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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Muffins Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination
THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 -- Possible Listeria contamination has triggered the nationwide recall of more than two dozen muffin products made by Give and Go Prepared Foods, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. The recalled products... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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COVID-19 Vaccine Effectiveness for Delta Variant Differs by Dose Number
THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 -- Following two doses, the effectiveness of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 vaccine is modestly lower against the delta variant versus the alpha variant, but the difference widens with only one dose,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Should Changes Made to Clinical Trials During Pandemic Be Kept?
THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 -- Many of the alterations made to clinical trial procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic should be implemented in the post-COVID-19 roadmap, according to an article published online July 21 in Cancer Discovery. Keith T.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Remote Monitoring System Reduces Chemotherapy Symptom Burden
THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 -- For patients receiving chemotherapy, use of an Advanced Symptom Management System (ASyMS) for real-time remote symptom monitoring reduces symptom burden, according to a study published online July 21 in The BMJ. Roma... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Relapse Risk for Psychosis in Dementia Lower With Continued Pimavanserin
THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 -- For patients with dementia-related psychosis who have a response to pimavanserin, the risk for relapse is lower with continuation of the drug versus discontinuation, according to a study published in the July 22 issue of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Virtual Roller Coaster Ride Used to Study Migraine Symptoms
THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 -- Migraine patients report significantly more dizziness and motion sickness than controls during a virtual roller coaster ride, according to a study published online July 21 in Neurology. Gabriela Carvalho, Ph.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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24 Percent of Young Adults Hesitant to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine
THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 -- Twenty-four percent of young U.S. adults are hesitant to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, according to a study published online July 14 in the Journal of Adolescent Health. Sally H. Adams, Ph.D., from the University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Antidepressants May Work Better Than Exercise for Elderly Depression
THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 -- Antidepressants may be more effective than exercise for seniors with depression, according to a study published in the July 1 issue of the Annals of Family Medicine. Jes ús López-Torres Hidalgo, M.D., from the Albacete... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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E-Cigarette Use During Pregnancy Tied to Adverse Birth Outcomes
THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 -- Electronic cigarette use during pregnancy is associated with adverse birth outcomes, according to a study published online in the July issue of Obstetrics& Gynecology. Annette K. Regan, Ph.D., M.P.H., from Texas... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Vision Impairment Tied to Cognitive Decline
THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 -- Worse visual acuity, contrast sensitivity, and stereo acuity impairment are associated with an increased risk for cognitive decline in older, community-dwelling individuals, according to a study published online July 16 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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SVS Develops Recommendations for Popliteal Artery Aneurysms
THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 -- In a clinical practice guideline issued by the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) and published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery, recommendations are presented for the medical management of popliteal artery aneurysms... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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No Increase in Risk With Dapagliflozin in Patients With Stage 4 CKD
WEDNESDAY, July 21, 2021 -- For patients with stage 4 chronic kidney disease (CKD), a similar pattern of reduced kidney, cardiovascular, and mortality risks is seen with dapagliflozin versus placebo, with no evidence of increased risks, according to... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Underrepresented Racial, Ethnic Family Physicians Report Less Burnout
WEDNESDAY, July 21, 2021 -- Racially and ethnically underrepresented family physicians report a lower frequency of emotional exhaustion and depersonalization than non-underrepresented peers, according to a study published in the July 1 issue of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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In a First for the Continent, Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Will Be Produced in South Africa
WEDNESDAY, July 21, 2021 -- The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be produced for the first time in Africa by a South African firm, Pfizer announced Wednesday. The Biovac Institute in Cape Town will produce the vaccine for distribution across Africa,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Prior Statin Use Linked to Reduced Risk for Death in COVID-19
WEDNESDAY, July 21, 2021 -- For patients hospitalized with COVID-19, prior use of statins, with or without antihypertensives, is associated with a reduced risk for death, according to a study published online July 15 in PLOS ONE. Lori B. Daniels,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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