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40 Million in U.S. Had a Substance Use Disorder in 2020, SAMHSA Survey Finds

Oct 25th, 2021 - WASHINGTON -- More than 40 million Americans were living with a substance use disorder in 2020, Capt. Michael King, PhD, MSW, of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) said Monday. King was reporting on the results of the SAMHSA annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health for 2020. "Many longstanding behavioral health problems are still here and are possibly ge...

Following Rituximab With Second Biologic Helpful in Lupus

Oct 25th, 2021 - Full peer-reviewed results from the closely watched BEAT-LUPUS trial have now been published, confirming that systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients can benefit from a one-two biologic punch. SLE patients receiving belimumab (Benlysta) following a course of rituximab had rates of severe SLE flares that were nearly three-quarters lower (HR 0.27, 95% CI 0.07-0.98) than patients getting place...

SARS-CoV-2–Specific Antibodies in Domestic Cats during First COVID-19 Wave, Europe

Oct 25th, 2021 - Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the cause of the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, causes high rates of illness and death among humans. SARS-CoV-2 is a newly recognized member of the genus Betacoronavirus, family Coronaviridae, that infects humans. An early serosurvey among domestic cats in Wuhan, China, during January–March 2020 reported 14.7% serop...

Transmission of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 in Households with Children, Southwest Germany, May–August 2020

Oct 25th, 2021 - Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has rapidly spread globally since its emergence in December 2019. As of March 2021, >120 million infections have been reported, and >2.7 million deaths have been attributed to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) (1). The severity of COVID-19 and the risk for a complicated course of illness or death increase with age (2,3). In ter...

Increased Incidence of Melioidosis in Far North Queensland, Queensland, Australia, 1998–2019

Oct 25th, 2021 - Burkholderia pseudomallei, an environmental gram-negative bacterium, causes the disease melioidosis. Although infection is frequently asymptomatic, melioidosis may be rapidly fatal for patients with underlying conditions that increase the risk for invasive disease. Modeling suggests that B. pseudomallei is ubiquitous in the tropics and that the global burden of disease is expected to rise (1). ...

I Am CDC - Sharon McAleer

I've been at CDC since May of 2000. I always felt my path to CDC was accidental, but over the years, I've come to realize, it's perfect for me. I grew up in Ireland and was a bit of a sports nut.... big into Gaelic football, running, cycling, and swimming-I still love that stuff! When I was a student at Queens University in Belfast, I never imagined that I would end up working for one of th...

I Am CDC - Catherine Jamal

Hi! I'm a Digital Media Lead here at CDC. I grew up in Atlanta and, like most locals, was in awe of this exciting, larger-than-life place that I drove by nearly every day. I joined CDC 16 years ago, after graduating with degrees in computer science and psychology. One of my first jobs was helping CDC move into the digital age. It has been awesome! Over the years, I've helped create web sites, s...

I Am CDC - Diana Toomer

When I began my CDC journey in 1990, I had no idea my love for communications and my interest in biology would merge in such a wonderful way. As a health communication specialist, I develop messages for CDC-INFO agents to use when responding to questions from the public and healthcare professionals. CDC experts provide written answers to many anticipated health questions, and CDC-INFO develops ...

I Am CDC - Scott Scales

Since 2009, I’ve had the pleasure of working at CDC. Before that, I had a 27-year adventure with the United States Army where I was fortunate enough to travel the world, meet the love of my life, and fly some of the world’s best helicopters. At CDC, after two years with the Division of Emergency Operations, I was recommended for a detail assignment to the CDC Office of the Director and was ulti...

Walmart, Walgreens U.S. stores roll out Moderna, J&J COVID-19 booster shots

Oct 22nd, 2021 - (Reuters) -Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc and Walmart Inc said on Friday their U.S. pharmacies started administering COVID-19 booster shots from Moderna Inc and Johnson & Johnson, in addition to previously authorized Pfizer-BioNTech booster. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday recommended J&J and Moderna’s booster shots and said Americans can choose a different shot f...

Too Many TAVR Centers Are Clustered Around Well-to-Do Communities

Oct 22nd, 2021 - The proliferation of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) programs in the U.S. was largely limited to metropolitan areas and hospitals serving relatively affluent patients, a study found. Only 2% of the 583 hospitals with a TAVR program by the end of 2018 were not located in metropolitan areas, and there was only one rural center. Furthermore, half of new programs established in 2012 t...

Factbox-Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

Oct 22nd, 2021 - (Reuters) - Russia reported a fourth straight daily record of COVID-19 deaths with a week to go before the start of a workplace shutdown ordered by President Vladimir Putin, while Germany’s seven-day incidence rate rose sharply over the past week. * The UK Health Security Agency designated a Delta subvariant called AY.4.2 as a “Variant Under Investigation”, saying on Friday there was some evide...

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....

Walgreens to administer Moderna, J&J COVID-19 booster shots at U.S. stores

Oct 22nd, 2021 - Oct 22 (Reuters) - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc said on Friday customers can start receiving booster COVID-19 shots from Moderna Inc and Johnson & Johnson at its U.S. stores. The move comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday recommended the additional doses and said Americans can choose a different shot from their original inoculation as a booster.

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...

23andMe to buy telehealth firm Lemonaid Health for $400 mln

Oct 22nd, 2021 - Oct 22 (Reuters) - Consumer genetic company 23andMe Holding Co said on Friday it will buy privately held telehelath company Lemonaid Health Inc for $400 million in a cash-and-stock deal. (Reporting by Dania Nadeem in Bengaluru)

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...

Equal Access to Care May Eliminate Racial Disparities in Lung Cancer Outcomes

Oct 22nd, 2021 - Disparities in Survival After Immunotherapy Survival outcomes of NSCLC are worse for Black patients than for White patients, but it is unclear if the disparities persist when access to immunotherapy is equal, said Anjali Gupta, a student at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, during her presentation at the AACR 2021 Virtual Cancer Health Disparities Conference.2 Ms Gupta presented a stud...

BRIEF-U.S. CDC Advisers Vote In Favor of Moderna, J&J Covid-19 Vaccine Boosters


U.S. CDC advisers recommend Moderna COVID-19 vaccine boosters for some Americans

Oct 21st, 2021 - (Reuters) - A panel of outside advisers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday voted to recommend a booster dose of Moderna Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine for people age 65 and older, and some high-risk individuals.