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Flu vaccine could protect against Alzheimer's disease
People who received a minimum of one influenza vaccine dose were 40% less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease than unvaccinated people, as per a study. The protective effect increased with the increase in the number of annual flu vaccines a person received, indicating that people who consistently received a yearly flu vaccine had the lowest risk of Alzheimer's disease.
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
BioGX and Cepheid announce collaboration to generate monkeypox PCR test
Cepheid and BioGX announced a business collaboration between the companies for validating and delivering a PCR test to diagnose monkeypox, which could work on the GeneXpert System. The globally installed base of about 40,000 GeneXpert Systems across 180 countries enables this test to be quickly deployed in multiple settings where immediate information is needed.
AST issues statement post-overturning decision of Roe V. Wade in the US
AST states that abortion should be an accessible option for transplantation patients due to the risk of complications and fertility after transplant misconceptions. Among women transplant recipients, 40% of pregnancies reported in Transplant Pregnancy Registry International were unplanned, and those with planned pregnancies might need to undergo abortion due to complications.
American Society of Transplantation
Guidelines on the management of cirrhosis-related bleeding and thrombosis: EASL
The clinical guidelines by EASL were developed to provide recommendations on the need for coagulation system abnormalities and thrombocytopenia in patients undergoing invasive procedures, views on haemostasis in liver disease and the need for thromboprophylaxis in inpatients with haemostatic abnormality. The guidance is based on panel interventions in clinical practice.
CDC issues new details on the unknown cause of hepatitis in children in the US
About 296 children were diagnosed with mysterious hepatitis in the US between October 1, 2021, and June 15, 2022, while 11 kids died and 18 required liver transplants. Among the diagnosed kids, 44.6% were positive for adenovirus, and 10.2% of kids were positive for COVID-19. About 26% had COVID-19 history, and hepatitis started 133 days, on average, after COVID-19 diagnosis.
Daily News Kit
Glucagon analogue could halt the hypoglycemia faster than oral carbohydrates
Dasiglucagon, a glucagon analogue, appeared to be effective and highly acceptable for patients with type 1 diabetes with non-severe hypoglycemia, as per a study. Although dasiglucagon produced a similar effect on the target range for blood glucose levels compared to oral carbohydrates, dasiglucagon decreased 5 minutes of median time to achieve euglycemia.
Antibiotic-resistant typhoid has been spreading widely since 1990: Study
Salmonella enterica serovar typhi (S.typhi) strains, originating in South Asia, East and Southern Africa, had spread to other countries such as the US, UK and Canada nearly 197 times over the past 30 years, as per the analysis. The speed of emergence and spread of S.tyhi in recent years highlights the need for urgent preventive measures, especially in nations at greater risk.
Public News Times
Seville in Spain starts a system to name and classify heat waves
The Mayor of Seville revealed the world's first warning system of extreme heat waves called proMETEO Sevilla on 21 June 2022. proMETEO Sevilla is essential for better public health management in southern Spain's arid climate. It links health warnings and weather forecasts to the general population to impart a better awareness among its members.
Individuals with developmental dyslexia could exhibit complementary cognition
People with developmental dyslexia possess some strengths linked to exploring the unknown, contributing to the survival and adaptation of the human species, as per a study. The areas of difficulty in people with dyslexia were due to the cognitive trade-off between exploiting knowledge and exploring new information, which enhances their discovery and creativity abilities.
University of Cambridge
Vaccines saved 20 million people from death due to COVID-19 in the first year
COVID-19 vaccines protected 19.8 million lives during their first year, according to a study. An additional 0.6 million COVID-19-associated deaths would have been avoided if the WHO target of vaccination to 40% of the global population by the 2021 end had been met. The study excluded China due to uncertainty around the COVID-19 effect on its vast population.