The First Treatment for Alzheimer ’s Disease Is Here
Alzheimer’s disease was first described by Alois Alzheimer in 1906, and now, more than 100 years later, doctors have an effective drug to treat the cognitive disorder. On June 7, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved aducanumab, developed by the U.S.-based biotech Biogen and Japanese pharmaceutical company Eisai. But the drug’s approval comes with a caveat. The FDA is requiring Biogen to conduct an additional placebo controlled study of the drug to verify it’s effectiveness in improving people’s memory and cognitive symptoms. That request stems in large part from the conclusion of an ...
Source: TIME: Health - June 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

CDC: Drug Involvement Reported in 0.64 Percent of Total Infant Deaths
MONDAY, June 7, 2021 -- Overall, 0.64 percent of total infant deaths have drug involvement, with drugs the underlying cause of death in 37 percent of these cases, according to the June 3 National Vital Statistics Reports, a publication from the U.S.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

South Africa: In the Spotlight - SA's Low Vasectomy Numbers
[spotlight] According to 'Unwanted Fertility in South Africa', a recently published report from Statistics South Africa, "about 20% of all births in the five years preceding the 2016 Demographic and Health Survey (including pregnancies at the time), happened when women were not planning on having any more children". The report, based on demographic health data from 1998 and 2016, shows an increase in the percentage of unwanted births from 17.3% in 1998 to 20.4% in 2016. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 7, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Second dose vaccinations lowest among South Asian groups in England
Office for National Statistics data showed eight out of the 10 areas with the lowest second dose uptake were in London and that ethnic minority groups were less likely to get the booster. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long Covid symptoms - how to tell if you are one of a million UK sufferer
ONE MILLION people in the UK are suffering from long Covid, where symptoms persisted for longer than four weeks after the initial infection. The Office for National Statistics reveals the self-reported warning signs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An explainable machine learning approach based on statistical indexes and SVM for stress detection in automobile drivers using electromyographic signals - Vargas-Lopez O, Perez-Ramirez CA, Valtierra-Rodriguez M, Yanez-Borjas JJ, Amezquita-Sanchez JP.
The economic and personal consequences that a car accident generates for society have been increasing in recent years. One of the causes that can generate a car accident is the stress level the driver has; consequently, the detection of stress events is a ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

375,000 Britons say they are still suffering from Long Covid, official report finds
An Office for National Statistics survey also found a million Britons were experiencing symptoms including chronic fatigue and muscle pain at least four weeks after infection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK reports 6,238 daily Covid cases amid fears over Delta variant infectiousness
Prof Neil Ferguson says India variant may be 30-100% more transmissible than the Alpha variantCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Delta variant of coronavirus is 30% to 100% more transmissible than the previously dominant variant, Prof Neil Ferguson has warned, as the number of daily reported Covid cases exceeded 6,000 for the first time since March.In one of a number of signs of a third wave,Office for National Statistics data suggested infection levels in England rose by about 75% in a week, with 85,600 people thought to have had Covid in the week ending 29 May – or one in 640 peop...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 4, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis and Sarah Marsh Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases England UK news Science Medical research Source Type: news

Nepal Covid variant symptoms: Cases confirmed in the UK – signs of infection
CORONAVIRUS cases continue to creep up week on week, with latest Government statistics revealing that the number of cases has increased by nearly 40 percent in the past week. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deaths involving COVID-19 by religious group, England: 24 January 2020 to 28 February 2021, ONS
This article reports age-standardised rates of death involving the coronavirus (COVID-19) by religion group and uses statistical models to adjust for location, measures of disadvantage, occupation, living arrangements, and pre-existing health conditions. It compares the risk of COVID-19 mortality in two discrete periods aligned to each wave of the pandemic. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekly statistics for NHS Test and Trace (England): 13 May to 19 May 2021, DHSC (updated 3rd June 2021)
Experimental statistics on NHS Test and Trace since its launch on 28 May 2020. Includes reports on NHS Test and Trace (people tested and contact tracing) and rapid (lateral flow device) testing for people without symptoms. 3 June 2021Updated with a new version of'NHS Test and Trace statistics, 28 May 2020 to 19 May 2021: data tables'with contents page in place. 27 May 2021First published. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Injury severity prediction of traffic crashes with ensemble machine learning techniques: a comparative study - Jamal A, Zahid M, Tauhidur Rahman M, Al-Ahmadi HM, Almoshaogeh M, Farooq D, Ahmad M.
A better understanding of injury severity risk factors is fundamental to improving crash prediction and effective implementation of appropriate mitigation strategies. Traditional statistical models widely used in this regard have predefined correlation and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

vasopharm GmbH Announces Results of the NOSTRA III Traumatic Brain Injury Phase III Study
Post-hoc analysis reveals clinically meaningful and statistically significant improvement in eGOS when Ronopterin is infused within 12 hours after trauma But over the entire patient population trial did not meet its primary endpoint vasopharm will co... Biopharmaceuticals, Neurology vasopharm, ronopterin, traumatic brain injury (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

On the journey from pill to platform
As pharma ’s business model increasingly moves beyond the pill towards the patient and the entire therapeutic context, Medical Affairs was already being earmarked as an increasingly pivotal function.  The pandemic-driven changes that have roiled the healthcare sector have been an accelerant to this disruptive trend.  Last year Medical Affairs became an even more essential partner. Healthcare providers (HCPs) have been consulting Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs) for advice and trusted content in greater numbers, increasingly so in a digital context.  There are huge opportunities here for Medical Affai...
Source: EyeForPharma - June 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andrew Stone Source Type: news

Protect the sea, neglect the people? Social impact of marine conservation schemes revealed
(University of Warwick) Governments and international organizations are expanding targets to conserve marine spaces to stem the depletion of biodiversity and fish stocks around the globe. A new study demonstrates the wide range of unintended impacts that such conservation efforts have on affected communities.Published today in World Development, the research presents a ground-breaking case study of the Cambodian Koh Sdach Archipelago combined with a cross-country statistical analysis of the impacts of marine conservation across Southeast Asian communities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Covid now behind just one in 150 deaths, ONS figures show
Office for National Statistics data showed 66 out of 9,860 deaths listed the virus as the underlying cause in the week to May 21. Every region of England went at least one day with no Covid deaths. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No UK Covid deaths announced for first time in 10 months
News raises optimism in No 10 for unlocking despite warnings from scientists over third waveCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK has reported no deaths from Covid in a day, for the first time in 10 months, raising optimism in Downing Street that England could forge ahead with the final stage of the roadmap despite scientists warning that extra restrictions might be needed to control a third wave.Matt Hancock, the health secretary, hailed the statistic as proof that vaccines were breaking the link between infection and severe illness, though scientists warned against reading too much into...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 1, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample and Jessica Elgot Tags: Coronavirus Conservative leadership Health policy Vaccines and immunisation Matt Hancock Politics Science Infectious diseases UK news Source Type: news

Janssen Announces U.S. FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation Granted for Teclistamab for the Treatment of Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma
June 1, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation (BTD) for teclistamab in the treatment of relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma. This distinction for teclistamab, an off-the-shelf, T-cell redirecting, bispecific antibody targeting both B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA) and CD3 receptors, follows a PRIME (PRIority MEdicines) designation from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) received earlier this year. Today’s BTD marks the 11th received by Janssen’s ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Janssen Reports New Data for BCMA CAR-T, Cilta-Cel, Showing Deep and Durable Responses in Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma
June 1, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced new data for ciltacabtagene autoleucel (cilta-cel), an investigational B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA)-directed CAR-T therapy, demonstrated sustained efficacy and durable responses in heavily pretreated patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM). Updated results from the Phase 1b/2 CARTITUDE-1 study (n=97) with a longer-term follow-up at a median of 18 months showed an overall response rate (ORR) of 98 percent, with 80 percent of patients achieving a stringent complete response (sCR), highlight...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Colchicine for community-treated patients with COVID-19 (COLCORONA): a phase 3, randomised, double-blinded, adaptive, placebo-controlled, multicentre trial, The Lancet Respiratory Medicine
In patients ≥40 with Covid-19 and ≥1 high-risk characteristic (n=4488), colchicine (0.5mg twice daily for 3 days, then once daily for 27 days) was not associated with a statistically significant reduction in death or Covid-19 hospital admission (4.7% v 5.8% placebo; p=0.081). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Estimating the indirect prevalence of female genital mutilation/cutting in Switzerland - Cottler-Casanova S, Abdulcadir J.
BACKGROUND: We  updated the indirect estimates for women and girls living with Female Genital Mutilation Cutting (FGM/C) in Switzerland, using data from the Swiss Federal Statistical Office of migrant women and girls born in one of the 30 high-prevalence F... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

A vision-based real-time adaptive traffic light control system using vehicular density value and statistical block matching approach - Trivedi JD, Devi MS, Dave DH.
In India, traffic control management is a difficult task due to an increment in the number of vehicles for the same infrastructure and systems. In the smart-city project, the Adaptive Traffic Light Control System (ATLCS) is one of the major research concer... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Statistical learning of blunt cerebrovascular injury risk factors using the elastic net - Cooper ME, Risk B, Corey A, Fountain AJ, Allen JW.
PURPOSE: To compare logistic regression to elastic net for identifying and ranking clinical risk factors for blunt cerebrovascular injury (BCVI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Consecutive trauma patients undergoing screening CTA at a level 1 trauma center... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A crowd counting framework combining with crowd location - Zhang J, Chen S, Tian S, Gong W, Cai G, Wang Y.
In the past ten years, crowd detection and counting have been applied in many fields such as station crowd statistics, urban safety prevention, and people flow statistics. However, obtaining accurate positions and improving the performance of crowd countin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Egress, Escape, Evacuation, Crowds Source Type: news

Self-reported symptoms of cannabis use disorder: psychometric testing and validation - Richards DK, Schwebel FJ, Sotelo M, Pearson MR.
Cannabis use disorder (CUD) is commonly assessed using self-report items based on its symptoms as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) that are scored on a dichotomous scale (yes/no) to indicate symptom presence; howev... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

More Canadians turning to cannabis to help deal with pandemic pressures
Reasons people cited for using cannabis, according to a recent Statistics Canada report, include increased stress, boredom and loneliness. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

Gestational exposure to fatal police violence and pregnancy loss in US core based statistical areas, 2013-2015 - Jahn JL, Krieger N, Ag énor M, Leung M, Davis BA, Weisskopf MG, Chen JT.
BACKGROUND: Fatal police violence in the United States disproportionately affects Black, Native American, and Hispanic people, and for these groups it is a racially oppressive population-level stressor that we hypothesize increases the risk of pregnancy lo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Kenya: Love in Covid Times - NHIF Data Shows Baby Boom
[Nation] The lockdown that followed outbreak of the coronavirus last year may have resulted in a baby boom in Kenya, statistics released by the National Hospital Insurance Fund show. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 29, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Comparative analysis of alternative random parameters count data models in highway safety - Hou Q, Huo X, Tarko AP, Leng J.
Unobserved heterogeneity has been a major challenge in developing reliable road safety models. A number of statistical techniques have been developed to account for unobserved heterogeneity and of which, the random parameters approach is one of the most ef... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Analysis of pedestrians' behaviour: a segmentation approach based on latent variables - Shoabjareh AH, Mamdoohi AR, Nordfj ærn T.
This study aimed to investigate how perceptions abou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Evaluation of the effect of driving education and training programs on modification of driver's dangerous behaviors - Nadimi N, Khalifeh V, Khoshdel Sangdeh A, Mohammadian Amiri A.
In Iran, despite all efforts have been devoted to reduce crash frequencies, statistics indicate that the crash fatalities have recently been increasing. In more than 90% of accidents, human errors and misjudgements have been reported to be the main contrib... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

DHS Updates COVID-19 Summary Data Page
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is updating data displayed on theCOVID-19 Summary Data page. The new Wisconsin COVID-19 Summary Statistics dashboard will continue to report COVID-19 cases and deaths, with an emphasis on seven-day averages, and will now also display vaccination rates and disease activity so Wisconsinites can continue to stay informed about the state of the pandemic. The summary dashboard will include the following metrics as...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - May 27, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

NHS Test and Trace statistics (England): methodology, DHSC (updated 27th May 2021)
How the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) puts together the contact-tracing data in its weekly reports. 27 May 2021Update to reflect the renaming of'Primary schools, schools-based nurseries and maintained nursery schools'to'Primary schools and nurseries'. Updated the higher education section under'Rapid LFD testing by phase of education and role'and'People tested and people testing positive'to reflect a change from 21 May 2021 on confirmatory PCR tests. 20 May 2021Updated to include more detailed information on the managed quarantine service and the full back series of LFD tests reported by NHS staff. (Source...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Overdose deaths up 42% in 2020; largest increases among Black and Latino communities
FINDINGSBased on cases handled by emergency medical services, the number of people in the U.S. who died due to drug overdoses was 42% higher in 2020 than the average number of overdose deaths in 2018 and 2019.According to a study by researchers from UCLA, Northeastern University and the University of Utah, the largest increases were among Black Americans (50.3%) and Latinos (49.7%). Spikes were also most pronounced in low-income neighborhoods (46.4%) and in the five states — Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington — that border the Pacific Ocean (63.8%).BACKGROUNDPublic health authorities had expected...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 27, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Long-Term ERLEADA ® (apalutamide) Patient-Reported Outcomes Data in Metastatic Castration-Sensitive Prostate Cancer Demonstrate Maintenance of Health-Related Quality of Life for Patients
May 26, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced patient-reported outcomes (PRO) data from the pre-specified final analysis of the Phase 3 TITAN study in patients with metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer (mCSPC). The TITAN study previously demonstrated statistically significant improvement in overall survival (OS) after a median follow-up of 44 months in patients receiving ERLEADA® plus androgen deprivation therapy (ADT).1 The new PRO data showed that the addition of ERLEADA® to ADT maintained patients’ health-related quality of lif...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Kenya: Kisumu Sets Up Centre to Tackle Sickle Cell Disease
[Nation] A total of 21 out of 100 children in Kisumu are born with the sickle cell trait, new statistics show. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Three out of four UK adults have Covid antibodies, ONS finds
A weekly update by the Office for National Statistics today showed that 76 per cent of adults in England had signs of immunity either from past infection or a vaccine in the week ending May 3. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Network spillovers and neighborhood crime: a computational statistics analysis of employment-based networks of neighborhoods - Graif C, Freelin BN, Kuo YH, Wang H, Li Z, Kifer D.
Research on communities and crime has predominantly focused on social conditions within an area or in its immediate proximity. However, a growing body of research shows that people often travel to areas away from home, contributing to connections between p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Statistics on COVID-19 patients
as recorded in primary care systems throughout England have been published for the first time. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 26, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Weekly statistics for NHS Test and Trace (England): 6 May to 12 May 2021, DHSC (updated 25th May 2021)
Experimental statistics on NHS Test and Trace since its launch on 28 May 2020. Includes reports on NHS Test and Trace (people tested and contact tracing) and rapid (lateral flow device) testing for people without symptoms. 25 May 2021 Updated links to interactive map and replaced images in'Weekly statistics for rapid asymptomatic testing in England: 6 May to 12 May 2021'to show the correct graphs and charts. 20 May 2021 First published. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AI helps predict treatment outcomes for patients with diseased dental implants
 ANN ARBOR —Peri-implantitis, a condition where tissue and bone around dental implants becomes infected, besets roughly one-quarter of dental implant patients, and currently there's no reliable way to assess how patients will respond to treatment of this condition. To that end, a team led by the University of Michigan School of Dentistry developed a machine learning algorithm, a form of artificial intelligence, to assess an individual patient's risk of regenerative outcomes after surgical treatments of peri-implantitis.   The algorithm is called FARDEEP, which stands for Fast and Robust Decon...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 24, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Janssen Presents Updated Data on First-in-Class Talquetamab at ASCO Suggesting Deep and Durable Responses in Heavily Pretreated Patients with Multiple Myeloma
May 24, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today follow-up data from the MonumenTAL-1 Phase 1 first-in-human dose-escalation study of the investigational product talquetamab, the only off-the-shelf T-cell redirecting bispecific antibody in clinical development to target both GPRC5D, a novel multiple myeloma target, and CD3 on T-cells (NCT03399799).[1],[2],[3] With a median follow-up of more than six months, updated results in 30 patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma treated with talquetamab by subcutaneous (SC) administration at the recommend...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Janssen ’s Updated Phase 1 Results for Teclistamab Suggest Deep, Durable Responses in Patients with Heavily Pretreated Multiple Myeloma
We reported initial findings for teclistamab at ASCO 2020, and study updates have observed a deepening of responses that have shown to be durable in a significant percentage of patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma,” said Amrita Y. Krishnan, M.D., Director of the Judy and Bernard Briskin Center for Multiple Myeloma Research and Chief, Division of Multiple Myeloma, Department of Hematology and Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation at City of Hope, and study investigator. “Teclistamab exposure was sustained across the dosing interval and exceeded target levels, and consistent T-cell activation was ob...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

European Commission approves PONVORYTM (ponesimod), a Once Daily, Oral Therapy for the Treatment of Adults with Relapsing Forms of Multiple Sclerosis with Active Disease Defined by Clinical or Imaging Features
BEERSE, BELGIUM, May 24, 2021 – Janssen, the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, announced today that the European Commission (EC) has approved PONVORY (ponesimod) for the treatment of adult patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis (RMS) with active disease defined by clinical or imaging features.[4] “Relapsing multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable and complex disease that can present very differently from individual to individual, placing a heavy burden on the patient and their loved ones,” said Professor Gavin Giovannoni, MBBCh, PhD, FCP (Neurol., SA), FRCP, FRCPath, Professor of Neuro...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Janssen Presents Results of First Head-to-Head Study of Biologic Therapies in Patients with Moderate to Severe Crohn ’s Disease
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, May 23, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced efficacy and safety data for STELARA® (ustekinumab) in Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC),1-4including data from the SEAVUE study, the first head-to-head study of biologic therapies in patients with CD, presented in a Clinical Science Late-Breaking Abstract Plenary session.1 SEAVUE data showed treatment with STELARA demonstrated high rates of clinical remission, corticosteroid-free remission, clinical response and endoscopic response through one year in biologic-naïve p...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD among spinal cord injury survivors: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial - Powers MB, Pogue JR, Curcio NE, Patel S, Wierzchowski A, Thomas EV, Warren AM, Adams M, Turner E, Carl E, Froehlich-Grobe K, Sikka S, Foreman M, Leonard K, Douglas M, Bennett M, Driver S.
The National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center estimates 294,000 people in the US live with a spinal cord injury (SCI), with approximately 17,810 new cases each year. Although the physical outcomes associated with SCI have been widely studied, the psyc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Accident prevention activity and accident experience in the Republic of Korea military - Kim HJ, Oh SY, Choi DW, Won SY, Kim HJ, Ko SC, Woo SY, Park EC.
INTRODUCTION: According to data released by the Korea National Statistical Office, the number of accidents has been decreasing since 2012. However, a considerable number of deaths related to safety accidents (23-46 deaths) are still reported annually. This... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Angola: Covid-19 - Angola Reports 292 New Cases, 10 Deaths
[ANGOP] Luanda -- At least two hundred and ninety-two new cases, ten deaths and three recovered patients is the statistical balance of the last 24 hours, announced this Sunday by the health authorities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

With Covid, averages are not the only story | David Spiegelhalter & Anthony Masters
We need local data to keep on top of local outbreaksIt ’s a myth that statisticians are obsessed with averages. We learn most from examining variability and the current concern with variants hammers home the importance of local data.Across the United Kingdom, confirmed cases of Covid-19 are stable, at 22 per 100,000 people in the week up to 17 May. Six local authorities recorded less than two cases per 100,000; while in Bolton there were 385 per 100,000, over 17 times the national rate.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 23, 2021 Category: Science Authors: David Spiegelhalter & Anthony Masters Tags: Coronavirus UK news Science Infectious diseases World news Source Type: news

Quickstats: age-adjusted death rates* for four selected mechanisms of injury( †) - National Vital Statistics System, United States, 1979-2019(§) - Garnett M, Hedegaard H, Spencer MR.
* Per 100,000, age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population. † Four of the most frequently occurring mechanisms of injury that caused deaths over the study period. Injuries are from all manners, including unintentional, suicide, homicide, undete... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news