Month: September 2020

“Ask your doctor if your heart is healthy enough for sex.”  You’ve probably heard this line as a medical disclaimer on TV or the butt of a joke. But there really is a strong connection between heart health and sex. Recent research shows that the question isn’t just whether your heart is strong enough for
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A psychiatric diagnosis for patients hospitalized with COVID-19 is linked to a significantly increased risk for death, new research shows. Investigators found that patients who were hospitalized with COVID-19 and who had been diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder had a 1.5-fold
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While too much alcohol can lead to addiction and other problems, decades of research have connected low and moderate drinking to health benefits, from heart fitness to better cognition. Let’s revisit some of the most common positive effects attributed to alcohol over the years and check whether they’re still supported by hard data. Cognitive health
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Samson Pavilion in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 28. The first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden took place here Tuesday, September 29. President Donald J. Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden took the stage in Cleveland on Tuesday night in the first of three debates, talking
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Print this page SEATTLE, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – CTI BioPharma Corp. (Nasdaq: CTIC) today announced that following a recent Pre-NDA meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA” or “the Agency”), the Company has reached an agreement to submit an NDA for the potential accelerated approval of pacritinib as a treatment for myelofibrosis patients with severe thrombocytopenia (platelet count
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This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Catherine Newman Catherine shares her favorite low-carb, high-protein snacks that you can buy at a convenience store, make at home, or keep in your pantry If you’re reducing the carbs you eat, then you already understand why snacks are so uniquely challenging. Because, for so
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Treatment for Molybdenum Cofactor Deficiency (MoCD) Type A BridgeBio Pharma And Affiliate Origin Biosciences Announces FDA Acceptance Of Its New Drug Application For Fosdenopterin For The Treatment Of MoCD Type A Print this page SAN FRANCISCO, September 29, 2020 – BridgeBio Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: BBIO) and affiliate Origin Biosciences today announced the US Food and
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Print this page NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE) September 28, 2020 — Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced today that the United States (U.S.) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Xeljanz® (tofacitinib) for the treatment of children and adolescents 2 years and older with active polyarticular course juvenile idiopathic arthritis (pcJIA). Two formulations were approved, a tablet and
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With elementary and high school around the world attending school virtually this fall, hotels are selling an unlikely travel opportunity — the “schoolcation.” Families are being enticed from their homes by hotels promising a change of scenery alongside tutoring, round-the-clock tech help and after-school activities that are more fun than what’s available back home.   Relieving
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The number of uninsured adults in the U.S. crept up to 14.5% in 2019, from 13.3% in 2018, according to data from the CDC’s National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). Put into context, the share of adults 18-64 who were uninsured last year was still much lower than the 20.4% of adults who reported being uninsured
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People with hearing loss should take extra steps to ease the added social isolation caused by wearing masks, according to one published report. This September (Deaf Awareness Month) during the pandemic, these tips from Clearliving.com are particularly relevant.  Nearly 25 percent of those aged 65 to 74 and 50 percent of those who are 75
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It shouldn’t need saying, but dentists are warning people not to operate on their own teeth, after a video of someone filing her teeth went viral. A 19-year-old woman from Florida decided to use a nail file to even out her front teeth – and thousands of viewers watched. If this had been a one-off
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Most men who undergo radical prostatectomy can skip adjuvant radiotherapy and can be followed with observation alone. They can undergo early salvage radiotherapy if the disease shows sign of progressing, say experts reporting results from three similar clinical trials. This approach would allow most men to avoid radiotherapy and its side effects altogether, the investigators
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With body aches, headaches, chills and nausea, coming down with the flu can make you lose all appetite for food. This is especially worrisome for moms and dads, who wonder how to get their sick kids to eat even the tiniest bite of chicken noodle soup. First, know that this is not uncommon. “Expect a
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Primary care is not bouncing back to its pre-pandemic status, according to a new survey published by the Primary Care Collaborative (PCC) and Larry A. Green Center.  Since mid-March these organizations have issued short weekly and biweekly surveys to US primary care physicians in an attempt to find the pulse of the county’s first line
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 28 2020 A common genetic deletion boosts the risk for schizophrenia by 30-fold. Generating nerve cells from people with the deletion has showed Stanford researchers why. When nerve cells aren’t busy exchanging information, they’re supposed to keep quiet. If they’re just popping off at random, like in a noisy classroom,
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Anyone who lives with diabetes in the United States knows that affording care, and specifically insulin, is becoming more and more difficult as prices on insulin and essential medications continue to rise. A recent Yale study even showed that 1 in 4 people with diabetes have rationed their insulin due to cost, which can quickly
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Treatment for Seizure Clusters Aquestive Therapeutics Receives Complete Response Letter from FDA for Libervant (diazepam) Buccal Film for Management of Seizure Clusters Print this page WARREN, N.J., Sept. 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Aquestive Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQST), a pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing differentiated products that address patients’ unmet needs and solve
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Print this page LAVAL, QC and DEER PARK, Ill., Sept. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE/TSX: BHC) (“Bausch Health”), Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health business, and Eton Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ETON) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Alaway® Preservative Free (ketotifen fumarate) ophthalmic solution, 0.035%, antihistamine eye
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It can be difficult to balance the needs to work as efficiently as possible while also addressing the healthcare requirements of the patients we see every day. Managing a busy radiology department requires finesse and an astute ability to balance resources, including personnel and the equipment they rely on to accomplish their radiology tasks. For
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