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Japanese study on SARS-CoV-2 breakthrough infections

The current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has claimed more than 4.9 million lives worldwide. The causal agent of this pandemic is an RNA virus, namely, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Therefore, scientists believe that rapid COVID-19 vaccination across the world's population is one of the most effective tools to reduce the mortality […]

Routine surveillance helps detect asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 vaccine breakthrough infections

Although there are several COVID-19 vaccines approved for use today, concerns exist regarding the immune escape capabilities of these vaccines against many severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) variants of concern (VOCs). According to nasopharyngeal swab analyses, fully vaccinated individuals – like unvaccinated ones – harbor infectious viral loads of the Delta variant, which […]

Answers to Questions About the Latest Booster Recommendations

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Now that federal regulators have issued their edicts on booster doses for the COVID-19 vaccine, many people have many questions. Here are some answers. Who Is Eligible for a Booster Dose Now? As of October 20, the US Food and Drug […]

Immunotherapy for intractable mutant cancer using a statin, hyperlipidemia drug

Third-generation cancer immunotherapy, a method of removing cancer using the body’s immune system, has shown remarkable clinical benefits in recent years, giving hopes to many researchers and patients. Cancer immunotherapy generates memory immunity to cancer, and the anticancer effect lasts without causing harm to normal cells. Therefore, the treatment has good outcomes with few side […]

Seven best diagnostic criteria ID’d for childhood psoriasis

(HealthDay)—Seven diagnostic criteria provide good discriminatory ability for childhood psoriasis, according to a study published online Sept. 3 in the British Journal of Dermatology. Esther Burden-The, B.M.B.S., from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom, and colleagues assessed the accuracy of previously agreed-upon consensus criteria for psoriasis diagnosis in children (<18 years) and developed […]

Becton Dickinson Begins Selling New At-Home Rapid COVID-19 Test

(Reuters) – Becton Dickinson and Co has partnered with Inc to begin shipment of a new at-home rapid COVID-19 test that can confirm results using an entirely automated smartphone app. The BD Veritor At-Home COVID-19 Test, which was authorized by U.S. regulators in August, also automatically reports results to federal and state public health […]

Entrepreneur has food allergies. So he made a life-saving phone case

As a young adult, Javier Evelyn didn’t always carry his epinephrine autoinjector, which dispenses the medicine he needs if he has a food allergy reaction. It wasn’t cool to carry a clunky piece of equipment, he recalled. “I did not carry my device with me at all for most of college, so I was just […]

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