Vaccination

Harnessing proteomics could improve therapeutic approaches to COVID-19

10 days ago   |   By News Medical

A research group in India has recently described how the field of proteomics could be pivotal in helping to tackle the current coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.
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Fauci reiterates ‘cautious optimism' regarding COVID vaccine

10 days ago   |   By Healio

Speaking at The Liver Meeting Digital Experience, Anthony S. Fauci, MD, restated actions needed to control the current resurgence of COVID-19, recommended treatments and his “cautious optimism” about recently released vaccine study data.
“Here we are now with a global pandemic of historic proportions, the likes of which we have not seen in the last 102 years,” Fauci, director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Disease said. “In the United States, we have been hit the hardest of any other country with close to 10 million cases and over 230,000
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Visceral fat with low liver fat increases risk for coronary heart disease

10 days ago   |   By Healio

Visceral adipose tissue with low liver fat increased the risk for a coronary heart disease event, according to a presenter at The Liver Meeting Digital Experience.
“Visceral fat most effectively identified individuals at high risk for developing coronary heart disease,” Jennifer Linge, MSc, from Amra Medical AB, and the department of medical and health sciences at Linköping University in Sweden, said during her presentation. “In the presence of visceral obesity, low liver fat was strongly associated with a higher risk for coronary heart disease.”
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Early evaluation reduces pre-liver transplant mortality

10 days ago   |   By Healio

Evaluating patients within 30 days of referral for liver transplantation reduces pre-procedure mortality, according to research presented at The Liver Meeting Digital Experience.
In his presentation, Binu V. John, MD, from Miami VA Medical Center, said there is a lot of variability of access to liver transplantation as well as how quickly patients are evaluated after referral.
“The impact of time from referral to initial evaluation at a liver transplant center and its effect on outcomes is unknown,” he said. “There's limited published data on the outcomes of ‘all comers'
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Chronic liver disease, COVID-19 linked to higher rates of morbidity, mortality

10 days ago   |   By Healio

Investigators observed higher rates of morbidity and mortality in patients with chronic liver disease with COVID-19, according to a presenter at The Liver Meeting Digital Experience.
“This pandemic has created stress in a lot of different areas from job loss, depression and anxiety, lack of social interaction, decrease access to medical care; and all these things can potentially lead to increased alcohol use,” Nia Adeniji, M.Eng, from Stanford University School of Medicine, said during her presentation. “Encourage your patients to abstain from excessive alcohol use during
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CDC proposes concentration camps in America, plans to invade homes and...

CDC proposes concentration camps in America, plans to invade homes and separate families

Summary of CDC proposal by JW Williams A CDC document titled Interim Operational Considerations for Implementing the Shielding Approach to Prevent COVID-19 Infections in... Read more ...

Study: Patients still have immunity to coronavirus 6 months after testing...

Study: Patients still have immunity to coronavirus 6 months after testing positive

A study by British researchers found that patients may still have some form of immunity to COVID-19 long after the antibodies specific to the Wuhan coronavirus have fallen... Read more ...

Psychologically Flexible People Have Better Family and Romantic Relationships

Psychologically Flexible People Have Better Family and Romantic Relationships

Being emotionally flexible may be one of the most essential factors for longevity and overall health of your romantic and familial relationships. Read more ...

Coronavirus is 'burning much brighter in one part of Wales'

Coronavirus is 'burning much brighter in one part of Wales'

Wales Health Minister Vaughan Gething blamed the higher rate there on young adults Read more ...

Buy Buy Baby's Epic Black Friday Sale Means It's Time To Stock Up On All The...

Buy Buy Baby's Epic Black Friday Sale Means It's Time To Stock Up On All The Essentials

Buy Buy Baby's Black Friday sale 2020 is one you don't want to miss. If you're a parent, you're aware that babies need things and things happen to be expensive. Maybe you're in... Read more ...

Covid-19 RCT: Honey and black cumin seed help speed up recovery in Covid-19...

Covid-19 RCT: Honey and black cumin seed help speed up recovery in Covid-19 patients

A randomised-controlled trial that is awaiting peer review suggests that Covid-19 patients who received a combination of honey and Nigella sativa recovered more quickly than... Read more ...

Study Reassures on MS Patients' Breast, Colorectal Cancer Risk

Study Reassures on MS Patients' Breast, Colorectal Cancer Risk

Incidence of breast and colorectal cancers was similar between people with and without multiple sclerosis , but MS patients had a higher incidence of other cancers, including... Read more ...

Nursing Homes Fined for COVID Infection Control Lapses

Nursing Homes Fined for COVID Infection Control Lapses

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has fined 218 nursing homes more than $17.6 million for the most serious infection control... Read more ...

Coming Soon: Track the Vax

Coming Soon: Track the Vax

Transcript: In the race to return to normal, is a COVID-19 vaccine going to be the answer? A possible answer, but one that comes with so many questions. As vaccine trials move... Read more ...

AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine will "never be licensed in the US," says analyst

AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine will "never be licensed in the US," says analyst

Because its trial designs do not meet even the basic minimum criteria set forth by the Food and Drug Administration for new vaccines, AstraZeneca's adenovirus-vector vaccine... Read more ...