Cancer: High doses of vitamin A increases lung cancer risk, warns study

A pooled analysis of 15 different clinical studies published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2015, looked at over 11,000 cases, to determine association of levels of vitamins and cancer risk. In this very large sample size, levels of retinol were positively associated with prostate cancer risk. Furthermore, an observational analysis of over … Read more

Nurse Charged With Murdering Two Patients With Lethal Doses Of Insulin In North Carolina Hospital » WhatsNew2Day

A former nurse in North Carolina is accused of murdering two patients and nearly killing a third by administering lethal doses of insulin. Johnathan Hayes, 47, who worked at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, has been charged with two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder, Forsyth County District … Read more

Monkeypox vaccine maker raises concerns about plan to split doses

The CEO of the company that makes the only vaccine approved by the Food and Drug Administration to prevent monkeypox told Biden administration health officials he was concerned about a new strategy to split doses and change the way the vaccine is injected. In a letter shared with The Hill, Bavarian Nordic CEO Paul Chaplin … Read more

FDA considering dividing Jynneos doses into fifths to increase vaccine supply

The Biden administration is considering splitting doses of the smallpox vaccine, which are being used to prevent monkeypox amid the current outbreak, into five smaller doses, the head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Thursday. FDA Commissioner Robert Califf said during a briefing that his agency was looking into possible solutions to increase … Read more

DC mayor estimates districts needs 100K monkeypox vaccine doses

The nation’s capital needs 100,000 monkeypox vaccine doses to respond to the new virus, Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) said on Sunday. A “robust testing regime” is already in place, Bowser told CBS “Face the Nation” host Margaret Brennan, but the city currently has just 8,000 vaccine doses. “We need more doses for sure,” … Read more

Covid: Two billion vaccine doses given in India, government says

India’s health ministry on Sunday said two billion Covid vaccine doses have been administered across the nation in 18 months. At least 55 million booster doses were among the two billion jabs administered in India till Sunday afternoon, according to the government’s vaccine tracking site Covid Vaccine Intelligence Network (CoWin). The announcement comes amid a … Read more

Biden administration to distribute 144,000 additional doses of monkeypox vaccine as cases spike

The Biden administration announced on Thursday that it will distribute 144,000 more doses of the Jynneos vaccine across the country to address a recent spike in confirmed cases of monkeypox. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said in a press release it would begin shipping the vaccines from the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) … Read more

New York City Orders Another 6,000 Doses Of Monkeypox Vaccine

New York City will “soon” roll out another 6,000 doses of the monkeypox vaccine, officials say as the national infection rate rises to 396. The country’s hot spot was shelled last week after offering barely a thousand doses just days before Pride weekend, with the supply being so small that walk-ins were suspended just 90 … Read more

White House Scrambles To Ship Tens Of Thousands Of Monkeypox Vaccine Doses

The Biden administration is stepping up its efforts to slow the spread of monkeypox by distributing tens of thousands of vaccine doses after being criticized for its early response to an outbreak in the US that primarily affects gay men. The plan, announced Tuesday, includes rapidly expanding access to doses of Bavarian Nordic’s Jynneos vaccine … Read more

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