Challenges in acute heart attack care continue post COVID-19

A door-to-balloon (D2B) time of 90-minutes or less is associated with improved outcomes for heart attack patients. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic certain obstacles—including the need for COVID-19 screening, associated ...

Oncology & Cancer

Harms reporting is inconsistent across organ cancer guidelines

A review of 33 organ-specific cancer screening guidelines has found that the reporting of harms related to screening tests and procedures is inconsistent across cancer types and at each stage of the screening process. The ...


J&J seeks US clearance for COVID-19 vaccine booster doses

Johnson & Johnson asked the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday to allow extra shots of its COVID-19 vaccine as the U.S. government moves toward expanding its booster campaign to millions more vaccinated Americans.


US stem cell clinics boomed while FDA paused crackdown

Hundreds of clinics pushing unproven stem cell procedures caught a big break from the U.S. government in 2017: They would have three years to show that their questionable treatments were safe and worked before regulators ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

EU takes US off safe travel list; backs travel restrictions

The European Union recommended Monday that its 27 nations reinstate restrictions on tourists from the U.S. because of rising coronavirus infections there, but member countries will keep the option of allowing fully vaccinated ...

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