Month: January 2021

A new report combining forecasting and expert prediction data, predicts that 125,000 lives could be saved by the end of 2021 if 50% or more of the U.S. population initiated COVID vaccination by March 1, 2021. “Meta and consensus forecast of COVID-19 targets,” developed by Thomas McAndrew, a computational scientist and faculty member at Lehigh
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Dr. Michael Osterholm, Regents Professor, McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair in Public Health, and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, announced advances for COVID-19 testing in Minnesota, Wednesday, April 22, 2020 in St. Paul, MN. Glen Stubbe | Star Tribune | Getty Images An epidemiologist who advised
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Recently approved setmelanotide (Imcivree) showed promise as a treatment for severe obesity arising from genetic variants in the MC4R pathway, Rhythm Pharmaceuticals announced. Overweight or obesity could be detrimental to brain health, potentially magnifying Alzheimer’s disease. (The Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease) A large study found no link between metformin and the development of breast cancer
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Gone are the days of getting a piece of candy or a sticker after receiving a vaccine.  The Greenhouse of Walled Lake, in Walled Lake, Michigan is giving out “pot for shots.” The marijuana dispensary has handed out more than 2,000 free pre-rolls to people who have gotten the Covid-19 vaccine.  Greenhouse is running its promotion with a vendor,
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The pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges for patient care — difficulties faced each day by clinicians, clinical engineers, IT specialists, supply chain managers, and other healthcare professionals. As a result, ECRI notes in its 14th annual report on the top 10 health technology hazards, that a number of new threats to patient and staff safety
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They say that the most romantic meal is the one you cook at home. So for this Valentine’s Day, we put together this 5-course meal for you and your partner. If you stick with one serving from each of these recipes, you’d only consume about 20g of net carbs for the entire meal. And yes,
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Founder of Mental Health Mates, writer and podcast host Bryony Gordon shares her thoughts about working on wellness, understanding your inner voice, and building personal resilience Chatting with Bryony Gordon is like picking up a conversation you put on hold to answer the door. It feels familiar, every day, and easy. She has a knack
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If you are in the I-hate-going-to-the-dentist’s camp because you have sensitive teeth, please let us make this suggestion: You can make those visits easier by simply taking care of our own oral health.  And that starts with brushing your teeth twice a day, with the best toothpaste to serve your regular brushing needs. But getting
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The federal government has issued a directive that aims to bolster the COVID-19 vaccination workforce, by letting physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals return to work even if their license has expired, as long as it expired within the past
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29 January 2021 — AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine has been granted a conditional marketing authorisation (CMA) in the European Union (EU) for active immunisation to prevent COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2, in individuals 18 years of age and older. Following review of the application, the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines
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Treatment for Migraine Impel NeuroPharma Announces U.S. Food & Drug Administration Acceptance of New Drug Application for INP104 for the Acute Treatment of Migraine SEATTLE, January 20, 2021 — Impel NeuroPharma, a late-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review the company’s 5O5(b)(2) New Drug Application
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Johnson & Johnson board member Dr. Mark McClellan told CNBC Friday that there could be enough vaccinations for the entire U.S. adult population by the summer.  “Assuming all of the close review of the J&J data all pans out, we’re going to have the capacity between Moderna, Pfizer, J&J, to have enough vaccines available by
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Where did I ever get the notion that diet may influence COVID-19 lethality? That the degree to which one’s diet is inflammatory or may not determine if it is a lethal disorder or not? For five years I studied factors in the development of dementia and other neurodegenerative disorders with particular reference to environmental and
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After alarming testing results, the FDA has taken unprecedented action against importing hand sanitizers from Mexico. A new import alert, the first ever category-wide alert issued for an entire country, places all hand sanitizers coming from Mexico under increased scrutiny and FDA entry reviews. This news comes hot on the heels of a rubbing alcohol
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Anyone who lives with diabetes knows that a hangover can wreak havoc not only on productivity and sense of well-being but also on your blood sugars, leaving them unpredictable for hours and even days. When you’ve had too much to drink and you’re feeling hungover, what can you do? This article will touch upon the
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Stuck in a food rut, cooking the same old meals over and over again? Here, mindfulness teacher Adamantia Velonis explains how to put wellbeing firmly on the menu You may have heard of ‘mindful eating’ – taking the time to tune-in to the smells, flavours, and textures of our food – but have you considered
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Obfuscating the truth, or flat-out lying, is a well-known Oval Office fall back; think Reagan and the Contras, LBJ and the Bay of Tonkin; FDR with his personal, physical hell.  Hiding, or even attempting to hide, personal shortcomings is another forte of elected presidents. Kennedy, for example, had his pain medications. Eisenhower’s temper was the
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. More people with fever and body aches are turning to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to ease symptoms, but the drugs have come under new scrutiny as investigators work to determine whether they are a safe way to relieve the pain of
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New research from the University of Iowa and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center demonstrates that offspring can be protected from the effects of prenatal stress by administering a neuroprotective compound during pregnancy. Working in a mouse model, Rachel Schroeder, a student in the UI Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience, drew a connection between the work
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A nationally representative survey conducted in the United States suggests that the public is fairly evenly divided in its support of immunity certificates or “passports” to enable the selective lifting of restrictions placed on people during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Almost half (45.2%) of 1,315 respondents supported introducing the privileges, although more were
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odevixibat Treatment for Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis (PFIC) Albireo Announces U.S. FDA Acceptance of New Drug Application for Odevixibat BOSTON, Jan. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Albireo Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALBO), a clinical-stage rare liver disease company developing novel bile acid modulators, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the Company’s New Drug Application (NDA) for
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January 27, 2021 Audience: Consumer, Patient, Health Professional, Pharmacy January 27, 2021 — Meitheal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Meitheal”), announced today that it is voluntarily recalling one (1) lot of Cisatracurium Besylate Injection, USP 10mg per 5mL to the user level. The decision to recall the product was made after a product complaint revealed that a portion
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