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The First U.S. Shipments of COVID-19 Vaccines Will Include 6.4 Million Doses

November 24, 2020

Via: Time Health

With three vaccine makers saying that their COVID-19 vaccines are at least 90% effective, the U.S. government is gearing up plans to distribute the shots across the country. In a Nov. 24 briefing, members of the Department of Health and […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Medical Devices

Picosun’s Medical ALD Solutions Enable Safer Surgeries

November 23, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Picosun’s biocompatible ALD coatings will be applied to electrosurgical equipment (electrotomes) to improve their performance, safety, and service life. “It’s great to collaborate with a company such as Picosun to develop solutions for safer and more patient-friendly surgeries. Picosun is […]


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Compounds in traditional Chinese medicine herbs may inhibit SARS-CoV-2 infection

November 23, 2020

Via: The Medical News

The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the causative pathogen of the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, infects human hosts by binding with the human angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) receptor on their cells, notably the epithelium lining the […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Medical Devices

Humanizing AI: How to Close the Trust Gap in Healthcare

November 23, 2020

Via: InformationWeek

Physician turnover in the United States, due to burnout and related factors, was conservatively estimated to cost the US healthcare system some $4.6 billion annually, according to a 2019 Annals of Internal Medicine study. The results reflect a familiar dynamic, […]


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How to protect healthcare workers from COVID-19

November 23, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The rapid spread of COVID-19 overwhelmed hospitals that were unable to contend with the increasing number of patients, many requiring ventilators and other critical care. Such conditions can put medical workers at risk. Now researchers are studying methods to increase […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Unique Schwann cells: the eyes have it

November 23, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The insulation around nerve cell components in our corneas have unique properties, and little is known about them. But UConn School of Medicine neuroscience professor Royce Mohan believes his lab is on the verge of uncovering a path to better […]


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Biofriendly protocells pump up blood vessels

November 20, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

An international team comprising researchers from the University of Bristol, and Hunan and Central South Universities in China, have prepared biocompatible protocells that generate nitric oxide gas — a known reagent for blood vessel dilation — that when placed inside […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers develop nasal spray against COVID-19 virus

November 20, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A nasal spray to provide protection against the COVID-19 virus has been formulated by researchers at the University of Birmingham, UK, using materials already cleared for use in humans. A team in the University’s Healthcare Technologies Institute formulated the spray […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study investigates link between socio-economic position and risk of mental disorders

November 20, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Researchers at the University of Helsinki, Aarhus University and the University of Manchester have investigated the link between the socio-economic position of parents and the risk of children developing mental disorders later in life. As research data, the project employed […]


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Effective Listening Programs Are Critical For Healthcare Organizations During COVID-19

November 19, 2020

Via: HITECH Answers

Over the past six months, Perceptyx has compiled the responses of nearly 750,000 healthcare employees, who answered a series of COVID-19 specific surveys and broader employee experience surveys. The results are illuminating, underscoring the need for effective listening programs. An […]


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Europe Finally Sees Coronavirus Case Decrease, WHO Reports

November 19, 2020

Via: Forbes

Dr. Hans Kluge, the World Health Organization’s European director, said at a press conference Thursday that the number of new coronavirus cases in Europe has decreased for the first time in months, signaling that the lockdown orders and restrictions in […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Scientists find significant differences in liver-related mortality rates in the U.S

November 19, 2020

Via: The Medical News

When they set out to study local levels of death from liver diseases in the U.S., University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Emory researchers found significant differences in death rates even within the same state, according to a […]


Regulatory

HHS launches pilot program in five states using rapid Covid test deployed by NBA

November 19, 2020

Via: CNBC

The Department of Health and Human Services said Thursday it has launched a pilot program with five states to introduce a rapid, point-of-care Covid-19 test, using the same diagnostics the National Basketball Association employed to finish its season. The pilot […]


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Study shows how air pollution exposures affect mental health in older people

November 18, 2020

Via: The Medical News

In a study of women aged 80 years and older, living in locations with higher exposures to air pollution was associated with increased depressive symptoms. The findings are published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. When looking at […]


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How weather affects SARS-CoV-2 transmission: A US-based case study

November 18, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Laboratory studies have shown that SARS-CoV-2 – the causative pathogen of COVID-19 – is not very stable in warmer temperatures and high humidity. Other studies have found both positive and negative associations between the weather and viral transmission, based on […]