Month: April 2021

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved dapagliflozin (Farxiga, AstraZeneca) to reduce the risk of function decline, kidney failure, cardiovascular death and hospitalization for heart failure in adult patients with chronic kidney disease at risk for disease progression. “Chronic kidney disease is an important public health issues, and there is a significant unmet need
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Fitness technology no longer sits on your laptop, tablet or phone.  Now it’s even…something you wear, thanks to wearable fitness technology gadgets. On a recent morning, Malvina Abbott, 78, a public defender in San Diego, was in her apartment catching up on emails, and the time got away from her. That’s when her Galaxy smart
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Unless you’ve completed medical school and are a doctor yourself, you probably believe various stereotypes across surgical specialties and have a distorted perception of the personality types of surgeons. Some stereotypes are true, but most aren’t. This is the truth about each specialty. Why I Chose Plastic Surgery: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gyqu5AER7gg 00:53 Neurosurgeons 02:53 Orthopedic Surgeons 03:47
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Hispanic Americans have died of COVID-19 at a disproportionately high rate compared to whites because of workplace exposure to the virus, a new study suggests. It’s widely documented that Hispanics are overrepresented among workers in essential industries and occupations ranging from warehousing and grocery stores to health care and construction, much of which kept operating
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mobocertinib Treatment for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Takeda Announces U.S. FDA Grants Priority Review for New Drug Application for Mobocertinib (TAK-788) as a Treatment for EGFR Exon20 Insertion+ Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer CAMBRIDGE, Mass. & OSAKA, Japan–(BUSINESS WIRE) April 27, 2021– Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) (“Takeda”) today announced that the U.S. Food and
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Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and the Public Health Agency of Sweden have studied newborn babies whose mothers tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 during pregnancy or childbirth. The results show that although babies born of test-positive mothers are more likely to be born early, extremely few were infected with COVID-19. The study, which is published in the
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Contents of baby’s first stool were a biomarker for early-life allergy risk in a study of 100 infants. Infants who developed IgE-mediated atopy by age 1 showed a significantly poorer environment in their meconium — the fecal matter accumulated prior to birth and typically expelled within a few days of delivery — for microbiotal development
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A newly released report is offering guidance concerning rare conditions associated with COVID-19 as well as vaccines against the virus. The report was released today by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Stroke Council Leadership in answer to the decision last Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the US Food
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Although most physicians surveyed expressed doubt about sharing clinical notes with patients before having done so, a new longitudinal study finds that their outlook has shifted dramatically with experience. The findings, which come just weeks after federal legislation began requiring physicians to share notes with patients, were published online on April 22 in the Journal of
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Your twenties can be some of the best years of your life. You’re finally an adult, and with that comes true freedom while still maintaining a resilient and youthful body and mind. While you certainly should enjoy the prime of your life, there’s also an element of preparation and long-term game that one should keep
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NESS ZIONA, Israel, April 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sol-Gel Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: SLGL), a clinical-stage dermatology company focused on identifying, developing and commercializing branded and generic topical drug products for the treatment of skin diseases, today announced an update regarding the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval process for Epsolay (benzoyl peroxide) 5%
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Psychiatrist Tami Benton, MD, had a 5-year-old patient threaten to run into traffic to end her life. When Benton asked the girl what she thought would happen after she died, the girl replied, “‘I will come back tomorrow, and I’ll be a good girl, and my parents will be happy again.'” The child’s parents lost
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One of the most talked about food allergies is peanut. Though not the most common food allergy, it’s the most common food associated with severe allergic reactions – so it’s an important one to be educated on. Consider this overview on peanut allergy: from symptoms, diagnosis, and avoiding peanuts, to options for treating the cause.
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When my kids were little, we began a little ritual of putting something in our pockets each day. You see, we had moved about 950 miles from where our kids had lived all of their young lives. Everything was different. Weather. Accents. Scenery. There was understandable sadness in missing their home and friends. There was
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A large meta-analysis of patients with COVID-19 and diabetes “provides the best current evidence” to identify the risk for severe COVID-19 or death from it, based on patients’ and diabetes-related characteristics and laboratory values, researcher report. Male sex, older age, preexisting
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