Health

J&J, Moderna COVID-19 Booster Jabs Near FDA Authorization

Johnson & Johnson JNJ announced that the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products advisory committee (VRBPAC) unanimously voted in favor of emergency use authorization (EUA) to the booster dose of its single-shot COVID-19 vaccine for...
Topics: Food And Drug Administration, Vaccines

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Gilead (GILD) Breast Cancer Drug Gets Positive CHMP Opinion

Gilead Sciences, Inc. GILD recently announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (“CHMP”) of the European Medicines Agency (“EMA”) has adopted a positive opinion on the Marketing Authorization Application...
Topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Marketing

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Cardinal Health's (CAH) Unit Ties Up to Boost Diabetes Care

Cardinal Health, Inc.’s CAH company, OptiFreight Logistics, recently partnered with Journey Biosciences, Inc. to enhance control and visibility throughout every transportation modality. This deal will provide Journey Biosciences’...
Topics: Cardinal Health, Diabetes

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FDA relents on mix and match for third dose

Here is the NYT account, they sound both confused and confusing.  How about “if you have had J&J, it is fine and probably preferable to get a further dose of Moderna or Pfizer”?  Yet suddenly it is fine. And it is the usual story...
Topics: Food And Drug Administration, Pfizer

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Minnesota Hospital Shuts Down ER And Urgent Care Amid Nurse Strike

Minnesota Hospital Shuts Down ER And Urgent Care Amid Nurse Strike By Jack Philips of Epoch Times, A hospital in Minnesota confirmed it temporarily shut down its emergency room and urgent care facility due to a nurse strike. Allina...
Topics: Nursing

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Biogen's (BIIB) Tofersen Reports Mixed Data From ALS Study

Biogen BIIB reported mixed results from the phase III VALOR study and ongoing open-label extension (“OLE") study evaluating its investigational antisense drug tofersen in patients having amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (“ALS”)...
Topics: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Medical Research

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Miami private school orders vaccinated students to stay at home for 30 days as 'precautionary...

A private school in Florida will require vaccinated students to stay home for 30 days after each COVID-19 vaccination dose they receive. "Because of the potential impact on other students and our school community, vaccinated students will need...
Topics: Vaccines

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Sim City for food science takes on Listeria outbreaks

Researchers from Cornell University are blending food science expertise and computer programming savvy to help the food industry stop Listeria outbreaks.
Topics: Medical Research

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For oxygen-deprived newborns, rewarming after cooling therapy can trigger seizures

Oxygen-deprived newborns who undergo cooling therapy to protect their brains are at an elevated risk of seizures and brain damage during the rewarming period, which could be a precursor of disability or death, a new study by a team of researchers...
Topics: Medical Research

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Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center Appoints Daniel Mansour, M.D., as Medical Director...

Mountainside Medical Center has announced that Daniel Mansour, M.D. will take on the role as medical director of thoracic surgery and surgical director of the lung cancer screening/lung nodule program.
Topics: Lung Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Mother's occupational exposure to cleaning products and disinfectants could cause asthma in future...

New analysis of data collected in the large international RHINESSA and RHINE studies, raises concern for adverse health effects of cleaning products and disinfectants, even in the next generation.
Topics: Asthma

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Mom With: What It's Like to Have Substance Abuse Disorder & Be a Mother

“Drugs and alcohol were symptoms of a greater problem. When I removed them, I rediscovered the depression and anxiety that I had been battling for many years ... "
Topics: Alcohol, Depression, Anxiety

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The EPA wants to regulate hazardous 'forever chemicals,' which are found in items like pizza boxes,...

Erin McDowell/Insider Forever chemicals can't break down and linger in the soil, water, and air. Many household items contain forever chemicals, including nonstick cookware and cleaning products. EPA Administrator Michael Regan outlined the...
Topics: Air Products & Chemicals

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Bristol Myers (BMY) Gets Positive CHMP Opinion for Zeposia in UC

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company BMY announced that the European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (“CHMP”) has rendered a positive opinion on, and recommended the approval of its sphingosine-1-phosphate...
Topics: Bristol-Myers Squibb

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Starting Mammography at Age 40 Would Reduce Disparities in Deaths for Black Women

If Black women begin mammography screening every other year starting at age 40, breast cancer deaths could be reduced by 57 percent compared to starting screening 10 years later -- as is currently recommended by some organizations -- according to...
Topics: Mammography, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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ESPN broadcaster Dick Vitale reveals lymphoma diagnosis, but will remain on the air

Popular college basketball analyst says lymphoma, to be treated with steroids and six months of chemotherapy, is unrelated to melanoma removed over the summer.      
Topics: Espn, Lymphoma, Chemotherapy, Cancer, Skin Cancer, Melanoma

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First Interchangeable Humira Biosimilar Approved

(MedPage Today) -- The FDA approved Cyltezo as the first interchangeable biosimilar to adalimumab (Humira), with indications ranging from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) to inflammatory bowel disease, Boehringer Ingelheim announced late on Friday. Of...
Topics: Food And Drug Administration, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis

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Pierre Monice Named President of MacNeal Hospital

Pierre Monice has been named president of MacNeal Hospital, effective October 31, 2021. Monice assumes this new role at Loyola Medicine after previously serving for nearly two years as senior vice president and chief human resources officer for...

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Myths vs. facts about nutrition and bread

A review of packaged sliced bread and which are the best for a healthy diet.
Topics: Diet

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A virus that disrupts the sex routines of roundworms

Viruses influence the sex life of the roundworm C. elegans. Male roundworms of this non-parasitic nematode species are less sexually attracted to females infected with the Orsay virus. The virus also eventually leads to more male offspring and...
Topics: Virus, Virology

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