Month: May 2020

Zucchini is popular among people with diabetes for a good reason. For every 100 g of this vegetable, you get loads of vitamins and minerals, and just 3.11g of carbs, 1g of which is dietary fiber!  Now summer is just around the corner, which means we can enjoy in-season produce zucchini soon. The next few
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.May 30 2020 A combination of genetic shuffling and evolutionary selection of near-identical genetic sequences among specific bat and pangolin coronaviruses may have led to the evolution of SARS-CoV-2 and its introduction into humans, a new study suggests. The results also showed that the virus’ entire receptor binding motif (RBM), a
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Print this page CAMBRIDGE, Mass. & OSAKA, Japan–(BUSINESS WIRE) May 22, 2020 –Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Alunbrig (brigatinib) for adult patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive (ALK+) metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) as detected by an FDA-approved test. This approval expands Alunbrig’s current
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Some patients aged 80 or older can potentially cut back on their number of antihypertensive meds, under physician guidance, without an important loss of blood pressure (BP) control, conclude researchers based on their randomized multicenter trial. Deprescription of 1 of at least 2 antihypertensive meds in such patients was found noninferior to usual care in
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With visitors being banned at most hospitals and healthcare facilities because of the spread of the coronavirus, nurses are often now one of the only contacts that patients have. So how can you help keep your patients calm during this scary time? Judi Kuric, DNP, a nurse practitioner and academic coordinator for Walden University’s MSN
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think you need to know about today: Social Distancing Flattened the Curve, Studies Say  Two new modeling studies indicate that social distancing interventions flattened the curve of COVID-19 hospitalizations compared with
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Living with diabetes comes with many challenges; we need to constantly know what and how much we eat and drink, and continuously calibrate our medications, like metformin or insulin, accordingly. It can be exhausting. One shining beacon of light (and a delicious thirst-quencher) is diet soda. It’s sweet, it’s refreshing, and it has zero carbohydrates! But
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Print this page KENILWORTH, N.J. & MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE) May 26, 2020 –Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics LP, a closely held biotechnology company, today announced that the companies have entered into a collaboration agreement to develop EIDD-2801, an orally available antiviral candidate currently in early clinical
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White blood cell. Credit: EM Unit Malaria drug used to treat glioblastoma  One of the most aggressive types of brain cancer could be treated with an already approved malaria drug. Lumefantrine has been proposed in combination with the current  care/treatments – to treat patients with glioblastoma.  This type of brain cancer has a poor survival
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Print this page NORTHBROOK, Ill., May 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE: 4503, President and CEO: Kenji Yasukawa, Ph.D., “Astellas”) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved VESIcare LS (solifenacin succinate) oral suspension for the treatment of neurogenic detrusor overactivity (NDO) in pediatric patients aged 2 years and
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President Donald Trump announced Friday that he is “terminating” the country’s relationship with the World Health Organization after repeatedly criticizing the group for its response to the coronavirus crisis and accusing the agency of being “China-centric.” Trump’s strained relationship with the WHO could bring complications as scientists around the world race for a Covid-19 cure
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May 30 2020 Toshiba Corporation and a team led by Professor Yozo Nakazawa at the Department of Pediatrics, Shinshu University, (hereinafter “Shinshu University”), have together developed a “tumor-tropic liposome technology” for gene therapy. The technology uses unique, nano-sized biodegradable liposomes developed by Toshiba to accurately and efficiently deliver therapeutic genes to targeted cancer cells, and
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Prescription fills for hydroxychloroquine/chloroquine spiked right after COVID-19 was declared a national emergency in March, but use of the drugs still remains well above 2019 levels, based on data from more than 58,000 U.S. pharmacies. Hydroxychloroquine/chloroquine are also doing better than
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At least 1,721,750 people have been infected with coronavirus in the US and 101,617 have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention projects that by June 20 the death toll will reach about 123,000. The projection is based on an ensemble forecast of more than a
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There is this theory that the ketogenic diet or keto diet can actually alleviate migraine and its symptoms. But is there scientific evidence to back this? A migraine is a neurological condition characterized by severe throbbing pain typically on one side of the head. Aside from debilitating headaches, it also comes with other symptoms such
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Although nilotinib is safe and tolerable in patients with moderate or advanced Parkinson’s disease, it may not affect the disease’s symptoms, according to investigators. Nevertheless, other drugs that – like nilotinib – inhibit tyrosine kinase (c-Abl) may have a neuroprotective effect, they added. The study was presented online as part of the American Academy of
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