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One shot of vaccine leaves people vulnerable to new Covid variants warns new study

The situation in India is at crisis point, with hospitals across the country overwhelmed with admissions and oxygen supplies scarce. The rapid escalation is thought to be driven by two coronavirus variants spreading rampantly in the country – the B117 variant first detected in the UK and the new B1617 variant, first detected in India.… Read More »

Nurses give EHR usability an ‘F’ in new study

A study published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association found that more favorable electronic health record usability scores are associated with lower odds of burnout – and those usability scores have tanked.    Researchers found that among 1,285 nurses who responded to a November 2017 survey about usability and burnout the… Read More »

Viagra could help men with coronary artery disease live longer, study suggests

Men who have stable coronary artery disease who also take Viagra may live longer and also have a decreased risk of having a new heart attack compared to those who suffer from the disease but do not take the erectile dysfunction drug, according to the findings of a new study published in the Journal of the… Read More »

AstraZeneca, Oxford vaccine prevents COVID-19 in big US study amid controversy overseas

A coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford was strongly protective against COVID-19 in the partners’ largest study yet, a significant finding for a shot that has been mired in controversy but could still play a crucial role.  The result, which comes from a Phase 3 trial of 32,449 participants in the… Read More »

‘Zinc fingers’ may help treat Alzheimer’s, animal study shows

Researchers have used a genetic engineering strategy to dramatically reduce levels of tau — a key protein that accumulates and becomes tangled in the brain during the development of Alzheimer’s disease — in an animal model of the condition. The results, which come from investigators at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Sangamo Therapeutics Inc., could… Read More »