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Second Russian virus vaccine passes early trials: report

Early clinical trials of a second Russian coronavirus vaccine have proved successful, its developer said Thursday after Russia boasted of approving the world’s first vaccine. Russia’s Vektor—a top-secret state virology research centre in Siberia—said that early-stage trials were successful for its own experimental vaccine, named EpiVacCorona. “The first two phases of clinical trials demonstrated the […]

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Report raises concerns about climate change and health in Connecticut

The Yale School of Public Health’s Center on Climate Change and Health released a new report today on changing conditions in Connecticut that, left untreated, could have serious long-term health consequences for the state’s nearly 3.5 millions residents. The 100-page report tracks 19 indicators grouped into four categories—temperature, extreme events, infectious diseases and air quality—that […]

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Coronavirus kills 210 in Iran: BBC Persian report

Credit: CC0 Public Domain At least 210 people have died in Iran from the new coronavirus, BBC Persian reported Friday citing unnamed sources in the Islamic republic’s health system, promoting an angry denial from a health ministry spokesman. Most of the people died in the capital Tehran and the holy city of Qom in central […]

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Stanford Medicine’s 2020 Health Trends Report spotlights the rise of the data-driven physician

In a health care sector now awash with data and digital technologies, physicians are actively preparing for the transformation of patient care, according to the 2020 Health Trends Report published today by Stanford Medicine. Stanford Medicine’s 2020 Health Trends Report once again documents key trends steering the industry’s future, including a maturing digital health market, […]

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AI’s future potential hinges on consensus: NAM report

The role of artificial intelligence, or machine learning, will be pivotal as the industry wrestles with a gargantuan amount of data that could improve—or muddle—health and cost priorities, according to a National Academy of Medicine Special Publication on the use of AI in health care. Yet, the current explosion of investment and development is happening […]