Patients who developed upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding during a hospital stay experienced worse adverse outcomes than those admitted for upper GI bleeding alone, French researchers found in a prospective study. Currently hospitalized patients (dubbed “inpatients”) with upper GI bleeding showed a significantly higher mortality rate at 6 weeks than patients hospitalized for GI bleeding alone
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For the eighth consecutive year, Boston Children’s Hospital has captured the no. 1 spot in the national honor roll of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals. Released today, the 2021–2022 rankings, which acknowledge 50 US centers for delivering exceptional care in several specialties, also give the Massachusetts hospital the top spot in 4
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From appreciating each other and recognising the power of hope, to learning about our planet, we share 10 things to do this July 1. Page-turners The Comfort Book by Matt Haig For most of us, hope is a comforting emotion we rely on during periods of mental ill-health. Matt Haig’s latest book delves into the
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Microbes are everywhere – and they aren’t all friendly. spawns/E+ via Getty Images Jerry Malayer, Oklahoma State University There are about 1,400 known human pathogens – viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa and helminths that can cause a person’s injury or death. But in a world with a trillion individual species of microorganisms, where scientists have counted
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The fifth Loneliness Awareness Week kicks off today and this year we’re being encouraged to accept loneliness as a natural part of being human Many of us know how it feels to be lonely and, in the last year, more of us than ever have felt its effects. With a mission to bring the conversation
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The businessman, philanthropist and long-standing Cancer Research UK supporter tells us about his family’s latest £1.2m donation. At first glance, Cancer Research UK might not seem the obvious charity of choice for a family of philanthropists historically committed to supporting education. Until recently, their many beneficiaries chiefly comprised universities, libraries and schools. But for David
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PARIS – June 11, 2021 – Results from Part A of CADENZA, a pivotal Phase 3 double-blind, placebo-controlled study evaluating the safety and efficacy of sutimlimab in people with cold agglutinin disease (CAD) without a recent history of blood transfusion (within the prior six months), will be presented in an oral session at the European Hematology
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FOSTER CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun. 10, 2021– Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an expansion of the pediatric indication of Epclusa (sofosbuvir/velpatasvir) for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) to now include children as young as 3 years of age, regardless of HCV
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June 11, 2021 Audience:  Patient, Health Professional, Pharmacy  Viona Pharmaceuticals Inc., is voluntarily recalling 2 (two) lots of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 750 mg to the retail level. The 2 (two) lots of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 750 mg have been found to contain levels of Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) impurities above acceptable daily limits.
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Insomnia symptoms that persisted since childhood were strong determinants of mood and anxiety disorders in young adults, a 15-year longitudinal study showed. Difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep that continued from childhood through adolescence and into young adulthood was tied to a three-fold increased risk of internalizing disorders (HR 3.19), reported Julio Fernandez-Mendoza, PhD, of Penn
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In normal times, summer travel is all about unwinding, spending time outdoors, and putting most cares aside — at least temporarily. Through the lens of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, carefree summer travel looks more challenging. Consider the safest way to get
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The term “doomscrolling” describes the act of endlessly scrolling through bad news on social media and reading every worrisome tidbit that pops up, a habit that unfortunately seems to have become common during the COVID-19 pandemic. The biology of our brains may play a role in that. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in
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BOSTON, June 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PRTK), a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel life-saving therapies for life-threatening diseases and for other public health threats for civilian, government and military use, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Company’s
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A new global study of 30-day outcomes in children and adolescents with COVID-19 found that while death was uncommon, the illness produced more symptoms and complications than seasonal influenza. The study, “30-day outcomes of Children and Adolescents with COVID-19: An International Experience,” published online in the journal Pediatrics, also found significant variation in treatment of
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A deep neural network model predicted the brain age of patients based on electroencephalogram (EEG) data recorded during overnight sleep studies. The artificial intelligence (AI) model predicted brain age with a mean absolute error of 4.604 and a Pearson’s r value of 0.933, surpassing the performance of prior research, reported Yoav Nygate, MS, of EnsoData
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Dartmouth’s medical school is dropping charges against students whom they accused of cheating by looking up course materials online during closed-book remote exams, according to The New York Times. In March, Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine charged 17 students on the basis of a review of online activity on Canvas, a popular online course management
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The European Medicines Agency (EMA) safety committee is continuing its review of myocarditis and pericarditis following vaccination with COVID-19 vaccines. “Currently, further analysis is needed to conclude whether there is a causal relationship with the vaccines, and the PRAC requesting additional data from the companies marketing them,” the EMA said in a statement issued Friday.
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One in three survivors of COVID-19, those more commonly referred to as COVID-19 long-haulers, suffered from neurologic or psychiatric disability six months after infection, a recent landmark study of more than 200,000 post-COVID-19 patients showed. Researchers looked at 236,379 British patients diagnosed with COVID-19 over six months, analyzing neurologic and psychiatric complications during that time
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