Pfizer seeks to expand omicron booster to 5- to 11-year-olds

By The Associated Press Pfizer asked U.S. regulators Monday to expand use of its updated COVID-19 booster shot to children ages 5 to 11. Elementary school-aged children already received kid-sized doses of Pfizer’s original vaccine, a third of the dose given to everyone 12 and older — two primary shots plus a booster. If the Food and Drug Administration agrees, […]

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Experts Call for Improved Detection of Respiratory Pathogens

Robust and expanded surveillance systems should be implemented throughout Canada as part of a new approach to detecting novel and re-emerging respiratory pathogens, public health experts say. In addition to current clinical and outbreak management (COM) platforms, a new platform should include wastewater testing, population-based testing, and genomics, they added. Isha Berry “While each of these tiers has to some […]

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Relationship between HIV infection and heart disease examined

A literature review has examined the relationship between having HIV infection and disease of the heart muscle or arteries. The review of 45 studies by researchers from The School of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine & Sciences and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is published today in JAMA. People with HIV are much more likely to die of […]

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School of Medicine joins NIH initiative to expand use of AI in biomedical research

Imagine if one day in the future, doctors could diagnose throat cancer, Alzheimer’s, depression or other diseases based on the sound of a patient’s voice. To help make that a reality, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is joining the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Bridge2AI program, an estimated $130 million initiative intended to expand the use of […]

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Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders deeply affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, studies report

Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders, or NH/PIs, comprising more than 20 ethnic groups hailing from Polynesia, Micronesia, and Melanesia, are understudied despite being the third fastest growing racial group in the United States. Two studies now report that NH/PIs have been deeply affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Andrew Subica at the University of California, Riverside, led research groups that surveyed more than […]

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Genetic variation explains racial disparity in esophageal cancer cases

Esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) is a type of cancer affecting the mucus-secreting glands of the lower esophagus—the tube connecting the throat to the stomach. It is the most common form of esophageal cancer and often preceded by Barrett’s metaplasia (BE), a deleterious change in cells lining the esophagus. Though the cause of EAC remains unclear, cell mutations have been linked, perhaps […]

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Siteman, University of Missouri to collaborate on cancer research, with aim to improve care

Cancer research will get a boost in Missouri through a new collaboration between Siteman Cancer Center and University of Missouri Health Care’s Ellis Fischel Cancer Center in Columbia. The aim is to improve cancer care throughout Missouri. Siteman is based at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. A major focus of the collaboration involves scientists […]

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