Category: Health

EU Could Pay Over $10 Billion for Pfizer and CureVac Vaccines: Source

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union could pay more than $10 billion to secure hundreds of millions of doses of the vaccine candidates being developed...

Public buy-in for vaccines essential to stall COVID’s rising tide

Saad Omer. Credit: Dan Renzetti Yale’s Saad Omer has devoted his career to studying the spread of respiratory diseases like influenza and SARS CoV-2, which...

Early Life Trauma Tied to Increased CVD Risk With MI History by Middle Age

(Reuters Health) – Young and middle-age adults with a history of myocardial infarction may have a higher risk of adverse cardiovascular outcomes when they also...

Now we need to make sure it is used

Credit: Johan Nilsson/Shutterstock The Oxford vaccine—developed in partnership with AstraZeneca—stops 70% of people developing COVID symptoms. And, depending on how the doses are given, may...

Telehealth Finds Acceptance Among Patients With Cf, Clinicians

Telehealth is widely accepted among individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF) and the physicians who treat them, according to three new studies. The surveys examined attitudes...

Antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 are detected up to 3 months after infection

Coronavirus. Credit: European Centers for Disease Control A new study in health care workers led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) shows that...

Improvements in Chronic Hand Eczema Seen With Oral Gusacitinib

Gusacitinib, a novel oral inhibitor of multiple inflammatory pathways, achieved rapid and clinically meaningful improvement in corticosteroid-refractory moderate to severe chronic hand eczema in a...

Eye exam could lead to early Parkinson’s disease diagnosis

An example of a fundus eye images taken from the UK Biobank. Credit: Radiological Society of North America A simple eye exam combined with powerful...

Women Treated for Gynecologic Cancers Skip Doses of Oral Drugs

Oral agents are taking on an ever-greater role in the management of gynecologic cancers. However, women being treated for these cancers have less than ideal...

AstraZeneca/Oxford say Covid vaccine shows 70% efficacy

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain British drugs group AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford on Monday said their jointly-developed vaccine against COVID-19 has shown “an average...

Predictors of severe disease ID’d in children with SARS-CoV-2

(HealthDay)—Predictors of severe disease have been identified for children with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), according to a study published online Nov. 13...

FDA issues EUA to baricitinib plus remdesivir for COVID-19

(HealthDay)—Emergency use authorization was issued for baricitinib in combination with remdesivir for hospitalized patients with COVID-19, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday. The...

U.S. should look at how other high-income countries regulate health care costs: study

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Structuring negotiations between insurers and providers, standardizing fee-for-service payments and negotiating prices can lower the United States’ health care spending by...

G20 leaders pledge fair distribution of coronavirus vaccine (Update)

Saudi Arabia hosts a G20 summit in a first for an Arab nation, with the virtual forum dominated by efforts to tackle the coronavirus pandemic...

US approves COVID therapy, G20 pushes for global vaccine access

A restaurant employee cleans a plexiglass table divider while preparing for outdoor dining service in Manhattan Beach, California, a few hours before the start of...

US approves Regeneron antibody treatment given to Trump

This transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 — also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19 — isolated from a patient in the US....

Metformin Improves Most Outcomes for T2D During Pregnancy

Women with type 2 diabetes who take metformin during pregnancy to control their blood glucose levels experience a range of benefits, including reduced weight gain,...

COVID in Pregnancy Won’t Affect Obstetric Outcomes: Study

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) Pregnant women with COVID-19 have little risk of developing severe symptoms, as do their...

US targets mass virus vaccine campaign by year’s end

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain The United States hopes to begin a sweeping program of COVID vaccinations, reaching perhaps 20 million people by year’s end, top...

Trump’s Lame-Duck Status Leaves Governors to Wing It on COVID

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Not long after the world learned that President Donald Trump had...

Spain PM says virus battle plan ‘is working’

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Spain’s strategy to curb a rise in coronavirus infections “is working”, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Sunday as he unveiled details...

Mitotic Rate Makes Comeback as Melanoma Prognosticator

Mitotic rate, properly applied, has a prognostic impact in melanoma comparable to that of lesional ulceration, Mohammed Kashani-Sabet, MD, reported at a virtual forum on...

U.S. COVID Cases Skyrocketing as Holidays Approach

By Ernie Mundell and Robin Foster HealthDay Reporters FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2020 – The new coronavirus is spreading across America with unprecedented speed, the White...

Turkey’s COVID-19 numbers at record levels for second day

Police officers patrol Istiklal street, the main shopping street in Istanbul, minutes into the lockdown, part of the new measures to try curb the spread...

Rapid Relief of Opioid-Induced Constipation With MNTX

Subcutaneously administered methylnaltrexone (MNTX) (Relistor), a peripherally acting µ-opioid receptor antagonist, relieves opioid-induced constipation (OID) in both chronic, noncancer-related illness and cancer-related illness, a new...