Month: August 2020

Add patients with chronic kidney disease with or without diabetes to the growing list of people who get proven benefit from treatment with an SGLT2 inhibitor. In the DAPA-CKD trial, treatment with the sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitor dapagliflozin (Farxiga, AstraZeneca) cut the incidence of substantially worsened chronic kidney disease (CKD) by an average of 39%
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Across the United States, at least 36 states have reported positive cases at colleges and universities, adding more than 8,700 cases to the country’s tally. Almost 6 million infections have been recorded in the United States, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Since classes started on August 19, 1,200 students at the University of
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This content originally appeared here. Republished with permission. By Annie Lampella Pizza night is back on the dinner menu with this protein-packed, gluten-free chicken crust pizza. Made from ground chicken, this pizza crust is low carb and filled with protein to help stabilize your blood sugar. Chicken pizza crust doesn’t contain any nut flours making
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A United Airlines passenger jet takes off with New York City as a backdrop, at Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey. Chris Helgren | Reuters It’s time to say goodbye to the $200 ticket-change fee. United Airlines on Sunday said that it will permanently scrap fees to change domestic flights, a big bet that more flexible
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Nightmares that occurred twice a week or more were linked with cardiovascular disease in relatively young military veterans, even after controlling for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a cross-sectional study showed. Frequent distressing dreams were associated with hypertension (OR 1.51, 95% CI 1.28-1.78), heart problems (OR 1.50, 95% CI 1.11-2.02), and myocardial infarction (OR 2.32, 95%
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Parents may try to limit how much soda their children and teens consume, given all the sugar and empty calories the drinks contain, but now there might be yet another reason to limit soda consumption. Soda may make teens more aggressive, according to new research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Some teenagers get
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Digoxin now deserves to be considered first-line therapy for long-term heart rate control in older patients with permanent atrial fibrillation and symptoms of heart failure, investigators on a new study conclude. Dipak Kotecha, MBChB, PhD, MSc, presented the 12-month results of the Rate Control Therapy Evaluation in Permanent Atrial Fibrillation (RATE-AF) trial at the virtual
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Despite denials from e-cigarette manufacturers, teens are attracted to vaping because of the ease of use, kid-friendly flavors and advertising tactics that make vaping look cool. They also may believe that vaping is safer than smoking traditional cigarettes – something they’ve been warned against for years. Vaping isn’t trouble-free though, even if e-cigarettes don’t contain
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An investigational drug that targets part of the molecular machinery underlying obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) can improve both symptoms and functional status in patients with the genetic disorder, suggests a placebo-controlled phase 3 trial. Treatment with mavacamten (MyoKardia) worked partly by alleviating high-pressure gradients in the left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT), a key characteristic of
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Print this page FOSTER CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 28, 2020– Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) enabling use of the investigational antiviral Veklury® (remdesivir) to treat all hospitalized patients with COVID-19, in addition to the previous authorization for patients hospitalized with severe COVID-19. The expanded EUA is
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Rich in protein and omega-3 fatty acids, salmon is a flexible ingredient in any healthy meal plan. From fillets to fat bombs, there are countless ideas on how to prepare it for yourself or the entire family. Here’s a list of delectable recipes we’ve gathered. Photo credit: Lisa Marcaurele Smoked Salmon Pate with Cream Cheese
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A Detroit resident is tested for free for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and antibodies at the Sheffield Center in Detroit, Michigan, April 28, 2020. Rebecca Cook | Reuters Coronavirus cases in the Midwest are beginning to increase following warnings from top U.S. health officials that the country’s heartland could be vulnerable to new outbreaks.  Coronavirus
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Cauliflower rice can be used in a variety of ways. It can be used as a substitute for fried rice, stir fry dishes, pizza crust, or added to a grain salad. Cauliflower rice can be found fresh in the produce section or in the frozen food section of many stores. You can also do it
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Longer, more frequent daytime naps in elderly adults predicted a higher risk of incident Alzheimer’s dementia over time, an actigraphy study showed. Elderly people who napped more than once a day had 1.3-fold increased risk in developing future Alzheimer’s dementia, reported Peng Li, PhD, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and colleagues, at the
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s decision to revise its COVID-19 testing guidelines has prompted shocked reactions from many experts. Previous guidance clearly said, “testing is recommended for all close contacts.” That is, anyone who thought they had come into contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 should be tested. The revised guidelines indicate that
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Initiation of rhythm control with antiarrhythmic drugs and/or ablation in patients with early, recently diagnosed atrial fibrillation led to a significantly lower risk for major adverse cardiovascular outcomes, compared with a rate control strategy, during more than 5 years of follow-up. The results, from the large randomized EAST-AFNET 4 trial, were presented by Paulus Kirchhof,
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How to create some honeybee hotspots this summer, when bees’ food supply is most stretched Honeybees are wonders of nature. You may see them buzzing from flower to flower at this time of year – but that’s just one pollination pitstop, as honeybees can cover three miles in one trip. In fact, a colony of
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There’s a new category to consider if you ever plan to relocate: what the locals pay for their prescription drugs. Folks in San Francisco pay 18% above the national average; folks in Denver pay 33.8% below. Think about that – it’s close to a 52% range. (Yes, that’s what we said, too.) These data, compiled by the
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