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Why some coronavirus strains are more infectious than others
  

Why some coronavirus strains are more infectious than others

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Coronavirus outbreaks have occurred periodically, but none have been as devastating as the COVID-19 pandemic. Vivek Govind Kumar, a graduate student, and colleagues in the lab of Mahmoud Moradi at the University of Arkansas, have discovered one reason that likely makes SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, so much more infectious than SARS-CoV-1, which caused…

Liquid vs Tissue Biopsy in Prostate Cancer: Why Not Both?
  

Liquid vs Tissue Biopsy in Prostate Cancer: Why Not Both?

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The genomic landscape of circulating tumor DNA was comparable to the landscape of tissue biopsies in a large study of patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, say researchers. Medscape Medical News

CCR Score Can Guide Treatment After Radiation in Prostate Cancer
  

CCR Score Can Guide Treatment After Radiation in Prostate Cancer

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The clinical cell-cycle risk score can identify patients with intermediate- and high-risk localized prostate cancer who could potentially forgo androgen deprivation therapy, a retrospective study suggests. Medscape Medical News

Air Pollution Linked to Acute Increase in MI Mortality
   

Air Pollution Linked to Acute Increase in MI Mortality

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In a new study, short-term exposure to ambient air pollution, specifically large and small particulate matter, and nitrogen dioxide was tied to an increased mortality risk from myocardial infarction. Medscape Medical News

4 Feel-Good Tips to Get Back on Track in 2021
 

4 Feel-Good Tips to Get Back on Track in 2021

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We all deserve a little self-care right now. Here are the routines that keep pro trainer Ash Wilking at the top of her game

FDA to Review Olanzapine-Samidorphan Combo (Again); Ketamine for PTSD?
  

FDA to Review Olanzapine-Samidorphan Combo (Again); Ketamine for PTSD?

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(MedPage Today) — After an initial positive review from an advisory panel but subsequent FDA rejection in November 2020, the FDA accepted Alkermes’ resubmission of its new drug application for ALKS 3831, a combination olanzapine/samidorphan treatment…

How Much Alcohol Is Too Much?
 

How Much Alcohol Is Too Much?

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Binge drinking isn’t the only harmful booze habit. Other forms of heavy drinking come with consequences, too.

Are Face Masks Here to Stay?
  

Are Face Masks Here to Stay?

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Some countries shifted their cultures after pandemics to embrace mask-wearing in public. Will the same thing happen to the U.S.?

Without leadership on vaccine rollout, scams are inevitable
  

Without leadership on vaccine rollout, scams are inevitable

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To say the first few weeks of vaccine delivery have been turbulent would be an understatement. States across the US have found themselves struggling with underdeveloped logistics that have caused problems in delivery and made rollout slower than promised. Meanwhile, the debacle at Stanford Medical Center, where a system to rank potential vaccine recipients managed…

Early Use of High-Titer Plasma May Prevent Severe COVID-19
 

Early Use of High-Titer Plasma May Prevent Severe COVID-19

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More data on timing and the type of convalescent plasma that could provide the most benefit come from a randomized controlled trial in older adults with COVID-19. Medscape Medical News

Emotions Run High as Frontline Clinicians Get COVID Vaccine
  

Emotions Run High as Frontline Clinicians Get COVID Vaccine

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Medscape asked doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers what they were thinking as they received their shot. Here are a few of their answers. Medscape Medical News

The FDA Just Authorized the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine
 

The FDA Just Authorized the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

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It’s now the second FDA authorized coronavirus vaccine.

Nosebleeds: First aid
 

Nosebleeds: First aid

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Nosebleeds: First aid

Live Updates: COVID-19 vaccine shipments arrive at US distribution sites
  

Live Updates: COVID-19 vaccine shipments arrive at US distribution sites

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The first truck carrying a COVID-19 vaccine for widespread use in the United States pulled out of a Portage, Mich., manufacturing plant Sunday morning

Gates says coronavirus could still be risk through early 2022
  

Gates says coronavirus could still be risk through early 2022

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Gates says coronavirus could still be risk through early 2022

CDC Panel Recommends Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine for People 16 and Over
  

CDC Panel Recommends Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine for People 16 and Over

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The panel found the vaccine safe and effective and issued specific guidance to clinicians on how to safely and appropriately give the vaccine. Medscape Medical News

Any Delay in Ending COVID Could Spur a Different Pandemic
  

Any Delay in Ending COVID Could Spur a Different Pandemic

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Coronavirus infections can lead to bacterial infections—and bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to treatment with antibiotics — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

States Plan for Vaccines as Daily US Virus Deaths Top 3,100
  

States Plan for Vaccines as Daily US Virus Deaths Top 3,100

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States drafted plans Thursday for who will go to the front of the line when the first doses of COVID-19 vaccine become available later this month. Associated Press

SABCS 2020: What’s Hot, Including a Major Chemotherapy Trial
  

SABCS 2020: What’s Hot, Including a Major Chemotherapy Trial

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The world’s largest breast cancer meeting starts this Tuesday online and, for the first time, features a community-based oncologist as a session chair. Medscape Medical News

PPE Shortage Crisis Continues at Most Hospitals, Survey Shows
  

PPE Shortage Crisis Continues at Most Hospitals, Survey Shows

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Nearly 3 in 4 infection prevention experts say facilities remain in crisis mode, with shortages of respirators, masks, face shields, and other personal protective equipment. Medscape Medical News

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