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COVID-19 has already affected 10.1 million people worldwide. Health experts said numbers will continue to grow and the disease may even spread faster as many countries, including the U.S., have been slowly reopening and lifting lockdowns.  There is currently no vaccine available to stop the coronavirus from infecting people. Treatments designed specifically for the disease
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This content originally appeared on Low Carb Yum. Republished with permission. Looking for keto-friendly ways to enjoy taco night? While traditional corn or flour tortillas are high in carbs, there are a few low carb options. The easiest method is to ditch the shell and just mix the ingredients together in a bowl. You can
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Gov. Gavin Newsom of California Rich Pedroncelli | AP California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday ordered bars to shutter in several counties in the state including Los Angeles, citing the rising spread of the coronavirus. The governor, in a tweet on Sunday, said that bars in Fresno, Imperial, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, San Joaquin, and Tulare
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its COVID-19 guidelines to adjust the ages and health problems that could make people more likely to have severe complications. The move comes amid the rising number of younger patients and new studies that show the effects of certain conditions. CDC announced the changes on
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A new analysis of 16 years of publicly accessible health data on 68.5 million Medicare enrollees provides broad evidence that long-term exposure to fine particles in the air – even at levels below current EPA standards – leads to increased mortality rates among the elderly. Based on the results of five complementary statistical models, including
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FDA Approves Fintepla (fenfluramine) for the Treatment of Seizures Associated with Dravet Syndrome Print this page EMERYVILLE, Calif., June 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Zogenix, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZGNX), a global pharmaceutical company developing rare disease therapies, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Fintepla (fenfluramine) oral solution, CIV for the
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jun 26 2020 An innovative, interactive cloud-based data portal debuted this week that lets academic researchers mine the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of scientific resources for studying pediatric solid tumors and their related biology. The Childhood Solid Tumor Network (CSTN) data portal on St. Jude Cloud was created to
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A fasting mimicking diet (FMD) – a low-calorie, low-protein, plant-based, intermittent meal plan with the metabolic benefits of fasting — used over several days was a safe and effective adjunct to chemotherapy in women with early breast cancer, a randomized trial showed. FMD significantly boosted the effects of neoadjuvant chemotherapy on the radiological and pathological
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Developing a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine and getting it to everyone in the United States who needs it will be difficult, but lessons learned from the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic can help, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) said at a June
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Columnist Grace Victory explores the nature of cyclic beings, how to connect with the lunar language, and how to make the most of this divine energy I’ve been fascinated by the moon for as long as I can remember. As a child, I would spend hours staring at it from my bedroom window, always feeling
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Weight loss can be quite the tricky process. But if you’re already doing the best you can, are there other things that can be holding you back? Three Things That Are Stopping You From Losing Weight For reasons more than one (and countless other write-ups have mentioned before), weight loss is a time-taking and more
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Fifteen-year projections for the shortage of primary care and specialty physicians in the United States grew to between 54,000 and 139,000 in the latest annual report by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Those estimates are up from last year’s projections of a shortfall of 46,900 to 121,900 by 2032. The Complexities of Physician
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Print this page CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Fulcrum Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: FULC), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on improving the lives of patients with genetically defined rare diseases, today announced that it received early notification from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that the company may proceed with initiating a Phase 3,
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FDA Approves Mycapssa (octreotide) Oral Somatostatin Analog for Acromegaly Print this page NEEDHAM, Mass., June 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Chiasma, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHMA), a commercial stage biopharmaceutical company, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Mycapssa (octreotide) capsules for long-term maintenance treatment in acromegaly patients who have responded to and
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jun 26 2020 Kindergartners in face masks. Closed playground structures. Random COVID-19 testing. They are among the long list of hypothetical scenarios for school in the pandemic era. And as lawmakers and educators reimagine the K-12 model for fall, a new survey assessed parents’ plans for in-person school and support for
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Inhaled triple therapy with budesonide, glycopyrrolate, and formoterol showed a signal of reducing all-cause mortality in patients with moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) at higher (320 μg) budesonide doses in newly reported findings from the large, multicenter, 52-week ETHOS trial. Two doses of the glucocorticoid — 160 μg and 320 μg —
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Dietary supplementation with vitamin D or fish oil failed to alleviate chronic knee pain in older adults, a secondary analysis of data from the large randomized VITAL trial found. At baseline, pain scores on the 100-point Western Ontario and McMaster Universities (WOMAC) Arthritis Index were 35.4 among patients receiving vitamin D and 36.5 for those
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Antibodies are the proteins the body makes to fight infection. Since the Victorian era, scientists have harnessed this natural protection for treatments. During the 1918 flu pandemic, doctors proved convalescent plasma — antibody-filled blood plasma from patients who recovered from the disease — could fight flu. Convalescent plasma has been used to treat severe flu,
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