Health Highlights: Jan. 25, 2021

Severe Allergic Reactions to Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Rare: CDC Only 10 people in the entire United States have had severe allergic reactions to Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, out of more than 4 million who’ve received the first dose, a new government report shows. That works out to a rate of 2.5 cases per 1 million doses […]

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Merck discontinues development of SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 vaccine candidates; continues development of two investigational therapeutic candidates

Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the company is discontinuing development of its SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 vaccine candidates, V590 and V591, and plans to focus its SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 research strategy and production capabilities on advancing two therapeutic candidates, MK-4482 and MK-7110. This decision follows Merck’s review of findings from […]

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Men, Make Health Your Goal This Year

SUNDAY, Jan. 24, 2021 — The new year is the ideal time to focus on your health and one expert has some tips, especially for men, for doing that. According to Dr. Kevin McVary, director of Loyola Medicine Men’s Health Center, in Maywood, Ill., “Men don’t always focus on their health and, in fact, men […]

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FDA Approves First Once-a-Month HIV Therapy

FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2021 — The first monthly shots to treat adults with HIV were approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday. “Currently, the standard of care for patients with HIV includes patients taking daily pills to adequately manage their condition. This approval will allow some patients the option of receiving once-monthly […]

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