There’s something funny happening on Twitter, and doctors are a big part of it. One-liner jokes about medicine have shown up in abundance, with doctors around the globe participating. The jokes are mostly in the format of “I have a joke about [medical specialty]…” followed by word play relating to the field. Take Dr Cassra
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U.S. President Donald Trump delivers a speech during a visit to the Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies’ Innovation Center, a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant where components for a potential coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine candidate are being developed, in Morrrisville, North Carolina, U.S., July 27, 2020. Carlos Barria | Reuters The hunt is on for a vaccine for Covid-19,
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The 24-hour news cycle is just as important to medicine as it is to politics, finance, or sports. At MedPage Today, new information is posted daily, but keeping up can be a challenge. As an aid for our readers and for a little amusement, here is a 10-question quiz based on the news of the
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Forest bathing is the practice of immersing yourself in nature, by being quiet and still amongst trees. Here we explore the mental health benefits, as well as some surprising, self-reflective lessons We instinctively know that getting outside can make us feel better, even if we only have a few minutes a day. Forest bathing is
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When an otherwise healthy young person goes to the emergency room complaining of nausea, pain, and uncontrollable vomiting, doctors might assume the worst. But if these patients use cannabis, it may not be. They may be experiencing cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS), a medical condition resulting from chronic marijuana use. Normally, THC, the chemical in cannabis that
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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: PPIs and COVID-19 Risk: A Closer Look at the Data An online survey of more than 50,000 Americans has suggested that taking proton pump
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With news about the coronavirus pandemic developing daily, we’re pulling together the latest government and NHS health updates from across the UK in a separate blog post, which we’re updating regularly. Sponge on a string could transform oesophageal cancer diagnosis A new ‘sponge on a string’ test could identify 10 times more people with Barrett’s
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Architectural and design firm Resi reveals the six qualities of a happy home and launches a new podcast series exploring how we should live now If there’s one thing a lot of us have taken away from 2020 so far, it’s a greater appreciation for the meaning of home. Whether your home has become a
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Despite studies and real life experience pointing to the serious effects of concussions, high school athletes are still sustaining brain injuries and in increasing numbers, according to a new study published in the journal Orthopedics. The researchers also found that young athletes who get concussions need longer recovery periods – at least a month. A concussion is a type
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Adm. Brett Giroir, director of the U.S. coronavirus diagnostic testing, testifies during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 30, 2020. Kevin Dietsch | Reuters A report claiming the Trump administration scrapped plans for a national coronavirus testing strategy to make Democratic governors in some of
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Print this page 30 July 2020 — Nirsevimab showed a significant reduction in medically-attended lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) and hospitalisations caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in healthy preterm infants in a positive Phase IIb trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The trial demonstrated for the first time that a single-dose
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arimoclomol Treatment for Niemann-Pick Disease, type C Orphazyme Completes Rolling Submission of New Drug Application To U.S. FDA for Arimoclomol for Niemann-Pick Disease Type C Print this page Copenhagen, Denmark, July 20, 2020 – Orphazyme A/S (ORPHA.CO), a late-stage biopharmaceutical company pioneering the Heat-Shock Protein response in order to develop and commercialize novel therapeutics for the
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July 30, 2020 Print this page Audience: Consumer, Health Professional ISSUE: FDA is warning consumers and health care providers that the agency has seen a sharp increase in hand sanitizer products that are labeled to contain ethanol (also known as ethyl alcohol) but that have tested positive for methanol contamination. The agency is aware of people
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jul 30 2020 The Faculty of Medicine has awarded 58 clinical research chairs to top clinician-scientists in a five-year, $40 million investment to drive clinical research excellence and enhance health and patient care. The University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine Clinical Research Chairs span four categories — Distinguished, Tier 1, Tier
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As another so-called triple therapy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) hits the market, pulmonologists and primary care physicians are beginning to consider which patients are most appropriate for these treatments, and how much added benefit these products offer relative to more conventional — and better understood — two-drug combinations. The FDA approved AstraZeneca’s fixed-dose,
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The FDA announced voluntary agreements with manufacturers to phase out per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances from food packaging typically used for grease-proofing paper. The phase III OPTIC and OPTIC-X clinical program found that teprotumumab-trbw (Tepezza) — the only medication approved for the treatment of thyroid eye disease — showed long-term durability and was also effective in
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When asked why Europe appears to have been more effective at controlling the spread of the virus, the nation’s top infectious disease expert said that it might have helped that about 95% of Europe had shut down much earlier. “When you actually look at what we did — even though we shut down, even though
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Staying active and hydrated in hot weather can be challenging. Beets are one of those super foods that are packed full of nutrients. They are a good source fiber, folate, manganese and potassium. Beets and beet greens contain a powerhouse of bioactive antioxidants, specifically betaine, attributing to the deep purple color of beets and lutein,
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Gyms are reopening but if you’re not comfortable going back yet or your gym hasn’t reopened, there’s no need to fret about losing your hard-earned fitness and endurance. It might be more challenging to stay fit and maintain a healthy weight, but there are many ways you can stay fit at home or outside. Moving
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Much of the focus on diabetes therapy development is turning stem cells into beta cells, but there is a new approach drawing more attention called Stem Cell Educator (SCE) therapy. Different types of white blood cells (lymphocytes) serve different functions and exhibit different behaviors. As related to type 1 diabetes, some of these cells are
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