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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

15 minutes ago   |   Healio   |   2 articles

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

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

15 minutes ago   |   Healio

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

15 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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'Greening' biomaterials and scaffolds used in regenerative medicine

2 hours ago   |   ScienceDaily

In the biomaterials industry, electrospinning is a ubiquitous fabrication method used to produce nano- to microscale fibrous meshes that closely resemble native tissue...
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Readmission rates for hidradenitis suppurativa, heart failure may be similar

Readmission rates for hidradenitis suppurativa, heart failure may be similar

2 hours ago   |   Healio

Readmission rate for those with hidradenitis suppurativa may be comparable to the rate for those with heart failure at 180 days, according to a short communication analysis...
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Consider age, available space in pediatric allergic contact dermatitis patch testing

Consider age, available space in pediatric allergic contact dermatitis patch testing

2 hours ago   |   Healio

Practitioners should take patient age, available space for the patch and allergy frequency into consideration when determining the best option for pediatric patch testing for...
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Melanoma incidence, prevalence have increased in US in recent decades

Melanoma incidence, prevalence have increased in US in recent decades

2 hours ago   |   Healio

While melanoma incidence and prevalence in the U.S. increased between 1990 and 2019, mortality rates remained stable over that time, according to findings from a mathematical...
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‘Not expected, but not surprising:' Amid pandemic, many family physicians are lonely

‘Not expected, but not surprising:' Amid pandemic, many family physicians are lonely

10 hours ago   |   Healio

The COVID-19 pandemic is “taking an emotional toll on family physicians,” according to researchers who created and implemented a small survey in Kansas. “Loneliness has been...
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Adalimumab may be efficacious, safe treatment for children with ulcerative colitis

Adalimumab may be efficacious, safe treatment for children with ulcerative colitis

10 hours ago   |   Healio

Adalimumab was an efficacious and safe treatment option for pediatric patients with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis, according to findings published in Lancet...
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Positive future orientation and strong parental support linked with lower risk of youth vaping

10 hours ago   |   News Medical

Adolescents who set goals for their future and those with strong parental support are less likely to use e-cigarettes and other tobacco products, according to a study by UPMC...
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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 ...