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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Minutes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued its new guidance Thursday that those fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can now (mostly) ditch their masks both indoors and out, Twitter and other social media lit up with reaction. Some
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Ancient microbiota information represents a vital resource to study bacterial evolution and explore the biological spread of chronic diseases throughout history. An international team of researchers analyzed microbial DNA found in indigenous human paleofeces (desiccated excrement) from dry caves in northern Mexico and Utah. They found that the ancient human gut microbiome is similar to
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FDA Approves Zynrelef (bupivacaine and meloxicam) for the Management of Postoperative Pain SAN DIEGO, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Heron Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: HRTX), a commercial-stage biotechnology company focused on improving the lives of patients by developing best-in-class treatments to address some of the most important unmet patient needs, today announced that the U.S. Food
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May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Over the next few weeks, OncoLink will feature blogs about common mental health challenges faced by cancer patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals. Please remember, if you are in crisis, help is available. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255 National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) Helpline 800-950-6264 How are you doing?
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a televised press conference at 10 Downing Street on February 22, 2021 in London, England. Leon Neal | Getty Images News | Getty Images LONDON — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned Friday that the coronavirus variant first discovered in India has the potential to derail the lockdown
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There is no long-term benefit to surgically placing tympanostomy tubes in a young child’s ears to reduce the rate of recurrent ear infections during the ensuing two years compared with giving oral antibiotics to treat ear infections, a randomized trial led by UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh pediatrician-scientists determined. The trial
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Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for brainstem metastases (BSM) appears to be safe and effective, and comparable to SRS for non-brainstem brain metastases (BM), according to researchers. Their systematic review and meta-analysis of retrospective studies involving patients with BSM showed that SRS was associated with high local control, tumor response, and symptom relief, as well as low
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Stress, anxiety, and depression threatened to destroy Johnathan’s 15-year teaching career. But a simple change in mindset enabled him to rekindle the love affair with his chosen profession The last day of the spring term in school is normally joyous. January and February are tough going, so Easter is a time for everyone to give
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Several years ago, as some US emergency departments (EDs) prepared to implement the recently approved high-sensitivity assay for cardiac troponins, there was still apprehension about broadly applying the exquisitely sensitive test to the mass of patients who would present with chest discomfort. Would the assay’s prowess in detecting myocardial damage, whether or not from acute
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How can we use the night sky to be more present? When it comes to calming down and easing anxiety, a tip I share regularly is to go outside and look up. When I see the bright blue sky and fluffy white clouds, I’m reminded that I’m a tiny speck on a blue marble in
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May 26 is among two National Senior Health and Fitness Days this year. The theme? Life is better in motion. The private-public good health partnership is organized by the Mature Market Resource Center, a clearinghouse for professionals who work with older adults. Life is better in motion So, we did a little research to figure
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INO-4800 was shown to be safe, well-tolerated and immunogenic in all age groups Phase 2 results informed INOVIO’s selection of 2.0 mg dose for the Phase 3 segment of the trial Data published as a preprint in MedRxiv PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., May 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — INOVIO (NASDAQ:INO), a biotechnology company focused on bringing to
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Anti-NMDA receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis was first reported to develop in female young adults with ovarian teratoma. However, another study with a larger cohort reported that more than one-third of all patients with anti-NMDAR encephalitis were aged under 18 years, suggesting that this encephalitis might be more common in children than originally expected. A clinical diagnostic
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A first-in-class drug under development for severe asthma passed what its developers hope is the final test: achieving its primary endpoint in a phase III registration trial dubbed NAVIGATOR and now reported in a major journal. Tezepelumab, a monoclonal antibody targeting thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP), cut the annualized rate of asthma exacerbations by more than
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In May 2020, 4 months into the U.S. pandemic, my mother, a type 2 diabetes patient, decided that enough was enough. After 24 years of having diabetes and 10 years of injecting herself with insulin daily, she was tired — tired of her medications, tired of checking her blood sugar every day, and tired of
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by Ashley Drake BSN, RN March 11, 2020. No longer a placeholder on the calendar, but rather an inflection point in life as we knew it. Nurses around the world have undoubtedly played an intimate, yet integral role in this monumental event, the COVID 19 global pandemic. A threat was introduced and all eyes were
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Five cosy games to chill out with in 2021 Traditionally rooted in competitive player-vs-player or player-vs-computer design, video games are broadening their horizons. A rise in relaxing, uncompetitive games is bringing about new ways to enjoy playing, and they’re perfect for people looking for a break from the pressure that gaming (and life!) often demands.
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, signed off on an advisory panel’s recommendation today endorsing the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in adolescents ages 12 to 15. Earlier in the afternoon the CDC’s Advisory
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“The effort from the start was to save lives of women with ovarian cancer. To build evidence for a screening programme that the NHS could introduce. To have an impact on the lives of thousands of women who are affected by ovarian cancer each year.” Professor Usha Menon, a gynaecologist at University College London, has
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