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Innovation, Research

Recovered COVID-19 patients may develop blood clots due to overactive immune response

April 13, 2021

Via: The Medical News

People who have recovered from COVID-19, especially those with pre-existing cardiovascular conditions, may be at risk of developing blood clots due to a lingering and overactive immune response, according to a study led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) scientists. […]


Innovation, Research

Non-invasive neuromodulation approaches can prevent invasive surgery in Parkinson’s patients

April 13, 2021

Via: The Medical News

From optogenetics to sonogenetics to magnetognetics, scientists around the world are investigating new techniques to treat Parkinson’s disease without the need for invasive surgery. There is still no treatment that can reverse the effects of Parkinson’s disease, a condition estimated […]


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States rush to replace J&J vaccine appointments after FDA recommends pause

April 13, 2021

Via: CNBC

More than a dozen states took steps Tuesday to halt inoculations with Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine, shortly after the Food and Drug Administration recommended to pause its use after reports some women developed a rare blood clotting disorder. The […]


Biomarker, Innovation, Research

Researchers discover new way to starve brain tumors

April 12, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London, funded by the charity Brain Tumour Research, have found a new way to starve cancerous brain tumour cells of energy in order to prevent further growth. The pre-clinical research in human tissue samples, […]


Innovation, Research

Researchers explore an inhalable SARS-CoV-2 nanobody therapy

April 12, 2021

Via: The Medical News

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the world’s third major coronavirus outbreak. To date, the SARS-CoV-2 has infected over 135 million lives and caused over 2.9 million deaths. Even […]


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Teen EUA Sought for Pfizer Vaccine; J&J Vax Probed; 40% of Marines Shun Shots

April 12, 2021

Via: MedPageToday

On the heels of its recently released data in teens ages 12-15, Pfizer and BioNTech said they applied to the FDA to expand emergency use authorization for their COVID-19 vaccine to include that age group. Meanwhile, real-world data from Israel […]


EHR & EMR, News

Microsoft Accelerates Industry Cloud Strategy for Healthcare with the Acquisition of Nuance

April 12, 2021

Via: EMR Thoughts

Microsoft Corp (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Nuance Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: NUAN) today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire Nuance for $56.00 per share, implying a 23% premium to the closing price of Nuance on […]


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WHO says Covid pandemic is growing ‘exponentially’ at more than 4.4 million new cases a week

April 12, 2021

Via: CNBC

The World Health Organization said Monday the trajectory of the coronavirus pandemic is now “growing exponentially,” with more than 4.4 million new Covid-19 cases reported over the last week. Maria Van Kerkhove, the agency’s technical lead for Covid-19, said “we’re […]


Innovation, Research

A sulfosugar from green vegetables promotes the growth of important gut bacteria

April 9, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

A team of scientists has analyzed how microbes in the gut process the plant-based, sulfur-containing sugar sulfoquinovose. Their study discovered that specialized bacteria cooperate in the utilization of the sulfosugar, producing hydrogen sulfide. This gas has disparate effects on human […]


Innovation, Research

Stress from work and social interactions put women at higher coronary heart disease risk

April 9, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Psychosocial stress — typically resulting from difficulty coping with challenging environments — may work synergistically to put women at significantly higher risk of developing coronary heart disease, according to a study by researchers at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public […]


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WHO says more than 87% of the world’s Covid vaccine supply has gone to higher-income countries

April 9, 2021

Via: CNBC

Wealthy countries have received the vast majority of the world’s supply of Covid-19 vaccine doses, while poor countries have obtained less than 1%, the World Health Organization said at a press briefing Friday. Of the 700 million vaccine doses that […]


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Orthopaedic surgeons see slow volume recovery from COVID-19

April 9, 2021

Via: Healthcare Dive

Orthopaedic procedure volumes, and by extension sales of knee and hip implants, have been strongly dented by the number of COVID-19 cases. With vaccination campaigns now well underway, there are hopes that routine healthcare can resume in the U.S. and […]


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

April 8, 2021

Via: Time Health

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 […]


Innovation, Research

New study examines promising approach to treating attention and working memory difficulties in children

April 8, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

An adaptive cognitive training program could help treat attention and working memory difficulties in children with sickle cell disease (SCD), a new study published in the of Journal of Pediatric Psychology shows. These neurocognitive difficulties have practical implications for the […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Medical Devices

Accelerating Medical Device Innovation with Regulatory Science Tools

April 8, 2021

Via: Health IT Answers

Progress in science and technology offers extraordinary opportunities to develop innovative medical products that can save lives and lead to better treatments, better diagnostics and better care for patients. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is committed to advancing the […]