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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think you need to know about today: US Guidelines Add Dexamethasone Recommendations The National Institutes of Health COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel has added a recommendation to prescribe dexamethasone for COVID-19 patients
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On Wednesday, the U.S. registered a record number of coronavirus cases within 24 hours. There were 45,557 new coronavirus cases confirmed, NBC News reported. Though the restaurant industry suffered severe losses at the onset of the pandemic, due to the spike in cases of several restaurants employees across the U.S. testing positive for the virus recently,
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A series of tweets from a young psychiatry resident in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic were stoic, straightforward, and heartbreaking. Dr Sofia Noori “I’m a 30-year-old doctor. I was supposed to get married next month. I’m volunteering to treat patients
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Americans are waking up. The pandemic, which is disproportionately affecting Black Americans, has laid bare health and racial disparities that have been long documented for people of color. That, combined with the deaths of George Floyd and other Black men and women at the hands of police officers, have led a growing number of cities,
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At the 2020 American Society of Clinical Oncology virtual scientific meeting, over 100 sessions and thousands of abstracts on the latest emerging topics in cancer treatment were presented in an all-online format. MedPage Today brought together three expert leaders in their field — Sara Tolaney, MD, a breast oncologist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; H. Jack
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The American diet is rich in saturated fat: red meat, diary products, and baked goods, among other processed food. Doctors and nutritionists advise against consuming abundant saturated fat for they fear it could raise LDL cholesterol, which increases risk of cardiovascular diseases by forming blockages in our arteries.  For this reason, the U.S. Dietary Guidelines
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The national incidence of vulvar melanoma is on the rise in women aged over 60 years, climbing by an average of 2.2% per year during 2000–2016, Maia K. Erickson reported in a poster at the virtual annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology. These are often aggressive malignancies. The 5-year survival following diagnosis of vulvar
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Across the U.S., public health officials have recently been threatened and harassed at their homes, to the point of forcing them to quit their jobs. Theodore Mazer, MD, former president of the California Medical Association and a delegate and California representative to the American Medical Association, discusses with MedPage Today the hostility of the protesters,
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Popular belief states that people who are trying to lose weight should avoid potatoes at all costs. Is this always true? Read ahead to find out. Should You Avoid Potatoes When On A Weight Loss Regimen? As per popular belief, potatoes are something that you should exclude from your diet if you are trying to
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think you need to know about today: Fauci Testifies: More COVID-19 Testing to Come US public health officials said in testimony before a Congressional committee that they plan to increase COVID-19-testing
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The categories of antioxidants are aplenty: vitamins, minerals, flavonoids, curcumins, catechins, tannins, carotenoids, terpenes and alkaloids, among other several types of antioxidants. Some of the commonly consumed antioxidants are vitamins C and E, beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein, and zeaxanthin.  Free radicals are unstable molecules produced when the body burns food for energy and during exercise. Exposure to
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The use of broad-panel, next-generation sequencing (NGS) proved to be more cost-effective than single-gene testing in patients with non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer, according to a study presented during the recent American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) virtual meeting. In this exclusive MedPage Today video, the study’s lead author, Nathan A. Pennell, MD, PhD, of
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Obesity and metabolism-related diseases have become “the world’s biggest health problems,” taking the lives of at least 2.8 million each year, according to Healthline. To combat both, many diets have emerged, only a few of which are backed by research.  One of these science-backed diets is the ketogenic diet, a low-carb, high-fat diet. Because consumption
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Glycemic control among youth with diabetes is no better today than it was in 2002 and in some subgroups it’s worse, despite increased availability of diabetes technology, newer therapies, and more aggressive recommended blood glucose targets, new research finds. The sobering data from 6399 participants in the longitudinal SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth study were
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When COVID-19 began spreading rapidly across the United States, government officials responded with stay-at-home orders, business closures, cancellations of elective procedures, and many other unprecedented measures to slow the spread of the virus. Yet, as Americans did their part to social distance and protect their neighbors and loved ones, kidney patients, and particularly those on
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Before patients with cancer begin treatment with intravenous fluorouracil and related drugs, they should be tested for lack of the enzyme dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DPD), says an EU panel. This enzyme is involved in the metabolism of fluorouracil, as well as the related drugs capecitabine (Xeloda, Genentech) and tegafur, which are converted to fluorouracil in the
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