Month: November 2020

23 November 2020  Two different dosing regimens demonstrated efficacy with one showing a better profile No hospitalisations or severe cases of COVID-19 in participants treated with AZD1222  Positive high-level results from an interim analysis of clinical trials of AZD1222 in the UK and Brazil showed the vaccine was highly effective in preventing COVID-19, the primary
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FDA Approves Oxlumo (lumasiran) for the Treatment of Primary Hyperoxaluria Type 1 CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 24, 2020– Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:ALNY), the leading RNAi therapeutics company, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Oxlumo (lumasiran) injection for subcutaneous use, the first-ever therapy available for the treatment of primary hyperoxaluria type 1
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 24 2020 A new paper from the Department of Psychiatry and the Population Health program at University Hospitals (UH) Cleveland Medical Center, proposes a framework for eliminating defects in behavioral health treatment. Entitled “Eliminating Defects in Behavioral Health Treatment,” the paper was published online on Nov. 19 in the journal
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November is also the time across our nation for us to honor our family caregivers as well as to recognize the challenges that family caregivers face and how they manage these challenges day and night as they offer care around the clock!  There is just so much that our family caregivers do!  For many of you, caregiving can truly
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The holidays are approaching just as COVID-19 case rates nationwide are increasing at a record-breaking pace, leading to dire warnings from public health experts. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued cautions and updated guidelines related to family gatherings. Dr. Anthony Fauci, a White House coronavirus adviser and director of the National Institute of Allergy
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Heart failure could be reversed with a new treatment that combines medication with the temporary use of an artificial heart pump, said researchers at the University of Utah Health.  The therapy, which involves implantation of a left ventricular assist device ( LVAD ), could: help reverse structural damage to the heart, eliminate the need for
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A recent study demonstrated that Google search trends could help in predicting COVID-19 hot spots.   Web-based activity detection tools can play an important role in the early detection of infectious diseases. These internet search behaviour tools may also help in the timely preparedness of health care systems to avoid the adverse consequences of being
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This content originally appeared on Low Carb Yum. Republished with permission. Regular gravy is usually thickened with wheat flour or cornstarch. We all know wheat flour isn’t low in carbs. But, is cornstarch keto? At about 7 grams of carbs per tablespoon, cornstarch can be a low carb option if a small amount is used.
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Immunotherapy with pembrolizumab holds promise for improving the generally dismal outlook in patients with leptomeningeal metastases, a phase 2 trial suggests. Results from the trial were reported at the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer’s 35th Anniversary Annual Meeting. “Unfortunately, when patients present with leptomeningeal disease, they usually have a poor prognosis. Their median survival is
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New report calls on senior higher education staff to undergo training ‘to improve racial literacy as part of a sector-wide crackdown’ Tackling racial harassment in higher education sheds light on the ongoing racial discrimination people face at university, stating unis are guilty of ‘perpetuating institutional racism’ on campus and calling on leaders in the higher
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Researchers are investigating the potential of the broad spectrum anti-microbial ivermectin for COVID-19 treatment. As the COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, continues to spread around the world, researchers are looking for candidate drugs to use as potential therapies. Repurposing drugs already in use for other infections could allow a quicker route to finding
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Nov 24 2020 Allerød, Denmark –Pharmaceutical companies worldwide are diligently working overtime to produce an accepted COVID-19 vaccine. While this work continues, other companies are already planning how to distribute a potential vaccine.  Perhaps the most significant challenge exists in temperature control, as some COVID-19 vaccine candidates will require ultra-low temperature (ULT), typically ranging from
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20 November 2020 –  AstraZeneca’s Imfinzi (durvalumab) has been approved in the US for an additional dosing option, a 1,500mg fixed dose every four weeks, in the approved indications of unresectable Stage III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) after chemoradiation therapy (CRT) and previously treated advanced bladder cancer. This new option is consistent with the
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November 19, 2020 Audience: Consumer, Patient, Health Professional, Pharmacy November 19, 2020 — Fresenius Kabi USA is voluntarily recalling a single lot of Dexmedetomidine HCl in 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, 200 mcg/50 mL (4 mcg /mL), 50 mL fill in a 50 mL vial. Fresenius Kabi initiated this recall due to a trace amount of
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 24 2020 In the most comprehensive analysis to date of U.S. children tested and treated for COVID-19, an organization representing seven of the nation’s largest pediatric medical centers reports that some groups of children are faring significantly worse than children in general during the pandemic. Findings from the PEDSnet organization–which
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Healthcare workers and residents of long-term care facilities may be first in line to get the COVID-19 vaccine, followed by essential workers and then adults with high-risk medical conditions and older adults, members of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) agreed during a Monday meeting. These new groups would be phase 1a, phase
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Coronavirus cases are spiking across the country, and local and state governments are trying to curb the spread.  Here’s a synopsis of pandemic-created changes to review as we head into winter and the holiday season. In most cities, expect indoor dining to no longer be an option — it’s already happened in Philadelphia and St.
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A dance between shadow and light that we can all relate to – we explore the meaning behind komorebi, and the lessons it can teach us about mental health Every time I look up from my desk, I see my favourite art print – The Shyness of Trees by Marcel George. Imagining you’re looking straight
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