White House says U.S. is working to accelerate doses of Pfizer, Moderna Covid vaccines

RN Courtney Senechal unpacks a special refrigerated box of Moderna Covid-19 vaccines as she prepared to ready more supply for use at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) in Boston, Massachusetts on December 24, 2020. Joseph Prezioso | AFP | Getty Images The Biden administration is working to accelerate doses of the Pfizer–BioNTech and… Read More »

Rapid Compression Device to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis

Researchers at Penn Medicine have developed a wearable sleeve that provides rapid pulsatile compression, and aims to mimic the compression our calf muscles experience during walking. The technology, being commercialized by Osciflex, a spin out from Penn Medicine, is intended to prevent deep vein thrombosis in patients who are bed-bound for long periods of time.… Read More »

Crowded parties and coronavirus concerns keep high schoolers from returning to the classroom

Their study, published last Thursday in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, found a statistically significant increase in clinic and hospital visits by patients who reported respiratory illnesses as early as the week of December 22. The first known case of Covid-19 in the US was thought to be a patient in Washington who had… Read More »

‘I found out that I actually have two vaginas while giving birth to my son’

An American mum has become an online sensation after taking part in a TikTok challenge about things doctors have “completely ignored when there was clearly something wrong”. Mum-of-two, Brittany Jacobs, revealed that she had always had a suspicion that something wasn’t quite right with her, as she’d had two very painful periods every month, sex… Read More »

White House using new methods to reach vaccine-hesitant Americans: NASCAR, CMT and ‘Deadliest Catch’

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki holds a press briefing in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC on April 12, 2021. Brendan Smialowski | AFP | Getty Images The White House is using alternative methods to reach Americans who remain reluctant to get a Covid-19 vaccine: NASCAR, CMT, the country… Read More »