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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


Despite Drug Industry Claims, Higher List Prices Do Mean Higher Out-of-Pocket Costs for Many Patients

New research suggests that as the list price of brand name drugs rise, so do out-of-pocket medical costs for these drugs—at least for some patients. This is counter to a common industry claim that patients aren’t affected by list price increases. The study found a link between list prices rising and out-of-pocket…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicare, Martin Shkreli, Daraprim, Turing Pharmaceuticals, Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Industry, Drug Pricing, Prescription drug, Health Sciences, U S Healthcare, Healthcare Reform In The United States, Pharmaceuticals Policy, Health Medical Pharma, Benjamin Rome


India Surpasses 20 Million Covid-19 Cases as Biden Stays Silent on Vaccine IP Waivers

India surpassed 20 million covid-19 cases on Tuesday, becoming only the second country in the world after the United States to reach that dark milestone. And to make matters worse, experts pretty uniformly agree it’s a vast undercount of the real crisis, which has left at least 222,408 people dead in the country since…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, India, Narendra Modi, Joe Biden, Medical Research, United States, Vaccination, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccine, Biden, Virology, Moderna, Health Sciences


What It Really Means That the U.S. Won't Reach Herd Immunity

An article in the New York Times today highlights a growing attitude among public health experts about the near future of the covid-19 pandemic: Herd immunity, at least for the time being, is likely out of reach in the U.S. But as upsetting as that sounds, it doesn’t mean the pandemic won’t be substantially contained…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Medical Research, New York Times, Vaccination, Vaccine, Prevention, Immunology, Epidemiology, Health Sciences, Herd Immunity, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Breakthrough Infection


YouTube Launches PSAs to Boost Confidence in Covid-19 Vaccine

YouTube launched a series of public service announcements on Monday encouraging people to get vaccinated for covid-19. The videos come as health experts in the U.S. worry there will soon be more covid-19 vaccine doses available to Americans than people who want to take them.Read more...
Tags: Health, Google, Science, Medicine, Youtube, Medical Research, Vaccine, Health Sciences, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Covid 19 Vaccination In Ghana, Covid 19 Vaccination In The United States


The U.S. Is About to Run Out of People Who Want the Vaccine

This week, all 50 states officially opened up eligibility for covid-19 vaccination to all adult residents. But while millions of Americans are still lining up to get their dose, experts warn that the country is quickly approaching a vaccine surplus, with too few takers to meet the supply we have available. Once that…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Medical Research, Vaccination, Vaccine, Vaccines, Biden, Virology, Kaiser Family Foundation, Health Sciences, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine, Deployment Of Covid 19 Vaccines, Health Medical Pharma, Swine Flu Pandemic Vaccine


Great, We Gave Covid-19 to Otters

Otters have joined the ever-growing list of animals known to be susceptible to the coronavirus behind covid-19. Over the weekend, officials at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta reported that several of their otters became sick with respiratory symptoms and tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. Thankfully, all are expected to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Animals, Environment, Atlanta, Otter, Mammals, Georgia Aquarium, Mink, Health Sciences, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Animal Virology, Influenza A Virus Subtype H1n1, Tonya Clauss


Covid-19 Booster Shots Likely Needed Within a Year, Top Biden Advisor Says

Booster shots against the covid-19 coronavirus may become a regular necessity, according to recent comments from David Kessler, chief science officer for President Joe Biden’s covid-19 task force, as well as from Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla. Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Joe Biden, Medical Research, Vaccination, Pfizer, Vaccine, Anthony Fauci, Wall Street Journal, Clinical Trials, CVS Health, David Kessler, Moderna, Health Sciences, BioNtech, Albert Bourla


Uber for Weed Just Uber

The future of doing drugs is starting to look a lot like the future of everything else: suspiciously cheap and easy.Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Cannabis, Chuck Schumer, Dara Khosrowshahi, Medicinal Plants, Medical Cannabis, Health Sciences, Herbalism, Nutter Butters, Psychoactive Drugs, Location Based Software, Legality Of Cannabis, Cannabis Smoking, Effects Of Cannabis


It's Open Season on Covid-19 Vaccines

April is looking to shower Americans with covid-19 vaccines aplenty. On Monday, several states announced that they would open vaccine eligibility to most or all of the general public within the next week. And President Joe Biden is also expected to announce today that 90% of American adults will be eligible for a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Joe Biden, Medical Research, Vaccination, Pfizer, Vaccine, Vaccines, Virology, Moderna, Health Sciences, Vaccine Hesitancy, Josh Wingrove, Rochelle Walensky, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine


AstraZeneca Messes Up Again, Called Out for Using Old Data in U.S. Trial Results

Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca isn’t running out of rakes to step on anytime soon. Less than a day after the company announced promising preliminary results from the U.S. trial of its covid-19 vaccine jointly developed with Oxford University, an independent panel of scientists monitoring the study issued a harsh…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Medical Research, Astrazeneca, Oxford University, Virology, Clinical Trials, Health Sciences, Covid 19, Vaccine Trial, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Covid 19 Vaccines, Adenoviridae, Oxfordastrazeneca Covid 19 Vaccine


Why Some of Your Vaccine 'Side Effects' Might Just Be Placebo

Millions of Americans are getting vaccinated against covid-19 on average every day now, And while many people have proudly shared their vaccination status on social media, others will describe their mild but definitely noticeable side effects right after as a badge of honor, such as a sore arm or flu-like fatigue. But…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Pfizer, Vaccine, Vaccines, Clinical Trials, Clinical Research, Placebo, Health Sciences, Nocebo, BioNtech, Health Medical Pharma, Mindbody Interventions, Covid 19 Vaccines, Pfizerbiontech Covid 19 Vaccine


EU Experts Say AstraZeneca Vaccine Is Safe After Clotting Concerns

As expected, the European Union’s health regulators are standing behind the covid-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University. In a press conference today, officials with the European Medicines Agency said that their investigation has found no link between the vaccine and a higher overall risk of blood…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Eu, European Union, Medical Research, Vaccination, Astrazeneca, Vaccine, Oxford University, Vaccines, Clinical Trials, European Medicines Agency, Health Sciences, Emer Cooke, Covid 19 Vaccine, Deployment Of Covid 19 Vaccines


Tick Bites, Bad Breath, and Broken Bones: People Are Blaming the Covid-19 Vaccine for Anything

Regulators in many countries are collecting reports of adverse events that occur after a person gets a covid-19 vaccine. This data collection is crucial to being able to identify side effects that may not have shown up during clinical trials. But in the UK at least, patients and doctors are reporting a wide range of…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, UK, Science, Medicine, Medical Research, Vaccination, Vaccine, Virology, Clinical Trials, Health Sciences, Emer Cooke, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Covid 19 Vaccines, Adenoviridae


The AstraZeneca Vaccine Can't Catch a Break

The covid-19 vaccine jointly developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University is once again running into trouble. On Monday, Germany, France, and Italy became the latest countries to suspend their rollout of the vaccine over concerns that it may increase the risk of blood clots. However, many experts and regulators say…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Data, Medical Research, Italy, Astrazeneca, Vaccine, Oxford University, Clinical Trials, Germany France, B, Health Sciences, Covid 19, Covid 19 Vaccine, Deployment Of Covid 19 Vaccines, Health Medical Pharma


Texas Rangers Say They'll Stop Trying to Hypnotize Crime Victims and Witnesses

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), which oversees the Texas Highway Patrol and the state’s (in)famous Texas Ranger Division, said this week it has finally halted the discredited hypnosis techniques it used to provide evidence in criminal investigations since at least the start of the 1980s.Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Mind, Hypnosis, Texas Rangers, Forensic Science, Health Sciences, Texas Department of Public Safety DPS, Martin Reiser, Texas Highway Patrol, Travis Considine, The Hypnotist, Alan Scheflin, James Debrow, Texas Ranger Division


Expert Panel Calls for More Smokers to Get Tested for Lung Cancer Starting at 50 Years Old

More people with a long history of smoking should be tested annually for lung cancer, even if they’ve quit in recent years, according to new guidance released Tuesday by a government-backed panel of health experts.Read more...
Tags: Health, Medical Terminology, Science, Medicine, Cancer, Lung Cancer, Prevention, Screening, Cancer Screening, Health Sciences, Preventive Healthcare, Rafael Meza, Health Medical Pharma, Health Effects Of Tobacco, Lung Cancer Screening


CDC Says Fully Vaccinated People Can Socialize Indoors Unmasked, With a Few Exceptions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have come out with new guidelines for people who are vaccinated against covid-19. Chief among them is the reassurance that fully vaccinated people can safely spend time indoors unmasked with other vaccinated people and even unvaccinated people in certain situations. It…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Cdc, Medical Research, Vaccination, Pfizer, Vaccine, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Virology, Johnson Johnson, Moderna, Health Sciences, BioNtech, Rochelle Walensky, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine


Italy Becomes First Country to Actually Block Covid-19 Vaccine Exports

The Italian government has blocked a shipment of AstraZeneca’s covid-19 vaccine to Australia in the first case of a country stopping vaccine exports in order to make sure it has enough for its domestic population. Italy consulted with the European Commission before halting the shipment of 250,000 vaccine doses,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Australia, Medical Research, Italy, European Commission, Astrazeneca, Vaccine, Greg Hunt, Clinical Trials, Health Sciences, Luigi Di Maio, Covid 19, Covid 19 Vaccine, Deployment Of Covid 19 Vaccines, Health Medical Pharma


Microdosing Benefits Might Be Largely Placebo, Experimental Study Suggests

The sometimes hyped benefits of microdosing—regularly using small amounts of psychedelic drugs like lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)—might be overstated, new research this week suggests. The study found that people who microdosed did experience psychological benefits, including greater sense of well-being, but that…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medical Research, Drug, Clinical Research, Microdosing, Placebo, Clinical Trial, Health Sciences, Lysergic acid diethylamide, Entertainment Culture, Health Medical Pharma, Psychedelic Drug, Psychedelic Microdosing, Management Of Depression


Apple Hearing Study Finds 1 in 5 Participants Experienced Hearing Loss

Apple introduced the ability to track your noise level exposure on the Apple Watch back in 2019. The company also launched three clinical research studies alongside that feature, including one to examine hearing health. Now, a little over a year later, Apple’s sharing some preliminary results in time for World Hearing…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ipad, Science, Hearing Loss, Sound, Noise Pollution, Acoustics, Occupational Safety and Health, Tinnitus, Hearing Aid, Health Sciences, Rick Neitzel, Audiology, Medical Specialties, Classical Mechanics


The Grift and Cybercrime Blight on the Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout

Last August, federal agents searched the Redmond, Washington, laboratory of Johnny Stine, a bootleg biotechnician whom they’d been investigating since March. As they fanned across Stine’s warehouse, they encountered your typical scientist fare: lab equipment, test tubes, a microscope, but also “empty beer bottles and…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Articles, Medical Research, Vaccine, Phishing, Stine, Redmond Washington, Promise, Check Point Software, Nikos Passas, Moderna, Health Sciences, Blight, Mark Ostrowski, Johnny Stine


You're Far Less Likely to Spread Covid-19 If You Get the Vaccine, Real-World Data Suggests

Real-world data is offering hope that mRNA vaccines are highly effective at limiting infection and presumably transmission of the coronavirus, in addition to their already-known ability to prevent symptoms of covid-19. The findings, based on research from Israel and elsewhere, are good news for containing the pandemic…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Israel, Medical Research, Vaccine, Clinical Trials, Health Sciences, BioNtech, Covid 19, Covid 19 Vaccine, Rna Vaccine, Variants Of Sars Cov 2, Health Medical Pharma, Rna Vaccines, Covid 19 Vaccines


Survivors of Severe Covid-19 Should Get Their Eyes Checked, Study Suggests

Doctors are warning that covid-19 may be capable of causing lingering eye problems. A new study suggests that some people who survive a severe infection can develop growths in the back of their eyes that could lead to vision loss. It is not yet clear how covid-19 might cause these growths, or if people with milder…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Articles, Public Health, Occupational Safety and Health, Health Sciences, Covid 19, Coronavirus Disease, Zoonoses, Health Medical Pharma, Covid 19 Drug Repurposing Research


This Glass Sculpture of the AstraZeneca Coronavirus Vaccine Is 1 Million Times Larger Than the Real Thing

If you’ve ever wondered what a covid-19 vaccine looks like outside of its syringe, you can check out what it looks like in glass. Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Medical Research, Astrazeneca, Vaccine, Life Sciences, Health Sciences, Luke Jerram, Jerram, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma


‘Global Vaccine Apartheid’ Is Also a Climate Warning

The covid-19 vaccination effort is finally achieving liftoff in the U.S. In the days since we highlighted the case for optimism about the pandemic ending, data collected by Bloomberg shows 2 million more Americans have received a shot.Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Environment, Articles, Bloomberg, G20, Medical Research, World Health Organization, Vaccine, Clinical Trials, Health Sciences, Covid 19, Covax, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Access To Covid 19 Tools Accelerator


Why the ‘Global Vaccine Apartheid’ Is a Dire Warning for the Future

The covid-19 vaccination effort is finally achieving liftoff in the U.S. In the days since we highlighted the case for optimism about the pandemic ending, data collected by Bloomberg shows 2 million more Americans have received a shot.Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Environment, Articles, Bloomberg, G20, Medical Research, World Health Organization, Vaccine, Clinical Trials, Health Sciences, Covid 19, Covax, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Access To Covid 19 Tools Accelerator


Repurposed Arthritis Drug Lifesaving for Severe Covid-19, UK Trial Finds

Lifesaving treatments for people with severe covid-19 are still in short supply, but new results from a large ongoing trial in the UK have found that an existing arthritis drug called tocilizumab can noticeably lower hospitalized patients’ risk of dying, especially when combined with steroid treatment.Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Medicine, Drugs, Health Sciences, Monoclonal Antibodies, Sarilumab, Dexamethasone, Covid 19, Recovery Trial, Tocilizumab, Coronavirus Disease, Health Medical Pharma, Treatment And Management Of Covid 19, Immunosuppressants


FTC: We Know You're Excited, but Please Don't Post That Photo of Your Covid-19 Vaccination Card

I don’t know about you all, but I’ve seen quite a few photos of friends’ vaccination cards on my social media feeds. I can’t exactly tell you how many—because frankly, I forgot—but I can tell you that every time I saw one it generated a mixed reaction. On one hand, I was thrilled that my friends that were posting,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Articles, Medical Research, Vaccination, Vaccine, Vaccines, Hpv Vaccine, Human Interest, Health Sciences, Vaccine Hesitancy, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma


The Murky Connection Between the Coronavirus and Climate Change

Climate change is basically messing up everything in our lives. It’s tempting to find a way to pin the coronavirus pandemic on it, and a new study released today does just that, claiming that climate change “may have driven the emergence” of coronavirus. But it may be more complicated than it seems at first blush.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Environment, Articles, Virus, Pandemics, Bat, Epidemiology, Global Health, Health Sciences, Coronavirus, Zoonoses, Animal Virology, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus



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