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Brazil suspends use of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in pregnant women

12-May-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:13 AM

Brazil’s health regulator Anvisa said on Tuesday that it had suspended the use of the AstraZeneca (AZN.L) COVID-19 vaccine in pregnant women after learning that a woman [...] » More

Ibuprofen does not worsen Covid symptoms: study

08-May-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 1:56 PM

Taking anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen does not increase the risk of developing a severe form of Covid-19 or of dying from it, according to a new study, the largest so [...] » More

Big Pharma says vaccine patent waiver sets dangerous precedent

08-May-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

Waiving patent protections for Covid-19 vaccines is fiercely opposed by Big Pharma because they say it would set a precedent that could threaten future innovations, and [...] » More

Moderna vaccine 96pct effective in 12-17 year-olds, study shows

07-May-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 9:49 AM

Moderna said Thursday its Covid-19 vaccine is 96 percent effective among youths aged 12 to 17, according to the results of its first clinical trials. Two-thirds of the 3,235 [...] » More

Pfiser/BioNTech jab confirmed to protect 95pct in largest study yet

06-May-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 10:28 AM

The largest real-world study yet of the Pfiser/BioNTec vaccine on Thursday confirmed that the jab provided more than 95 percent protection against Covid-19, but found that [...] » More

Positive data for Moderna booster against Covid variants

06-May-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 10:25 AM

US biotech firm Moderna on Wednesday announced initial data from a small clinical trial that showed its booster shots improved people’s immune responses against key [...] » More

UN says global midwife shortage putting lives at risk

06-May-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 10:05 AM

The United Nations warned Wednesday that the world faces an acute shortage of midwives, saying millions of lives could be saved if the shortfall were addressed. The shortage [...] » More

Canada authorises Pfiser Covid vaccine for kids age 12 and up

06-May-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 10:03 AM

Canada on Wednesday approved the use of the Pfiser-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in children aged 12 years and up, becoming the first nation to do so. “This is the first [...] » More

‘Landmark’ advance as malaria vaccine first to hit WHO goal

24-Apr-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 4:31 PM

A new malaria vaccine has proven 77 percent effective in trials on infants, British researchers said Friday, in what could prove to be a potential game-changer against the [...] » More

WHO chief says COVID-19 infection rate approaching highest of pandemic so far

17-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 2:38 PM

The number of new COVID-19 cases per week has nearly doubled globally over the past two months, approaching the highest rate seen so far during the pandemic, the head of the [...] » More

Use Covid-19 lessons to battle deadly superbugs: WHO

17-Apr-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

Lessons learned during the Covid-19 pandemic should be used to fight the spread of drug-resistant bacteria, which kill tens of thousands of people each year, the World Health [...] » More

WHO push to tackle rampant rise of diabetes

15-Apr-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 10:09 AM

The World Health Organization on Wednesday turned the spotlight on the insulin market and its domination by three Big Pharma giants in a fresh bid to tackle the rapid rise of [...] » More

Regeneron says antibody injection drastically reduced Covid infection

14-Apr-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

People who were exposed to Covid and received under-the-skin injections of Regeneron’s synthetic antibody treatment were 81 percent less likely to develop the disease [...] » More

Britain advises alternative to Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for under-30s

09-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Britain should give an alternative to Oxford/AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine to under 30s where possible due to a “vanishingly” rare side effect of blood [...] » More

US begins study on allergic reaction risk in Moderna, Pfiser vaccines

09-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

The US National Institutes of Health said on Wednesday it had begun a mid-stage study to determine the risk of allergic reactions to COVID-19 vaccines made by Moderna Inc and [...] » More