The COVID-19 pandemic may have increased the prevalence of myopia by confining young children indoors, researchers say. Spending more time inside focused on computer screens appears to have most affected the eyesight of the youngest school children, said Xuehan Qian, MD, PhD, of Tianjin Medical University Eye Hospital in Tianjin, China. “We should be worried
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Besides being underweight, babies born to women whose diet lacked sufficient protein during pregnancy tend to have kidney problems resulting from alterations that occurred while their organs were forming during the embryonic stage of their development. In a study published in PLOS ONE, researchers affiliated with the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in the state of
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PREVENT-19 clinical trial expanded to assess the efficacy, safety and immunogenicity of NVX-CoV2373 for the prevention of COVID-19 in up to 3,000 12-17-year-old adolescents President of Research and Development, Gregory Glenn, M.D., to provide update regarding the additional trial arm during World Vaccine Congress GAITHERSBURG, Md., May 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX),
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A team of scientists in Australia has recently investigated the health condition of Australian citizens who lost jobs during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The study findings reveal that job loss is associated with a deterioration in mental health but an improvement in physical health. Importantly, retaining employment has shown a positive impact on
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May 6 2021 A global conference on human fertility has been warned of huge societal and ethical challenges regulating advances in gene editing in assisted reproduction. Speaking at the 10th Congress of the Asian Pacific Initiative of Reproduction (ASPIRE), Dr Catherine Racowsky said embryo gene editing was a growing likelihood among latest advances in IVF
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Publication of initial primary analysis highlights NVX-CoV2373 cross-protection against B.1.351 variant prevalent in South Africa during study GAITHERSBURG, Md., May 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX), a biotechnology company developing next-generation vaccines for serious infectious diseases, today announced the publication of results from the initial primary analysis of a Phase 2b clinical trial
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A biomedical research company founded by a University of Alabama at Birmingham physician-scientist has received $3 million in seed funding. ResBiotic Inc. — spun off from UAB last year — will use the money to develop and commercialize groundbreaking probiotic formulations for lung health, says founder C. Vivek Lal, M.D., an associate professor in the
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Organ procurement organizations (OPOs) have been exploiting taxpayers for decades — NHL and NFL season tickets, board meetings in California wine country, private jets chartered for organ delivery but hijacked for CEO jaunts — all while failing to do what they’re supposed to do: procure organs for needy patients. During a virtual hearing Tuesday, Rep.
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An investigational, orally dissolving film formulation of dexmedetomidine (BXCL501, BioXcel Therapeutics) may offer rapid relief from acute agitation related to schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (BD), results of two phase 3, randomized, placebo-controlled trials show. Dr Leslie Citrome For both disorders, BXCL501 showed “superiority over placebo” by meeting the primary endpoint of reduction of agitation as
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Skin tags and moles are natural skin growths that are very common. Skin tags are usually found in skin folds but can occur anywhere in the body and can easily be removed by dermatologists. However, there are also ways to remove them at home using over-the-counter medication, home remedies and patches. We’ve created a list
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Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes attends pre-trial hearing in the U.S. government’s fraud case against her on May 5, 2021. CNBC Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes promised a technology breakthrough, but it was really a house of cards, prosecutors said during a court hearing on Wednesday. “Miss Holmes went out, told the world and told investors:
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Rather than site-wide food bans or allergen-restricted zones, allergy training, action plans, and available epinephrine to treat suspected anaphylaxis are recommended to address allergic reactions to food at child care centers and schools, according to new practice guidelines. Not only has research found little evidence that food bans work, such restrictions can pose monitoring and
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May 4, 2021 Audience: Health Professional, Pharmacy May 04, 2021 — Hospira, Inc., a Pfizer company, is voluntarily recalling lot DN9185 of Sterile Water for Injection, USP, 100 mL Single Dose Glass Fliptop Vial, to the hospital/institution level due to a confirmed customer report for a single vial with a visible particulate. Hospira’s assessment of
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