Month: December 2020

2020 has been a rough year, and it’s coming to a close amid a flurry of news both good and bad– vaccines are finally arriving, but a more infectious strain of Covid-19 is starting to spread. The year is finally coming to an end, but it’s doing it in the weird way that’s so characteristic
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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A post-mortem analysis of brain tissue from people diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) revealed that two genes in the prefrontal cortex, ELFN1 and UBA7, play key roles in the condition, researchers say. “ELFN1 is thought to play a role in a set of inhibitory (GABA-releasing) nerve cells that tune
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30 December 2020 — AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for emergency supply in the UK, with the first doses being released today so that vaccinations may begin early in the New Year. The UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has provided authorisation for emergency supply of COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca, formerly AZD1222, for the
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Treatment for Pharmacologic Mydriasis Eyenovia Submits New Drug Application to FDA for Pharmacologic Mydriasis with MydCombi NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 29, 2020– Eyenovia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EYEN), a clinical stage ophthalmic biopharmaceutical company with Phase 3 programs in presbyopia, myopia and mydriasis, today announced that it has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U. S. Food and Drug
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December 18, 2020 — Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Iclusig (ponatinib) for adult patients with chronic-phase (CP) chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) with resistance or intolerance to at least two prior kinase inhibitors. The updated label includes
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A worker of the New York City Fire Department Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (FDNY EMS) receives a COVID-19 Moderna vaccine, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., December 23, 2020. Carlo Allegri | Reuters New York City officials want to inoculate 1 million residents
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Getting to your 100th birthday is a pretty tall task. Reaching that age after being diagnosed with breast cancer 31 years earlier? That’s an even more impressive feat. Mobile, Alabama resident Jacqueline Rice celebrated her 100th birthday on Christmas Day. Her family helped her celebrate by putting on a drive-by Mardi Gras-themed parade. They wanted
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The role of imaging in diagnosing progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) and in assessing prognosis is the subject of a new review. MRI is central in the diagnostic workup of patients suspected of having MS, given its high sensitivity in detecting disease dissemination in space and over time and its notable ability to exclude mimics of
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  What happens to the gifts you get? I’m not talking about the ones that you really adore. I mean the rest of them – the ones you can’t or don’t want to use, or even hate. The problem doesn’t end when you’ve awkwardly thanked someone and thrown away the wrapping paper. In my case,
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Researchers in Madrid may have found a clue to the pathogenesis of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in patients with COVID-19; it might also offer a therapeutic target to counter the hypercoagulability seen with COVID-19. In a case series of five
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The Grain Chain, a farm to fork coalition of stakeholders in the grain industry sector and chaired by the American Bakers Association (ABA), celebrates the recommendation published today in the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) to “consume half of your grains from whole grain sources” and the remainder from enriched grains. A foundational piece
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Treatment for Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder FDA Accepts Alkermes’ Resubmission of New Drug Application for ALKS 3831 DUBLIN, Dec. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – Alkermes plc (Nasdaq: ALKS) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has acknowledged receipt of the company’s New Drug Application (NDA) resubmission for ALKS 3831 (olanzapine/samidorphan) for the treatment of adults with schizophrenia and adults with
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December 28, 2020 Audience: Consumer, Patient, Health Professional, Pharmacy Schaumburg, Illinois, Sunstar Americas, Inc. (SAI) is voluntarily recalling Paroex® Chlorhexidine Gluconate Oral Rinse USP, 0.12% products bearing an expiration date from 12/31/2020 – 9/30/2022 to the consumer level. This product may be contaminated with the bacteria Burkholderia lata. This is an expansion of the recall
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A majority of patients with colorectal cancer found at least one benefit from their diagnosis. (Fox Chase Cancer Center) Half of disruptions in ongoing clinical trials resulted from slow patient enrollment. (GlobalData) Laboratory studies suggested that a drug used to treat arthritis may help prevent a potentially severe cardiac side effect of cancer immunotherapeutic drugs.
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Image source: iStock Photo By diaTribe December 29th, 2020 This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Eliza Skoler If you’ve got unused diabetes supplies that you no longer need, don’t throw them away! Here are several easy ways that you can donate your supplies to others. If you’ve recently switched to a new
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2020 has taught us that exercising, and having access to the great outdoors, can fundamentally support our mental health and wellbeing. As Team Happiful pledges to take part in RED January, we explore the evidence behind the feel-good factor we get from movement While it’s often difficult to imagine a list of positives from the
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Buried within the nearly 6,000-page Combined COVID-19 Relief and Omnibus Spending Bill signed by President Trump on Sunday is some unexpected but welcome news: the “No Surprises Act.” This law protects patients from being billed for services they did not expect or want, such as getting a sky-high bill because the emergency department physician who
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Florida and Texas are providing coronavirus vaccines to residents who are ages 65 and older, according to Business Insider. CDC guidelines recommend that the first doses go to health care workers and people in nursing homes, followed by people ages 75
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Smell loss – called anosmia – is a common symptom of COVID-19. For the past nine months, the two of us – a sensory scientist and an infectious disease epidemiologist – have applied our respective expertise to develop smell-based screening and testing programs as part of a response to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. In early October,
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Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A scoring system based on 10 parameters in a complete blood count (CBC) with differential within 3 days of hospital presentation predict those with COVID-19 who are most likely to progress to critical illness, new evidence shows. Advantages include prognosis based on a common
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PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Dec. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — INOVIO (NASDAQ:INO), a biotechnology company focused on bringing to market precisely designed DNA medicines to treat and protect people from infectious diseases and cancer, today announced the publication of peer-reviewed Phase 1 clinical data from the first cohort of 40 participants for its COVID-19 DNA vaccine candidate,
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