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New Side Effects With AstraZeneca and Janssen COVID-19 Vaccines?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In addition to the unusual blood clots linked to the AstraZeneca...

Delay Surgery by 7 Weeks After COVID Diagnosis, Study Shows

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Seven weeks appears to be the ideal amount of time to...

RECOVERY Trial of COVID Treatments Stops Colchicine Arm

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. On the advice of its independent data monitoring committee (DMC), the...

At-Home HPV Swab Tests for Cervical Screening in UK Trial

A trial of an at-home human papillomavirus (HPV) swab test has begun in London, United Kingdom, as part of an initiative to increase uptake of...

Weary of COVID Variants, EU Leaders Push to Step Up Vaccination

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the European Union must prepare to vaccinate for new COVID-19 variants over the coming years after EU...

Pfizer-BioNTech Testing Booster of COVID Vaccine in New Trial

(Reuters) – Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE said on Thursday they are testing a third dose of their COVID-19 vaccine to better understand the immune...

US Cancer Drug Approvals Ensure Access but Not Value

Cancer drugs that have been approved in the United States are often not immediately approved in the United Kingdom and Canada, owing to uncertainty over...

Nystagmus From Living in the Dark Cured With Light Exposure

The development of “miners’ nystagmus” in an individual who had lived in complete darkness for at least 2 years because of migraine is believed to...

COVID-19 Bill Would Scale Up Ability to Spot Virus Mutations

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. scientists would gain vastly expanded capabilities to...

More Evidence Supports Early Anticoagulation in COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Early initiation of prophylactic anticoagulation in COVID-19 patients newly admitted to...

Israel Seeing Mortality Decline in Vaccinated Age Group

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Three weeks after Israel started giving second doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech...

UK COVID-19 Variant Doubling Every 10 Days in the US: Study

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The SARS-CoV-2 variant first detected in the United Kingdom is rapidly...

Politicians May Be Guilty of ‘Social Murder’ in COVID Response

Should anybody be blamed and punished for 2.2 million COVID-related deaths in the world?  An editorial in an influential British medical journal says politicians who...

Oxford Finds COVID-19 Shot 76% Effective for 3 Months After Single Dose

LONDON (Reuters) – Oxford University and AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine showed in a study it had 76% efficacy against symptomatic infection for three months after a...

Curious Variation in AF Incidence, Mortality Across Europe

The prevalence of atrial fibrillation (AF) and its related mortality have been holding fairly steady in Europe overall during the past 3 decades, but a...

COVID Vaccine Effectiveness Falls Against South African Variant

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Novavax say their coronavirus vaccines work better...

UK Launch for Most Advanced ‘Artificial Pancreas’, MiniMed 780G

The MiniMed 780G system (Medtronic) advanced hybrid closed-loop insulin delivery system aimed at simplifying the management of type 1 diabetes is now available in the UK...

UK Variant Spreading in the US as COVID Mutations Raise Stakes

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The United Kingdom’s B117 variant is circulating in at least 24...

Brazilian Researchers Tracking Reinfection by New Virus Variant

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Just as Brazil surpassed 200,000 deaths from COVID-19 on January 7,...

British PM Says New Variant May Carry Higher Risk of Death

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday the new English variant of COVID-19 may be associated with a higher level of...

Will Blue Light Glasses Help?

The COVID-19 pandemic has been good for the blue light glasses industry. As people in lockdown spend more time staring at laptops and other digital...

Critical Care Staff Suffer Trauma and Severe Anxiety Due to COVID-19

LONDON (Reuters) – Nearly half of staff working in intensive care units (ICU) in England in the COVID-19 pandemic have severe anxiety, depression or post-traumatic...

Bedside EEG Test Aids Prognosis in Brain Injury Patients

A simple, noninvasive electroencephalogram (EEG) may help detect residual cognition in unresponsive patients who have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI), results of a new...

JAMA Network Open Retracts Its First Paper, on Heart Disease

The authors of a 2019 meta-analysis in a JAMA journal on exercise and heart disease have retracted the paper after discovering that a quarter of the studies...

Pfizer Vaccine Appears to Work Against Variant, Research Shows

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Laboratory experiments indicate the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine will offer protection against the...