Is something stopping you from getting the sleep you know you need? Do you find yourself exhausted each morning, desperately snoozing your alarm until the last minute? And yet, in the evenings, you can’t say no to watching just one more episode, or scrolling through social media once you’ve finally crawled into bed? Well, you
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It should come as little surprise that the pandemic triggered a surge in mental health issues. Millions lost their jobs, life-threatening illness lurked at every corner, and socializing in person became dangerous. Indeed, the CDC recently reported that since the pandemic started, 41% of Americans reported symptoms of anxiety or depression — up from about
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When watching the news or reading articles about COVID-19, the physicians who contribute are often in internal medicine, epidemiology, emergency medicine, etc. You may see psychiatrists contributing to discussions on the mental health ramifications of COVID-19, but not the virus itself. Psychiatrists are also not often considered integral to the role of vaccine education. But
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Exploring the term ‘non-binary’, and how to be a better ally A lot of people have been brought up in a society with limited definitions of gender, primarily only male and female. But for those for whom these gender stereotypes don’t feel like the right fit, it can be an isolating and uncomfortable experience trying
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A form of gene therapy protects optic nerve cells and preserves vision in mouse models of glaucoma, according to research supported by NIH’s National Eye Institute. The findings suggest a way forward for developing neuroprotective therapies for glaucoma, a leading cause of visual impairment and blindness. The report was published in Cell. Glaucoma results from
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Mount Sinai researchers have developed a therapeutic agent that shows high effectiveness in vitro at disrupting a biological pathway that helps cancer survive, according to a paper published in Cancer Discovery, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, in July. The therapy is an engineered molecule, named MS21, that causes the degradation of
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In the evolving field of cancer biology and treatment, innovations in organ-on-a-chip microdevices allow researchers to discover more about the disease outside the human body. These organs-on-chips serve as a model of the state an actual cancer patient is in, thus allowing an opportunity to finding the correct treatment before administering it to the patient.
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Most children with a mental health disorder are not receiving services to address their needs–according to a new study from researchers at Simon Fraser University’s Children’s Health Policy Centre. Their research was published this week in the journal Evidence-Based Mental Health. Researchers found that of the one in eight children (12.7 per cent) who experience
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American Ballet Theatre — the country’s national ballet company — has announced they’ll be returning to the stage in New York City this October, a year after halting indoor performances due to Covid. “We cannot wait to see ABT in the Lincoln Center theaters that are our home,” ABT Executive Director Kara Medoff Barnett told
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Chef Michel Nischan has won the prestigious James Beard Award four times, written cookbooks, and launched a restaurant with the late actor Paul Newman. But the motto on his website reveals what he’s really about: “Changing the world through food.” As co-founder and chairman of Wholesome Wave, a nonprofit founded in 2007 to solve not
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A family in Georgia is grieving after a 5-year-old boy with no known health problems died of COVID-19. Wyatt Gibson’s family first thought the boy had food poisoning, his maternal grandmother, Andrea Mitchell, said in a statement, according to The Atlanta
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Americans are traveling as if they’ve been unleashed — crowding the skies, highways, and byways, looking for a well-deserved respite. Physicians and other healthcare workers, especially, need a break, far from the concerns of the job. Americans responding to an Expedia survey this spring said they planned to spend more money on vacations this year
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Among patients hospitalized for COVID-19, those who had been taking statins had a substantially lower risk of death in a new large observational study. Results showed that use of statins prior to admission was linked to a greater than 40% reduction
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Eighty-three percent of U.S. Olympians at the Summer Games in Tokyo are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to Jonathan Finnoff, DO, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s medical chief. That’s higher than the 59.7% of American adults who are vaccinated, according
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Our romantic relationships are some of the most important in our lives, bringing us joy, comfort and support. Building emotional intimacy strengthens these bonds even further, deepening your connection and your understanding of each others’ wants, needs, and desires. To help you along the way, we’ve gathered together 50 questions that help you build emotional
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While thousands of athletes are now competing in the COVID-19-challenged Tokyo Olympics, about a dozen representing Team USA have another distinction: They’re moms. From U.S. soccer star Alex Morgan to Skylar Diggins-Smith, the U.S. basketball player, these women have reached the pinnacle of their careers by qualifying for this ultimate athletic event. Foluke Gunderson One
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Almost 4 years after the first chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapies received FDA approval, the transformative impact of the treatment on refractory hematologic malignancies has yet to translate into the field of solid tumors. The increased molecular complexity of solid tumors and lack of good antigen targets have coalesced into a formidable roadblock for
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Patients with stage 4 chronic kidney disease (CKD) who were in the DAPA-CKD trial had cardiorenal benefits from dapagliflozin that were similar to those of patients in the overall trial, with no added safety signal. DAPA-CKD (Dapagliflozin and Prevention of Adverse Outcomes in Chronic Kidney Disease) was a landmark study of more than 4,000 patients
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In this article PFE People receive a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine inside a Covid-19 mass vaccination center at Rabin Square in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Monday, Jan. 4, 2020. Kobi Wolf | Bloomberg | Getty Images Pfizer‘s and BioNTech‘s Covid-19 vaccine is just 39% effective in Israel where the delta variant is the
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Dr Dilan Dissanayake Not long ago, physicians considered autoinflammatory diseases in pediatric patients as rare, one-in-a-million types of diagnoses, but with the rapid expansion of genetic testing, pediatric rheumatologists like Dilan Dissanayake, MD, PhD, are finding that these diseases aren’t so rare after all. “Patients with autoinflammatory diseases are all around us, but many go several years without
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