data. Among 5,470 people surveyed in the last week of June, 30.9% reported symptoms of an anxiety or a depressive disorder, 25.3% reported a traumatic or stressor-related […]


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Coronavirus live updates: NJ governor sees ‘legitimate reasons’ for schools to reopen remotely

August 14, 2020

Via: CNBC

Negotiations around the next round of coronavirus aid look likely to drag on, potentially for weeks, after Democrats and Republicans described themselves as hopelessly far apart on a deal. The Senate wrapped up its session on Thursday and will not […]