Monoclonal Antibody Combo Treatment Reduces Viral Load in COVID Monoclonal Antibody Combo Treatment Reduces Viral Load in COVID
Bamlanivimab and etesevimab together were associated with a statistically significant reduction in SARS-CoV-2. Bamlanivimab alone, however, showed no significant reduction in a phase 2/3 study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Study Reveals New Insights into the Link Between Sunlight Exposure and Kidney Damage in Lupus
A new collaborative study from researchers at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the University of Washington and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), reveals unexpected insights into how skin exposure to ultraviolet light can worsen clinical symptoms in autoimmune diseases such as lupus. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - January 21, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Timothy Dean Tags: News Research kidney lupus ultraviolet light Source Type: news

Pfizer Says Its Vaccine Likely Blocks COVID Variant Pfizer Says Its Vaccine Likely Blocks COVID Variant
The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is likely to be effective against the contagious variant strain of the virus that was discovered in the UK, according to a study conducted by the two companies.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Study Estimates Prevalence of Lupus in the U.S.
THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2021 -- The estimated prevalence of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in the United States is 72.8/100,000, according to a study published online Jan. 21 in Arthritis& Rheumatology. Peter M. Izmirly, M.D., from the New York... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tocilizumab Does Not Improve Outcomes in Severe COVID-19
THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2021 -- Tocilizumab plus standard care is not superior to standard care alone for improving clinical outcomes among patients with severe or critical COVID-19 and may increase mortality, according to a study published online Jan.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Stem Cell Transplant May Slow Disability in Multiple Sclerosis
THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2021 -- For patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (aHSCT) may prevent worsening of disability, according to a study published online Jan. 20 in Neurology. Giacomo Boffa, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Terlipressin Has Stood the Test of Time Terlipressin Has Stood the Test of Time
This paper details the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and recent studies on the safety and efficacy of the investigational drug terlipressin in patients with cirrhosis.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Cancer Screenings Rebound After COVID Surge, but Catch-Up Needed Cancer Screenings Rebound After COVID Surge, but Catch-Up Needed
A single-institution study shows that cancer screenings rebounded after the first COVID surge, but an expert stresses the need for catch-up and finding missed diagnoses.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Mortality Decreased for COVID-19 ICU Patients Over Time
THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2021 -- For adults with COVID-19-related critical illness admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU), mortality has decreased over time, according to a study published online Jan. 19 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. George L.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Latest: Study: Antibody drug may help prevent virus
Drugmaker Eli Lilly says its COVID-19 antibody drug helped prevent illness among residents and staff of nursing homes and other long-term care locations (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Denosumab Studied for Prosthesis-Related Osteolysis
THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2021 -- For patients with symptomatic, radiographically confirmed osteolysis undergoing revision total hip arthroplasty surgery, a single dose of denosumab results in a reduction in osteoclast numbers, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AI Algorithms May Fail to Detect Diabetic Retinopathy
THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI)-based screening algorithms for diabetic retinopathy (DR) show significant performance differences, according to a study published online Jan. 5 in Diabetes Care. In an effort to evaluate the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mediterranean Diet Tied to Lower Risk for Prostate Cancer Progression
THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2021 -- For men with newly diagnosed prostate cancer on active surveillance, adherence to the Mediterranean diet (MedD) is associated with a lower risk for Gleason grade group progression, according to a study published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study: Antibody combo offers benefit in mild, moderate COVID-19
Two antibody drugs significantly reduce the amount of COVID-19 in people with mild or moderate symptoms, a study published Thursday by JAMA found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids Highly Likely to Transmit COVID to Others
While children are less susceptible to illness with the new coronavirus, they are nearly 60% more likely than adults over 60 to infect other family members when they are sick, a new study shows. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 May Damage Blood Vessels in the Brain COVID-19 May Damage Blood Vessels in the Brain
A new study suggests that the virus might damage the brain's small blood vessels rather than nerve cells themselves.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Study: Mesothelioma Survival Rates Rise with SMART Protocol
Using accelerated high-dose radiation prior to surgery produced an unprecedented 65.9-month median survival for a cohort of pleural mesothelioma patients who were part of a larger clinical trial at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto. Lancet Oncology recently published results of the study, named SMART, an acronym for Surgery for Mesothelioma After Radiation Therapy. The SMART study involved 96 patients with pleural mesothelioma who were treated in Toronto from 2008 to 2019. All received the intensity-modulated radiotherapy before extrapleural pneumonectomy surgery, an unconventional treatment regimen. Among the...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 21, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

California's Own COVID-19 Variant Raises New Fears California's Own COVID-19 Variant Raises New Fears
Studies show the new variant became more common in California as cases there surged. The coincidence has researchers wondering whether it might be responsible for the recent rise in cases.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Cancer Screenings Rebound After COVID Surge, but Catch-Up Needed Cancer Screenings Rebound After COVID Surge, but Catch-Up Needed
A single-institution study shows that cancer screenings rebounded after the first COVID surge, but an expert stresses the need for catch-up and finding missed diagnoses.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Jan. 21, 2021
Studies Pinpoint Genes That Raise Risk for Breast Cancer New research into exactly which genetic mutations increase breast cancer risk in women without a family history of the disease may help guide decisions about screening and preventive surgery,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 21, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Arthritis Drug Tocilizumab Flops as COVID-19 Treatment
THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2021 -- The arthritis drug tocilizumab doesn't help hospital patients with severe COVID-19, according to a new study that contradicts earlier research suggesting that it might aid recovery. In fact, patients receiving tocilizumab... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 21, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kids Highly Likely to Transmit Coronavirus to Others: Study
THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2021 -- While children are less susceptible to illness with the new coronavirus, they are nearly 60% more likely than adults over 60 to infect other family members when they are sick, a new study shows. The findings show the need... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 21, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

More Than 200,000 Americans Have Lupus
THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2021 -- Just over 200,000 Americans have the autoimmune disorder lupus, and minority women are at highest risk, according to a new study. It's the first estimate of how widespread the disease is in the United States. The number... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 21, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Auris Health Announces Publication of Results from BENEFIT Study of MONARCH ® Platform in CHEST
This study was conducted using strict definitions for diagnostic yield. In previous studies, variations in the definition of yield led to overestimation of a successful bronchoscopy. Given this strict trial design, the diagnostic yield of 74.1% is promising, and we hope this sets the stage for future multicenter trials,” said Dr. Silvestri, Hillenbrand Professor of Thoracic Oncology at Medical University. “We are thrilled to be making a meaningful impact on the diagnosis of lung conditions, particularly in patients with small and difficult to reach nodules that may progress to something more serious,” sai...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Monoclonal antibody treatment by Eli Lilly found to cut risk of serious COVID-19, drugmaker reports
A study of nursing home residents found the monoclonal antibody treatment bamlanivimab cut risk of COVID-19 by up to 80%, maker Eli... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

With Little Data to Guide Them, Pregnant Health Care Workers Are Stepping Up to Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19
Dr. Jacqueline Parchem, a maternal-fetal medicine physician at UTHealth in Houston, considers herself a private person. Even still, she logged on to Twitter on Dec. 22 and began drafting a series of posts. “Pregnant and unsure about the #COVID19 vaccine?” she wrote in a tweet that has now been liked more than 3,000 times. “You’re not alone. Got vaccinated today at 31 weeks [pregnant] and feel very fortunate. But it’s complicated.” Over the course of nine tweets, Parchem broke down the thinking that went into her difficult decision to get vaccinated during pregnancy. Ultimately, she wrote...
Source: TIME: Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

REACT-1 study of coronavirus transmission: January 2021 interim results, DHSC (published 21st January 2021)
Results of real-time assessment of community transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) during January 2021. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lilly Antibody Drug Prevents Covid-19 in Nursing Homes, Study Finds
The drugmaker plans to ask U.S. health regulators to expand bamlanivimab’s use to protect nursing-home residents and staff from Covid-19. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Methamphetamine overdose deaths rise sharply nationwide
NIH-supported study finds biggest increase among American Indians and Alaska Natives. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 21, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

What's coming up at the RCGP 2021 online conference - Dr David R Williams confirmed
The RCGP two-day virtual event takes place next month with keynote speaker Dr David R Williams, Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University, now confirmed. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 21, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: News Source Type: news

Study claiming lockdown 3.0 isn't working 'does NOT prove coronavirus is on the rise in England'
Professor Tim Spector, a King's College London epidemiologist, said the study's testing period wasn't long enough to draw reliable conclusions about how well current restrictions work. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mobile labs take vaccine studies to diverse neighborhoods
More potential COVID-19 vaccines to fight the pandemic still are being tested, and some researchers are driving mobile labs into neighborhoods to recruit diverse volunteers (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Maternal thyroid disorders may increase thyroid cancer risk in children
Maternal thyroid disorders may be associated with an increased thyroid cancer risk in children, and this risk may remain elevated well into adulthood, according to a study published inThe Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 21, 2021 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Cochrane expands its reach with the launch of a new Network across China
Today Cochrane announces the official launch of a new network of institutions committed to promote evidence-based health care practice and policy decision making in China.Made up of some of the country ’s leading organizations in the research and practice of evidence-based medicine field, theCochrane China Network will work with clinicians, professional associations, policymakers, patients, healthcare provider organizations and the media to promote the wider dissemination and use of Cochrane evidence in China; as well as supporting and training Chinese systematic review authors of Cochrane Reviews.The Cochrane China ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 21, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Trump Is Gone, Trumpism Lives On
By Anis ChowdhurySYDNEY, Jan 21 2021 (IPS) Impeachment or no impeachment, Trump is out of the White House. Trump goes with an approval rating of 34%, far behind his predecessor Barack Obama’s 60%. A majority, 54%, said Trump ought to be removed from office before January 20, according to a new CNN poll, for his role in the January 6 events, when Trump incited his supporters to storm the US Capitol. Battle for America’s soul “Has America lost its soul?”, asked Peter Singer, the famous ethics and morality philosopher. More than 70 million, or 47% of Americans voted for Trump. With 21,000 votes in thr...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury Tags: Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Featured Headlines Health Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Labour North America TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Africa: 1.5C Climate Target Will Be Out of Reach Without Greener Covid-19 Recovery Plans, Study Suggests
[The Conversation Africa] The amount of carbon dioxide that we can still emit while limiting global warming to a given target is called the "remaining carbon budget," and it has become a powerful tool to inform climate policy goals and track progress towards net-zero emissions targets. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Women invited to join study into nutrition advice in pregnancy
The University is seeking volunteers for a new study that will identify the foods women tend to avoid during pregnancy and the information sources that influence their decision to include or avoid certain foods. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 21, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Public engagement, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Can CT provide a better map of breast density?
An international research team used dozens of CT images to map breast density...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Coding changes that will impact radiology in 2021 Case study: Breast CT uncovers COVID-19 pneumonia Izotropic lands breast density measurement patent Dedicated breast CT shows promise for cancer screening Can AI enhance the utility of breast conebeam CT? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Terlipressin Has Stood the Test of Time Terlipressin Has Stood the Test of Time
This paper details the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and recent studies on the safety and efficacy of the investigational drug terlipressin in patients with cirrhosis.Liver International (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Scientists make pivotal discovery on mechanism of Epstein-Barr virus latent infection
(The Wistar Institute) Wistar Researchers have discovered a new enzymatic function of the Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) protein EBNA1, a critical factor in EBV's ability to transform human cells and cause cancer. Study provides new indications for inhibiting EBNA1 function, opening up fresh avenues for development of therapies to treat EBV-associated cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 21, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A closer look at T cells reveals big differences in mild vs. severe COVID-19 cases
(La Jolla Institute for Immunology) A big question on people's minds these days: how long does immunity to SARS-CoV-2 last following infection? Now a research team from La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI), The University of Liverpool and the University of Southampton has uncovered an interesting clue. Their new study suggests that people with severe COVID-19 cases may be left with more of the protective 'memory' T cells needed to fight reinfection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 21, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Combining best of both worlds for cancer modeling
(American Institute of Physics) Treatment options for many types of cancers remain limited, due partly to the in vitro tools used to model cancers and that results from animal studies do not always translate well to human disease. These shortcomings point to a clear need for a better, patient-specific model. Researchers suggest bioengineered microscale organotypic models can address this need. They discuss the advantages and capabilities of this technique, as well as its challenges, in the journalAPL Bioengineering. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 21, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Mitochondrial mutation increases the risk of diabetes in Japanese men
(University of Southern California) A new study of Type 2 diabetes (T2D) in Japanese populations has uncovered a previously uncharacterized genetic variant that puts male carriers at greater risk for the disease, as well as the mechanism by which it does so. The impact of the variant was most pronounced in sedentary men; those with the variant had a 65% greater rate of T2D than sedentary men without it. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 21, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Study finds racial disparities in breast cancer prognosis testing
(University of Illinois at Chicago) Women with hormone-dependent breast cancer typically have a favorable prognosis, but new research has found that even after adjusting for age at diagnosis, tumor stage and treatment, there is still a significant mortality gap between Black and non-Hispanic white women with axillary node-negative, hormone-dependent tumors that have a comparable Oncotype Recurrence Score. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 21, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Tough childhood damages life prospects
(Uppsala University) An adverse upbringing often impairs people's circumstances and health in their adult years, especially for couples who have both had similar experiences. This is shown by a new study, carried out by Uppsala University researchers, in which 818 mothers and their partners filled in a questionnaire one year after having a child together. The study is now published in the scientific journalPLOS ONE. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New research to examine how sedentary behaviour is bad for our health
(British Heart Foundation) A new worldwide study funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) will measure how certain physical behaviours, such as sitting for long periods of time, can impact health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Embedded counseling services can improve accessibility for students, MU study finds
(University of Missouri-Columbia) Kerry Karaffa is the first MU Counseling Center psychologist to be embedded specifically within the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, where he provides tailored counseling services for professional students training to become veterinarians. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Six-fold rise in brain pressure disorder that affects mostly women
(Swansea University) A brain pressure disorder that especially affects women, causing severe headaches and sometimes permanent sight loss, has risen six-fold in 15 years, and is linked to obesity and deprivation, a new study by Swansea University researchers has shown.Rates of emergency hospital admissions in Wales for people with the disorder were also five times higher than for those without. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Randomized trials could help to return children safely to schools - study
(University of Birmingham) Schools are closing again in response to surging levels of COVID-19 infection, but staging randomized trials when students eventually return could help to clarify uncertainties around when we should send children back to the classroom, according to a new study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study suggests that gut fungi are not associated with Parkinson's disease
(IOS Press) The bacterial gut microbiome is strongly associated with Parkinson's disease (PD), but no studies had previously investigated he role of fungi in the gut. In this novel study published in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease, a team of investigators at the University of British Columbia examined whether the fungal constituents of the gut microbiome are associated with PD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news