Over the years, the number of children diagnosed with autism has risen drastically. According to a research and advocacy foundation, Autism Speaks, the prevalence of autism increased by 20 times since 1980. This is largely since a whole spectrum of characteristics are considered autistic behavior today, unlike earlier when social isolation and repetitive behavior alone were the main symptoms.
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Betsy Southerland, who joined the Environmental Protection Agency in 1984, says this is the most important election of her lifetime. That’s because she’s seen the effects of the Donald J. Trump administration’s policies on American science firsthand: “In all the Republican and Democratic administrations I’ve worked for, everyone really did want to protect public health
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How does upadacitinib compare to abatacept for patients with unresponsive rheumatoid arthritis? Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a progressive and often debilitating condition affecting an estimated 19 million people worldwide. It is a condition that causes inflammation of the joints, leading to pain, swelling and in many cases difficulty moving. In the last 10-15 years, improvements
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This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Joseph Bell New SGLT-2 inhibitor and GLP-1 agonist diabetes medication recommendations for people with type 2 diabetes The American College of Cardiology (ACC) updated its guidance in mid-August for heart health in people with type 2 diabetes. These recommendations are supported by the American Diabetes Association (ADA),
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A waiter prepares to close a bar-restaurant on Piazza Navona in Rome on October 26, 2020, as the country faces a second wave of infections to the Covid-19 (the novel coronavirus). Tiziana Fabi | AFP | Getty Images The World Health Organization warned Monday that some countries may need to shut down their non-essential businesses
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Ten months into 2020, and COVID-19 has cancelled many events – large and small – for most of the year. Friends and family celebrate drive-by birthdays and graduations over Zoom. And now that Halloween is approaching, children wonder if they will be able to go around their neighborhood to show off their Batman and Superwoman
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The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically altered medical students’ experience in 2020, and many believe it will affect how they practice medicine long after the pandemic subsides, according to the more than 2600 US medical students who responded to the the Medscape Medical Student & Life Education Report 2020 . As it has for physicians, COVID-19
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 27 2020 Valleywise Health of Phoenix, America’s Essential Hospitals, and a dozen essential hospitals – those with a safety-net mission – joined together in an urgent call for all Americans to remain vigilant and continue preventive actions to combat the spread of COVID-19. As the nation faces a new surge
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 27 2020 Findings from a new study conducted by a team of researchers at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine and published in the journal Preventive Medicine Reports, show that involving pediatric practices in the promotion of private well water testing can influence parental compliance. More than 43 million people living
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There definitely seems to be a lot of good that’s coming from newly being on a unified electronic medical record (EMR) across all of our hospital systems. Until just recently, our hospitalized patients were taken care of on the inpatient services under one EMR, and our outpatient practices used a different one. And all of
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people everywhere are uncertain about the future of their health, safety, and economic security. Homeless people and those who are transitioning from homelessness are particularly vulnerable to these concerns. LA Family Housing is dedicated to helping families and individuals in the Los Angeles area transition out of homelessness and poverty
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Retreatment with tofacitinib after a period of treatment interruption was well tolerated and effective in patients with ulcerative colitis who had shown a previous response to tofacitinib induction, according to an analysis of data from the OCTAVE extension trial. “Clinical response was recaptured in most patients by month 2, and about half of patients by month 36,
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They can all be life-threatening, yet anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating, and similar disorders are often misunderstood. Here we bust the myths surrounding these serious mental illnesses Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate among psychiatric disorders, with anorexia leading with the highest number of deaths among adolescents. The UK’s foremost charity for eating disorders, Beat, believes
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Researchers in the United Kingdom, Spain, and the United States found obvious signs of vaccine hesitancy surrounding a potential COVID-19 vaccine, although some countries had high acceptance rates, compared to others. Survey respondents said that trust in the government would affect their acceptance of a vaccine. Global acceptance of COVID-19 vaccines Hundreds of experimental COVID-19
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KENILWORTH, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE) October 20, 2020 — Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced findings from two additional Phase 3 studies evaluating the safety, tolerability and immunogenicity of V114, the company’s investigational 15-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. In the PNEU-PATH (V114-016) study, healthy adults 50 years of age or
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 22 2020 Jeffery Dusek, PhD, Director of Research at University Hospitals (UH) Connor Integrative Health Network and Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at Case Western Reserve University, and colleagues were recently awarded a 3-year, $2+ million grant from the National Center of Complementary and
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A program of universal face shields for healthcare personnel (HCP) at one Texas hospital was not only tied to fewer COVID-19 infections, but fewer hospital-associated infections (HAI), a researcher said. In the pre-intervention period, from April 17-July, 5, HCP infection rate increased from 0% to 12.9%, but it declined to 2.3% during the intervention period,
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Living with a long-term condition can be hard, especially in a world that often feels inaccessible. From someone who has been there themselves, follow these tips to help process your emotions I was born with a visual impairment, but coming to terms with its effect on my life wasn’t straight-forward. Then, as a teenager, I
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A significant number of patients leave the hospital with inappropriate drugs because of a lack of medication reconciliation at discharge, new research shows. Proton pump inhibitors — known to have adverse effects, such as fractures, osteoporosis, and progressive kidney disease — make up 30% of inappropriate prescriptions at discharge. Harsh Patel “These medications can have
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