Federal, State Agencies Begin to Mandate COVID-19 Vaccines for Workers
TUESDAY, July 27, 2021 -- In a sign that the United States has reached a " tipping point " in its campaign to vaccinate Americans, California and New York City announced vaccine or testing mandates for their employees on Monday, while the Department... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Pfizer, Moderna to Expand Vaccine Studies in Young Children
TUESDAY, July 27, 2021 -- Pfizer and Moderna are expanding trials of their COVID-19 vaccines in children ages 5 to 11 years to more closely measure the risk for heart inflammation and other rare side effects that occurred in teens and young adults... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Long COVID May Qualify as a Disability: Biden
TUESDAY, July 27, 2021 -- Serious " long COVID " symptoms could qualify as a disability and make patients eligible for federal assistance, President Joe Biden said Monday. Some recovered COVID-19 patients have lasting problems such as fatigue, brain... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Despite Reopening, Britain Sees Six Straight Days of Declines in COVID-19 Cases
TUESDAY, July 27, 2021 -- COVID-19 cases in Britain have fallen for six days in a row, even though the government lifted all but a few social-distancing restrictions last week. The shift has scientists scratching their heads, as many of them... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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CDC to Advise Return to Masks Indoors for Some Vaccinated Americans
TUESDAY, July 27, 2021 -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday is expected to recommend a return to masks indoors for the fully vaccinated in some areas of the country. The latest decision is a sharp reversal from one the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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~40 Percent of Incident Heart Failure Diagnoses Occur in Acute Care
TUESDAY, July 27, 2021 -- A considerable proportion of first heart failure diagnoses occur in the acute care setting, but many patients have potential symptoms in the six months prior to diagnosis, according to a study published online July 27 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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VTE Risk Up for Children With Inflammatory Bowel Disease
TUESDAY, July 27, 2021 -- Children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have a higher risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE), according to a study published online June 27 in the Journal of Crohn's& Colitis. M. Ellen Kuenzig, Ph.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Corneal Nerve Fiber Damage ID'd in Patients With Long COVID
TUESDAY, July 27, 2021 -- Patients with long COVID, especially those with neurological symptoms, have corneal small nerve fiber loss and increased dendritic cell (DC) density, according to a study published online July 26 in the British Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Inequalities Found With U.S. Family and Medical Leave Act Requirement
TUESDAY, July 27, 2021 -- The 1993 U.S. Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requirements disproportionately exclude women and Black, indigenous, and multiracial workers, according to a study published online July 26 in Health Affairs. Noting that... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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~9 Percent of Teens Have Heard of Heated Tobacco Products
TUESDAY, July 27, 2021 -- About 9 percent of high school students in California have heard of heated tobacco products (HTPs), and 0.67 percent have ever tried HTPs, according to a study published online July 26 in Pediatrics. Shuwen Li, from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Anti-SSA, Anti-SSB Antibodies Low in RA Patients Wishing to Conceive
TUESDAY, July 27, 2021 -- For patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who wish to conceive, the prevalence of anti-Sjögren's syndrome-related antigen A (anti-SSA) and anti-Sjögren's syndrome-related antigen B (anti-SSB) antibodies is low,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Deaths Up in 2020, Even When Accounting for COVID-19
TUESDAY, July 27, 2021 -- Even accounting for COVID-19 deaths, there were more deaths in 2020 for individuals younger than 65 years old than in previous years, according to a study published online June 30 in Health Care Management Science. Sheldon... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Smoking Cessation After NSCLC Diagnosis Cuts Mortality Risk
TUESDAY, July 27, 2021 -- For patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), smoking cessation after diagnosis is associated with a reduced risk for all-cause mortality, cancer-specific mortality, and disease progression, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Antibody Responses Seen After Mild SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Children
TUESDAY, July 27, 2021 -- Children and adolescents with mild or asymptomatic severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection generate robust and durable humoral immune responses, according to a study published online July 6 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Maternal Obesity May Up Risk for Future Liver Disease in Offspring
TUESDAY, July 27, 2021 -- There is a strong association between maternal weight and future nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in offspring, according to a study published online July 18 in the Journal of Hepatology. Hannes Hagström,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Medical Groups Call for Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination for Health Care Workers
MONDAY, July 26, 2021 -- All health care workers should be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, dozens of major U.S. medical groups said in a joint statement released Monday. " Due to the recent COVID-19 surge and the availability of safe and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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​Survey Shows U.S. Parents Split on COVID-19 Vaccination for Children Under 12
MONDAY, July 26, 2021 -- As a new school year approaches, U.S. parents are nearly evenly split on whether they will vaccinate their young children when a COVID-19 vaccine is approved for their age group, according to the C.S. Mott Children's... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Most Unvaccinated Americans Want to Stay That Way: Poll
MONDAY, July 26, 2021 -- Eight in 10 American adults who have not received a COVID-19 vaccine say they are unlikely to get one, according to the results of a new survey from the Associated Press. Among those who have not been vaccinated, 35 percent... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Fauci Pushes Ambitious Plan to Guard Against Future Pandemics
MONDAY, July 26, 2021 -- In an effort to avoid another pandemic in the coming years, Anthony Fauci, M.D., director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), wants to launch an ambitious plan to make prototype... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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U.S. to Stick With International Travel Restrictions
MONDAY, July 26, 2021 -- The rapid spread of the highly contagious delta variant around the world means that the United States will continue with COVID-19 international travel restrictions for now, a White House official said Monday. The delta... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Better Strategies Needed for Managing NAFLD in Adults
MONDAY, July 26, 2021 -- Effective screening, diagnosis, and management strategies are needed for patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), according to a special report published online July 26... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Movement Disorders May Affect Exercise in Patients With Psychosis
MONDAY, July 26, 2021 -- For patients with psychotic disorders, certain movement disorders, especially parkinsonism, are associated with reduced physical activity (PA) and increased sedentary behavior (SB), according to a study published in the July... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Collision Warning Device Reduces Rate of Contacts With Obstacles
MONDAY, July 26, 2021 -- Use of a collision warning device is associated with a reduced rate of contacts with obstacles in daily mobility among visually impaired persons, according to a study published online July 22 in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Effectiveness Similar for First-Line ACE Inhibitors, ARBs in HTN
MONDAY, July 26, 2021 -- For patients with hypertension initiating treatment, effectiveness is comparable for angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), but ARBs have a better safety profile, according... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Survival Up for Multiple Cancer Types for Teens, Young Adults
MONDAY, July 26, 2021 -- For adolescents and young adult (AYA) patients with cancer diagnosed at age 15 to 39 years, there has been improvement in five-year relative survival for multiple cancer types, according to a study published online July 26... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Prostate Cancer Surgery Lagged for Black Men During Pandemic
MONDAY, July 26, 2021 -- During the initial wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the likelihood of undergoing surgery for prostate cancer was lower for Black than White patients, according to a study published online July 22 in JAMA Oncology. Adrien N.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Racial Disparities Persist in Multiple Myeloma Care, Outcomes
MONDAY, July 26, 2021 -- There are persistent disparities in multiple myeloma (MM) care for non-Hispanic (NH)-Blacks and Hispanics compared with NH-Whites, according to a study published online July 18 in Leukemia& Lymphoma. Samer Al Hadidi,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies May Persist Nine Months After Infection
MONDAY, July 26, 2021 -- Antibody levels appear to remain positive for up to nine months after severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection, according to a study published online July 19 in Nature Communications. Ilaria Dorigatti,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Most Inflammatory, Cardiac Manifestations of MIS-C Resolve
MONDAY, July 26, 2021 -- Most inflammatory and cardiac manifestations of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) resolve relatively quickly, according to a study published online July 15 in Pediatrics. Kanwal M. Farooqi, M.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Abelacimab Prevents VTE After Total Knee Arthroplasty
MONDAY, July 26, 2021 -- For patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty, abelacimab, a monoclonal antibody that binds to factor XI and locks it in the zymogen conformation, is effective for preventing venous thromboembolism without increasing the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup
Here is what the editors at Physician's Briefing chose as the most important COVID-19 developments for you and your practice for the week of July 19 to 23, 2021. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal studies and other trusted... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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AAN: Head Impact Rates Higher for Soccer Training Activities
FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- Technical training activities are associated with higher head impact rates and lower mean kinematics among young soccer players, according to a study scheduled to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology Sports... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Geographic Disparities Found in Cancer Diagnosis Stage, Mortality for AYAs
FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- For adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer, living in rural counties and living farther from the reporting hospital are associated with later-stage diagnoses and increased mortality, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Disparities Seen for Racial, Ethnic Minorities in Outpatient Practices
FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- Racial- and ethnic-minority patients are underrepresented in the outpatient practices of many medical and surgical specialties, according to a research letter published online July 19 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Cristopher... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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' Superbug' Fungus Spreads Among Vulnerable in Two U.S. Cities
FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- An untreatable " superbug " fungus is spreading in a Washington, D.C., nursing home and two Dallas-area hospitals, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. There were 101 Candida auris cases at the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Regulators Pressure AirBnB, Vrbo After Another Child Dies in Elevator Accident
FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- The death of another child between a residential elevator's inner and outer doors has prompted the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to call on Airbnb and other vacation rental platforms to alert customers to... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Circulation of Respiratory Viruses Low During COVID-19 Pandemic
FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- Circulation of respiratory viruses, including influenza and respiratory syncytial virus, was low during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to research published in the July 23 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Vaccinations Start to Climb in States Hit Hard by Delta Variant
FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- In a sign that vaccine-hesitant Americans are starting to worry about the rapid spread of the highly infectious delta variant, vaccinations are beginning to rise in some states where COVID-19 cases are soaring, White House... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Risk Factors ID'd for VTE, ASCVD in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- For patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), there are common risk factors for venous thromboembolism (VTE) and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), and the risk for ASCVD is increased after unprovoked VTE,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Carboplatin Intensification Beneficial for Group 3 Medulloblastoma
FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- For children with high-risk group 3 medulloblastoma, therapy intensification with carboplatin improves event-free survival, according to a study published online July 22 in JAMA Oncology. Sarah E. S. Leary, M.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Screen Time Tied to Cognition, Behavior in Children Born Preterm
FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- High amounts of screen time contribute to adverse cognitive, executive function, and behavior outcomes at ages 6 to 7 years in extremely preterm (EPT) children, according to a study published online July 12 in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Recommended TVUS Screening Thresholds May Miss Endometrial Cancer in Black Women
FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- Adherence to current clinical guidelines for the evaluation of postmenopausal bleeding may result in systematic underdiagnosis of endometrial cancer (EC) in Black women, according to a study published online July 15 in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Antidepressant Use May Aid Outcomes in Depression and Diabetes
FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- Regular antidepressant use is associated with a lower risk for diabetes complications among adults with depression and newly treated diabetes, according to a study published online July 14 in the Journal of Clinical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Links Between Genetic Risk, Glaucoma Prevalence Examined
FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- Polygenic variants are associated with comparable risk for developing open-angle glaucoma as that associated with the most common single-gene pathogenic variant, according to a study published online July 15 in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Black, Hispanic Communities Devastated by Loss Are Taking COVID-19 Safety Precautions
FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- Black and Hispanic community perspectives on COVID-19 mitigation behaviors and testing are informed by devastating experiences, yet vaccine skepticism still exists, according to a study published online July 15 in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Primary Care Plays Key Role in Vaccinating Older Individuals
FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- Primary care physicians have been the largest provider of vaccinations for older individuals, according to a study published online in the July 1 issue of the Annals of Family Medicine. Elizabeth Wilkinson, from the Robert... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Guidelines Updated for Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Infections
THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 -- Guidelines for the treatment of people with or at risk for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have been updated, according to a report published in the July 23 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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As Olympics Begin, Tokyo Posts Highest Number of New COVID-19 Cases in Six Months
THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 -- One day before the official start of the Tokyo Olympics, the city has recorded its highest number of new COVID-19 cases in six months. The 1,979 cases reported on Thursday are the most seen since 2,044 cases were recorded... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Drug Makers Reach $26 Billion Deal on Opioid Lawsuits
THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 -- A proposed $26 billion settlement on opioid-related lawsuits has been reached with four large drug companies, a group of state attorneys general announced Wednesday. If enough states sign on to the deal with the country's... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Biden Says Full Approval for COVID-19 Vaccines Coming Soon
THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 -- As he urged Americans who are still hesitant to get vaccinated, President Joe Biden told an Ohio town hall on Wednesday night that he expected the U.S. Food and Drug Administration would soon give final approval to... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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