FDA Committee Recommends COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 5-11 Years Old
COVID-19 vaccines are already authorized for children ages 12 and older, and the shots now have the support of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expert panel for younger children ages 5 to 11. In a 17 to 0 vote, with one abstention, the committee recommended the COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer-BioNTech for the youngest group yet to potentially get immunized against the disease in the US. The committee recommended a two-dose regimen at one-third the dosage approved for adults. The FDA now takes the committee’s advice into consideration before making a final recommendation. If the agency decides to recommend th...
Source: TIME: Health - October 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

HRT 'slashes risk of early death by 9%', study suggests
The University of East Anglia tracked more than 105,000 for up to 32 years and showed they were 9 per cent less likely to die than women of a similar age in the same areas who had never had HRT. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nasal steroid sprays could be effective at preventing serious cases of COVID, study finds
Patients who use nasal steroid sprays for allergies or asthma may be at a lower risk for COVID-19 hospitalization, ICU care, and death, a recent Cleveland Clinic study finds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cases of Deadly Pancreatic Cancer on the Rise in the US Cases of Deadly Pancreatic Cancer on the Rise in the US
A new study finds that cases of pancreatic cancer increased among both men and women between 2000 and 2018, particularly among women 15 to 34 years of age, and it's not clear why.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - October 26, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Targeted High-Dose Radiation Helps Fight Advanced Lung Cancer
A preliminary study suggests high-dose radiation therapy may stall tumor growth in patients with advanced lung cancer who are not fully responding to drug therapies. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins do not lower risk for death from COVID-19, but may increase it, study finds
Treatment with cholesterol-lowering statin drugs does not boost recovery in people with severe COVID-19 and may increase their risk for death from the virus, a study published Tuesday by PLOS ONE found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Unsolved Mystery of Descartes' Skull The Unsolved Mystery of Descartes' Skull
A new study casts doubt on the long-held belief that the philosopher's skull was interred with his body, suggesting instead it was subject to the antiquated practice of"skull blasting."Quick Take (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Reliability of radiographic findings in large FOV CBCTs of mandibular third molars as basis for pre-operative patient information
Conclusions: Tooth-related findings in CBCT are reliable, whereas mandibular canal-related findings should not affect the information provided to the patient pre-operatively.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 26, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Lung capacity tests found to be accurate precursor of co-morbidities
One of the largest studies to investigate whether Preserved Ratio Impaired Spirometry (PRISm), an understudied low lung function state, is an early predictor of co-morbidities has found it is strongly associated with an increased risk of death. The analysis, led by University of Bristol researchers and published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, evaluated results of lung spirometry tests in over 350,000 UK adults and followed them up over 12 years. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 26, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Study Coordinator Pleads Guilty in Scheme to Falsify Clinical Drug Trial Data
FDA OCI, Duniel Tejeda, Canon City CO, Miami FL, falsify, drug, clinical trial, data, Tellus Clinical Research, medical clinic, project manager, study coordinator, opioid dependency, irritable bowel syndrome, diabetic nephropathy, subjects, not participating, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - October 26, 2021 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Cardiorenal Outcomes Differ Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Cardiorenal Outcomes Differ Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
While type 2 diabetes is associated with a greater risk for cardiovascular events than type 1 diabetes, the latter is more associated with chronic kidney complications, according to a new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 26, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccines safe for people with history of severe allergies, study finds
People with a history of severe allergic reactions to drugs and vaccines can receive both doses of the two-shot COVID-19 inoculations safely, a study published Tuesday by JAMA Network Open found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lipid-Modifying Agents to Treat or Prevent COVID-19? Lipid-Modifying Agents to Treat or Prevent COVID-19?
Observational studies suggested patients with COVID-19 taking statins have better outcomes. A new review looks at trials underway assessing lipid-modifying agents to treat or prevent COVID-19.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 26, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Making Breast Cancer Care More Inclusive
Most guidelines and data on breast cancer have come from studies of white women of European descent. “I don’t experience the screening recommendations in the same way that white women do,” says Yvette Gullatt, chief diversity officer for the University of California system. “I experience breast cancer in Black women as highly aggressive and lethal. I’ve had white colleagues who were diagnosed with breast cancer and go to radiation in the morning, and are back at work by 10 a.m.; they never miss a day.” Gullatt joined the WISDOM study, which stands for Women Informed to Screen Depending ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Seizures Tied to Dementia Risk in Young Stroke Survivors Seizures Tied to Dementia Risk in Young Stroke Survivors
Patients younger than 60 years who have stroke and then experience seizures have a twofold increased risk for dementia, a new study finds.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - October 26, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Three studies reveal natural phenomena, not humans, behind global warming
(Natural News) Three studies have found that natural phenomena, not human activity, is to blame for global warming. The papers published from June through October revealed that occurrences in the atmosphere and in the ocean trigger increased temperatures. Humanity’s role in global warming appears to be minimal – and even causes a drop in temperatures, the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Large-Scale African Psychiatric Genetics Study Takes Top Award
[UCT] An international study with a base at the University of Cape Town (UCT) has taken a top global award for innovation, announced at a recent gathering of psychiatric researchers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Wash U researchers get $9M grant to study how social isolation is impacted by exercise
Researchers with the Washington University School of Medicine will use a $9.1 million federal grant to examine the pandemic's cognitive and emotional effects on older adults. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 26, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Jacob Kirn Source Type: news

Flagship Pioneering spinout thinks it has a treatment for 'long Covid'
In a near-first for the biotech industry, Axcella Therapeutics Inc. is launching a clinical study investigating a new drug to treat "long Covid," a long-lasting version of the once-novel respiratory illness that is still little understood. Axcella (Nasdaq: AXLA) is teaming up with Oxford University on a Phase 2 trial testing out a drug that targets the mitochondria, which is linked to chronic fatigue when dysregulated or damaged. Severe fatigue is one of the hallmark symptoms of long Covid and one… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 26, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news

Horse hyperimmune antibody may help the fight against COVID-19
A study conducted by a consortium of Brazilian researchers has demonstrated that a hyperimmune serum consisting of purified antibody fragments produced in horses may be an efficient approach to combat COVID-19. Tests conducted in hamsters improved the animal clinical conditions. The neutralizing activity of the sera developed by the scientists has been proved to be high against the P.1 (Gamma) and P.2 variants. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - October 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Tanzania: Study Reveals Daunting Findings Over Early Marriage
[Daily News] A new survey by a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO)-Save the Children, has revealed that over 22,000 girls die every year in Tanzania due to early marriages. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 26, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

ASTRO 2021 studies tackle racial disparities, high costs
An approach for eliminating racial disparities in breast and lung cancer treatmen...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Accuray touts CyberKnife results in breast cancer radiation therapy RefleXion to showcase tech, abstracts at ASTRO 2021 Black individuals may not benefit from wider lung screening guidance Regulatory complexity challenges radiology administrators Radiation therapy takes toll on prostate cancer patients' finances (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 26, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

COVID-19 poses higher risk of rare brain conditions than vaccines: Oxford led study
"This analysis provides important information about which neurological conditions could be linked with COVID-19 vaccination or infection," said Professor Carol Coupland from the University of Nottingham, UK, one of the researchers involved in the study. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nov 3 Webinar: dbGaP submission improvements and GaPTools
Attention dbGaP submitters! Join us on November 3, 2021 at 12PM US eastern time to learn about data submission and processing improvements to dbGaP, NIH’s database of Genotype and Phenotype, which contains individual-level data associated with human research studies. You will see how we have made submission easier through the Submission Portal using automated preliminary … Continue reading Nov 3 Webinar: dbGaP submission improvements and GaPTools → (Source: NCBI Insights)
Source: NCBI Insights - October 25, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: NCBI Staff Tags: What's New Database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP) Human variant data Submissions Variation Source Type: news

Cash Incentives May Help Nudge People to Get Vaccinated: Study Cash Incentives May Help Nudge People to Get Vaccinated: Study
Rewards of $25 to people getting a COVID-19 shot or for drivers who take someone to get a first dose had positive effects in a North Carolina pilot study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: None News Source Type: news

North Carolina's $25 Reward Helped Boost COVID Vaccinations North Carolina's $25 Reward Helped Boost COVID Vaccinations
A new study in North Carolina shows that offering $25 to people getting their first shot was an important factor, while long odds at a big lottery prize made little difference.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 25, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Disability May Accumulate in the Relapsing Phase of MS Disability May Accumulate in the Relapsing Phase of MS
In a recent study of patients with early relapsing-remitting MS or clinically isolated syndrome, almost two thirds of confirmed disability accumulation occurred independently of relapses.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 25, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Fighter pilots are more likely to get testicular, prostate or skin cancer, study finds
An Air Force study finds that fighter pilots are at an increased risk of developing certain cancers when compared to other airmen, though the reason why can not yet be determined. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hope For Those Aching Joints
A recent study describes new methods to generate cartilage tissue from stem cells. This is a significant step towards developing innovative treatments for painful joints. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: William A. Haseltine, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation business pharma & Source Type: news

Metabolomic Links Between Environmental Exposures and Human Health
Experts discuss how untargeted metabolomic studies connect environmental factors with human disease. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 25, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Sponsored Webinars Source Type: news

Moderna Vaccine Triggers Robust Immune Response in Kids: Study Moderna Vaccine Triggers Robust Immune Response in Kids: Study
The vaccine manufacturer released the first data from a phase 2/3 study evaluating immune response and safety in children 6-11 years old.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 25, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Survivors of childhood cancer at higher risk for suicide, study finds
Long-term survivors of childhood cancer are at higher risk for suicide compared with the general public, though their risk for suicide remains low, a study published Monday by the journal Cancer found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New research identifies who should be offered testing for coeliac disease
Targeted testing of individuals with a range of signs and symptoms could improve diagnosis of coeliac disease, a new National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded study led by the University of Bristol and published in PLOS ONE has found. Signs and symptoms include family history of coeliac disease, dermatitis herpetiformis, anaemia, type 1 diabetes, osteoporosis and chronic liver disease. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 25, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Institutes, Bristol Population Health Science Institute, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

People With Autism at Higher Risk for Suicide, Self - Harm: Study
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 25, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Nurses Have Suicidal Thoughts More Often Than Other Workers: Study
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 25, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Nursing, Psychiatry, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Paying people £20 to get vaccinated works, study finds amid calls to get 5m unjabbed Brits protected
Researchers at the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services found the payments encouraged more low-income and old people to show up at vaccination hubs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: Vaccine study links virus to rare neurological illness
Guillain-Barre Syndrome is more likely to occur in people who catch Covid, study finds. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Moderna Reports COVID-19 Vaccine Safe and Efficacious for Kids
Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine is safe and efficacious for children ages 6 to 11 years old who recieve two half doses, the company said today. That’s based on the results of its KidCOVE study, which involved more than 4,700 kids in that age group. The children participating in Moderna’s trial were randomly assigned to receive two half doses of the vaccine or two shots of a placebo. Those who got the vaccine generated adequate virus-fighting antibodies that met the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) requirements for efficacy, and the vaccine produced an immune response in nearly all the children. ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

More than 1 in 7 teens, adolescents in U.S., Canada have vaped marijuana, study says
More than one in seven adolescents and teens in the United States and Canada has vaped marijuana in their lifetimes, an analysis published Monday by JAMA Pediatrics. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid vaccines associated with rare neurological complications, says study
Researchers emphasise that adverse events following Pfizer and AstraZeneca jabs are extremely rare (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Covid vaccines associated with 7 rare neurological complications, says study
Researchers emphasise that adverse events following Pfizer and AstraZeneca jabs are extremely rare (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Scientists link Covid vaccines to rare neurological complications
Study finds Pfizer and Oxford/AstraZeneca jabs have infrequent association with seven illnesses (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Singing lemurs have a distinctly human sense of rhythm, study finds
Indris sound like ‘bagpipes being stepped on’ but their 1:2 beats are the first to be identified in non-human mammalsThey have fluffy ears, a penetrating stare and a penchant for monogamy. But it turns out that indris – a large, critically endangered species of lemur – have an even more fascinating trait: an unexpected sense of rhythm.Indri indri are known for their distinctive singing, a sound not unlike a set of bagpipes being stepped on. The creatures often strike up a song with members of their family either in duets or choruses, featuring sounds from roars to wails.Continue reading... (Source: ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 25, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Primatology Science Animals Wildlife World news Environment Endangered species Source Type: news

Survey opens for growers and workers who produce fruit and vegetables
Researchers from the University of Bristol have launched a new survey that aims to gather information and data on the challenges and experiences faced by everyone working in fruit and vegetable production. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 25, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies; Press Release Source Type: news

New Analyses Suggest Favorable Results for STELARA ® (ustekinumab) When Used as a First-Line Therapy for Bio-Naïve Patients with Moderately to Severely Active Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, October 25, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced data from two new analyses of STELARA® (ustekinumab) for the treatment of adults with moderately to severely active Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC).1,2 In a modelled analysisa focused on treatment sequencing using data from randomized controlled trials, network meta-analysis and literature, results showed patient time spent in clinical remission or response was highest when STELARA was used as a first-line advanced therapy for bio-naïve patients with moderately t...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Unvaccinated People Likely to Catch COVID Repeatedly Unvaccinated People Likely to Catch COVID Repeatedly
"We tend to think about immunity as being immune or not immune. Our study cautions that we instead should be more focused on the risk of reinfection through time."WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - October 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Latent profile analysis of personality dimensions among juvenile offenders: relevance for predicting offending seriousness - Wojciechowski T.
There is a burgeoning base of research identifying personality as a predictor of offending. However, research has focused on personality dimensions, rather than full personality profiles as predictors. The present study utilized the Pathways to Desistance ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Juvenile sex offenders in Turkey: a study on offense characteristics, risk factors, and the differences between juvenile sex offenders and other juvenile offenders - Buker H, Erbay A.
Based on a data set (n  = 920) derived from court files of adjudicated youth in one of the largest court districts in Turkey, this study represents the first systematic attempt to understand juvenile sex offenders (JSOs) and their offenses in this conte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Impacts of low self-control and opportunity structure on cyberbullying developmental trajectories: using a latent class growth analysis - Cho S, Glassner S.
This study tested self-control and opportunities theories to examine cyberbullying developmental trajectories through the estimation of a latent class growth analysis. Data from a 6-year longitudinal study of middle- and high-school students from South Kor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Epidemiology and injury pattern in head injury: the pediatric perspective - Dhurvey D, Mujalde VS.
BACKGROUND: Traumatic Brain injury is a frequent cause for presentation of children to the Emergency Department. The type of accident and outcome could be different in children from adults. Objectives of this study are to assess the various epidemiolog... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news