Hospitalization for COVID-19 linked to greater risk of later readmission or death

A large study conducted in England found that, compared to the general population, people who had been hospitalized for COVID-19—and survived for at least one week after discharge—were more than twice as likely to die or be readmitted to the hospital in the next several months. Krishnan Bhaskaran and colleagues from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University […]

Read more

Researchers provide insight into how the brain multitasks while walking

New research turns the old idiom about not being able to walk and chew gum on its head. Scientists with the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience at the University of Rochester have shown that the healthy brain is able to multitask while walking without sacrificing how either activity is accomplished. “This research shows us that the brain is flexible and […]

Read more

Pfizer begins testing omicron-matched COVID shots in adults

Pfizer is enrolling healthy adults to test a reformulated COVID-19 vaccine that matches the hugely contagious omicron variant, to see how it compares with the original shots. Pfizer and its partner BioNTech announced the study on Tuesday. COVID-19 vaccine-makers have been updating their shots to better match omicron in case global health authorities decide the change is needed. Omicron is […]

Read more

First-in-human trial with CAR macrophages shows promise targeting solid tumors

Preliminary findings from Penn Medicine in an ongoing first-in-human clinical trial examining the safety, tolerability and feasibility of chimeric antigen receptor macrophage (CAR-M) has helped to establish the viability of this innovative immunotherapy, which advances the trailblazing scientific discovery of CAR T cell therapy—also pioneered at Penn—for solid cancer tumors and offers a promising new strategy in the fight against […]

Read more

Pfizer opens study of COVID shots updated to match omicron – The Denver Post

Pfizer has begun a study comparing its original COVID-19 vaccine with doses specially tweaked to match the hugely contagious omicron variant. Pfizer and its partner BioNTech announced the study on Tuesday. COVID-19 vaccine-makers have been updating their shots to better match omicron in case global health authorities decide the change is needed. Omicron is more likely than previous variants to […]

Read more

Doctors Fight Tobacco Takeover of Inhaled Medicines

A tobacco giant has stepped into the healthcare business and respiratory specialists are doing their best to thwart the move. The Forum of International Respiratory Societies – representing 70,000 members worldwide – has served “official notice” that their organizations and members “cannot condone” new interactions with any enterprise “wholly owned by a tobacco company such as Philip Morris International,” the […]

Read more

How to sleep: Four methods to have better quality sleep

Strictly: Dan Walker says he fell asleep standing up in training We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Fresh mattresses with modern technology can help to support […]

Read more

Sleep routines set kids up for success at school

Late night movies, gaming marathons and impromptu sleepovers may have featured over the holidays, but as we near a new school term, UniSA sleep experts say it’s time to settle kids back into a regular sleep routine. Dr. Stephanie Centofanti and Dr. Alex Agostini from UniSA Online say modifying sleep routines now will allow enough time for children’s body clocks […]

Read more
1 2 3 889