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‘Novel, Striking’ Data on Early CVD Risk Factors and Cognition

An increase in risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) during young adulthood is associated with cognitive decline in late life, new research shows. Investigators found a “novel, striking” association between high body mass index (BMI), elevated systolic blood pressure, and high glucose levels among adults in their 20s and 30s and a doubling of the […]

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Pfizer’s Newest Vaccine Plant Has Mold Issues, History of Recalls

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Pfizer’s management knew last year there was “a mold issue” at the Kansas facility now slated to produce the drugmaker’s urgently needed covid-19 vaccine, according to a Food and Drug Administration inspection report. The McPherson, Kansas, facility, which FDA inspectors wrote […]

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Adalimumab Earns FDA Approval for Ulcerative Colitis in Children

Adalimumab has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for use in pediatric patients aged 5 years and older with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis (UC), according to a press release from manufacturer AbbVie. Approval was based on data from the phase 3 ENVISION 1 randomized, double-blind study (NCT02065557) in which 60% of patients receiving the higher […]

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FDA Grants Emergency Use to Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. And then there were three. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today granted emergency use authorization (EUA) to the Ad26.COV2.S vaccine from Janssen/Johnson & Johnson (J&J) for people 18 and older after reviewing its safety and efficacy data. More vaccine […]

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Will You Get Your Kids Vaccinated Against COVID-19?

Children as young as first graders may be able to get the coronavirus vaccine by the time school starts in September, presuming trials are successful in those age groups, Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in an interview with ProPublica. No vaccines against COVID-19 are currently authorized […]

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Long-COVID in Children: It’s a Thing

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. COVID-19 may be causing long-term symptoms in children, according to a preprint posted on MedArxiv. The study, which has yet to be peer reviewed, provides preliminary evidence that children can suffer from long-COVID as can adults, with symptoms lasting for months […]