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Transparency by drug companies, scrutiny by journalists, vital in vaccine news

Pfizer’s chairman and CEO proclaimed in a Pfizer company news release: “Today is a great day for science and humanity.” In that PR news release – but only in that format – Pfizer announced early results of “a vaccine efficacy rate above 90%, at 7 days after the second dose.” That’s about all we know… Read More »

How to achieve balanced news diet

Balance is key for both. The best athletes — whether a powerlifter or runner — improve their performance by doing complementary exercises. The same goes for eating. A balanced diet includes natural ingredients of many colors and nutritional makeup. And ideally, you know where these foods came from. Since , the point gap between the… Read More »

It has come to this: ignore vaccines-in-animals drug industry PR & news

A long-haired male golden hamster (via Wikipedia & Creative Commons) Earlier this week, a powerful opinion piece, “It Has Come To This:  Ignore the CDC,”  co-authored by former National Institutes of Health director Harold Varmus,  was published in the New York Times. That’s on the science side. On the PR and journalism side, it has… Read More »

Covid-19 news: Oxford vaccine is safe and induces immune response

By Clare Wilson , Jessica Hamzelou , Adam Vaughan , Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool A scientist working at Oxford Vaccine Group’s laboratory facility at Churchill Hospital in Oxford.STEVE PARSONS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Latest coronavirus news as of 5 pm on 20 July Oxford’s coronavirus vaccine candidate appears safe and induces immune response A coronavirus… Read More »

Medical News Today: Heart health: Are women getting incorrect treatment?

Recent research suggests that ignoring sex-specific risk factors of heart disease has resulted in women having a higher risk of dying from heart failure than men. Share on PinterestDifferences between men and women may mean that the latter do not receive the right treatment for heart conditions. A review published in Nature Medicine reveals an… Read More »

Covid-19 news: UK government missed coronavirus testing target

By Clare Wilson , Jessica Hamzelou , Adam Vaughan , Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool Boris Johnson chairing the daily covid-19 press conference on 3 June.Andrew Parsons / No10 Downing Street Latest coronavirus news as of 5 pm on 9 July UK government missed its target to return all covid-19 tests within 24 hours The… Read More »

Covid-19 news: People in the UK are sleeping less well under lockdown

By Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool Half of people say their sleep has been disturbed since the start of the pandemicJGI/Tom Grill/Getty Images Latest coronavirus news as of 5 pm on 4 June People in the UK are sleeping less well under lockdown 60 per cent of people in the UK say they’ve experienced worse… Read More »

Medical News Today: Giving TB vaccine intravenously boosts efficacy

Experiments in rhesus macaques show that changing the mode of administration of an existing vaccine yields “amazing” results in the fight against tuberculosis (TB). Share on PinterestDelivering the TB vaccine intravenously rather than intradermally may prove significantly more effective. Globally, TB is one of the top 10 causes of death and the leading cause of… Read More »