Amidst growing concerns on the use and potential benefits of convalescent plasma therapy, a research group in the United States has identified three human antibodies (Abs) that, when combined, demonstrate both robust viral suppressive properties against all tested severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Variants of Concern (VoC) in vitro and profound antiviral efficacy
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Whether you’re in the gym, at home or work, there are always ways for you to stay active so you can improve your health. After all, your heart is one of your vital organs, so you should take good care of it. Thankfully, fitness watches have become more popular, making it more accessible regardless of your budget. Aside from
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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee of Immunization Practices (ACIP) has voted to recommend Shingrix (Zoster Vaccine Recombinant, Adjuvanted) for the prevention of shingles (herpes zoster) in immunodeficient or immunosuppressed adults aged 19 or older. The recommendation was approved October 20 by a unanimous vote. Shingles is a reactivation of varicella
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The increasing volume of research on the harmful effects of e-cigarettes and vaping products, especially among youth and young adults, raises public health concerns. In 2016 the ban policy was adopted nationwide by the FDA, followed by 8 out of 10 Canadian provinces during 2015-2017, and nationwide since 2018. Online surveys revealed an increase in
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By age 60-ish, most of us know a lot about calorie-counting, fat grams, the dangers of too much sodium and the fruit-and-vegetable daily goal. Yet, nutrition experts who counsel older adults say they often hear: “I didn’t know that!” or “Really?” as they talk about nutrition with their clients and their webinar audiences. Think you
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A woman smokes an E-Cigarette at Digital Ciggz in San Rafael, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images For the sake of America’s kids, the Food and Drug Administration cannot reject the reality of today’s youth vaping epidemic. Last week, FDA approved the first-ever e-cigarettes to stay on the U.S. market, R.J. Reynolds’ Vuse tobacco-flavored vaping
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A surprising new study published on the preprint server medRxiv* finds that following mild coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), children are significantly more likely to remain seronegative than adults, irrespective of the viral load or symptom severity. This finding has implications for the serological diagnosis of COVID-19 in children, as well as for their immunity following
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One major theme out of the recent European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) virtual meeting was the use of immunotherapy in sarcoma, including CAR T-cell therapy. In this video, courtesy of VJHemOnc, Margaret von Mehren, MD, of the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, talks about the latest research avenues being explored in sarcoma and
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Among patients with immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (IMIDs) who get COVID-19, the risk for hospitalization and death is lower if they are receiving tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitor monotherapy, compared with receiving most other common drugs for these conditions, with or without
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A recent study is the first to reveal that COVID-19 can leave micro clots post-infection. These blood clots may contribute to persistent COVID-related symptoms post-infection including fatigue and muscle weakness, also termed Long COVID.  What is “Long COVID”?  The research group led by Professor Resia Pretorius at Stellenbosch University in South Africa, set out to
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Thanks to Harvey Singer for sharing this blog, originally published on the HIS Breast Cancer Awareness website. Learn more about male breast cancer, genetic risk, and resources offered through HIS Breast Cancer here. Thirteen years ago, this week, I heard those infamous words: “Mr. Singer, sir you have breast cancer!” It was not that shocking
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Cancer treatments necessarily target unchecked cell growth, and selectively kill cancer cells while sparing normal cells and avoiding general toxicity in the human body. To develop new treatments for cancer, scientists are focused on finding the malfunctioning machinery within cancer cells that can be targeted using small molecule pharmaceuticals. Now, University of Michigan researchers have
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What is it that makes baking such a soothing, evocative pastime? There’s something ritualistic about baking. Laying out the ingredients (running to the corner shop to pick up the one thing you forgot), weighing the quantities, working everything together, putting it in the oven, taking it out of the oven (discovering a wobbly centre and
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Sports drinks and other nutritional products formulated for exercise are marketed as being filled with electrolytes, the same way that dairy is a good source of calcium and bananas are rich in potassium. But what are electrolytes and what do we need these for? Is there another way to take them? What are Electrolytes For? “Are electrolytes good for you?” is
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Lanifibranor, a first-in-class pan-peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) agonist, has shown promise in the treatment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), an aggressive form of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease with few treatment options. In a phase 2b, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial of patients with biopsy-proven NASH but no cirrhosis, significantly more patients taking once-daily 1200-mg lanifibranor (Inventiva Pharma)
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Commuters, some wearing face coverings to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, ride a Transport for London (TfL) underground train in London on October 20, 2021. TOLGA AKMEN | AFP | Getty Images LONDON — U.K. Health Secretary Sajid Javid on Wednesday said the government won’t be implementing the so-called “plan B” strategy of its
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Among U.S. military veterans, experiences of sexual violence may be tied to infertility later on in life, according to a retrospective cohort study. In women, 15.5% of those experiencing a sexual assault throughout their life had an infertility diagnosis for themselves or their partner, compared to 11.3% for those who did not experience a sexual
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Posted on October 19, 2021 by Admin Helping your parents transition into senior living starts with an open discussion that keeps their needs, wishes, and best interests at the forefront of the conversation. This decision can be challenging, but unthreading the intricacies involved will ultimately help everyone feel more stable. Here are some questions for your family to consider:  How do your parents feel about where
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