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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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A man receives a nasal swab COVID-19 test at Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) amid a coronavirus surge in Southern California on December 22, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Mario Tama | Getty Images Three states across the U.S. have now identified cases of the new coronavirus strain in people
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In 1986, cellular biochemist Kazumitsu Ueda, currently at Kyoto University’s Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS), discovered that a protein called ABCB1 could transport multiple chemotherapeutics out of some cancer cells, making them resistant to treatment. How it did this has remained a mystery for the past 35 years. Now, his team has published a
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17 December 2020 –  GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE/NYSE: GSK) announced the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Benlysta (belimumab) for the treatment of adult patients with active lupus nephritis (LN) who are receiving standard therapy. Lupus nephritis is a serious inflammation of the kidneys caused by systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), the most common form
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One of the most recognizable characteristics of autism is an amazing diversity of associated behavioral symptoms. Clinicians view autism as a broad spectrum of related disorders, and the origin of the disease’s heterogeneity has puzzled scientists, doctors, and affected families for decades. In a recent study, researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and
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Right now, the U.S. is entering the next important phase of eradicating COVID-19 — administering vaccines. There are, of course, critical issues to address, such as how the vaccines will be distributed, which segments of our population should receive vaccination priority, and whether we need to continue wearing masks until herd immunity is achieved. In
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Joel and Susan Pittelman, from Naples, Fla., wait in line to receive COVID-19 vaccines on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, at East County Regional Library in Lehigh Acres, Fla. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Terry Beth Hadler was so eager to get a
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What does your self-talk sound like? For most of us, it’s focused on negativity and can be destructive to our self-esteem. But, as life coach and author Michelle Elman reveals, there are ways we can reduce its volume… Your own personal cheerleader, rooting for you, and boosting your confidence every step of the way –
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County surpassed 10,000 deaths from the coronavirus Wednesday as California also hit a record high number of fatalities. The governor also announced the first detected case of the new and apparently more contagious variant of
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A nurse prepares to administer the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Guy’s Hospital in London, Britain December 8, 2020. Frank Augstein | Reuters Doctors in the United Kingdom are pushing back on health officials’ decision to change the vaccine schedule on Pfizer‘s Covid-19 immunizations, saying it fails to “follow the science.” U.K. health regulators on Wednesday
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BOSTON, Dec. 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Aprea Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: APRE), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing novel cancer therapeutics that reactivate the mutant tumor suppressor protein, p53, today announced results of the primary data cut from its Phase 3 clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of eprenetapopt with azacitidine (AZA) versus AZA alone in TP53 mutant myelodysplastic
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Treatment for Molluscum Contagiosum Verrica Pharmaceuticals Announces Resubmission of New Drug Application for VP-102 for the Treatment of Molluscum Contagiosum WEST CHESTER, PA – Dec. 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Verrica Pharmaceuticals Inc. (“Verrica”) (Nasdaq: VRCA), a dermatology therapeutics company developing medications for skin diseases requiring medical interventions, today announced that it has resubmitted the
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RALEIGH, N.C., December 21, 2020 – Merz Therapeutics announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA) for the treatment of patients aged 2 years and older with chronic sialorrhea, or drooling. Xeomin is the first and only FDA-approved neuromodulator with this indication and
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Health insurance brokers market themselves to employers as a buyer’s agent, promising to use their expertise to find employers the best deal. A new study, however, reported a positive association between health insurance broker commissions and premiums paid by employers offering fully insured group health plans to their workers. What’s more, brokers are also paid
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Posted on December 31, 2020 by Mari Evans More than 4 million masks, 202,000 COVID-19 tests, 715,000 resident engagement programs, and 400 vaccinations. 2020 may have been rife with challenges, but thanks to the work and resilience of Atria’s dedicated staff, residents and families, 2020 has also had its triumphs. As the year comes to a close, Atria is reflecting on the accomplishments achieved
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Do you struggle to get up and greet the day? We share nine top tips to help you build good morning habits, and start your day the right way Mornings are like Marmite: you either love ʼem, or hate ʼem. As a long-time established night owl, trying to make the switch to become a morning
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This content originally appeared on Sugar-Free Mom. Republished with permission. Lately, I’ve been all about creating keto copycat recipes from Starbuck’s. I’ve created a Keto Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino and a Keto Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino and now this tasty keto gingerbread loaf, which is basically an amazing spice cake with an incredible cream cheese frosting. I also have a
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. BOSTON (AP) — Dr. Ashish Jha started 2020 thousands of miles from home, taking a sabbatical in Europe from his academic post at Harvard. Then the coronavirus pandemic arrived in the U.S. Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of Brown University’s School of
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Darwin’s theory regarding speciation, the process by which new species emerge from existing ones, concerned the process by which flora and fauna adapt to their environments.  But there is more to planet Earth than individual plants and animals. They are part of a vast ecosystem — think all the members of a coral reef or
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New research investigates whether exposure to metals during pregnancy, particularly heavy metals such as lead, arsenic, and nickel, can have negative effects on the developing fetus. Heavy metals are essentially a general term for metals that could potentially harm humans or the environment in excessive amounts.  Some common heavy metals include lead, mercury, arsenic, nickel,
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