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Internal AstraZeneca safety report sheds light on neurological condition suffered by vaccine trial participant

Internal AstraZeneca safety report sheds light on neurological condition suffered by vaccine trial participant

CNN has obtained an internal safety report by pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca that sheds light on the neurological condition suffered by one of the participants in its coronavirus vaccine clinical trial. The report details how the study volunteer, a previously healthy 37-year-old woman, “experienced confirmed transverse myelitis” after receiving her second dose of the vaccine, and…MORE

Pharma company drastically boosts its potential coronavirus vaccine production

Pharma company drastically boosts its potential coronavirus vaccine production

German pharmaceutical company BioNTech, which is currently developing a possible vaccine against the novel coronavirus together with US drug giant Pfizer, announced Thursday it was buying a new production plant in order drastically to increase its production capacities. BioNTech said the acquisition of the vaccine plant in Marburg, Germany, from the pharmaceutical firm Novartis, would…MORE

Coronavirus measures may help blunt flu season, experts say

Coronavirus measures may help blunt flu season, experts say

The United States may not see a “double whammy” this fall of both the coronavirus and influenza, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Thursday. The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases pointed to the Southern Hemisphere, where it’s late winter. Australia has experienced an almost non-existent flu season, Fauci said in an interview…MORE

When does a good attitude become toxic positivity?

When does a good attitude become toxic positivity?

Between sleepless nights, diapers and feeding times, having small children at home could leave Priscilla Goins feeling exhausted. She loved her kids, but it was a lot. “I would sometimes say ‘I just want a minute to myself,’” Goins, of Knoxville, Tennessee, said. “People would be like: ‘Oh, you’ll miss it when they’re older.’” And…MORE

Trump knew testing Covid-19 vaccines would take months, Woodward book shows

Trump knew testing Covid-19 vaccines would take months, Woodward book shows

President Donald Trump knew back in the spring that it would probably take a year to develop a coronavirus vaccine, according to interviews with journalist Bob Woodward. Trump also suggests that’s why he initially pushed so hard for the use of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, because the malaria drug had already been tested and approved…MORE

Federal government details plans to distribute free Covid-19 vaccines

Federal government details plans to distribute free Covid-19 vaccines

The federal government released plans on Wednesday detailing how it will distribute Covid-19 vaccines once they’ve been okayed by the US Food and Drug Administration. Operation Warp Speed aims to have Covid-19 vaccines moving to administration sites within 24 hours of an FDA license or emergency use authorization, an official said. And the aim is…MORE

How to help siblings get along better

How to help siblings get along better

Sibling rivalry is often taken as an unexamined fact of family life — as much a part of parenting as potty training or bedtime stories. But experts say parents don’t have to put up with the bickering and the fights: There are strategies and techniques to help brothers and sisters get along better, strengthening a…MORE

7 steps that can lower your blood pressure as you age

7 steps that can lower your blood pressure as you age

Want to live a longer, healthier life? One way is to keep your blood pressure at optimal levels as you age — preferably below 120 systolic (the top number) and 80 diastolic (the lower number). That’s especially important during the pandemic, because having high blood pressure is one of the possible risk factors for developing…MORE

PTSD may double risk of dementia, new analysis finds

PTSD may double risk of dementia, new analysis finds

People who experience post-traumatic stress disorder may be twice as likely to have dementia later in life, according to a new study — a finding with important implications for the coronavirus pandemic. The disorder occurs when symptoms from a psychological trauma disrupt daily functioning for at least a month. The nation has been reeling from…MORE

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