WHO clears China's CanSino COVID vaccine for emergency use
The World Health Organization has granted an emergency use authorization for the coronavirus vaccine made by China’s CanSino Biologics (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Community Hospital Response to COVID-19 Outbreak Community Hospital Response to COVID-19 Outbreak
Community hospitals have needed to implement practice changes to overcome the challenges of responding to the COVID-19 surge. What lessons have been learned?Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

House passes $28 million in emergency funding to address baby formula shortage
The House of Representatives passed a pair of bills on Wednesday aimed at addressing a nationwide baby formula shortage, an issue that has sparked outcry across the country and put pressure on... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dr Reddy's Lab to approach regulator for Sputnik Light as universal booster dose
The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) in February granted approval to the single-shot Sputnik Light vaccine for restricted use in emergency situation in India. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - May 19, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Doc Acquitted, Nurse Convicted: A Double Standard? Doc Acquitted, Nurse Convicted: A Double Standard?
Drs Robert Glatter, Ferdinando Mirarchi, Lewis Nelson, and Thaddeus Pope discuss a recent legal case and how it may affect end-of-life care moving forward.Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - May 18, 2022 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Women wait longer for hospital emergency room care than men, study finds
Women wait longer for care than men in hospital emergency rooms, a study published Wednesday found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One Million Americans Have Died From COVID-19. Here Are Some of Their Stories
One million people have died of COVID-19 in the U.S. Each death was more than a number: It was a lost parent, child, partner, or other loved one. The pandemic has affected us all, but certain groups have suffered disproportionately throughout it. TIME spoke with three people who lost family members to the same devastating disease—COVID-19—but under very different circumstances. Kious ‘James’ Kelly New York City, age 48 Courtesy Marya Patrice Sherron (2)Kious “James” Kelly, above, and with his sister Marya Patrice Sherron [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] When COVID-19 began t...
Source: TIME: Health - May 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme, Jeffrey Kluger and Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

New Data Show TREMFYA ® (guselkumab) Binds to Both Inflammatory Cells and Interleukin (IL)-23, Supporting a Hypothesis for a Differentiated Mechanism from Risankizumab
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, May 18, 2022 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced the first results of the in vitro MODIF-Y studies, supporting a hypothesis that may differentiate the mechanism of first-in-class TREMFYA® (guselkumab) from risankizumab due to the ability of TREMFYA to bind to CD64 positive (CD64+) cells in addition to interleukin (IL)-23 — both of which are key components of the immune system. 1,2 These findings, which are being presented at the Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID) annual meeting May 18-21, 2022 in Portland, Oregon, demonstrate TREMFYA bind...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 18, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Ministers must do much more to support the hard-up as inflation hits another high, says UNISON
Responding to the release of the latest inflation figures today (Wednesday), UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said: “For millions of low-paid workers, the struggle gets worse with every passing month. With prices surging and wages slumping, many households don’t have enough cash to cover the basics. “Ministers can’t continue to sit on the sidelines and do nothing. Hard-up families on stretched budgets need emergency support. Boosting benefits and lifting public sector wages above rising costs are a must if families are to have any hope. “Proper pay rises will ease financial hardship, protect es...
Source: UNISON Health care news - May 18, 2022 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release inflation public sector pay Source Type: news

New Medicines May Help End AIDS – but High Prices & Monopolies Could Keep the Poor Locked Out
A man is tested for HIV at a health centre in Odienné, Côte d’Ivoire. Credit: UNICEF/Frank DejonghBy Matthew Kavanagh and Eamonn MurphyWASHINGTON DC, May 18 2022 (IPS) Here’s the good news: there are a new set of breakthrough medicines to prevent and treat HIV, known as “long actings” because they can be taken every few months instead of every day, and they are coming on-stream. If, as they are rolled out, they are made available at scale, they could help save many lives and help end the AIDS pandemic. But here’s the bad news: on the current trajectory, most people who need them will not be able to get them an...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 18, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Matthew Kavanagh and Eamonn Murphy Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

‘ It ’ s been relentless, ’ UMass Memorial Medical Center once again under pressure from latest COVID wave
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News COVID-19 Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Louisa Moller Worcester News Source Type: news

“ It ’ s been relentless ” : UMass Memorial workers once again under pressure from latest COVID wave
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News COVID-19 Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Louisa Moller Worcester News Source Type: news

Africa: Interim Statement On the Use of Additional Booster Doses of Emergency Use Listed MRNA Vaccines Against Covid-19
[WHO] The World Health Organization, with the support of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization and its COVID-19 Vaccines Working Group, continues to review the emerging evidence on the need for and timing of additional booster doses for the currently available COVID-19 vaccines which have received Emergency Use Listing (EUL). The statements and conclusions in this document will be updated as new data become available. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

FDA authorizes Pfizer Covid-19 booster shots for children ages 5 to 11
The US Food and Drug Administration has granted emergency use authorization for a booster dose of Pfizer/BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 at least five months after completion of the primary vaccine series. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospitals Call for More Choice Than Pricey Blood Treatment Method Hospitals Call for More Choice Than Pricey Blood Treatment Method
The nation ' s largest supplier of platelets is moving to a method it says is easier for hospitals, but one that sharply raises costs, leading some centers to demand more options.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - May 17, 2022 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news