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First Volunteers Set to Get Experimental Lyme Disease Vaccine in Large Clinical Trial

First Volunteers Set to Get Experimental Lyme Disease Vaccine in Large Clinical Trial

Image: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) A large-scale trial for a crucially needed vaccine has just begun. Over the weekend, the first volunteers enrolled in the trial testing a Lyme disease vaccine candidate developed by Pfizer and Valneva. researchers expect that the multidose injection will protect children and adults against six strains of the bacteria that cause Lyme …

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Everything You Need to Know About Paxlovid

Everything You Need to Know About Paxlovid

Hopes that it might be useful for treating people with mild illnesses have also proven unfounded. In June, a trial of Paxlovid’s effects in standard-risk Covid patients ended when the treatment failed to significantly relieve participants’ symptoms. Paxlovid’s utility is to protect people at risk of experiencing the worst effects of covid: it’s not used …

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Lyme Disease Is Surging in Parts of the U.S., Insurance Data Suggests

Lyme Disease Is Surging in Parts of the U.S., Insurance Data Suggests

Image: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Newly released data is the latest to show that Lyme disease cases in the US are on the rise. The research found that private insurance claims related to tick-borne disease have increased substantially since 2007, even more recently in the last five years. This relative increase was especially dramatic in rural areas. …

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