Month: January 2021

Suicide is the second highest cause of death in adolescents; almost 1 in 5 adolescents consider suicide, and more than 1 in 10 come up with a plan. For Black youth, those ideas are increasingly turning into action. In a study published in 2019 regarding trends in adolescent suicide, the data showed that between 2007
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This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Eliza Skoler and Albert Cai The Hello Dexcom 10-day sample kit includes a Dexcom G6 continuous glucose monitor, instructions for set up, and guidance for getting the most out of your glucose data. Ask your healthcare team to order the device for you in the
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Stephen Manderson, also known as Professor Green, shares his thoughts on gut health, mental health, the passion behind his business Aguulp and his amazing plans for the future Reflecting on a year that was unexpected for all of us, Stephen Manderson joined Happiful’s podcast lineup in late 2020 to share his life-long journey with gut
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COVID-19 vaccines have been at the forefront of the media, and clinicians administered the first vaccinations in December 2020. However, the vaccines produced by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna raised public concern following the reports of potential allergic reactions.  As of the 4th January 2021, 4,563,260 Americans have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. According
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The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children with disabilities has not received much attention, perhaps because the disease disproportionately affects older individuals. In this special issue of the Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine experts assess the impact of the pandemic on pediatric patients with special needs, their caregivers, and healthcare providers. They also focus
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If you’re looking for a fun way to add physical activity into your new year, look no further than your Nintendo Switch.  A small team of developers at Nintendo created Jump Rope Challenge as a pet project to add some fitness to their routines, and now it’s a free download on the Nintendo Switch eShop.
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Does the presence of hospital clowns help or hinder the recovery rate of patients? A recent review published by BMJ aimed to determine what effect if any, they have on patients being treated for acute and chronic conditions. Since the early 1900’s, hospital clowns have been using stories, magic, juggling, and other amusing tactics to
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Writer, creator of the Babes About Town blog, and mum of two football-loving boys, Uju Asika shares thoughts from her new book Bringing Up Race: How to raise a kind child in a prejudiced world, and why she believes kindness is key in every conversation As a woman who wears many hats – including author,
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There is a large concern for the increasing popularity of vaping among young adults. Studies show that inhaling aerosolized e-liquids, which contain toxicants, can significantly affect respiratory health. Vitamin E acetate is used as an additive in vaping products and is by far one of the largest contributors to lung injuries in young adults. But
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KENILWORTH, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE) December 23, 2020 — Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced it has entered into an agreement with the United States Government to support the development, manufacture and initial distribution of an investigational biological therapeutic (CD24Fc, to be named MK-7110) upon approval or Emergency Use
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This story was originally published on Jan. 31, 2020. As part of MedPage Today‘s review of the past year’s top stories, we are republishing it, along with an update on peanut allergy therapies and related developments as the year went on. WASHINGTON — Aimmune Therapeutics’ oral immunotherapy for peanut allergy gained FDA approval late Friday,
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Anyone with a history of immediate allergic reaction of any severity to any component of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines or to polysorbate should not be vaccinated, the CDC said in updated interim guidance. While previously the agency released guidelines for contraindication to vaccination, it’s now broadened to include those with a history of immediate allergic reaction
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When fourth-year medical student Chevelle Winchester was finishing her psychiatry rotation in Chicago under neurologist and psychiatrist Alan R. Hirsch, MD, she encountered a patient in her late 20s who was experiencing almost daily seizures. “The seizures would last for approximately 1 minute and were associated with shortness of breath and postictal blurred vision,” Winchester
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The United States is wrapping up 2020 with record-setting coronavirus numbers. The Covid Tracking Project reported 125,220 COVID-19 hospitalizations and 3,903 COVID-19 deaths in the United States on Wednesday ― both one-day records. That death count included a backlog of about
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Feeling left behind and overwhelmed by the unwavering forward-motion of technology? You’re not alone. Learn how to mentally log off and reconnect with reality Technology: it’s the all-consuming, ever-evolving, attention-needing force that rules our lives. And it’s developing at an incredible rate. Our days are saturated with emojis, browsers, hangouts, hashtags, cookies, clickbait, influencers, passwords,
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