Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting on the situation with the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, including the development of vaccines, via a teleconference call at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow on April 7, 2020. Alexey Druzhinin | Sputnik | AFP via Getty Images Russia is preparing to start a mass vaccination campaign
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The CDC statistics are alarming. More than one-third of adults in the U.S. are obese. You likely know that obesity can increase your risk of diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes and heart attack. But you might not know that it also increases your risk of a condition called obesity hypoventilation syndrome, or OHS.
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Aug 1 2020 The Emergency Committee on COVID-19, convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR), held its fourth meeting on 31 July. In its statement following the meeting, published today, it expressed “appreciation for WHO and partners’ COVID-19 pandemic response efforts, and highlighted the anticipated lengthy
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U.S. President Donald Trump delivers a speech during a visit to the Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies’ Innovation Center, a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant where components for a potential coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine candidate are being developed, in Morrrisville, North Carolina, U.S., July 27, 2020. Carlos Barria | Reuters The hunt is on for a vaccine for Covid-19,
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Adm. Brett Giroir, director of the U.S. coronavirus diagnostic testing, testifies during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 30, 2020. Kevin Dietsch | Reuters A report claiming the Trump administration scrapped plans for a national coronavirus testing strategy to make Democratic governors in some of
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As another so-called triple therapy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) hits the market, pulmonologists and primary care physicians are beginning to consider which patients are most appropriate for these treatments, and how much added benefit these products offer relative to more conventional — and better understood — two-drug combinations. The FDA approved AstraZeneca’s fixed-dose,
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jul 31 2020 Marcel Leist, Professor of In-Vitro Toxicology and Biomedicine at the University of Konstanz, and Thomas Hartung, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Konstanz and Doerenkamp-Zbinden Chair of Evidence-Based Toxicology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, have been awarded the Ursula M.
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jul 30 2020 The Faculty of Medicine has awarded 58 clinical research chairs to top clinician-scientists in a five-year, $40 million investment to drive clinical research excellence and enhance health and patient care. The University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine Clinical Research Chairs span four categories — Distinguished, Tier 1, Tier
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A small bottle labeled with a “Vaccine” sticker is held near a medical syringe. Dado Ruvic | Reuters The U.S. government will pay drugmaker Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline up to $2.1 billion to develop and deliver 100 million doses of their potential coronavirus vaccine, the companies announced Friday. More than half of the $1.5 billion will be
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Jul 29 2020 An Italian-American research conducted by researchers at the IIT-Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italian Institute of Technology) in Rovereto (Italy) and Harvard University in Boston (Usa) explains for the first time the mechanisms used by our brain to recognize specific smells. The study, published in Nature, sheds new light on the brain processes
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jul 28 2020 Depression in mothers during and after pregnancy increased the odds of depression in offspring during adolescence and adulthood by 70%, according to a new study by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The systematic review was recently published in JAMA Network Open.
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The Pfizer world headquarters stands in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. Drew Angerer | Getty Images Shares of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer rose in premarketing trading Tuesday after it reported better-than-expected second-quarter earnings and raised its revenue outlook for 2020, despite a 32% drop in profit as demand fell for some of its drugs during
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jul 27 2020 A Tel Aviv University breakthrough allows, for the first time, a local production of ethanol — and hand sanitizer — based on plant and paper waste, using a novel lignin (a substance found in plants) degradation process. This revolutionary process could significantly reduce production costs and lead to
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States are taking differing approaches to reopening and closing during the pandemic, and the economy has been feeling the impact. More than half of states have instituted statewide mask mandates to slow the spread of the coronavirus, and some have imposed curfews and group size limits for bars and restaurants.  These five charts illustrate trends in
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So you want to be an anesthesiologist. You like the idea of being in the operating room, being the patient’s guardian angel, and having a laidback lifestyle. Let’s debunk the public perception myths of what it means to be an anesthesiologist, and give it to you straight. This is the reality of anesthesiology. 💌 Sign
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In Perinatal Cardiology, fetal cardiology experts provide key information on tools for fetal evaluation through echocardiography / cardiac ultrasonography, with a primary focus on the nature and prenatal detection of structural and functional cardiac heart defects (CHDs). This two-part book will enlighten the readers with details about different types of fetal cardiac abnormalities along with
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