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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Alcohol use during pregnancy causes problems with the baby’s brain as it develops, according to a recent study published in The American Journal of Psychiatry. The study looked at almost 10,000 children between the ages of 9 and 10, with a follow-up done 1 year later. Children whose mothers drank even small amounts of alcohol
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A few minutes after noon on a September day in 2018, Jacarvi Jackson and Darcell Williams were crossing Euclid Avenue, a main road through Cleveland’s medical area. Both of them worked for a vendor that supplies food to patients at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic. Still in their work uniforms after finishing their eight-hour shifts at
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Our Science Surgery series answers your cancer questions.   Dr Francis Mussai, a Cancer Research UK-funded children’s cancer researcher and consultant oncologist at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital, says that the types of cancers that we see in children are very different to the cancer that we see in adults. “Cancer types that we frequently hear about in adults, such as breast, prostate, bowel, melanoma and lung cancer, are
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Pomegranate Consulting, LLC, started selling an at-home “COVID Test Package” in Spring 2020. According to its advertising, “COVID-19 Home Testing . . . Whether you are currently ill and wondering, or you were ill but recovered, or suspect you have been exposed to someone who is sick, this FDA-registered test can put your mind at
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Rates of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) continue to rise in the United States, but unevenly so given how the incidence has become highest in the Hispanic population, which is reflected in increased rates in the southern and western states, Hashem B. El-Serag, MD, of Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, said in a virtual presentation at the
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Print this page September 25, 2020 — Interim analysis from the ongoing Phase 1/2a clinical trial of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine candidate (JNJ-78436735) was posted today on the pre-print server medRxiv. The data demonstrate that a single dose of JNJ-78436735 induced a strong neutralizing antibody response in nearly all participants aged 18 years and older
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This content originally appeared on Low Carb Yum. Republished with permission. Although most of our cucumber plants got destroyed by a wild animal, we managed to get a few more cucumbers from the garden. A friend with a productive garden also gave us a couple more. With all the cucumbers laying around, I figured I
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idecabtagene vicleucel Treatment for Multiple Myeloma U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Accepts for Priority Review Bristol Myers Squibb and bluebird bio Application for Anti-BCMA CAR T Cell Therapy Idecabtagene Vicleucel (Ide-cel, bb2121) Print this page PRINCETON, N.J., & CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE) September 22, 2020 — Bristol Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY) and bluebird bio, Inc.
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during a press conference on Capitol Hill on Sept. 10, 2020. Ting Shen/Xinhua via Getty Images House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday said another coronavirus stimulus plan is possible as House Democrats try to forge ahead on a smaller aid package costing about $2.4 trillion, roughly $1 trillion less than their initial
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Welcome to this week’s edition of Healthcare Career Insights. This weekly roundup highlights healthcare career-related articles culled from across the Web to help you learn what’s next. Lisa Grabl is president of the locum tenens division of CompHealth, the nation’s largest locum tenens physician staffing company and a leader in permanent and temporary allied healthcare
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The hero of this story spent most of the interview lying on the ground. In fact, he didn’t say a word. Toby is a working dog at the Penn Vet Working Dog Center (WDC), run out of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine in Philadelphia. “A dog’s sense of smell is excellent,” said
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Patients with higher intraoperative blood loss and those treated at lower-volume surgical centers had a greater risk of high-grade complications after undergoing cytoreductive nephrectomy (CN) for metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC), according to an analysis of registry data. Higher intraoperative blood loss was also associated with low-grade postoperative complications. Intraoperative complications were more likely in patients
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In response to the “Benadryl Challenge,” yet another dare circulating on social media, the Food and Drug Administration issued a statement about the dangers of taking higher than recommended doses of the over-the-counter medication. “We are aware of news reports of teenagers ending up in emergency rooms or dying after participating in the “Benadryl Challenge”
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