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There’s no evidence a Covid booster shot is necessary, says Dr. Ashish Jha

There’s no need for Covid booster doses right now, the dean of Brown University’s School of Public Health said Friday, as highly transmissible, new variants test the protections of the available vaccines. “Let me tell you where we are: the data is very clear, if you’ve gotten your two shots of Moderna  or Pfizer  or… Read More »

Providing Excellence: Removing a Complex Hernia with Robotic Surgery

Two surgeries in one day. Thanks to Mission Health’s commitment to bring world-class technology to the people of western North Carolina, 74-year-old Alice McLaughlin, a retired blanket mill worker who lives in Swannanoa and is the caregiver to her 47-year-old son who was paralyzed in a car accident, only spent one night recovering in the… Read More »

Thyroid cancer now diagnosed with machine learning-powered photoacoustic/ultrasound imaging

A lump in the thyroid gland is called a thyroid nodule, and 5-10% of all thyroid nodules are diagnosed as thyroid cancer. Thyroid cancer has a good prognosis, a high survival rate, and a low recurrence rate, so early diagnosis and treatment are crucial. Recently, a joint research team in Korea has proposed a new… Read More »

Quarantine rules axed on ‘amber list’ for double-jabbed holidaymakers

Grant Shapps warns of huge check-in queues at airports as double-jabbed Brits scramble to get away after he announced that quarantine will be binned for ‘amber list’ destinations from July 19 ‘Freedom Day’ Grant Shapps has confirmed in Commons statement today that new quarantine rules will kick in from July 19  Requirement to self-isolated dropped… Read More »