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AI Algorithm Can Detect COVID-19 on Chest X-Rays

An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can detect COVID-19 on chest X-rays with similar performance to that of a consensus of thoracic radiologists,...

Most Americans Over 50 Would Get COVID Vaccine: Poll

The majority of older Americans say they're likely to get a COVID-19 vaccine, but many would want to wait a bit before getting the shot, a new survey reveals. Older...

Could the TB Vaccine Help Prevent COVID-19?

A widely used tuberculosis vaccine may help protect people against the new coronavirus or reduce the severity of COVID-19, a new study suggests. The Bacillus...

FDA Approves Oxlumo (lumasiran) for the Treatment of Primary Hyperoxaluria Type 1

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 24, 2020-- Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:ALNY), the leading RNAi therapeutics company, announced today that the U.S. Food...

Genentech Announces FDA Approval of Xofluza for the Prevention of Influenza Following Contact With an Infected Person

November 23, 2020 -- Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

Strong Sleeping Pills Tied to Falls, Fractures in Dementia Patients

Strong sleeping pills known as "Z-drugs" may increase the risk of falls, fractures and stroke among people with dementia, British researchers report. People...

When COVID Strikes Cancer Patients, Men Fare Worse

Men with COVID-19 and cancer run a greater risk for severe symptoms and death than women with both conditions, a new study finds. Researchers concluded...

Obamacare Boosts Colon Cancer Diagnosis, Care: Study

Colon cancer treatment for low-income Americans has improved with Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, a new study says. That includes earlier...

AHA News: Teens' Ultra-Processed Diet Puts Their Hearts at Risk

If you think the teenagers in your life have been eating a lot of unhealthy food – you're probably right. U.S. adolescents get about two-thirds...

Black Cancer Survivors Often Face Added Challenges: Study

Social and financial struggles are common among Black American cancer survivors and take a heavy toll on their health-related quality of life, according...

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How has the Pandemic Affected the Epidemic?

Covid has changed our lives. Lockdowns, self-isolation, canceled events, and mask-wearing….could anyone have imagined this last Columbus day? Everyone is under stress. Some notably more than others. But perhaps those who have been destabilized the most are the ones who struggle with addiction disorders. Experts are predicting a record year for opioid-related overdosages, surpassing lasts […]

BPA – Still widespread and still a concern.

In 2008, the Washington Post made national headline news with its front-page news article about the dangers of BPA  (Bisphenol-A), a chemical used to make sealants and a hard clear plastic called polycarbonate.  The FDA investigated, but according to their most recent safety assessment in 2014, still considers BPA  safe at the current levels occurring […]

Feeling the heat? Maybe your medication is to blame.

With the weather heating up across the U.S. it seems good timing that most states are easing their lockdown restrictions. Escaping into the sun is something we are all looking forward to, especially after a winter of confinement at home. But did you know that heat-related deaths are one of the deadliest weather-related outcomes in […]

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