Feds Go on Offense Ahead of Potential Omicron Spread in US Feds Go on Offense Ahead of Potential Omicron Spread in US
The White House COVID-19 Response Team announced steps to fortify public health protection before onset of winter and the potential increasing circulation of Omicron.Medscape Medical News
This article is licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Mariana Rodriguez-Hakim, Linard R äz, Jan Vermant Some contagious diseases, such as COVID-19, spread through the transmission of aerosols and droplets. Aerosol and droplet formation occurs inside and outside of the respiratory tract, the latter being observed... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Abbott Laboratories has distributed more than 1.4 billion Covid-19 tests globally since the start of the pandemic, including around 300 million in the fourth quarter of 2021. Its global Covid-19 testing-related sales were $2.3 billion in the fourth quarter and $7.7 billion for the full year in 2021.
A deep molecular dive into COVID-19 patients found that the presence of autoantibodies in peripheral blood at initial diagnosis was the chief of four risk factors predicting if a patient would experience long COVID.Medscape Medical News
NIH-sponsored study assessed dose in adults fully vaccinated with any EUA or approved COVID-19 vaccine
AbstractPurposesThe spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has affected socioeconomic and healthcare systems in many countries. Accordingly, many individuals may have canceled their annual health-check programs, including esophagogastroduodenoscopy, which would have resulted in lower numbers of newly diagnosed patients with gastric cancer in comparison to other times.MethodsQuestionnaires were distributed to 62 hospitals every week from May 2020 to August 2020 (total 744) through mailing lists of the Stomach Cancer Study Group of the Japan Clinical Oncology Group. The number of patients with gastric cancer and hospi...
Despite declining national numbers, Americans should not lose sight of the ongoing public health crisis as hospitals remain overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, many of whom are unvaccinated.WebMD Health News
The James Webb Space Telescope traveled nearly 1.6 million km (1 million mi.) to reach a destination that, in some ways, is nowhere at all. On Jan. 24, just shy of one month after its Christmas Day launch, the $10 billion observatory arrived at a spot in space known as L2—where the gravity of the sun and the Earth effectively cancel each other out, allowing the spacecraft to circle an invisible point as if it were orbiting a solid body like a planet. There the telescope will station-keep for up to the next 20 years, peering deeper into space than any observatory ever has before. The one-month flight was the culminati...
The COVID-19 pandemic forced many healthcare providers to rely on telehealth technology to provide clinical services to patients unable or unwilling to visit in person.Medscape Reader Polls
Individuals with moderate to severe depressive symptoms are more likely to say they believe misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines than those without depressive symptoms, according to areport in JAMA Open Network. Moreover, individuals who believed misinformation about COVID vaccines were less likely to be vaccinated or be willing to get the vaccine.“As such, individuals already burdened with depression may be at a higher risk of COVID-19,” wrote lead author Roy H. Perlis, M.D., M.Sc., of Massachusetts General Hospital and colleagues.The researchers analyzed data from U.S. adults who responded to at least one o...
TACKLING the burden of cancer has become a national priority since COVID-19 disruptions delayed treatment. Cancer is highly curable in the initial stages, so staying alert to the warning signs is important. One sign of disease could be more pronounced when lying down or after meals.