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Carriers of genetic variants of inherited cardiomyopathies and arrhythmias associated with unexplained sudden cardiac...

1. In this study of White and African American adults who had unexplained sudden cardiac death, nearly 20% of individuals had pathogenic or likely...

Randomized trial of plant-derived vaccine for COVID-19

1. A plant-derived, virus-like particle displays the SARS-CoV-2 spike glycoprotein and appears to be a promising candidate for a vaccine. 2. Adverse outcomes were mild-to-moderate,...

Greater nurse staffing may improve patient outcomes and reduce costs

1. There were lower 30-day mortality rates two years after implementation of the nursing ratio policy compared to baseline. 2. The reduction in length of...

Very preterm birth or very low birth weight associated with lower intelligence among young...

1. Intelligence Quotient (IQ) was significantly lower among adults born very preterm or with very low birth weight compared to adults born at term. 2....

Critically ill COVID-19 patients in Africa may have worse outcomes compared to global rates...

1. In-hospital mortality within 30 days of admission for COVID-19 was 48% (vs. global mortality 31.5%). 2. Increased age, underlying comorbidities and delay in admission...

Increase in overdose-associated cardiac arrests during the COVID-19 pandemic

1. Overdose-associated cardiac arrests during the COVID-19 pandemic increased to 98.3% above baseline in May 2020, before declining to 21.4% above baseline in December. 2....

Online modules for pediatricians on human papillomavirus communication strategies linked to increased HPV...

1. Online training for pediatricians on human papillomavirus (HPV) communication strategies is associated with an increase in rates of HPV vaccination, reducing missed opportunities...

Nationwide vaccination campaign with BNT162b2 (Pfizer–BioNTech) mRNA vaccine reports high immunogenicity across all age...

1. There was a vaccine efficacy of 97.2% against symptomatic COVID-19 infection in individuals at least 7 days after their second vaccine dose. 2. Substantial...

Delivery room thermal care interventions for hypothermia associated with improved outcomes

1. The majority of thermal care interventions used in the delivery room were associated with better core body temperature and decreased risk of moderate...

Novel malaria vaccine candidate (R21/MM) is safe and highly protective against malaria transmission in...

1. Vaccine efficacy at 6 months for R21/MM was 74% in group 1 and 77% in group 2. 2. R21/MM showed high malaria-specific antibody titers...

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