Impact of COVID-19 on Australians

Young people, women and those on lower incomes fared worst in maintaining their wellbeing during COVID-19 lockdowns in South Australia, according to the results of a new Flinders University survey. The study measured the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the wellbeing of South Australians using an innovative wellbeing framework that reflects on various dimensions of life developed by Flinders […]

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Vaccinated Hawaiian resident tests positive for Delta coronavirus variant

Doctors urge COVID vaccinations as Delta variant spreads Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marty Makary discusses the COVID-19 Delta variant and vaccine side-effects in adolescents Hawaiian health officials said Monday that a fully vaccinated resident who traveled to Nevada last month has since tested positive for the Delta coronavirus variant. The resident, who lives in Oahu, tested negative for COVID-19 […]

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Doctors warn of burns from asphalt as heat wave hits US West

Doctors who work in Arizona and Nevada burn centers are warning of injuries from contact with super-heated roadways and other surfaces as the first extreme heat wave of the year extends across the U.S. West. A high pressure system is expected to push temperatures above 115 degrees Fahrenheit (46 Celsius) this week in Las Vegas and Phoenix. Health officials advised […]

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Florida Mom Calls for Safer Packaging of Marijuana Edibles After Daughter Ate a THC Gummy

The parent changed clothes and put the gummy package in a dresser. When McCoy's daughter went to change, she came across the bag "and, like any 6-year-old would… she ate the candy," says McCoy. McCoy later learned that the gummy had 50 mg of THC, the psychoactive compound in marijuana. For comparison, 10 mg of THC is the industry norm, […]

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Network security vendor COO accused of medical center cyberattack

On June 10, the Department of Justice announced that the chief operating officer of an Atlanta-area network security company had been arrested on charges relating to a 2018 cyberattack on a Georgia health system. Vikas Singla, whose LinkedIn lists him as working for the cloud-based threat detection platform Securolytics, was accused of targeting Gwinnett Medical Center in part for financial […]

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Toward the first drug to treat a rare, lethal liver cancer

Treatment options for a deadly liver cancer, fibrolamellar carcinoma, are severely lacking. Drugs that work on other liver cancers are not effective, and although progress has been made in identifying the specific genes involved in driving the growth of fibrolamellar tumors, these findings have yet to translate into any treatment. For now, surgery is the only option for those affected—mostly […]

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As U.S. COVID-19 death toll nears 600,000, racial gaps persist – The Denver Post

Jerry Ramos spent his final days in a California hospital, hooked to an oxygen machine with blood clots in his lungs from COVID-19, his 3-year-old daughter in his thoughts. “I have to be here to watch my princess grow up,” the Mexican American restaurant worker wrote on Facebook. “My heart feels broken into pieces.” Ramos didn’t live to see it. […]

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Delta COVID-19 variant doubles risk of hospitalization compared to Alpha strain, Scottish study finds

Novavax CEO says COVID-19 vaccine will roll out ‘very quickly’ Novavax President and CEO Stanley Erck on its’ vaccine being 90.4% effective in a clinical trial and and why the booster shot will be its’ ‘biggest market’ in the U.S. A study out of Scotland has found the Delta COVID-19 variant carries double the risk of hospitalization compared to the […]

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Twincretin Meets Primary Endpoints in Pivotal Diabetes Trials

The investigational, novel, injected once-weekly “twincretin” tirzepatide met its primary efficacy endpoint of significantly cutting hemoglobin A1c as well as its secondary weight-loss endpoint in patients with type 2 diabetes when compared with control patients in top-line results from each of five discrete pivotal trials. The company developing tirzepatide, Lilly, announced these results in a series of four press releases […]

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