Healthcare Happenings

Written by The Rounds

As healthcare professionals, we know how difficult it is for you to keep current on all news in technology and treatments – that’s why we are here to help you. So, keep reading for the rundown on all things medicine during the week of October 24th.

1. FDA Approves COVID-19 Vaccine For Children

A vote by the US Food and Drug Administration Panel concluded that emergency use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 is safe. The rollout of these emergency vaccines will cover approximately 28 million children across the United States.
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2. An Uptick in Small Fibre Neuropathy

The number of individuals reporting feelings of numbness, pins and needles, and burning in their feet is on the rise. Recent research suggests that these symptoms could be attributed to heart troubles.
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3. Pesticides Linked to Chronic Kidney Disease

Data from the USA National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey revealed that common pesticides can be linked to the uprise in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).
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4. World-First COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Trial

Scientists at the University Health Network in Toronto, ON conducted a world-first randomized placebo-controlled trial on third doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
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5. Molecular Target Therapies

A study has shown that with the use of molecular target therapies, breast cancer tumour cells are less likely to reoccur in patients whose treatment originally did not work.
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