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Watchman FLX Stays on Track for Stroke Prevention

11 days ago   |   By MedPageToday

The newer-generation Watchman device was associated with sustained safety and efficacy out to 2 years when implanted in people at high thromboembolic risk, the PINNACLE FLX IDE study group reported.
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Pfizer vaccine and isolation independently associated with reduced household transmission of SARS-CoV-2

Pfizer vaccine and isolation independently associated with reduced household transmission of SARS-CoV-2

11 days ago   |   By News Medical

Israel was among the leading proponents of COVID-19 vaccination as the way out of the current worldwide restrictions on social and economic interactions and activity. A new study, recently released as a preprint on the medRxiv* server, reports on the effects of the large-scale vaccination campaigns carried out in this country, relating to successful control of SARS-CoV-2 spread within households.
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Can prior human seasonal coronavirus antibody response patterns predict SARS-CoV-2 inhibition?

11 days ago   |   By News Medical

A new study, recently released as a preprint on the medRxiv* server, reports the intriguing finding that the cross-neutralizing antibodies elicited by human seasonal coronaviruses show varying ability to prevent binding between the SARS-CoV-2 spike antigen and its cognate receptor, the angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 .
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SARS-CoV-2 reprograms host chromatic network to induce immune dysfunction

11 days ago   |   By News Medical

A recent study conducted at the University of Texas Science Center, Houston, in the USA, has revealed that upon infection, SARS-CoV-2 alters the host chromatin architecture to suppress antiviral interferon-responsive genes and augment inflammatory genes. The study is currently available on the bioRxiv* preprint server.
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Study in France suggests high efficacy of mRNA vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern

11 days ago   |   By News Medical

A nationwide case-control study conducted in France has assessed the efficacy of mRNA-based coronavirus disease 2019 vaccines against original severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 and its variants, including B.1.1.7, B.1.351, and P1.
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Cholangiopathy after severe COVID-19 may lead to liver injury, failure

Cholangiopathy after severe COVID-19 may lead to liver injury, failure

For patients with severe COVID-19, cholangiopathy was a late complication with potential for progressive biliary injury or liver failure, according to a study published in the... Read more ...

Mississippi woman pleads others to get vaccinated as her husband is hospitalized

Mississippi woman pleads others to get vaccinated as her husband is hospitalized

William Thomas Ball, 51, has been hospitalized with COVID-19 in Jackson, Mississippi after refusing to get vaccinated. Now his wife, Alicia, is asking for others in her... Read more ...

Covid England: Cases are now falling in ALL age groups, official data reveals

Covid England: Cases are now falling in ALL age groups, official data reveals

EXCLUSIVE: Covid cases are falling in all age groups, and dropping fastest among adults in their twenties according to data from the Department of Health. Read more ...

Lumbar artificial disc yielded positive 7-year outcomes for degenerative...

Lumbar artificial disc yielded positive 7-year outcomes for degenerative disc disease

For total disc replacement in patients with degenerative disc disease, an artificial disc is a safe option that improves pain relief, function, range of motion and decreases in... Read more ...

FDA clamps down on imported shark fins, cantaloupes, mushrooms and more

FDA clamps down on imported shark fins, cantaloupes, mushrooms and more

The Food and Drug Administration uses import alerts to enforce U.S. food safety regulations for food from foreign countries. The agency updates and modifies the alerts as... Read more ...

FDA TechTalk podcast episode to focus on whole genome sequencing

FDA TechTalk podcast episode to focus on whole genome sequencing

Nowadays, it seems rare to find someone or some entity without a podcast, and the Food and Drug Administration is no exception. The TechTalk podcast is hosted by the FDA and... Read more ...

COVID Breakthrough Cases Ran the Gamut in Healthcare Workers

COVID Breakthrough Cases Ran the Gamut in Healthcare Workers

Breakthrough COVID-19 cases in fully vaccinated healthcare workers were rare, and generally were associated with the individual's immune response to the vaccine in the early... Read more ...

Some IBD Treatments in Pregnancy Had No Effect on Kids' Infection Risk

Some IBD Treatments in Pregnancy Had No Effect on Kids' Infection Risk

Exposure to immunosuppressive monotherapies in utero did not increase serious infection risks in young children born to mothers with inflammatory bowel disease , but the same... Read more ...

FDA issues complete response letter for retifanlimab for anal cancer

FDA issues complete response letter for retifanlimab for anal cancer

The FDA issued a complete response letter to Incyte indicating it cannot approve the company's biologics license application that seeks approval of retifanlimab for certain... Read more ...

Bristol Myers Squibb withdraws liver cancer indication for nivolumab

Bristol Myers Squibb withdraws liver cancer indication for nivolumab

Bristol Myers Squibb in consultation with the FDA voluntarily withdrew the indication for nivolumab as monotherapy for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma previously treated... Read more ...