Many minorities still don’t participate in clinical trials, but changing the narrative can save lives

For the Black community, the clinical trials are reminders of the often negative intersection of ethics, race, and medicine that has led to distrust. It is rooted in a history of exploitation of, and experimentation on, African-Americans that ranges from the Tuskegee Syphilis Study to a 19th-century doctor experimenting with gynecological treatments on enslaved women without anesthetics.Now more than ever, with the high death rates among Black men and women, it’s time to change theContinue…

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New Research: COVID-19 Vaccines Saved 20 Million Lives Worldwide in the First Year

COVID-19 vaccines reduced the potential global death toll during the pandemic by more than half in the year following their implementation, according to estimates from a mathematical modeling study published on June 23, 2022, in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.19.8 million out of a potential 31.4 million COVID-19 deaths were prevented worldwide in the first year of the vaccination program according to estimates based on excess deaths from 185 countries and territories.The researchers estimate that aContinue…

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Building a Corsi-Rosenthal Air Filter Box for the first time

Corsi-Rosenthal box

It took me about 50 minutes to build this Corsi-Rosenthal air filter box with parts from Home Depot here in Toronto. It’s a 20″ box fan, four 20″x20″x1″ 3M 1900 air filters (1″ deep), some duct tape and cardboard. The cardboard came from the fan’s box and from a grocery delivery, so you can use just about cardboard you’ve got around. The shroud has a 15″ diameter hole, as suggested by David Elfstrom on Twitter;Continue…

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The risk of seizures and epilepsy is higher after COVID than after the flu – new research

In a new study, we’ve found that the risk of seizures or epilepsy following a COVID infection is significantly higher than after an influenza infection.We know that COVID is associated with psychiatric and neurological symptoms such as anxiety and difficulty with memory. Many early studies exploring the impact of COVID on the brain, however, focused on the immediate period after infection or had low patient numbers.To try to more definitively answer whether COVID is associatedContinue…

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My work investigating the links between viruses and Alzheimer’s disease was dismissed for years – but now the evidence is building

Ruth Itzhaki has spent more than 30 years researching whether certain common viruses play a role in the development of Alzheimer’s. But for years her research was greeted with hostility. Source: My work investigating the links between viruses and Alzheimer’s disease was dismissed for years – but now the evidence is building

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13 RSV Symptoms in Babies All Caregivers Should Be Aware of Right Now | SELF

According to surveillance data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), RSV cases have been rising sharply since October. Public health experts are warning about the potential impact on kids, as the virus is overwhelming many hospitals and rapidly filling pediatric ICU beds. If you have kids—and an infant, in particular—here’s what you need to know about RSV symptoms in babies, plus when to seek medical care for a sick child. Source: 13Continue…

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Here’s How to Find Your Childhood Vaccination Records | SELF

If you’ve recently texted your mom to ask her about which vaccines you got as a kid, well, you’re definitely not the only one. We’ve all heard our share of vaccine news lately, the most recent being tied to a case of polio in an unvaccinated person in Rockland County, New York. Coupled with the fact that we’re still living through a pandemic and now in the midst of a monkeypox outbreak—you may, reasonably, feelContinue…

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Anti-Vaxx Doctor Group Founder Infected With Severe Case of Greed & Lust – YouTube

“When employees at leading COVID pseudoscience group America’s Frontline Doctors tried to log in to work last week, they found themselves locked out of their email accounts. The nonprofit quickly fell into factions, with employees holding rival Zoom meetings to plot who would take over the group.The organization’s exiled founder, Dr. Simone Gold, tried unsuccessfully to gain access to a private Zoom call, only to find herself stuck in a waiting room. In internal emails,Continue…

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How to Buy Medicines Safely From an Online Pharmacy | FDA

Many unsafe online pharmacies use fake “storefronts” to mimic licensed pharmacies or to make you think their medicines come from countries with high safety standards. But the medicines they sell could have been made anywhere, with little care or concern for safety and effectiveness. Also, these drugs could be fake, expired or otherwise unsafe for you and your family.How can you tell if an online pharmacy is operating legally? Source: How to Buy Medicines SafelyContinue…

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COVID-19 Vaccines Safe with Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors – NCI

The new study involved more than 400 people with cancer who were treated at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). Each received an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine before or after treatment with a type of immunotherapy drug known as an immune checkpoint inhibitor.An analysis of the patients’ medical records revealed no evidence that mRNA COVID-19 vaccination had increased the type, frequency, or severity of immune-related side effectsExit Disclaimer, such as inflammation in the lungs or colon,Continue…

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