Month: July 2021

Across the U.S., COVID-19 cases are rising again, primarily in unvaccinated populations. Most of these cases are due to the highly infectious delta variant of SARS-Cov-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Many children are among those who aren’t vaccinated, simply because no vaccines have been authorized for children under 12. About a quarter of children
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Relaxation of nonpharmaceutical interventions once vaccination of the population has reached a tipping point short of herd immunity can increase the probability of the emergence of a resistant strain that natural selection then favors, according to new findings of a modeling
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News Clinical Trials Johnson & Johnson Statement on U.S. FDA Approval of Shelf Life Extension for Company’s COVID-19 Vaccine NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., July 28, 2021 – We are pleased to confirm the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the shelf life for the Johnson & Johnson single-shot COVID-19 vaccine to six months. The decision
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surufatinib Treatment for Neuroendocrine Carcinoma U.S. FDA Accepts Filing of Hutchmed’s NDA for Surufatinib for the Treatment of Advanced Neuroendocrine Tumors Hong Kong, Shanghai & Florham Park, NJ — Thursday, July 1, 2021: Hutchmed (China) Limited (“Hutchmed”) (Nasdaq/AIM: HCM; HKEX: 13) today announces that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has accepted its filing
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COVID-19 vaccination rates varied widely among healthcare personnel (HCP) who worked in long-term care facilities (LTCFs), with less than half of aides vaccinated, researchers found. In March 2021, the highest vaccination rates were seen in physicians and advanced practice providers (75%), while the lowest rates occurred in aides (45.6%), reported James T. Lee, MD, of
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July is National Berry Month! If berries aren’t part of your daily diet, now is the perfect time to start eating more of these fruits. Blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries are all great options that are bursting with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fiber, which help reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases. It’s
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While a completely peanut-free environment is difficult to provide in an open baseball stadium where peanuts are sold and consumed by many of the fans, Major League Baseball (MLB) teams are reaching out to the baseball fans with peanut allergies by providing peanut controlled seating for selected games. Here is a comprehensive list of all
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The CDC has reported two clusters of Candida auris infections resistant to all anti-fungal medications in long-term care facilities in 2021. Because these pan-resistant infections occurred without any exposure to antifungal drugs, the cases are even more worrisome. These clusters are the first time such nosocomial transmission has been detected. In the District of Columbia,
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If you can’t resist snacking on candy, make the healthier choice by opting for keto-friendly candy and vegan candy. You’ll be able to enjoy its sweet taste minus the unnecessary sugar. Is Candy Bad For You? As per statistics, 268.09 million Americans consumed chocolate and other candies in 2020, which shows how accessible sweets are to people like other junk food.
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — More than 94% of Washington’s recent COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations have been among not fully vaccinated people, according to a new report from the state Department of Health. The data released Wednesday shows that between February
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Boston EMS medics work to resuscitate a patient on the way to the ambulance amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Boston, Massachusetts, April 27, 2020. Brian Snyder | Reuters About three-fourths of people infected in a Massachusetts Covid-19 outbreak were fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, according to new data published Friday by the Centers
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Study reports a reduction in symptoms of menopause without the use of drugs through a plant-based diet and whole soybeans. In Western countries, up to 80% of postmenopausal women suffer from vasomotor symptoms, commonly referred to as hot flashes. Hot flashes cause peripheral vasodilation producing sensations of warmth in the face, neck, and chest, as
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Treatment for Prader-Willi Syndrome FDA Grants Priority Review for Levo Therapeutics’ New Drug Application for LV-101 (Intranasal Carbetocin) for the Treatment of Prader-Willi Syndrome CHICAGO, IL, July 6, 2021 (Newswire.com) – Levo Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company dedicated to using genetic insights to advance treatments for Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) and related disorders, announced today that the
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[embedded content] Siobhan Deshauer, MD, recounts the past year and a half, from working in the emergency department and caring for critically ill patients in the ICU, to getting sick with COVID herself, finally getting vaccinated, and giving out vaccinations to others. Deshauer: Hey, guys. I’m Siobhan, a fifth-year medical resident. Now, today’s video is
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Reuniting with a brother or sister is usually expected to lead to a happy ever after – but what happens when it’s not the fairytale ending you wished for? “You don’t get to pick your family,” goes the saying. But while breakups, bereavement, and divorce elicit much-needed sympathy, and an outpouring of support, family estrangement
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Vaccinated people need to mask up again, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On July 27, 2021, the CDC recommended that everyone in areas with high COVID-19 infection rates wear masks in public indoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status. It’s a reversal from the CDC’s May 2021 advice that the fully
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Transgender researchers will now be able to change their names on past publications with greater ease ― a process that has previously been time consuming, difficult, and rife with administrative hoops. The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, a US Department of Energy national laboratory in Berkeley, California, is coordinating a partnership among all 17 US national
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