COVID-19’s impact on cancer prevention and control in Africa

When the COVID-19 pandemic reached Africa, the continent was already struggling to deal with another public health crisis — a growing cancer epidemic characterized by more than one million new cancer cases and nearly 700,000 deaths per year. In a Perspective, Beatrice Wiafe Addai and Wilfred Ngwa discuss the significant challenges COVID-19 imposed on cancer…

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Antimicrobial stewardship and drug resistance

21st Century Challenges in Antimicrobial Therapy and Stewardship addresses selected topics that are of importance in the practice of infectious disease management. The text starts by illustrating the global landscape of antimicrobial drug resistance, which influences antimicrobial use and therapeutic decisions in the clinic. The contributors explain the reasons for the spread of antibiotic resistance,…

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Treating infections in pregnant patients

Pregnancy and Anti-Infective Agents is a concise clinical reference that facilitates health consultants and professionals for determining treatment options for some common prenatal and postpartum infections during pregnancy and the puerperium in patients. Key Features Presents 9 organized, easy to read chapters on anti-infective agents for pregnant patients Covers pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of relevant anti-infective…

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74 of Our Favorite Facts for 2020

Each day, our editors collect the most interesting, striking or delightful facts to appear in articles throughout the paper. Here are 74 from the past year that were the most revealing. By Times Insider Staff Illustrations by Clay Hickson Dec. 30, 2020 January 1. Japan’s legal system has a 99 percent conviction rate.Carlos Ghosn, at…

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Discovery of Virus Variant in Colorado and California Alarms Scientists

“I would expect a similar trajectory” in the United States, said Trevor Bedford, an evolutionary biologist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. The variant probably accounts for fewer than 1 percent of cases now, he estimated, but might constitute the majority of cases by March. The variant has 23 mutations, compared with…

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Warp Speed Officials Say Covid Vaccine Distribution Is Going Too Slowly

The distribution of vaccines in the United States has gotten off to a slower-than-expected start, federal health officials acknowledged in a news conference on Wednesday, though they also voiced confidence that the pace would accelerate in the coming weeks. As of Wednesday, more than 14 million doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines had been…

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The last week of 2020.

Welcome. It’s the last week of the year, a time when many of us might normally be visiting with family and friends. This year has required some reconfiguring of holiday plans: You might be staying inside, with your usual brood or on your own; you might be working or looking for work; busy or looking…

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The Most-Read Food Stories of 2020

Decades from now, when cultural historians sift through the social media posts of 2020, they will tell the pandemic stories of savvy chefs and restaurateurs forced to pivot to meal kits, corner markets and sidewalk cafes as their industry collapsed, seemingly overnight. These historians will note the panic shopping of early March, as Americans rushed…

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U.K. Authorizes Covid-19 Vaccine From Oxford and AstraZeneca

LONDON — Britain on Wednesday became the first country to give emergency authorization to the coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford, clearing the path for a cheap and easy-to-store shot that much of the world will rely on to help end the pandemic. In a departure from prevailing strategies around the…

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