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FDA In Brief: FDA Issues Procedural Notice on Potential Plans to Conduct Research About Use of ‘Healthy’ Symbols on Food Products | FDA
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May 6th, 2021 - For Immediate Release: May 06, 2021 The following quote is attributed to Conrad Choiniere, Ph.D., director of the Office of Analytics and Outreach, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition "The FDA understands that consumers want healthy choices when it comes to food and nutrition. Today, we are issuing a procedural notice on preliminary consumer research we are planning on the use of symbo...

Should COVID Shots for Teens Go to Developing Countries?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950683

May 5th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. U. S The administration announced plans in late April to send 60 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to countries in need. But that won't be enough to help resolve the humanitarian crisis, he says. Spencer is just one of many voices in the public health realm pushing for more international ...

Reduced Kidney Function Tied to Increased Dementia Risk
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May 5th, 2021 - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older adults with reduced kidney function may be an increased risk of developing dementia, according to a large population-based study from Sweden. "Even a mild reduction in kidney function has been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and infections, and there is growing evidence of a relationship between the kidneys and the brain," Dr. Hong Xu of t...

COVID Impact on Breast Cancer: Upfront Endocrine Rx Increased
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950624

May 5th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. The use of neoadjuvant endocrine therapy (NET) increased significantly during the first 8 months of the COVID-19 pandemic for women with estrogen receptor–positive (ER+) breast cancer. These patients would normally undergo surgery first, but because of operating room restrictions, those surgerie...

Jimmy Kimmel Urges People to Get COVID-19 Vaccine
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950661

May 5th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. On Tuesday's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, host Jimmy Kimmel encouraged people to get a COVID-19 vaccine and featured a video of doctors and nurses across the country who talked about their experiences.

CVST With AZ COVID Vaccine: 1 in 40,000 'More Reliable' Estimate
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950646

May 5th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. A new study that systematically monitored rates of vascular and thromboembolic events in people receiving the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has found it to be associated with a rate of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) of 1 in 40,000. "Early on, we thought CVST was a very rare occurrence — ...

Bill Would Make Employers Pay for Any Required COVID-19 Test
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950647

May 5th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. CONCORD, N. H

Suicide Risk Prediction Tools Fail Racialized Patients
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May 5th, 2021 - Current models used to predict suicide risk fall short for racialized populations including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), new research shows. Investigators developed two suicide prediction models to examine whether these types of tools are accurate in their predictive abilities, or whether they are flawed. Table 2. Area Under the Curve (AUC) Sensitivity for Predication Models ...

Military Leader Shows Hospitalists a Way Out of Pandemic 'Combat'
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950655

May 5th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Whether they realize it or not, hospitalists treating patients during the COVID-19 pandemic have been in a combat-like situation, with challenges and stresses similar to those faced by soldiers in a war zone. Lt. Gen. Hertling described several issues – mirroring those seen in combat – that clin...

Moderna Announces First Data Showing Efficacy of COVID-19 Vaccine Booster in Development
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950650

May 5th, 2021 - Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's  Coronavirus Resource Center. The Moderna SARS-CoV-2 vaccine booster developed specifically with variant B. 1

Majority of Parents Will Wait on Kids' COVID Vaccine
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950697

May 5th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Three-quarters of parents don't plan to vaccinate their kids against COVID-19 when the FDA gives the go-ahead for younger children, according to a new survey. Many said they'd wait a few months, but a full third said they don't plan to vaccinate their kids at all Gretchen Schaeffer's 14-year-old...

Ventilated COVID Patient Gets Ivermectin After Court Order
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May 5th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. A 68-year-old woman with COVID-19, who has been in intensive care in an Illinois hospital for a month, started receiving the controversial drug ivermectin (Stromectol) this week after her family sued the hospital to have someone administer it, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune. In a f...

Evidence or Anecdote: Clinical Judgment in COVID Care
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950665

May 5th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and evidence evolves, clinical judgment is the bottom line for clinical care, according to Adarsh Bhimraj, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic, and James Walter, MD, of Northwestern Medicine, Chicago. In a debate/discussion presented at SHM Converge, the annual confere...

COVID-Related Mental Illness Rises, Capacity to Treat Falls
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950688

May 5th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the percentage of Americans reporting symptoms of mental illness has increased, and the capacity to treat these disorders has decreased, a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) shows. The GAO report did not explain why so many organizations that...

Obesity Is Deadlier in Men With COVID-19 Than in Women
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950662

May 5th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. The association between obesity and poor outcomes in COVID-19 are worse in men than women, with increased rates of in-hospital death, shows the largest study to date exploring the different impact of obesity between the sexes on COVID-19.   As a primary outcome, researchers looked at which class...

Bar Owner Accused of Selling Fake Vaccination Cards
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May 5th, 2021 - A bar owner in California was arrested after being accused of making and selling fake COVID-19 vaccination cards, according to ABC News. Todd Anderson, 59, owner of the Old Corner Saloon in Clements, was arrested on Wednesday by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and charged with falsifying a medical record, falsifying an official government seal, and several counts of iden...

Pediatric Topics Cross Continuum of COVID-19
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950674

May 5th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, it is fair to say that children do transmit the virus, but at lower rates, Philip Zachariah, MD, of Columbia University, New York City, said in a presentation at SHM Converge, the annual conference of the Society of Hospital Medicine. Supportive care remains a ...

DHHS: Fully Vaccinated Nebraska Woman Dies of COVID-19
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May 5th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — A south-central Nebraska woman who had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 recently died of the disease, state health officials said Wednesday. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services said in a news release that the woman was in her 80s and had underlying hea...

COVID-19 Confinement May Have Caused Myopia in Kids
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950711

May 5th, 2021 - The COVID-19 pandemic may have increased the prevalence of myopia by confining young children indoors, researchers say. Spending more time inside focused on computer screens appears to have most affected the eyesight of the youngest school children, said Xuehan Qian, MD, PhD, of Tianjin Medical University Eye Hospital in Tianjin, China. "We should be worried about the eye problems of COVID-19, ...

CDC Sets Rules for Trial Cruises With Volunteer Passengers
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950669

May 5th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Cruise lines can soon begin trial voyages in U. S