Month: May 2021

Herbs have been used in medicine for many years, and their powers are only becoming more recognised in the Western world. From infusions to decoctions and tinctures, there are many ways to introduce herbs into our daily lives. Plants and mushrooms have been used traditionally in many cultures for their healing qualities. Herbalists have been
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After patients with peripheral artery disease undergo lower-extremity revascularization, they are at high risk for major adverse limb events, and new findings from a prespecified analysis of data from the VOYAGER-PAD trial show that treatment with the direct-acting oral anticoagulant rivaroxaban along with aspirin significantly cut the rate of total major adverse limb events in
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Retinoids are derivatives of vitamin A, and they can be used for a variety of things in medicine.  Adapalene is one of the newer retinoids, and it is used to treat acne and other skin concerns.  How does adapalene work, what is it used for, and what are some common side effects? What is adapalene?
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Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore’s prime minister. Roslan Rahman | AFP | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Monday that the country’s Covid restrictions may be relaxed after June 13 if the situation improves. “Barring another super-spreader or big cluster, we should be on track to bring this outbreak under control,”
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Another randomized trial has compared two common approaches to stenting complex and challenging left-main (LM) coronary bifurcation lesions, and this one showed little difference between the strategies on clinical outcomes at 1 year. Both types of intervention worked well, procedurally and in terms of symptoms, researchers said. But “stepwise, provisional stenting” used fewer stents and other
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Primary endpoint of non-inferior immunogenicity versus the Phase 3 study adult comparator group was met No cases of COVID-19 observed after two doses of vaccine using the primary case definition, consistent with a vaccine efficacy of 100% Safety and tolerability generally consistent with Phase 3 COVE study in adults; no significant safety concerns identified Company
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FDA Approves Truseltiq (infigratinib) for the Treatment of Cholangiocarcinoma PALO ALTO, Calif. and LUGANO, Switzerland, May 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BridgeBio Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: BBIO), through its affiliate QED Therapeutics, Inc., and Helsinn Group today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Truseltiq (infigratinib) under the accelerated approval program for
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Putting ourselves into another’s shoes might seem simple to some, but for others it’s no walk in the park. Here, we explore the two ends of the empathy scale Possessing empathy is a significant human capability that allows us to connect with one another, as well as to recognise, understand, and share a range of
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Reunions are on the horizon, but what is it about social bonds that makes them run so deep? Family means something different to all of us. For some, it’s nuclear, for others it’s blended, adopted, or chosen. Our friends also join us in our inner circles, standing with us through the good and bad –
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Gastrointestinal symptoms and chronic fatigue may persist months after the COVID-19 virus infection resolves, results of a recent cohort-controlled study suggest. About 5 months after SARS-CoV-2 infection, relative risks of loose stools, somatization, and chronic fatigue were increased by approximately two-
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To mark World Vape Day, BAT has today published a comprehensive review of the scientific evidence for vaping products (e-cigarettes), their potential health effects and their role in Tobacco Harm Reduction. This review shows that, over the past decade, the number of people who incorrectly believe vaping is as harmful or more harmful than smoking
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FDA Approves Lumakras (sotorasib) for KRAS G12C-Mutated Locally Advanced Or Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Lumakras (sotorasib) for the treatment of adult patients with KRAS G12C-mutated locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell
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An environment in which family members support one another and express their feelings can reduce the effects of social deprivation on cognitive ability and development among adopted children, suggests a small study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. In contrast, rule-driven households where family members are in conflict may increase an adopted child’s
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SER-109, an oral microbiome therapeutic, safely protects against Clostridioides difficile recurrence for up to 24 weeks, according to a recent phase 3 trial. Three days of treatment with purified Firmicutes spores reduced risk of recurrence by 54%, suggesting a sustained, clinically meaningful response, according to a multicenter study presented at this year’s Digestive Disease Week® (DDW). “Antibiotics targeted
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