Two New Studies Point to How AstraZeneca ’s COVID-19 Vaccine Is Linked to Blood Clots
In two papers published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), researchers in Europe provide the most detailed explanation yet for what is behind the clotting side effects reported among people getting vaccinated with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 shot. In both papers, researchers found that people getting the vaccine had higher levels of antibodies directed against a cluster of immune-related cells that the body might form in response to the vaccine. These clusters include platelets, which help blood to clot when you get cut or injured, and the antibodies stick to the platelet-complex and form dangerous clots that can ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

South Africa: South Africa Must Harness the Power of Human and Veterinary Medicine Before the Next Deadly Virus Strikes
[Daily Maverick] A One Health approach to vaccine development has many strengths, including for health and food security on the continent. But this country needs to boost its capacity now. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/nanoparticle-based-flu-vaccine " > Nanoparticle-based flu vaccine < /a >
A nanoparticle-based vaccine protected against a broad range of flu virus strains in animals. The vaccine may prevent flu more effectively than current vaccines. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What I ’ll Cherish About That Embarrassing Work-From-Home Wardrobe
A version of this article also appeared in the It’s Not Just You newsletter. Sign up here to receive a new edition every Sunday. Well hello! I’m so glad you’re here. As always, you can send comments to me at: Susanna@Time.com. I walked out of my apartment last Sunday afternoon like a Pandemic Eve, leaving her quarantine garden, still blissfully unselfconscious about how I looked, which was ridiculous. There were the mud boots I’ve been wearing daily since November because they’re so easy, the frayed yoga pants, and a workout shirt that is the color of a traffic cone. But what really tied it a...
Source: TIME: Health - April 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized Evergreen It's Not Just You Source Type: news

Before You Have That Bonfire of the Stretchy Pants, Consider Some Pandemic Wardrobe Habits You Should Keep
A version of this article also appeared in the It’s Not Just You newsletter. Sign up here to receive a new edition every Sunday. Well hello! I’m so glad you’re here. As always, you can send comments to me at: Susanna@Time.com. I walked out of my apartment last Sunday afternoon like a Pandemic Eve, leaving her quarantine garden, still blissfully unselfconscious about how I looked, which was ridiculous. There were the mud boots I’ve been wearing daily since November because they’re so easy, the frayed yoga pants, and a workout shirt that is the color of a traffic cone. But what really tied it a...
Source: TIME: Health - April 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized Evergreen It's Not Just You Source Type: news

‘World’s First’ Animal Covid-19 Vaccine Registered In Russia – Here’s What That Means
Millions of mink were culled due to widespread outbreaks of Covid-19, sparking fears for the future of the fur industry. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 31, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Hart, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Science /science Breaking breaking-news Editors' Pick editors-pick Coronavirus Source Type: news

I Found a Rainbow At the End of My Hunt For a Vaccine Appointment
A version of this article also appeared in the It’s Not Just You newsletter. Sign up here to receive a new edition every Sunday. CHASING RAINBOWS (AND VACCINES) We, humans, are notoriously unreliable, superstitious narrators, always scanning the horizon for signs that validate what our hearts have already told us. Take me, for example. I keep telling people I was vaccinated at Hogwarts’ Manhattan campus under the waxing moon (it was a gibbous moon to be exact). How auspicious! Ok, so my COVID-vax site was really The City College of New York. But stepping through its big old gothic gates to receive a blessing of...
Source: TIME: Health - March 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized Evergreen It's Not Just You Source Type: news

I Found a Rainbow At the End of My Hunt For a Vaccine Appointment
A version of this article also appeared in the It’s Not Just You newsletter. Sign up here to receive a new edition every Sunday. CHASING RAINBOWS (AND VACCINES) We, humans, are notoriously unreliable, superstitious narrators, always scanning the horizon for signs that validate what our hearts have already told us. Take me, for example. I keep telling people I was vaccinated at Hogwarts’ Manhattan campus under the waxing moon (it was a gibbous moon to be exact). How auspicious! Ok, so my COVID-vax site was really The City College of New York. But stepping through its big old gothic gates to receive a blessing of...
Source: TIME: Science - March 28, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized Evergreen It's Not Just You Source Type: news

Nanoparticle flu vaccine blocks seasonal and pandemic strains
(University of Washington School of Medicine/UW Medicine) Experimental flu shots have now been developed that protect animals from a wide variety of season and pandemic influenza strains. The vaccine candidate is being advanced toward clinical testing. If proven safe and effective, these next-generation influenza vaccines could replace seasonal options by protecting against more strains that current vaccines don't adequately cover. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Covid vaccine used on apes at San Diego zoo trialled on mink
Experimental animal jabs could stop spillover back to humans, says firm behind vaccines for primatesAt the start of 2021, four orangutans and five bonobos becamethe first great apes at a US zoo to receive Covid-19 vaccinations. An outbreak in San Diego zoo ’s western lowland gorilla troop had caused panic among staff after the virus spread to the animals, probably from an asymptomatic zookeeper. Eight gorillas tested positive – with symptoms such as runny noses, lethargy and coughs – and there were fears the virus could spread to other primates.“We were approached by San Diego zoo asking if we had a...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 23, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Patrick Greenfield Tags: Animals Wildlife Vaccines and immunisation Infectious diseases Coronavirus Medical research World news Society Health Microbiology Science US news Environment Source Type: news

Be Bold, Be Proud, Speak Up: Raising Asian American Daughters Now
A version of this article also appeared in the It’s Not Just You newsletter. Sign up here to receive it every Sunday. Well hello! I’m so happy you’re here. This week we have a special guest columnist: Ellen Oh is an arts program director and mother of two young girls in the San Francisco Bay Area. She writes about what keeps her hopeful and what it means to raise her two young girls in an age of activism and heightened fears in the Asian community. We also have the Coping Kit below as usual, plus some evidence of human kindness. (Send thoughts to me at Susanna@Time.com.) On Raising Asian American Daughte...
Source: TIME: Health - March 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized Evergreen It's Not Just You Source Type: news

Tardigrades: nature's great survivors
The microscopic animals can withstand extreme conditions that would kill humans, and may one day help in the development of Covid vaccines. How do they do it?On 11 April 2019, a spacecraft crashed on to the Moon. The IsraeliBeresheet probe was supposed to land gently in the Mare Serenitatis, a huge plain of basalt rock formed in a volcanic eruption billions of years ago. It would have been the first privately funded mission to land on the Moon. But owing to a last-minute instrument failure Beresheet did not slow down enough andslammed into the surface at 500 kilometres per hour.From the Moon ’s point of view, this wa...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 21, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Michael Marshall Tags: Biology Animals Space Science Source Type: news

Zoo Vaccinates Apes To Protect Both Animals And Humans From COVID-19
As the pace of COVID-19 vaccinations for people speeds up across the country, some zoos are considering giving shots to animals that are susceptible to the virus.(Image credit: San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eva Tesfaye Source Type: news

Capitalizing on measles vaccine's successful history to protect against SARS-CoV-2
(Ohio State University) A new SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidate, developed by giving a key protein's gene a ride into the body while encased in a measles vaccine, has been shown to produce a strong immune response and prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection and lung disease in multiple animal studies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Now they're vaccinating gorillas at the zoo for coronavirus
(Natural News) The first animals to be jabbed with Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccines live at the San Diego Zoo, which is experimenting with the injections to see how other mammals besides humans respond to them. Several orangutans and bonobos have reportedly received the shots, which were “developed specifically for animals.” A couple great apes considered... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Future Vaccines Depend on Test Subjects in Short Supply: Monkeys
The pandemic has highlighted the United States ’ dependence on China for research animals, reviving calls for a “strategic monkey reserve.” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sui-Lee Wee and Bryan Tarnowski Tags: Monkeys and Apes Research Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Animal Abuse, Rights and Welfare International Trade and World Market Vaccination and Immunization National Institutes of Health China Source Type: news

Foot and mouth 20 years on: what an animal virus epidemic taught UK science
Britain ’s top vet was newly qualified when the outbreak hit. Here, she talks about the devastating slaughter and tracking virus variantsChristine Middlemiss was a young vet working in Scotland in February 2001 when foot and mouth disease struck Britain. Having grown up on a farm, and having later worked in veterinary care in Cumbria, she volunteered to help battle an affliction that would eventually take a terrible toll on UK livestock.“I volunteered as a temporary veterinary inspector at 4pm and was told to report to a farm in Cumbria by 8am the next day,” Middlemiss told theObserver last week. “I...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 21, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Tags: Science Farming Vaccines and immunisation Foot and mouth Rural affairs UK news Farm animals Environment Agriculture World news Infectious diseases Health Microbiology Medical research Source Type: news

Why do humans struggle to think of ourselves as animals? – podcast
The pandemic has demonstrated why humans are ultimately an impressive species. From monitoring the genetic evolution of Sars-CoV-2 to devising vaccines in record time, we have put our minds together to reduce the impact of Covid-19. Yet, the global spread of a new disease is a reminder that we are not invincible, and remain at the mercy of our biology and the natural world. Speaking to author Melanie Challenger about her new book How to Be Animal,Madeleine Finlay asks how we can come to terms with ourselves as animals and why it might do humanity some goodContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 18, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Presented and produced by Madeleine Finlay Tags: Science Psychology Biology Philosophy Environment Source Type: news

Guinea Declares Ebola Epidemic as Neighboring Countries Act to Prevent Further Spread
DAKAR, Senegal — Guinea has officially declared it has an Ebola epidemic after at least three people have died and four others have been infected in the West African nation. Neighboring Sierra Leone and Liberia have put their citizens on high alert as the three West African nations battled the world’s deadliest Ebola outbreak from 2014 to 2016, which began in Guinea and in which more than 11,300 people died. Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio has flown to consult with Guinean President Alpha Conde. Guinea’s new Ebola outbreak occurred in N’Zerekore, in southern Guinea, where health offi...
Source: TIME: Health - February 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CARLEY PETESCH / AP Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Namibia: More Than N$97m to Fight Foot-and-Mouth Disease
[Namibian] THE Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform will require more than N$97 million to acquire foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccine doses. This includes equipment, labour and vehicles to contain the spread of the current FMD outbreak in the communal areas north of the veterinary cordon fence (redline). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pfizer spinoff sues Raleigh biotech over patents
A Pfizer spinoff is suing a Raleigh biotechnology firm and its founder over intellectual property rights. New Jersey-based Zoetis is suing Raleigh-based Applied LifeSciences& Systems and its founder, Ramin Karimpour, claiming that Zoetis — not Karimpour — should have the rights to the livestock technology being developed by the startup. Zoetis, an animal health company, spun out of Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) in 2013. The firm develops health products for pets and livestock, from vaccinations to medicines… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 13, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lauren Ohnesorge Source Type: news

Pfizer spinoff sues Raleigh biotech over patents
A Pfizer spinoff is suing a Raleigh biotechnology firm and its founder over intellectual property rights. New Jersey-based Zoetis is suing Raleigh-based Applied LifeSciences& Systems and its founder, Ramin Karimpour, claiming that Zoetis — not Karimpour — should have the rights to the livestock technology being developed by the startup. Zoetis, an animal health company, spun out of Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) in 2013. The firm develops health products for pets and livestock, from vaccinations to medicines… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lauren Ohnesorge Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Foot-and-Mouth Vaccines Worth U.S.$445,000 Procured
[The Herald] Government has procured 178 000 doses of vaccines for foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) worth US445 000 to help curb the spread of the disease in the country, a senior state veterinary official said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Janssen Presents Results from Phase 3 ACIS Study in Patients with Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer Treated with ERLEADA ® (apalutamide) and ZYTIGA® (abiraterone acetate) Combination
RARITAN, N.J., February 8, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today results from the randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 3 ACIS study, which met the primary endpoint of radiographic progression-free survival (rPFS) with a 31 percent reduction in the risk of radiographic progression or death in patients with chemotherapy-naïve metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) receiving androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). Patients in the trial received either a combination of ERLEADA® and ZYTIGA® plus prednisone (combination arm) or placebo a...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

NIH Director Francis Collins Is Fighting This Coronavirus While Preparing for the Next One
In May 2020, Dr. Francis Collins, the longtime head of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), was called to the White House to meet with Jared Kushner, the then President’s son-in-law and adviser, and Dr. Deborah Birx, the head of the White House Coronavirus Task Force. A few weeks earlier, Congress had given the NIH $1.5 billion to try to speed up the process of developing new diagnostic tests for COVID-19, and the White House, which was dubious about increasing the rate of testing, wanted to know more about what the NIH was doing. Collins is technically the boss of Dr. Anthony Fauci, but during the pandemic he ha...
Source: TIME: Health - February 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Belinda Luscombe Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news

Emory MVA COVID-19 vaccine safe and effective in animal models
(Emory Health Sciences) Yerkes NPRC/Emory University researchers have developed a COVID-19 vaccine that has proven safe and effective in mice and monkeys. The Emory MVA COVID-19 vaccine uses modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA) to induce strong neutralizing antibodies and killer CD8 T cells. Researchers say the vaccine is easily adaptable to address variants, can be used in combination with existing vaccines to improve their ability to combat variants and may be equally effective with a single dose. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Janssen to Highlight Robust Solid Tumor Portfolio and Pipeline at 2021 ASCO GU
February 2, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today it will highlight the depth of its solid tumor portfolio at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Genitourinary (ASCO GU) Cancers Symposium with 12 data presentations, including three company-sponsored oral presentations from the ERLEADA® (apalutamide) clinical development program. The virtual meeting will take place February 11-13, 2021. “We are committed to the development of innovative therapies for patients with genitourinary cancers for whom there remains a high unmet need,” said C...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Covid: Vaccine conspiracies debunked in South Asian languages
BBC Asian Network looks into claims vaccines contain animal products and can make people infertile. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists discover how remdesivir works to inhibit coronavirus
(University of Texas at Austin) By pinning down the exact mechanism by which remdesivir shuts down SARS-CoV-2's process of copying genetic material, scientists now have clues to make even more effective antivirals to fight COVID-19. Better antivirals could become urgently needed if new strains of the virus have the ability to overcome current antivirals and vaccines. They could also help in future outbreaks if entirely new coronaviruses leap from animals to humans again. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New book on < i > Influenza: The Cutting Edge < /i > from CSHLPress
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press)Influenza: The Cutting Edge, from the Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine collection, reviews cutting-edge research on the viruses that cause influenza, the molecular mechanisms of infection, the epidemiology of these viruses in humans and animals, and current strategies for designing vaccines and antivirals. This volume is an essential reference for all virologists, clinical and laboratory investigators, and physicians interested in reducing the global public health burden of influenza. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Kills Mink. They May Get a Vaccine.
The pandemic has been a powerful reminder that there is no clear barrier between viruses affecting animals and people. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Gorman Tags: Minks (Animals) Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Livestock Diseases Agriculture Department Zoetis Inc Denmark South Dakota your-feed-healthcare Medgene Labs (VST LLC) 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

Here ’s What Joe Biden Can Do About the COVID-19 Pandemic Starting On His First Day as U.S. President
Every pandemic starts as a squall—a localized disturbance in a single city or town, causing all manner of problems there, but sparing the larger world outside. Squalls become storms, however, and storms become tempests and before long the entire world is being lashed by winds of disease and death that no one saw coming just a few months before. As President Joe Biden takes office, he is facing nothing short of a pathogenic typhoon, with COVID-19 raging around the world, nowhere more so than in the U.S., with some 24 million cases and 400,000 deaths—more than 20% of the global toll. If the pandemic unfolded in ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Nasal Spray Vaccine for COVID-19 in Early Trials
A spritz instead of a shot to ward off COVID-19? Researchers report that a nasal spray vaccine against the new coronavirus shows promise in animal testing. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nasal Spray COVID-19 Vaccine Shows Promise in Animal Trials
TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2021 -- A spritz instead of a shot to ward off COVID-19? Researchers report that a nasal spray vaccine against the new coronavirus shows promise in animal testing. Rodents that were given two doses of the vaccine had antibody and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 19, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccination programme, PHE (updated 15th January 2021)
This collection of documents relates to the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination programme. Recent updates: 15th January 2021 - added the use of human and animal products in vaccines guide. 14th January 2021 - added'COVID-19 vaccine monitoring reports'to the surveillance section; added'COVID-19: enhanced surveillance of cases in vaccinated individuals'. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An adolescent's use of veterinary medicines: a case report exploring addiction - Kaggwa MM, Nuwamanya S, Ashaba S, Rukundo GZ, Harms S.
This case report describes a 17-year-old high school student serious suicide attempt using an injectable composite of veterinary medications (vitamins, vaccines, antibiotics, and antihelminthics) typically used to treat chickens. The use of this particul... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The COVID-19 Virus Is Mutating. What Does That Mean for Vaccines?
As we enter the second year of living with the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the virus is celebrating its invasion of the world’s population with yet more mutated forms that help it to spread more easily from person to person. One, first detected in the U.K. in December, has already raised alarms about whether the COVID-19 virus is now escaping from the protection that vaccines just being rolled out now might provide. The variant has also been found in the U.S. Already, U.K. officials have tightened lockdowns in England, Scotland and Wales, and over the holidays, more than 40 countries banned travelers from the region ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Inside The Two Biotech Companies Working Together On A Covid-19 Vaccine For Cats
The shot could be effective for dogs, minks and zoo animals, too. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 6, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Giacomo Tognini, Forbes Staff Tags: Billionaires /worlds-billionaires Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Editors' Pick editors-pick Source Type: news

We Will Need to Update COVID Vaccines, Expert Says We Will Need to Update COVID Vaccines, Expert Says
With SARS-CoV-2 now endemic, the community needs to be prepared for it to evolve and for other viruses to jump from animals to humans, Eddie Holmes tells Eric Topol.Medscape (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - January 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

Results of comprehensive SARS-CoV-2 animal model study published in Nature Microbiology
(Texas Biomedical Research Institute) Findings by Texas Biomed and SNPRC scientists support the rhesus macaque as an excellent animal model for vaccine development; suggest baboon as an animal model for drug development. Results provide insight on the complex lung immune response to SARS-CoV-2 infection. Defining animal models has been a critical step in advancing COVID-19 vaccines& therapeutics (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Our Invisible Universe of Grief
A version of this article appeared in this week’s It’s Not Just You newsletter. SUBSCRIBE HERE to have It’s Not Just You delivered to your inbox every Sunday. 🌞Well hello! I’m so glad you’re here. This week we’ve got a meditation on invisible grief, tips on choosing a mental health app, a no-stress writing workshop suggestion, and stories of community giving. OUR INVISIBLE UNIVERSE OF GRIEF Early in the morning at the unruly park by my house, it feels like the before-times. Big dogs gallop by, chasing each other at full speed, nothing between them and the rise of the next ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized Evergreen It's Not Just You Source Type: news

The Irreplaceable Grace Of an Ordinary Morning
A version of this article appeared in this week’s It’s Not Just You newsletter. SUBSCRIBE HERE to have It’s Not Just You delivered to your inbox every Sunday. 🌞Well hello! I’m so glad you’re here. This week we’ve got a meditation on invisible grief, tips on choosing a mental health app, a no-stress writing workshop suggestion, and stories of community giving. OUR INVISIBLE UNIVERSE OF GRIEF Early in the morning at the unruly park by my house, it feels like the before-times. Big dogs gallop by, chasing each other at full speed, nothing between them and the rise of the next ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized Evergreen It's Not Just You Source Type: news

SARS-CoV-2 Variants
SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has had a major impact on human health globally; infecting a large number of people; causing severe disease and associated long-term health sequelae; resulting in death and excess mortality, especially among older and vulnerable populations; interrupting routine healthcare services; disruptions to travel, trade, education and many other societal functions; and more broadly having a negative impact on peoples physical and mental health. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, WHO has received several reports of unusual public health events possibly due to variants of SARS-CoV-2....
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Reflecting Back and Imagining Forward
By Anis ChowdhurySYDNEY, Dec 24 2020 (IPS) What a challenging year 2020 has been! A year of living dangerously – “Tahun vivere pericoloso”- perhaps these words of late President Soekarno of Indonesia are the best description. Fortunately, I managed to remain sane, reading and writing op-eds (mostly about the pandemic, here, here). Anis ChowdhuryI began the year 2020 with an interview with New Age (Dhaka, 12 Feb.), headlined, “We need to Democratise Politics” where I highlighted the perils of growing inequality and how it could be a greater threat than the evolving pandemic for the human race...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury Tags: Climate Change Economy & Trade Environment Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

How Mink, Like Humans, Were Slammed by the Coronavirus
Rampaging infections at farms caused scandal, scientific head-scratching and a search for a vaccine — for mink. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Gorman Tags: Minks (Animals) Agriculture and Farming Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Direct Action Everywhere EcoHealth Alliance Epstein, Jonathan H Utah Denmark Fur your-feed-science Source Type: news

Reduction of Salmonella in swine after vaccination
Authorities acknowledge reduction of Salmonella after vaccination with Enterisol ® IleitisThe Paul Ehrlich Institute (PEI) accepted new language on the label of Enterisol ® Ileitis, the only global oral live Lawsonia intracellularis vaccine to control Ileitis in swine.Boehringer Ingelheim strives to continuously bring innovation to the market to improve animal health. (Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - December 21, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

When the Earth Tilts Toward Hope
SUBSCRIBE HERE to have It’s Not Just You, a new newsletter by Susanna Schrobsdorff, TIME Editor at Large, delivered to your inbox weekly. (A version of this article appeared in this week’s It’s Not Just You.) 🌞 Well hello! I’m so glad you’re here. This week, we have some thoughts on the winter solstice, plus wise words from mindfulness expert, Sharon Salzberg, and some audio wellness. THE LONGEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR My dad always knew what time the sun was going to set. Like a lot of photographers, he loved to take portraits in that singular hour before sunset when the light is soft and kind...
Source: TIME: Health - December 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized Evergreen It's Not Just You Source Type: news

Russia Is Developing A Covid-19 Vaccine For Pets And Mink
Domestic animals, such as cats and rabbits, are known to catch the virus and mink, the bedrock of the fur industry, have been culled in their millions due to widespread outbreaks. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Hart, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Science /science Lifestyle /lifestyle & Beauty /style-beauty Editors' Pick editors-pick Breaking breaking-news Coronavirus Source Type: news

Tanzania: Govt Calls for Livestock Joint Vaccination
[Daily News] THE government has directed Tanzania Veterinary Association (TVA) to create a strategic joint vaccination programme for essential livestock diseases with the purpose of improving the sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news