CoWIN to be scaled up to track every vaccine: RS Sharma – ET HealthWorld

The Centre’s CoWIN platform will be scaled up rapidly to service the third phase of the Covid-19 expanded vaccination drive starting May 1 under the new policy, National Health Authority chairman RS Sharma told ET on Tuesday, adding that it will continue to keep track of each vaccine administered and issue certificates. “The software (CoWIN) … Read more

New Hope Against a Rare but Incurable Eye Cancer

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A cutting-edge experimental drug cuts nearly in half the risk of death among patients with a rare but aggressive cancer of the eye, new clinical trial data show. Tebentafusp has now become the first drug shown to improve overall survival in patients with … Read more

Eczema: Keeping a Positive Body Image

Gabby Bachner, a pharmacy student at the University of Georgia in Athens, found out she had eczema soon after she went to college. The specific type she has, called contact dermatitis, happens when her body touches something that causes an allergic reaction. Bachner, who works in a pharmacy, found that her scrubs and certain lotions … Read more

Administration May Force Nicotine Reduction in Cigarettes

April 20, 2021 The Biden administration is considering two moves that would affect tobacco companies and American smokers, The Wall Street Journal has reported, citing unnamed people familiar with the matter. First, the administration may require tobacco companies to lower nicotine in cigarettes to non-addictive levels, the WSJ reported. Nicotine doesn’t cause cancer, … Read more

More Signs COVID Shots Are Safe for Pregnant Women

Julia Wu, ScD, lead researcher and epidemiologist, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Human Immunomics Initiative, Boston. Jacqueline Parchem, MD, maternal-fetal medicine specialist, McGovern Medical School, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston. Christa Carrig, registered nurse; labor and delivery nurse, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. Andrea Edlow, MD, lead researcher and a maternal-fetal medicine … Read more