Clinical Trials Are Moving Out of the Lab and Into People's Homes. After the pandemic forced thousands of trials to shut down, researchers found clever ways to conduct human studies remotely. New York Times, 02/18/2021. (Also see Clinical Trials)
Scientists Call on C.D.C. to Set Air Standards for Workplaces, Now. The agency has not fully reckoned with airborne transmission of the coronavirus in settings like hospitals, schools and meatpacking plants, experts said. New York Times, 02/17/2021.
COVID-linked syndrome in children is growing, new cases appear to be more severe. The condition, which usually emerges several weeks after infection, is still rare, but can be dangerous. New York Times, 02/16/2021.
Unhealthy Foods Aren't Just Bad For You, They May Also Be Addictive. Food researchers debate whether highly processed foods like potato chips and ice cream are addictive, triggering our brains to overeat. New York Times, 02/18/2021.
CDC says no safety problems with Pfizer, Moderna Covid vaccines after first month. The two Covid-19 vaccines approved for use in the United States have reassuring safety profiles with no concerning new issues found in data collected from the first month of vaccinations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. NBC Health News, 02/19/2021.
Covid's impact on cancer care is turning oncologists' worst fears into reality. Apart from felling scores of cancer patients, the virus has upended cancer diagnosis, treatment and research. NBC Health News, 02/19/2021. (Also see Cancer)
It's Not Clear That We Actually Need Human Challenge Trials for COVID-19, But the U.K. Is Moving Ahead With Them Anyway. The so-called human challenge trial is the first of its kind for COVID-19 and will help scientists learn how much virus is needed to cause infection, among other important questions. Time Healthland, 02/18/2021.
How to Work from Home Without Burning Out. Working remotely is a luxury and the trick to staying motivated and preventing burnout is to keep the office and the home from truly becoming one. Time Healthland, 02/16/2021.
Covid: How will we know if the vaccine is working? More than 15 million people in the UK have received a first dose of coronavirus vaccine – but how will we know if it's working? BBC Health News, 02/17/2021.
'Thousands' of lung cancer cases have gone undiagnosed in England during coronavirus pandemic because people confuse the cough with Covid, NHS boss warns. People may mistake symptoms of lung cancer for tell-tale signs of coronavirus and late diagnosis of lung cancer has significantly worse chances of survival. Mail Online, 02/17/2021. (Also see Cancer)
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