• Vaccine Conspiracy Theories Abound--4 Things We Can Do About It

    1 month ago - By Scary Mommy

    Nearly a year after the first case of COVID-19 was identified, the first vaccines, first from Pfizer and then from Moderna, were issued emergency approval. More vaccines are on the way. They have the power to get us back to “normal” in whatever version of the word “normal” exists post-pandemic.
    And I'm excited. I cannot wait until it's my turn to get the vaccine. Seeing the healthcare workers and at-risk folks in my life get vaccinated fills me with joy, and I'm not so patiently waiting for my turn.
    But not everyone in my life is as eager to get the vaccine as I am. I've been surprised to...
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  • 'Paramedic of the Year' accused of helping to steal vaccine

    'Paramedic of the Year' accused of helping to steal vaccine

    1 month ago - By ABC News

    Officials say a Florida man who had been recently named “Paramedic of the Year” helped a supervisor steal COVID-19 vaccines meant for first responders
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  • Top 2020 meeting news: Dapagliflozin trial data, post-obesity weight maintenance and more

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Health care conferences around the world looked completely different in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic forced organizations to conduct virtual meetings.
    Even with the format changes, plenty of important findings were discussed in 2020. Healio readers were interested in dapagliflozin's role in reducing new-onset diabetes in adults with heart failure, the possibility that drinking more water can boost cognition in children, and the use of cannabis for treating menopause symptoms.
    Here are some of Healio's most-read stories from endocrinology meetings in 2020.
    Adults with heart failure
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  • Drug Deaths During Pandemic; Toddlers and Touchscreens; Agent Orange and Dementia

    Drug Deaths During Pandemic; Toddlers and Touchscreens; Agent Orange and Dementia

    1 month ago - By MedPageToday

    Drug overdoses during COVID-19: NPR looked at how the pandemic may be fueling opioid deaths.
    President Trump signed the ALS Disability Insurance Access Act before leaving office, eliminating the 5-month waiting period for benefits...
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  • Top in ID: Biden's COVID-19 response, Zika 5 years later

    1 month ago - By Healio

    President Joseph R. Biden Jr. laid out a COVID-19 vaccination plan, which calls for more federally supported vaccination centers. A closer look at what the plan entails was the top story in infectious disease last week.
    Other top stories include the United States' reengagement with WHO and a cover story about the sudden emergence of Zika virus as a cause of fetal and infant birth defects in children, and when the world can expect it to cause another outbreak.
    Read these and more top stories in infectious disease below:
    Q&A: Biden vaccination plan shows ‘willingness to use federal
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