Brazil grants emergency approval to J&J COVID vaccine

Brazil approved Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use Wednesday, the fourth vaccine to get regulatory approval in the hard-hit country. Federal health regulator Anvisa said its board had unanimously approved the vaccine for use on priority groups such as health providers and the elderly. Brazil signed a…

Designing an emergency stop switch for immunotherapies

Immunotherapy, unlike chemotherapy and radiotherapy, arms the body’s immune system to attack cancer cells. In recent years, it has proven to be remarkably successful at treating leukemia, lymphoma and other liquid cancers, or cancers present in body fluids. Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy is a type of treatment in…

Georgia gov. issues emergency after Atlanta hospital flooded

Hospitals suing US government to keep prices secret: Report President Trump’s health care initiative is causing hospitals to fire back by filing a lawsuit against the government. FOX Business’ Kristina Partsinevelos with more. ATLANTA — Georgia’s governor has issued an emergency declaration because of capacity issues at Atlanta-area hospitals after a…

Antihistamine use for anaphylaxis symptoms linked with delay seeking emergency treatment

New research suggests that giving antihistamine medicine to a child experiencing anaphylaxis—a sudden and severe allergic reaction that can quickly be fatal—usually does more harm than good by delaying emergency treatment. A research abstract, “The Association of Antihistamine Administration and Delayed Presentation for Care in Pediatric Patients Admitted with Anaphylaxis,”…