Vaccination

S-pseudotyped VLPs offer promising COVID-19 vaccine platform

1 month ago   |   By News Medical

A new study published on the preprint server bioRxiv* in September 2020 reports on a Moloney murine leukemia virus platform that produces VLPs expressing the important spike antigen of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 .
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Study emphasizes the importance of public knowledge and practices related to COVID-19

1 month ago   |   By News Medical

Understanding workers' knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding COVID-19 is crucial to preventing it and controlling it
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Key China COVID-19 study produced results that influenced subsequent research on coronavirus

1 month ago   |   By News Medical

Early in the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, a small study in China produced results that influenced subsequent research on the virus.
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Study: 90-minute COVID-19 test has high sensitivity and specificity

1 month ago   |   By News Medical

A 90-minute COVID-19 test has been shown to have over 94 per cent sensitivity, and 100 per cent specificity in a new study.
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COVID-19 Could Cause Declines in Life Expectancy: Study

COVID-19 Could Cause Declines in Life Expectancy: Study

1 month ago   |   By Medindia Health

The new study provides an important first estimate of the impact of COVID-19 on life expectancy, but new developments in healthcare could also affect mortality rates and life expectancy.
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COVID Vaccine: Infections Seen Among Sputnik Trial Subjects

COVID Vaccine: Infections Seen Among Sputnik Trial Subjects

There have been instances of infection among volunteers of Sputnik V trials, the world's first registered vaccine against Covid-19 virus, according to a top official of the... Read more ...

Why COVID-19 Is Not the 3rd Leading Cause of Death

Why COVID-19 Is Not the 3rd Leading Cause of Death

According to Dr. Thomas Frieden, former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, COVID-19 is now the third leading cause of death in the U.S., killing... Read more ...

Kerala, Delhi See COVID-19 Cases Rise During Festivals

Kerala, Delhi See COVID-19 Cases Rise During Festivals

Amid the ongoing festivals in Maharashtra, West Bengal, Karnataka, Kerala and Delhi, the COVID-19 situation has worsened, said the Union Health Ministry. Read more ...

India's COVID-19 Cases Crosse 80L, Recoveries Over 73 Lakh

India's COVID-19 Cases Crosse 80L, Recoveries Over 73 Lakh

India has seen about 49,881 new coronavirus infections and 517 deaths in the last 24 hours. Coronavirus cases tally has crossed 80 lakh-mark with the total number of cases at... Read more ...

Who needs SCIENCE? China justifies widespread COVID-19 immunizations without...

Who needs SCIENCE? China justifies widespread COVID-19 immunizations without bothering with clinical trials

The Chinese government defended widespread immunizations against COVID-19 outside of clinical trials in the country. The vaccinations were warranted, as there were no... Read more ...

Link Between Antiseizure Drug Valproic Acid and Autism Risk

Link Between Antiseizure Drug Valproic Acid and Autism Risk

Antiseizure medication in pregnancy is associated with twice the risk of autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children, said study. Read more ...

Shocking numbers: Comparing COVID-19 deaths to abortion deaths

Shocking numbers: Comparing COVID-19 deaths to abortion deaths

I recently saw the headline from the New York Times about the deaths of over 200,000 Americans to COVID-19, and it got me thinking. (Article by Katie Beatty republished from... Read more ...

Tough tardigrades: Microscopic water bears can withstand harmful radiation...

Tough tardigrades: Microscopic water bears can withstand harmful radiation, thanks to a certain protein

A protein found only in tardigrades may protect cells from DNA damage caused by radiation exposure, according to a recent study published in eLife. Researchers from the... Read more ...

Op-Ed: Physicians Need to Plan for Their Own Financial Health

Op-Ed: Physicians Need to Plan for Their Own Financial Health

As we write this, one of our physician clients is in a Dallas hospital waiting for a lung transplant. As a pulmonologist, he has treated hundreds of patients with lung... Read more ...

COVID-19 Racism Takes Toll on Chinese Americans' Mental Health

COVID-19 Racism Takes Toll on Chinese Americans' Mental Health

Chinese Americans are experiencing more racial discrimination and it appears to be affecting their mental health, according to a convenience sample survey. Among 543... Read more ...