With the Pfizer BioNTech BNT162b2 vaccine and Moderna’s mRNA-1273 vaccine currently being administered to select groups, the buzz around the COVID-19 vaccine is palpable. Public response to the idea of a vaccine has also grown more favorable, with a national … Continue reading What to Expect From COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects
There are several general guiding principles that lay the foundation for the ethical standards further detailed in the statement. These guiding principles include: Protecting Patient Health In line with the Hippocratic Oath, espousing the belief to “First, do no harm” … Continue reading What Are the Principles of the Declaration of Helsinki?
Boris Johnson was moved into intensive care last night after his condition worsened amid concerns that he may need a ventilator to aid his fight against coronavirus. The prime minister was put into the intensive care unit at St Thomas’ … Continue reading Boris Johnson in Covid-19 Intensive Care
The majority of Americans have health insurance that includes coverage for prescription drugs. But unfortunately that doesn’t ensure that they can afford the specific drugs their doctors prescribe for them. In fact, many Americans report that their insurance plans sometimes … Continue reading When Insurers Don’t Cover Drugs, Prescriptions Often Go Unfilled
Nearly two dozen people—mostly young adults—have now been hospitalized with severe breathing difficulties as a result of vaping. According to NBC News, a total of 22 cases have been reported: four in Minnesota, 12 in Wisconsin, and six in Illinois—up … Continue reading 22 People Now Hospitalized With Vaping Lung Damage
A 14 year study in more than one million people has found that women with high cholesterol have significantly lower rates of breast cancer and improved mortality. The research, presented at European Society of Cardiology Congress, suggests that statins are … Continue reading Statins Linked to Lower Rates of Breast Cancer and Mortality
This disturbing case, which occurred at a hospital in Pennsylvania, is hardly the first time doctors and other personnel acted inappropriately while patients were under anesthesia. Continue reading Hospital Staffers Who Took Photos of a Patient’s Genitals Raise Questions About Privacy