The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized intradermal administration of the Jynneos vaccine for the treatment of monkeypox. The process, approved specifically for high-risk patients, was passed under the administration's Emergency Use Authorization. It follows the decision on August 4 by the US Department of Health and Human Services to declare monkeypox a public health emergency. Intradermal administration will allow providers to get five doses out of a one-dose vial.
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FDA Authorizes Intradermal Use of Jynneos Vaccine for Monkeypox
RE: Mortality After Hip Fracture Greater in Patients With Dementia
@abhiroop The findings underscore the importance of discussing medications that increase risk for a fall — and an ensuing hip fracture — at the time of a dementia diagnosis, co-investigator Dorota Religa, MD, PhD, professor and consultant in neurogeriatrics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, told Medscape Medical News.
RE: A Better Predictor of Atrial Fibrillation?
@arpan Leveraging data from sleep studies conducted at the Cleveland Clinic, the researchers tested the hypothesis that sleep-disordered breathing and, in particular, sleep-related hypoxemia are associated with the development of AF after accounting for confounding factors. Among 42,057 patients without AF at baseline,1947 (4.6%) developed AF over the next 5 years. In a multivariate model, for each 10-unit increase in percent sleep time with oxygen saturation less than 90% (T90), incident AF increased by 6% (hazard ratio [HR], 1.06; 95% CI, 1.04-1.08). Patients with the highest T90 (11.6%) had 28% greater risk for incident AF compared with reference patients with T90 of less than 0.1% (HR, 1.28; 95% CI, 1.11-1.47).
Cheap and Noninvasive: Detecting HPV in Sanitary Pads
The incidence of cervical cancer in India is approximately 19 per 100,000 women. For the past 15 years incidence in the United States has stalled at approximately 7 per 100,000. In India, there are no organized screening programs and most cervical cancer is regional or distant metastatic at diagnosis. In the United States, 52% of new cases are advanced, and half of these are among women who have never or rarely been screened. There is a critical need for new strategies to reach this population. Almost all cervical cancers are triggered by HPV, most commonly high-risk HPV16 and HPV18, although there are more than 200 types. HPV testing is taking over from cytology (Papanicolaou test) for secondary prevention of cervical cancer. The trial of screening for HPV in menstrual pads that is ongoing in India was the brainchild of Atul Budhuk, PhD, a government public-health researcher and professor at the Centre for Cancer Epidemiology, Tata Memorial Centre, in Mumbai.
High Triglycerides Up CV Risk After Atherothrombotic Stroke
Patients who have had a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) of atherothrombotic origin and have high triglyceride levels are at increased risk of having further cardiovascular events, including a recurrent stroke, even if they are taking statins, a new study shows
'Big Alcohol' Deliberately Downplays Cancer Risk
Global alcohol producers are deliberately misleading the public and policymakers about cancer risks associated with alcohol, particularly breast and colorectal cancer, to protect profits at the expense of public health — just like Big Tobacco did, say researchers. Qualitative analysis of all text related to cancer found on websites and in documents from 26 alcohol industry organizations shows that most of the information extensively misrepresents evidence about the association between alcohol and cancer, says Mark Petticrew, PhD, professor of public health evaluation in the Faculty of Public Health and Policy at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom, and colleagues.
RE: Prolonged Sitting Tied to Brain Atrophy
@arpan It is thought that information is initially collected through the perirhinal and parahippocampal cortices, passes to the entorhinal cortex, and ultimately reaches the hippocampal formation. In addition to funneling information to the hippocampus, the subregions of the parahippocampus are also implicated in some information processing on their own. So the finding that sitting reduces the thickness of these important structures is relevant because it suggests that reducing sedentary behavior may be a possible target for interventions designed to improve brain health in middle-aged and older adults
RE: How Technology Is Changing Health Care in India?
@sachin Despite its shortcomings, India’s health care sector has a lot going for it on several fronts. A government-led push to get health care providers to embrace electronic medical records is enabling artificial intelligence (AI) to extract insights from patient data to deliver better treatment. The availability of telecom bandwidth is making medical expertise reach underserved rural markets through telemedicine and tele-consulting programs, delivered over mobile phones. The Indian government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative is encouraging domestic manufacture of medical devices and helping lower the prices patients pay for products such as stents and implants, which in the past were imported. At the same time, in India the policy environment and regulators need to accommodate technological interventions such as the growth of online pharmacies with the requisite controls in place, according to the panelists. Health care innovation in India could serve as a global model for a shift from treating the sick to preventive care and wellness, given the size of its underserved populations, they said.
My lips are getting dry very much, any suggestions?
Hello, My lips are getting dry very much, any suggestions? Chapped lips are when your lips feel dry and cracked. If your lips burn, sting, or feel uncomfortable, they’re probably chapped. Please leave your comments on this.
Is Pneumococcal Vaccine a OTC option?
Hello, my friend is a 55-year-old woman who wants to know if there are OTC options to prevent pneumococcal disease. She has had breast cancer, diabetes, and high cholesterol. She is being treated with chemotherapy and other medications. Please provide some suggestions.