- 10 Best Healthy Candy Options To Give Out This Halloween 2021on October 25, 2021 at 4:31 pm
Are you excited to celebrate Halloween this year? Here are the healthiest candy alternatives you can give out to trick-or-treaters!
- CBD For Allergies: Here’s How It Helps Alleviate Symptomson October 22, 2021 at 3:07 pm
Can CBD help with allergies? Here are the best CBD products you can try today.
- 10 Best Smartwatch With Heart Rate Monitor On Saleon October 21, 2021 at 3:23 pm
Here are the best smartwatches with heart rate monitors that can help you maximize your workouts and track your progress.
- COVID Testing on Campus Is About More Than the Studentson October 25, 2021 at 4:00 pm
(MedPage Today) — Many U.S. institutions of higher learning, including Duke University where we work, have implemented large-scale COVID-19 testing programs for students, staff, and faculty. In these mass testing programs, everyone is regularly…
- You Couldn’t Pay Some People to Get Vaxxed. Or Could You?on October 25, 2021 at 3:30 pm
(MedPage Today) — Offering a $25 incentive for the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine increased uptake, as well as vaccine interest, particularly among residents of underserved communities, a small pilot study in North Carolina found. Initiation…
- Sudden Psychosis, Abnormal CSF in Three Teens With COVIDon October 25, 2021 at 12:00 pm
(MedPage Today) — Sudden, rapidly progressing neuropsychiatric symptoms ranging from severe anxiety to delusional psychosis caused three teenage patients with recent COVID-19 to be hospitalized, researchers reported. Of the three pediatric patients…
- Homicide-Suicide Risk Something to Be Aware of During the Pandemicon October 25, 2021 at 11:30 am
(MedPage Today) — As the pandemic continues, clinicians should be on the lookout for patients at risk of committing homicide-suicide, Elias Ghossoub, MD, director of the psychiatry residency training program at the American University of Beirut…
- Fauci in the Doghouse; SCOTUS to Review Texas Abortion Law; Public Health’s Downfallon October 25, 2021 at 9:15 am
(MedPage Today) — Note that some links may require registration or subscription. NIH officials admitted that they funded research to the Wuhan Institute of Virology that enhanced bat coronaviruses, but insisted there were too many genetic differences…
- Pfizer Vax for Young Kids Passes the Test Among FDA Staffon October 25, 2021 at 8:31 am
(MedPage Today) — Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine produced an immune response and was safe and effective in young children, but its benefits may be largely dependent on severity of the COVID outbreak, according to FDA briefing documents released…
- So You Don’t Want to Practice Rural Medicineon October 24, 2021 at 12:00 pm
(MedPage Today) — The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare many inequities in the foundations of our healthcare system, including factors causing disparate access to care for rural areas of the country. Since 2005, there have been 181 rural hospital…
- Immune Responses to COVID Vaccines; A Potential Treatment for NASHon October 23, 2021 at 2:00 pm
(MedPage Today) — TTHealthWatch is a weekly podcast from Texas Tech. In it, Elizabeth Tracey, director of electronic media for Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Rick Lange, MD, president of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso…
- Can Intranasal Vaccines Stop Breakthrough COVID?on October 23, 2021 at 12:00 pm
(MedPage Today) — The recent surge of COVID-19 in the southern U.S. in summer and early fall was fueled by the rise of the Delta variant storming through the unvaccinated population. But among the cases and hospitalizations were also some vaccinated…
- COVID Vaccine Recipients Also Less Likely to Die of Other Causeson October 22, 2021 at 6:00 pm
(MedPage Today) — People who were vaccinated against COVID-19 were also less likely to die from non-COVID-19-related causes compared with unvaccinated people, researchers found. The adjusted relative risk of non-COVID-19 mortality ranged from…
- Australia news live update: Scott Morrison unveils details of 2050 net zero plan; Victoria premier…by Amy Remeikis on October 26, 2021 at 1:54 am
Prime minister gives press conference on Australia’s commitments to climate action; Daniel Andrews outlines new pandemic laws; Victoria confirms four Covid deaths overnight, NSW one death – follow all the day’s newsBoris Johnson says chances of Cop26 success are ‘touch and go’Qantas in talks with federal government over vaccine rulesVaccine rollout tracker; cases and data trackerGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingThe estimates hearings today cover off the same committees as yesterday: Continue reading…
- Coronavirus live: European Medical Agency approves Moderna booster; UK records 36,567 new casesby Harry Taylor (now) and Tom Ambrose ,Martin Belam, Samantha Lock (earlier) on October 25, 2021 at 11:01 pm
The EU’s medical body has approved booster doses of Moderna’s Covid vaccine for all adults; UK also reports 38 further Covid-related deathsChina to vaccinate children as young as threeExperts frustrated as German footballer says he hasn’t had Covid jabUK government dismisses claims case surge caused by testing debacleBeijing marathon postponed as China battles Delta outbreakWorst of US pandemic likely behind us but can’t drop guard – expertsSee all our coronavirus coverageJust back on those school anti-vaccine protests for a moment, my colleague Sarah Marsh has this report: Keir Starmer calls for schools to be protected from anti-vaccine protestsThe Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) revealed this month that most of the schools surveyed by the union (79%) had been targeted by anti-vaxxers. This had mainly been through emails threatening legal action, but the ASCL said in some cases staff had been threatened with physical harm and some protesters have gained access to school sites.Starmer said: “It is sickening that anti-vax protesters are spreading dangerous misinformation to children in protests outside of schools. The uptake of vaccines among children is far too low and the government’s rollout is painfully slow. Everything must be done to get those eligible jabbed as quickly as possible in this public health emergency.“Labour believes the law around public spaces protection orders (PSPOs) urgently needs to be updated so that local authorities can rapidly create exclusion zones for anti-vax protests outside of schools.”PSPOs can be used to disperse people from a public area and have previously been used to move on protesters outside abortion clinics or to allow police to confiscate alcohol in certain spaces.But gaining permission to impose one takes significant consultation, and Labour is calling for an expedited process in cases of preventing harassment and intimidation of children outside schools if agreed to by the school, the leader of the local council, and the local police chief constable. Continue reading…
- Facebook is ‘unquestionably making hate worse’, says whistleblower Frances Haugen – as it…by Andrew Sparrow on October 25, 2021 at 6:16 pm
This live blog is now closed. You can find our latest Facebook stories hereFacebook admits site appears hardwired for misinformation, memo revealsJohnson says he is “very worried” about Cop26 because they might not get the agreements they need for the world to get to net zero by the middle of the century.But he thinks it can be done. Continue reading…
- The Guardian view on Covid and the NHS: ministers in denial over a looming crisis | Editorialby Editorial on October 25, 2021 at 5:59 pm
Boris Johnson’s government is drifting into another Covid winter showing none of the urgency or seriousness it demandsCompare and contrast the following sets of statements, the first from Westminster. According to the health secretary, Sajid Javid: “We don’t believe that the pressures currently faced by the NHS are unsustainable.” On the contrary, the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, says the health service is on course for “gamechanging” investment of nearly £6bn. Meanwhile, the prime minister urges the public to get a booster jab against Covid. That, he says, is “our way through this winter”.From the frontline, the NHS looks very different. The president of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, Dr Katherine Henderson, says A&E departments are “already struggling to cope”, even before we reach the depths of our second Covid winter. The boss of NHS Wales, Dr Andrew Goodall, warns that the next few months will be among the hardest we have ever faced. The country’s most senior gynaecologist, Dr Edward Morris, worries that the coronavirus surge poses a direct threat to maternity wards, with operations cancelled, specialist staff redeployed and an already huge backlog continuing to build. Continue reading…
- Rising number of anti-vaxxers ‘willing to take direct action against schools’by Sally Weale and Sarah Marsh on October 25, 2021 at 5:22 pm
Warning comes after Keir Starmer calls for councils to be allowed to use exclusion orders to protect schoolsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage“Substantial numbers” of people influenced by conspiracy theories are now willing to take direct action against schools administering vaccines, experts on online misinformation have warned, as Labour called for exclusion orders to block activists.Amid findings that close to 80% of schools had been targeted by anti-vaxxers, Keir Starmer said it was “sickening” that those against vaccinations were demonstrating where children are educated. Continue reading…
- Are Vaccine Boosters Widely Needed? Some Federal Advisers Have Misgivings.by Apoorva Mandavilli on October 25, 2021 at 11:25 pm
“In our hearts, I think people don’t quite agree with this notion of a booster dose,” said one leading vaccine expert.
- C.D.C. Recommends Covid Booster Shots for Millions of Americansby Apoorva Mandavilli on October 25, 2021 at 8:09 pm
Recipients of the Moderna and the J.&J. vaccines may receive extra doses. The agency also embraced a “mix-and-match” strategy.
- The Emotional Toll of Adult Acneby Jane E. Brody on October 25, 2021 at 4:11 pm
The skin blemishes can affect people in their 30s, 40s and beyond and lead to depression, anxiety and social isolation.
- Ancient-DNA Researchers Set Ethics Guidelines for Their Workby Sabrina Imbler on October 25, 2021 at 3:57 pm
New, international standards for handling ancient genetic material draw support from many scientists, criticism from others.
- Moderna Says Vaccine Produces Powerful Immune Response in Those 6 Through 11by Apoorva Mandavilli on October 25, 2021 at 3:19 pm
The results were announced a day before an advisory committee of the Food and Drug Administration is scheduled to review data for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in children 5 through 11.
- Biden’s Plan to Vaccinate Young Children 5 to 11by Katie Rogers on October 25, 2021 at 2:06 pm
White House officials, anticipating the approval of coronavirus shots for 5- to 11-year-olds within weeks, will rely on doctors, clinics and pharmacies instead of mass inoculation sites.
- A Future for People With Disabilities in Outer Space Takes Flightby Amanda Morris on October 25, 2021 at 12:56 pm
People with different types of disabilities tested their skills and technologies on a zero-gravity research flight with the goal of proving that they can safely go to space.
- Coronavirus Vaccines Should Begin Soon for Children 5 and Upby Roni Caryn Rabin on October 25, 2021 at 1:06 am
An advisory panel to the F.D.A. will consider Pfizer’s application for those ages 5-to-11 on Tuesday.
- F.D.A. Says Pfizer Vaccine’s Benefits Outweigh Key Risks in Children 5 to 11by Sharon LaFraniere and Noah Weiland on October 24, 2021 at 6:47 pm
The findings could add momentum for F.D.A. authorization of the pediatric dose, perhaps as early as next week, a long-awaited development that would affect 28 million children.
- Limited C.D.C. Study Finds Delta Wave Didn’t Alter Hospitalization Outcomesby Benjamin Mueller on October 23, 2021 at 2:10 pm
Other larger, more specific studies, however, have found greater risks when people are infected with the highly infectious variant.