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The National Institute of Drug abuse has granted the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences $1.3 million to study the effect of medical marijuana in the state. The news came just after a nonprofit organization from Arkansas reported that more than 20,000...

uscoronavirus sep24 The United States is currently witnessing a mixed trend of a marginal decline in new Covid cases and a continuing rise in deaths due to coronavirus infection. The death toll that hovered above 2,000 for the two consecutive weeks crossed the 3,000-a-day mark Thursday.

coronavaccine sep24 The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended a new combination of two antibody treatments for management of two categories of Covid-19 patients. The antibody cocktail, known as REGEN-COV in the U.S. and Ronapreve in other countries, has already received emergency or temporary pandemic use authorizations to treat Covid-19 in more than 20 countries, including in the U.S., European Union, Ind

vaccine sep24 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or CDC's vaccine advisory panel has recommended booster doses of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine for a wide range of adults. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices or ACIP on Thursday voted to endorse a single Pfizer/BioNtech Covid-19 vaccine booster to people 65 and older, long-term care facility residents and people 50 and older...

United Kingdom's King's College and pharmaceutical giants GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) have teamed up to develop an Artificial Intelligence-based treatment for cancer by understanding how genetics have played a role in the disease. The deal is going to be for five years. According to reports, the...

Researchers at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center have found out, as part of their study that the spread of cancer in the brain does not happen in a random manner, but depends on where the cancer started in the human body. As part of the study, researchers examined the location of brain tumors...

uscoronavirus sep President Joe Biden announced that the United States is buying an additional half a billion Pfizer vaccines to donate to low and lower-middle income countries around the world. Speaking at Virtual Global Covid-19 Summit Wednesday, Biden also announced the launch of the EU-U.S. vaccine partnership to work more closely with with its partners on expanding global vaccinations. U.S. Secretary of Sta

The U.S House of Representatives on Tuesday okayed an amendment, which would protect banks that cater to state-legal marijuana businesses against being penalized by federal regulators. The amendment, which is now a part of large-scale defense spending legislation, was passed with a voice vote. With...

uscoronavirus sep22 Deaths due to coronavirus infection in the United States continue to remain above the 2000-a-day mark for the second consecutive week. The alarming trend was evident in most of the days since September 8, the day when daily Covid deaths in the country crossed the 2000 mark for the first time since February. With 2331 new coronavirus casualties reporting on Tuesday, the national total has increas

COVID-19 vaccine makers Pfizer Inc. (PFE) and BioNTech SE (BNTX) announced Wednesday plans to expand their agreement with the U.S. Government to provide further 500 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for donation. The vaccine doses will be supplied to the Government at a not-for-profit price for...

A study conducted by researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine has found that the higher presence of a certain type of bacteria in a gut chrome indicates a higher chances of colon polyps turning cancerous. The study was done on 40 patients who had taken regular colonoscopies...

uscoronavirus sep21 As coronavirus deaths crossing the 2000 mark on many of these days, the weekly average of COVID casualties in the United States is steadily increasing, data shows. From a low point of 188 weekly death average reported in the beginning of July, the seven-day average reached 2087 on Monday, according to data compiled by New York Times. This marks an increase by more than 11 times within a time spac

uscoronavirus sep20 Amidst the recent surge in coronavirus cases and deaths in the United States, hospitalizations due to the pandemic is steadily declining, data shows. The number of people hospitalized in the country has come down to 94,101, according to data compiled by New York Times. It marks 8 percent decrease within a fortnight. The weekly average of COVID deaths crossed 2000 after a long gap. The seven-day

obesity 092021 In the U.S., the number of states in which at least 35% of residents are obese has risen to 16. This compares to 12 in 2019 and 9 in 2018, according to data published in the CDC 2020 Adult Obesity Prevalence Maps.

According to new research, it is possible to prepare the immunity system against certain proteins called neoantigens beforehand to increase the response of the T cells and shrink cancer cells before they mature. A study published in the Cell says, researchers from the MIT and Koch Institute for...

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