Vaccine Shows Effective Against U.K. Variant Of Virus

Vaccine Shows Effective Against U.K. Variant Of Virus

Phase 2/3 trials show that the AstraZeneca/University of Oxford vaccine are effective against the new U.K. variant. In a pre-print, not yet reviewed by The Lancet, Andrew Pollard, PhD, University of Oxford, claims vaccine efficacy was 74.9% (95% CI 41.6-88.9) after two doses against symptomatic infection from the B.1.1.7 variant. CDC estimates it could be…

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Breast Cancer Named Most Diagnosed Form Of Cancer Over Lung Cancer

Breast Cancer Named Most Diagnosed Form Of Cancer Over Lung Cancer

Breast cancer exceeded lung cancer as the most diagnosed form of cancer in the world for the first time in history, experts found. The American Cancer Society calculated about 19.3 million new cancer cases occurred last year, 10 million of which ended in patients not making it. Breast cancer in women was diagnosed in 2.3…

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Study Finds Minority Children Receive Less Advanced Imaging In The ED

Study Finds Minority Children Receive Less Advanced Imaging In The ED

A recent study found African American and Hispanic children get fewer tests than Caucasian children concerning x-ray, CT, ultrasound, and MRI. This study found that when white children went to the emergency department, they were more likely to receive advanced imaging during their visit in comparison to African American or Hispanic children. This evidence points…

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Cancer Organizations Endorse Screening During COVID-19

The pandemic has forced people to stay home

The pandemic has forced people to stay home, especially from doctor’s offices. A pain or two can be ignored to avoid the virus and give those who are actually ill a spot in a hospital bed. However, there is no evidence that the rate of cancer is decreasing, which leaves the possibility that cancers are…

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