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Eye injuries from hand sanitizers increase among kids

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - With alcohol-based hand sanitizer available virtually everywhere during the pandemic, there has been a precipitous rise in eye injuries from the disinfectants among

Virus variant found in California drives SoCal surge

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - A new variant of the coronavirus appears to account for the recent surge of cases in southern California, researchers say. The variant, called CAL.20C, accounted for fewer

Bariatric surgery may curb diabetic eye disease incidence but worsen existing retinopathy

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Bariatric surgery was associated with fewer cases of diabetic retinopathy (DR), but early worsening was more severe in patients who already had the

Little evidence of benefit with short-term weight loss before knee replacement

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Short-term weight loss before a total knee replacement is unlikely to reduce surgical risk or improve outcomes and might contribute to development of

Medicaid patients have less access, longer waits for dermatologists

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Patients covered by Medicaid have a much harder time scheduling appointments with a dermatologist and significantly longer wait times when they do manage to get on

Meat, advanced glycation end products tied to childhood wheeze

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Children who consume higher amounts of meat and have higher levels of dietary advanced glycation end product may have an increased risk of developing wheeze, a U.S.

Virtual kidney transplant evaluation helps maintain access during COVID-19

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - A virtual system to evaluate and waitlist patients for kidney transplants may help maintain access to care even when in-person visits are limited due to the COVID-

African American children more likely than whites to be allergic to shellfish, finfish

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - African American children are more likely than white children to develop allergies to shellfish and finfish, and also to develop asthma, a multicenter study

Adults with HIV at increased risk for anal carcinoma after anogenital warts

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Adults living with HIV who have a history of anogenital warts may be at increased risk for developing anal carcinoma, a recent study suggests. Researchers examined

New Brazil coronavirus variant found in nearly half of Amazon city cases

By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) - A variant of the novel coronavirus already accounts for about half of new infections in the Brazilian Amazonian city of Manaus, raising concerns about a greater

Severe allergic reactions to Moderna vaccine appear rare -CDC report

By Vishwadha Chander (Reuters) - Severe allergic reactions to Moderna Inc's coronavirus vaccine appear to be quite rare, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Friday, after

British PM says new variant may carry higher risk of death

By Andy Bruce and Alistair Smout LONDON (Reuters)British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday the new English variant of COVID-19 may be associated with a higher level of mortality although he

EXCLUSIVE-Pfizer-BioNTech agree to supply WHO co-led COVID-19 vaccine scheme -sources

By Kate Kelland and Ludwig Burger LONDON/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Pfizer and BioNTech have agreed to supply their COVID-19 vaccine to the World Health Organization co-led COVAX vaccine access scheme, two

BioNTech to provide 50 mln needles to extract more vaccine doses

By Reuters Staff FRANKFURT/BERLIN (Reuters) - BioNTech is to supply 50 million specialty needles at no profit to countries struggling to extract a sixth dose from vials of its COVID-19 vaccine, while

'Delays cost lives': Baltic states seek swift EU approval for AstraZeneca vaccine

By Andrius Sytas VILNIUS (Reuters) - Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have joined other European Union members in calling for the bloc's drugs regulator to move quickly in approving AstraZeneca's

COVID patients may suffer persistent skin problems

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Patients with COVID-19 may develop myriad dermatological manifestations, a new analysis of data from an international registry confirms. These

Healthcare providers need awareness of Islamic beliefs around milk kinship, donor milk

By Carolyn Crist NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Healthcare providers should learn about Islamic beliefs around breastfeeding and donor milk, particularly if they work with Muslim families, according to a

Cardiac MRI of little value in getting athletes back in the game after COVID

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Cardiac MRI has little value as a screening tool for myocarditis in competitive student athletes returning to play after recovering from COVID-19, new

After 10 months of quarantine, chronically ill young German jumps vaccine queue

By Reuters Staff NIEDERBREITBACH, Germany (Reuters) - Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, chronically ill 30-year-old Benni Over has lived in strict domestic quarantine in the German

EU Commission investigated over secrecy of COVID-19 contracts

By Reuters Staff BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Ombudsman is investigating the secrecy with which the European Union's executive is handling COVID-19 vaccine supply contracts, it said on Friday.

SPECIAL REPORT-How U.S. CDC missed chances to spot COVID's silent spread

By Ned Parker and Chad Terhune (Reuters) - In early February, 57 people arrived at a Nebraska military base, among the first Americans evacuated from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the new coronavirus

PCOS linked to postpartum depression, prenatal mood

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is associated with postpartum depression, and prenatal depressed mood and anxiety mediate the association, highlighting

Benzodiazepines given for ACS anxiety, pain may trigger posttraumatic stress symptoms

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), use of benzodiazepines to manage stress and anxiety is associated with an increased risk of posttraumatic

Patients with cancer history at greater risk for poor SARS-CoV-2 outcomes

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - Patients with active cancers as well as those in remission face significantly higher risk of severe illness from SARS-CoV-2 compared to those without cancer, a new

Biden launches sweeping COVID-19 changes on first full day in White House

By Trevor Hunnicutt and Nandita Bose WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden moved swiftly on his first full day in the White House on Thursday to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, his top priority

Idiopathic intracranial hypertension on the rise, women especially vulnerable

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - Idiopathic intracranial hypertension is on the rise and tracks with increasing obesity rates, a new study finds. An analysis of 35 million patient-years of data

Pfizer cuts vaccine deliveries by as much as half to some EU countries

By Radu-Sorin Marinas, Jan Lopatka and Tsvetelia Tsolova BUCHAREST/PRAGUE/SOFIA (Reuters) - Pfizer has slashed in half the volume of COVID-19 vaccines it will deliver to some EU countries this week,

Different ways of estimating post-reperfusion infarct volume have comparable results

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In assessing post-reperfusion final infarct volume (FIV) and functional outcomes in certain stroke patients, noncontrast computed tomography (NCCT)

Child-resistant microwave doors to help protect children from burns

By Carolyn Crist NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Starting in 2023, new safety measures on microwave oven doors will be designed to reduce the number of severe scalding burns that young children experience

Longer risk period for MIS-C in children with COVID

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The risk period for development of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) with COVID-19 may be longer than currently thought. More than two

Olfactory training recommended for post-infectious olfactory dysfunction

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For management of post-infectious olfactory dysfunction, an expert working group has overwhelmingly recommended olfactory training but not monocycline

BioNTech investor, amid worry over shortage, vows vaccines to be delivered for 2nd shot

By Reuters Staff FRANKFURT (Reuters) - European countries should use all available vaccine doses provided by biotech firm BioNTech and its partner Pfizer because there will be enough for the requisite

ANALYSIS-'Invisible' migrants risk being last in line for COVID-19 vaccination

By Anastasia Moloney and Nita Bhalla BOGOTA/NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As an undocumented migrant living in Colombia, Venezuelan Leidi Gutierrez has little chance of getting a COVID-19

Dubai halts elective surgeries, live music as COVID-19 cases surge

By Reuters Staff DUBAI (Reuters) - Dubai has suspended elective surgeries for a month and live music at restaurants and hotels indefinitely as coronavirus infections surge in the Middle East trade hub

Exercise improves bone mass after bariatric surgery

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - People who have bariatric surgery may have healthier bones afterward if they participate in a supervised exercise program, a randomized controlled trial suggests.

REFILE-Motor skill training improves pain, function in chronic low back pain

(Fixes typo in para 7 of Dec 31 story.) By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Motor skill training (MST) can have lasting beneficial effects for people with chronic low back pain (LBP), a new

South African variant may resist current antibody treatments

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - The variant of the new coronavirus identified in South Africa can resist, or "escape," antibodies that neutralize earlier versions of the virus, scientists have found. The

B cells will remember how to make COVID-19 antibodies

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - People who have recovered from COVID-19 can likely mount a fast and effective response to the virus if they encounter it again because their B cells will remember how to

Oxford scientists preparing vaccine versions to combat emerging virus variants -The Telegraph

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Oxford scientists are preparing to rapidly produce new versions of their vaccine to combat emerging more contagious COVID-19 variants discovered in the UK, South Africa

Maternal autoimmune disease associated with ADHD in offspring

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Children of women with autoimmune diseases may be at increased risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study suggests. Researchers examined

Denosumab promising for osteolysis after total hip replacement

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Denosumab showed biological efficacy against osteolysis after total hip replacement in a proof-of-concept trial. "Denosumab is already a well-established

ED sonographic score helps rule in or exclude acute cholecystitis

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A bedside scoring tool could help identify or rule out sonographic acute cholecystitis (SAC) in the emergency department (ED), researchers say. The study

Stem-cell transplant appears to provide long-lasting benefit for people with multiple sclerosis

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant (aHSCT) appears to provide lasting benefits for people with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a

UPDATE 1-WHO plans slew of COVID-19 vaccine approvals for global rollout

(adds new WHO document) By Francesco Guarascio BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) plans to approve several COVID-19 vaccines from Western and Chinese manufacturers in coming

Amazon offers to help U.S. with vaccine efforts in letter to President Biden

By Jeffrey Dastin (Reuters) Inc on Wednesday offered to help with the United States' efforts involving the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a letter addressed to President Joe Biden, seen by

New COVID-19 variant defeats plasma treatment, mABs, may reduce vaccine efficacy

By Reuters Staff JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The new COVID-19 variant identified in South Africa can evade the antibodies that attack it in treatments using blood plasma from previously recovered

Biden to hit reset on nation's fight against COVID-19 on his first day as president

By Susan Heavey and Gabriella Borter WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden on Wednesday will immediately reset the nation's response to the COVID-19 crisis when he heads to the Oval Office after

Madrid begins mass testing young people for COVID-19

By Reuters Staff MADRID (Reuters) - Health authorities in Madrid began mass testing hundreds of young people for COVID-19 at universities on Wednesday to detect asymptomatic carriers in one of the

Surgical plating no better than closed reduction for distal radius fractures

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Surgical plating is not superior to closed reduction at improving pain or function in older adults with displaced distal radius fractures, a new study suggests.

Europe's COVID shot party gives way to Pfizer vaccine delay headache

By Reuters Staff ZURICH (Reuters) - Pfizer Inc is facing criticism, and potential legal action, over its surprise move to temporarily delay COVID-19 vaccine shipments to European countries that fear

Merck KGaA, GSK suffer lung cancer drug setback

By Ludwig Burger FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Merck KGaA's drug development programme has suffered a setback with its most important experimental drug, cancer treatment bintrafusp alfa, failing early in its

EXCLUSIVE-WHO plans slew of COVID-19 vaccine approvals for global rollout - document

By Francesco Guarascio BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) plans to approve several COVID-19 vaccines from Western and Chinese manufacturers in the coming weeks and months, an

The silent epidemic: Abuse against Spanish women rises during lockdown

By Clara-Laeila Laudette MADRID (Reuters) - Fewer Spanish women were killed by their partner or ex-partner in 2020 than in previous years, but that statistic masks a rise in gender-based violence as

EXPLAINER-COVID-19 vaccine shots add to confusion over China's tests for travellers

By Reuters Staff BEIJING (Reuters) - A coronavirus antibody test that China has made mandatory for arriving travellers has provoked concerns over its effectiveness after one of a team of international

India, 'pharmacy of the world', starts COVID vaccine shipments to neighbours

By Krishna N. Das NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India started delivering coronavirus vaccines to its neighbours on Wednesday, the foreign ministry said, flagging off a drive to garner goodwill in an often

U.S. Surgeon General resigns at Biden's request -MSNBC

By Reuters Staff WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams has resigned at President-elect Joe Biden's request, MSNBC reported on Wednesday, as Biden was poised to be sworn in as the

ADT add-ons helpful in metastatic prostate cancer

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Addition of abiraterone acetate or apalutamide to androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) in men with metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer (mCSPC)

Androgen receptor has potent anti-tumor activity in ER+ breast cancer

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The androgen receptor acts as a potent tumor suppressor in estrogen-receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer and could be harnessed as an alternative or

Automated sepsis screening tool had advantages in the pediatric ED

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - An automated sepsis screening tool embedded in the electronic health record has dramatically increased compliance with sepsis screening in the pediatric

WHO chief welcomes EU proposal for pandemic preparedness treaty

By Reuters Staff GENEVA (Reuters) - The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday welcomed an EU proposal to negotiate a global treaty on pandemic preparedness as a way to guarantee

EU reports nearly 300,000 excess deaths in 8 months of 2020

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Around 297,500 more people died in the European Union between March and October last year compared with the same period in 2016 to 2019, according to EU data published on

Israel includes pregnant women on COVID-19 vaccines priority list

By Reuters Staff JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel has included pregnant women among those getting priority access to COVID-19 vaccines, seeing no risk to them or their foetuses, a senior public health

Pfizer vaccine appears effective against coronavirus variant found in Britain -study

By Ludwig Burger FRANKFURT (Reuters)The COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech is likely to protect against a more infectious variant of the virus discovered in Britain which has spread

REFILE-ACG issues first-ever IBS clinical-practice guideline

(Fixes typo in para 12 of Dec 22 story.) By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Advances in diagnostic testing and therapeutic options for irritable-bowel syndrome (IBS) has led the American

Young children need higher atropine concentrations to curb myopia

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Younger children require higher concentrations of atropine to achieve similar reductions in myopia progression as older children on lower concentrations,

Strongest evidence backs two tools for evaluating older people with cancer

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A systematic review and meta-analysis has pinpointed the Geriatric-8 and VES-13 as assessment tools with the strongest evidence for use with older adults

UPDATE 1-Abbott's COVID-19 antigen test may help with faster detection, isolation - CDC

(Adds expert comment, paragraph 8) By Vishwadha Chander (Reuters) - Abbott Laboratories' rapid COVID-19 antigen test is highly likely to correctly detect if people have ever contracted the virus and

COVID-19 mortality higher when ICUs packed with COVID patients

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - The more full an ICU is with COVID-19 patients, the higher the mortality rate, a new study finds. An analysis of outcomes from more than 8,000 patients admitted to

Cash-strapped Venezuela cannot join COVAX vaccine program, PAHO says

By Cassandra Garrison, Diego Oré and Brian Ellsworth MEXICO CITY/CARACAS (Reuters) - The timeline has closed for Venezuela to join the COVAX facility for COVID-19 vaccines, an official with the Pan

Moderna says possible allergic reactions to COVID-19 vaccine under investigation

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Moderna Inc said on Tuesday it had received a report from California's health department that several people at a center in San Diego were treated for possible allergic

Spanish medics take folding vaccination centre to rural areas

By Reuters Staff ORONOZ-MUGAIRE, Spain (Reuters) - As Spain widens its coronavirus vaccination campaign beyond nursing homes, health workers in northern Spain have deployed a mobile vaccination

Abbott's COVID-19 antigen test may help with faster detection, isolation - CDC

By Vishwadha Chander (Reuters) - Abbott Laboratories' rapid COVID-19 antigen test is highly likely to correctly detect if people have ever contracted the virus and could help with earlier isolation,

Backers of IP waiver for COVID-19 drugs make fresh push at WTO

By Emma Farge GENEVA (Reuters) - South Africa and India argued in favour of a waiver of intellectual property rights on COVID-19 drugs and vaccines at a closed-door meeting of the World Trade

Sputnik-AstraZeneca vaccine trials to start in February, says R-Pharm

By Polina Nikolskaya MOSCOW (Reuters) - Human trials of a coronavirus vaccine combining Russia's Sputnik V shot with that developed by Britain's AstraZeneca and Oxford University are expected to start

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Pandemic could be WHO's Chernobyl moment for reform - review panel

(Corrects to "unknown" from "known" in paragraph 6 quote) By Stephanie Nebehay and Kate Kelland GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - The COVID-19 pandemic could be the catalyst for much-needed reform of the

UPDATE 1-Pandemic could be WHO's Chernobyl moment for reform - review panel

(Adds China, US and EU reactions to report) By Stephanie Nebehay and Kate Kelland GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - The COVID-19 pandemic could be the catalyst for much-needed reform of the World Health

Inconsistent use of professional interpretation in pediatric EDs

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Families with limited English proficiency lack consistent access to professional interpreters in pediatric emergency departments, a new U.S. study suggests.

WHO health regulations need tweaks but not major change - panel

By Reuters Staff GENEVA (Reuters) - The International Health Regulations remain a cornerstone of public health security and need improving in some areas, but not major changes, the chair of a World

Cannabis tied to self-harm, all-cause mortality in youth with mood disorders

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Youth with mood disorders are at increased risk for self-harm and all-cause mortality when they also have cannabis use disorder, a new study suggests. Researchers

US judge rejects 'Pharma Bro' Shkreli's bid for compassionate release from prison

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge rejected former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli's request to be freed from prison, rejecting his claim that his deteriorating mental

EU eyes scheme to share surplus COVID-19 vaccines with poorer nations

By Francesco Guarascio BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union wants to set up a mechanism that would allow the sharing of surplus COVID-19 vaccines with poorer neighbouring states and Africa, the EU

No need to stop estrogen in transgender women before gender-affirming surgery

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Transgender women can safely maintain their estrogen hormone therapy during gender-affirming surgery without an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (

SAVR an option for many low-risk patients excluded from clinical trials

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Many patients who are excluded from clinical trials comparing transcatheter aortic-valve replacement (TAVR) with surgical aortic-valve replacement (SAVR)

Another study supports the safety of common BP medications for COVID-19 patients

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) or angiotensin II-receptor blockers (ARBs) can be safely continued in patients hospitalized with mild to

Japan eyes use of robots to boost COVID-19 testing as Olympics loom

By Reuters Staff TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's health minister watched a demonstration on Tuesday of a prototype automated COVID-19 testing machine that uses a robotic arm to take a sample from a person's

British hospitals use blockchain to track COVID-19 vaccines

By Tom Wilson LONDON (Reuters) - Two British hospitals are using blockchain technology to keep tabs on the storage and supply of temperature-sensitive COVID-19 vaccines, the companies behind the

New tool helps predict preterm birth, neonatal problems

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Progesterone metabolites in plasma coupled with patient factors can help identify pregnant women at risk for preterm delivery and neonatal morbidity,

European countries struggle to make most of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses

By John Miller and Matthias Blamont ZURICH/PARIS (Reuters) - Some European countries are drawing fewer than the approved six doses from Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine vials, meaning shots are

Brussels recommends vaccinating at least 70% of EU adults by summer

By Reuters Staff BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission recommended on Tuesday to vaccinate against COVID-19 at least 70% of the European Union's adult population by this summer, in an attempt

U.S. Supreme Court rebuffs Merck appeal in hepatitis C patent fight with Gilead

By Andrew Chung (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Merck & Co Inc's bid to revive a $2.54 billion jury verdict it won against rival drugmaker Gilead Sciences Inc for infringing a

Pandemic could be WHO's Chernobyl moment, review panel says

By Stephanie Nebehay and Kate Kelland GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - The COVID-19 pandemic could be the catalyst for much-needed reform of the World Health Organisation just as the Chernobyl nuclear

Biden taps Levine for key health role, in historic pick of transgender person

By Reuters Staff WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday named Dr. Rachel Levine to service as assistant U.S. health secretary, a historic first as Levine would become the first

Noninvasive, personalized neuromodulation promising for obsessive-compulsive behavior

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Alternating current targeted to the orbitofrontal cortex and personalized to the brain's reward center improved obsessive compulsive behaviors for three

EU kicks off debate on vaccine travel certificates

By Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union countries kicked off a debate on Monday on whether people who have received a COVID-19 vaccine should have greater freedom to travel in the

More patients use crowdsourced fundraising campaigns to cover healthcare costs

By Carolyn Crist NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - U.S. patients are using online fundraising platforms to raise money for their healthcare costs, particularly for cancer and injuries -- and unemployment

Primary care providers account for small proportion of low-value care

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Primary care providers account for very little of the low-value services received by Medicare beneficiaries, a new U.S. study suggests. Researchers examined data

Skin damage from UV light seen in sun-shielded skin

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - UV light-related skin damage is common even in skin cells typically shielded from the sun, regardless of a person's age, whereas endogenous DNA skin

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