Getting caught without a pad or a tampon outside the home is par for the course for lots of women. Ducking into a pharmacy or other store to get what’s needed is also run of the mill for them. But for women without financial resources, access to sanitary products isn’t always possible. At Target, for
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When an 86-year-old male patient presented to Nishi Chandrasekaran, MBBS, at the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago, Illinois, he initially complained of impaired memory and concentration as well as some olfactory and gait problems “Initially that was it. So we talked about these issues together and I suggested a few treatments, but
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November 25, 2020 — Under FDA law, approval of a new drug requires substantial evidence of effectiveness and a demonstration of safety for the drug’s intended use(s).  The approval of remdesivir (Veklury) for the treatment of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 met this legal and scientific standard. BackgroundRandomized, controlled trials are the gold standard for evaluating
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ATLANTA, Nov. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — UCB, a global pharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Vimpat (lacosamide) CV as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures (PGTCS) in patients four years of age and older and Vimpat injection for intravenous use in children four
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Arcturus Therapeutics is co-developing a vaccine candidate for Covid-19 in collaboration with Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore, called ARCT-021. Jakub Porzycki | NurPhoto | Getty Images SINGAPORE — A Covid-19 vaccine candidate co-developed by Singapore scientists has shown positive interim results and could be available as early as 2021. That’s according to American biopharmaceutical firm
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Nov 27 2020 A Monash University project will look at reducing the long-term risk of adolescent mental health problems by enhancing parents’ ability to support their children throughout the pandemic. A digital mental health project led by researchers from the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences and the Faculty of Information Technology, received a
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Everyone from children to older adults can benefit from some exercise and a limit on sedentary behavior, according to updated guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO). Adults should have 150-300 minutes of moderate exercise, 750-150 minutes of vigorous exercise, or some combination of the two per week, whenever possible. These recommended ranges marked a
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One reason glioblastoma — an aggressive brain cancer that affects more than 13,000 new people a year in the US — is so deadly is that no tests are available to guide treatment or predict its outcome. However, researchers at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) have developed a new laboratory test that can “accurately pinpoint, capture
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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted accelerated approval for a new drug for certain patients with neuroblastoma based on response rate results in small open-label trials. The drug is naxitamab (Danyelza, Y-mAbs Therapeutics), a humanized monoclonal antibody that targets GD2 3F8, a disialoganglioside highly expressed on neuroblastomas. The product was originally developed at the
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Although Thanksgiving, and the holidays that follow, might be billed as a time of indulgence — with creamy pumpkin pie, buttery rolls and plenty of egg nog — a little indulgence might not be a bad idea. Instead of trying to lose weight or being “good” this year, experts suggest taking care of yourself, even
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Neuropeptide Y (NPY), a sympathetic cotransmitter, might provide a clue to which patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) will respond to vagal nerve stimulation to decrease AF burden, a new study suggests. The investigators drew on data from a previous trial of neuromodulation, TREAT-AF, consisting of low-level stimulation of the tragus nerve (LLTS) — the auricular branch
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South San Francisco, CA — November 23, 2020 — Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Xofluza® (baloxavir marboxil) as a treatment to prevent influenza in people 12 years of age and
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SINGAPORE — Top Glove, the world’s largest medical glove maker, has shut 20 manufacturing sites in Malaysia after thousands of workers tested positive for Covid-19. A total of 2,684 Top Glove employees — most of them foreign workers — have tested positive as of Wednesday, local media reported, citing Malaysia’s Senior Minister for Security and
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 25 2020 Research indicates that starting school later in the morning yields health and academic benefits for high schoolers, whose natural body clock tends toward late-to-bed, late-to-rise habits. While parents raise concerns about drowsy driving, irritation and impaired school performance, a new study led by researchers at UC San Francisco
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When the first batch of Covid-19 vaccine becomes available, it will go to states based on the total number of adults living in each state, officials from Operation Warp Speed said, according to National Public Radio.  Once the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gives regulatory clearance, the federal government said that it will ship out
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6 Tips and Tricks for Finals Week! It’s that time of year and finals are quickly approaching. In this video I go over six core principles to keep in mind during the last couple weeks leading up to finals to help you maximize your score potential. These tips and tricks helped me get straight A’s
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Ladies, some advice on online dating: the old real estate adage of location, location, location, applies.  “If you’re a woman, you probably want to start on Match.com because it is a little bit like Target,” said Andrea McGinty, matchmaker and owner of 33,000Dates.com. “It has everything, from a high end, upscale group of professionals to everything imaginable.”
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A preliminary study of adults who experienced out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) and received cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) that included the use of a device to elevate the head and thorax not surprisingly showed again that speed matters. Results showed that the probability of return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) decreased as the time from the 911 call
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23 November 2020  Two different dosing regimens demonstrated efficacy with one showing a better profile No hospitalisations or severe cases of COVID-19 in participants treated with AZD1222  Positive high-level results from an interim analysis of clinical trials of AZD1222 in the UK and Brazil showed the vaccine was highly effective in preventing COVID-19, the primary
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FDA Approves Oxlumo (lumasiran) for the Treatment of Primary Hyperoxaluria Type 1 CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 24, 2020– Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:ALNY), the leading RNAi therapeutics company, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Oxlumo (lumasiran) injection for subcutaneous use, the first-ever therapy available for the treatment of primary hyperoxaluria type 1
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People wait in line to get a 15-minute rapid Covid-19 test on November 24, 2020 in Madison, Wisconsin. Andy Manis | Getty Images News | Getty Images The use of technology is going to make health care “almost free around the world,” according to venture capitalist Tim Draper. “Health care is completely going digital,” he
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 25 2020 expectancyA team that includes UCLA Fielding School of Public Health researchers has found American children whose educations have been disrupted by the pandemic, even as little as 2-4 months, may face shortened life spans. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States has extracted an enormous sacrifice from its
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Heart failure could be reversed with a new treatment that combines medication with the temporary use of an artificial heart pump, said researchers at the University of Utah Health.  The therapy, which involves implantation of a left ventricular assist device ( LVAD ), could: help reverse structural damage to the heart, eliminate the need for
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The holidays are approaching just as COVID-19 case rates nationwide are increasing at a record-breaking pace, leading to dire warnings from public health experts. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued cautions and updated guidelines related to family gatherings. Dr. Anthony Fauci, a White House coronavirus adviser and director of the National Institute of Allergy
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