Houston Methodist and US Department of Health and Human Services expand COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatment access

Houston Methodist announced today, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), that it has expanded access to COVID-19 monoclonal antibody therapy (mAb) in the Greater Houston area. The promising treatment has been shown to keep high-risk COVID-19 patients out of the hospital and reduce the likelihood of progression to severe…

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Not fear, but goal importance and others’ behavior makes you favour COVID-19 measures

While earlier research has mostly looked into factors such as fear, perceived risk, age and political views to determine what makes individuals and societies more or less willing to drastically change their lifestyle and support government-imposed strict restrictions, in order to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, psychologists at the University of Zurich Charlotte…

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58th ERA-EDTA Congress: Pre-Press Conference on ‘Late Breaking Clinical Trials’

The Congress of the ERA-EDTA (European Renal Association and European Dialysis and Transplant Association) is Europe’s biggest congress on nephrology and renal replacement therapy. Top specialists in the field, not only from Europe but from all over the world, are expected and will be sharing their knowledge and discussing the latest research findings. This year,…

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Exploring optimization of duplex velocity criteria for diagnosis of ICA stenosis

Study Exploring Optimization of Duplex Velocity Criteria for Diagnosis of Internal Carotid Artery (ICA) Stenosis Published Online Online first in Vascular Medicine, researchers from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) Vascular Testing division report findings of their multi-centered study of duplex ultrasound for diagnosis of internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis. 1 The study was developed in…

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Books on health, economic inequalities in Latin America, Caribbean shed light on content, impact of health policies

More than 500,000 people have died from COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean, demonstrating the health and economic inequalities throughout the region. A new article analyzes seven books* that discuss these inequalities, including questions of who gets health care and what interdependent roles societies, social movements, and governments play. To end inequality in the…

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Hip replacement surgery improves symptoms and biomechanics — but not physical activity

May 27, 2021 – Patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA) show significant reduction in pain and other symptoms and improvement in walking gait biomechanics. However, those improvements do not lead to increased daily physical activity levels, reports a study in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio…

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San Francisco VA Health Care System announces 2021 Grunfeld Scholars

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco VA Health Care System (SFVAHCS) has selected four promising medical researchers for the Grunfeld Scholars Research Development Initiative. This initiative, currently in its second year, invests in early-career clinician-scientists to grow the pipeline of future leaders in medical research related to the health of Veterans, and preserve SFVAHCS’ legacy…

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