Janssen Submits New Drug Application to U.S. FDA for XARELTO ® (rivaroxaban) to Help Prevent and Treat Blood Clots in Pediatric Patients
RARITAN, NJ, June 23, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today it has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the use of XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) in pediatric patients. The NDA seeks two pediatric indications: treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE, or blood clots) and reduction in the risk of recurrent VTE in patients aged birth to less than 18 years of age after at least five days of initial parenteral anticoagulant treatment; and thromboprophylaxis (prevention of blood clots) in patients aged 2 years and older with co...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

RaySearch secures $2.2M Swiss contract
Radiation therapy software developer RaySearch Laboratories has secured a $2.2 millio...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RaySearch releases update of RayStation software RaySearch's new planning system treats 1st patients in Japan Canon Medical, RaySearch expand partnership RaySearch, TAE Life Sciences partner on cancer therapy AI algorithm boosts Swedish clinic's workflow (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 21, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

RaySearch Signs Extensive Agreements With a Clinic in Switzerland Including an Order For RayCare and the First Order For RayIntelligence
STOCKHOLM, June 21, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- RaySearch Laboratories AB (publ) announces an extension of its relationship with Centre hospitalier universitaire vaudois (CHUV) in Lausanne, Switzerland, which will include orders for ... Devices, Oncology RaySearch Laboratories, RayStation, RayCare, RayIntelligence (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Human Waste Could Be The Next Big Weapon in Controlling COVID-19
If you’re a student or a faculty member who spends any time on the University of California, San Diego campus, you may know a lot more about what’s in your pee and poop—and that of your colleagues—than you might care to admit. Members of the UCSD community can download an app that tells them the COVID-19 status of the wastewater generated in the buildings where they spend the most time. In fact, it offers quite a bit of additional detail too, telling users whether any disease-causing microbes are flourishing in that sewage. If the COVID-19 virus is detected, campus regulars get a notification that t...
Source: TIME: Health - June 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Excess nitrogen puts butterflies at risk
(University of Basel) Nitrogen from agriculture, vehicle emissions and industry is endangering butterflies in Switzerland. The element is deposited in the soil via the air and has an impact on vegetation -- to the detriment of the butterflies, as researchers at the University of Basel have discovered. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 17, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Detoxifiers from the landfill
(Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA)) Bacteria from an Indian landfill could help eliminate contaminated chemicals. The focus is on pesticides such as lindane or brominated flame retardants, which accumulate in nature and in food chains. Researchers at Empa and Eawag used these bacteria to generate enzymes that can break down these dangerous chemicals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 17, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Richard R. Ernst, Nobelist Who Paved Way for M.R.I., Dies at 87
His development of advanced analytical techniques formed the basis for M.R.I. technology used in hospitals and helped chemists determine the structure of complex molecules. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Anthes Tags: Ernst, Richard R (1933-2021) Chemistry Science and Technology Deaths (Obituaries) Nobel Prizes Magnetic Resonance Imagers Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Switzerland Source Type: news

Biden continues attacks on GOP-led voter restrictions from overseas
President Biden took a moment to attack efforts by GOP-led states to restrict voting as he arrived in Geneva, Switzerland on the eve of... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EMBO Gold Medal 2021 awarded to Andrea Ablasser
(EMBO) Andrea Ablasser, Professor at EPFL, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland, is the recipient of the EMBO Gold Medal 2021. With the medal and an award of 10,000 euros, EMBO recognizes outstanding achievements of scientists under the age of 40 in Europe. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 15, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Biden will hold solo press conference after Putin meeting
President Biden will hold a solo press conference in Switzerland after his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin later this... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Putin: Relationship with U.S. has ‘deteriorated to its lowest point’ in years
Biden and Putin are scheduled to meet face-to-face on June 16 in Geneva, Switzerland. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New right to work guidance announced, NHS Employers (published 11th June 2021)
The Home Office has published new guidance for employers on how to ensure new EU, EEA and Swiss national staff have the Right to Work in the UK after the EU Settlement Scheme closes on 30 June 2021. From 01 July 2021, new EU, EEA and Swiss employees will need to demonstrate their Right to Work either with the 2 External 0 0 0 pre-settled or settled status false https://www.nhsemployers.org/your-workforce/need-to-know/brexit-and-the-nhs-eu-workforce/eu-settlement-scheme true false%>, or with a visa under the 2 External 0 0 0 points-based immigration system false https://www.nhsemployers.org/your-workforce/recruit/employ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From Climate Change to Covid, Are We Ready to Deal with Disasters?
Credit: Bibbi AbruzziniBy Bibbi AbruzziniPARIS, Jun 10 2021 (IPS) In the last 20 years, disasters affected over 4 billion people. At global level we witness on average one sweeping disaster a day, the majority of which are floods and storms. From the Covid-19 pandemic to climate change, calamities are taking new shapes and sizes, infiltrating every dimension of society. From the emotional to the political, how do we deal with disasters? How can we create a whole-of-society approach to disaster risk reduction? Right through this vortex of intersecting crises, a new toolkit and interactive website by Forus, the Global Netwo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Bibbi Abruzzini Tags: Civil Society Climate Change Education Environment Food Security and Nutrition Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Migration & Refugees Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitat Source Type: news

Fragility fractures cost European health care systems € 56.9 billion annually
(International Osteoporosis Foundation) A new report by the International Osteoporosis Foundation draws attention to the burden of osteoporosis and the gaps/inequalities in the provision of primary and secondary prevention of fractures due to osteoporosis across Europe. 'SCOPE 2021: a new scorecard for osteoporosis in Europe' provides findings for 27 countries of the European Union as well as Switzerland and the UK, covering key indicators for four domains: burden of disease, policy framework, service provision and service uptake. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Op-Ed: A nutty court ruling on California's assault weapons ban makes us less safe
In comparing an AR-15 to a Swiss Army knife, Judge Benitez is wrong on constitutional law and fails on common sense. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Disgusting slap in the face’: California governor slams judge as assault rifles ban overturned
Gavin Newsom responds after Judge Roger Benitez compares AR-15s to Swiss army knives ‘good for both home and battle’ (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Microsoft blocks Bing from showing image results for Tiananmen ‘tank man’
Users in US, Germany, Singapore, France and Switzerland reported no results were shown on Friday, the anniversary of the crackdown (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The biodegradable battery
(Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA)) The number of data-transmitting microdevices, for instance in packaging and transport logistics, will increase sharply in the coming years. All these devices need energy, but the amount of batteries would have a major impact on the environment. Empa researchers have developed a biodegradable mini-capacitor that can solve the problem. It consists of carbon, cellulose, glycerin and table salt. And it works reliably. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 3, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Kenya: Dr Patrick Amoth Elected President of WHO Executive Board
[Nation] Ministry of Health Acting Director-General, Dr Patrick Amoth, has been appointed President of the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board based in Geneva, Switzerland. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 2, 2021 Category: African Health 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

New 'Swiss Army knife' cleans up water pollution
(Northwestern University) Phosphate Elimination and Recovery Lightweight (PEARL) membrane, a porous nanocomposite substrate, selectively sequesters up to 99% of phosphate ions from polluted water. Tunable membrane will address other environmental challenges through incorporation of specific nanomaterials. New tech meets need for sustainable, scalable and cost-effective solution that works outside the lab. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 31, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

FDA Approves Truseltiq (infigratinib) for the Treatment of Cholangiocarcinoma
PALO ALTO, Calif. and LUGANO, Switzerland, May 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BridgeBio Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: BBIO), through its affiliate QED Therapeutics, Inc., and Helsinn Group today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - May 28, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Not fear, but goal importance and others' behavior makes you favour COVID-19 measures
(The Polish Association of Social Psychology) Fear that you are at particularly lethal risk of COVID-19 infection might not be quite as strong of motivation to support strict government regulations and drastically change your lifestyle as your perception of whether others are doing enough to fight COVID-19, concludes a new study looking into data from the United Kingdom and Switzerland. The research paper is published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Social Psychological Bulletin. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA Approves Myfembree as the First Once-Daily Treatment for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Associated With Uterine Fibroids
BASEL, Switzerland and NEW YORK, May 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Myovant Sciences (NYSE: MYOV) and Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Myfembree (relugolix 40 mg, estradiol 1 mg, and... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - May 26, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Genentech taps small Boston pharma in $20M respiratory, eye drug research deal
Pieris Pharmaceuticals Inc., a small biotech behind a suite of inhalable, engineered proteins it calls anticalins, saw its stock surge more than 100% after signing a major research-and-development pact with Genentech Inc. for respiratory and ophthalmology treatments. South San Francisco-based Genentech — the North American biotech unit of Swiss drug giant Roche — is paying Pieris (NASDAQ: PIRS) $20 million up front, with the potential for another $1.4 billion in milestone payments, plus royalties.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 25, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news

Genentech taps small Boston pharma in $20M respiratory, eye drug research deal
Pieris Pharmaceuticals Inc., a small biotech behind a suite of inhalable, engineered proteins it calls anticalins, saw its stock surge more than 100% after signing a major research-and-development pact with Genentech Inc. for respiratory and ophthalmology treatments. South San Francisco-based Genentech — the North American biotech unit of Swiss drug giant Roche — is paying Pieris (NASDAQ: PIRS) $20 million up front, with the potential for another $1.4 billion in milestone payments, plus royalties.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 25, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news

Coronavirus latest: WHO to build ‘BioHub’ in Switzerland for global exchange of pathogens
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Relationship between benzodiazepine prescription, aggressive behavior, and behavioral disinhibition: a retrospective study in a Swiss prison - Baggio S, Starcevic V, Heller P, Br ändle K, Franke I, Schneeberger A, Buadze A, Gamma A, Schleifer R, Gétaz L, Wolff H, Liebrenz M.
BACKGROUND: Benzodiazepines are commonly prescribed in prisons amidst the controversies surrounding their potential role in causing behavioral disinhibition and aggressive behavior and their association with use and trafficking of illicit and addictive sub... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Swiss voters to cast ballots on pesticide-free farming
Federal Council decides to extend ban on the use of genetically modified organisms (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eurovision Live: The Latest on the 2021 Finals
Italy, represented by Maneskin, has been crowned the 2021 winner. France and Switzerland came in second and third. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SeaSpine announces closing of 7D Surgical acquisition
SeaSpine Holdings announced this week that it has closed its acquisition o...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 7D Surgical brings Flash to Germany, Switzerland 7D Surgical completes financing round 7D Surgical upgrades image-guided surgery system NY hospital begins using 7D Surgical System 7D Surgical lands installation in New England (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 21, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Towards the implementation of clinical quality management at the national level. Describing current types of rehabilitation services for Spinal Cord Injury/ Disorder in Switzerland using an interdisciplinary consensus process - Scheel-Sailer A, Selb M, Gm ünder HP, Baumberger M, Curt A, Hund-Georgiadis M, Jordan X, Stucki G.
BACKGROUND: Aligned with WHO's Global Disability Action Plan 2014-2021, the Section and Board of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS-PRM) set up a plan to strengthen rehabilitation and support International Classification for Functioning, Disab... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Fitness-to-drive for glioblastoma patients: guidance from the Swiss Neuro-Oncology Society (SwissNOS) and the Swiss Society for Legal Medicine (SGRM) - Hofer S, Keller K, Imbach L, Roelcke U, Hutter G, Thomas H, Hertler C, Le Rhun E, Vasella F, Cordier D, Neidert M, Hottinger A, Migliorini D, Pflugshaupt T, Eggenberger N, Baumert B, L äubli H, Gramatzki D, Reinert M, Pesce G, Schucht P, Frank I, Lehnick D, Weiss T, Hans-Georg W, Wolpert F, Roth P, Weller M.
OBJECTIVE: The management of brain tumour patients who would like to resume driving is complex, and needs multidisciplinary input and a consensus among treating physicians. The Swiss Neuro-Oncology Society (SwissNOS) and the Swiss Society for Legal Medicin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Swiss farmers contributed to the domestication of the opium poppy
(University of Basel) Fields of opium poppies once bloomed where the Zurich Opera House underground garage now stands. Through a new analysis of archaeological seeds, researchers at the University of Basel have been able to bolster the hypothesis that prehistoric farmers throughout the Alps participated in domesticating the opium poppy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 18, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Rising energy demand for cooling
(Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA)) Climate-related temperature rises will further increase the cooling demand of buildings. A projection by Empa researchers based on data from the NEST building and future climate scenarios for Switzerland shows that this increase in energy demand for cooling is likely to be substantial and could have a strong impact on our future - electrified - energy system. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Police statistics from Switzerland: In 2020, the Swiss police used their firearms 15 times, killed 3. The Swiss population is 8 million people
Die Polizeikorps des Landes haben über ihre Einsätze Bilanz gezogen. Dabei wird der Taser immer mehr angewendet. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Settled status – under 100 days left to apply
Time is running out for EU migrant workers to secure their future in the UK, with less than two months left before time runs out. The settlement scheme ensures that EU, EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members will secure their immigration status to continue to live and work in the UK after Brexit. If you do not apply by the deadline, you might lose your legal rights to live, work and access healthcare and education in the UK. It is very important to make sure that you have applied by 30 June. If your legal right to be in the UK depends on an EU/EEA/Swiss citizen, you also need to apply to the settled status scheme....
Source: UNISON Health care news - May 10, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article News BREXIT EU settlement scheme migrant workers Source Type: news

Settled status – under 50 days left to apply
Time is running out for EU migrant workers to secure their future in the UK, with less than two months left before time runs out. The settlement scheme ensures that EU, EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members will secure their immigration status to continue to live and work in the UK after Brexit. If you do not apply by the deadline, you might lose your legal rights to live, work and access healthcare and education in the UK. It is very important to make sure that you have applied by 30 June. If your legal right to be in the UK depends on an EU/EEA/Swiss citizen, you also need to apply to the settled status scheme....
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - May 10, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article News BREXIT EU settlement scheme migrant workers Source Type: news

SARS-CoV-2 research: Second possible effective mechanism of remdesivir discovered
(Goethe University Frankfurt) After infection, SARS-CoV-2 causes the host cell to produce new virus particles and suppresses host cell defence mechanisms. Virus protein nsP3 plays a central role in the latter process. Using structural analyses, researchers at Goethe University in cooperation with the Swiss Paul Scherrer Institute have now discovered that a decomposition product of the remdesivir binds to nsP3. This previously unknown effective mechanism may be important for the development of new drugs to combat RNA viruses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Senior Swiss diplomat in Iran found dead after fall from high-rise building
The first secretary at the Swiss embassy in Tehran was found dead on Tuesday after falling from a high-rise building where she lived in... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Swiss Neo-Nazi Fined for ‘Outrageous’ Antisemitic Speech Accusing Jews of Starting Two World Wars
Supporters of the neo-Nazi PNOS Party in Switzerland. Photo: courtesy of Antifa Switzerland. A Swiss far right politician has been … (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How West African Leaders Can Tackle Youth and Gender Inequities
Women informal cross-border traders. Credit: Trevor Davies/IPSBy Ifeanyi Nsofor, Adaeze Oreh, and John Lazame TindabilMay 6 2021 (IPS) Recently, both Republics of Benin and Chad held their 2021 national elections. These countries are among thirteen countries on the continent billed to elect new political leaders in 2021 alone. This is a good opportunity to improve conditions on the continent. Indeed, the COVID-19 pandemic has magnified other issues on the continent like youth unemployment that better leadership could help improve. These are three ways West African leaders can better help their nations at thi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ifeanyi Nsofor, Adaeze Oreh, and John Lazame Tindabil Tags: Africa Gender Global Governance Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

New Report: 4,000+ Attacks on Health Workers, Facilities, and Transports Since 2016 —Underscores Need to Protect Health Care in Conflict 
May 05, 2021Anew report andinteractive map published today by the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition (SHCC), based on data collated by coalition member Insecurity Insight, highlights a global onslaught of violence against health workers, facilities, and transport from 2016 through 2020, including:4,094 reported attacks and threats against health care in conflict1,524 health workers injured681 health workers killed401 health workers kidnapped978 incidents where health facilities were destroyed or damaged.The figures—drawn from credible media reports as well as reporting by intergovernmental organizations, state...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Source Type: news

Senior Swiss diplomat in Iran 'dies in fall from high-rise building'
Iranian media report that the 51-year-old woman fell from the high-rise building where she lived. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tiny plastic particles in the environment
(Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA)) Giant vortices of floating plastic trash in the world's oceans with sometimes devastating consequences for their inhabitants - the sobering legacy of our modern lifestyle. Weathering and degradation processes produce countless tiny particles that can now be detected in virtually all ecosystems. But how dangerous are the smallest of them, so-called nanoplastics? (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 4, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

UN Women Launches New Programme to Foster Economic Participation in Care Industry
Credit: UN Women/Olivia OwenBy Eugenia Shevchenko, Lotte-Marie Brouwer and Minji Kwag*BANGKOK, Thailand, May 3 2021 (IPS) The lockdowns and illnesses brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic have dramatically increased the need to care for children, the elderly and the sick. And in societies where gender inequality and biased norms persist, most of this burden has fallen on women, many of whom have had to leave their regular jobs with no idea of when they can return. Actually, the pandemic has merely exacerbated the existing stereotypes about the role of women, who are reflexively expected to take care of their family members,...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Eugenia Shevchenko - Lotte-Marie Brouwer - Minji Kwag Tags: Development & Aid Education Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Stress and mental health problems during first COVID-19-lockdown
(University of Zurich) One-third of children and adolescents experienced mental health problems during the first COVID-19 lockdown in Switzerland. Parents and young adults also perceived considerable stress, yet the perceived stresses differed from those of children and adolescents, the first Switzerland-wide representative study by the University of Zurich and La Source School of Nursing Lausanne has shown. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Universal varicella vaccination cost effective in Switzerland
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - April 30, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Simulation of exposure notification cascade for digital contact tracing
(JAMA Network) What The Study Did:   This simulation study estimates key populations and performance indicators along the COVID exposure notification chain of the SwissCOVID digital contact tracing app last year in Zurich, Switzerland. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Moderna Is Testing a New Version of Its COVID-19 Vaccine That Wouldn ’t Require Ultra-Cold Storage
As safety concerns over COVID-19 vaccines from AstraZeneca and Johnson&Johnson–Janssen have led to disruptions in the inoculation efforts of numerous countries relying on those shots, companies like Moderna are attempting to fill the resulting gaps. The Massachusetts-based biotech company announced on April 29 that it is investing billions to boost manufacturing facilities in Switzerland, Spain and the U.S., building enough capacity to produce up to 3 billion doses of its mRNA-based vaccine through 2022. The company’s vaccine technology differs from that of AstraZeneca and J&J, which both use an adenovi...
Source: TIME: Health - April 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news