If you’re struggling to stay focused, improve your concentration with this expert-recommended breathing technique Staying focused, it’s often easier said than done. We’re living in an age of distraction, with the collected wealth of human knowledge accessible in seconds via our smartphones, push-notifications lighting up our screens, and not to mention IRL distractions which seep
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It seems that more people are using cannabidiol (CBD) for medical purposes and if you have chronic pain, you might be wondering you should add it to your own pain management routine. Research is still emerging and CBD hasn’t yet been approved by the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a pain reliever, but
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Safe and effective new prescription topical therapies for primary axillary hyperhidrosis took a giant step closer to reaching clinical practice following positive reports from two phase 3, randomized, controlled trials of novel agents presented at the virtual annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology. Both investigational topical anticholinergic agents — 5% sofpironium bromide (SPB) gel and
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People with all types of diabetes are at a higher risk for numerous health complications, in particular for various vascular problems. While it is known that consistently tight glycemic management can greatly minimize these health risks, there are numerous factors which will determine long-term health outcomes. One interesting concept is that of “metabolic memory,” a
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We explain the latest government scheme and how you can practically support businesses in need The Eat Out to Help Out scheme is launching today in the UK and will run every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday until 31 August. Offering diners a 50% discount (up to a maximum of £10 discount per diner) in restaurants
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Mental health is an ever growing concern in the United States. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in five American adults experiences mental illness every year. That is roughly 47 million people. Most generalized mental health conditions like panic disorder, depression, anxiety order, and post-traumatic stress disorder are treated with SSRIs (serotonin
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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:  Docs Fight Back Against Conspiracy Theories Last week, a self-branded collection of “America’s Frontline Doctors” held a “White Coat Summit” in front of the
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Livongo’s founder and early investor on route to the meeting in Dallas. Source: Hemant Teneja The merger of Livongo and Teladoc, two of the largest publicly traded companies in digital health, came together in less than three months and played out against the backdrop of widespread lockdowns and quarantines of the coronavirus pandemic. The deal, announced
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idecabtagene vicleucel Treatment for Multiple Myeloma Bristol Myers Squibb and bluebird bio Announce Submission of Biologics License Application (BLA) to FDA for Idecabtagene Vicleucel (Ide-cel, bb2121) for Adults with Relapsed and Refractory Multiple Myeloma Print this page PRINCETON, N.J., & CAMBRIDGE, Mass.– July 29, 2020 — (BUSINESS WIRE)–Bristol Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY) and bluebird bio,
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Print this page South San Francisco, CA — July 30, 2020 — Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Tecentriq (atezolizumab) plus Cotellic (cobimetinib) and Zelboraf (vemurafenib) for the treatment of BRAF V600 mutation-positive advanced melanoma patients. The safety
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Researchers from Western University, Canada and the University of Nottingham, UK, are leading a new $100,000 study into teenage vaping in Canada, where high schoolers will be appointed as co-researchers to the project. The study will take a revolutionary ‘by-youth-for-youth’ approach to understanding teenagers’ motivations for, and experiences with vaping, by involving teens in the
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Certain types of rashes in severe COVID-19 patients may be “a clinical clue” to an underlying thrombotic state, researchers said. Four patients with severe illness at two New York City academic medical centers had livedoid and purpuric rashes, all associated with elevated D-dimer levels and suspected pulmonary emboli, reported Joanna Harp, MD, of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell
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Improving hand hygiene, optimizing antibiotic order sets, and removing catheters sooner were among the interventions associated with a decreased risk of infections after hysterectomy, according to research presented at the virtual annual scientific meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons. “Implementation of bundled interventions and an institutional focus on reducing infection can successfully reduce the
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Career coach Alexa Shoen shares her advice about coping with redundancy and job searching in a coronavirus context Alexa Shoen is the author of #ENTRYLEVELBOSS: A 9-step guide to finding a job you like (and actually getting hired to do it), and has successfully guided thousands of jobseekers through the process of securing their next
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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. Monoclonal Antibodies Two clinical trials that will examine an investigational monoclonal antibody for the treatment of COVID-19 are launching, officials from the National Institutes
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Science Photo Library | Getty Images Covid-19 patients might have been flooding into emergency departments in the spring, particularly in states like New York. But for everything else — heart attacks, strokes and other kinds of emergencies — the numbers were down for many hospitals across the country.  A new study collating data from five
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Print this page NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., July 30, 2020 – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced that its lead vaccine candidate protected against infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in pre-clinical studies. The data, published in Nature, show the Company’s investigational adenovirus serotype 26 (Ad26) vector-based vaccine elicited a robust immune response as
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July 31, 2020 Print this page Audience: Consumer, Health Professional Update July 31, 2020: FDA continues to find issues with certain hand sanitizer products. FDA test results show certain hand sanitizers have concerningly low levels of ethyl alcohol or isopropyl alcohol, which are active ingredients in hand sanitizer products. The agency urges consumers not to
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Disclaimer: This post is adapted from GomerBlog, a satirical site about healthcare. With so many elective procedures cancelled in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many pieces of hospital equipment have started gathering dust. But one radiologist had different plans for the mammogram machine in the basement. “I was sitting there eating my sandwich and
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Choosing a college or university to attend for ‘the best years of your life’ can seem overwhelming and intimidating. Moving far from family and living with strangers in a completely new environment can be especially daunting when paired with a severe food allergy. In this blog, find tips to help navigate visiting and deciding on
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