Decommissioned and suspended commercial aircrafts are seen stored in Pinal Airpark on May 16, 2020 in Marana, Arizona. Christian Petersen | Getty Images News | Getty Images The Covid-19 pandemic has been brutal for U.S. airlines and significant relief isn’t expected until the second half of 2021. U.S. carriers’ 2020 net losses likely topped $35
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Here’s another favorite from the Senior Planet archives. Enjoy!    Hanukkah, Christmas… time to think outside the cookie jar. For the holidays, baker Norma Saulino created some brand-new treats by mixing elements from well-worn recipe cards with her own take on new favorites from the web. Gingerbread + Rugelach = Gingerugelach This idea came about while I
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Scientists from the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have developed a simple, high-throughput method for transferring isolated mitochondria and their associated mitochondrial DNA into mammalian cells. This approach enables researchers to tailor a key genetic component of cells, to study and potentially treat debilitating diseases such as cancer, diabetes and metabolic disorders. A study, published
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Treatment for Chronic Kidney Disease-Associated Pruritus Cara Therapeutics Submits New Drug Application to U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Korsuva Injection in Hemodialysis Patients with Moderate-to-Severe Pruritus STAMFORD, Conn., Dec. 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: CARA), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing new chemical entities designed to alleviate pruritus
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WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sobi™, an international biopharmaceutical company dedicated to rare diseases, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for Kineret (anakinra) for the treatment of deficiency of IL-1 receptor antagonist (DIRA). DIRA is an ultra-rare, autoinflammatory disease caused by
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COVID-19 has forever changed science. There have been many positives. The virus has forced us to question long-held notions in immunology, virology, and critical care, improving our ability to battle disease. There have been brilliant expressions of creativity and ingenuity. The creation of a new vaccine in less than a year is a true wonder
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The recently authorized COVID-19 vaccine developed by Moderna and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) was 94.1% effective in preventing symptomatic COVID-19, according to phase 3 trial results published December 30 in The New England Journal of Medicine.
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Don’t be taken in by false promises! Learn how to spot an unsustainable diet, and prioritise your health and happiness this New Year We all know the drill. The New Year comes around and suddenly we’re bombarded with ‘New Year, new you’ ad campaigns, promising that the latest diet is guaranteed to transform your body,
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The USDA has come out with a belated present for everyone: its 2020-2025 dietary guidelines. The USDA, or United States Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services are responsible for issuing food guidelines for all Americans. New guidelines come out every five years. So, what exactly does the USDA think we should
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Whether you’ve been newly diagnosed or have been living with type 2 diabetes for a long time, you may know that it is often a progressive disease. The longer someone lives with type 2, the more likely they are to need insulin therapy to manage their blood sugars. Often, but not always, people with type
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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A post-mortem analysis of brain tissue from people diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) revealed that two genes in the prefrontal cortex, ELFN1 and UBA7, play key roles in the condition, researchers say. “ELFN1 is thought to play a role in a set of inhibitory (GABA-releasing) nerve cells that tune
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2020 has been a rough year, and it’s coming to a close amid a flurry of news both good and bad– vaccines are finally arriving, but a more infectious strain of Covid-19 is starting to spread. The year is finally coming to an end, but it’s doing it in the weird way that’s so characteristic
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A study reveals the airflow patterns inside a passenger car and how open windows can increase or decrease COVID-19 transmission risk. Researchers studied how airflow changes inside a car may worsen or reduce COVID-19 transmission risk in a first-of-its-kind study. They observed that opening windows – the more windows, the better – created airflow patterns
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Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks with Alex Azar, secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), not pictured, before they receive the Moderna Inc. Covid-19 vaccine during an event at the NIH Clinical Center Masur Auditorium in Bethesda, Maryland, U.S., on Tuesday, Dec, 22, 2020. The National Institutes
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30 December 2020 — AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for emergency supply in the UK, with the first doses being released today so that vaccinations may begin early in the New Year. The UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has provided authorisation for emergency supply of COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca, formerly AZD1222, for the
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Treatment for Pharmacologic Mydriasis Eyenovia Submits New Drug Application to FDA for Pharmacologic Mydriasis with MydCombi NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 29, 2020– Eyenovia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EYEN), a clinical stage ophthalmic biopharmaceutical company with Phase 3 programs in presbyopia, myopia and mydriasis, today announced that it has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U. S. Food and Drug
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December 18, 2020 — Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Iclusig (ponatinib) for adult patients with chronic-phase (CP) chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) with resistance or intolerance to at least two prior kinase inhibitors. The updated label includes
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Substances present in cooked meats are associated with increased wheezing in children, Mount Sinai researchers report. Their study, published in Thorax, highlights pro-inflammatory compounds called advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) as an example of early dietary risk factors that may have broad clinical and public health implications for the prevention of inflammatory airway disease. Asthma prevalence
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Getting to your 100th birthday is a pretty tall task. Reaching that age after being diagnosed with breast cancer 31 years earlier? That’s an even more impressive feat. Mobile, Alabama resident Jacqueline Rice celebrated her 100th birthday on Christmas Day. Her family helped her celebrate by putting on a drive-by Mardi Gras-themed parade. They wanted
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Drinking milk while breastfeeding may decrease the risk of allergies in children, according to a new study.  The occurrence of food allergies in infants and children may be reduced by drinking cow’s milk while breastfeeding, suggested by the results of a recent study from Northern Sweden. Researchers investigated the relationship between diet during pregnancy and lactation and allergy frequency in infants during their first year of life. A total of 637 families
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Researchers in Madrid may have found a clue to the pathogenesis of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in patients with COVID-19; it might also offer a therapeutic target to counter the hypercoagulability seen with COVID-19. In a case series of five
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  What happens to the gifts you get? I’m not talking about the ones that you really adore. I mean the rest of them – the ones you can’t or don’t want to use, or even hate. The problem doesn’t end when you’ve awkwardly thanked someone and thrown away the wrapping paper. In my case,
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Understanding the correlation between metabolic syndrome and COVID-19 may be crucial to improved treatment and outcomes. The COVID-19 pandemic caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) has become a global crisis affecting millions of people with more than 40 million confirmed cases worldwide and over a million COVID-19 related deaths. Particularly, the elderly
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