FRIDAY, Sept. 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) — When newborns and the physicians treating them are of the same race, the newborn survival rate is significantly improved, according to a study published online Sept. 1 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Flu Activity Low in Southern Hemisphere in June to August 2020
THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) — There was very low influenza activity during June to August 2020 in the Southern Hemisphere, according to research published in the Sept. 18 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Moderna May Know by November Whether COVID-19 Vaccine Is Effective
THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Moderna says it should know by sometime in November whether its COVID-19 vaccine is effective, its CEO said Thursday.
COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Would Begin Within 24 Hours After Approval
THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine in the United States would begin within 24 hours of its approval or emergency use authorization, and the plan is that no American will have to “pay a single dime” out of their own pocket for the vaccine, federal officials said Thursday.
Cancer Incidence Up for Adolescents and Young Adults
THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Among adolescents and young adults (AYAs), cancer incidence increased during 2007 to 2016, according to a report published online Sept. 17 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.
Substance Use Disorder Linked to Increased Risk for COVID-19
THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Substance use disorder (SUD) is associated with a higher risk for COVID-19 than that seen in the general population, as well as worse outcomes, according to a study published online Sept. 14 in Molecular Psychiatry.
Survey: About Seven in 10 Adults Interested in COVID-19 Vaccine
THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Nearly seven in 10 U.S. adults are “definitely” or “probably” willing to get a COVID-19 vaccine, according to research published online Aug. 20 in Vaccine.
Novel Risk, Protective Factors for Type 2 Diabetes Identified
THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Insomnia may be a risk factor for type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online Sept. 8 in Diabetologia.
Vaccine Campaign Would Take Six to Nine Months to Curb COVID-19
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) — When a safe and effective vaccine against COVID-19 becomes available, it is likely to take six to nine months for enough Americans to get vaccinated to have a significant impact on the pandemic, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield, M.D., said Wednesday.