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New pandemic of antibiotic resistance makes pneumonia deadly

In Bangladesh, children are fighting a difficult battle to survive antibiotic resistance - now, mid-pandemic, pneumonia is becoming untreatable via normal drugs.
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What are the side effects of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine?

Here, we discuss some of the common misconceptions about side effects of the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine.
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COVID-19 can trigger repeating blood clots in arm

A team at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School have found evidence of rare, repeating blood clots in the arms of COVID-19 patients.
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Why COVID vaccine development was exceptionally speedy

Ram May-Ron, Managing Partner at FreeMind Group, explains why COVID vaccine development was exceptionally speedy.
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What happens now that the US supports the TRIPS waiver?

Rachel Thrasher, Research Fellow at the Global Development Policy Center in Boston, explains how the new US stance could change the TRIPS waiver debate.
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CureVac mRNA vaccine can be stored at normal fridge temperature

The CureVac mRNA vaccine is currently in final stages of clinical trials - but it is expected to perform like Pfizer and Moderna, with the bonus of surviving at ordinary refrigeration temperatures.
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EU begins lawsuit against AstraZeneca over vaccine deliveries

Yesterday (26 April), the EU sued AstraZeneca over a perceived failure to deliver COVID vaccines.
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Vitamin D does not help hospitalised COVID-19 patients

A new Brazilian study found that a high dose of vitamin D did not improve the condition of hospitalised COVID-19 patients.
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European Commission prepares lawsuit against AstraZeneca

According to Politico, the European Commission is getting ready to file a lawsuit against AstraZeneca over COVID vaccine deliveries.
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Life expectancy is up for HIV patients in Latin America

Researchers studied over 30,688 HIV patients across seven Latin American countries - finding that life expectancy has dramatically increased over a period of 14 years.
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Scientists find Black women four times likelier to die of COVID

Researchers at Harvard University found that Black women are four times more likely to die of COVID than white men - the data also revealed that Black women are three times more likely to die of the virus than Asian men.
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US stops Johnson & Johnson vaccine to investigate blood clot risk

US authorities paused the use of the Johnson & Johnson single dose vaccine as they look into six cases of blood clots that developed in women aged between 18 and 48.
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Scientists create blood test for depression and bipolar disorder

Indiana University of Medicine researchers spent four years developing a blood test to identify depression and bipolar disorder - they say this work will bring psychiatry from "the 19th century into the 21st".
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Are gold nanoparticles the next generation of implantable sensors?

Scientists have developed an implantable sensor using gold nanoparticles, which can function in the human body for "several months" to report health changes.
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Johnson & Johnson factory accident damages 15 million vaccine doses

A "human error" created a factory mixup for Johnson & Johnson in Baltimore, Maryland, damaging up to 15 million vaccine doses - but this does not impact doses that are ready for use.
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Scientists find Pfizer vaccine is 100% effective in young adolescents

The company aim to start vaccinating children by September 2021, as clinical trials reveal that Pfizer is 100% effective in those aged 12 to 15.
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Moderna and Pfizer vaccines 90% effective in US real-world data

Real-world use of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines in the United States reveals that both are working at 90% efficacy - with data pointing to one dose being capable of 80% protection.
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Biosimilars: Improve access to treatment & reduce cost

Tore K Kvien & Guro L Goll argue that biosimilars are an opportunity for improving access to treatment & reducing cost and provide comment on the NOR-SWITCH study.
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Data finds 36% of people refuse COVID vaccine due to side effect fears

According to new ONS data, 36% of UK people who are vaccine hesitant have strong side effect fears - while a further 12% fear needles, and 22% think vaccines could impact fertility.
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CBD Novel Foods in the UK

Lead Scientific Officer at Always Pure Organics Andrew Megahy, explains how the UK is now in a prime position for the future of CBD use, due to the Novel Foods Application.

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