Dutch ease COVID-19 measures, introduce 'corona' pass

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) -The Dutch government on Tuesday announced it is easing COVID-19 restrictions and will introduce a “corona” pass showing proof of vaccination to go to bars, restaurants, clubs or cultural events.FILE PHOTO: People walk past restaurants and bars as the Netherlands battles to control the spread of the coronavirus…

How the impact of chemotherapy on healthy cells affects the development of blood cells

Some types of chemotherapy eliminate cancer cells by damaging their DNA. These drugs can also affect healthy cells, where the damage can generate mutations that persist after the end of the treatment. Researchers at the IRB Barcelona’s Biomedical Genomics Laboratory, led by ICREA researcher Dr. Núria López-Bigas, have identified the…

Breakthrough in vaccination development against resistant A. baumannii infection

Recently, the teams led by Professor Xuechen Li from Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, The University of Hong Kong (HKU) and Professor Sheng Chen from the Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health of City University of Hong Kong (CityU), joined hands and made a breakthrough in vaccination development…

Woman reveals how GP visit revealed cancer that might have killed her

A lucky break: Woman reveals how a visit to a GP for an unusually heavy period revealed the cancer that might have killed her in a week As a university ‘fresher’, Katherine Hawkes put an unusually heavy period down to the stress of being in unfamiliar surroundings. The then 19-year-old…

Scientists discover new pathway that prevents bowel cancer treatment from working

Leading scientists at the University of Birmingham have discovered a previously unknown pathway that prevents specific drugs from working in patients with bowel cancer. The research findings pave the way for increasing the number of bowel cancer patients who can be successfully treated, say the scientists. Bowel cancer, also called…

Drugmaker Endo Settles Opioid Claims by New York, Counties for $50 Mln

(Reuters) – Drugmaker Endo International Plc on Thursday said it has agreed to pay $50 million to resolve lawsuits by New York state and two of its largest counties related to the sale and marketing of opioids. Endo said the settlement includes no admission of wrongdoing by Endo or its…

California Moves to Extend, Streamline Assisted Death Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers moved Friday to extend and streamline an assisted death law, reducing the time until terminal patients can acquire the fatal drugs. The current minimum 15-day waiting period required between the time patients make separate oral requests for medication would be reduced to 48 hours….

JAMA report calls on EHR vendors to do annual safety self-assessments

A new op-ed published in the Journal of the American Medical Association offers some suggestions for a “shared responsibility” for electronic health record safety. WHY IT MATTERS This past month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services updated its Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program – adding a new measure requiring eligible…

How Many Treatments Does CoolSculpting Usually Take?

Prostock-studio/Shutterstock By Thalia Ortiz/Sept. 13, 2021 2:01 pm EDT If you’ve ever hit the gym to start up a new exercise plan, you might notice that there are some areas where pockets of fat can stubbornly stick despite your best efforts. As frustrating as it can be, there’s one fat-busting beauty…