Month: November 2020

Practising doctor, author and broadcaster Dr Radha Modgil join’s Happiful’s podcast to talk about learning, hope and how embracing clarity, choice and change can make a difference in difficult circumstances GP, broadcaster and champion of wellbeing and kindness, Dr Radha Modgil shares her thoughts on ways to keep well when we’re stick indoors, her brilliant
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When they aren’t using it, most guys drop their cellphone into a front pocket of their pants. It’s convenient and, really, where else can you put it? But some research suggests that stashing your phone so close to particularly vital and valued organs may not be the safest place. Cellphones emit radio frequency (RF) waves that
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The number of primary care providers is increasing per capita in the United States, but they are still disproportionately concentrated in urban centers, researchers say. The finding may provide some reassurance for those who have worried about a shortage of healthcare workers and whether they will be able to meet the nation’s growing burden of
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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE) October 27, 2020 — Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted for filing and granted Priority Review designation to the company’s New Drug Application (NDA) for abrocitinib (100mg and 200mg), an investigational oral once-daily Janus kinase 1 (JAK1) inhibitor, for the treatment of moderate
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FDA Approves Bronchitol (mannitol) Inhalation Powder to Improve Pulmonary Function in Adult Patients with Cystic Fibrosis CARY, N.C., Nov. 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Chiesi USA, Inc., the U.S. affiliate of Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A., an international research-focused healthcare Group (Chiesi Group), received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Bronchitol (mannitol) inhalation powder. Bronchitol
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 29 2020 Since 2017, University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers Casey Morrow, Ph.D., and Hyunmin Koo, Ph.D., have used powerful genomic tools and supercomputers that analyze massive amounts of genetic data to identify individual strains within single species of the gut microbiome. This microbiome “fingerprint” method has helped show the
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Almost one in five adults in the U.S. said they ate a “special diet” from 2015 to 2018, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data showed. Among adults ages 20 and older, 17.1% reported that they stuck to a special diet on any given day, according to Bryan Stierman, MD, MPH, of the National
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Where did this saying come from? As early as the 1860’s in Wales, the original quote was “Eat an apple on going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread.” Luckily for us, apples are now in season! Eating seasonally is a great way to can glean more nutrients from your food.
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Does your mind automatically jump to the worst-case scenario when things appear to be going wrong? Learn how to reconnect with reality by following these tips It’s a scenario many of us have experienced: your partner said they would be home around 7 o’clock, but it’s gone 7.30 and they’re nowhere to be seen. You
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 You may have seen social media posts about masks causing bad breath or infections. But do they? We’ve reached out to several experts for advice to get you through the pandemic with your smile intact and breath unsullied. Are Masks Bad For Your (Dental) Health? According to Steven Barefoot, DDS, from DentaQuest, there is little
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Sleep specialists might want to take a closer look at the connections between obstructive sleep apnea, chronic pain, and reported pain intensity in younger patients. Young adults with a diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are more likely to report moderate to severe pain intensity, compared with their peers who do not have the diagnosis,
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Advances in insulin types and delivery systems over the last few decades have aimed to improve blood glucose management and quality of life for people with diabetes. From improvements to insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems, to new insulin formulations, and automation of insulin delivery, the technological developments in the diabetes world have
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SINGAPORE — Fast and accurate coronavirus tests have become a reality, according to genetic testing firm Prenetics. The Hong Kong-based company last week told CNBC that the accuracy of its rapid coronavirus tests is comparable to the “gold standard” of PCR testing. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests have been widely used to detect coronavirus infections
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Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. For reasons unknown, about 1-in-6 people who recovered from COVID-19 subsequently retested positive at least 2 weeks later, researchers reported in a study in Italy. Sore throat and rhinitis were the only symptoms associated with a positive result. “Patients who continued to have
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PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA and CHICAGO, IL, October 13, 2020 — Harmony Biosciences Holdings, Inc. (“Harmony”) (Nasdaq: HRMY), a pharmaceutical company dedicated to developing and commercializing innovative therapies for patients living with rare neurological disorders who have unmet medical needs, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Wakix (pitolisant) for the treatment
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 30 2020 Children with multiple islet autoantibodies – biological markers of autoimmunity — are more likely to progress to symptomatic type 1 diabetes (T1D) than those who remain positive for a single autoantibody. Now, new findings from The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) study in the U.S.
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A topical treatment derived from tree bark significantly increased healing of epidermolysis bullosa (EB) lesions versus standard care in an international multicenter clinical trial. After 45 days of treatment, 41.3% of patients randomized to oleogel-S10 (Filsuvez) had complete wound closure as compared with 28.9% of the control group. A subgroup analysis showed that the beneficial
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Learn more at https://medschoolinsiders.com. Schedules get a bad rap. When people think schedules, they usually think of something restrictive, tedious, and boring. We want fun, freedom, and the ability to do whatever we want. Don’t schedules work directly against that? Not exactly. In fact, I’d argue that creating and sticking to your schedule will add
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CVS Health will offer rapid-result COVID-19 testing at almost 1,000 of their pharmacies by the end of 2020, according a recent news release. The rapid-result tests are available free to anyone who meets the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria. Faster identification of COVID-19 cases will help reduce the spread of the virus
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State health departments were most likely to refer heterosexual adults for HIV preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) appointments and least likely to refer transgender and Black adults, according to the results of a 12-city PrEP demonstration project. The project, Project PrIDE, was meant to close the PrEP gap between White and cisgender adults and their Black, Latinx,
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