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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. […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Markers of SARS-CoV-2 shedding in vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals

November 24, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines effectively prevent severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)-related illness and death. Because COVID-19 vaccines are not 100% effective in preventing illness, certain infections among those who have been vaccinated are expected. The involvement of […]


News

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 […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

US medical devices industry sees a drop of 33.33% in deal activity in October 2021

November 23, 2021

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

US medical devices industry saw a drop of 33.33% in overall deal activity during October 2021, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by Alkeon Capital, Coatue Management, Tiger Global and Whale Rock Capital Management’s $600m venture financing of […]


Biomarker, Innovation

COVID-19 saliva testing kits can also measure microscopic organisms in the mouth

November 22, 2021

Via: The Medical News

COVID-19 saliva testing kits that include a novel preservative can also be used measure microscopic organisms in the mouth, a Rutgers study found. This enables study of the relationship between mouth and lung microbes and the SARS-CoV-2 virus that may […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Can Price Transparency Alone Improve Patient Experiences?

November 22, 2021

Via: Health IT Answers

The Price Transparency rule is intended to help consumers know the costs of hospital healthcare services before receiving them. While providing a list of services and prices is useful, it’s only part of the solution to help patients understand what […]


News

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 […]


Innovation, Med Tech

New technology could revolutionize treatment of pediatric burns

November 17, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Burns are one of the most common injuries suffered by Australians and one of the top causes of death in children under four. While survival rates for burns patients have improved substantially, treating paediatric burns remains challenging, especially with the […]


News

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 […]


Regulatory

Texas abortion law harms survivors of rape and incest, activists say

November 17, 2021

Via: The Medical News

The Safe Alliance in Austin, Texas, helps survivors of child abuse, sexual assault and domestic violence. Before Texas’ new abortion law took effect, the organization counseled a 12-year-old who had been repeatedly raped by her father. Piper Stege Nelson, chief […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Efficacy of UVC light prototype devices for inactivating SARS-CoV-2

November 17, 2021

Via: The Medical News

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has prompted significant economic, scientific, and public efforts to contain the virus. The inactivation of the virus on surfaces and air might be a very […]


Innovation, Research

Vaccination protects against COVID-19 related hospitalization in patients with and without comorbidity

November 15, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has spread to almost every country in the world, causing over five million deaths and forcing many governments to enact costly and restrictive lockdown measures. These have included mandatory mask-wearing, the closing of public spaces, and […]


Innovation, Research

New Delta sublineage shows no additional resistance to neutralization

November 11, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has caused over five million deaths and has spread to nearly every country in the world. When the disease first emerged, many countries were forced to enact costly and restrictive measures to prevent the spread of […]


Regulatory

Pfizer Asks FDA to OK COVID-19 Booster Shots for All Adults

November 10, 2021

Via: Time Health

Pfizer asked U.S. regulators Tuesday to allow boosters of its COVID-19 vaccine for anyone 18 or older, a step that comes amid concern about increased spread of the coronavirus with holiday travel and gatherings. Older Americans and other groups particularly […]


Innovation, Research

Tiny particles of gold could help combat antibiotic resistance

November 10, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Tiny particles of gold could be the new weapon in the fight against bacterial antibiotic resistance, according to research just published. Scientists have been investigating the use of gold nanoclusters – each made up of about 25 atoms of gold […]