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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Anthony Fauci, MD, says talk about a second wave of the coronavirus is premature because the United States is still dealing with the first one. The idea of a second wave is based on the 1918 flu pandemic, when many cases
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 26 2020 Criticisms of COVID-19 models by Democratic elites in May 2020 appeared to undermine public support for the models’ use – and trust in science more broadly – according to a series of survey experiments conducted with the participation of more than 6,000 Americans. However, whether Republican elites criticized
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 26 2020 A novel mobile health program created in early 2018 by the Kraft Center for Community Health at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has proven to be an effective model for bringing opioid addiction treatment services directly to marginalized individuals, particularly the homeless, a population that faces the highest risk
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It is easy to understand why shrimps are a favorite option among people with diabetes. They are high in protein, the macronutrient that makes you feel fuller and consequently reduces your craving for unnecessary and sugar spiking carbs. Apart from this effect on appetite, protein is also good for your bones, muscles, and blood pressure,
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Jacqueline Dunlap places whole blood samples into a centrifuge to separate plasma for antibody testing at the Bloodworks Northwest Laboratory during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Renton, Washington, September 9, 2020. Lindsey Wasson | Reuters Fewer than 1 in 10 Americans showed signs of a prior coronavirus infection as of late July, suggesting that
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Ready meals may well have a bad reputation, but is it actually deserved? We say they don’t have to be unhealthy, and have some tips to make them a little more nutritious… The humble ready meal offers a lunch or dinner solution in a matter of minutes. Whether you’re craving a bowl of pasta, a
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Personal trainer Jemma Thomas shares her top tips for returning to exercise after a break Taking a holistic approach to health is something we highly encourage here at Happiful. We know how body and mind are connected and recognise the impact exercise can have on our mental health. This doesn’t mean it’s easy though. Taking
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If black licorice is on your Halloween shopping list, this consumer Federal Drug Administration update warns that a little is better than a lot. In fact, too much can be fatal. Black licorice, made from licorice root, contains a substance called glycyrrhizin. Too much glycyrrhizin can cause the body’s potassium levels to drop. This drop
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which recently trumpeted the success of accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), is endangering the ability of ACOs to succeed next year by proposing new regulations on how quality is assessed and how quality data is reported, say the National Association of
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Print this page NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., September 23, 2020 – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced the launch of its large-scale, pivotal, multi-country Phase 3 trial (ENSEMBLE) for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, JNJ-78436735, being developed by its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies. The initiation of the ENSEMBLE trial follows positive interim results from the Company’s Phase 1/2a
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 25 2020 A new drug offers hope for young boys with the progressive neuromuscular disease Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) by potentially offering an alternative to high-dose glucocorticoids that have significant side effects. Interim results from a 24-month clinical trial at Duke Health and other institutions suggest that the drug, vamorolone,
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If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that health is everything. There are simple steps everyone can take to increase their life expectancy, and to give individuals the best chance at living a long, healthy life. Incorporate these simple habits into your daily and weekly routines to increase your life expectancy and improve your health
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Print this page London UK 25 September 2020 — GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) today announced the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Nucala (mepolizumab) for the treatment of adult and pediatric patients aged 12 years and older with Hypereosinophilic Syndrome (HES) for ≥ six months without an identifiable non-hematologic secondary cause. The approval makes
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September 23, 2020 Print this page Audience: Consumer, Health Professional, Pharmacy September 23, 2020 — Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc. (Sun Pharma), a wholly owned subsidiary of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. is voluntarily recalling one lot of Riomet ER™ (metformin hydrochloride for extended-release oral suspension), 500 mg per 5 mL to the consumer level. The reason
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Executive Director of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) emergencies program Mike Ryan speaks at a news conference on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Geneva, Switzerland. Denis Balibouse | Reuters As the global death toll from the coronavirus approaches 1 million people, it’s “not impossible” to consider that number doubling if countries don’t uniformly work to
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Couples Coach joins the Department of Veterans Affairs’ ever-growing stable of fantastic point-of-care and prescribable apps including CPT Coach, CBTi Coach, and PTSD Coach. Although the app contains expert opinion and evidence for couples with a PTSD member, the app is really designed to be used for any relationship with or without a mental health
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Food is an important part of life, far beyond the nutrition it provides. We use food as ways to show sympathy when someone dies, to celebrate life and everything in between. Parents urge their children to eat – and adult children may worry that their aging parents aren’t eating well enough. And that can be
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President Donald Trump, outlining his “America First Health Plan” on Thursday, announced that his administration will allow the importation of prescription drugs from Canada. The final plan clears the way for Florida and other states to implement a program bringing medications across the border, despite the strong objections of drugmakers and the Canadian government. But
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Posted on September 24, 2020 by Mari Evans Nearly every morning, Lauren Freifeld, Executive Director of Atria Woodlands, a senior living community located in Westchester County, New York, watches one of her residents walk by her window. “He’s a doer,” she laughed. The resident she’s talking about is Jerry Levine, who turns 91 this year
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A new survey has revealed that one in four Brits has watched post-apocalyptic films during the pandemic New data released by NOW TV reveals that Brits have been turning to apocalyptic, post-apocalyptic, and dystopian movies as a source of comfort and entertainment during the ongoing Covid pandemic. Popular films featuring end-of-the-world scenarios, along with cult
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Current American and European guidelines recommending long-term beta-blocker therapy following an acute MI appear to be obsolete in the modern reperfusion era, suggests an analysis of Danish registry data. Those guidelines are based on old randomized trials of beta-blocker therapy conducted prior to introduction of routine percutaneous coronary intervention and modern multidrug optimal medical therapy
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 25 2020 Clostridioides difficile, or C. diff, is the leading cause of health care-associated infection in the U.S. Only two antibiotics, vancomycin and fidaxomicin, are FDA approved for the treatment of C. diff, but even these therapies suffer from high treatment failure and recurrence. Now, Purdue University innovators have advanced
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