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Medical research

New coronavirus variant surging in California

(HealthDay)—A coronavirus variant first identified in California is more contagious than previous forms of the virus and is spreading across the state, two new studies show.

Vaccination

FDA review reveals J&J COVID-19 vaccine safe, effective

A single-shot COVID-19 vaccine made by Johnson & Johnson completely prevented hospitalizations and deaths in a large clinical trial, according to the results of a new review released Wednesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Vaccination

Nationwide study shows BNT162b2 mRNA vaccine is effective

The BNT162b2 mRNA vaccine is effective for COVID-19-related outcomes, including hospitalization, severe illness, and death, in a nationwide, mass vaccination setting, according to a study published online Feb. 24 in the New ...

Surgery

Model identifies risk of serious complications following surgery

Heart attack, kidney failure, stroke. These are just a few of the life-threatening complications that patients are at risk for following surgery. Now Jefferson researchers have developed an easy-to-use, web-based tool that ...

Cardiology

How hypertension leads to atherosclerosis

Research scientists at Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital have investigated the mechanisms by which hypertension leads to arterial damage and atherosclerosis. The results may facilitate the development of new ...

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