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WHO pushes to tackle rampant rise of diabetes

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The World Health Organization has turned the spotlight on the insulin market -- and its domination by three Big Pharma giants -- in a fresh bid to tackle the rapid rise of diabetes. The WHO marked the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of insulin this week by launching a new… Read

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Blood clot questions over AstraZeneca and J&J vaccine

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The AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines have come under suspicion of causing very rare but serious blood clots in a handful of cases among the millions vaccinated in the drive to bring the pandemic under control. Here is what we know about the two vaccines, which are based on… Read

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Unusual treatment shows promise for kids with brain tumors

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For decades, a deadly type of childhood cancer has eluded science’s best tools. Now doctors have made progress with an unusual treatment: Dripping millions of copies of a virus directly into kids’ brains to infect their tumors and spur an immune system attack. A dozen children treated this way lived… Read

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British variant of COVID-19 not as severe as feared: The Lancet

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A highly contagious variant of COVID-19 first identified in Britain does not cause more severe disease in hospitalised patients, according to a new study published in the medical journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases on Monday. The strain, known as B.1.1.7, was identified in Britain late last year and has become… Read

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Anxious about going out into the world? You're not alone, but there's help

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It’s the moment we thought we were all waiting for…or is it? We were cautiously optimistic about the end of the pandemic in view of increasing vaccine availability and decreasing case numbers after the peak in January. Then, whether due to variants, pandemic fatigue or both, cases and case positivity… Read

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Pink Ribbon Design Award raising awareness about breast cancer in Japan

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Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women, and in Japan it affects more than 90,000 people each year. Currently, 1 in 9 women in Japan are expected to be affected by the cancer during their lifetime, with this statistic and the number of people who die from breast… Read

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Boat, snowmobile, camel: Vaccine reaches world's far corners

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After enduring 40-knot winds and freezing sea spray, jostled health care providers arrived wet and cold on two Maine islands in the North Atlantic late last month to conduct coronavirus vaccinations. As they came ashore on Little Cranberry Island, population 65, residents danced with excitement. “It’s a historic day for… Read

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FDA OKs first new ADHD drug in over a decade for children

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U.S. regulators have approved the first new drug in over a decade for children with ADHD, which causes inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. The Food and Drug Administration OK’d Qelbree (KELL’-bree) for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children ages 6 to 17. It comes as a capsule that’s taken daily.… Read

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Most kids with serious inflammatory illness had mild COVID

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Most children with a serious inflammatory illness linked to the coronavirus had initial COVID-19 infections with no symptoms or only mild ones, new U.S. research shows. The unusual post-infection condition tends to be milder in kids who were sicker with COVID-19, although more than half of affected youngsters received intensive… Read

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Novavax starts allowing participants on placebo to get COVID-19 vaccine in trials

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Novavax Inc says participants in its ongoing COVID-19 vaccine trials in South Africa and the UK can now receive additional shots, ensuring those who received a placebo can also get the active vaccine. Allowing volunteers to crossover to the active vaccine offers them an incentive to continue in the trials… Read

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