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IMF chief urges more targeted COVID approach in China -AP interview
https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-china-imf/imf-chief-urges-more-targeted-covid-approach-in-china-ap-interview-idUSW1N32A008

Nov 29th, 2022 - WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on Tuesday urged Beijing to back away from stringent lockdowns to manage ongoing COVID-19 cases and instead move toward more targeted actions, citing the impact on China’s people and economy in an interview with the Associated Press. Georgieva called on Beijing to undergo a “recalibration” of its so-called “zero COVID” ap...

FOCUS-Rare success for Alzheimer's research unlocks hope for future therapies
https://www.reuters.com/article/health-alzheimers-targets/focus-rare-success-for-alzheimers-research-unlocks-hope-for-future-therapies-idUSL1N32O2E3

Nov 29th, 2022 - CHICAGO, Nov 29 (Reuters) - The first big breakthrough in 30 years of Alzheimer’s research is providing momentum for clinical trials of “cocktail” treatments targeting the two hallmark proteins associated with the mind-robbing disease, according to interviews with researchers and pharmaceutical executives. Drugmakers Eisai Co Ltd and Biogen reported in September that their therapy lecanemab cou...

Updated COVID vaccines offer better protection than original -U.S. study
https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-booster-study/updated-covid-vaccines-offer-better-protection-than-original-u-s-study-idUSL1N32I1WB

Nov 22nd, 2022 - Nov 22 (Reuters) - Updated COVID-19 boosters offer increased protection against new variants in people who have previously received up to four doses of the older vaccine, a real-world study in the United States showed. The study of over 360,000 people, published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, offers the first evidence that the new vaccines by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna provide bette...

Gavi says it is not in breach of Novavax vaccine deal
https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-novavax-vaccines/gavi-says-it-is-not-in-breach-of-novavax-vaccine-deal-idUSL4N32I2Q1

Nov 22nd, 2022 - Nov 22 (Reuters) - Global vaccine alliance Gavi said on Tuesday it was not in breach of a deal to buy Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine and that it reserved all rights, including the recovery of advance payments to the company. Novavax said on Monday it delivered a notice to Gavi to terminate the COVID-19 vaccine sale agreement with immediate effect, citing the alliance’s failure to procure the 350 mi...

Acupuncture Improves AI-Related Joint Pain in Breast Cancer Patients
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984221

Nov 17th, 2022 - Patients with hormone-positive breast cancer are often administered long-term aromatase inhibitors (AIs) to reduce the risk of relapse, but these drugs have many side effects, including joint pain. New results show that acupuncture effectively reduced this AI-related joint pain, and importantly, the effect persisted 40 weeks after treatment was discontinued. "In a rigorously done randomized mul...

No surge expected in global COVID cases this winter - IHME report
https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-forecast/no-surge-expected-in-global-covid-cases-this-winter-ihme-report-idUSL4N31Q3SX

Oct 25th, 2022 - Oct 25 (Reuters) - Global COVID-19 infections are projected to rise slowly to about 18.7 million average daily cases by February next year from the current 16.7 million daily driven by the northern hemisphere’s winter months, the University of Washington said in an analysis. The increase in infections is not expected to cause a surge in deaths, the University of Washington’s Institute for Healt...

Biden to get latest COVID vaccine, urge Americans to do same
https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-biden/biden-to-get-latest-covid-vaccine-urge-americans-to-do-same-idUSL1N31Q01R

Oct 25th, 2022 - WASHINGTON, Oct 25 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday will receive an updated COVID-19 vaccine while launching a new push to boost the number of Americans, especially seniors, getting the shots ahead of Thanksgiving and the coming winter. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Monday said about 12 million Americans are now getting the updated vaccine shots, a rise of nea...

U.S. nears record poultry deaths from bird flu; virus type complicates fight
https://www.reuters.com/article/health-birdflu-usa/u-s-nears-record-poultry-deaths-from-bird-flu-virus-type-complicates-fight-idUSL1N31C2X1

Oct 18th, 2022 - CHICAGO (Reuters) - A near-record number of U.S. chickens and turkeys have died in this year’s outbreak of avian flu, as a different form of the virus than farmers battled before has infected more wild birds that then transmit the disease, officials said. More than 47 million birds have died due to infections and cullings. This has spurred export bans, lowered egg and turkey production, and con...

New Generation of Weight Loss Medications Offer Promise — But at a Price
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/982397

Oct 13th, 2022 - Excitement is building about a new generation of drugs that tout the ability to help adults with excess weight shed more pounds than older drugs on the market. Some patients, obesity medicine specialists say, are experiencing decreases in blood pressure, better-managed diabetes, less joint pain, and better sleep from these newfound treatments. The newer drugs, which are repurposed diabetes drug...

Mistrust Lingers in Black Communities Amid 988 Launch
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/977679

Jul 21st, 2022 - JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — On a few occasions, Sitaniel Wimbley's mother grew manic in her front yard. When neighbors were met with screaming and cursing on their street in Natchez, Mississippi, they would dial 911. An officer would arrive to collect Wimbley's mother, who battled chronic bipolar schizophrenia. Her first stop was jail. Then she would be brought to a place she still can't bring hersel...

Struggle to Find a Role for Radiotherapy in Pancreatic Cancer
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/977581

Jul 20th, 2022 - Radiotherapy continues to be the odd man out in pancreatic cancer, according to Daniel Ahn, DO, and Tanios Bekaii-Saab, MD, medical oncologists at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona. "While perioperative chemotherapy has been shown to be an effective strategy and is integral in managing localized pancreas cancer, the clinical benefit from adding radiotherapy" remains "unproven," they say. Stud...

No Increase in Overdose Deaths With Take-home Methadone
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/977320

Jul 15th, 2022 - The number of overdose deaths involving methadone decreased after the implementation of an early-pandemic policy that allowed some patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) to take methadone at home, new research shows. Overdose deaths both with and without methadone rose sharply in March 2020, when the policy was announced. Of note, methadone-related deaths decreased in the following months, whe...

Factbox-Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 550.3 million, death toll at 6,769,980
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-casualties/factbox-worldwide-coronavirus-cases-cross-430-31-million-death-toll-at-6299821-idUSKBN2KU219

Jul 8th, 2022 - (Reuters) - More than 550.3 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 6,769,980 have died, according to a Reuters tally. Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019. Interactive graphic tracking global spread of coronavirus: open tmsnrt.rs/2FThSv7 in an exter...

Tirzepatide: 'Exciting' and Promising in Lowering A1c
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974144

May 23rd, 2022 - This transcript has been edited for clarity. The FDA just approved tirzepatide as the first dual GIP/GLP-1 (glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide/glucagon-like peptide-1) receptor agonist on the market for treating type 2 diabetes. The indication that it currently has is reducing glucose in patients with type 2 diabetes who are not successful with diet and exercise. It doesn't yet have a...

Thrombolysis Safe in Stroke Patients on Oral Anticoagulants
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974407

May 23rd, 2022 - Intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) for acute stroke appears safe for patients who have recently received direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) therapy, a new observational study suggests, prompting researchers to ask whether guidelines that restrict its use should be updated. Researchers found that DOAC users were significantly less likely to develop symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage (sICH) after IVT...

Medicare Is Right to Refuse to Pay for Costly Alzheimer's Drug, Says Ethicist
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/972583

May 11th, 2022 - This transcript has been edited for clarity. Hi. I'm Art Caplan. I'm at the New York University Grossman School of Medicine, where I direct the Division of Medical Ethics. Early in April, we had a really interesting decision by a group that usually doesn't make decisions like this. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the agency that runs Medicare, made a decision that it was not...

Experts Show How to Reduce School-Related Sedentary Behavior
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/973252

May 2nd, 2022 - This article was originally published in Italian on Univadis. "To provide guidance to parents, educators, policymakers, researchers, and healthcare providers" ― this was the main objective of the Sedentary Behavior Research Network (SBRN) team that guided the development of the recommendations published in International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. The article, "Intern...

More than half of Americans have had COVID infections -U.S. study
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa/more-than-half-of-americans-have-had-covid-infections-u-s-study-idUSKCN2MI1PE

Apr 27th, 2022 - (Reuters) -Following the record surge in COVID-19 cases during the Omicron-driven wave, some 58% of the U.S. population overall and more than 75% of younger children have been infected with the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, according to a U.S. nationwide blood survey released on Tuesday. The study issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention marks the first...

EXCLUSIVE-EU to move away from emergency phase of COVID pandemic - document
https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-eu-pandemic/exclusive-eu-to-move-away-from-emergency-phase-of-covid-pandemic-document-idUSL2N2WO1MN

Apr 26th, 2022 - BRUSSELS, April 26 (Reuters) - The European Commission is set to say the EU has entered a new post-emergency phase of the pandemic in which testing should be targeted and monitoring of COVID-19 cases should be similar to sample-based flu surveillance, according to a draft document seen by Reuters. The shift comes amid a gradual drop of cases and a fall in the number of deaths linked to COVID-19...

Mexico to enable COVID vaccination of all children aged 12 and above
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-mexico/mexico-to-enable-covid-vaccination-of-all-children-aged-12-and-above-idUSKCN2MI14X

Apr 26th, 2022 - MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico will let all children aged over 12 be registered for COVID-19 vaccination from Thursday, Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell said. Lopez-Gatell, the country’s coronavirus czar, was speaking at a regular government news conference on Tuesday.