Nearly 1 in 5 People With Hypertension Take BP-Raising Meds

NEARLY 1 IN 5 PEOPLE WITH HYPERTENSION TAKE BP-RAISING MEDS

Many hypertensive patients may be inadvertently taking medications that raise blood pressure , according to data from the National...

An Upstream Solution to the Physician Shortage

AN UPSTREAM SOLUTION TO THE PHYSICIAN SHORTAGE

On March 18, Senator Bob Menendez introduced the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2021. This bill has not received the...

 
 
 
Help Me Knock Down Your Healthcare Barriers

HELP ME KNOCK DOWN YOUR HEALTHCARE BARRIERS

Imagine, if you could, a life without barriers - well, if not a life, then maybe just perhaps one day. Or the day-to-day. Every day...

What Does It Mean to Be a Great Mentor?

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A GREAT MENTOR?

In the modern era of healthcare, the word "doctor" is used to signify a person as a qualified practitioner of medicine. Moreover, the...

 
 
 
Perseverance and Motivation During COVID and Beyond

PERSEVERANCE AND MOTIVATION DURING COVID AND BEYOND

At CHEST 2021, the American College of Chest Physicians annual meeting, the Opening Session Keynote Address, titled "Perseverance and...

Digging Deeper Into Why Fewer Infants Got Vaccinated During the Pandemic

DIGGING DEEPER INTO WHY FEWER INFANTS GOT VACCINATED DURING THE PANDEMIC

A survey of women who gave birth during the pandemic linked disruptions in prenatal care, discrimination, and COVID-19-related stressors...

 
 
 
Emergence of Novel Antipsychotic Agents in Schizophrenia

EMERGENCE OF NOVEL ANTIPSYCHOTIC AGENTS IN SCHIZOPHRENIA

Dopamine D2‑blocking agents have long been the mainstay of the pharmacological treatment of schizophrenia. But although these agents...

Inhaled Steroid Disappoints for COVID-19

INHALED STEROID DISAPPOINTS FOR COVID-19

COVID-19 outpatients treated with the inhaled corticosteroid ciclesonide obtained no symptom relief beyond that seen in a placebo group,...

 
 
 
What Caused Brazil's First Urban Yellow Fever Outbreak in 80 Years?

WHAT CAUSED BRAZIL'S FIRST URBAN YELLOW FEVER OUTBREAK IN 80 YEARS?

Rural and outdoor exposure increased risk of yellow fever infection during the 2017-2018 epidemic in Brazil, begging the question of...

Clinical Challenges: Genetic Testing in Inherited Retinal Disease

CLINICAL CHALLENGES: GENETIC TESTING IN INHERITED RETINAL DISEASE

The recent availability of disease-modifying treatments for some inherited retinal dystrophies heightens the importance of early recognition...

 
 
 
Clinical Challenges: First-Line Immunotherapy Eligibility in Advanced Bladder Cancer

CLINICAL CHALLENGES: FIRST-LINE IMMUNOTHERAPY ELIGIBILITY IN ADVANCED BLADDER CANCER

There are two immunotherapy options approved for first-line treatment of metastatic urothelial cancer in patients who are platinum-ineligible....

Brain Inflammation Seen in Four of 10 Alzheimer's Aducanumab Patients

BRAIN INFLAMMATION SEEN IN FOUR OF 10 ALZHEIMER'S ADUCANUMAB PATIENTS

Brain inflammation known as amyloid-related imaging abnormalities occurred in about 40% of people with early Alzheimer's disease in...

 
 
 
Bisphosphonate Therapy and Fracture Prevention: How Long Does It Take?

BISPHOSPHONATE THERAPY AND FRACTURE PREVENTION: HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

About a year was determined to be the minimal timing of bisphosphonate therapy for postmenopausal women with osteoporosis to reap a...

2021 COVID Deaths Top 2020; Fauci Barks Back at Harassers; Unvaxxed Athletes Benched

2021 COVID DEATHS TOP 2020; FAUCI BARKS BACK AT HARASSERS; UNVAXXED ATHLETES BENCHED

Note that some links may require registration or subscription. U.S. COVID-19 deaths in 2021 have now surpassed those from 2020, according...

 
 
 
Why Are So Few Sick From COVID in Sub-Saharan Africa?

WHY ARE SO FEW SICK FROM COVID IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA?

Both rural and urban areas of Mali experienced high seroprevalence of COVID-19, but a low burden of symptomatic disease, a researcher...

'Frankly, It's a Travesty': What We Heard This Week

'FRANKLY, IT'S A TRAVESTY': WHAT WE HEARD THIS WEEK

"Frankly, it's a travesty that in the middle of a pandemic we have such poor access to rapid testing." - Carlos del Rio, MD, of Emory...

 
 
 
So Far, So Good for Chikungunya Vaccine in Phase III Trial

SO FAR, SO GOOD FOR CHIKUNGUNYA VACCINE IN PHASE III TRIAL

A live-attenuated vaccine against mosquito-borne chikungunya virus was highly immunogenic across age groups, with no serious safety...

Inequities in Healthcare; Tips for Career Fairs

INEQUITIES IN HEALTHCARE; TIPS FOR CAREER FAIRS

Welcome to this week's edition of Healthcare Career Insights. This weekly roundup highlights healthcare career-related articles culled...

 
 
 
Medicine Has Become the Great Patient Handoff

MEDICINE HAS BECOME THE GREAT PATIENT HANDOFF

Americans have become the commodity in their own healthcare system. A patient has gone from being a person who has a relationship with...

Imcivree Considered for Expanded Label; Semglee Hits Shelves; Buphenyl for T2D?

IMCIVREE CONSIDERED FOR EXPANDED LABEL; SEMGLEE HITS SHELVES; BUPHENYL FOR T2D?

The FDA accepted a priority review of a supplemental new drug application for setmelanotide , a melanocortin-4 receptor agonist, for...

 
 
 



Valneva vaccines cancelled by UK just TWO MONTHS ago could be key to beating...

Valneva vaccines cancelled by UK just TWO MONTHS ago could be key to beating Omicron strain

Jabs produced by French firm Valneva could have an advantage over the 'monster' Botswana strain, experts have suggested. The UK cancelled a 100 million dose contract with the... Read more ...

Ten OMICRON "variant" predictions for 2022 and beyond. globalist...

Ten OMICRON "variant" predictions for 2022 and beyond. globalist authoritarian playbook stripped naked

The omicron “variant” media hysteria is pure fiction. It's nothing but a 1984-style Orwellian psychological terrorism operation that has been engineered to keep the populations... Read more ...

COVID-19 vaccines will kill people while making their underlying conditions...

COVID-19 vaccines will kill people while making their underlying conditions appear to be the cause, prominent doctor warns

A prominent South African doctor who played a key role in developing early treatments for COVID-19 has said that the current vaccine campaigns have one purpose: to “control and... Read more ...

Rituximab increased odds of COVID-19 hospitalization vs. DMARDs for patients...

Rituximab increased odds of COVID-19 hospitalization vs. DMARDs for patients with RA

Baseline use of rituximab compared with conventional synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs was associated with worse COVID-19 outcomes in patients with rheumatoid... Read more ...

Countries Need to be Vigilant About Omicron COVID Variant: WHO

Countries Need to be Vigilant About Omicron COVID Variant: WHO

Countries in the South-East Asia region need to scale up surveillance, strengthen public health and social measures, and enhance vaccination coverage as a new variant of COVID... Read more ...

World Health Organization Classifies B.1.1.529 as 'Variant of Concern' Named...

World Health Organization Classifies B.1.1.529 as 'Variant of Concern' Named Omicron

The new COVID variant detected in southern Africa has been classified by the World Health Organisation as the 'Variant of Concern' following the Technical Advisory Group meeting. Read more ...

Ways to Reduce COVID-19 Risks in Dental Offices

Ways to Reduce COVID-19 Risks in Dental Offices

Researchers sought strategies to reduce the risk of airborne transmission of COVID-19 and found that adding hydrogen peroxide is indeed a well-rounded approach. Read more ...

New Covid Variant in South Africa Affects People Under 25

New Covid Variant in South Africa Affects People Under 25

New Covid-19 variant found in South Africa could be widely circulating in the country. Young people have to take the utmost precautions to be safe from the virus. Read more ...

New COVID Variant of ‘Concern' Drives U.S. Travel Bans

New COVID Variant of ‘Concern' Drives U.S. Travel Bans

The World Health Organization on Friday classified a new COVID-19 variant from South Africa as a “variant of concern,” which means it could be more contagious, cause more... Read more ...

What Wales' health experts are saying about the new Covid variant named...

What Wales' health experts are saying about the new Covid variant named 'Omicron'

The B.1.1.529 variant is understood to be highly infectious and more resistant to vaccines Read more ...