Month: November 2020

Last week, people around the country waited to hear what the UK Government would spend money on next year. It was a tense wait, for many reasons. This year has been difficult for everyone – for people affected by cancer, for cancer researchers, for us as a charity – and the spending review was an opportunity to move forward with recovery. For the past few months, we’ve been working
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Christmas may be the season of giving, but that doesn’t mean you should burn yourself out. Follow these tips to find balance this year At this time of year, there’s a lot of pressure to make the holidays a magical time for everyone. We don’t want to let anyone down, and yet wonder if we’re
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Murder and assault rates rose nationwide in the first half of 2020, although other violent and property crime rates are on the decline, according to the FBI’s most recent Preliminary Uniform Crime Report (UCR). Legal experts, meanwhile, warn about an increase in hate crimes, which were already spiking in 2019, the FBI said in a
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 24 2020 In the most comprehensive analysis to date of U.S. children tested and treated for COVID-19, an organization representing seven of the nation’s largest pediatric medical centers reports that some groups of children are faring significantly worse than children in general during the pandemic. Findings from the PEDSnet organization–which
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The following is an excerpt from a new book, Patients at Risk: The Rise of the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant in Healthcare, by Rebekah Bernard, MD. What is the difference between the practice of medicine and the practice of advanced nursing? Advocates say that nurse practitioners are capable of autonomously diagnosing and treating acute
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An eye exam may be all that is needed to diagnose Parkinson’s disease, new research shows. Using an advanced machine-learning algorithm and fundus eye images, which depict the small blood vessels and more at the back of the eye, investigators are able to classify patients with Parkinson’s disease compared against a control group. “We discovered
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Learning to tune-in to our own and others’ emotions can unlock a whole new level of wellbeing. Here’s how to do it Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to accurately notice your own emotions, and manage them effectively. It’s also our ability to notice and respond to the emotions of others. EI is related to
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. For Christina Nester, the pandemic lull in Massachusetts lasted about three months through summer into early fall. In late June, St. Vincent Hospital had resumed elective surgeries, and the unit the 48-year-old nurse works on switched back from taking care of
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The efficacy of the Sputnik V vaccine is 91.4%, based on the second interim analysis of data obtained 28 days after administering the first dose (7 days after the second dose). Calculation was based on the analysis of data on volunteers (n = 18,794) who received both the first and second doses of the Sputnik
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FDA Approves Danyelza (naxitamab-gqgk) for the Treatment of Neuroblastoma NEW YORK, Nov. 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Y-mAbs Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company” or “Y-mAbs”) (Nasdaq: YMAB) a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel, antibody-based therapeutic products for the treatment of cancer, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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Decreases in hospital attendances and admissions amid fears of COVID-19 may result in avoidable harm for under 16s say researchers, who warn against the “unintended consequences of pandemic control measures”. Research led by Dr Rachel Isba from Lancaster University, Dr Rachel Jenner from Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, and Dr Marc Auerbach from Yale University analyzed
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I stared at the black, ulcerated foot before me and two thoughts ran through my mind: undocumented immigrant and minimal healthcare access. “Why did you not come to the clinic earlier? You have diabetes, it’s dangerous to let this kind of wound fester.” Diabetes doesn’t play nice with foot wounds, and those that go untreated
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The holiday season can mean different things for different people. Whether you’re celebrating it to embrace your spirituality, spend time with loved ones, or enjoy the long break, one thing is certain: you will most likely celebrate it with food. So we gathered a list of recipes using turkey, the popular meat of choice at
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If an apple a day can keep the doctor away — well, imagine what a kiwi can do. Kiwifruit do not get the attention they deserve. These sweet, furry little fruits are a nutrient-dense fruit with many health benefits.  One raw green kiwifruit has about 61 calories, 15 grams total carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber
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Financial payments from the pharmaceutical industry to US physicians were associated with increased prescribing of the paying manufacturer’s drug, concludes a review of 36 recent studies. It also found evidence of “a temporal association and dose-response [that] suggest a causal relationship.” The review was published November 24 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. “The large
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With most Americans in favor of legalized marijuana — and a growing number of states making the drug legal — how long before recreational pot becomes available across the US? Making marijuana legal has been a grassroots effort. Support has come from the ground up, and the laws have generally changed, not in the state
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Three specific symptoms may help clinicians identify patients with borderline personality disorders (BPD) at highest risk for suicide. Results of a large longitudinal study show patients with BPD are at considerably higher risk of suicide attempts compared to patients with other personality disorders including schizotypal, avoidant, and obsessive compulsive personality disorder (OCPD). Furthermore, among DSM-5
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FDA Approves Imcivree (setmelanotide) for Chronic Weight Management in Patients with Obesity Due to POMC, PCSK1 or LEPR Deficiency BOSTON, Nov. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Rhythm Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:RYTM), a biopharmaceutical company aimed at developing and commercializing therapies for the treatment of rare genetic diseases of obesity, announced today that the U.S. Food &
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A test tube labelled vaccine is seen in front of AstraZeneca logo in this illustration taken, September 9, 2020. Dado Ruvic | Reuters More data will be needed from AstraZeneca‘s coronavirus vaccine trials to determine the drug’s safety and efficacy following concerns from experts in the U.S., scientists from the University of Oxford and the
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 24 2020 A new paper from the Department of Psychiatry and the Population Health program at University Hospitals (UH) Cleveland Medical Center, proposes a framework for eliminating defects in behavioral health treatment. Entitled “Eliminating Defects in Behavioral Health Treatment,” the paper was published online on Nov. 19 in the journal
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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected almost everyone, whether directly, through the loss of loved ones, or the impact on job security. Business has slowed down in many sectors and has been put to a standstill. It became clear that things we thought were imperative to our lives and functionality as human beings were “non-essential,” and
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