Science Advances publishes proteomics technology from Oblique Therapeutics AB
(Oblique Therapeutics) Oblique Therapeutics AB, a Sweden-based biotech company, in collaboration with Karolinska Institutet (Stockholm, Sweden), Gothenburg University (Sweden) and several local biotechs published promising research results in the highly-acclaimed scientific journal Science Advances (AAAS) entitled: Rational Antibody design for Undruggable Targets using Kinetically Controlled Biomolecular probes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Former GE Healthcare exec forms Novir to assist groups in rapid Covid testing
Alexander Kempe, a former GE Healthcare executive turned entrepreneur and investor, struck a partnership with Noviral, a company in his native Sweden, to form Novir in spring 2020. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 15, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Stacy Vogel Davis Source Type: news

Former GE Healthcare exec forms Novir to assist groups in rapid Covid testing
Alexander Kempe, a former GE Healthcare executive turned entrepreneur and investor, struck a partnership with Noviral, a company in his native Sweden, to form Novir in spring 2020. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 15, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Stacy Vogel Davis Source Type: news

Liberia: Teenage Pregnancy 'Drastically' Decreasing in Southeastern Liberia Amid UNFPA, Swedish Government's Intervention
[FrontPageAfrica] Zwedru -- The government of Liberia and its partners including UNFPA and the Swedish Government are celebrating the rapid decline in teenage pregnancy in Grand Gedeh, River Gee and Grand Kru Counties. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 15, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

The Pandemic Remade Every Corner of Society. Now It ’s the Climate’s Turn
On her third day as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Marcia Fudge phoned the White House. She had taken over an agency with a role to play addressing a range of crises as the lack of affordable housing in U.S. cities has left hundreds of thousands homeless and millions more in financial straits. She connected with Joe Biden’s climate team. Fudge and Gina McCarthy, Biden’s national climate adviser, talked about addressing climate change and the affordable-­housing shortage at the same time. Three weeks later, the Administration announced plans to provide for more than 1 million resilient and e...
Source: TIME: Science - April 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized climate change Cover Story feature Magazine TIME 2030 Source Type: news

An ion pump to deliver chemotherapy agents to the brain
(Link ö ping University) Despite surgery and subsequent treatment with chemotherapy and radiation, the majority of patients experience recurrence of malignant brain tumours. Researchers at Link ö ping University, Sweden, and the Medical University of Graz, Austria, have shown in cells in culture that an ion pump can deliver drugs more accurately, which gives less severe adverse effects in chemotherapy. The results have been published in Advanced Materials Technologies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 15, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Water purification system engineered from wood, with help from a microwave oven
(KTH, Royal Institute of Technology) Researchers in Sweden have developed a more eco-friendly way to remove heavy metals, dyes and other pollutants from water. The answer lies in filtering wastewater with a gel material taken from plant cellulose and spiked with small carbon dots produced in a microwave oven. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Sleeping Beauties by Suzanne O ’Sullivan review – 21st century health mysteries
Sleeping sickness, strange behaviour and mass hysteria ... a neurologist makes sense of ‘psychosomatic’ illnessIn Sweden in recent years, hundreds of children of refugee families have fallen into coma-like states and not woken up again, sometimes for months or years. Dozens of people in three Nicaraguan communities have had tremors, convulsions, breathing difficulties and hallucinations that make them fight with superhuman strength and run into the jungle. Diplomats in Cuba, experiencing headaches, dizziness, tinnitus and fatigue, became convinced that they were victims of a new and terrifying sonic weapon. Old...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Katy Guest Tags: Health, mind and body books Culture Psychology Source Type: news

Increased risk of liver cancer in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver
(Karolinska Institutet) Non-alcoholic fatty liver, NAFLD, is associated with several health risks. According to a new registry study led by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, NAFLD is linked to a 17-fold increased risk of liver cancer. The findings, published in Hepatology, underscore the need for improved follow-up of NAFLD patients with the goal of reducing the risk of cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 14, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Anti-lockdown Sweden had highest rate of Covid-19 infections in Europe per capita last week
Sweden has recorded 625 new infections per million people in the past seven days, according to ourworldindata.org, a number much higher than its Nordic neighbours and other European states. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experiences of family violence and parental unavailability in childhood in relation to parental socioeconomic position and psychological problems: a cohort study of young Swedish women 1990-2013 - L öve J, Mehlig K, Källström, Hensing G, Gunnarsdottir H.
BACKGROUND: Despite the high prevalence and severe consequences for health and wellbeing, epidemiological research of neglected emotional needs during childhood is scarce and little is known about its relation to parental socioeconomic position (SEP). This... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Bird blood is a heating system in winter
(Lund University) Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have discovered that bird blood produces more heat in winter, when it is colder, than in autumn. The study is published in The FASEB Journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 9, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Iranian and Iraqi torture survivors in Finland and Sweden: findings from two population-based studies - Garoff F, Tingh ög P, Suvisaari J, Lilja E, Castaneda AE.
BACKGROUND: Most refugees and other forced migrants have experienced potentially traumatic events (PTEs). Torture and other traumatic experiences, as well as various daily stressors, impact the mental health and psychosocial well-being of war-affected popu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

One in ten suffer long-term effects 8 months following mild COVID-19: Study
Researchers at Danderyd Hospital and Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have been conducting the so-called COMMUNITY study since spring last year, with the main purpose of examining immunity after COVID-19. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Post-COVID-19 Recovery will not be Possible if Water, Sanitation & Hygiene are not High on the Agenda
Michael, 34, a nurse at Wurm CHPS, Ghana, washes his hands. Every healthcare centre in the world’s poorest countries could have taps and toilets for just half-an-hour’s worth of COVID-19 spending. Credit: WaterAid / Apagnawen AnnankraBy Helen HamiltonLONDON, Apr 7 2021 (IPS) This World Health Day, G20 finance ministers will meet in Rome, Italy, to discuss how they will build back from the pandemic. The global economy is and concerted effort, coordination and imagination is needed to enable not only a worldwide recovery but also to ensure that the world’s poorest people are not left behind. The World Hea...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Helen Hamilton Tags: Development & Aid Education Environment Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Fewer breast cancer cases between screening rounds with 3D-mammography
(Lund University) 3D-mammography reduces the number of breast cancer cases diagnosed in the period between routine screenings, when compared with traditional mammography, according to a large study from Lund University in Sweden. The results are published in the journal Radiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 7, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Estimating costs of uterine transplantation
(University of Gothenburg) Sweden's acclaimed research on uterine transplants has taken a new step forward: into the field of health economics. Now, for the first time, there is a scientifically based estimate of how much implementing the treatment costs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

One in ten have long-term effects 8 months following mild COVID-19
(Karolinska Institutet) Eight months after mild COVID-19, one in ten people still has at least one moderate to severe symptom that is perceived as having a negative impact on their work, social or home life. The most common long-term symptoms are a loss of smell and taste and fatigue. This is according to a study published in the journal JAMA, conducted by researchers at Danderyd Hospital and Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Africa: Carl Bildt, Former Prime Minister of Sweden, Appointed Who Special Envoy for the ACT-Accelerator
[WHO] Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, has appointed Mr Carl Bildt as WHO Special Envoy for the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT-Accelerator). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sildenafil and suicide in Sweden - Catalano R, Goldman-Mellor S, Bruckner TA, Hartig T.
Much theory asserts that sexual intimacy sustains mental health. Experimental tests of such theory remain rare and have not provided compelling evidence because ethical, practical, and cultural constraints bias samples and results. An epidemiologic approac... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Organisational factors and under-reporting of occupational injuries in Sweden: a population-based study using capture-recapture methodology - Orellana C, Kreshpaj B, Burstrom B, Davis L, Frumento P, Hemmingsson T, Johansson G, Kjellberg K, Wegman DH, Bodin T.
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the magnitude of under-reporting of non-fatal occupational injuries (OIs) by different organisational factors in Sweden for the year 2013. METHODS: Capture-recapture methods were applied using two data sources: (1) the nation... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Suicides during the Swedish midsummer holiday: analysis of cause of death data 1980-2018 - H ökby S, Westerlund J, Blazevska B, Hadlaczky G.
INTRODUCTION: Previous studies have demonstrated increased suicide rates on holidays such as New Year, nationally and internationally. Comparable to New Year's Eve, Swedish Midsummer is a major holiday, linked to high levels of alcohol consumption in the p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

What Are Recommendations for Using Portable Listening Devices?
In this study listening to audiobooks, movies, or playing videogames was less likely to exceed the threshold. However the use of PLDs has increased overtime, particularly with the need for online educational activities due the COVID-19 pandemic. Use of PLDs particularly in the setting of other ambient noise and the duration of the activities may have changed since this and other studies were published. Problems associated with increased noise aren’t just hearing loss but other aural problems including tinnitus, sound distortion, difficulty understanding speech, dizziness, and earache. Other “extra-auditive da...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 5, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Swedish space agency calls off inaugural test of Bill Gates' terraforming experiment that could doom planet Earth to mass extinction
(Natural News) The Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) on Wednesday, March 31, called off a landmark first test of a technology that globalists claim will slow global warming by dimming sunlight reaching Earth. The test was canceled following resistance from indigenous people and environmental groups. Scientists participating in the Stratospheric Controlled Perturbation Experiment (SCoPEx) had planned to launch... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AstraZeneca changes the name of its coronavirus vaccine after wave of blood clot deaths
(Natural News) Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca changed the name of its Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine following a string of controversies about its efficacy and several deaths. The vaccine developed by the Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical company in cooperation with Oxford University is now called Vaxzevria. It was previously known simply as the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. The portal of the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Identities
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Mar 30 2021 (IPS)   I was born in the winter in 1990 in a country not my own i was born with my father’s eyes maybe i stole them he doesn’t look like that anymore i was born in seven countries i was born carved up by borders i was born with a graveyard of languages for teeth i was born to be a darkness in an american boy´s bed … Safia Elhillo Many years ago, when my youngest daughter was still a child, she suddenly became sick with stomach pains, vomiting and high fever. At the hospital a nice nurse, probably to find out if the feverish little girl was cognizan...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Crime & Justice Education Featured Global Globalisation Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Mortality trends for young adults in Sweden in the years 2000-2017 - Agren G, Bremberg S.
AIM: Mental health problems in young people seem to be on the rise and more so in Sweden than in other locations. The aim was to compare the development of mortality rates for young adults in Sweden with Western Europe in total. METHODS: Young adul... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Increasing incidence of pelvic and acetabular fractures. A nationwide study of 87,308 fractures over a 16-year period in Sweden - Lundin N, Huttunen TT, Berg HE, Marcano A, Fell änder-Tsai L, Enocson A.
BACKGROUND: Fractures of the pelvis and acetabulum are major injuries, often associated with hospitalization, reduced function and sometimes life-threatening conditions. Current data on nationwide incidence and treatment is sparse. Existing epidemiological... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Unique AI method for generating proteins will speed up drug development
(Chalmers University of Technology) Artificial Intelligence is now capable of generating novel, functionally active proteins, thanks to recently published work by researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. The new results were recently published in the journal Nature Machine Intelligence and represent a breakthrough in the field of synthetic proteins. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 30, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

China warns foreign firms not to engage in politics after companies raised concerns about forced labour in Xinjiang
Chinese officials on Monday said Sweden's H&M and other foreign companies should not make rash moves or step into politics after the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mapping policy for how the EU can reduce its impact on tropical deforestation
(Chalmers University of Technology) EU imports of products including palm oil, soybeans, and beef contribute significantly to deforestation in other parts of the world. In a new study, researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, and the University of Louvain, Belgium, evaluated over a thousand policy proposals for how the EU could reduce this impact, to assess which would have the largest potential to reduce deforestation - while also being politically feasible. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 29, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Safe, stable, sold at cost: AstraZeneca ’s vaccine deserves celebration, not scorn
The company has struggled, like its rivals, to keep up with demand. But it has achieved great things at low pricesAstraZeneca is one of the shining stars of the pandemic. Not only did it produce a vaccine where other big players failed, the UK-Swedish company has pledged to sell it at cost until it is able to declare the pandemic over.Because the vials that contain Astra ’s vaccine can be kept in a normal refrigerator, it has managed to keep the cost down to about $3 (£2.20) a shot, compared with the $35 charged by US firm Moderna for its vaccine outside the States.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 28, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Guardian Staff Tags: Pharmaceuticals industry Business AstraZeneca Coronavirus Science Infectious diseases World news Vaccines and immunisation Health Society Drax Rishi Sunak Source Type: news

Sweden clears AstraZeneca vaccine for use in over-65s
Jab remains on hold for younger people while Denmark maintains suspension for all age groups (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lund University working paper illustrates how to integrate Cochrane Interactive Learning to deliver relevant evidence-based medicine learning objectives
In the Medical Degree Program at Lund University, Sweden, a new Scientific Scholarship theme has been implemented, including evidence-based medicine (EBM), as the application of scientific scholarship in EBM is a core aspect of medical education. Throughout the program, scientific scholarship and EBM are supported by multifaceted learning activities and structured assessment, ensuring that students work continuously and iteratively with these concepts. The theme also makes use of e-learning for written assignments and ofCochrane Interactive Learning modules together with locally developed e-lectures.Lead author, Maria Bj &...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 25, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Ethical dilemmas and legal ambivalence affects the midwives' perception for providing sexual and reproductive health consultation to women with intellectual disability
Commentary on: H ö glund B and Larsson M. Ethical dilemmas and legal aspects in contraceptive counselling for women with intellectual disability —Focus group interviews among midwives in Sweden. J Appl Res Intellect Disabil 2019;33:1558–66. Context Although United Nations conventions dictate equal rights to sexual and reproductive health for women with intellectual disability (ID),1 there are disparities faced by these women when acces sing such care. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

French branch of Swedish retailing giant Ikea goes on trial accused of running elaborate system to spy on staff and job applicants using...
Ikea France goes on trial for spying on staff (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AstraZeneca ’s U.S. Study May Answer Some of the Lingering Questions About Its Vaccine
This study puts to bed any doubts that this isn’t a highly effective vaccine against COVID-19 disease and COVID-19 symptoms,” says Mene Pangalos, executive vice president for biopharmaceuticals research and development at AstraZeneca. AstraZeneca’s vaccine is based on technology developed by scientists at Oxford University’s Jenner Institute, and involves using a chimpanzee adenovirus modified so it cannot cause the cold infection it normally does. The chimp virus acts as a vehicle to deliver genes into the body, where it encodes the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein; cells then process the protein so the im...
Source: TIME: Health - March 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Climate fight 'is undermined by social media's toxic reports'
Scientists warn that Nobel summit and long-term decisions to save the planet are at risk from targeted attacks onlineFake news on social media about climate change and biodiversity loss is having a worrying impact in the battle to halt the growing environmental threats to the planet, a group of scientists and analysts have warned.In a report published by the Royal Swedish Academy of Science, they say measures needed to create a healthier, more resilient planet – by reducing fossil fuel emissions, overfishing and other threats – will be hard to enforce if they continue to suffer targeted attacks in social media....
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 21, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Science Editor Tags: Climate change Environment Social media Sweden World news Biodiversity Science Conservation Wildlife Internet Source Type: news

Biting the bullet: firearm ownership in persons with dementia. a registry-based observational study - Schwertner E, Zelic R, Secnik J, Johansson B, Winblad B, Eriksdotter M, Religa D.
BACKGROUND: In Sweden, 2,296,000 firearms were legally owned by private persons in 2017 and there were 150,000 persons living with a dementia diagnosis. A proportion of these persons owning a firearm may pose safety concerns. OBJECTIVE: The aim was... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Janssen Announces U.S. FDA Approval of PONVORY ™ (ponesimod), an Oral Treatment for Adults with Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis Proven Superior to Aubagio® (teriflunomide) in Reducing Annual Relapses and Brain Lesions
TITUSVILLE, N.J. – (March 19, 2021) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved PONVORY™ (ponesimod), a once-daily oral selective sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor 1 (S1P1) modulator, to treat adults with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), to include clinically isolated syndrome, relapsing-remitting disease and active secondary progressive disease.1,2,3 PONVORY™ offers MS patients superior efficacy in reducing annualized relapse rates compared to an established oral therapy and a proven safety profi...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Important advance in research on future drugs
(Karolinska Institutet) Most drugs operate via the membranes that surround the body's cells. A study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has now mapped the structure and mechanism of MGST2, a membrane enzyme that, amongst other things, plays a part in chronic inflammation and cancer. The study, which is published in the journalNature Communications, can make a significant contribution to the development of future drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Foreign-born run greater risk of workplace bullying
(Link ö ping University) The risk of being bullied at work is twice as high if you were born abroad. And if you come from a culture that is culturally dissimilar to Sweden's, the risk is even higher. These are the results of a Swedish study from Link ö ping University that was recently published in The International Journal of Human Resource Management. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CYP2D6-inhibiting drugs and risk of fall injuries after newly initiated antidepressant and antipsychotic therapy in a Swedish, register-based case-crossover study - Dahl ML, Leander K, Vikstr öm M, Frumerie C, Nordenmalm S, Moller J, Söderberg-Löfdal K.
Drug-drug interactions have been shown to affect the risk of fall injuries when opioids are used concomitantly with drugs inhibiting the cytochrome P450  2D6 (CYP2D6) enzyme in a previous pharmacoepidemiological study. The aim of this study was to determin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

AI method can detect precursors to cervical cancer
(Karolinska Institutet) Using artificial intelligence and mobile digital microscopy, researchers hope to create screening tools that can detect precursors to cervical cancer in women in resource-limited settings. A study led by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden now shows that AI screenings of pap smears carried out with portable scanners were comparable to analyses done by pathologists. The results are published in the journalJAMA Network Open. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 17, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

India says it has no concern about AstraZeneca vaccine side effects
​​The safety committee was also looking at "serious thromboembolic events" from the UK. Sweden and Latvia on Tuesday joined Spain, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, Ireland, Denmark, Iceland, and Norway in the suspension of the use of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - March 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Phase 3 Data Show First-in-Class TREMFYA ® (guselkumab) Achieved Complete Skin Clearance and Favorable Joint Efficacy in Adult Patients with Active Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) Through Two Years
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, March 16, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced long-term data from the Phase 3 DISCOVER-2a study showing that the skin clearance, joint symptom relief, and safety of TREMFYA® (guselkumab) previously demonstrated through 24 weeks and one year (Week 52) in adults with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA) continued through two years (Week 112).1,2 These findings also confirmed that the robust efficacy TREMFYA demonstrated in patients at Week 24 on physical function, physical aspects of health-related quality of life, and resolution of enthesitis...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Antidepressant use and suicide rates in adults aged 75 and above: a Swedish nationwide cohort study - Hedna K, Fastbom J, Erlangsen A, Waern M.
BACKGROUND: The treatment of depression is a main strategy for suicide prevention in older adults. We aimed to calculate suicide rates by antidepressant prescription patterns in persons aged ≥ 75 years. A further aim was to estimate the contribution of a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Swedish battery manufacturer Northvolt receives a $14 billion order from VW
The big buy clears up some questions about where Volkswagen will be getting the batteries for its huge push into electric vehicles,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norovirus in Sweden linked to shrimp from Estonia
Outbreaks of norovirus in Sweden linked to shrimp from Estonia may have affected about 100 people. Reports from local authorities have... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unmarried people given less intensive treatment for mantle cell lymphoma
(Uppsala University) Mantle cell lymphoma is a malignant disease in which intensive treatment can prolong life. In a new study, scientists from Uppsala University and other Swedish universities show that people with mantle cell lymphoma who were unmarried, and those who had low educational attainment, were less often treated with a stem-cell transplantation, which may result in poorer survival. The findings have been published in the scientific journal Blood Advances. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 12, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news