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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 […]


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, Research

Researchers reveal ethical and social issues faced by healthcare workers during the pandemic

November 22, 2021

Via: The Medical News

In the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, while many of us remained in the safety of our own homes, frontline healthcare workers faced a sudden influx of patients with the new, highly contagious, life-threatening disease. This undoubtedly caused a […]


Innovation, Research

Interferon beta versus the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant

November 22, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Natural immunity plays a critical role in protecting us from the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the pathogen responsible for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Interferons (IFNs) constitute a significant part of the anti-viral innate defense system. To establish […]


Innovation, Research

Comparing effectiveness of virus and patients-centered strategies to reduce COVID-19 mortality

November 19, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Since the beginning of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, many drugs have been explored for repurposing against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-Cov-2). While several have unfortunately led to a lack of results, plenty show promise. In a […]


Biomarker, Innovation, Med Tech

FDA grants 510(k) clearance for Lunit AI solution to detect breast cancer

November 19, 2021

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance for Lunit’s artificial intelligence (AI) software, Lunit INSIGHT MMG, for detecting breast cancer. Developed using Lunit’s deep learning technology, the new AI solution accurately analyses mammography images to detect […]


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 […]


News

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 […]


News

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, […]


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

Congressional doctors lead bipartisan revolt over policy on surprise medical bills

November 17, 2021

Via: The Medical News

The detente that allowed Congress to pass a law curbing surprise medical bills has disintegrated, with a bipartisan group of 152 lawmakers assailing the administration’s plan to regulate the law and medical providers warning of grim consequences for underserved patients. […]


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, Patient Experience

Outcomes for hospitalized COVID-19 patients taking immunosuppressive medications similar to non-immunosuppressed patients, study finds

November 17, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily

A large, nationwide study of COVID-19 cases led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has found that people taking medications that suppress the immune system — for example, to prevent transplant rejection or to treat […]