Month: September 2020

Nine months into the coronavirus pandemic, the global case toll has now topped 33 million, with over one million deaths. As the global health crisis continues to wreak havoc, scientists are finding more links between underlying medical conditions and severe coronavirus disease (COVID-19). A team of researchers at the Universitas Indonesia in Jakarta, Indonesia, has
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Treatment for Seizure Clusters Aquestive Therapeutics Receives Complete Response Letter from FDA for Libervant (diazepam) Buccal Film for Management of Seizure Clusters Print this page WARREN, N.J., Sept. 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Aquestive Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQST), a pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing differentiated products that address patients’ unmet needs and solve
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Print this page LAVAL, QC and DEER PARK, Ill., Sept. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE/TSX: BHC) (“Bausch Health”), Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health business, and Eton Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ETON) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Alaway® Preservative Free (ketotifen fumarate) ophthalmic solution, 0.035%, antihistamine eye
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 28 2020 Following two decades of research on a group of rare diseases called hypereosinophilic syndrome at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the drug Nucala (mepolizumab) for use in the treatment of patients with hypereosinophilic syndrome. Hypereosinophilic syndrome, also known as HES,
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It can be difficult to balance the needs to work as efficiently as possible while also addressing the healthcare requirements of the patients we see every day. Managing a busy radiology department requires finesse and an astute ability to balance resources, including personnel and the equipment they rely on to accomplish their radiology tasks. For
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Alcohol use during pregnancy causes problems with the baby’s brain as it develops, according to a recent study published in The American Journal of Psychiatry. The study looked at almost 10,000 children between the ages of 9 and 10, with a follow-up done 1 year later. Children whose mothers drank even small amounts of alcohol
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Primary care is not bouncing back to its pre-pandemic status, according to a new survey published by the Primary Care Collaborative (PCC) and Larry A. Green Center.  Since mid-March these organizations have issued short weekly and biweekly surveys to US primary care physicians in an attempt to find the pulse of the county’s first line
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Although it may not seem like it, the human bone structure is in a constant state of flux. Bones are continuously being broken down and rebuilt in a process known as bone metabolism. This process is controlled by the brain. As a result, certain mood disorders, such as depression, have been linked to bone abnormalities.
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Welcome to Harvard Medical School, where a vibrant community is shaping the future of education and biomedicine. This is a place where bold ideas are incubated, a place where extraordinary individuals working as teams tackle tough problems with unrelenting passion. In the past year alone, the school has moved in exciting new directions, propelled by
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Many people have symptoms of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, or GERD, often called acid reflux. This condition can eventually lead to Barretts esophagus, dysplasia and even esophagus cancer (adenocarcinoma.) This video demonstrates ways to reduce the occurrence of reflux and get relief from its symptoms. Mayo Clinic has a very large team with an international reputation
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You may believe that anesthesiologists are lazy or that radiologists don’t like people. In Part 2 of our Doctor Stereotypes series, we dive into non-surgical doctor stereotypes. What’s fact and what’s fiction? Let’s find out! ???? Sign up for my weekly newsletter – https://medschoolinsiders.com/newsletter ???? Website & blog – https://medschoolinsiders.com ???? Instagram – https://instagram.com/medschoolinsiders ????
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Pomegranate Consulting, LLC, started selling an at-home “COVID Test Package” in Spring 2020. According to its advertising, “COVID-19 Home Testing . . . Whether you are currently ill and wondering, or you were ill but recovered, or suspect you have been exposed to someone who is sick, this FDA-registered test can put your mind at
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The risks of telemedicine were summarized in a report released by The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer. The risks include the possibility of suboptimal diagnoses and treatments, along with the added threat of failure to refer. These issues raise the very real possibility that a rise in telehealth could lead to
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People with hearing loss should take extra steps to ease the added social isolation caused by wearing masks, according to one published report. This September (Deaf Awareness Month) during the pandemic, these tips from Clearliving.com are particularly relevant.  Nearly 25 percent of those aged 65 to 74 and 50 percent of those who are 75
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Our Science Surgery series answers your cancer questions.   Dr Francis Mussai, a Cancer Research UK-funded children’s cancer researcher and consultant oncologist at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital, says that the types of cancers that we see in children are very different to the cancer that we see in adults. “Cancer types that we frequently hear about in adults, such as breast, prostate, bowel, melanoma and lung cancer, are
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during a press conference on Capitol Hill on Sept. 10, 2020. Ting Shen/Xinhua via Getty Images House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday said another coronavirus stimulus plan is possible as House Democrats try to forge ahead on a smaller aid package costing about $2.4 trillion, roughly $1 trillion less than their initial
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Print this page GAITHERSBURG, Md., Sept. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX), a late stage biotechnology company developing next-generation vaccines for serious infectious diseases, today announced that it has initiated its first Phase 3 study to evaluate the efficacy, safety and immunogenicity of NVX-CoV2373, Novavax’ COVID-19 vaccine candidate. The trial is being conducted in the United Kingdom (UK),
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Welcome to this week’s edition of Healthcare Career Insights. This weekly roundup highlights healthcare career-related articles culled from across the Web to help you learn what’s next. Lisa Grabl is president of the locum tenens division of CompHealth, the nation’s largest locum tenens physician staffing company and a leader in permanent and temporary allied healthcare
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The hero of this story spent most of the interview lying on the ground. In fact, he didn’t say a word. Toby is a working dog at the Penn Vet Working Dog Center (WDC), run out of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine in Philadelphia. “A dog’s sense of smell is excellent,” said
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Patients with higher intraoperative blood loss and those treated at lower-volume surgical centers had a greater risk of high-grade complications after undergoing cytoreductive nephrectomy (CN) for metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC), according to an analysis of registry data. Higher intraoperative blood loss was also associated with low-grade postoperative complications. Intraoperative complications were more likely in patients
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Assistant Professor of Neurobiology Chenghua Gu and colleagues have discovered how two particular proteins help modulate the formation of new blood vessel networks, a process called angiogenesis. The findings could make it possible to improve upon existing therapies that block angiogenesis in cancer patients, whose tumors require oxygen and nutrients from blood in order to
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