Nearly 500,000 US adults suffered a sharp spike in blood pressure during the COVID-19 pandemic

Researchers from the Cleveland Clinic found that Americans suffered a sharp increase in blood pressure during the COVID-19 pandemic, though they can not say the exact reason why.
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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.
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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...
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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
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A new study finds most people with asthma still use them in public places during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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When Jeremy Luban first looked over the genetic sequence of the Omicron variant on his phone one day last November, it was five o’clock in the morning. But even at that hour, the University of Massachusetts virus expert knew right away Omicron was a problem. First, there was the sheer number of new mutations—by some counts, as many as 50, with 30 of them in the critical places that vaccines and drug treatments target. Second, this new version of the SARS-CoV-2 virus seemed to appear out of nowhere, unpredictably and with no immediately obvious connection to previous variants. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”tru...
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Palihapitiya-Led SPAC to Merge With Akili in $1 Billion Deal (Bloomberg): Akili Interactive, a startup that has developed a video game to help treat attention-deficit disorders in kids, has agreed to go public through a merger with one of Chamath Palihapitiya’s blank-check companies. The deal, which confirms a Bloomberg News report, values the combined entity at about $1 billion, Akili and Social Capital Suvretta Holdings Corp. I said in a statement seen by Bloomberg. It will provide as much as $412 million in gross cash proceeds, the companies said. Led by Chief Executive Officer Eddie Martucci, Akili has developed ...
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Modelling may not be as accurate as a crystal ball, but it remains the best tool we have to predict the futureOfficial modelling efforts have been subjected to barrages of criticism throughout the pandemic, from across the political spectrum. No doubt some of that criticism has appeared justified – the result of highly publicised projections that never came to pass. In July 2021, for instance, the newly installed health secretary, Sajid Javid, warned that cases couldsoon rise above 100,000 a day. His figure was based on modelling from the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Modelling, known as SPI-M.One influentia...
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The Biden Administration has officially withdrawn a rule that would have required workers at big companies to get vaccinated or face regular COVID testing requirements. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration confirmed the withdrawal Tuesday. But the agency said it still strongly encourages workers to get vaccinated. In early November, OSHA announced a vaccine-or-test mandate for companies with at least 100 employees. The rule—which would have impacted more than 80 million U.S. workers—was originally set to go into effect on Jan. 4. But numerous states and business groups challenged the rule in court....
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[Ghanaian Times] The third wave of the COVID-19 Households and Job Tracker conducted by the Ghana Statistical Service has revealed that majority of households are yet to recover from the shock of the pandemic.
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