Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think you need to know about today: US Guidelines Add Dexamethasone Recommendations The National Institutes of Health COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel has added a recommendation to prescribe dexamethasone for COVID-19 patients
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COVID-19 has officially changed the way the world runs. More than ever, people are staying home (whether by choice or mandate), spending more time with their families, avoiding public events, and yes, working from home. Essential employees, such as frontline healthcare workers, grocery store clerks, sanitation crews and workers rendering city services, are still having
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Dr. David Callender, CEO of Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston, told CNBC on Friday that its hospitals continue to have adequate capacity despite Texas’ growing coronavirus outbreak.  “We actually still think we have plenty of capacity to meet the demand for Covid, as well as non-Covid patients” Callender said on “The Exchange.” “We’re always busy
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It’s well-known that laughter is a great stress-reliever, and a regular dose of hysterics can do us the world of good. But what happens when we’re feeling low and struggle to find the ‘funny’ side? In the words of philosopher and psychologist William James: “We don’t laugh because we’re happy, we are happy because we
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On Wednesday, the U.S. registered a record number of coronavirus cases within 24 hours. There were 45,557 new coronavirus cases confirmed, NBC News reported. Though the restaurant industry suffered severe losses at the onset of the pandemic, due to the spike in cases of several restaurants employees across the U.S. testing positive for the virus recently,
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Jun 26 2020 Researchers from the University of Tsukuba have identified a novel protein complex that regulates Aurora B localization to ensure that chromosomes are correctly separated during cell division It is no secret that DNA, in the form of chromosomes, is the building block of life. Incorrect distribution of chromosomes during cell division can
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Print this page NEWTON, Mass., June 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq:KPTI), an innovation-driven pharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved oral Xpovio® (selinexor), the Company’s first-in-class, Selective Inhibitor of Nuclear Export (SINE) compound, for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory diffuse
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Children with COVID-19 generally experience a mild disease and fatalities are very rare, according to a study of 582 patients from across Europe published today in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health journal. The study, which included children and adolescents aged from 3 days up to 18 years old, found that although the majority were
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Almost 40,000 coronavirus cases were reported Thursday, surpassing a previous one-day high on April 24, according to Johns Hopkins University. The country is averaging more new cases per day than ever, with a seven-day average of 33,035 on Thursday, a CNN analysis of the Johns Hopkins data shows. Overnight, Arizona and New Mexico joined Texas
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Alfred was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2012. Earlier this month, Public Health England published a long-awaited report on how factors like age, ethnicity and sex are linked to a person’s risk of COVID-19. The report confirmed what many news headlines had already implied – that COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting Black, Asian and minority ethnic
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A series of tweets from a young psychiatry resident in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic were stoic, straightforward, and heartbreaking. Dr Sofia Noori “I’m a 30-year-old doctor. I was supposed to get married next month. I’m volunteering to treat patients
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A waiter wearing a protective face shield and mask serves customers at a Third Street Promenade restaurant on June 21, 2020 in Santa Monica, California. David Livingston | Getty Images The U.S. reported more than 34,400 coronavirus cases on Wednesday, according to a CNBC analysis of Johns Hopkins University data, after health officials in California,
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Our connections with other people are truly joyful things, but balancing how we spend our time with each special person can be tricky. How can we strike the fine balance between pals and partners? Having a partner you adore and a couple of very good friends is a wonderful thing. But sometimes, trying to divide
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Americans are waking up. The pandemic, which is disproportionately affecting Black Americans, has laid bare health and racial disparities that have been long documented for people of color. That, combined with the deaths of George Floyd and other Black men and women at the hands of police officers, have led a growing number of cities,
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Print this page 24 June 2020 — Full results from the positive Phase III ETHOS trial showed AstraZeneca’s triple-combination therapy Breztri Aerosphere (budesonide/glycopyrronium/formoterol fumarate) demonstrated a statistically significant reduction in the rate of moderate or severe exacerbations compared with two dual-combination therapies in patients with moderate to very severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).1 Compared
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Treatment for Contraception Mayne Pharma Announces FDA Filing Acceptance of New Drug Application for E4/DRSP in the US Print this page ADELAIDE, Australia, June 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Mayne Pharma Group Limited (ASX: MYX) is pleased to announce the New Drug Application (NDA) for E4/DRSP to prevent pregnancy has been accepted for review by the US Food
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Print this page KENILWORTH, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Keytruda, Merck’s anti-PD-1 therapy, as monotherapy for the treatment of patients with recurrent or metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) that is not curable by
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At the 2020 American Society of Clinical Oncology virtual scientific meeting, over 100 sessions and thousands of abstracts on the latest emerging topics in cancer treatment were presented in an all-online format. MedPage Today brought together three expert leaders in their field — Sara Tolaney, MD, a breast oncologist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; H. Jack
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