AI breast cancer screening project wins government funding for NHS trial


LONDON (June 16, 2021)---UK researchers have secured government funding to study the use of artificial intelligence for breast cancer screening in NHS hospitals.  The work builds on previous research which showed that artificial intelligence could be as effective as human radiologists in spotting breast cancer from X-ray images.  Backed by funding through…

U.S. clinical trial results show Novavax vaccine is safe and prevents COVID-19


BETHESDA, MD (June 15, 2021)---Results from a Phase 3 clinical trial enrolling 29,960 adult volunteers in the United States and Mexico show that the investigational vaccine known as NVX-CoV2373 demonstrated 90.4% efficacy in preventing symptomatic COVID-19 disease. The candidate showed 100% protection against moderate and severe disease. In people at…

NIH study offers new evidence of early SARS-CoV-2 infections in U.S.


BETHESDA (June 15, 2021)---A new antibody testing study examining samples originally collected through the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program found evidence of SARS-CoV-2 infections in five states earlier than had initially been reported. These findings were published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. The results expand on findings from…

COUNTRIES REAFFIRM COMMITMENT TO ENDING POLIO AT LAUNCH OF NEW ERADICATION STRATEGY


GENEVA, 10 June 2021 – Today, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) will launch the Polio Eradication Strategy 2022-2026: Delivering on a Promise, to overcome the remaining challenges to ending polio, including setbacks caused by COVID-19. While polio cases have fallen 99.9% since 1988, polio remains a Public Health Emergency of International Concern…

Florida Governor DeSantis Signed A Bill Extending Medicaid Coverage To Pregnant Women


FLORIDA (June 3, 2021)---Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a bill extending Medicaid coverage to pregnant women until one year after they deliver their babies. The measure (SB 2518) was a priority of House Speaker Chris Sprowls that received early bipartisan praise across both chambers during the recent Legislative Session. DeSantis signed the measure Wednesday, the…