Even With Mild COVID, Obesity May Mean Worse Symptoms

One expert not part of the study, Dr. Nicholas Kman, pointed out that even vaccinated patients can get a mild case of COVID-19. “We also know that when the immune system is compromised, like in severe obesity, we don’t mount as good a response to the vaccine,” said Kman, an emergency medicine physician at … Read more

White House Announces Vaccination Plans for Younger Children

JOHN WHYTE: Welcome, everyone. You’re watching Coronavirus in Context. I’m Doctor John White, the Chief Medical Officer at WebMD. So who exactly needs boosters and when? When are we actually going to see a vaccine for kids? And should you wait as a parent for a little while once they’re available? And then, what’s the … Read more

6 reasons why Americans aren’t returning to work

A “Now Hiring” sign outside a store on Aug. 16, 2021 in Arlington, Virginia. OLIVIER DOULIERY | AFP | Getty Images On the surface, conditions may seem ripe for a boom in the U.S. labor market. There are still 5 million fewer jobs than before the pandemic but job openings are near record highs. And … Read more

China’s new home prices stall for first time since COVID-19

China’s new home prices stalled for the first time since February 2020 in September, as the chill in the property market intensified amid tightening credit due to an ongoing crackdown on speculative investment. The average new home price in 70 major Chinese cities was unchanged in September month-on-month, compared with 0.2% growth in August, according … Read more

Covid-related scams have bilked Americans out of $586 million

boonchai wedmakawand | Moment | Getty Images Consumers have lost $586 million to fraud linked to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to data from the Federal Trade Commission. Americans filed more than 269,000 fraud complaints from the beginning of 2020 to Oct. 14, 2021, according to most recent federal data. (Consumers cited Covid, stimulus or related … Read more

Saudi Arabia eases Covid precautionary measures

Saudi Arabia has started easing precautionary measures against Covid-19 as the country has witnessed a reduction in fresh cases. The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) announced the operation of all airports at full capacity, the Saudi Press Agency reported. Meanwhile, the kingdom will continue to monitor the immunisation status of travellers, reports Xinhua news … Read more

Platforms that combine drug delivery and telehealth services are key to success: Dan Greenfield – ET HealthWorld

by Dan Greenfield Integrated platforms that combine drug delivery and telehealth services are key to success in the growing $700 billion Direct-to-Consumer healthcare market. Health, wellness and fitness companies focused on Direct-to-Patient or Direct-to Consumer Care are on the cusp of exciting opportunities and unprecedented growth. It’s part of the trend for Direct-to-Consumer and at-home … Read more

Bitcoin bull Mark Yusko sees trouble at $60,000, calls the cryptocurrency ‘overbought’ right now

A bitcoin bull is on pullback watch. Hedge fund manager Mark Yusko believes investors will take profits due to the cryptocurrency’s sharp rally over the last few weeks. “There are a lot of people that think we could hit $100,000 by the end of the year. The stock to flow model says we should,” the … Read more

FDA Panel Recommends Second Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Dose

Oct. 15, 2021 — A FDA advisory committee on Friday voted unanimously to recommend second doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to anyone over 18, the second vote in as many days to back a change to a COVID vaccine timeline. The panel recommends that the second J&J dose come at least 2 … Read more

Supercomputers Mimic Brain Activity, Hunt for COVID Treatments

Oct. 15, 2021 — Machine learning has come a long way in the quarter-century since a computer nicknamed Deep Blue shocked the world by beating chess champion Garry Kasparov. Today, when our smartphones have far more computing power than Deep Blue, scientists have trained their sights on even bigger opponents, including potentially fatal illnesses like … Read more