Data support second COVID-19 vaccine dose, even when allergic reaction occurs with first

Data support second COVID-19 vaccine dose, even when allergic reaction occurs with first

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Most patients with “immediate and potentially allergic reactions” to the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines tolerated a second dose, researchers reported in JAMA...
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FDA approves Nucala for chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps

FDA approves Nucala for chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps

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GlaxoSmithKline announced that the FDA has approved Nucala as a treatment for adults who have chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps. Nucala is a monoclonal antibody that...
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Smoking, NSAID-exacerbated respiratory disease risk factors for severe adult-onset asthma

Smoking, NSAID-exacerbated respiratory disease risk factors for severe adult-onset asthma

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A new study published in BMC Pulmonary Medicine identified independent risk factors for severe adult-onset asthma, including smoking, NSAID-exacerbated respiratory disease...
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TODAY: Youth-onset type 2 diabetes precedes high burden of early adulthood complications

TODAY: Youth-onset type 2 diabetes precedes high burden of early adulthood complications

46 minutes ago   |   Healio   |   2 articles

Long-term follow-up of a cohort of children and adolescents diagnosed with type 2 diabetes showed most developed complications, including microvascular disease, in early...
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FDA approves first interchangeable biosimilar insulin

FDA approves first interchangeable biosimilar insulin

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The FDA approved the first interchangeable biosimilar insulin product to improve glycemic control for children and adults with diabetes, part of an effort to provide...
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Many women with gestational diabetes do not receive type 2 diabetes screening after birth

Many women with gestational diabetes do not receive type 2 diabetes screening after birth

46 minutes ago   |   Healio   |   2 articles

Women in the United Kingdom who had gestational diabetes were not often screened for type 2 diabetes in accordance with national guidelines, a recent analysis showed. According...
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Decreasing TSH linked to decline in cognitive functioning for older adults

Decreasing TSH linked to decline in cognitive functioning for older adults

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Older adults with decreasing serum thyroid-stimulating hormone levels were more likely than those with a steady level to experience cognitive decline, according to findings...
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Curry, vitamin B2 intake may reduce risk for metabolic syndrome in women

Curry, vitamin B2 intake may reduce risk for metabolic syndrome in women

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Premenopausal women who eat more curry and postmenopausal women with a higher daily vitamin B2 intake are less likely to have metabolic syndrome, according to a study of women...
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Amygdala found to have role in important pre-attentive mechanism in the brain

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Researchers have shown how the amygdala, a brain region typically associated with fear, contributes to prepulse inhibition by activating small inhibitory neurons in the mouse...
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Researchers film human viruses in liquid droplets at near-atomic detail

2 hours ago   |   ScienceDaily

Researchers have used advanced electron microscopy technology to see how human viruses move in high resolution in a near-native environment. The visualization technique could...
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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 ...