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FDA Approves Kimyrsa (oritavancin) for the Treatment of Adult Patients with Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections (ABSSSI)

FDA Approves Kimyrsa (oritavancin) for the Treatment of Adult Patients with Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections (ABSSSI) MORRISTOWN, N.J., March 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Melinta Therapeutics, LLC (Melinta), a commercial-stage company focused on the development and commercialization of novel antibiotics, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved… Read More »

Returning to sports and physical activity after COVID-19: What parents need to know

While most children and teens who have COVID-19 recover completely, sometimes the virus can have lasting effects. One of those effects can be damage to the muscle of the heart — and if a damaged heart is stressed by exercise, it can lead to arrhythmias, heart failure, or even sudden death. This appears to be… Read More »

Who should watch out for vaccine reaction

People who have experienced anaphylactic reactions to vaccines are being urged to wait 30 minutes after receiving their COVID-19 vaccine, after Queensland rapidly shifted its advice. Queensland Health Minister Yvette D’Ath urged people who had previously experienced anaphylactic reactions to hold off on getting immunised on Wednesday, after the state reported four anaphylactic reactions. But… Read More »

NSW seeks continued vaccination role

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says her health department is in discussions with its federal counterpart on playing a larger role in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. The state recorded zero new local COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours to 8pm on Thursday, as well as five cases in travellers in hotel quarantine. No new cases were… Read More »

Your Poop Could Power Planes, Scientists Say

Juan Gargiulo / EyeEmGetty Images Scientists have developed a new chemical way to turn wet waste into paraffin, a combustible jet fuel ingredient. Airplanes contribute to 2.5 percent of global greenhouse emissions, while food waste makes 6 percent. The new fuel blend could reduce airline emissions to zero and beyond. Scientists have revealed an ambitious… Read More »

Lower AstraZeneca vaccine efficacy against South African strain could complicate pandemic response

The AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine is not effective against moderate infections of the South Africa variant of the coronavirus, according to a new study that complicates the strategy for curbing the pandemic through immunization. A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that the vaccine had an efficacy of only 10.4% against mild-to-moderate cases… Read More »