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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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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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street for PMQs at the House of Commons on 30 September, 2020 in London, England. Alberto Pezzali | NurPhoto via Getty Images LONDON — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday called on Britons to stick to the rules in order to avoid tougher coronavirus restrictions, as the country grapples
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 30 2020 Researchers at University of California San Diego report that while Kawasaki disease (KD) occurs in clusters, the traits, and thus the triggers of the inflammatory disease vary among clusters. The findings are published in the September 2020 online issue of The Journal of Pediatrics. “The importance of this
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Quality of life in women with ovarian cancer was not reduced despite the added toxicity of niraparib (Zejula) maintenance in the PRIMA trial, according to a presentation at the 2020 European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) virtual congress. In this exclusive MedPage Today video, Shannon Westin, MD, a gynecologic oncologist from MD Anderson Cancer Center
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March 16th: The first day of spring break for Thomas Jefferson University. Little did I know… my spring break week would actually turn into a three-and-a-half-month hiatus from my Radiation Therapy program. Haley Zukowski-Echols As a senior in college nearing the end of my program, all I could think about was walking across the Pennsylvania
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Four postboxes across the UK have been painted black to celebrate Black History Month in October The Royal Mail postboxes located in London, Cardiff, Glasgow and Belfast each feature an image of a previous Royal Mail stamp that honours a significant figure from the Black British community. Faces in history Sitting on Acre Lane, Brixton,
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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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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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Researchers in the laboratory of George Church have designed and synthesized an E. coli genome with more than 200,000 DNA-base changes—the most highly modified bacterial genome yet. The changes they made apply to DNA segments that code for protein building, but in a way that doesn’t alter the proteins’ structure or function. Read about the
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Every year up to two thousand people in the United States and Canada die from anaphylaxis — a serious allergic reaction. The most common causes are allergies to peanuts, insect bites and seafood. But not all anaphylactic reactions are severe. They can be mild with subtler symptoms. And most people don’t know that if you’ve
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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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News Clinical Trials Khondrion Receives Rare Pediatric Disease Designation for Sonlicromanol from US FDA Print this page September 28, 2020 — Khondrion, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company discovering and developing therapies targeting mitochondrial disease, today announces that it received a rare pediatric disease (RPD) designation from the United States (US) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for
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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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Governor Andrew Cuomo makes an announcement and holds media briefing on COVID-19 response at New Settlement Community Center, Bronx. Lev Radin | Pacific Press | LightRocket via Getty Images New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned Tuesday of growing coronavirus clusters in large Orthodox Jewish communities around New York City that he worries could spread uncontrollably if
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 29 2020 Girls – but not boys – who participate actively in school sports activities in middle childhood show improved behavior and attentiveness in early adolescence, suggests a new Canadian study published in Preventative Medicine. Girls who do regular extracurricular sports between ages 6 and 10 show fewer symptoms of
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Adults started drinking more alcohol during the COVID-19 pandemic, but women not only drank more frequently, but also reported significant increases in heavy drinking and alcohol-related problems, a national survey found. Overall frequency of alcohol consumption among adults ages 30-80 increased 14% versus 2019, with increases of 17% for women, reported Michael Pollard, PhD, of
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