Peanut Sublingual Immunotherapy Feasible and Effective in Toddlers
Even in peanut-allergic toddlers as young as age 1 year, peanut sublingual immunotherapy is effective, a new study suggests.
28-02-2021 12:42

FDA Grants Emergency Use to Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine
The Janssen/Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccine becomes the third available to fight the pandemic in the US and the first designed for single-dose administration.
27-02-2021 18:22

Masks Don't Affect Oxygen Saturation in People With Asthma
People with asthma sometimes worry that wearing a mask against COVID-19 won't let them breathe. But a new study demonstrates masks don't affect oxygen saturation.
27-02-2021 17:04

J&J passes panel review, nears EUA
On Wednesday, the FDA announced that the Johnson and Johnson coronavirus vaccine was safe, more effective on serious cases of Covid-19 than on more moderate cases, and totally protective against hospitalizations and death. 
26-02-2021 20:01

J&J COVID-19 Vaccine Wins Backing of FDA Panel
An FDA panel voted 22 to 0 in favor of an emergency clearance for Janssen/J&J's COVID-19 vaccine, bringing it a step closer to distribution.
26-02-2021 18:45

White House: COVID-19 Numbers Take a 'Concerning Shift'
After weeks of declining, COVID-19 numbers are back on the rise and new variants continue to emerge, according to White House officials -- just as states begin to lift restrictions and open doors to restaurants and businesses.
26-02-2021 17:39

COVID-19 Vaccination Linked to Less Mechanical Ventilation
A new report from Israel links COVID-19 vaccination to a drop in the need for mechanical ventilation among people 70 and older.
26-02-2021 17:21

FDA Clears Device to Protect Kids Against Head Injury
The US Food and Drug Administration has cleared a new over-the-counter (OTC) device designed to protect children aged 13 years and older from sports-related traumatic brain injury.
26-02-2021 16:37

NfL Levels Linked to Worse Disability in Real-World MS
Greater brain atrophy and disability were observed in a real-world study of people with multiple sclerosis and elevation of serum neurofilament light chain levels.
26-02-2021 16:00

Alternatives to Breastfeeding
For whatever reason, sometimes breastfeeding isn’t the best option for new moms. Find out what alternatives are available to you for your baby.
26-02-2021 15:57

DVT Cases and COVID: What Are the Links?
Doctors have found more blood clot cases, like DVT and PE, during the pandemic. Find out what might cause these conditions, how they relate to COVID-19, and what impacts the combined illnesses may create.
26-02-2021 15:16

NYC Officials Downplay Concern Over New Coronavirus Variant
Mayor Bill de Blasio's chief medical adviser downplayed the results of studies that may suggest a new COVID variant found in New York in November will be more resistant to vaccines.
26-02-2021 15:06

Weary of COVID Variants, EU Leaders Push to Step Up Vaccination
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the European Union must prepare to vaccinate for new COVID variants over the coming years after EU leaders discussed ways of salvaging tourism.
26-02-2021 14:58

Ireland Sees Strong Early Evidence That Vaccines Are Working
Ireland is beginning to see strong early evidence that its COVID-19 vaccine rollout is protecting healthcare workers and care home residents from catching the disease, health officials said.
26-02-2021 14:52

Contrary to Popular Belief, Insulin Can Be Stored Outside Fridge
In a study, insulin retained its potency in conditions in which the temperature oscillated between 25 and 37 degrees Celsius (77 to 98.6 Fahrenheit) during a 28-day period of use.
26-02-2021 14:30

COVID: Mental Health 'Epidemic' in Communities of Color
Communities of color face a wave of mental health problems as a result of how the pandemic has changed the way people interact and grieve, experts warn.
26-02-2021 14:02

Face Shields May Cut COVID Spread in Hair Salons
Just having a chat in a hair salon can spread the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, a new study finds.
26-02-2021 13:54

Rheumatoid Arthritis Meds May Help Fight Severe COVID
Rheumatoid arthritis drugs may save lives of patients hospitalized with severe cases of COVID-19, according to a groundbreaking clinical trial.
26-02-2021 13:45

No Survival Benefit to Primary Resection Before Chemo in CRC
Contrary to previous reports, primary tumor resection prior to chemotherapy did not confer a survival benefit in colorectal cancer patients in a randomized phase 3 study in Japan.
26-02-2021 12:26

Biden's CDC Director Has Long Used Data to Save Lives
When Dr Rochelle Walensky stepped up to lead the CDC, she promised to keep telling the truth -- even when it's bad news.
26-02-2021 12:04

Vaccines Came Too Late for at Least 400 Medical Workers
As healthcare workers in the US began lining up for their first coronavirus vaccines on December 14, Los Angeles nursing assistant Esmeralda Campos-Loredo, was already fighting for oxygen.
26-02-2021 11:29

US Nursing Home Deaths Decline Sharply
Deaths and confirmed coronavirus cases have dropped sharply in US nursing homes ― a category of all long-term care facilities ― since the vaccination program began.
26-02-2021 11:24

Healthier 2021: Mark Has Some Challenges Ahead
After nearly 2 months on this fitness journey, I can't say that I don't have very many complaints. But, things are going to be changing.
26-02-2021 11:21

Promising Treatments for Molluscum Contagiosum and Acne
"The treatment of molluscum is still an unmet need," Leon H. Kircik, MD, clinical professor of dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City, said.
26-02-2021 08:58

Hepatotoxicity Risk Differs Between Psoriasis, PsA, and RA Patients
Patients taking methotrexate for psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis were at a higher risk of developing liver disease than were patients with rheumatoid arthritis on methotrexate.
26-02-2021 08:45

Major Advance in the Treatment of Axial Spondyloarthritis Coming
Rheumatologists can look forward to the likely regulatory approval of the oral Janus kinase inhibitors tofacitinib and upadacitinib for the treatment of axial spondyloarthritis in the first half of 2021.
26-02-2021 08:31

Residency Director's Removal Called Racist, Sexist
After filing a discrimination lawsuit, Princess Dennar, MD, was removed as director of the internal medicine-pediatrics residency program at Tulane University School of Medicine, prompting an outcry.
26-02-2021 05:59

Missed Visits During Pandemic Cause 'Detrimental Ripple Effects'
Patients with chronic diseases are more likely to have postponed care because of COVID-19 precautions, a survey finds, and physicians are seeing the consequences.
25-02-2021 20:03

Murthy for SG, Levine for HHS Get Mostly Positive Senate Reception
In committee hearing, the surgeon general and assistant health secretary nominees vow to attack COVID-19, as well as mental health and substance use crises.
25-02-2021 19:19

Words from the Wise about Covid and the Heart
Covid-19 is having a surprising effect on the heart and vascular system. We spoke to experts to find out what's going on.
25-02-2021 18:36

FDA OKs First 'Targeted Treatment' for Rare DMD Mutation
The FDA has approved casimersen (Amondys 45) injection for treating patients with both Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and a rare mutation of the DMD gene.
25-02-2021 18:34

Psychiatric Disorders Linked to Earlier Alzheimer's Onset
Depression, anxiety, and other psychiatric disorders are linked to earlier onset of Alzheimer's disease, new research shows.
25-02-2021 16:51

Google-Backed Database Tracks Details on COVID Cases Worldwide
Google supplied funds and expertise to build the repository; it's unclear how the international database will be financed in the long term.
25-02-2021 16:33

Masks Vital to Stopping COVID at Gyms
Coronavirus outbreaks at fitness centers last summer were likely the result of exercisers and instructors not wearing masks, new research reveals.
25-02-2021 16:22

Longer Allergy Season, Pollen Travels Farther
New research on climate change explains an extended allergy season with pollen on the move.
25-02-2021 16:04

Gym Sessions Without Masks Can Spread COVID-19, CDC Studies Say
Gyms can be hot spots for COVID-19 outbreaks if people don't wear face masks, even if they follow social distancing guidelines, according to new research from the CDC.
25-02-2021 15:40

Most Severe COVID Tied to Four Cardiometabolic Conditions
The authors of a new study are calling for stronger public health lifestyle advice to minimize the risk for COVID-19 hospitalization.
25-02-2021 15:06

Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Flu Has Disappeared in the US
Experts say that measures put in place to fend off the coronavirus -- mask wearing, social distancing, and virtual schooling -- were a big factor in preventing a "twindemic" of flu and COVID-19. Associated Press
25-02-2021 14:17

$52 Million Campaign to Push COVID Vaccinations
The Ad Council and COVID Collaborative launched a campaign to encourage Americans to get a COVID vaccine when one is available for them, marking one of the largest public education efforts in the US.
25-02-2021 14:11

Companies Pan for Marketing Gold in Vaccines
“They mentioned it like it was an amenity, like ‘We have a swimming pool and a vaccination program’”
25-02-2021 14:00

Setting Curfews for Your Teens
Curfews for your teens can be tough to enforce, but it’s important that kids have guidelines to keep them safe and healthy.
25-02-2021 13:46

Nurses Travel Hours to Vaccinate SD Native Communities
Nurse Molly Longbrake and her team of healthcare providers in South Dakota have administered 4000 doses and plan to vaccinate about 12,000 people, often where only a hospital or small clinic is available.
25-02-2021 13:41

New Coronavirus Variant Found in NYC, Northeast
Two research teams have identified a new coronavirus variant in New York City and across the Northeast that could evade natural immune responses and some monoclonal antibody treatments.
25-02-2021 13:17

Why Is Liver Cancer More Lethal for Black Patients?
A new study looks at this aggressive type of cancer and current screening guidelines.
25-02-2021 12:21

In Transgender Youth, Obesity Impacts Effects of Sex Steroids on HDL-C
In transgender and gender-diverse young people receiving sex steroids, obesity exacerbates the decrease in HDL-C levels and attenuates the benefits of estradiol, researchers say.
25-02-2021 12:06

Very Low COVID Infection Rate Among Dental Hygienists
Dental hygienists have a low rate of COVID-19, even though their jobs are considered high-risk, a new study says.
25-02-2021 12:00

Mental Illness Not a Factor in Most Mass Shootings
Contrary to what many believe, a new study finds that mental illness isn't a factor in most mass shootings or other types of mass murder.
25-02-2021 11:47

How to Convince Patients Muscle Pain Isn't a Statin Achilles Heel
The strategy seemed to work in this trial: two-thirds of patients who previously rejected statins, perceiving them as the cause of muscle pain, decided they would go on them again, 'which was quite amazing.'
25-02-2021 11:41

Mediterranean Diet Could Keep Aging Brains Sharp
A new study suggests helping your brain stay sharp with age may be as simple as changing up the food on your plate at dinnertime.
25-02-2021 11:30

NPWT May Not Improve Complication Rate After Gynecologic Surgery
Use of prophylactic negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) may not be appropriate in surgical cases where women undergo a laparotomy for presumed gynecologic malignancy, according to recent research.
25-02-2021 11:22

New Tool May Improve Suicidality Detection
Researchers have developed a proprietary computer adaptive screening tool that may help emergency departments more accurately predict suicide attempts in adolescents.
25-02-2021 11:12

An X-ray Like a Christmas Tree: One Refugee's Mysterious Case
The case, published in The Lancet in 2019, illustrates the challenges of refugee healthcare, even among those who are resettled in a high-resource country.
25-02-2021 11:02

$52 Million Campaign to Push COVID Vaccinations
More than 300 major brands, media companies, community-based groups, faith leaders and medical experts are championing the campaign.
25-02-2021 10:56

What Happened to Flu Season?
The U.S. is seeing historically low levels of flu this season, which started in September 2020.
25-02-2021 10:36

PTSD Prevalent in Survivors of Severe COVID-19
Posttraumatic stress disorders may occur in as many as one third of patients who recover from severe COVID-19 infection, new research suggests.
25-02-2021 10:31

Wide Glucose Swings Equal Poor COVID-19 Outcomes in Diabetes
Glucose levels outside of 70-160 mg/dL and glycemic variability measured with intermittently scanned continuous glucose monitoring were identified as risk factors for worse COVID-19 outcomes.
25-02-2021 10:22

High BP in Pregnancy Could Affect Women's Hearts Long Term
Pregnancy-related high blood pressure can lead to long-term heart risks, new research shows.
25-02-2021 10:16

No Vascular Benefit of Testosterone Over Exercise in Aging Men
Treatment with the hormone, at therapeutic doses, did not impact vascular endothelial function, nor was it additive to exercise in a randomized trial.
25-02-2021 10:05

Early Motor Signal Specific to Alzheimer's Identified
Gait abnormalities can herald cognitive impairments in neurodegenerative conditions, especially Alzheimer's disease.
25-02-2021 09:51

Why using fear to promote COVID-19 vaccination and mask wearing could backfire
You probably still remember public service ads that scared you. With new, highly transmissible variants of SARS-CoV-2 now spreading, some health professionals have started calling for the use of similar fear-based strategies to persuade people to follow
25-02-2021 09:30

Armpit Swelling After COVID-19 Vaccine May Mimic Breast Cancer
Some women have experienced axillary node swelling after receiving the Pzifer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. The swelling mimics symptoms of breast cancer.
25-02-2021 08:17

US Cancer Drug Approvals Ensure Access but Not Value
Many cancer drugs come to market in the US at unaffordable prices and uncertainty about benefits and harms; their uptake is often delayed elsewhere.
25-02-2021 07:25

HHS Nominee Becerra Awaits Votes After Two Confirmation Hearings
Neither committee has formally voted on Becerra, who also has to receive 51 votes in the full Senate.
25-02-2021 06:39

Late-Window Stroke Thrombolysis Not Linked to Clot Migration
The results provide some reassurance that use of bridging thrombolysis before endovascular therapy will not put clots out of reach in patients who present outside the 4.5-hour window.
24-02-2021 19:33

FDA Places Clinical Hold on Sickle Cell Gene Therapy
FDA placed a clinical hold on two gene therapy clinical trials for sickle cell disease after two patients developed blood diseases.
24-02-2021 18:28

Clinical Trial Testing Safety of Abortion Drugs, via the Mail
In December, the Supreme Court said, no more mail deliveries of abortion medications. But that's exactly what is happening in a multisite trial in 17 states.
24-02-2021 17:31

This Trial Allows for Medical Abortion Via the Mail
In December, the Supreme Court reversed a lower court ruling that had allowed abortion medications to be sent by mail. Since then, women looking to terminate a pregnancy with the combination medications packet containing mifepristone and misoprostol now
24-02-2021 17:31

Depression, Chronic Comorbidities 'Inextricably Linked'
Depression prevalence is 2 to 10 times higher for patients with chronic medical conditions -- especially chronic pain, where the prevalence reaches 40%-60%, experts report.
24-02-2021 17:25

Single Mom by Choice: What You Need to Know
Considering parenting on your own as a single mom? Learn about one woman’s life as a single mother by choice.
24-02-2021 17:09

Big Data 'Clinch' Link Between High Glycemic Index Diets and CVD
Data from nearly 120,000 adults worldwide in the PURE study forms the clearest evidence so far that a diet with less processed carbs is associated with fewer deaths and CVD events.
24-02-2021 17:00

Moderna Variant-Specific Vaccine Ready to Study
The COVID-19 vaccine manufacturer has submitted a variant vaccine to the NIH for further study and revealed its strategy for addressing current and emerging variants of concern.
24-02-2021 16:56

Novavax to Seek EUA for COVID-19 Vaccine as Early as April
The company has completed enrollment in its pivotal trial and aims to apply for FDA emergency use sometime in second quarter.
24-02-2021 16:54

Journal Retracts Psych Paper After Plagiarism Allegations
A medical journal has retracted a paper after a psychiatrist alleged that the managing editor closely copied and published her withdrawn work and claimed it for his own.
24-02-2021 16:44

Fauci Introduces New Acronym for Long COVID
Scientists are working overtime to gain knowledge of the long-term effects of COVID-19, said Anthony Fauci, MD, during a wide-ranging briefing at the White House.
24-02-2021 16:30

COVID in Pregnancy, Higher Odds for 'Preemie' Delivery
Pregnant women with COVID-19 may be more likely to have a preterm birth. But they don't have an increased risk of stillbirth or baby death soon after birth, researchers found.
24-02-2021 16:28

Nystagmus From Living in the Dark Cured With Light Exposure
A new case report of so-called miner's nystagmus demonstrates the remarkable plasticity of the brain, the authors say, and suggests that historical reports of this condition by miners were genuine.
24-02-2021 15:43

Lewy Body Dementia Genes Show Links to Alzheimer's, Parkinson's
New research has uncovered five genes linked to Lewy body dementia that have previously been implicated in either Parkinson's or Alzheimer's.
24-02-2021 15:36

Will New Federal COVID Guidance Lead to Open Schools?
Newly released CDC guidance on reopening K-12 schools is at odds with what states and local schools are already doing, leading to confusion as many administrators and teachers grapple with a return to the classroom.
24-02-2021 15:25

Tips for Breastfeeding: What I Wish I Knew
Does it come naturally? Is it easy? Will my nipples hurt? How do I know if I’m doing it right? Learn what to expect when breastfeeding.
24-02-2021 15:25

Manage Your Anger as Parents
Anger has skyrocketed in parents during the pandemic. It’s normal to feel it and crucial to manage it as best you can.
24-02-2021 15:07

Frozen Sections Can Guide Biopsies for Giant Cell Arteritis
Second TAB procedures are often performed in patients with a high level of suspicion for GCA, which may result in unnecessary treatments and complications, Devon A. Cohen, MD wrote.
24-02-2021 15:00

New Cases of Child COVID-19 Drop for Fifth Straight Week
New child cases totaled 70,640 for the week of Feb. 12-18, down from 99,000 the previous week, making for the lowest count since the week of Oct. 23-29.
24-02-2021 14:46

One month in, how Biden has changed disaster management and the US COVID-19 response
After one month in office, the Biden administration has fundamentally changed how the federal government responds to the COVID-19 pandemic.
24-02-2021 14:32

J&J Vaccine May Block Spread of Coronavirus, FDA Says
The Johnson & Johnson shot, which would be the third vaccine for a pandemic that has killed more than 500,000 Americans, was found to be more than 85% effective at preventing severe illness and 66% protective overall.
24-02-2021 14:24

Miami Anesthesiologist Charged in Hate Crime
The physician's attorney said the allegations are not true.
24-02-2021 14:21

Janssen/J&J COVID-19 Vaccine Cuts Transmission, New Data Show
New documents released by the FDA provide an answer to a lingering question about SARS-CoV-2 vaccination: Does immunization protect others?
24-02-2021 14:10

Long-term CPAP Use Linked With More Physical Activity
Long-term use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) was associated with higher self-reported physical activity levels in adults with co-occurring obstructive sleep apnea and cardiovascular disease.
24-02-2021 13:49

Patients With Psoriatic Disease Avoid Medical Help During Pandemic
"What I found alarming looking at these results was that about a third of people were experiencing despair," Rachael Manion said.
24-02-2021 13:34

Pap Test/Cervical Swab Samples Reveal Ovarian Cancer Biomarkers
Residual fixatives from liquid-based Pap tests and cervical swabs contain tumor-specific biomarkers for ovarian cancer, according to an analysis of proteins found in matched biospecimens.
24-02-2021 13:16

More Published Data on 'Game-Changer' Drug for Obesity
Subcutaneous semaglutide once-weekly together with a low-calorie diet and intensive behavioral therapy leads to over 10% greater weight loss than placebo, shows the STEP 3 study published in JAMA.
24-02-2021 12:46

Will New Federal COVID Guidance Lead to Open Schools?
Newly released CDC guidance on reopening K-12 schools is at odds with what states and local schools are already doing, leading to confusion as many administrators and teachers grapple with a return to the classroom.
24-02-2021 12:44

States Rush to Catch Up on Delayed Vaccines, Expand Access
States can expect about 14.5 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine this week, an almost 70% increase in distribution over the past month, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday. Associated Press
24-02-2021 11:54

Healthier 2021: Sometimes It's Okay to Splurge
Life is too short to not indulge once in a while, especially when celebrating! But, I still made healthy decisions and my weight loss is still on track.
24-02-2021 11:44

COVID No More Deadly for People With Asthma
People with asthma have worried the condition might raise their risk of severe illness from COVID-19, but new research findings should calm fears.
24-02-2021 11:20

Cancer Patients Worry Pandemic Will Impact Care
A new study finds many U.S. cancer survivors are concerned the coronavirus pandemic will interfere with their care and put their health at risk.
24-02-2021 11:07

New Coronavirus Variant Surging in California
A coronavirus variant first identified in California is more contagious than previous forms of the virus and is spreading across the state, two new studies show.
24-02-2021 09:57

Exercise May Help Curb Migraine Attacks
A new study suggests exercise could be an especially effective with migraine triggers such stress, depression and trouble sleeping.
24-02-2021 09:24

Tree Resin Compound Defeats Drug-Resistant Bacteria in Lab Tests
A tree resin extract may prove effective in treating drug-resistant bacterial infections, according to early lab studies.
23-02-2021 20:04

COVID Vaccine Makers to Congress: Expect Steady Rise in US Supply
Executives from five pharmaceutical companies told US lawmakers that they expect to boost supply of COVID-19 vaccines in the months ahead. The firms also are studying pediatric use of the vaccines.
23-02-2021 17:38

The Do’s and Don’ts on Social Media for Vaccine Haves and Have-Nots
In the thick of a global pandemic, and with the shaky rollout of covid vaccines making them somewhat of a holy grail, it’s no surprise selfies featuring the coveted shot are infecting social media timelines.
23-02-2021 17:13

source : webmd, medicaldaily, medscape