COVID Hospitalizations in U.S. Hit Record High

TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2020 — Yet another grim record for COVID-19 hospitalizations was set on Monday, as more than 96,000 patients battled severe cases of the virus in hospital wards across America. Counts of new coronavirus infections and fatalities have slowed in the past few days, a common occurrence over holidays and weekends due to […]

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Health Highlights, Dec. 1, 2020

Below are newsworthy items compiled by HealthDay staff: Trump Science Adviser Resigns President Donald Trump’s controversial science adviser, Dr. Scott Atlas, has resigned. Atlas, a Stanford University neuro-radiologist with no formal experience in public health or infectious diseases, challenged the overwhelming consensus of the scientific community and criticized stronger efforts, including the use of face […]

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Pandemic Could Be Golden Time for Narcissists: Study

TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2020 — The coronavirus pandemic is giving some narcissists a chance to bask in the admiration of others, a new study suggests. It found that narcissists who are essential workers — including those in restaurants and retail stores — love their “hero” status. “The word ‘hero’ is a trigger for narcissists,” explained […]

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Eye Injury Reported From Germ-Killing UV Lamps

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2020 — Amid a pandemic, some people are buying so-called germicidal ultraviolet lamps to protect against the new coronavirus. But new research finds that decision could backfire when it comes to eye health. Doctors are reporting on several patients who used such devices to eliminate the virus from homes and offices and […]

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EMA receives application for conditional marketing authorisation of COVID-19 mRNA vaccine BNT162b2

EMA has received an application for conditional marketing authorisation (CMA) for BNT162b2, a COVID‑19 mRNA vaccine developed by BioNTech and Pfizer. The assessment of BNT162b2 will proceed under an accelerated timeline. An opinion on the marketing authorisation could be issued within weeks, depending on whether the data submitted are sufficiently robust and complete to show […]

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EMA receives application for conditional marketing authorisation of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

EMA has received an application for conditional marketing authorisation (CMA) for a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine by Moderna Biotech Spain, S.L. The assessment of the vaccine known as Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (also referred to as mRNA1273) will proceed under an accelerated timeline. An opinion on the marketing authorisation could be issued within weeks, depending on whether […]

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Cocoa Might Give Your Brain a Boost: Study

MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2020 — Could the main ingredient found in chocolate super-charge your brain, help young, healthy adults think better, faster and more efficiently? Just maybe, according to a small new study out of Britain. The finding is based on work with 18 healthy men, aged 18 to 45. All underwent brain scans and […]

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