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2nd dose of J&J vaccine boosts protection against moderate to severe COVID-19 to 94% in US study, company says

A man receiving a J&J vaccine. KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI / Contributor/Getty Images Johnson & Johnson said a second dose of its COVID-19 vaccine was highly effective in a study. Two doses were 94% effective against moderate to severe COVID-19 in US study, it said. The company cited data from an unpublished study that hasn't been scrutinized by other experts. See more stories on Insider's business page. Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday said a second dose of its COVID-19 vaccine was highly effec...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, US, Trends, News UK, Food And Drug Administration, Pfizer, Vaccine, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johnson Johnson, J&J, Moderna, Coronavirus, COVID, Marianne Guenot


J&J's vaccine gives 100% protection from severe COVID-19 after a 2nd dose, company says - comparable to the Pfizer or Moderna shots

A man receiving a J&J vaccine. KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI / Contributor/Getty Images A booster dose of J&J vaccine gave comparable protection to other vaccines, the company said. Two doses were 100% against severe disease and 94% effective against symptomatic COVID-19, it said. The company cited an unpublished study that hasn't been scrutinized by other experts. See more stories on Insider's business page. A second dose of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine worked just as well as Mode...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Trends, News UK, Food And Drug Administration, Pfizer, Vaccine, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johnson Johnson, J&J, Moderna, Coronavirus, COVID, Marianne Guenot


Period changes after COVID-19 vaccines were reported 27,000 times in 9 months, but experts say you should still get a shot

A person is given a COVID-19 vaccine by UK NHS staff during the first day of the Cornwall Pride LGBTQ+ festival on August 27, 2021 in Newquay, England. Hugh Hastings/Getty Images The UK's medicines regulatory agency got 27,199 reports of menstrual-cycle changes after COVID-19 shots. An OB-GYN said pandemic-related stress could have caused some of these changes. People trying to get pregnant should get vaccinated or risk getting "seriously ill," another doctor said. See more stories on ...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, Trends, NHS, Healthcare, Vaccine, Period, British Medical Journal, University of Edinburgh, Imperial College London, OB GYN, Maybin, Royal College of Obstetricians, MHRA


COVID-19 vaccine's impact on menstrual cycles needs to be investigated after 30,000 women report changes, says top scientist

A late period can be caused by many things besides pregnancy including changes in birth control. Carol Yepes/ Getty Images 30,000 women have reported their periods being altered after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Research is needed to understand why this is happening, according to a paper in the British Medical Journal. Periods can be heavier or delayed because of an immune response and poses no danger to one's body, say experts. See more stories on Insider's business page. Since...
Tags: UK, Science, Trends, British Medical Journal, Imperial College London, COVID-19, Covid-19 Vaccine, UK Weekend, Carol Yepes Getty, Bethany Dawson, Victoria Male, US the National Institute of Health, Telegraph Caroline Criado Perez


COVID-19 vaccines impact on menstrual cycles needs to be investigated after 30,000 women report changes, says top scientist

A late period can be caused by many things besides pregnancy including changes in birth control. Carol Yepes/ Getty Images 30,000 women have reported their periods being altered after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Research is needed to understand why this is happening, according to a paper in the British Medical Journal. Periods can be heavier or delayed because of an immune response and poses no danger to one's body, say experts. See more stories on Insider's business page. Since...
Tags: UK, Science, Trends, British Medical Journal, Imperial College London, COVID-19, Covid-19 Vaccine, UK Weekend, Carol Yepes Getty, Bethany Dawson, Victoria Male, US the National Institute of Health, Telegraph Caroline Criado Perez


COVID-19 vaccines impact on menstrual cycles to be investigated after 30,000 women report changes

A late period can be caused by many things besides pregnancy including changes in birth control. Carol Yepes/ Getty Images 30,000 women have reported their periods being altered after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Whilst all data shows that it is safe to take the jab, research has begun to understand why this is happening. This is being applauded by academics, activists, and doctors alike. See more stories on Insider's business page. Since the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, thousands...
Tags: UK, Science, Trends, British Medical Journal, Imperial College London, COVID-19, Covid-19 Vaccine, UK Weekend, Carol Yepes Getty, Bethany Dawson, Victoria Male, US the National Institute of Health, Telegraph Caroline Criado Perez


Ministers told to bar EU from UK trial data in vaccines row

England’s deputy medical chief asked for data to be withheld unless British vaccine guinea pigs allowed to travel abroad• Coronavirus – latest updates• See all our coronavirus coverageEngland’s deputy chief medical officer asked ministers to withhold all UK clinical trial data from the EU if European countries continued to deny entry to British vaccine trial volunteers, the Observer can reveal.Jonathan Van-Tam made the extraordinary proposal after months of uncertainty for the 19,000 volunteers ...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, England, Science, Drugs, Eu, European Union, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Novavax, Jonathan Van Tam


Moderna's vaccine offers better protection against COVID-19 hospitalization than Pfizer or J&J, new CDC study finds

Olivia Parsons, 22, a neuroscience major at the University of Colorado Boulder, left, gets her first dose of the Moderna vaccine from Dr. Laird Wolfe. Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine seems to protect better against hospitalization than other US-authorized shots. Moderna's shot lowered the risk of hospitalization by 93%, a new CDC report found. Pfizer's shot lowered that risk by 88%, whereas Johnson & Johnson's shot lowered it by 71%. See more...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Minnesota, Cdc, US, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Fda, Pfizer, Biden, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Mayo Clinic, Afp, Boston Massachusetts


Scientists are getting closer to classifying long COVID as an autoimmune disease

Maria Romero, a coronavirus long-hauler, in Stamford, Connecticut, on December 22, 2020. John Moore/Getty Images Long COVID increasingly looks like an autoimmune disease. Research suggests that one auto-antibody in particular may lead to harmful inflammation in long COVID patients. These antibodies attack the body's own proteins and are a hallmark of many autoimmune diseases. See more stories on Insider's business page. Long COVID patients may finally get an answer as to why they&...
Tags: Utah, UK, Science, News, Trends, Research, National Institutes of Health, Vaccines, Arthur, University of Arkansas, John Arthur, Stamford Connecticut, Intermountain Healthcare, Genoa Italy, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, John Moore Getty


Rules on GM farming and cars to be top of UK bonfire of EU laws

Minister reveals plans to change laws inherited from EU, with rules on medical devices also in crosshairsRules on genetically modified farming, medical devices and vehicle standards will be top of a bonfire of laws inherited from the EU as the government seeks to change legislation automatically transferred to the UK post-Brexit.Thousands of laws and regulations would be reviewed, modified or repealed under a new programme aimed at cementing the UK’s independence and “Brexit opportunities”, Davi...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Science, Technology, Law, Environment, David Cameron, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Medical Research, Farming, Gm


SpaceX rocket to take world’s first all-civilian crew into orbit

Four-person Inspiration4 mission will orbit Earth for up to four days and marks latest step in space tourismThe world’s first crew of “amateur astronauts” is preparing to blast off on a mission that will carry them into orbit around Earth before bringing them back home at the weekend.The four civilians, who have spent the past few months on an astronaut training crash course, are due to launch on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 8.02pm local time on Wednesday ...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Florida, UK, Science, World news, US news, Earth, Falcon, Kennedy Space Center


FDA releases documents outlining Pfizer's case for COVID-19 booster shots

Vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine. Patrick Fallon/AFP via Getty Images The FDA released documents Wednesday giving a look at Pfizer's case for COVID-19 booster shots. The data shows a third dose of Pfizer's shot raised antibody levels with no major safety concerns. An expert panel will make recommendations to the FDA on booster shots on Friday. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US Food and Drug Administration published documents on Wednesday that prov...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, Cdc, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Fda, Pfizer, Biotech, Biden, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, US Food and Drug Administration, Pharmaceutical, Andrew Dunn


‘The virus is painfully real’: vaccine hesitant people are dying – and their loved ones want the world to listen

In the UK, the majority of those now in hospital with Covid-19 are unvaccinated. Many face their last days with enormous regret, and their relatives are telling their stories to try to convince others like themMatt Wynter, a 42-year-old music agent from Leek, Staffordshire, was working out in his local gym in mid-August when he saw, to his great surprise, that his best friend, Marcus Birks, was on the television. He jumped off the elliptical trainer and listened carefully.The first thing he noti...
Tags: Psychology, Health, UK, Science, Biology, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Vaccines and immunisation, Marcus, Birks, Wynter, Coronavirus, COVID


How you can learn a new language during certain phases of sleep

Participants were given headphones to listen to while asleep. FreshSplash/Getty Images If you're learning a language but are finding it a slow process, there may ways to speed things up. Your brain can establish links between words in two languages while you're asleep. That means sophisticated learning is possible while you're snoozing. See more stories on Insider's business page. While we can't exactly work or cook at the same time as snoozing, our brains are still ver...
Tags: UK, Science, Learning, Sleep, Life, International, Trends, Skills, Nordic, Learning Languages, Tech Insider, Science Contributors, BI General Contributors, Tech Contributors, International Contributors, Qayyah Moynihan


UK’s ambition to stamp out neglected tropical diseases gets neglected

£200m project to tackle avoidable blindness and disfigurement in Africa is axed with cut to aid budgetA chandelier sparkling in the background, the grandeur of Downing Street gleaming behind him, Boris Johnson looks into the camera and speaks with solemnity. He is marking World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day, he says, to raise awareness of these “terrible afflictions … which impose an immense burden of suffering in developing countries”.Huge progress has been made, he says, in the fight against...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Biology, Africa, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Aid, Global development, World Health Organization, Boris Johnson, Blindness and visual impairment


‘A very cruel exit’: UK’s aid cuts risk rapid return of treatable diseases

£200m project to eliminate avoidable blindness and disfigurement in Africa ends after funding is prematurely axedA chandelier sparkling in the background, the grandeur of Downing Street gleaming behind him, Boris Johnson looks into the camera and speaks with solemnity. He is marking World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day, he says, to raise awareness of these “terrible afflictions … which impose an immense burden of suffering in developing countries”.Huge progress has been made, he says, in the fi...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Biology, Africa, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Aid, Global development, World Health Organization, Boris Johnson, Blindness and visual impairment


Algebra: the maths working to solve the UK’s supply chain crisis

The calculations behind filling supermarket shelves are dizzyingly complex – but it all starts with the x and y you know from schoolNando’s put it succinctly on its Twitter feed last month: “The UK supply chain is having a bit of a mare right now.” Getting things on to supermarket shelves, through your letterbox or into a restaurant kitchen has certainly become problematic of late. It’s hard to know exactly where to pin the blame, though Covid and Brexit have surely played a part. What we can do...
Tags: Business, UK, Science, Mathematics, Brexit, Supply Chain Crisis


UK vaccine volunteers to help prepare for next virus at new Pandemic Institute

The Liverpool site will work with other international centres to research the threat of emerging disruptive diseasesA new scientific institute which aims to prevent future pandemics may have been able to save thousands of lives by accelerating vaccine development had it existed before December 2019, its researchers believe.Liverpool’s new Pandemic Institute will include a new human challenge facility, where volunteers will test new vaccines and treatments under controlled conditions. Continue re...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Liverpool, Microbiology, Epidemics, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, Pandemic Institute


Emerging proofs from Australia, Canada, the UK and the USA that the vaccines may significantly reduce deaths in the elderly

This is still a preliminary finding – I’ve not yet come to a final conclusion. This piece is a follow-up from this post. Covid vaccines have strong side effects including death among the elderly (e.g. the Norway aged care report and some social media murmurings about similar outcomes in Australia’s aged care homes). So we […]
Tags: Travel, Usa, UK, Science, Australia, Current Affairs, Norway, Australia Canada


The Mu coronavirus variant shares key similarities with Delta, but it doesn't pose a greater threat

Healthcare worker Elizabeth Cameros administers a COVID-19 test to traveler Wade Hopkins at Los Angeles International Airport on November 23, 2020. Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Scientists are closely watching the Mu coronavirus variant. Mu has the potential to resist protection from vaccines or a prior infection. But Mu isn't becoming more prevalent - a sign that it's less concerning than Delta. See more stories on Insider's business page. Last month, ...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Mexico, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Joe Biden, Colombia, Delta, Belgium, Who, South America, Associated Press, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci


How much protection COVID-19 vaccines give you against the Delta variant, according to the best available data

A nurse at the Royal Cornwall Hospital prepares to administer a COVID-19 vaccine in Truro, United Kingdom. Hugh Hastings/Getty Images The Delta variant is the most common cause of new COVID-19 infections in the US, the UK, and elsewhere. Six studies suggest vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca work against Delta, to varying degrees. These studies cover both symptomatic and asymptomatic COVID-19 infections. See more stories on Insider's business page. The highly-infectious Del...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Australia, Scotland, Israel, US, Trends, Qatar, Healthcare, Delta, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Public Health England, Lancet, Variant


From coffee to microchips – how the supply chain crisis is disrupting UK plc

All you need to know about who is affected and why it’s the worst supply chain crisis since the 1970sFast food chains are running out of chicken. Hauliers’ wage bills are going through the roof. Crops are rotting in the fields. The scale of Britain’s supply chain meltdown is the worst since the 1970s, when the three-day week, power cuts and industrial disputes saw rubbish pile up in the streets.Fast forward four decades and the shortages in modern Britain stem from Covid-19 disrupting an intrica...
Tags: Coffee, Food, Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Science, Environment, International Trade, Economics, House Prices, Petrol Prices, European Union, UK News, Housing Market, Commodities


From edible algae packaging to olive pit bioplastic, here's how 7 startups are fighting plastic pollution

Notpla is also working on algae packaging to replace cardboard boxes, which they're already testing in London with Just Eat. Getty Images It's estimated that by 2040, 1.3 billion tons of plastic will flood the Earth's oceans and land. Among the main culprits in plastic garbage are single-use plastics like bottles and wrappers. Here are seven biodegradable, compostable, and edible packaging solutions companies have designed. See more stories on Insider's business page. Singl...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Design, London, Enterprise, Life, Environment, International, Trends, Strategy, Tech, Investing, Markets, Sustainability, Spain


Some EU countries are banning American travelers or enforcing quarantines - regardless of vaccination - as US virus cases climb

Tourists visit the Esplanade des Droits de l'Homme with the Eiffel tower in the background, in Paris on August 6, 2020. STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP via Getty Images The EU removed the US from its list of countries from which travelers can enter without restrictions. Individual countries have responded with measures ranging from bans to tighter entry requirements. The restrictions come as the Delta variant continues to spread in the US. See more stories on Insider's business page. As...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Science, News, Sweden, Greece, Germany, US, Trends, Eu, Spain, European Union, Tourism, Paris, Italy


UK decision on Covid vaccine boosters expected on Thursday

Javid also says decision imminent on jabs for 12- to 15-year-olds, and children would be allowed final say on whether to have itCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK’s vaccines watchdog is expected to decide on Thursday about a Covid booster vaccine programme, with ministers hopeful that approval for vaccinations for 12- to 15-year-olds could follow imminently.The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) is scheduled to meet on Thursday to examine inter...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, Biology, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Sajid Javid, Javid, Coronavirus


UK’s decision on Covid vaccine boosters expected on Thursday

Health secretary also says decision imminent on jabs for 12- to 15-year-olds, with children allowed final sayCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK’s vaccines watchdog is expected to decide on Thursday about a Covid booster vaccine programme, with ministers hopeful that approval for vaccinations for 12- to 15-year-olds could follow imminently.The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) is scheduled to meet on Thursday to examine interim results from the...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, Biology, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Sajid Javid, Coronavirus


Covid vaccine boosters could get go-ahead within days, says Javid

Health secretary also says decision imminent on jabs for 12- to 15-year-olds, with children allowed final sayCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Covid vaccine booster programme and jabs for 12- to 15-year-olds could be given the go-ahead within days, Sajid Javid has said, as he confirmed that young people will have the right to overrule their parents on whether to be vaccinated.The health secretary said he expected to hear from the UK’s four chief medical officers in ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, Biology, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Vaccines and immunisation, Sajid Javid, Javid, Coronavirus


A creepy virtual influencer looks so human, her skin changes with her surroundings

Instagram Ayayi is a non-human influencer that looks just like a real person. Her skin texture changes depending on the lighting and surroundings, just as a real person's would. She's already starting to work with brands like Guerlain. See more stories on Insider's business page. For some time now, companies have been creating their own virtual influencers.It is what it says on the tin - an animation in human form, developed either to promote a company's own products or to...
Tags: UK, Science, Design, Style, Instagram, Life, China, International, Trends, Strategy, Tech, Inventions, Innovation, Retail, Chanel, Nordic


Drinking water probably won't help you avoid a hangover, according to a molecular biologist

According to molecular biologist Patrick Schmitt, drinking water won't help you avoid a hangover. dragana991/Getty Images Many drink a glass of water between drinking alcohol to help avoid the effects of a hangover. The body doesn't get dehydrated when drinking alcohol, molecular biologist Patrick Schmitt says. He said drinking water won't help with a hangover, as hangovers aren't caused by dehydration. See more stories on Insider's business page. My phone is vibrating ...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Life, International, Trends, Drinking, Nordic, Partying, Schmitt, Patrick Schmitt, Business Insider Deutschland, Francois Lenoir, BI General Contributors, International Contributors, Qayyah Moynihan


Twins conjoined at the head were separated after a rare 12-hour surgery, meaning they can see each other for the first time

Israeli twins look at one another after having undergone a rare separation surgery at Soroka Medical Centre in Beersheva, Israel. Soroka Medical Centre/Handout/REUTERS A pair of one-year-old twins who were joined at the head have been separated. The operation, which took place in Israel last Thursday, over took 12 hours. The surgery was one of 20 ever done in the world, a hospital surgeon said. See more stories on Insider's business page. A pair of one-year-old Israeli twins girls, who...
Tags: UK, Science, Medicine, Israel, US, Trends, Bbc, News UK, Surgery, Twins, Infant, MRT, Jerusalem Post, Pediatrics, Marianne Guenot, Soroka Medical Centre



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