Matt Hancock warns modern medicine may cease to exist without if superbugs are not tackled


[ad_1] Matt Hancock today warned the rise of deadly superbugs poses a bigger threat than Covid and should be taken as seriously as global warming. The Health Secretary said modern medicine may ‘cease to exist’ unless the ‘silent pandemic’ of antimicrobial resistance is urgently tackled. Drug-resistant diseases such as MRSA already kill 700,000 people around […]

Anti-vaccine bastion France warily eyes COVID shots


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain France was once home to the father of immunisation, Louis Pasteur, but it is now among the most vaccine-sceptic nations on Earth—a pressing concern as it prepares one of the biggest vaccination campaigns in its history. Britain’s announcement on Wednesday that it was approving a COVID-19 vaccine for general use […]

France, world’s most vaccine-sceptic country, warily eyes Covid-19 shots


[ad_1] Issued on: 03/12/2020 – 09:54 France was once home to the father of immunisation, Louis Pasteur, but it is now among the most vaccine-sceptic nations on Earth – a pressing concern as it prepares one of the biggest vaccination campaigns in its history. Britain’s announcement on Wednesday that it was approving a Covid-19 vaccine […]

US approves Regeneron Covid-19 antibody treatment given to Trump


[ad_1] Issued on: 22/11/2020 – 10:19 A Covid-19 antibody therapy used to treat President Donald Trump was approved by the US drug regulator on Saturday for people who aren’t yet hospitalized by the disease but are at high risk. The green light for drugmaker Regeneron came after REGEN-COV2, a combination of two lab-made antibodies, was […]

Guidelines developed for diabetes management in CKD


[ad_1] (HealthDay)—In a synopsis of the 2020 Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) clinical practice guideline, published online Nov. 10 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, recommendations and practice points are presented for clinicians caring for patients with diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Sankar D. Navaneethan, M.D., from the Baylor College of Medicine in […]

Americans Are More Willing to Take a Coronavirus Vaccine, Poll Suggests


[ad_1] In a sign that Americans are becoming less hesitant to take a coronavirus vaccine, a Gallup poll released on Tuesday showed that 58 percent of the adults who were surveyed were willing to be vaccinated, up from 50 percent in September. The survey was conducted between Oct. 19 and Nov. 1, as coronavirus cases […]

scientist couple in global spotlight


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Progress on a COVID-19 vaccine has propelled the modest husband-and-wife team behind German firm BioNTech into the global limelight, with attention inevitably focussing on their background as the children of Turkish immigrants. Ugur Sahin and his wife Ozlem Tureci founded BioNTech in the western German city of Mainz in 2008, […]

Remote cardiac rehab is effective alternative to on-site programs


[ad_1] (HealthDay)—Remote or virtual cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programs are effective alternatives to on-site programs, according to two studies presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2020, held virtually from Nov. 13 to 17. Joseph Alan Ricci, M.D., from Central East Cardiovascular Rehabilitation in Toronto, and colleagues examined the impact of the Canadian March 17, […]

Risks for prematurity, SGA, cesarean up with IBD in pregnancy


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain (HealthDay)—The risks for prematurity, small for gestational age, and cesarean section are increased in pregnancies among women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a study published in the November issue of Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics. Antoine Meyer, M.D., from the Assistance Publique-Hopitaux de Paris, and colleagues used data from […]

Stressing freedom, vaccine opponents rebranding in virus era


[ad_1] Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Years before this year’s anti-mask and reopening demonstrations, vaccine opponents were working on reinventing their image around a rallying cry of civil liberties and medical freedom. Now, boosted by the pandemic and the political climate, their rebranding is appealing to a different subset of society invested in civil liberties—and, some […]

Genomic study of 6000 NCI-MATCH cancer patients leads to new clinical trial benchmarks


[ad_1] NCI-MATCH is a precision medicine cancer trial is that seeks to determine whether matching certain drugs or drug combinations in adults whose tumors have specific gene abnormalities will effectively treat their cancer, regardless of their cancer type. Such discoveries could be eligible to move on to larger, more definitive trials. The trial is led […]

New mechanism affecting nerve impulses discovered


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers at Linköping University, Sweden, have discovered a new mechanism by which substances can open a certain type of ion channel and thereby regulate nerve impulses. The study, published in the scientific journal PNAS, identifies a large group of substances that influence the coupling between the various functional parts of […]

Bedside tracheotomy feasible for critically ill COVID-19 patients


[ad_1] (HealthDay)—Bedside open tracheotomy seems safe for critically ill patients with COVID-19, according to a study published online Oct. 8 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. Francesc Xavier Avilés-Jurado, M.D., Ph.D., from the Institut Clínic d’Especialitats Mèdiques i Quirúrgiques in Barcelona, Spain, and colleagues examined the complications, safety, and timing of tracheotomy performed for critically […]

2018 to 2019 vaccine cut influenza A-linked hospitalizations


[ad_1] (HealthDay)—The 2018 to 2019 influenza vaccine effectiveness (VE) was about 40 to 60 percent for reducing pediatric influenza A-associated hospitalizations and emergency department visits, according to a study published online Oct. 5 in Pediatrics. Angela P. Campbell, M.D., M.P.H., from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, and colleagues tested children […]