Month: July 2020

Despite studies and real life experience pointing to the serious effects of concussions, high school athletes are still sustaining brain injuries and in increasing numbers, according to a new study published in the journal Orthopedics. The researchers also found that young athletes who get concussions need longer recovery periods – at least a month. A concussion is a type
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When officials closed US schools in March to limit the spread of COVID-19, they may have prevented more than 1 million cases over a 26-day period, a new estimate published online this week in JAMA suggests. But school closures also left blind spots in understanding how children and schools affect disease transmission. “School closures early
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Eating disorder experts, nutrition experts and activists alike criticise the government’s approach to obesity Recently the government announced a new obesity strategy that claims to help get the nation ‘fit and healthy, protect themselves against COVID-19 and protect the NHS’. After releasing the strategy, experts in the field of eating disorders, nutrition and body positivity
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Gyms are reopening but if you’re not comfortable going back yet or your gym hasn’t reopened, there’s no need to fret about losing your hard-earned fitness and endurance. It might be more challenging to stay fit and maintain a healthy weight, but there are many ways you can stay fit at home or outside. Moving
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Print this page CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNTA) today announced that its novel drug candidate, nipocalimab, has received rare pediatric disease designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the prevention of hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN). Additionally, FDA granted nipocalimab orphan drug designation
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Much of the focus on diabetes therapy development is turning stem cells into beta cells, but there is a new approach drawing more attention called Stem Cell Educator (SCE) therapy. Different types of white blood cells (lymphocytes) serve different functions and exhibit different behaviors. As related to type 1 diabetes, some of these cells are
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voclosporin Treatment for Lupus Nephritis Aurinia Announces U.S. Food and Drug Administration Acceptance of the Filing of New Drug Application and Priority Review for Voclosporin for the Treatment of Lupus Nephritis Print this page VICTORIA, British Columbia & ROCKVILLE, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE) July 21, 2020 — Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq:AUPH / TSX:AUP) (“Aurinia” or the “Company”),
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President Donald Trump on Thursday continued his push for schools to reopen as fall approaches regardless of the state of the U.S. coronavirus outbreak, adding that keeping schools closed “is causing death also.”  Trump called on Democrats to work with Republicans to pass the latest coronavirus relief bill, which currently includes $105 billion to help schools
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A few weeks ago, I was delighted when KevinMD accepted an opinion piece I’d submitted. But I withdrew it just before publication because, on reflection, I realized that I’d been wrong. While sheltering in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve become an avid consumer of medical podcasts, such as those presented by JAMA and the
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What makes us who we are? With help from a psychotherapist, we explore what happens when we lose our identity, and look at the ways we can get back in touch with the person we truly are We all fit into different ‘boxes’, capturing our relationships, our roles in the world, and our interests –
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 Even during this pandemic, we can participate in outdoor activities that also allow for proper social distancing, like sunbathing, swimming and exercising. But don’t forget you still need to use sunscreen to protect your skin, now and for the future. Sunscreen protects the skin against premature aging, primarily caused by hyperpigmentation, (darkened patches of skin) which is why dermatologists stress sunscreen’s importance.  It also
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(Reuters) – Moderna Inc on Tuesday said its experimental COVID-19 vaccine induced a robust immune response and protected against infection in a study on monkeys. The vaccine, MRNA-1273, given to non-human primates protected against infection in the lungs and nose, and prevented pulmonary disease in all animals, the company said in a news release. Results
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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) today issued a formal apology for past racism and included quotes from board meetings in the 1940s that illustrate the depths of the injustices. Specifically, the AAP apologizes for treatment of the organization’s first black members, Alonzo deGrate Smith, MD, and Roland Boyd Scott, MD, who were initially rejected
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As the coronavirus pandemic progresses, the signs and symptoms that may indicate infection with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) have evolved. Initially, doctors in China described the common symptoms of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), including cough, fever, and difficulty of breathing. But as the disease spread across the globe, the list has expanded,
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Treatment for Congestive Heart Failure scPharmaceuticals Announces FDA Acceptance of Furoscix New Drug Application Resubmission Print this page BURLINGTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul. 27, 2020– scPharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: SCPH), a pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing products that have the potential to optimize the delivery of infused therapies, advance patient care, and reduce healthcare costs, today
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Michael Collins, Representative Lewis’s long time chief of staff, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) embrace after the casket with the remains of Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) was carried from the U.S. Capitol building, in Washington, July 29, 2020. Brendan Smialowski | Pool via Reuters House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Wednesday imposed
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Telehealth’s early bonanza during the pandemic has given way to persistently elevated use in primary care, a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) report showed. Analysis of Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) data showed an increase in Medicare primary care visits from 0.1% of all primary care in February to 43.5% in April, representing an increase
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