Month: March 2021

Overuse of alcohol among older adults is a mostly hidden story – for instance, National Drug and Alcohol Awareness Week (March 22-28 in 2021) is aimed at teens.  However, research suggests that one third of older drinkers develop the dependency later in life and that was before Covid-related stress and isolation.   How much drinking is
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No one likes having a stuffy nose, but a new warning from the FDA is encouraging manufacturers of over-the-counter nasal decongestants to make their products tamper-free. The FDA is warning against over-use of  Benzedrex, the brand name for the nasal decongestant propylhexedrine.  Propylhexedrine is safe when used as directed and available over the counter. But,
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Type 1 diabetes is the most common metabolic disease in children and adolescents worldwide. It can be particularly dangerous as often there is no diagnosis until severe and sometimes life-threatening symptoms have already developed. The new ‘SINT1A‘ study explores the potential of a specific probiotic to strengthen the immune system early-on   in children with
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March 25, 2021 Audience: Consumer, Patient, Health Professional, Pharmacy March 25, 2021  — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that the abuse and misuse of the overthe-counter (OTC) nasal decongestant propylhexedrine can lead to serious harm such as heart and mental health problems. Some of these complications, which include fast or abnormal
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Small bottles labelled with “Vaccine” stickers stand near a medical syringe in front of displayed “Coronavirus COVID-19” words in this illustration taken April 10, 2020. Dado Ruvic | Reuters The World Health Organization warned against counterfeit Covid-19 vaccines sold on the dark web during a press conference Friday. “We urge all people not to buy
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March is National Nutrition Month! To honor National Nutrition Month, our resourceful dietician friends have created a number of blogs that will post during the month of March. These blogs will cover popular nutrition topics and myths. Check back often to see what new topics are being blogged about! Making sure that you get enough
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After surpassing his original goal of having 100 million Americans vaccinated by his 100th day in office — which doesn’t arrive until late April — President Joe Biden upped the ante to 200 million by then. The president made this announcement during his first press conference, held today.  The new target comes as some states
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. After declining for 8 consecutive weeks, new cases of COVID-19 rose among children in the United States, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association. A total of 57,078 new cases were reported in children during the
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To celebrate B Corp month, here are 12 of our favourite better businesses – brands that are committed to using their business as a force for good Not all companies do business kindly. Many are yet to be inclusive, pay fair wages, offer safe working conditions and look after the planet. But, all businesses can
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This week, AstraZeneca released two sets of phase III safety trial results for its Covid-19 vaccine, each showing slightly different efficacy rates. The inconsistency has kicked up controversy and confusion, but experts so far believe there is little impact on safety. The results In AstraZeneca’s first set of data, released March 22nd, its vaccine candidate
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A study of the duration of the second stage of labor in more than 2,000 women who delivered twins may provide useful reference ranges for doctors and patients, researchers say. Although the analysis found statistically significant differences in second-stage labor lengths for twin and singleton deliveries, “ultimately I think the value in this is seeing that it
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Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new indication for Myrbetriq (mirabegron extended-release tablets) and Myrbetriq Granules (mirabegron for extended-release oral suspension) to treat neurogenic detrusor overactivity (NDO), a bladder dysfunction related to neurological impairment, in children ages three years and older. Myrbetriq is also indicated for overactive bladder in adult patients. Today’s
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78.4% of women who continued on relugolix combination therapy remained responders (menstrual blood loss < 80 mL) through Week 76 compared with 15.1% of women who discontinued treatment at Week 52 (p < 0.0001) 69.8% of women who continued relugolix combination therapy remained responders through Week 104 88.3% of women who discontinued treatment relapsed with
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A worker prepares materials for vaccination at University Hospital’s COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark, New Jersey, U.S., December 15, 2020. Eduardo Munoz | Reuters Rutgers University will require students returning to its campus this fall to prove they’ve been vaccinated against Covid-19, becoming one of the first institutions in
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Posted on March 25, 2021 by Ajla Bedzetovic Diane worried about leaving the hospital. She’d been admitted, again, for losing consciousness due to a health issue that caused her blood oxygen level to drop.   “It’s scary to wake up on the floor and not realize what happened,” she said. “Since I live alone, my family
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Eating ultraprocessed foods poses a significant risk to cardiovascular and coronary heart health, according to prospective data from about 3,000 people in the Framingham Offspring Cohort, the second generation of participants in the Framingham Heart Study. Each regular, daily serving of ultraprocessed food was linked with significant elevations of 5%–9% in the relative rates of
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