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Vitamin K2 for Colon Health

By |2021-02-09T05:11:48+00:00February 9th, 2021|

There is no doubt that the foods you eat every day affect your colon health. Vitamin-rich foods that are whole foods are your gut’s intended fuel! Some vitamins for colon health like vitamin K2 in whole foods and supplements are getting a lot of research to support their roles in protecting your colon from harm. This [...]

Later C-section antibiotics not tied to more infections

By |2021-02-06T04:40:39+00:00February 6th, 2021|

The authors of a new study on the timing of antibiotic administration in women undergoing cesarean section say the findings suggest current recommendations should be re-evaluated. The study, published today in Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, looked at the rate of surgical-site infections (SSIs) in more than 55,000 pregnant women undergoing cesarean section deliveries who received antibiotics either before [...]

Insulin shortages have plagued Iran for months

By |2021-02-06T04:40:38+00:00February 6th, 2021|

The hashtag “There is no insulin” (or انسولین_نیست#) trended across Iran and beyond on Twitter in mid-October. Although the Iranian government said that more insulin would be available to be distributed, shortages still occurred at least through early December, and no long-term solutions have surfaced. In 2011, an estimated 11.4% of the adult population in Iran had diagnosed [...]

Impact of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic on Outpatient Antibiotic Prescriptions in the United States

By |2021-02-06T04:40:37+00:00February 6th, 2021|

Abstract In April 2020, there were significant reductions in prescription fills of each of the 10 most prescribed outpatient antibiotics in the United States. Monthly azithromycin, amoxicillin-clavulanate, and levofloxacin fills did not rebound significantly from April through July 2020. Coronavirus disease 2019 had an immediate and sustained impact on US outpatient antibiotic prescribing. There are [...]

The associations of interstitial lung abnormalities with cancer diagnoses and mortality

By |2021-02-06T04:40:36+00:00February 6th, 2021|

An increased incidence of lung cancer is well known among patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. It is not known whether interstitial lung abnormalities, i.e. early fibrotic changes of the lung, are a risk factor for lung cancer in the general population. The study’s objective was to assess whether interstitial lung abnormalities were associated with diagnoses of, and [...]

Mauritania hit by second wave of Covid-19

By |2021-02-06T04:40:34+00:00February 6th, 2021|

The streets gradually emptied and, at 6 p.m. sharp, a blanket of silence fell on Nouakchott, Sunday, December 13. At around noon, the Covid-19 Interministerial Committee established in the Mauritanian capital and throughout the territory a curfew “from this evening until 6 a.m.”, as well as “the strict application of the procedures provided for the transport people “. Collective Friday [...]

Community transmission of rotavirus infection in a vaccinated population in Blantyre, Malawi: a prospective household cohort study

By |2021-02-06T04:40:32+00:00February 6th, 2021|

Background Rotavirus vaccine effectiveness is reduced among children in low-income countries. Indirect (transmission-mediated) effects of rotavirus vaccine might contribute to the total population effect of vaccination. We aimed to examine risk factors for transmission of rotavirus to household contacts in Blantyre, Malawi, and estimated the effectiveness of rotavirus vaccine in preventing transmission of infection to household [...]

Ridgeback Biotherapeutics LP Announces the Approval of EbangaTM for Ebola

By |2021-02-06T04:40:31+00:00February 6th, 2021|

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ridgeback Biotherapeutics LP (“Ridgeback”), a biotechnology company experienced in antiviral drug development, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) approved EbangaTM for the treatment of Ebola. Ebanga is now approved for treatment of infection caused by Zaire ebolavirus in adult and pediatric patients (including neonates born to a mother who is RT-PCR positive for Zaire [...]

Patterns of smallpox mortality in London, England, over three centuries

By |2021-02-06T04:40:29+00:00February 6th, 2021|

Abstract Smallpox is unique among infectious diseases in the degree to which it devastated human populations, its long history of control interventions, and the fact that it has been successfully eradicated. Mortality from smallpox in London, England was carefully documented, weekly, for nearly 300 years, providing a rare and valuable source for the study of [...]

Little certain about UK COVID variant except continued spread

By |2021-02-06T04:40:28+00:00February 6th, 2021|

The new, highly mutated SARS-CoV-2 strain circulating in the United Kingdom is likely already sowing COVID-19 around the world, scientists say, fueling worries about recent surges that have swamped hospitals and whether it can thwart currently authorized vaccines. The fact that the variant has developed 23 mutations in a matter of months is also reason for [...]