China keeps virus at bay at high cost ahead of Olympics

In this May 2, 2021, file photo, a woman adjusts her face mask as she walks by a statue featuring the Beijing Winter Olympics figure skating on display at the Shougang Park in Beijing. China’s “zero tolerance” strategy of trying to isolate every case and stop transmission of the coronavirus has kept kept the country

Study finds rising rates of smoking and vaping among teenagers in Ireland

For the first time in 25 years, rates of smoking among teenage boys in Ireland are increasing, according to a study published in ERJ Open Research. The study also shows that rates of vaping among teenagers have risen in the last four years and that teenagers who use e-cigarettes are more likely to smoke. The

Sublingual Film Well-Tolerated for Parkinson ‘Off’ Episodes

A majority of patients with Parkinson disease (PD) experiencing “off” episodes  successfully tolerated titration to an effective and tolerable dose of sublingual apomorphine film (SL-apo; Kynmobi, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals) without the use of antiemetic medication, new research shows. “The bottom line was that the majority of patients did not have dose-limiting nausea or vomiting,” co-investigator William

US govt advisers vote no to Pfizer Covid boosters for ages 16 and up

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Leading US medical experts advising the government voted against recommending booster doses of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine for everyone aged 16 and up, citing concerns about potential side-effects in younger age groups. Following a day of data presentations and debate, the panel of vaccinologists, infectious disease researchers, and epidemiologists voted 16 to

The spaces in between: Moving DEI beyond the status quo

When it comes to diversity, equity and inclusion, most organizations and their leaders have a strong desire to drive systemic change not only within their organizations, but in the broader communities they serve. With so many leaders and organizations stepping up to provide safe spaces for these kinds of crucial conversations, we’re experiencing a revitalization

What pushed Israel out of herd immunity?

Scientists have recently tried to explain the factors that could be responsible for the recent outbreaks of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Israel. Their observations reveal that the prevalence of the more infectious delta variant of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and waning vaccine efficacy results in the outbreaks. As preventive interventions, they

Obesity Cases On The Rise Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Latest figures have shown that obesity cases are on the rise amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Did the global health crisis play a role in the surge in obesity cases in sixteen states?  The Latest Figures The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported Wednesday that there has been an increase in the number of

Baylor Gets Restraining Order Against COVID Vaccine Skeptic Doc

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The largest nonprofit health system in Texas has secured a temporary restraining order against cardiologist Peter A. McCullough, MD, MPH, a COVID-19 vaccine skeptic who allegedly continued to claim an affiliation with Baylor Scott & White Health months after he entered

Self-Attacking Antibodies Found In Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

A new study is shedding more light on what could be causing severe COVID-19 infection in SARS-CoV-2 patients.  Stanford researchers revealed this week their interesting discovery upon examining a number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients. In a press release published on Stanford Medicine’s website Tuesday, the team indicated that they found self-attacking antibodies in 1 in

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