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Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline say their COVID-19 vaccine triggers a strong immune response, bolstering the late-comer program's potential as a booster shot

Sanofi CEO Paul Hudson Reuters Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline said that their experimental COVID-19 vaccine succeeded in a mid-stage trial. The pharma giants plan to launch a pivotal-stage study with 35,000 volunteers in the coming weeks. The shot suffered from disappointing data and delays in 2020. The companies now hope for approval by year's end. See more stories on Insider's business page. One of the world's most closely watched coronavirus vaccine programs reported positive d...
Tags: Health, Science, Microsoft, US, Trends, Healthcare, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson Johnson, Sanofi, GSK, Pharmaceutical, Andrew Dunn, Emma Walmsley, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine, Dispensed

Daniel Kahneman: ‘Clearly AI is going to win. How people are going to adjust is a fascinating problem’

The Nobel-winning psychologist on applying his ideas to organisations, why we’re not equipped to grasp the spread of a virus, and the massive disruption that’s just round the cornerDaniel Kahneman, 87, was awarded the Nobel prize in economics in 2002 for his work on the psychology of judgment and decision-making. His first book, Thinking, Fast and Slow, a worldwide bestseller, set out his revolutionary ideas about human error and bias and how those traits might be recognised and mitigated. A new...
Tags: Psychology, Books, New York, Science, Technology, Culture, Daniel Kahneman, Kahneman, Cass R Sunstein, Artificial intelligence (AI, Science and nature books, Olivier Sibony

How will isolation affect long-term immunity?

Healthy immune systems work best when exposed to microbes. So what will lockdown have done to our resistance to germs? Every time you kiss another human being intimately for 10 seconds, more than 80m bacteria are transferred from mouth to mouth. If you’re at a party and double dip your tortilla chip into the salsa three times, around 10,000 bacteria will be transferred from your lips to the dip. Say “hi” to your co-workers as you sit down at your office desk and you’ll also be greeted by over 10...
Tags: Health, Science, Biology, Children, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Strachan, David Strachan, Coronavirus

How to cure type 2 diabetes – without medication

It can be debilitating and last a lifetime, but type 2 diabetes, if caught early, can be reversed with weight lossIt’s 10 years since Professor Roy Taylor revolutionised treatment for type 2 diabetes with a groundbreaking study that showed the disease could be reversed through rapid weight loss. Until his research was published, type 2 diabetes was thought to be an incurable, lifelong condition. Now, for many people, we know it is not.But his achievements – and the thousands of people he has cur...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Science, Life and style, Society, Diabetes, Health & wellbeing, Roy Taylor

A lab leak in Wuhan remains a 'viable' theory for the coronavirus' origin, an international group of scientists says

The Wuhan Institute of Virology, pictured on April 17, 2020. Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty A WHO investigation found that it's extremely unlikely the coronavirus leaked from a Wuhan lab. But some scientists say the lab-leak theory remains viable and should be investigated further. There's no evidence the virus was present in any labs, but the WHO couldn't conduct a full audit. See more stories on Insider's business page. A year-and-a-half into the pandemic, experts are still...
Tags: Health, Science, News, China, Trends, Switzerland, Who, World Health Organization, Wall Street Journal, Wuhan, Geneva Switzerland, NIAID, Stanford University School of Medicine, Hebei, Yunnan, US European Union

Scientists Want a Serious Investigation Into the Origins of the Coronavirus

Scientists in several countries are calling for a serious investigation into the beginnings of SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that gave rise to the covid-19 pandemic. In an open letter released Thursday, the group says that there are still too many unanswered questions about how the pandemic started and that the…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Infectious Diseases, Occupational Safety and Health, Tedros Ghebreyesus, Robert Redfield, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Coronaviridae, Zoonoses, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2, Covid 19 Pandemic, Technology Internet, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, Atypical Pneumonias, Sarbecovirus

There Are Reasons to Worry About the Great Unmasking, but Vaxxed People Spreading Covid Isn't One

This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention dropped a bombshell, announcing it would lift nearly all recommendations on mask-wearing for Americans who are fully vaccinated against covid-19. The move drew mixed emotions from many, including concerns that it could impede the pandemic’s decline. But one…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Vaccination, Pfizer, Vaccine, Immunology, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johnson Johnson, Moderna, Vaccine Hesitancy, Rochelle Walensky, Medical Specialties, Rna Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Covid 19 Vaccination In Bulgaria

Vaccinate vulnerable global poor before children in rich countries, WHO says

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urges developed world to donate Covid vaccines to Covax programmeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe WHO has urged wealthy countries to reconsider plans to vaccinate children against Covid-19 and instead to donate doses to poorer nations, while warning that the pandemic’s second year looks set to be more deadly.The World Health Organization’s director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, voiced outrage that a number of rich countries were no...
Tags: Health, Science, World news, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Vaccines and immunisation, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Coronavirus

India variant could lead to serious third wave of Covid in UK

Analysis: If B.1.617.2 proves highly transmissible, hospitalisations could peak again, models showCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt was all looking so good. After a brutal second wave in the winter, the lockdown combined with the swift rollout of vaccines forced infections, hospitalisations and deaths down to levels not seen since last summer. The vaccines performed better than expected, not only in preventing deaths, but in hampering the spread of the virus. Scienti...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Science, Biology, India, UK News, Public services policy, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Microbiology, Health policy, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus

What can England do to combat the Indian Covid variant?

Possible measures that could be taken by the government to limit the spread of the variantCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe possible spread of the much-transmissible B.1.617.2 variant of Covid, first identified in India, threatens to hamper the timetable for removing lockdown restrictions, with a series of localised outbreaks detected.Here are some possible actions that could be used to limit the spread of the variant: Continue reading...
Tags: Health, England, Science, India, Society, UK News, World news, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus

If you want to eat like your paleo ancestors, stop cutting out all carbs, a new study suggests

An employee of the Natural History Museum in London looks at model of a Neanderthal male in his twenties, September 2014. Will Oliver/PA Images/Getty Some research has suggested that eating meat helped early humans' brains evolve to be larger. So dieters seeking to emulate their ancestors usually rely on meat-heavy, low-carb diets like keto. But a new study suggests Neanderthals and their ancestors ate plenty of starchy carbohydrates. See more stories on Insider's business page. I...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, London, News, Germany, Africa, Trends, Harvard, Harvard University, Carbohydrates, Anthropology, Ethiopia, Paleo Diet, Neanderthals, Paleo

All the free stuff your state is giving away if you get vaccinated

Philadelphia Flyers fan Stephen Zorzi of Pittman, New Jersey gets his COVID-19 vaccine shot administered by Penn Medicine Nurse Practitioner Erin McMenamin before game against the New Jersey Devils at Wells Fargo Center. Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports State and local governments are trying to incentivize vaccinations against the coronavirus. It's an effort to promote vaccinations and push toward reaching herd immunity. From alcohol and event tickets, to a $1 million jackpot, local and ...
Tags: Health, Texas, Science, News, Justice, Congress, New York City, Alabama, West Virginia, Trends, Ap, Features, Chicago, Connecticut, New Jersey, Long Beach

Delaying a 2nd dose of Pfizer's vaccine by 9 weeks could boost antibodies to the virus, data suggests

Vera Leip, 88, receives a Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine at the John Knox Village Continuing Care Retirement Community on December 16, 2020 in Pompano Beach, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Delaying the second dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine could boost antibodies against coronavirus, a UK study suggests. The study tested a three-week gap between doses, as recommended by Pfizer, against a 12-week gap. The 12-week group produced three times as many antibodies. This doesn't nece...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Healthcare, Pfizer, Vaccine, Anthony Fauci, Phe, University of Edinburgh, University of Birmingham, Pompano Beach Florida, Public Health England PHE, Eleanor Riley

More frequent side-effects reported mixing Pfizer and Oxford Covid jabs, study suggests

However, UK trial found two doses of the same vaccine triggered less adverse reactionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAdministering one dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine followed by one of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine (or vice versa) induces a higher frequency of mild to moderate side-effects compared with standard two doses of either vaccine, initial data from a key UK trial suggests.The Oxford-led Com-Cov study is exploring the safety and efficacy of mixed-dose ...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Oxford, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Coronavirus, Oxford Covid, Oxford AstraZeneca

What diabetics should know about the deadly 'black fungus' infections affecting India's COVID-19 patients

BSIP / Contributor/Getty Images Hospitals in India have seen a rise in cases of mucormycosis, or "black fungus," a life-threatening infection. Most of the patients affected are people with diabetes who previously had COVID-19. Diabetes, COVID-19, and steroids, which are sometimes used to treat COVID-19, all dampen the immune system, elevating a person's risk of "black fungus." See more stories on Insider's business page. As India grapples with record-setting rates of COVID-19 cas...
Tags: Science, Cdc, India, US, Trends, Diabetes, Infection, Mayo Clinic, Don, India India, Fungus, International Diabetes Foundation, Coronavirus, COVID, Kelsie Sandoval, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention It s

Paralysed man uses ‘mindwriting’ brain computer to compose sentences

Man, known as T5, was able to write 18 words a minute with more than 94% accuracy on individual letters A man who was paralysed from the neck down in an accident more than a decade ago has written sentences using a computer system that turns imagined handwriting into words.It is the first time scientists have created sentences from brain activity linked to handwriting and paves the way for more sophisticated devices to help paralysed people communicate faster and more clearly. Continue reading....
Tags: Health, Science, Neuroscience, Society, World news, US news, Medical Research

China's Sinovac vaccine may be better than previously thought: It was 94% effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19 in a real-world study, Indonesian officials said

An employee manually inspects syringes of the SARS CoV-2 Vaccine for COVID-19 produced by Sinovac at its factory in Beijing on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. Ng Han Guan/Associated Press Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine was an estimated 98% effective at preventing death in Indonesian health workers. It was also 96% effective at preventing hospitalization, Indonesian officials said. The data suggests the vaccine may be more effective than previously thought. See more stories on Insider's busin...
Tags: Health, Science, Indonesia, China, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Turkey, Beijing, Philippines, Healthcare, Brazil, Oxford University, Jakarta, University of Auckland, Brazil Chile

Unicef calls on UK to give 20% of vaccines to other countries

Children’s charity urges UK to set example and start sharing jabs with lower-income countries from JuneCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK should commit to giving 20% of its vaccines to other countries that are in urgent need of them as early as June, according to Unicef, which says the UK will still have enough to vaccinate every adult by the end of July.The children’s charity estimates the UK will have enough spare doses this year to fully vaccinate a further 50 ...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, United Nations, Vaccines and immunisation, Unicef, Children's Health, Coronavirus

Doctors in London report fivefold increase in children swallowing magnets

Button batteries and magnets found in certain types of children’s toys associated with complicationsThere has been a fivefold increase in magnet ingestion over the past five years in young children amid a steady rise in hospital admissions in London caused by the swallowing of foreign objects, doctors have said.While most of the time objects pass out of the body naturally without incident, button batteries and small permanent magnets found in cordless tools, hard disk drives, magnetic fasteners ...
Tags: Health, Toys, Science, London, Children, Life and style, Society, UK News, NHS

Bose's FDA-Cleared Hearing Aids Are Cool, but You Should Still Be Skeptical

While you might expect that Bose’s latest gadget has something to do with music, it’s actually a lot closer to wearable health tech. In fact, they’re actually FDA-cleared, self-fitted hearing aids designed for people with mild to moderate hearing loss.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Hearing Loss, Medical Device, Bose, Hearing Aid, Brian Maguire, Technology Internet, Health Medical Pharma, S S, Federal Food Drug And Cosmetic Act, Otology

Here's All the Free Stuff You Can Score for Getting a Covid-19 Vax

Cities and businesses across the U.S. are trying out a wide array of incentives to entice people on the fence to get the covid-19 vaccine—incentives that are largely being praised by public health experts as an important way to boost the country’s vaccination rate and not let our ample supply go to waste.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Medical Research, Vaccination, Pfizer, Vaccine, Vaccines, Leana Wen, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Covid 19 Vaccination In Bulgaria, Vaccination Policy, Pfizers Vaccine

Scared of social un-distancing? Many of us still need time to 'thaw.'

A woman wearing a face covering walks past a shop in Cardiff, Wales on October 18, 2020. Matthew Horwood/Getty Images Vaccines were supposed to be our ticket to normalcy after a grueling year of isolation. But I, among others, have found myself afraid to return to even CDC-approved activities. We've been frozen in place by trauma. Now we need time to thaw. See more stories on Insider's business page. For months, all I thought about was getting a vaccine. I refreshed pharmacy websit...
Tags: Psychology, Science, News, California, Cdc, New York City, Trends, Analysis, Walgreens, Anxiety, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Stanford University, Cardiff Wales, Miami Beach, Emma Seppala, Seppala

4 coronavirus variants can make people sicker or spread faster, including the variant first found in India. Here's why experts are so concerned about mutant strains.

People wearing masks in Del Mar, California. There are four coronavirus variants that experts around the world are particularly worried about. These variants were first identified in South Africa, the UK, Brazil, and India respectively. Others coronavirus variants have concerning features, but it's not yet clear they're more dangerous. See more stories on Insider's business page. Several coronavirus variants have evolved mutations that mean they spread more easily, make peopl...
Tags: Health, Japan, UK, New York, Science, London, California, Cdc, France, India, New York City, Nigeria, Israel, US, Trends, Taiwan

UK's NHS App to Include Vaccine Passport Starting Next Week

The app for the UK’s National Health Service will include the ability to show a user’s vaccination status starting next week according to a new report from the Times. The so-called “vaccine passport” will be available to British users just in time for the country’s loosened restrictions on international travel May 17.Read more...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Medicine, NHS, National Health Service, Vaccination, World Health Organization, Times, Immunology, Tropical Diseases, Medical Records, Passports, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma

The FDA Just Approved a Smart Insulin Pen Cap That Might Make the Life of Diabetics Easier

The Food and Drug Administration has granted approval for an innovative smart pen cap system to help those with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes better manage their insulin dosage. This is huge news, as the system could help diabetics eliminate the guesswork when it comes to figuring out how much insulin to take, using…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Medicine, Samsung, Diabetes, Food And Drug Administration, Type 2 Diabetes, Fitbit, Novo Nordisk, Insulin, Glucose, Eli Lilly and Company, Sanofi, Diabetes Management, Jeffrey Brewer, Medical Monitoring

Why Won’t Tucker Carlson Say If He’s Taken the Vaccine? We’re Just Asking Questions

Fox News host Tucker Carlson has spent the last few months of his show just asking questions about the coronavirus vaccines—you know, the kind of disingenuous, false pretense questions deliberately designed to undermine public confidence in the safety and efficacy of vaccines rather than get any answers. He also won’t…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Joe Biden, Astrazeneca, Fox News, Vaccine, Daily Caller, Tucker Carlson, Johnson Johnson, Fox Friends, Jim Acosta, Health Sciences, Vaccine Hesitancy, Drug Safety, Jonathan Reiner

Why Am I Still Embarrassed About Things That Happened 10 Years Ago?

It’s a nice day, you’re strolling along, music’s queued up, prospects looking good, your sweater’s matching your pants, the person you’re seeing just sent you a cute text, no one you know is actively sick or angry at you, your dreams are, if not on the brink of actualization, not impossibly far from it, and yet here…Read more...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Guilt, Emotions, Anger, Mind, Shame, Self, Feeling, Embarrassment, Human Interest, Asks, Human Nature, Jessica Tracy, Blushing, Robin Kowalski

‘Dracula’s castle’ offers tourists Covid shots

Visitors to Bran Castle in Romania offered vaccines – with a free trip to the ‘torture chamber’ thrown inCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageVisitors to Romania’s forbidding Bran Castle, which styles itself as the inspiration for Dracula’s lair, are being jabbed with needles rather than vampire fangs in a coronavirus vaccination drive.“I came to visit the castle with my family and when I saw the poster I gathered up my courage and agreed to get the injection,” said Liviu ...
Tags: Health, Europe, Books, Science, World news, Infectious Diseases, Romania, Vaccines and immunisation, Bram Stoker, Bran Castle, Coronavirus, Liviu Necula

Why have sperm counts more than halved in the past 40 years?

Dr Shanna Swan, a professor of environmental medicine and public health at Mount Sinai school of medicine in New York City, talks to Rachel Humphreys about declining fertility in men. Over the past 40 years, average sperm counts among western men have more than halved. She tells Rachel how certain chemicals can interfere with reproductive health. Phthalates, used to make plastic soft and flexible, are of particular concern. They lower testosterone, which can affect sperm count, though they are b...
Tags: Health, Science, Biology, New York City, Society, Men's Health, Reproduction, Women's Health, Fertility problems, Mount Sinai, Plastics, Rachel, Rachel Humphreys, Shanna Swan, Zoe Corbyn

Fauci says India needs other countries to 'chip in' to help the country curb COVID-19 spread

Dr. Anthony Fauci. Alex Wong/Getty Images Countries like the US must step up and help India deal with its surging COVID-19 cases, Dr. Anthony Fauci said. In India, people are dying at alarming rates and hospitals are running out of oxygen. Fauci said the country should impose a national lockdown and vaccine manufacturers need to think about how to distribute doses to India. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci is urging countries like the United States to step...
Tags: Health, Science, India, Narendra Modi, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Anthony Fauci, Fauci, ABC News This Week, Biden Administration, Coronavirus, Yelena Dzhanova, COVID-19, Anthony Fauci Alex Wong Getty

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