Biden Administration Ends Limit on Fetal Tissue Research
The decision reverses Trump administration rules and allows scientists to use tissue derived from elective abortions to develop treatments for diseases including cancer and AIDS. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: your-feed-science Fetal Tissue Research Tissue (Human) Science and Technology Abortion Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Health and Human Services Department National Institutes of Health International Society for St Source Type: news

Africa: Biden Administration Warned That it is Courting Disaster on Global Covid-19 Vaccines
[AHF] AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) today called on U.S. President Joseph R. Biden to support the temporary waiver of patent rights for COVID-19 vaccines as currently proposed at the World Trade Organization (WTO).  The Indian and South African governments, along with 175 former heads of state and governments, WTO member states, and Nobel laureates are calling on Biden to support the waiver that would relax patent rules in order to boost vaccine supplies for the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Overcoming COVID-19: World Leaders Must Finance a More Equal World to Beat Pandemics
High school graduation, Accra, Ghana, 2013. Credit: United NationsBy Winnie ByanyimaGENEVA, Apr 8 2021 (IPS) Leaders at this year’s World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings (April 5-11) will determine how best to recover from one of the biggest crises the institutions have faced since their founding in 1944—COVID-19’s impact and its economic aftermath. Given the need to fund treatment and vaccines, there is pressure to scale back funding for social provisions. But doing so would prove a catastrophic—and costly—mistake. Instead, leaders must boldly finance a more equal world. The issue isn’t just...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Winnie Byanyima Tags: Development & Aid Education Environment Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

NIDCR's Spring 2021 E-Newsletter
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. NIDCR's Spring 2021 E-Newsletter In this issue: NIDCR News Funding Opportunities & Related Notices NIH/HHS News Subscribe to NICDR News Science Advances   Grantee News   NIDCR News NIDCR & NIH Stand Against Structural Racism NIDCR Director Rena D’Souza, DDS, MS, PhD, said in a statement that there is no place for structural racism in biomedical research, echoing remarks from NIH Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, in his announcement of a new NIH ...
Source: NIDCR Science News - April 7, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Situation Update, April 7th: ALERT - The CDC will release biowarfare PATHOGENS in Texas and Florida to punish states that refuse vaccine passports
(Natural News) The CDC is a criminal “gangster” organization that has repeatedly turned to bio-terrorism and media propaganda to gain money and power. All the way back in the 1980s, the CDC ran a nationwide AIDS terrorism campaign, claiming AIDS would affect straight, heterosexual men, sweeping across America and threatening the very existence of humanity.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 'elite controllers' who can naturally suppress HIV
Research into how some HIV-positive people keep the virus at bay promises to yield new treatment possibilities, from vaccines to gene therapiesThe year was 1998 when Joel Blankson encountered a patient he would never forget. Blankson was working in the HIV clinic at John Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, when an HIV-positive woman in her mid-40s arrived for some routine tests.Blankson gave her a PCR test, intending to prescribe a newly developed combination of medicines called antiretroviral therapies to suppress the infection, and prevent her developing Aids.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 4, 2021 Category: Science Authors: David Cox Tags: Aids and HIV Science Society Health Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Source Type: news

Unvaccinated Care Teams Short on PPE and at Risk Again Unvaccinated Care Teams Short on PPE and at Risk Again
Nearly all residents in the nation's roughly 15,500 nursing homes have received COVID-19 vaccinations, but fewer than half the staff have, and equipment shortages risk further community spread.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Researchers devise more efficient, enduring CAR gene therapy to combat HIV
FINDINGSA UCLA research team has shown that using a truncated form of the CD4 molecule as part of a gene therapy to combat HIV yielded superiorand longer-lastingresults in mouse models than previous similar therapies using the CD4 molecule.This new approach to CAR T gene therapy — a type of immunotherapy that involves genetically engineering the body ’s own blood-forming stem cells to create HIV-fighting T cells— has the potential to not only destroy HIV-infected cells but to create “memory cells” that could provide lifelong protection from infection with the virus that causes AIDS.BACKGROUNDC...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 1, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

HIV Vaccine Fails in South African Test HIV Vaccine Fails in South African Test
An experimental vaccine designed to block infection with HIV has failed in a South African study of more than 5,400 volunteers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Cameroon: Fight Against HIV, Stis, Covid-19 - Mekoto Population Sensitized, Screened
[Cameroon Tribune] A team of the "Social Vaccine" campaign spearheaded by First Lady, Chantal Biya, was at the locality in the Mintom Subdivision on March 5, 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Big Pharma Is Collaborating on COVID-19 Vaccines -- Here's Why Big Pharma Is Collaborating on COVID-19 Vaccines -- Here's Why
Although pharmaceutical companies have always cooperated in some form, the need to produce vaccines on a massive scale has escalated the trend, says Dr Nassir Ghaemi.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pharmacist Expert Column Source Type: news

Covid fightback: the critical role of HIV experts
The speed and cooperation of the Covid response has been honed by decades of dealing with ‘the biggest pandemic the world has ever seen’When Dr Anthony Fauci spoke at the 20th International Aids Conference in Melbourne in 2014, his appearance garnered little media attention.Nearly seven years later, theHIV expert and director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has become a household name throughout the world as the adviser to the White House on theCovid-19 pandemic, appearing in the media daily and speaking plainly about the science and the nature of the virus.Continue reading... (S...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 5, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey Tags: Health Coronavirus Aids and HIV Australia news Medical research Vaccines and immunisation Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

No Flu Season Will Affect Next Year's Vaccine Prep No Flu Season Will Affect Next Year's Vaccine Prep
Low influenza case numbers are'strikingly different'this year and will change the trajectory of next year's flu season and vaccine planning.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 3, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

End Inequality and Achieve Sustainable Development for All
Social development helps narrowing down the disparities between urban and rural areas; and gaps amongst different regions. Credit: UNESCOBy Siddharth Chatterjee and Amakobe SandeBEIJING, Mar 1 2021 (IPS) Back in the 1990s, the discovery of antiretrovirals offered a ray of hope to save people’s lives from the HIV epidemic. Over this decade, people living with HIV benefited from the scientific advances and began to have longer, healthier and more productive lives. However, almost all the beneficiaries were from rich countries in the global north. As a result, about nine million people died by the year 2000 due to the i...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee and Amakobe Sande Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Labour Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

AI, 4D info aids breast lesion characterization on DCE-MRI
Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that utilize 4D information from dynami...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Abbreviated breast MRI shows sustained benefits for screening COVID-19 vaccine may skew breast MRI results Breast MRI shows promise for surgical planning Multiple DWI-MRI metrics can cut breast biopsy rate Are GBCAs really needed for breast MRI exams? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Ending Inequality is Everyone ’s Business
A health worker at a local health centre in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, prepares a vaccine injection. The dispatch of millions of COVID-19 vaccines to Africa started in February. Credit: UNICEF/Sibylle DesjardinsBy Tlaleng MofokengJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Feb 25 2021 (IPS) The UNAIDS 2020 Global AIDS Update gave us a clear indication why the world did not meet the Fast-Track targets by 2020. Inequality, perpetuated by structural oppression such as gender inequality; economic disparity; including human rights abuses and violations. For most of us living in sub-Saharan Africa, we don’t need a report ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tlaleng Mofokeng Tags: Africa Headlines Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 Bill Would Fund Genomic Sequencing, Expanding U.S. Ability to Identify Virus Mutations
(WASHINGTON) — U.S. scientists would gain vastly expanded capabilities to identify potentially deadlier coronavirus mutations under legislation advancing in Congress. A House bill headed for floor debate would provide $1.75 billion for genomic sequencing. The U.S. now maps only the genetic makeup of a minuscule fraction of positive virus samples, a situation some experts liken to flying blind. It means the true domestic spread of problematic mutations first identified in the United Kingdom and South Africa remains a matter of guesswork. Such ignorance could prove costly. One worry is that more transmissible forms suc...
Source: TIME: Health - February 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk wire Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: HIV, Asthma, BP Patients Cannot Take Chinese Vaccine
[New Zimbabwe] The Chinese Covid-19 vaccine donated to the country by the Asian ally may not be administered on HIV or cancer patients and those with uncontrolled chronic conditions such as hypertension and diabetes. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Many Health Care Workers Report Vaccine Hesitancy
However, data are from survey conducted prior to U.S. emergency use authorization of any vaccines (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 12, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Uganda: HIV Research Has Fast-Tracked Development of Covid-19 Vaccine - Prof Kaleebu
[Observer] Prof PONTIANO KALEEBU is the executive director of the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI), the lead agency in Uganda's race to get the Covid-19 vaccine and at the same time the director of the partner organization the Medical Research Council/UVRI& London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Uganda Research Unit. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Intellectual Property Cause of Death, Genocide
By Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis ChowdhuryKUALA LUMPUR and SYDNEY, Feb 9 2021 (IPS) Refusal to temporarily suspend several World Trade Organization (WTO) intellectual property (IP) provisions to enable much faster and broader progress in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic should be grounds for International Criminal Court prosecution for genocide. Jomo Kwame SundaramMaking life-saving vaccines, medicines and equipment available, freely or affordably, has been crucial for containing the spread of many infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, HIV-AIDS, polio and smallpox. Jonas Salk, who developed the polio vaccine, insisted...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury Tags: Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Revoke Patents, Defeat the Pandemic & Deliver Global Justice
Wearing a full protective suit, a woman doctor who leads a group of volunteer medical professionals attending to COVID-19 patients at a community hospital in the Philippines. Credit: UN Women/Louie PacardoBy Benny KuruvillaNEW DELHI, India, Feb 4 2021 (IPS) As the pandemic spills into its second year, the WHO tracker lists eight Covid-19 vaccines already in public use. Several others are awaiting regulatory approval. This is unprecedented in vaccine history and with effective international coordination, it presents the global community with a real chance for both pandemic and economic recovery in 2021. Instead, however, t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Benny Kuruvilla Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

First-in-human clinical trial confirms HIV vaccine approach by IAVI and Scripps Research
(Scripps Research Institute) A phase 1 clinical trial testing a novel vaccine approach to prevent HIV has produced promising results, IAVI and Scripps Research announced today. The vaccine showed success in stimulating production of rare immune cells needed to start the process of generating antibodies against the fast-mutating virus; the targeted response was detected in 97 percent of participants who received the vaccine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 3, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Caught in Tangled Web of Vaccine Nationalism
By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Feb 2 2021 (IPS) “Oh what a tangled web we weave When first we practice to deceive”. Walter Scott’s lines, already over two centuries old, nicely sum up how pursuit of national advantage and private gain have undermined the public interest and the common good. As known COVID-19 infections exceed 100 million internationally, with more than two million lives lost, rich countries are now quarrelling publicly over access to limited vaccine supplies. With ‘vaccine nationalism’ widespread, multilateral arrangements have not been able to address current ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

2 Million People Have Died From COVID-19 Worldwide
In coming years, families around the world will be reminded of what happened in January 2021 by gaps in photo albums, saved video chats or text message threads, and in some cases, tragically, empty seats at future weddings. But in the history books, the pandemic’s impact will be traced in terms of milestones, including one passed on Friday: 2 million people have died from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. The novel coronavirus has caused the deadliest global epidemic since the emergence of HIV/AIDS 40 years ago, and the deadliest respiratory pandemic in a century. ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Biden Picks Former F.D.A. Chief Kessler to Lead U.S. Vaccine Efforts
Dr. David Kessler, who helped speed the development and approval of AIDS drugs in the 1990s, will become the top science official at Operation Warp Speed. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sheila Kaplan Tags: Kessler, David A Biden, Joseph R Jr Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Appointments and Executive Changes Vaccination and Immunization Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Presidential Transition (US) Food and Drug Administration Content Type: Personal Profile Source Type: news

Eric Goosby on COVID, Race, and Building Health Eric Goosby on COVID, Race, and Building Health
A member of Biden's COVID advisory board, Goosby talks about why it's wise to unpack the vaccine trials, reach out to community organizations, and keep the pipeline of minority physicians full.Medscape (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - January 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

mRNA Technology Gave Us the First COVID-19 Vaccines. It Could Also Upend the Drug Industry
“No!” The doctor snapped. “Look at me!” I had been staring her in the eyes, as she had ordered, but when a doctor on my other side began jabbing me with a needle, I started to turn my head. “Don’t look at it,” the first doctor said. I obeyed. This was in early August in New Orleans, where I had signed up to be a participant in the clinical trial for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. It was a blind study, which meant I was not supposed to know whether I had gotten the placebo or the real vaccine. I asked the doctor if I would really been able to tell by looking at the syringe. &...
Source: TIME: Health - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Walter Isaacson Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news

mRNA Technology Gave Us the First COVID-19 Vaccines. It Could Also Upend the Drug Industry
“No!” The doctor snapped. “Look at me!” I had been staring her in the eyes, as she had ordered, but when a doctor on my other side began jabbing me with a needle, I started to turn my head. “Don’t look at it,” the first doctor said. I obeyed. This was in early August in New Orleans, where I had signed up to be a participant in the clinical trial for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. It was a blind study, which meant I was not supposed to know whether I had gotten the placebo or the real vaccine. I asked the doctor if I would really been able to tell by looking at the syringe. &...
Source: TIME: Science - January 11, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Walter Isaacson Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news

Salim Abdool Karim: 'None of us are safe from Covid if one of us is not. We have mutual interdependence'
The face of South Africa ’s Covid science on why Africa has been hit less hard than Europe, the new variant in the region, and the danger of vaccine nationalismCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe epidemiologist Salim Abdool Karim could be considered South Africa ’sAnthony Fauci. As co-chair of the South African Ministerial Advisory Committee on Covid-19, he is the government ’s top adviser on the pandemic and hasbecome the country ’s face of Covid-19 science. He also sits on the Africa Task Force for Novel Coronavirus, overseeing the continent ’s response to t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 10, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Zo ë Corbyn Tags: Coronavirus South Africa Vaccines and immunisation Infectious diseases Medical research Science Aids and HIV Health Source Type: news

Vaccine Rollout Slows as Many Health Care Workers Balk at Shots
In nursing homes and to some degree in hospitals, employees are refusing shots, expressing fears of side effects (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 9, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

We Will Need to Update COVID Vaccines, Expert Says We Will Need to Update COVID Vaccines, Expert Says
With SARS-CoV-2 now endemic, the community needs to be prepared for it to evolve and for other viruses to jump from animals to humans, Eddie Holmes tells Eric Topol.Medscape (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - January 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

Our Invisible Universe of Grief
A version of this article appeared in this week’s It’s Not Just You newsletter. SUBSCRIBE HERE to have It’s Not Just You delivered to your inbox every Sunday. 🌞Well hello! I’m so glad you’re here. This week we’ve got a meditation on invisible grief, tips on choosing a mental health app, a no-stress writing workshop suggestion, and stories of community giving. OUR INVISIBLE UNIVERSE OF GRIEF Early in the morning at the unruly park by my house, it feels like the before-times. Big dogs gallop by, chasing each other at full speed, nothing between them and the rise of the next ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized Evergreen It's Not Just You Source Type: news

The Irreplaceable Grace Of an Ordinary Morning
A version of this article appeared in this week’s It’s Not Just You newsletter. SUBSCRIBE HERE to have It’s Not Just You delivered to your inbox every Sunday. 🌞Well hello! I’m so glad you’re here. This week we’ve got a meditation on invisible grief, tips on choosing a mental health app, a no-stress writing workshop suggestion, and stories of community giving. OUR INVISIBLE UNIVERSE OF GRIEF Early in the morning at the unruly park by my house, it feels like the before-times. Big dogs gallop by, chasing each other at full speed, nothing between them and the rise of the next ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized Evergreen It's Not Just You Source Type: news

FDA Commissioner on COVID Vaccines:'I'm Incredibly Proud'FDA Commissioner on COVID Vaccines:'I'm Incredibly Proud '
Drs John Whyte and Eric Topol talk with FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn and Dr Marks about COVID vaccine data, how they compressed the development timeline, and next steps on the road toward normalcy.WebMD (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Public Health & Prevention Expert Interview Source Type: news

Africa steps up fight against HIV with trial of new combination vaccines
African-led study expected to involve 1,600 people over next three years in Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique and South AfricaThe first trial in Africa to test two new vaccines to protect against HIV got under way in Uganda this week, raising hopes of an end to the epidemic that affects millions of people across the continent.The African-ledPrEPVacc study will test two experimental combination vaccines to see if they can provide any protection against HIV in people most at risk of infection.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Samuel Okiror in Kampala Tags: Global health Aids and HIV Global development Society Uganda Tanzania Mozambique South Africa World news Science Source Type: news

Top Global Health Moments of 2020
By The Editorial Team, IntraHealth International Community Health Nurse Olivia Yeboah thoroughly washes her hands at the Akropong Clinic in Ghana. Photo by Emmanuel Attramah, PMI Impact Malaria/US President's Malaria Initiative.December 17, 2020If we wanted to, we could list a COVID-19 moment for every month of 2020.  We all know that the onset of the coronavirus pandemic—first in China and then worldwide—overwhelmed news coverage this year. And with good reason. It’s the first large-scale global pandemic in 100 years. At the time this article was publ...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: HIV & AIDS COVID-19 Nutrition Policy Advocacy Health Workforce Systems Nursing Midwifery 2020 Health Workers Source Type: news

The Ambulance Science Podcast: Make Up Your Own Mind About the Vaccine
Get every episode of The Ambulance Science Podcast by subscribing to Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts. Where I’m coming from (compared to most of my colleagues): Master’s in Public Health with a concentration in Health Policy from Yale Medical School.FT Faculty at GWU School of Medicine & Southern Connecticut State University MPH Program, and long-time adjunct faculty at NYMC MPH program in Health Policy.Assistant Commissioner of Health at the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene during the first SARS outbreak.Served as State EMS Director, Consultant to Public Health ...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 14, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Podcasts Ambulance Science Source Type: news

A Vaccine That Was Hijacked by the Rich
A health worker fills a syringe with vaccine at a Rohingya refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Credit: UNICEF/Patrick Brown. By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Dec 11 2020 (IPS) There is a longstanding belief that virtually everything in this world is stacked up against the poor and the downtrodden. The Covid-19 vaccine is no exception because some of world’s richest nations, including the US, Canada and UK, seem to have cornered most of the supplies — whilst marginalizing the world’s poorer nations. The move towards hijacking the newly-found remedy has triggered a new brand of misguided patriotism...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Development & Aid Education Featured Global Globalisation Headlines Health Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Cells to Society: Year of the Nurse / Global Impact
This article provides a theoretical clarification of the concept "social cohesion" as it relates to health behaviors and outcomes, uncovering the critical attributes, antecedents, and consequences of social cohesion and reflecting on its future in health literature.     Read more   View More Research ...
Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - December 11, 2020 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

President-Elect Biden Names Mass General Hospital Doctor Rochelle Walensky As CDC Director
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Featured Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local CDC Centers For Disease Control And Prevention Mass General Hospital Rochelle Walensky Source Type: news

NIDCR's Winter 2020 E-Newsletter
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. NIDCR's Winter 2020 E-Newsletter In this issue: NIDCR News Funding Opportunities NIH/HHS News Funding Notices Science Advances Subscribe to NICDR News Grantee News   NIDCR News NIDCR Welcomes New Director Rena D’Souza Rena N. D’Souza, DDS, MS, PhD, was sworn in as the director of NIDCR by NIH Director Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, on October 13. Prior to joining NIH, Dr. D’Souza was the assistant vice president for academic affairs and education for health s...
Source: NIDCR Science News - December 4, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: former French president dies of Covid complications; global deaths near 1.5m
Val éry Giscard d’Estaing was 94 and served as France’s leader from 1974 to 1981;Lilly to supply 650,000 more doses of bamlanivimab to US government;Spain caps parties at 10 peopleFormer French president Val éry Giscard d’Estaing dies aged 94Beware fake coronavirus vaccines, says InterpolRural US hospitals ravaged by surge in casesUS braces for Covid surge after Thanksgiving holidaysDozens get Covid after New Orleans swingers convention12.39amGMTPupils in England sitting GCSEs andA-levels next summer will be given advance notice of topics and allowed to take in exam aids including formula sh...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 3, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan Tags: Coronavirus World news US news UK news Europe Asia Pacific Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Janssen Acquires Rights to Novel Gene Therapy, Pioneering Treatment Solutions for Late-Stage Age-Related Macular Degeneration
RARITAN, NJ, December 2, 2020 – Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, today announced the acquisition of rights to Hemera Biosciences, LLC’s investigational gene therapy HMR59, administered as a one-time, outpatient, intravitreal injection to help preserve vision in patients with geographic atrophy, a late-stage and severe form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Financial terms of the transaction with Hemera Biosciences, a privately-owned biotechnology company, are not being disclosed. Patients with AMD often have low levels of CD59, a prote...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - December 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Janssen's Two-Dose Ebola Vaccine Appears Safe, Immunogenic in HIV-Infected Patients Janssen's Two-Dose Ebola Vaccine Appears Safe, Immunogenic in HIV-Infected Patients
Janssen's two-dose Ebola vaccine appears to be safe for HIV-infected patients and provokes an immune response, although one that initially is not as strong as in HIV-negative patients, according to new research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Africa: Where Are We in the Race for a HIV Vaccine?
[spotlight] While progress in the race for effective COVID-19 vaccines has been rapid and impressive - with three vaccines so far appearing to be effective based on preliminary data, an effective HIV vaccine remains elusive. This is at least partly because the HI-virus is a much tougher nut to crack. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 1, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

On World AIDS Day, Those Who Fought the 1980s Epidemic Find Striking Differences and Tragic Parallels in COVID-19
More than three decades after the World Health Organization (WHO) launched the first World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, 1988, the world’s leading global health organization faces another public health crisis in COVID-19. On this World AIDS Day, those who raised awareness of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, find devastating similarities and haunting differences in America’s response to both crises. In 1981, scientists recorded the first cases of a rare pneumonia, usually found among immunosuppressed patients, among a group of gay men in Los Angeles, and noticed more cases appearing among gay men in San Francisco and New ...
Source: TIME: Health - December 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Olivia B. Waxman Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature HIV/AIDS Source Type: news

Kenya: Vaccine and Cure Remain Elusive, 39 Years After First Aids Diagnosis
[Nation] Awareness programmes are being conducted locally, nationally and internationally to unite people around the world for HIV/Aids awareness. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 1, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Battles Won – and Lost – Against AIDS Hold Valuable Lessons for Managing COVID-19
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post Battles Won – and Lost – Against AIDS Hold Valuable Lessons for Managing COVID-19 appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health World AIDS Day Source Type: news

Africa Should Be at the Forefront of a Global Response to COVID-19
Women in Nigeria collect food vouchers as part of a programme to support families struggling under the COVID-19 lockdown. Credit: WFP/Damilola OnafuwaBy Aeneas Chapinga ChumaJOHANNESBURG, Nov 27 2020 (IPS) As COVID-19 swept across the globe, one thing became clear: a well-functioning, well-resourced, agile and resilient health system can mean the difference between life and death. For Africa, the economic costs of the health pandemic were high. The prescription was often worse than the illness as Africa’s poor found themselves without work, food and even access to health care as economies were locked down across the ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Aeneas Chapinga Chuma Tags: Africa Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news