Whether it’s an emotional outlet, or somewhere to explore your biggest thoughts, a journal is so much more than just ink and paper. Here, our columnist Grace Victory shares the impact journaling has had on her own self-awareness In 2014, I was in the pursuit of happiness. I knew I was unhappy and constantly stressed,
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E-cigarette ads on social media platforms frequented by teenagers and young adults that include cartoons get more “likes” than ads that don’t, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California’s Keck School of Medicine. “The promotions that come out of e-cigarette companies are meant to be appealing to young people using
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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: Testing Falling Short The United States has more COVID-19 testing capacity than most other countries, yet laboratories have been overwhelmed and many patients report
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President Donald Trump said Tuesday he still thinks hydroxychloroquine works against Covid-19, despite mounting evidence that the malaria drug is ineffective in treating the virus.  Trump was asked by a reporter about a video Trump shared on Twitter that went viral across social media platforms that claimed hydroxychloroquine is “a cure for Covid” and “you don’t need
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FDA Approves Xeglyze (abametapir) Lotion for the Treatment of Head Lice Print this page HYDERABAD, India & PRINCETON, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE) July 27, 2020 –Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. today announced approval of Xeglyze (abametapir) lotion, 0.74%, a 505(b)(1) NDA by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The approval triggers the contractual pre-commercialization milestone of $20 million
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July 27, 2020 Print this page Audience: Consumers, Health Care Professionals July 27, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration continues to warn consumers and health care professionals not to use certain alcohol-based hand sanitizers due to the dangerous presence of methanol, or wood alcohol – a substance often used to create fuel and
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jul 28 2020 Depression in mothers during and after pregnancy increased the odds of depression in offspring during adolescence and adulthood by 70%, according to a new study by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The systematic review was recently published in JAMA Network Open.
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The mRNA vaccine co-developed by Moderna and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) protected both the upper and lower airways of non-human primates against SARS-CoV-2 infection. Rhesus macaques receiving low or high doses of mRNA-1273 vaccine (10 or 100 μg, two injections 4 weeks apart) were then challenged with the virus via
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Fauci’s comments to ABC’s “Good Morning America” echoed fellow White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Deborah Birx, who recently visited those states to warn their numbers were headed the wrong way. Test positivity rates there have been rising, Fauci said. Tennessee on Monday saw its highest seven-day average of new daily cases, at well
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For the fifth consecutive year, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, claimed the number one spot in the annual honor roll of best hospitals, published today by US News & World. This year’s rankings include special recognition of the “herculean efforts” by the nation’s healthcare professionals in fighting COVID-19, often at great personal risk. “The
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Thinking of turning your dreams into reality? We share eight quick tips to help you take the plunge, and go for your ideal role Thinking of turning your dream into your day job? You’re not the only one. Nearly three quarters of our friends across the pond in America have quit a job to chase
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With all the advanced and sophisticated communication devices available today, who would have thought a dated handheld transceiver, a walkie-talkie,  would be the best piece of equipment for COVID-19 patients and their families as they try to connect during the pandemic. Two New York-Presbyterian physicians have launched a new program called VoiceLove Project that aims to
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Further refinement of data from patients hospitalized worldwide for COVID-19 disease showed a 12% prevalence rate of patients with diabetes in this population and a 17% prevalence rate for hypertension. These are lower rates than previously reported for COVID-19 patients with
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In this May 4, 2020 photo provided by the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the first patient enrolled in Pfizer’s COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine clinical trial at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, receives an injection. University of Maryland School of Medicine | AP U.S. drugmaker Pfizer and German biotech BioNTech said
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Print this page Chongqing, China July 27, 2020 — Recently, National Medical Products Administration has officially released the clinical trial notification for the recombinant 2019-nCoV vaccine co-developed by Zhifei Longcom, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Zhifei, and the Institute of Microbiology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMCAS). It is the first recombinant subunit 2019-nCoV vaccine
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FDA Approves Tecartus (brexucabtagene autoleucel) as the First and Only CAR T Treatment for Relapsed or Refractory Mantle Cell Lymphoma Print this page SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul. 24, 2020– Kite, a Gilead Company (Nasdaq: GILD), today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted accelerated approval to Tecartus™ (brexucabtagene autoleucel, formerly KTE-X19), the first and only
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Delivery of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) for pancreaticolithiasis by gastroenterologists rather than the more traditional urologist route resulted in higher procedure volumes, more shocks per session, and improved duct clearance, a small retrospective study found. The single-center study of 79 patients also observed more same-day endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and fewer post-procedure hospitalizations among
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He suffered seizures, and when his condition worsened his wife had to stop doctors from pulling the plug. But his brother didn’t nickname him “Miracle Larry” for nothing. After 128 days in the hospital — 51 on a ventilator — Kelly was released from a medical facility on Thursday, allowing him to return home and
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Treatment with a long-acting injectable antipsychotic (LAI) in early-phase schizophrenia can significantly delay time to first hospitalization, new research suggests. The Prevention of Relapse in Schizophrenia (PRELAPSE) study, which included more than 200 adult patients with schizophrenia, showed that for the group that received an LAI, the average time to first hospitalization was longer and
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