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US awards $1.6 billion to Novavax for COVID-19 vaccine

The US on Tuesday announced it was providing $1.6 billion in funding for the development and manufacture of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate produced by biotech firm Novavax, the largest amount awarded under Operation Warp Speed. Separately, the US also said it was providing $450 million to Regeneron for its experimental COVID-19 treatment and prophylaxis, a […]

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Coronavirus immunity can be 'short-lived,' expert warns

McDaniel: Trump campaign leading the way holding rallies with safety measures RNC chair Ronna McDaniel on precautions being taken ahead of Trump’s New Hampshire rally. A British immunologist warned Monday that immunity to the coronavirus could be " rather short-lived" and individuals shouldn't rely on that alone to cope with the infectious disease. Danny Altmann, a […]

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Senators call for CMS to provide plan for telehealth changes

A bipartisan group of 38 senators released an open letter on Friday, asking U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma to provide a written plan for permanent changes to Medicare, Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program rules around telehealth.   “We are hearing from […]

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Review raises questions about family violence therapies

The comprehensive systematic review and meta-analysis of the effectiveness of psychological therapies for women who experience intimate partner violence (IPV) and abuse is published by the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Research Fellow at the University’s Safer Families Center of Research Excellence, Dr. Mohajer Hameed, worked on the review with others, including Professor Kelsey Hegarty […]

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Heart rate: Why is my resting heart rate increasing?

Your heart rate is the number of times your heart beats per minute, and if it is irregular this could be a sign of atrial fibrillation. However, occasion irregular heartbeat is very common and nothing to worry about. How do I check my heart rate? You can check your heart rate by taking your pulse […]