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Clinical briefs for Thursday, April 29

New hypertension screening guidance emphasizes out-of-office readings … For seniors, Pfizer, Moderna vaccines 94% effective at full dose, 64% effective at partial dose, CDC finds … BinaxNOW antigen test performs well during LTC COVID outbreak … Experimental ALS drug offered to rapidly progressing patients … No evidence of facial paralysis found for mRNA COVID-19 vaccines … Mayo Clinic preclinical discovery triggers wound healing, skin regeneration

Clinical briefs for Wednesday, April 28

No link found between heart inflammation and COVID shots … NIH to test antibiotic that could allow noninvasive treatment of high-risk Staph infections … Pfizer CEO expects oral COVID vaccine to be available this year … Shift work linked to positive COVID status … Greener neighborhoods tied to 20% lower risk of Alzheimer’s … Nursing home investors push for post-pandemic health and safety changes

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