Pfizer and BioNTech to Submit Emergency Use Authorization Request Today to the U.S. FDA for COVID-19 Vaccine

In addition to today’s submission to the FDA, the companies have already initiated rolling submissions across the globe including in Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan and the U.K., and plan to submit applications immediately to other regulatory agencies around the world Based on current projections, the companies expect to produce globally up to 50 million doses in 2020 and up to […]

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New Antibody Treatment Approved for Emergency Use Against Early COVID

TUESDAY, Nov. 10, 2020 — Eli Lilly’s experimental antibody treatment for COVID-19 was given emergency approval by the U.S. and Food Administration on Monday. The promising news came the same day that President-elect Joseph Biden called for all Americans to wear masks and appointed a 12-member task force of experts to craft a national response to the continued spread of […]

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Most U.S. Women Under 50 Use Contraception: Report

TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2020 — Most American women between 15 and 49 years of age use birth control, according to a new U.S. government report. Between 2017 and 2019, 65% of those women used some form of contraception, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “This report provides this unique snapshot of all women of reproductive age […]

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People use, trust different COVID-19 information sources depending on gender, age, and other factors

Gender, age, education level, and political affiliation predict where people turn for information about COVID-19—and what sources they use and trust is linked to differing beliefs about the pandemic, according to a new study by NYU School of Global Public Health researchers. The findings—drawn from surveys of more than 11,000 U.S. adults during the first few months of the pandemic—are […]

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How does being bilingual affect your brain? It depends on how you use language

Depending on what you read, speaking more than one language may or may not make you smarter. These mixed messages are understandably confusing, and they’re due to the fact that nothing is quite as simple as it’s typically portrayed when it comes to neuroscience. We can’t give a simple “yes” or “no” to the question of whether being bilingual benefits […]

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Regeneron Confirms that REGN-COV2 Antibody Cocktail Provided to President Trump Under Compassionate Use Request

October 2, 2020 —  Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) today confirmed that, as announced by the White House Press Secretary, Regeneron provided a single 8 gram dose of REGN-COV2, a cocktail of two monoclonal antibodies, for use by President Trump. REGN-COV2 is an investigational COVID-19 therapy, which was provided in response to an Individual Patient Investigational New Drug (IND) application […]

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Is it safe to use public transport?

Children are returning to school and Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants people to return to workplaces, making public transport services busier. But what are the risks of catching Covid-19 on trains, buses and planes? How safe are trains and buses? A lot of the potential risk of infection on trains and buses depends on how crowded they are and how […]

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The devastating effect of anabolic steroids use in men

A paper published in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, provides a careful analysis of the medical consequences of anabolic-androgenic steroid use in men. Most body-image studies have focused on women especially in relation to eating disorders. In recent years, studies have also begun to address body image disorders in men as a result of their attention to have a lean and muscular […]

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