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ClassyLady Glass Nail Files Crystal Nail File ClassyLady Beauty Be honest for a second, and think how much have you thought about your nail file. If you’re, well… like us, then the answer would probably be “not much.” Usually stashed in your purse, cabinet, or somewhere in your room it is easy to forget about
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A study using data from Veterans Health Administration (VHA) electronic medical records shows a significant association between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among female veterans and an increased risk for incident ischemic heart disease (IHD). The increased risk for IHD was highest among women younger than 40 with PTSD, and among racial and ethnic minorities. “These
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A year ago, the COVID-19 pandemic altered our world in myriad ways. We sheltered, socially distanced, masked in public. Due to safety and capacity concerns, health systems and providers scaled back non-emergency care, including canceling non-urgent surgeries. While this cautious approach was necessary early in the pandemic, it limited health systems’ and providers’ ability to
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The US Food and Drug Administration has declared Medtronic’s recent recall of batteries, power, and data link cables and other peripheral equipment for its Heartware Ventricular Assist Device (HVAD) System as class I, the most serious category of safety alert, agency announced today. The recall, which the company announced to affected healthcare providers and patients
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Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair® Night Face Moisturizer with Retinol, Hyaluronic Acid Neutrogena While age may bring wisdom with experience it also brings crow’s feet and wrinkles. There’s nothing wrong with smile lines and sunspots but that doesn’t mean you have to like them. Lots of people apparently don’t: The anti-aging industry is expected to become
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Following 6 cases of dangerous blood clots in women who received the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine, the FDA has called for a temporary halt and the CDC is convening the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) to investigate. The FDA has issued a health warning to women regarding the vaccine, referencing a joint CDC/FDA statement that
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Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm Burt’s Bees What’s worse than chapped lips? Dry and uncomfortable, chapped lips can even lead to split lips. Unfortunately, lips are primed to be chapped. Lips do not have sweat glands and if your salivary glands are running dry, then dry lips might be right around the corner. Thankfully, we’ve
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Thanks to Amerisleep, we know why Tom Hanks’ character was “Sleepless in Seattle” – he had exploding head syndrome. Saying huh? Read on.  Using Google’s Keyword Planner, Amerisleep, a memory-foam mattress maker, analyzed four years of sleep-related queries in Google to learn what makes Americans toss and turn at night. For instance, Californians worry about
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The pause on the Johnson & Johnson Covid 19 vaccine should last days, not weeks, according to CDC and FDA officials.  In a 37-minute online briefing Tuesday, government health officials said pausing administering the J&J vaccine will give scientists time to investigate what appears to be an autoimmune response that leads to cerebral venous sinus
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Coronaviruses range from the common cold to more severe infections such as SARS (SARS-CoV) and MERS (MERS-CoV) and the current Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2). As yet there is no FDA-approved vaccine to prevent coronavirus infections.  These both have FDA emergency use authorization. Two of the Covid-19 vaccines available in the US use messenger RNA technology to prevent
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In January 2021, the Consumer Protection Safety Commission* released a report on the number of accidents involving a piece of furniture or a television falling on someone. Of the 571 fatalities, 469 were children under 18 years. The report covered the years between 2000 through 2019. In January 2018,** the CPSC released a similar report,
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The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has proposed overturning rules issued during the Trump administration that effectively prohibit clinicians at Title X–funded health clinics from discussing abortion or referring patients for abortions. HHS proposed the overhaul of the Title X regulations on Wednesday. The previous administration’s 2019 rules “have undermined the public
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Most patients who are receiving maintenance hemodialysis develop a good antibody response after being given two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, but their responses are still significantly lower than those of healthcare workers who do not have kidney disease, the first study of its kind shows. “It is well known that patients on dialysis
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In just over one third of patients with metastatic melanoma who had experienced disease progression while receiving multiple prior lines of therapy, including immunotherapy and targeted agents, objective clinical responses occurred with a customized cell therapy based on T cells extracted directly from tumor tissue. The product, called lifileucel, is custom made for each patient
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Marine algae are relatively common raw sources for cosmeceutical products.1 The photoprotective compounds identified among marine algae range from mycosporinelike amino acids, sulfated polysaccharides, and carotenoids to polyphenols, all of which are noted for absorbing UV and conferring antioxidant, matrix metalloproteinase–suppressing, anti-aging, and immunomodulatory effects.2 Such biologic activities understandably account for the interest in harnessing
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Previous and concomitant triptan therapy bears no effect on ubrogepant efficacy and tolerability, according to a study published in Headache. Dr Andrew Blumenfeld “The goal is to get migraine attacks under control as quickly as you can with as few adverse events as possible,” said lead author Andrew Blumenfeld, MD, director of the Headache Center
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Two recent articles in the medical literature provide new information on mucocutaneous manifestations of COVID-19 in children, which may help guide dermatologists in making accurate diagnoses and stratifying children at risk for serious, systemic illness due to the virus. In a
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A big change in drug treatment for cancer is arriving in Georgia. It’s not a new medication. What’s coming is something known as “white bagging,” an insurer tactic involving expensive infusion or injection drugs. And at Crisp Regional Health Services in Cordele, Jennifer Taylor, an oncology nurse practitioner, is concerned about the ultimate effect on patient
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An investigational polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test that detects the presence of a viral gene in Lyme disease–causing bacteria can distinguish between early and late infection, according to the results of a study that the authors describe as “systematic and comprehensive.” Jinyu Shan “The current way of diagnosing Lyme disease is struggling to reflect the
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Citing the need for more information on risk factors, members of CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), during an emergency meeting on Wednesday, agreed that the pause on Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine should be extended. There was no official vote, but members recommended reconvening as soon as additional risk/benefit and risk refinement data
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Patients with previously treated advanced lung cancer lived about 6 months longer if they received a PD-1 inhibitor instead of chemotherapy, a large randomized study from China showed. Median overall survival (OS) was 17.2 months with tislelizumab and 11.9 months with docetaxel. In the prespecified subgroup with PD-L1 expression ≥25%, tislelizumab led to a median
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