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Explainer-Americans wonder: Which COVID-19 booster is best?

Oct 22nd, 2021 - CHICAGO (Reuters) - Americans this week were handed a big decision when it comes to getting a COVID-19 vaccine booster. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday said individuals who qualify could choose a different vaccine from the one they received for their initial inoculation. For Americans asking how to choose, the following is what some experts advise: The CDC ...

HCA Healthcare's labor pains cast shadow on upbeat quarter

Oct 22nd, 2021 - (Reuters) -HCA Healthcare Inc on Friday cautioned higher labor costs that tarnished strong third quarter profits could linger for longer as the hospital operator battles a staff crunch, sending the company’s shares down. A nationwide shortage of healthcare workers amid fatigue from a prolonged COVID-19 pandemic has forced hospitals to shell out more to hire and retain nurses and other staff ami...

CANADA STOCKS-TSX flat as weakness in tech, healthcare offset commodity-linked gains

Oct 22nd, 2021 - (Updates prices, adds analyst comment) Oct 22 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index was little changed on Friday, as weakness in technology and healthcare stocks offset commodity-linked gains, however the benchmark index was on course for its third straight week of gains. At 9:42 a.m. ET (13:42 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was down 5.76 points, or 0.03%, at 21,206....

Many States Frown Upon Medicaid Coverage of Penile Implants for ED

Oct 22nd, 2021 - SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- At least 21 states still don't provide Medicaid coverage for penile implants in patients with erectile dysfunction (ED), a new study found. In contrast, 49 states cover male urethral slings, and 48 states cover insertion of artificial urinary sphincters for male incontinence, reported John Barnard, MD, of West Virginia University in Morgantown, who presented the findings at...

Doctors urge unvaccinated Hungarians to avoid weekend rallies

Oct 22nd, 2021 - BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary’s main doctors’ association on Friday urged Hungarians not immunised against COVID-19 to stay away from mass rallies this weekend amid a rise in cases across central Europe. The region has the European Union’s lowest vaccination rates, an unwelcome distinction in which both political and economic factors play a role, and deadlier variants of the virus are spreading ...

Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine shows 90.7% efficacy in trial in children

Oct 22nd, 2021 - NEW YORK, Oct 21 (Reuters) - The Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine showed 90.7% efficacy against the coronavirus in a clinical trial of five to 11 year olds, the U.S. drugmaker said on Friday. Sixteen children in the trial who had received a placebo got COVID-19, compared with 3 who were vaccinated, Pfizer said in briefing documents submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Because mor...

23andMe to buy telehealth firm Lemonaid for $400 million

Oct 22nd, 2021 - (Reuters) - Direct-to-consumer DNA testing firm 23andMe Holding Co said on Friday it would buy privately held company Lemonaid Health Inc for $400 million in a cash-and-stock deal, as it looks to expand into telemedicine. Lemonaid Health offers patients direct online access for a number of common conditions, from consultation through treatment. It also offers free and fast delivery of prescript...

EXCLUSIVE-SoftBank in talks to sell French robotics business to Germany's United Robotics -sources

Oct 22nd, 2021 - TOKYO, Oct 22 (Reuters) - SoftBank Group Corp is in talks to sell the Paris-based robotics business behind its Pepper android to Germany’s United Robotics Group, according to sources and documents reviewed by Reuters, scaling back a business it once touted as a major growth driver. The talks are ongoing and plans could change, said two sources familiar with the matter, who declined to be named ...

Tencent's WeChat makes content searchable on Google and Bing

Oct 22nd, 2021 - BEIJING, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Tencent’s WeChat has made its content searchable on some foreign search engines such as Google, and Microsoft’s Bing, according to Reuters checks. WeChat’s content, including articles and videos on its popular public accounts page, a function similar to a news portal, has opened to external search engines, other than its own Sogou search engine, in recent days. (Repo...

Abid on Optimizing COVID-19 Vaccines in CAR T-Cell Therapy Recipients

Oct 21st, 2021 - Welcome to OncLive On Air®! I’m your host today, Kristi Rosa. OncLive On Air® is a podcast from OncLive®, which provides oncology professionals with the resources and information they need to provide the best patient care. In both digital and print formats, OncLive® covers every angle of oncology practice, from new technology to treatment advances to important regulatory decisions. In today’s...

Schumer says "outstanding issues" remain on Biden social package

Oct 21st, 2021 - WASHINGTON, Oct 21 (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Thursday that Democrats are working hard to agree on a framework for President Joe Biden’s social legislation but that “outstanding issues” remain. (Reporting by David Morgan, Editing by Franklin Paul)

Mexican president favors renewing key Slim concession, eyes prices

Oct 21st, 2021 - MEXICO CITY, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday he favors renewing a telecom concession that helped make Carlos Slim the richest man in Latin America, but added the businessman should keep prices low and connect rural areas to the internet. Mexico’s regulator, the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT), is due to rule in 2023 on the future of t...

COVID-19 pandemic affects menstrual cycles, presenting challenges for conception
Jennifer Lubell

Oct 21st, 2021 - A survey of more than 12,000 women of reproductive age found that one in three had experienced changes to their menstrual cycles and symptoms during the COVID-19 pandemic. Noticeably higher stress levels than prepandemic benchmarks could be affecting menstruation.

Pelosi says Democrats 'making great progress' on Biden spending plan

Oct 21st, 2021 - WASHINGTON, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Democrats are “making great progress” toward agreeing on a spending plan to fulfill President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better agenda, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday. Pelosi, speaking to reporters at a news conference, said the budget legislation would pass “soon” but gave no other details. (Reporting by David Morgan; writing by Susan Heavey)

Patients seeking infertility care report infrequent counseling on weight loss
Jennifer Lubell

Oct 21st, 2021 - Physicians could be doing a better job of counseling patients with obesity and overweight on weight loss and fertility. A study of 48 women seeking infertility care at a large academic center found that less than half received advice on weight loss from their primary ob.

New Class of Radiopharmaceutical Therapy Makes Headway in Prostate Cancer

Oct 21st, 2021 - Investigators have made great strides in the development of radiopharmaceuticals for prostate cancer diagnostics, culminating in recent FDA approvals for the first prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA)–targeted radioligands, gallium 68 (68Ga)–PSMA-11 and piflufolastat F 18 (Pylarify), for the detection of disease recurrence and metastatic lesions.1,2 Meanwhile, the use of PSMA-targeted rad...

Spain approves LaLiga selling future TV rights to more operators

Oct 21st, 2021 - MADRID, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Spain’s market watchdog approved on Thursday the Spanish football league’s proposal to sell television rights for future seasons to several operators but rejected the idea of four- or five-year contracts, in a move likely to disappoint LaLiga. LaLiga is preparing a tender to sell its TV rights in Spain from 2022 and has cast around for options varying from the current...

US STOCKS-Wall Street closes higher as earnings reports soothe investor fears

Oct 20th, 2021 - (Updates closing prices, adds sector and volume details) * Healthcare sector gains with earnings boost from Anthem, Abbott * Verizon up on customer growth, * IBM falls sharply in late trade after revenue miss * Dow up 0.43%, S&P up 0.37%, Nasdaq down 0.05% By Devik Jain, Shreyashi Sanyal and Sinéad Carew Oct 20 (Reuters) - The S&P 500 and the Dow climbed on Wednesday with the Dow hitting an int...

Single-port laparoscopy myomectomy feasible for treatment of uterine fibroids

Oct 20th, 2021 - Key clinical point: Single-port laparoscopic myomectomy (LM) for treatment of uterine fibroids (UF) showed characteristics of lesser trauma, faster recovery, and higher patient satisfaction than the traditional 3-port LM. Major finding: The specimen removal time, postoperative ambulation time, first exhaust time after surgery, and postoperative hospital stay were lower for single-port vs tradit.

Repeat hepatic resection extends recurrence-free survival in recurrent HCC

Oct 20th, 2021 - Key clinical point: Patients with recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma had increased recurrence-free survival after rHR compared to RFA, but significantly lower morbidity and shorter hospital stays with RFA compared to rHR; overall survival rates were not significantly different between groups. Major finding: The median recurrence-free survival was longer in recurrent HCC patients treated with rH.