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Fauci: 'Every Reason To Believe' Boosters Protect Against Omicron

Dec 3rd, 2021 - Vaccination with a booster dose of COVID vaccine is expected to offer "some degree of cross protection" against the Omicron variant, said NIAID Director Anthony Fauci, MD, during a White House COVID-19 Response Team briefing on Friday. While there are still a lot of unknowns when it comes to the new variant -- including how transmissible it is, the severity of disease it causes, and its ability...

New SARS-CoV-2 Variant of Concern Identified: Omicron (B.1.1.529) Variant - Health Alert Network (HAN) No. 459

Omicron, a new SARS-CoV-2 variant, has been identified in many countries and categorized as a Variant of Concern by the U.S. government and the World Health Organization (WHO). Because little is known about Omicron currently, it is important for the public health and medical communities as well as the general public to remain vigilant to reduce potential exposure. This Health Alert Network (HAN...

White House Intensifying Efforts Against Expected Uptick in COVID Cases

Dec 2nd, 2021 - BETHESDA, Md. -- President Biden on Thursday announced several steps his administration is taking to prepare the country for an increase in COVID-19 cases during the winter as well as the possible spread of the Omicron variant. "Experts say COVID-19 cases will continue to rise in the weeks ahead this winter," Biden said during a speech at the National Institutes of Health. "We're going to fight...

Bevacizumab Add-On No Help in Progressive EGFR-Mutant Lung Cancer

Dec 2nd, 2021 - Adding the angiogenesis inhibitor bevacizumab (Avastin) to osimertinib (Tagrisso) failed to slow progression of advanced EGFR-mutant non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that had progressed on prior anti-EGFR therapy, a randomized trial showed. Median progression-free survival (PFS) increased from 12.3 months with osimertinib alone to 15.4 months with the combination, but the difference did not a...

Children with uncontrolled asthma at higher risk of being bullied
Diana Swift

Dec 2nd, 2021 - The risk of bullying and teasing is higher in children and young people with poorer asthma control, an international study reported. Published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood, the Room to Breathe survey of 943 children in six countries found 9.

A Market Basket Assessment: Prices and Availability of Healthy Foods Across SNAP-Authorized Food Outlets in Counties With High Obesity Rates in Mississippi

A Market Basket Assessment: Prices and Availability of Healthy Foods Across SNAP-Authorized Food Outlets in Counties With High Obesity Rates in Mississippi

Secura Bio Withdraws Panobinostat Plus Bortezomib/Dexamethasone Myeloma Indication in the United States

Dec 2nd, 2021 - Secura Bio has decided to withdraw the approval of the new drug application for panobinostat (Farydak) for use in combination with bortezomib (Velcade) and dexamethasone to treat patients with multiple myeloma who have previously received at least 2 regimens, including bortezomib and an immunomodulatory agent.1 The combination regimen was granted an accelerated approval from the regulatory age...

Sandoz, Inc. Issues Nationwide Recall of One Lot of Enoxaparin Sodium Injection, USP 40...
MedWatch; FDA

Dec 2nd, 2021 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 1, 2021 – Princeton, NJ, Sandoz Inc. (“Sandoz”) is initiating a recall of one lot (SAB06761A, Exp 04/2023) of Enoxaparin Sodium Injection, USP 40 mg/0.4 mL Single-Dose Syringes to the consumer level. A portion of lot SAB06761A experienced a temperature excursion during shipment. Enoxaparin Sodium for Injection Lot SAB06761A was shipped to customers in the months...

Did Trump Have COVID at First Debate? Cats Busted for Misinfo; Myeloma Drug Yanked

Dec 2nd, 2021 - Note that some links may require registration or subscription. Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19 days before the first presidential debate against Joe Biden, according to his chief of staff at the time and other former aids; Trump denounced the claims as "fake news." (Washington Post) In order to track travel-related Omicron cases, the CDC ordered airlines to share data on passengers ar...

Biden Unveils Plan to Hasten 'End' of HIV Epidemic

Dec 1st, 2021 - President Biden announced a new National HIV/AIDS strategy that he described as "a roadmap for how we're going to put our foot on the gas, and accelerate our efforts to end the HIV epidemic in the United States by the year 2030." On World AIDS Day, the president spoke from the East Room of the White House, alongside Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra. Also in...

Investigators Still Working to Understand the Causes of Rare Gastric Cancer

Dec 1st, 2021 - Investigators have known about hereditary diffuse gastric cancer syndrome (HDGC) for decades, but only identified its molecular causes in the 1990s, said gastrointestinal oncologist Bryson Katona, MD, PhD. Until that point, he added, medical technology was not sufficiently advanced to identify the genetic etiology of the cancer predisposition syndrome. One of the hallmarks of HDGC is diffuse...

UPDATE: Potential Biocompatibility Concerns with NuVasive Specialized Orthopedics’ Prec...
MedWatch; FDA

Dec 1st, 2021 - December 1, 2021 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to monitor potential biocompatibility concerns associated with NuVasive Specialized Orthopedics’ Precice devices made from stainless steel and titanium. Today, the FDA is providing updated information and recommendations on the titanium-based Precice devices. On November 30, 2021, NuVasive issued a field safety notice to inf...

First Omicron Case Detected in the U.S.

Dec 1st, 2021 - The U.S. confirmed its first case of the Omicron variant (B.1.1.529) on Wednesday, the CDC announced. The California and San Francisco departments of public health confirmed the case in a recent traveler returning from South Africa, according to a statement. They added that the individual was fully vaccinated and had "mild symptoms that are improving." Close contacts tested negative and the ind...

COVID Coordinator Exits; First Safe-Injection Sites; Theranos Chief Expresses Regret

Dec 1st, 2021 - Note that some links may require registration or subscription. Drugmakers are hurrying to develop new vaccines to combat the Omicron COVID-19 variant, although it's still unclear whether they will be needed. (NBC News) Meanwhile, the Biden administration's global COVID-19 response coordinator, Gayle Smith, has left that position after 8 months. (Reuters) New York City has begun operating two su...

Fellows on Film: How To Market Yourself for a Fellowship

Nov 30th, 2021 - Richard J. Bleicher, MD, FACS, professor, Department of Surgical Oncology, Division of General Surgery, attending surgeon, leader, Breast Cancer Program, director, Breast Fellowship Program, Fox Chase Cancer Center, and Salvatore Nardello, DO, breast surgical oncologist, Melrose Wakefield Healthcare, Tufts Medical Center Community Care, discuss how to market oneself for a fellowship in oncology...

Canada to require people arriving by air to take COVID-19 tests; measure excludes U.S. flights

Nov 30th, 2021 - OTTAWA (Reuters) -Canada, seeking to halt the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant, will require people arriving by air from all nations except the United States to take a COVID-19 test, Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos said on Tuesday. Ottawa is also expanding a ban on travelers from southern Africa to cover three more nations, bringing the total to 10. Canada has identified six people wi...

US STOCKS-Wall St ends lower as taper acceleration worries pile onto virus angst

Nov 30th, 2021 - (For a Reuters live blog on U.S., UK and European stock markets, click LIVE/ or type LIVE/ in a news window) (Updates with close of U.S. market, adds commentary) Nov 30 (Reuters) - Wall Street’s main indexes closed lower on Tuesday after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell signaled that the U.S. central bank would consider speeding up its withdrawal of bond purchases as inflation risks increase...

Brazil health regulator reports two cases of Omicron variant

Nov 30th, 2021 - RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Brazilian health regulator Anvisa said on Tuesday that preliminary laboratory analysis had found two Brazilian cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant. Anvisa said one of the people had traveled from South Africa. The samples will be sent for final analysis, the regulator said. (Reporting by Pedro Fonseca Writing by Stephen Eisenhammer Editing by Brad Haynes)

US STOCKS-Wall St sinks as taper acceleration worries pile onto virus angst

Nov 30th, 2021 - (For a Reuters live blog on U.S., UK and European stock markets, click LIVE/ or type LIVE/ in a news window) * Communications services, materials lead sector declines * Fed’s Powell floats dropping “transitory” label for inflation * U.S. consumer confidence ebbs in November * Indexes down: Dow 1.44%, S&P 1.34%, Nasdaq 1.25% (Updates prices, adds commentary, byline) By Devik Jain, Ambar Warrick ...

U.S. CDC urges Americans to avoid travel to Niger, Poland over COVID-19

Nov 30th, 2021 - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday advised Americans against travel to Niger, Papua New Guinea, Poland, and Trinidad and Tobago, citing COVID-19 concerns. On Saturday, the CDC added seven southern African countries to its “Level 4: Very High” classification after the White House announced new travel restrictions in response to the new Omi...