Month: January 2022

Canada’s COVID-19 vaccination rate is 76% — 10 times higher than it is across the continent of Africa. While people in the wealthy West have had preferred access to multiple rounds of vaccines, vast numbers of people, especially in Africa and on the Indian subcontinent, haven’t received a single dose. This has permitted the virus to
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Newly developed risk scores synthesize genetic information into an easy-to-interpret metric that could help clinicians identify young children most at risk of developing obesity. The study, led by researchers at Penn State, used novel statistical methods to establish scoring criteria using data collected from young children. The research also demonstrates that robust results are attainable
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Children conceived through medically assisted reproduction are more likely to be born premature and are at greater risk of being born small than naturally conceived babies, according to new research published today by the UCL Centre for Longitudinal Studies in collaboration with the University of Utah. However, the study of almost 250,000 U.S. families finds
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Members of the public queue for Covid-19 vaccinations and booster jabs at St Thomas’ Hospital on December 14, 2021 in London, England. Dan Kitwood | Getty Images News | Getty Images LONDON — More than 50% of Europe’s population will be infected with the highly contagious omicron Covid-19 variant over the next two months, according
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The mass lockdowns and restrictions imposed by governments to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) were dominant throughout 2020 and 2021, and it was only the development and mass deployment of several vaccines that allowed these policies to be dismantled. Researchers from IQVIA Real-World Solutions have investigated how effective these vaccines are against
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Around one in five healthcare workers left medicine during the pandemic — nearly half a million since February 2020, according to federal data. But even pre-pandemic, some healthcare providers were scouting for other career options. MedPage Today spoke with three nurses who, in an unusual twist, chose to chart their own courses as entrepreneurs, managers,
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A genetically modified pig heart has been successfully transplanted into a 57-year-old man who had no other treatment options but is “doing well” 3 days after the procedure, officials at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), Baltimore, announced today. “This organ transplant demonstrated for the first time that a genetically modified animal heart can
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Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received three grants totaling more than $6.8 million to advance research on a novel imaging system to monitor uterine contractions. The electromyometrial imaging system, called EMMI, was invented and developed at Washington University. The device allows physicians to measure, in 3D, the electrical activity
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The COVID-19 pandemic has led to deficiencies and large inequalities in the care of mothers and newborns in Europe. This is shown by a study in which researchers from the University of Gothenburg and Lund University took part and are now presenting the results. The article, published in the scientific journal The Lancet Regional Health
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Findings from the phase I/II MajesTEC-1 study on teclistamab were presented at December’s American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting, showing that the B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA) × CD3 bispecific antibody continues to produce meaningful and durable responses in patients with heavily pretreated relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma, as well as a manageable safety profile
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The omicron variant quickly took over the global coronavirus landscape after it was first reported in South Africa in late November, 2021. The U.S. became the 24th country to report a case of omicron infection when health officials announced on Dec. 1, 2021, that the new strain had been identified in a patient in California.
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Weddings are often emotional, as one man and woman leave their own families to start a new one. People may feel a range of emotions, from excitement to worry and everything in between. For one couple, however, things took an extra emotional turn on their wedding day when the bride started saying vows to her
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Since coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) first emerged, vast strides have been made in detection and testing technology. During the initial phases of the pandemic, while countries were forced to rely on ad-hoc PCR assays to confirm infection with the disease, most governments told anyone showing symptoms to isolate. Study: Nanobody-Functionalized Cellulose for Capturing SARS-CoV-2. Image
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — What could be the nation’s first universal health care system found new life on Thursday after California Democrats proposed steep tax hikes to pay for it, prompting strong opposition from insurers, doctors and Republicans at the start of an election year. Progressives in California’s Democratic-dominated state Legislature have long called for
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