BIDEN UNVEILS NATIONAL 5-POINT COVID-19 VACCINATION STRATEGY

The President-elect aims to set up 100 mass vaccination clinics by late February and to use FEMA to mobilize thousands of workers to...

MORE TRANSMISSIBLE VARIANT COULD DOMINATE BY MARCH, CDC WARNS

Modeling predicts the US will see rapid growth of a highly transmissible new strain of SARS-CoV-2 first detected in the UK. Medscape...

 
 
 

NEW TRUMP ADMINISTRATION POLICIES FOR FDA UNDER FIRE

The Trump administration's attempts in its final days to revise FDA policies have drawn criticism from watchdog groups and former commissioner...

A BIG SCIENCE PUBLISHER IS GOING OPEN ACCESS. BUT AT WHAT COST?

The steep fees Springer Nature will charge to make papers freely readable show what's wrong with science publishing. Undark

 
 
 

JAN 15 2021 THIS WEEK IN CARDIOLOGY

COVID, ACE/ARBs, left atrial appendage closure, SGLT2 inhibitors, and a clue in AF mechanisms are the topics discussed by John Mandrola,...

WHITE HOUSE BEING DEEP CLEANED BEFORE INAUGURATION

Because of COVID-19 outbreaks that occurred at White House events under President Donald Trump, the federal government is spending...

 
 
 

BILLIONS OF YEARS OLD, LITHIUM STILL HAS A PROMISING FUTURE

The story behind "the most effective medication in psychiatry" is one of both serendipity and dogged persistence, but its utility is...

PANDEMIC SCREEN TIME: WILL BLUE LIGHT GLASSES HELP?

As people in lockdown spend more time staring at laptops and other digital screens, they're ordering more blue light glasses, despite...

 
 
 

IN-PERSON K-12 CLASSES DON'T FUEL COVID-19 OUTBREAKS, STUDY SAYS

At the beginning of December 2020, COVID-19 cases in counties with in-person schooling were similar to the rates in counties with only...

SMART CONTACT LENS TARGETS VISION IMPROVEMENT

The device, which is like a smartphone in the eye, took home an award at the year's biggest tech conference, but it's not quite ready...

 
 
 

BIDEN CHOOSES EX FDA CHIEF KESSLER TO HELP LEAD US VACCINE DRIVE: NYT

US President-elect Joe Biden has chosen David Kessler, the ex-head of the FDA, to help lead the COVID-19 vaccine push Operation Warp...

BIDEN'S FEDERAL BOOST TO VACCINE ROLLOUT IS CRITICAL TO SPEEDING INOCULATIONS

President-elect Joe Biden's plan to boost the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, including by spending $20 billion to create mass vaccination...

 
 
 

QUEBEC TO GIVE COVID-19 VACCINE DOSES AS MANY AS 90 DAYS APART

Quebec may space out doses of COVID-19 vaccines by as long as 90 days, the province said on Thursday, beyond the 42-day interval recommended...

EUROPEAN COUNTRIES THAT IMPLEMENTED STRICT COVID-19 MITIGATION POLICIES SAW FEWER DEATHS

In Europe, countries that implemented strict COVID-19 mitigation policies early in the pandemic, including cancellation of public events,...

 
 
 

EXPANDED VACCINE ROLLOUT IN US SPAWNS A NEW SET OF PROBLEMS

The rapid expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations to senior citizens across the U.S. has led to bottlenecks, system crashes and hard feelings...

US CHARGES MIT PROFESSOR WITH GRANT FRAUD FOR FAILING TO DISCLOSE CHINESE TIES

A professor at the MIT who specializes in nanotechnology research was arrested on US charges that he failed to disclose his ties to...

 
 
 

CHILE KEEPS FAITH IN SINOVAC COVID-19 VACCINE AS BRAZIL DATA GENERATES JITTERS ELSEWHERE

Chilean authorities said on Thursday they remained confident in a vaccine developed by China's Sinovac despite jitters elsewhere after...

BABY GETS CANCER FROM MOTHER DURING BIRTH: FIRST REPORT

For the first time, transmission of cancer via the birth canal has been documented: the mothers had cervical cancer, the infants later...

 
 
 

FDA WELCOMES SOTAGLIFLOZIN DATA FOR HEART FAILURE IN DIABETES

The FDA says data from two pivotal trials can be used to help support a new drug application for the dual SGLT1/2 inhibitor, according...

HHS WILL DROP BUPRENORPHINE WAIVER RULE FOR MOST PHYSICIANS

HHS intends to expand use of buprenorphine in treatment for opioid use disorder by easing a requirement that has often been cited as...

 
 
 



Why Getting My COVID Vaccine Made Me Emotional

Why Getting My COVID Vaccine Made Me Emotional

A child who is four years old gets his or her booster vaccinations prior to going to kindergarten. My experience as a pediatrician is that kids handle the trauma of getting... Read more ...

Should You Take Zinc to Further Protect Yourself From COVID-19? We Asked Experts

Should You Take Zinc to Further Protect Yourself From COVID-19? We Asked Experts

As deaths from COVID-19 continue to hit record high numbers , it's more important than ever to take every available precaution to protect ourselves and others from contracting... Read more ...

Will Coronavirus Variants Soon Dominate in U.S.?

Will Coronavirus Variants Soon Dominate in U.S.?

The SARS-CoV-2 variant first documented in Britain could become the primary strain in the U.S. by March, researchers found. Despite only 76 infections with the variant, B.1.1.7... Read more ...

COVID-19 VTE Prevention: The Case for Intermediate and Outpatient Dosing

COVID-19 VTE Prevention: The Case for Intermediate and Outpatient Dosing

Should patients hospitalized for COVID-19 routinely receive extra anticoagulation or go home with a course of antithrombotics? The first randomized controlled trial data are... Read more ...

The hospitals where Covid admissions are FALLING

The hospitals where Covid admissions are FALLING

Some 20 of 138 acute NHS trusts recorded a dip in beds occupied by Covid-19 patients in the seven days to January 12 compared to the previous week. Read more ...

Got Half an Hour? Try This Fat-Burning, Lower-Body Dumbbell Workout

Got Half an Hour? Try This Fat-Burning, Lower-Body Dumbbell Workout

Doing a strength-training session like this lower-body dumbbell workout from ACE-certified personal trainer Nicci Robinson helps to build lean muscle and aids in the... Read more ...

Global surge of cases is fueling more chances for the virus to mutate to...

Global surge of cases is fueling more chances for the virus to mutate to beat immune system

Professor Trevor Bedford warned that a higher number of severe infections would lead to more super-strains as it gives the virus additional chances to mutate to evade the... Read more ...

Care home Covid cases TRIPLE in a month: MOST outbreaks are among elderly...

Care home Covid cases TRIPLE in a month: MOST outbreaks are among elderly residents

Date from Public Health England reveals that in the week to January 14, there were 977 outbreaks of respiratory conditions in care homes with 739 confirmed as Covid. Read more ...

GOP rep: If we had strongly prosecuted BLM-Antifa rioters, Capitol riot may...

GOP rep: If we had strongly prosecuted BLM-Antifa rioters, Capitol riot may not have happened

During debate on the impeachment article in the House on Wednesday, Rep. Tom McClintock said the lenient response to BLM and Antifa rioters over the course of several months... Read more ...

Twitter opposes censorship only when it affects Twitter

Twitter opposes censorship only when it affects Twitter

Just days after banning President Donald Trump from the platform for repeatedly tweeting about the fraudulent 2020 election, Twitter engaged in the very same behavior by... Read more ...