Analysis predicts purified fish oil could prevent thousands of cardiovascular events
(University of California - Irvine) Researchers from the University of California, Irvine have conducted a statistical analysis that predicts more than 70,000 heart attacks, strokes and other adverse cardiovascular events could be prevented each year in the U.S. through the use of a highly purified fish oil therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Knowledge transfer for occupational health and safety: cultivating health and safety learning culture in construction firms - Duryan M, Smyth H, Roberts A, Rowlinson S, Sherratt F.
Within the last decades the incidence of workspace injuries and fatalities in the UK construction industry has declined markedly following the developments in occupational health and safety (OHS) management systems. However, safety statistics have reached ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Diabetes, CVD Tied to Worse Prognosis for COVID-19 Infection
Statistics to date suggest worse prognosis with COVID-19 infection among people with diabetes and CVD; experts stress careful interpretation of data, common sense measures, and optimizing glucose control. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research Update: Why Coronavirus Could Hit Rural Areas Harder
Analyzes the risks that rural areas of the country face if exposed to coronavirus, including health and economic consequences. Includes statistics on the prevalence of chronic disease, test kit availability, and percentage of recreation dependent counties in rural versus urban areas. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - March 24, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Many buds to a blossom: A synchronization approach to sensing using many oscillators
(Tokyo Institute of Technology) Engineers at the Tokyo Tech have found a new approach of taking a measurement over an extended area. The technique is based on coupled 'chaotic oscillators,' which are highly sensitive electronic circuits that can interact wirelessly through low-frequency low-power electromagnetic coupling. By making each oscillator sensitive to a quantity of interest, such as light intensity, and scattering a number of them sufficiently closely, it is possible to 'read out' useful measurement statistics from their collective activity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 24, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Master Government List of Federally Funded R & D Centers : FY 2020
The Master Government list of Federally Funded Research and Development Centers ( FFRDCs ) , maintained by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation, has been updated for 2020. FFRDCs are listed by sponsoring agency, administrator type, location, and type of activity. (Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources)
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - March 23, 2020 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Biohaven to Advance Vazegepant into Phase 3 for the Acute Treatment of Migraine Following Successful End of Phase 2 Meeting with FDA
In previously reported positive topline results from pivotal Phase 2/3 clinical trial in December 2019, vazegepant achieved statistical superiority to placebo on the co-primary regulatory endpoints of pain freedom and freedom from most bothersome symptom a... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA Biohaven Pharmaceutical, vazegepant, migraine (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche announces Venclexta/Venclyxto combination improved overall survival in people with previously untreated acute myeloid leukaemia
Basel, 23 March 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the phase III VIALE-A study met its dual primary endpoints of overall survival and composite complete remission rate (CR + CRi). Venclexta ®/Venclyxto® (venetoclax) in combination with azacitidine, a hypomethylating agent, showed a statistically significant improvement in overall survival in people with previously untreated acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) who were ineligible for intensive induction chemotherapy, compared to azacitidine alone. Safety for Venclexta/Venclyxto plus azacitidine appeared consistent with the known safety profile ...
Source: Roche Investor Update - March 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche announces Venclexta/Venclyxto combination improved overall survival in people with previously untreated acute myeloid leukaemia
Basel, 23 March 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the phase III VIALE-A study met its dual primary endpoints of overall survival and composite complete remission rate (CR + CRi). Venclexta ®/Venclyxto® (venetoclax) in combination with azacitidine, a hypomethylating agent, showed a statistically significant improvement in overall survival in people with previously untreated acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) who were ineligible for intensive induction chemotherapy, compared to azacitidine alone. Safety for Venclexta/Venclyxto plus azacitidine appeared consistent with the known safety profile ...
Source: Roche Media News - March 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CDC: Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is seeking comment on the Customer Surveys Generic Clearance for the National Center for Health Statistics (NHCS) which is used to assess customer satisfaction with the content, quality, and relevance of the information provided by NCHS. Comments are due by May 22, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - March 23, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Smartphones could help us track the coronavirus – but at what cost? | John Naughton
It ’s wise to be wary of the government adopting intrusive apps that monitor the effectiveness of public health measuresCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs we confront the pandemic, we ’re flying blind, like pilots in 1930s aeroplanes flying through fog. That, at any rate, is what I take away from reading John Ioannidis, a Stanford professor who is an expert in epidemiology, population health, biomedical data science and statistics. Covid-19, he writes, in astartling article, “has been called a once-in-a-century pandemic. But it may also be a once-in-a-century evidence fia...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: John Naughton Tags: Technology Coronavirus outbreak Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Statistical sightings of better angels: analysing the distribution of battle-deaths in interstate conflict over time - Cunen C, Hjort NL, Nyg ård HM.
Have great wars become less violent over time, and is there something we might identify as the long peace? We investigate statistical versions of such questions, by examining the number of battle-deaths in the Correlates of War dataset, with 95 interstate ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Sharp increase in Moscow pneumonia cases fuels fears over coronavirus statistics
A reported sharp increase in pneumonia cases in the Russian capital and contradictory information around the issue is fuelling fears about the accuracy of official coronavirus data which remains much lower than many European countries. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Determinants of passenger transport choices in Ghana: evidence from household data - Sekyere CKK, Davis F, Opoku R, Oko TS.
The study applies a data-driven statistical tool called Probit Econometric Model to household data to explain the factors that influence the choice of road transport modes in Ghana. The data used for the study was extracted from the 7th round of the Ghana ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Harassment of Journalists Jeopardises Keeping Public Safe amid Coronavirus Pandemic
In Iran, which has seen some of the highest COVID-19 infection and death rates in the world, a number of reporters are now facing jail after being detained earlier this month for challenging official statistics about the outbreak of the disease in the country. People in Rasht, Gilan Province, Iran, taking precautions to prevent infection by wearing masks in public. unsplash-logomojtaba mosayebzadehBy Ed HoltBRATISLAVA, Mar 20 2020 (IPS) Growing intimidation and repression of journalists reporting on the coronavirus is threatening public health in some countries, press freedom monitors have warned. Repressive regimes despe...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ed Holt Tags: Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Press Freedom Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations China Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Coronavirus COVID-19 Iran Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Source Type: news

Postpartum Anxiety Is an Epidemic Among American Mothers. Why Does It So Often Go Undiagnosed?
As a new mother, I worried about mouse poop in the small cabin where I lived. About fracking chemicals in the water. About glyphosate in the oatmeal. About flame retardants in pajamas. About phthalates in toys. Although it constantly overwhelmed me, I thought my anxiety was normal, even necessary. After all, it was my job to protect my child. When I mentioned my fear at my six-week follow-up appointment after birth—the sole instance of medical care many new moms receive in the entire year -postpartum—the midwife shrugged and chided me that anxious mothers make anxious children. For more than two years, I worrie...
Source: TIME: Health - March 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Menkedick Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Abbott Brings Home EUA for COVID-19 Test
Abbott Laboratories, one of the biggest players in the medical device space, has obtained Emergency Use Authorization for a test to detect the coronavirus [COVID-19]. The Abbott Park, IL-based company joins the rapidly expanding list of companies that have received EUA designation in the past few days. The firm’s RealTime SARS-CoV-2 EUA test can be used on its molecular instrument, the m2000 RealTime System, by authorized laboratories in the U.S. "Our scientists, many of whom worked on Abbott's first HIV test and the Zika tests, worked around the clock to develop these molecular tests," Daman Ko...
Source: MDDI - March 19, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Graduate Enrollment in Science, Engineering, and Health Rose 3 % in 2018
The number of graduate students enrolled in science, engineering, and health ( SEH ) programs at U.S. academic institutions rose by 3 % between 2017 and 2018, growing to 668,307. Of these students, almost 75 % were enrolled full time. The increase in overall enrollment was driven by increases in part-time master's, full-time doctoral, and full-time master's students. These and other findings are from the 2018 Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering, sponsored by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics within the National Science Foundation and by the National Institutes ...
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - March 19, 2020 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Tuberculosis - United States, 2019
Progress towards eliminating tuberculosis (TB) in the United States has slowed, underscoring the need to ramp up TB prevention efforts. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - March 19, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Coronavirus [CoV] Healthcare Hospitalization rates MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Older Adult's Health TB and HIV Coinfection TB Data Statistics Tuberculosis (TB) Long-term Care COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease 2019 Source Type: news

Global Epidemiology of Tuberculosis and Progress Toward Meeting Global Targets - Worldwide, 2018
Worldwide, tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of death from a single infectious disease and is especially deadly for persons living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Although recent trends point to modest progress towards global TB targets, more focus and commitment is needed to find, cure, and prevent TB. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - March 19, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Coronavirus [CoV] Healthcare Hospitalization rates MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Older Adult's Health TB and HIV Coinfection TB Data Statistics Tuberculosis (TB) Long-term Care COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease 2019 Source Type: news

World TB Day - March 24, 2020
World TB Day is observed each year on March 24, providing an opportunity to increase awareness about tuberculosis (TB) and the actions needed to find, treat, and prevent this devastating disease. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - March 19, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Coronavirus [CoV] Healthcare Hospitalization rates MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Older Adult's Health TB and HIV Coinfection TB Data Statistics Tuberculosis (TB) Long-term Care COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease 2019 Source Type: news

Thirty years after the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child: progress and challenges in building statistical evidence on violence against children - Cappa C, Petrowski N.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

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Source: ScienceNOW - March 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Vignieri, S. Tags: twil Source Type: news

Latitudinal effect of vegetation on erosion rates identified along western South America
Vegetation influences erosion by stabilizing hillslopes and accelerating weathering, thereby providing a link between the biosphere and Earth’s surface. Previous studies investigating vegetation effects on erosion have proved challenging owing to poorly understood interactions between vegetation and other factors, such as precipitation and surface processes. We address these complexities along 3500 kilometers of the extreme climate and vegetation gradient of the Andean Western Cordillera (6°S to 36°S latitude) using 86 cosmogenic radionuclide–derived, millennial time scale erosion rates and multivariate...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Starke, J., Ehlers, T. A., Schaller, M. Tags: Geochemistry, Geophysics reports Source Type: news

Childhood immunisation statistics CCG/GP practice level coverage dashboard 2018/19
This interactive resource reports annual childhood vaccination data for England in 2018/19 and relates to routine vaccinations offered to all children up to the age of five years. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 19, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

UN agriculture agency staff continue to strive for a better world amid Italy COVID-19 lockdown
Italy has been hit hard by the COVID-19 outbreak, with nearly 28,000 confirmed cases of the disease and 2,503 deaths, according to latest statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO).  While a national quarantine has the country in lockdown, it has not halted the work of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), based in the capital, Rome.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - March 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New study: National monuments can boost the economy in the American West
(Resources for the Future (RFF)) A groundbreaking study by Resources for the Future researchers, published in Science Advances, shows that national monuments have had mostly positive effects on local economies in the American West. Using a unique set of data and state-of-the-art statistical methods, the authors determined how 14 monument designations in the Mountain West states affected nearby jobs, wage income, businesses, and industries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gender “ Could be Coronavirus Key ”
By External SourceMar 17 2020 (IPS) Analysing how coronavirus impacts genders differently could be key in fighting the disease, say public health experts. Women are on the coronavirus frontlines as healthcare workers, primary caregivers and migrant workers, but policy responses often fail to consider how gender and epidemics interact. The Ebola and Zika outbreaks underline the urgent need for gendered analyses, says Clare Wenham, assistant professor in global health policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Globally, women make up about 70 per cent of the health workforce and are primarily responsible...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Gender Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Coronavirus Source Type: news

Coronavirus UK and US: Cases spiral in London and New York
Statistics compiled by UK health authorities show 480 patients have been infected in England's capital, home to 8.8million people. In comparison, 463 cases have been confirmed in New York. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cytel champions precision oncology master protocol trial designs
A new paper authored by statistical experts at Cytel has been published in the world-renowned journal CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 17, 2020 Category: Science Tags: The Scientist The Marketplace Source Type: news

Doctorate Recipients in the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences ( SBE ) : 2017
This report presents data on U.S.-trained doctorate recipients in the social, behavioral, and economic sciences ( SBE ) as they move from doctoral award to employment. This report is the first in a series that highlights key trends for doctorate recipients who receive degrees in the fields of science and engineering that are funded by the National Science Foundation ( NSF ) . Data are from the Survey of Earned Doctorates ( SED ) and the Survey of Doctorate Recipients ( SDR ) , both collected by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, within NSF. (Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources)
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - March 16, 2020 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Characteristic analysis of occupational confined space accidents in Taiwan and its prevention strategy - Chiu CC, Chang YM, Wan TJ.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 882 people were killed or injured due to confined space accidents in 2011-2017. Occupational accident statistics published in 2008-2018 by the Taiwan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Experience of Sars a key factor in countries ’ response to coronavirus
Plans of action to combat the Covid-19 outbreak around the world show huge differences• Coronavirus – latest updates• See all our coronavirus coverageThere has been a huge difference in how the coronavirus pandemic has evolved in different countries. Some have gone nearly two months with just a few dozen cases; others have seen an outbreak explode in weeks.The statistics about the early evolution of cases can be confusing, because some countries were slow to test or late to announce results. Italy ’s first case was at the end of January, but the disease is thought to have been circulating there from t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Emma Graham-Harrison Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Science Infectious diseases World news Source Type: news

COVID-19 Death Rate by Percentage, Sex, Pre-existing Condition
Facts and statistics tables regarding the current mortality rate from contracting the COVID-19 Coronavirus (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - March 15, 2020 Category: Disability Tags: Coronaviruses Source Type: news

Behavioural scientists form new front in battle against coronavirus
Experts look at role of psychology in public responses to idea of quarantineCoronavirus – latest newsAs epidemiologists work round the clock to calculate the mortality rate of Covid-19, its ease of transmission and other vital statistics, a different group of experts are interrogating the role that human psychology could play in the unfolding pandemic.The government ’s new measures, its experts said, took into account these behavioural factors, such as the potential for “fatigue” – the idea that public adherence to quarantines might wane over time.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Psychology Science Infectious diseases UK news Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Fatality rates for those with prior health conditions
Scientists have crunched coronavirus statistics to reveal the fatality rate for infected patients with underlying health problems after studying more than 72,000 COVID-19 patients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How many will die of coronavirus in the UK? A closer look at the numbers
What the statistics from the outbreak so far can tell us about infection and mortality ratesCoronavirus – latest updatesThe startling spread of the coronavirus across the globe is causing understandable alarm. But though it is still too early to draw definitive conclusions about how many deaths may occur, the statistics do point to general trends that can get lost in the drama.At present, one thing that does seem clear is that the vast majority of people who get the disease will survive.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis and Niamh McIntyre Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Health Infectious diseases Science Society Source Type: news

Attitudes towards asylum seekers: understanding differences between rural and urban areas - Crawley H, Drinkwater S, Kausar R.
This paper examines spatial differences in the attitudes of the public towards asylum seekers using data from the British Social Attitudes Survey. Initial analysis reveals some statistically significant variations across geographical areas, with people liv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Data Note: How might Coronavirus Affect Residents in Nursing Facilities?
Discusses potential implications of COVID-19 on nursing facility residents and overall operations, as these facilities provide care to those with chronic conditions, compromised immune systems, and of old age. Includes statistics on the share of nursing home residents currently receiving respiratory treatment, experiencing depression, and share of nursing homes with deficiencies in infection control. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - March 13, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Oncotarget: DNA methylation of MMPs and TIMPs in atherothrombosis process in carotid plaques
(Impact Journals LLC) Oncotarget Volume 11, Issue 10 reported that the statistically associated Cp G sites were analyzed in blood samples from two separate atherothrombotic stroke cohorts, ischemic stroke-cohort 1: 37 atherothrombotic patients and 6 controls, ischemic stroke-cohort 2: 80 atherothrombotic patients and 184 controls. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 13, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

India Is the World ’s Second-Most Populous Country. Can It Handle the Coronavirus Outbreak?
As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, some experts say India — a country of more than 1.3 billion people — likely has many more cases than the conservative numbers currently being reported. The outbreak of the new coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, began in China and has since infected more than 124,000 people across more than 110 countries and territories around the world. More than 4,500 people worldwide have died after being infected with COVID-19. India has conducted nearly 5,000 COVID-19 tests so far, according to the World Health Organization, which says that the “country is responding ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer Source Type: news

Forensic feature-comparison expertise: statistical learning facilitates visual comparison performance - Growns B, Martire KA.
This article examines a key cognitive mechanism that may contribute to this superior visual comparison performance: the ab... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

UCLA faculty share expertise about COVID-19 with Los Angeles city health officials
Two professors from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health  shared their expertise on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) with the Los Angeles City Health Commission on March 9, opening an important dialogue between leading health officials and city leaders.Anne Rimoin, professor of epidemiology, and Gilbert Gee, professor of community health sciences, addressed the commission, which advises and makes recommendations to the Los Angeles City Council.Rimoin outlined the recent history of similar outbreaks, the origin of COVID-19 and what scientists and health experts know about how this new virus manifests and spreads. ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 11, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

UCLA faculty share expertise about COVID-19 with Los Angeles city health officials
Two professors from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health  shared their expertise on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) with the Los Angeles City Health Commission on March 9, opening an important dialogue between leading health officials and city leaders.Anne Rimoin, professor of epidemiology, and Gilbert Gee, professor of community health sciences, addressed the commission, which advises and makes recommendations to the Los Angeles City Council.Rimoin outlined the recent history of similar outbreaks, the origin of COVID-19 and what scientists and health experts know about how this new virus manifests and spreads. ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 11, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Is It Allergies, The Flu Or The Coronavirus? How To Tell The Difference
(CNN) — The coronavirus has infected more than 100,000 people worldwide. With all of the news of event cancellations, empty flights and health precautions (wash your hands!), it’s natural that people may get a little anxious every time they feel a tickle in their throat or the beginnings of a bad cough. While the coronavirus is certainly something to take seriously, the chances of any individual person getting it are still low. But if you’re wondering whether that stuffy nose could end up being a worst case scenario, CNN talked to Dr. Greg Poland, a professor of medicine and Infectious diseases at the May...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Coronavirus Source Type: news

Janssen Announces Results of Phase 3 Study Demonstrating the Safety and Efficacy of Long-Acting Injectable HIV Treatment Regimen of Rilpivirine And Cabotegravir through 96 Weeks
CORK, IRELAND, March 9, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson presented new data from the global Phase 3 trial today for the novel, investigational, long-acting (LA), two-drug injectable regimen – a combination of Janssen’s rilpivirine and ViiV Healthcare’s cabotegravir. The study – First Long-Acting Injectable Regimen (FLAIR) trial – demonstrated positive 96-week results in long-term safety and efficacy of rilpivirine and cabotegravir. These data were presented at the 2020 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)“In our quest to...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Why Are So Many Politicians Testing Positive with COVID-19?
Among the 121,061 to have been infected by the COVID-19 virus so far, one class of notable people appear to have been affected more than others — politicians. “There are far more politicians who have been infected than you would have by statistical chance,” Francois Balloux, a professor of computational systems biology at University College London tells TIME. “Politicians are over-represented in the number of people who have been diagnosed.” In Iran and across Europe, several high profile politicians have revealed they are battling the novel coronavirus. Iraj Harirchi, the head of the Iranian ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mélissa Godin Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Londontime Source Type: news

FDA Suspends Inspections Outside of the US Due to Coronavirus Outbreak
FDA is suspending its inspections outside of the US through April in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Inspections outside of the U.S. would be deemed “mission-critical” and would be considered on a case-by-case basis. The measure would be effective immediately. In a release, FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn, MD said, “We are aware of how this action may impact other FDA responsibilities, including product application reviews. We will be vigilant and monitor the situation very closely and will try to mitigate potential impacts from this outbreak in lockstep ...
Source: MDDI - March 11, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Janssen Announces U.S. FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation Granted for JNJ-6372 for the Treatment of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
RARITAN, NJ, March 10, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for JNJ-61186372 (JNJ-6372) for the treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) Exon 20 insertion mutations, whose disease has progressed on or after platinum-based chemotherapy. JNJ-6372 is an EGFR-mesenchymal epithelial transition factor (MET) bispecific antibody that targets activating and resistant EGFR and MET mutations and amplifications.[1...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

General ophthalmic services workforce statistics
NHS Digital has published details of the workforce providing high-street optician services under the NHS general ophthalmic services contract. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 10, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news