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'11/29/2021 3:48:51 PM'

Pandemic Lockdowns, Cleaner Air Tied to Reduced MIs

The natural experiment of COVID-19 lockdown suggests that reducing ambient air pollution can reduce risk for the most severe type of MI, researchers say. Medscape Medical News

'11/29/2021 2:21:13 PM'

Prehospital Copeptin Test Helps to Quickly Rule Out MI

Measurement of the biomarker copeptin in the ambulance may allow medics to quickly rule out myocardial infarction in patients with chest pain, randomized results of the AROMI trial suggest. Medscape Medical News

'11/29/2021 12:56:39 PM'

What We Know -- and Don't Know -- About the Omicron COVID Variant

Health experts break down what we know -- and don't yet know -- about the newly discovered Omicron COVID-19 variant. WebMD Health News

'11/29/2021 12:04:43 PM'

Merck's COVID-19 Pill May Be Less Effective Than First Hoped

Merck's antiviral pill for COVID-19, molnupiravir, appears to be far less effective than early results from the clinical trial first suggested. WebMD Health News

'11/29/2021 11:25:56 AM'

Remote Non-Physician Care Helps BP, LDL Control

A non-physician-led program has the potential to expand remote healthcare delivery, increase access to care, reduce health inequities, and improve healthcare quality, researchers report. Medscape Medical News

'11/29/2021 6:56:43 AM'

COVID-19 Vaccine Makers Start Work on Omicron-Tailored Shots

BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson are working on vaccines that specifically target Omicron in case their existing shots are not effective against the new coronavirus variant, the companies said on Monday. Reuters Health Information

'11/29/2021 6:51:58 AM'

Scientists Ask Whether Omicron Can Outrun Delta

As scientists race to understand the consequences of the Omicron COVID-19 variant, one of the most important questions is whether this new version of the coronavirus can outrun the Delta variant. Reuters Health Information

'11/29/2021 10:17:33 AM'

Biden Vaccine Rule for Health Workers Blocked in 10 States

A federal judge blocked the Biden administration from enforcing a COVID vaccine mandate on thousands of healthcare workers in 10 states that had brought the first legal challenge against the requirement. Associated Press

'11/29/2021 9:54:43 AM'

Omicron Updates From Around the World

Despite the unknowns, vaccinated people seem to be faring better against Omicron than unvaccinated people, said Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. WebMD Health News

'11/29/2021 9:32:42 AM'

Biden: New COVID Variant 'Cause for Concern,' Not Panic

Biden said he does not anticipate lockdowns or tighter restrictions, and he hopes to fight the variant by increasing vaccination rates. WebMD Health News

'11/29/2021 9:18:21 AM'

Palliative Care Improves End-of-Life Care in Biliary Tract Cancer

A recent review, published as a preprint, found that palliative care leads to a gentler, more humane death in inoperable biliary tract cancer. First Look

'11/29/2021 9:11:35 AM'

FDA Approves Imaging Drug for Detecting Ovarian Cancer Lesions

The tumor-targeted agent pafolacianine causes ovarian cancer lesions to 'light up like stars against a night sky' and improve surgeons' ability to locate cancerous tissue. FDA Approvals

'11/29/2021 8:02:53 AM'

More Data on How to Best Stop Continuous Dialysis in ICU

The best approach to 'liberating' ICU patients with acute kidney failure from continuous dialysis remains uncertain. Researchers hope real-world data will help show the way. Medscape Medical News

'11/29/2021 7:46:21 AM'

HCWs With Long COVID Report Doubt, Disbelief From Colleagues

A number of healthcare workers suffering symptoms of long COVID have been surprised at the difficulties they have faced seeking treatment. Quick Take

'11/29/2021 7:41:26 AM'

ASTRO 'Disheartened' It May Lose Seat at the AMA Table

ASTRO is in danger of losing representation at the AMA's House of Delegates unless more members join. Medscape Medical News

'11/29/2021 7:25:05 AM'

Skeptic to Advocate: Man Survives Scary Bout of COVID-19

"It was all a lie," Howard Breidenbach thought. Until he forgot his own name. Associated Press

'11/29/2021 6:51:55 AM'

More Countries Report Cases of New Omicron Variant

The US hasn't detected the variant yet, but it's possible that it could already be spreading across the country, according to Anthony Fauci, MD. WebMD Health News

'11/29/2021 6:51:16 AM'

Unvaccinated 14 Times More Likely to Die From COVID

"Infections among the unvaccinated continue to drive this pandemic, hospitalizations, and deaths — tragically, at a time when we have vaccines that can provide incredible protection," Walensky said. WebMD Health News

'11/29/2021 6:37:29 AM'

Algorithm Predicts Response to SGLT2, DPP-4 Inhibitors in Diabetes

British investigators derived and validated an algorithm, available online, for predicting response of patients with type 2 diabetes to agents from two different classes of glucose-lowering drugs. First Look

'11/29/2021 6:35:57 AM'

State of Emergency in NY as COVID Cases Increase

NY Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday declared a state of emergency that boosts hospital capacity and addresses staffing shortages. WebMD Health News