Month: September 2020

China’s baby boomers are set to retire in the coming years, and they’re spending in different ways compared to the current retirees, according to a Credit Suisse report. These baby boomers — defined in the report as those born in the 1960s — are more aware of having their health-care needs covered, and that’s set to lead to a “very
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Print this page NEW YORK and MAINZ, Germany, Aug. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —  Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and BioNTech SE (Nasdaq: BNTX) today shared additional Phase 1 safety and immunogenicity data from their ongoing U.S. study of the BNT162 mRNA-based vaccine program against SARS-CoV-2, which has advanced into Phase 2/3 evaluation. The newly released manuscript describes key
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September 1, 2020 Print this page Audience: Consumers September 1, 2020 — The Protein Shoppe, LLC is voluntarily recalling all lots of “Red-E” (Male Enhancement tablet) to the consumer level. This recall has been initiated after an FDA laboratory analysis found the product to contain undeclared sildenafil, a Phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE-5) inhibitor which is the active
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 1 2020 Newly approved drugs in Canada lack important pediatric drug information in their product monograph, according to an analysis led by McMaster University and McMaster Children’s Hospital. This absence of pediatric information perpetuates “off-label” drug use which could be dangerous for this vulnerable population, say the authors. They add
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Actor Chadwick Boseman, best known for his title role as King T’Challa in the movie “Black Panther,” died last weekend at the age of 43 from colon cancer. An Instagram post on his account by his family read: “Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016 and battled with it these last 4
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When I heard the news this weekend about the passing of Chadwick Boseman, like many I was shocked and sad that another young life was taken by this disease. Chadwick chose to keep his diagnosis and treatment private. Whether or not to share a cancer diagnosis with friends and acquaintances is a deeply personal one
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Posted on March 25, 2016 by Steve Morgan There are few things in life more confusing than the tax code. The annual ritual of tracking down credits and deductions to minimize tax liability can be tedious, and the rules seem to change year over year. The availability of senior living tax deductions comes down to
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Ever wanted to tend to your own little vegetable patch? Well, there’s never been a better time to start. Here are six top tips to help you dig in Creating personal access to green space has been proven to boost self-esteem, reduce anxiety, and even decrease your cortisol levels (the stress hormone) in the body.
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Chronic pain can affect every aspect of your life, from sleeping soundly at night to completing everyday tasks. If you have chronic pain, you may have tried multiple things to get rid of it, from traditional medications and therapies, to complementary ones like acupuncture or massage. But if none of those worked, have you considered
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Shorter sleep duration, more wakefulness, and changes in the sleep cycle brought on by microgravity make it tough for astronauts to get a good night’s sleep while they’re in outer space, a new study shows. In research that has implications for earthlings as well as astronauts, scientists found that the “significant sleep changes induced by
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This video is one in a series that explains the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea. For more information, visit www.understandingsleep.org Like Harvard Medical School on Facebook: https://goo.gl/4dwXyZ Follow on Twitter: https://goo.gl/GbrmQM Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/s1w4up Follow on LinkedIn: https://goo.gl/04vRgY Website: https://hms.harvard.edu
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Earlier this year, thirteen football players from the University of Iowa were hospitalized with Rhabdomyolysis. It’s a condition that can happen for several reasons including if you exercise too hard, especially in the heat. Severe cases can lead to kidney failure. The man you’re about to meet knows the dangers of rhabdomyolysis first hand. It
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Posted on January 3, 2017 by Billie Jean King Billie Jean King is a winner of 39 Grand Slam tennis titles, a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and a champion for social change and equality. She serves as Atria’s Well-Being Coach. There’s something about the arrival of a new year that motivates us
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Eating too much sugar is known to contribute to heart disease, obesity, tooth decay, cancer and numerous other health problems. Yet, the average American eats 22 teaspoons of added sugar per day, according to the American Heart Association. Many studies have linked high-sugar intake to an increase in cardiovascular disease (CVD) and mortality due to
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The anti-inflammatory drug colchicine picked up new support as secondary prevention in chronic coronary disease, cutting the risk of cardiovascular events by one third when added to standard prevention therapies in the double-blind LoDoCo2 study. Across a median follow up of 29 months in more than 5000 patients, almost 1 in 10 patients assigned to placebo
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As the White House coronavirus task force privately warned state officials that they faced dire outbreaks over the summer, top Trump administration officials publicly downplayed the threat of Covid-19, documents released Monday by the House Select Subcommittee on Coronavirus show. The subcommittee published eight weeks of internal White House coronavirus reports, which are prepared by the
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Stores around the country are opening their doors early for older adults. If you find yourself needing to venture out, here are a few of the major chains that have made accommodations. Keep reading for some online grocery-delivery options you can try without leaving your home. Costco 8 – 9 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays
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Researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle have conducted a study suggesting that infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) can directly infect heart tissue and contribute to whole-organ cardiac dysfunction. Charles Murry and colleagues found that the virus directly infected cardiomyocytes, impaired their electrophysiological and contractile properties, and eventually caused cell
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Aug 31 2020 Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the MiniMed 770G System, a hybrid closed loop diabetes management device that is intended to automatically monitor glucose (sugar) and provide appropriate basal insulin doses with little or no input from the users or their caregivers for use by individuals
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Women with early breast cancer had similar long-term outcomes whether they had focused or whole-breast irradiation (WBI), an Italian study showed. The 10-year incidence of in-breast tumor recurrence (IBTR) was 2.5% with WBI and 3.7% with accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI), a difference that did not reach statistical significance. Patients in both arms had a
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“It is up to the sponsor [vaccine developer] to apply for authorisation or approval, and we make an adjudication of their application,” Hahn told the Financial Times. “If they do that before the end of Phase Three, we may find that appropriate. We may find that inappropriate, we will make a determination.” Hahn noted that
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