Month: November 2020

Like nearly everything else in 2020, choosing health benefits during this fall’s open enrollment period will not be easy for people who receive their health benefits from work. Amid a pandemic-induced recession, plenty of working Americans are looking for ways to save money on their health costs. But choosing the right coverage will take time,
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Point-of-care lung ultrasound is better than chest x-ray for diagnosis of COVID-19 pneumonia, according to new research. “We continue to be confronted with a diagnostic challenge — patients often have vague non-specific multi-system presentations,” Kendra Mendez, MD, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia,
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Early research suggests that fitness trackers can predict COVID-19 by tracking changes in a person’s activity. One of the keys to preventing the spread of SARS-CoV-2 – the virus responsible for the COVID-19 illness – is quick identification, tracing and isolation of cases before it can be spread further to others. This has been particularly
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Dr. Scott Gottlieb on Friday offered a dismal assessment of the U.S. coronavirus outbreak, suggesting the real number of new infections per day is more than 500,000 — more than four times the current record of daily new diagnosed Covid-19 cases. That record came Thursday, when 121,888 new infections were reported, according to data from Johns
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OSLO, Norway and CHENGDU, China. 03 November,2020— CEPI, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, today announced that it will fund the development of the protein-based  S-Trimer COVID-19 vaccine candidate by Sichuan Clover Biopharmaceuticals, Inc (China) (“Clover”) through a global pivotal Phase 2/3 efficacy clinical trial and to licensure in China and globally, if the vaccine is
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 5 2020 Children and adults produce different types and amounts of antibodies in response to infection with the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, a new study from researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons has found. The differences in antibodies suggest the course of the infection and immune response
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In developing therapeutic agents for COVID-19, researchers learned from the lessons of past viruses, from HIV to Ebola to even flu, experts at an NIH webinar said. Clinical agents in development for SARS-CoV-2 include antivirals and host targeted/immunomodulators, as well as neutralizing monoclonal antibodies. And randomized trials are still the best way to determine whether
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Benefits of Breakfast: Kick-start the day by incorporating a heart-healthy breakfast! Not only is breakfast a wonderful opportunity to incorporate dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and protein towards meeting our daily nutritional needs, a well-balanced breakfast meal may boost energy and promote blood sugar control. The simple act of enjoying a nourishing breakfast before the busy
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Do you need to talk? Here’s how you can access mental health support, from online counselling, hypnotherapy and coaching, to general listening lines The UK government has officially called for a second nationwide lockdown. We must once again stay at home, leaving only for the essentials – food, health reasons or work (where this absolutely
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The recalls on metformin, a medication used to treat type 2 diabetes, have not stopped.  Since June through this week, at least nine companies have recalled the extended release version of this medication. These are all voluntary recalls.  No adverse events have been reported.  This week, Nostrum Laboratories, Inc., announced an immediate voluntary recall of four lots, two
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The presence of certain complicating features on plaques in the carotid artery are an under-recognized cause of ischemic stroke, a new study suggests. The CAPIAS (Carotid Plaque Imaging in Acute Stroke) study showed that complicated nonstenosing carotid artery plaques (American Heart Association lesion type VI) could account for about 30% of ischemic strokes currently classed
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A recent worldwide study examined the relationship between personality factors and compliance with shelter-in-place orders during the coronavirus. As countries around the world battle the second wave of the coronavirus, and self-isolation fatigue is becoming an increasingly alarming issue, understanding how compliance with social distancing can be influenced by different factors is as important as
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From fundraising challenges to unmissable resources, look out for the men in your life during men’s mental health month this November, and beyond Men’s mental health: it’s a topic that we must keep talking about. In 2017, 5,821 suicides were recorded in Great Britain. Of these suicides, 75% were men, with suicide being the most
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The age of social media has led to a democratization of political discussion, with everyone from political pundits to celebrities to the average Joe broadcasting opinions about Election 2020 on social media. We’ve closely followed the discourse to identify common topics, and we’ve embedded tweets in this article as examples of what kind of posts
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New data document the global fallout for rheumatology patients when hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) supplies were being diverted to hospitals for COVID-19 patients. Demand for HCQ soared on evidence-lacking claims that the drug was effective in treating and preventing SARS-CoV-2 infection. Further research has since shown HCQ to be ineffective for COVID-19 and potentially harmful to patients.
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Nov 6 2020 Eurofins, the global leader in the field of analytical services and a pioneer in food authenticity testing since its creation, is pleased to announce the launch of the TOFoo (True Organic Food) project. The aim of this collaborative project, comprised of five partners from the food industry, laboratory analysis, and digital sectors,
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November 2, 2020 Audience: Consumer, Health Professional, Pharmacy November 02, 2020 — Kansas City, Missouri, Nostrum Laboratories, Inc. is voluntarily recalling 2 (two) lots of Metformin HCl Extended Release Tablets, USP 750 mg to the consumer level. The Metformin HCl Extended Release Tablets, USP 750 mg have been found to contain levels of nitrosamine impurities
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 6 2020 Mindfulness training and engaging in classroom-based games can influence self-regulation and food liking when introduced during the preschool years according to a new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, published by Elsevier. For this study, we were interested in developing and evaluating a brief five-week
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Letting money do the talking is one way to increase COVID-19 vaccine uptake and perhaps alleviate some concern about perceived risks, especially in a climate of vaccine hesitancy, a researcher argued. Acknowledging it may be difficult to get people to take a COVID-19 vaccine for the common good, they should be compensated for providing a
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Unlock the full potential of the wellness trend that you’re probably already doing – without even realising it Pottering’, it’s a word that almost speaks for itself. For me, it conjures up images of slow-paced, menial, homey tasks completed one after the other – a gentle shift down the to-do list, moving without urgency or
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Masks, handwashing, and social distancing are key combatants, fending off attack from the outside. But healthy eating strengthens the warriors that keep us safe within. It’s time to put nutrition on the frontline of the COVID-19 war, according to Manfred Eggersdorfer, PhD. “I think we have to …  follow social distancing, and also wear masks,
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Psilocybin, the psychedelic compound in “magic mushrooms,” rapidly improves symptoms and produces remission in as little as two sessions for patients with major depression, new research suggests. Results of a small randomized trial showed that treatment with psilocybin was associated with a greater than 50% reduction in depressive symptoms in 67% of study participants. In
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A recent study breaks down the ideal balance of activities for children’s bone health. Today, osteoporosis, a disease resulting in the loss of bone mass, is the leading cause of weakness and fractures in adults. Globally, 200 million people are affected by osteoporosis, 75 million of which are seen in Japan, Europe, and USA. Proper
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This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Jorge A. Aguilar My name is Jorge Aguilar and I am in the eighth grade. I currently live in Los Angeles in a quiet suburb, but where the virus has also had a significant effect on the inhabitants. The Quarantine and My Life
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Feeling stressed? Three counsellors and a life coach share their advice for coping with stress as we enter another lockdown Feeling anxious about lockdown 2.0? You’re not alone. As restrictions are once again tightening across the country, many of us are starting to feel the pressures of pandemic-living again. In a recent survey of over
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Hard manual labor – construction of buildings, house repairs, plowing fields, factory work — may result in stronger muscles and a good physique. But it may also lead to joint and muscle pains. And, more disturbingly, manual labor may increase the risk of developing dementia later in life. A new study from the University of Copenhagen suggested
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