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Donor Sex, Parity Do Not Up Mortality for Red Blood Cell Recipients

Neither sex nor parity of blood donors affects mortality in patients who receive red blood cell transfusions, according to a study published online June...

Astellas Announces FDA Update on the FORTIS Clinical Trial of AT845 in Adults with Late-Onset Pompe Disease

TOKYO, June 26, 2022. Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE: 4503, President and CEO: Kenji Yasukawa, Ph.D., "Astellas") announced that the US Food and Drug Administration...

Saniona’s preclinical candidate SAN903 shows robust dampening of fibrosis in Chronic Kidney Disease model

Denmark, June 24, 2022 - Saniona  a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced that professor Helle Prætorius, Univ. of Aarhus,...

Specific Environmental Factors Tied to Mortality Risk

Several environmental factors demonstrate associations with mortality when adjusting for individual risk factors, according to a study published online...

Data Elements, Definitions for COVID-19 Complications Detailed

The lexicon of cardiovascular complications related to COVID-19 infection has been standardized by the American College of Cardiology and the American...

Reduction in Vial Size of Aducanumab Could Yield Savings

A reduction in vial size of aducanumab to 100 mg/1.0 mL could result in considerable savings for patients aged ≥65 years with mild cognitive impairment...

Enzalutamide Active in Low-, Intermediate-Risk Prostate Cancer

For patients with low- or intermediate-risk localized prostate cancer, enzalutamide monotherapy plus active surveillance (AS) is well tolerated and induces...

Fourth Dose of BNT162b2 Prevents Severe COVID-19 in Nursing Home Residents

For long-term care facility (LTCF) residents, a fourth dose of BNT162b2 COVID-19 vaccine confers substantial protection against COVID-19 hospitalization...

Exercise Improves Global Longitudinal Strain in Breast Cancer Survivors

For breast cancer survivors, higher physical activity levels are associated with improved global longitudinal strain (GLS), according to a study published...

Integration of AI Platform Can Cut Time for Chest CT Interpretation

Integration of an automated artificial intelligence (AI) support platform into clinical workflow can reduce the time for radiologist interpretation of...

ACR Issues Risk Mitigation Strategies for Iodinated Contrast Shortage

In a special commentary published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, risk mitigation strategies are presented for use during the current...

FDA Panel to Weigh Improved Booster Shots From Moderna, Pfizer

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel will vote on Tuesday whether to recommend that updated COVID-19 booster shots be used this fall to protect...

After Appeal, Court Rules Juul Can Still Sell E-Cigarettes for Now

A federal appeals court has ruled that for now, Juul Labs can continue to sell its electronic cigarettes on the U.S. market. The Friday ruling came in...

COVID Boosters Raise Antibody Levels by 85% in Nursing Home Residents

Getting a COVID-19 booster shot can significantly increase an at-risk person's immunity and protect against the contagious Omicron variant. New research...

Race, Gender Matter in Receiving Timely Heart Attack Care

Despite improvements in treatment for heart attacks, care lags behind for women. Women are still less likely to receive timely care, according to a new...

Pandemic Lockdowns, Closures Tough on People With Disabilities

When the early days of the pandemic prompted social distancing measures and gym closures, people with certain disabilities had a much harder time getting...

After Appeal, Court Rules Juul Can Still Sell E-Cigarettes for Now

A federal appeals court has ruled that for now, Juul Labs can continue to sell its electronic cigarettes on the U.S. market. The Friday ruling came in...

HIV Testing Plummeted During Pandemic

Testing for HIV suffered a sharp setback during the first year of the pandemic, new government data shows. The number of HIV tests funded by the U.S....

Health Highlights: June 27, 2022​

Ob/gyns calls bans on abortion devastating for women's health. The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn a woman's right to have the procedure marks...

Babies, Toddlers & the COVID Shot: An Expert Answers Your Questions

MONDAY, June 27, 2022 – After a very long wait, babies, toddlers and preschoolers can now get COVID-19 shots. Many parents may feel relief, but...

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