Tag Archives: Data

Modafinil and Armodafinil During Pregnancy: Data to Suggest Increased Risk of Malformations

As soon as we published this article on the use of modafinil during pregnancy, another study was published which included data on the reproductive safety of modafinil and armodafinil from the US Provigil/Nuvigil Pregnancy Registry.   The US Provigil/Nuvigil Pregnancy Registry was established in February 2010 and has collected data from women exposed to modafinil and/or… Read More »

Covid-19 child cases in the US have increased by 21% since early August, new data shows

Child cases increased by 21% between August 6 and August 20, according to an updated joint report from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association. More than 440,000 children have been infected in the US since the start of the pandemic, the report said. Despite the climbing numbers, severe illness in children… Read More »

Coronavirus vaccines: ‘Encouraging’ early data for some, a trial delay for another and more research ahead

According to the World Health Organization, there are 18 candidate vaccines in clinical evaluation globally. Researchers at University of Oxford said this week they have vaccinated 8,000 people in the UK as part of a Phase 3 trial. Yet there are still major hurdles to jump and more work to be done. No vaccines have… Read More »

VA apps pose privacy risk to veterans’ healthcare data

The increasing use of apps provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs is meant to improve access to patient health and benefits information in convenient digital platforms. However, members of Congress are worried that this electronic data is vulnerable. “When a veteran downloads an app from the VA’s app store, how much personal information does… Read More »

More data, supply needed before making promising COVID-19 drug Remdesivir a routine part of treatment in Canada, say experts

The hopeful buzz around the drug Remdesivir and its potential as a COVID-19 treatment was so deafening Wednesday, it triggered an unexpected surge in the financial markets. New evidence “has proven … that a drug can block this virus,” enthused Dr. Anthony Fauci, the U.S. government’s top infectious disease expert. But Canadian experts were not… Read More »

Coronavirus: Data suggests face masks DO protect wearers

Does wearing face masks REALLY prevent coronavirus outbreaks? Data shows countries that imposed compulsory mask-wearing managed to reverse their crises as leading doctors urge Britons to use scarves to make their own Britons repeatably told not to wear face masks because ‘no evidence they work’ But data from mask-wearing counties suggest they have halted major outbreaks Austria saw its… Read More »