Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, or GERD, is often the result of a hiatal hernia or weakness of the valve called the lower esophageal sphincter. Over time, reflux can lead to Barretts esophagus, dysplasia and even esophagus cancer (adenocarcinoma.) This video shows how an operation called fundoplication can help prevent acid from splashing into the esophagus. Mayo
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93% efficacy against predominantly circulating Variants of Concern and Variants of Interest 91% efficacy in high-risk populations 100% efficacy against variants “not considered Variants of Concern/Interest” All COVID-19 hospitalizations/death occurred in the placebo group Company to host investor conference call today at 8:30 am ET GAITHERSBURG, Md., June 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq:
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Treatment for Molluscum Contagiosum Verrica Pharmaceuticals Announces Extension of FDA Review Period of its NDA for VP-102 for the Treatment of Molluscum Contagiosum WEST CHESTER, PA – May 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Verrica Pharmaceuticals Inc. (“Verrica”) (Nasdaq: VRCA), a dermatology therapeutics company developing medications for skin diseases requiring medical interventions, today announced that the
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First precision therapy that specifically targets the primary driver of the disease Durable clinical responses, including complete remissions, shown in patients with or without prior treatment Full approval supported by robust efficacy and safety data from two clinical trials — CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Blueprint Medicines Corporation (NASDAQ: BPMC) today announced that
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According to a recent Finnish study, higher levels of moderate and vigorous physical activity can curb arterial stiffening already in childhood. However, sedentary time or aerobic fitness were not linked to arterial health. The results, based on the ongoing Physical Activity and Nutrition in Children (PANIC) Study conducted at the University of Eastern Finland, were
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Palpitations due to premature beats, either ventricular contractions (PVCs) or atrial contractions (PACs), can be extremely vexing even when we know they are benign. For many individuals, these extra-systoles come in waves that are seemingly random and inexplicable. This unpredictability can add to the anxiety they create. A reader recently shared his attempt to sort
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Sustainable gardening doesn’t have a firm, technical definition. It’s the concept of using sustainable gardening techniques that not only cause no harm to the environment, but also typically tend to improve and enhance your garden. Though no one is perfect, and it is near-impossible to practice sustainable garden techniques 100% of the time, any changes
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Sodium, magnesium, calcium and potassium — these are electrolytes that are important for muscle contraction, hydration and blood pressure. Hence, there’s an abundance of sports drinks that contain electrolytes. But did you know that electrolytes also play an important role in your overall health even if you’re not an athlete? Here’s what you need to know about how
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Covid vaccinator, Petra Moinar, prepares syringes with the AstraZeneca vaccine before it is administered at Battersea Arts Centre on March 8, 2021 in London, England. Chris J Ratcliffe | Getty Images News | Getty Images LONDON — England’s top medical officer has warned that the coming winter will continue to be difficult for the country’s
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With rigid thresholds for receiving specialist mental health care in place, children and young people are falling through the gaps When it comes to supporting those with mental health problems, early intervention is key to preventing escalation, and yet new findings from charities Young Minds and The Children’s Society have revealed that more than a
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult for all hospitalists, especially those who are parents of young children. For hospitalist moms who are also immigrants working on temporary H1-B visas, this stress is exacerbated. Though each story is unique, the underlying themes
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palovarotene Treatment for Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva Ipsen Confirms U.S. FDA Accepts New Drug Application for Palovarotene as the First Potential Treatment Worldwide for Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) PARIS, FRANCE, 28 May 2021 – Ipsen (Euronext: IPN; ADR: IPSEY) today announced that its New Drug Application (NDA) for palovarotene, an oral, investigational, selective RARγ agonist for the
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FDA Approves Astepro Allergy (azelastine) Nasal Spray for Over-the-Counter Use WHIPPANY, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE) June 17, 2021– Bayer announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Astepro Allergy (Azelastine HCI .15%) as an over-the-counter (OTC) product for the temporary relief of nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing and itchy nose due to hay
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With economic development, it would seem that undesirable side effects such as the mass production and consumption of highly processed junk foods, obesity, pollution and lifestyle diseases also increase in prevalence. A new paper published recently in the journal JAMA Pediatrics reports consistent and significant associations between the increased consumption of such ‘ultraprocessed foods’ by
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When it comes to diagnosing post-COVID conditions (or so-called long COVID), Michael Saag, MD, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, referred to the first line of an old Buffalo Springfield song in a call with clinicians on Thursday. “There’s something happening here. What it is ain’t exactly clear,” Saag said. CDC, which hosted the
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When the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington released its estimate that COVID-19 had killed 912,345 people in the U.S. by May 6, 2021, many were shocked. That’s 60% higher than the 578,555 coronavirus-related deaths officially reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention over this same period.
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Howie McCausland, left, of the Mad River Valley Ambulance Service prepares to vaccinate Caleb Carrien, 19, of Barre, Vermont, at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic. WATERBURY, Vermont (AP) — A small, walk-in vaccination clinic held in Waterbury on Thursday is one of
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A recent study suggests that smartwatches may have use in controlling insulin production through light-emitting diodes. Smartwatches use light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to monitor a range of physical health parameters, including heart rate, heart-rate variability, electrocardiograms, blood pressure, and sleep. Cells can be induced with continuous or pulsed green light. The green light emitted penetrates the
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