Month: July 2020

Despite studies and real life experience pointing to the serious effects of concussions, high school athletes are still sustaining brain injuries and in increasing numbers, according to a new study published in the journal Orthopedics. The researchers also found that young athletes who get concussions need longer recovery periods – at least a month. A concussion is a type
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think you need to know about today: PPIs and COVID-19 Risk: A Closer Look at the Data An online survey of more than 50,000 Americans has suggested that taking proton pump
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Gyms are reopening but if you’re not comfortable going back yet or your gym hasn’t reopened, there’s no need to fret about losing your hard-earned fitness and endurance. It might be more challenging to stay fit and maintain a healthy weight, but there are many ways you can stay fit at home or outside. Moving
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The top three contact allergens in patients younger than 18 years of age are hydroperoxides of linalool, nickel sulfate, and methylisothiazolinone, according to an analysis of data from the Pediatric Allergic Contact Dermatitis Registry. The registry is the first multicenter prospective database in the United States with a focus on pediatric allergic contact dermatitis. JiaDe
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Print this page NEW YORK & MAINZ, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE) July 27, 2020 — Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and BioNTech SE (Nasdaq: BNTX) today announced the start of a global (except for China) Phase 2/3 safety and efficacy clinical study to evaluate a single nucleoside-modified messenger RNA (modRNA) candidate from their BNT162 mRNA-based vaccine program against
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voclosporin Treatment for Lupus Nephritis Aurinia Announces U.S. Food and Drug Administration Acceptance of the Filing of New Drug Application and Priority Review for Voclosporin for the Treatment of Lupus Nephritis Print this page VICTORIA, British Columbia & ROCKVILLE, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE) July 21, 2020 — Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq:AUPH / TSX:AUP) (“Aurinia” or the “Company”),
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President Donald Trump on Thursday continued his push for schools to reopen as fall approaches regardless of the state of the U.S. coronavirus outbreak, adding that keeping schools closed “is causing death also.”  Trump called on Democrats to work with Republicans to pass the latest coronavirus relief bill, which currently includes $105 billion to help schools
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Childhood cancer survivors who experienced severe treatment-related hearing impairment had a greater risk for neurocognitive deficits, independent of whether they had received neurotoxic treatment, a cross-sectional study found. In an analysis of over 1,500 survivors, those with severe hearing loss were more likely to suffer deficits in verbal fluency and reasoning, visuomotor speed, and math
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 Even during this pandemic, we can participate in outdoor activities that also allow for proper social distancing, like sunbathing, swimming and exercising. But don’t forget you still need to use sunscreen to protect your skin, now and for the future. Sunscreen protects the skin against premature aging, primarily caused by hyperpigmentation, (darkened patches of skin) which is why dermatologists stress sunscreen’s importance.  It also
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Two-year outcomes following transcatheter mitral valve replacement with the Tendyne prosthesis showed durable control of mitral regurgitation, sustained improvement in quality of life and functional capacity, and a marked drop-off in the rate of hospitalization for heart failure, David W.M. Muller, MBBS, MD, reported at the virtual annual meeting of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular
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By 2032, the United States is predicted to see a shortage of nearly 122,000 physicians, according to the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges). In the continuing nightmare that is the global coronavirus pandemic, how can this be, as it seems now more than ever healthcare (public or private) is arguably the most “essential” industry
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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) today issued a formal apology for past racism and included quotes from board meetings in the 1940s that illustrate the depths of the injustices. Specifically, the AAP apologizes for treatment of the organization’s first black members, Alonzo deGrate Smith, MD, and Roland Boyd Scott, MD, who were initially rejected
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Treatment for Congestive Heart Failure scPharmaceuticals Announces FDA Acceptance of Furoscix New Drug Application Resubmission Print this page BURLINGTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul. 27, 2020– scPharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: SCPH), a pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing products that have the potential to optimize the delivery of infused therapies, advance patient care, and reduce healthcare costs, today
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FDA Approves Breztri Aerosphere (budesonide/glycopyrrolate/formoterol fumarate) for the Maintenance Treatment of COPD Print this page 24 July 2020 — AstraZeneca’s Breztri Aerosphere (budesonide/glycopyrrolate/formoterol fumarate) has been approved in the US for the maintenance treatment of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was based on
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Michael Collins, Representative Lewis’s long time chief of staff, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) embrace after the casket with the remains of Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) was carried from the U.S. Capitol building, in Washington, July 29, 2020. Brendan Smialowski | Pool via Reuters House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Wednesday imposed
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Despite never implementing a full-scale lockdown, Sweden has managed to flatten its curve, prompting its health leadership to claim victory — but others question the cost of the strategy, as the country has a far higher death toll than its Scandinavian neighbors. In late July, Sweden’s 7-day moving average of new cases was about 200,
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E-cigarette ads on social media platforms frequented by teenagers and young adults that include cartoons get more “likes” than ads that don’t, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California’s Keck School of Medicine. “The promotions that come out of e-cigarette companies are meant to be appealing to young people using
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think you need to know about today: Testing Falling Short The United States has more COVID-19 testing capacity than most other countries, yet laboratories have been overwhelmed and many patients report
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Print this page CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul. 27, 2020– Moderna, Inc., (Nasdaq: MRNA) a clinical stage biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines to create a new generation of transformative medicines for patients, today announced that the Phase 3 study of its mRNA vaccine candidate (mRNA-1273) against COVID-19 has begun dosing participants. The Phase 3
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FDA Approves Xeglyze (abametapir) Lotion for the Treatment of Head Lice Print this page HYDERABAD, India & PRINCETON, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE) July 27, 2020 –Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. today announced approval of Xeglyze (abametapir) lotion, 0.74%, a 505(b)(1) NDA by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The approval triggers the contractual pre-commercialization milestone of $20 million
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President Donald Trump said Tuesday he still thinks hydroxychloroquine works against Covid-19, despite mounting evidence that the malaria drug is ineffective in treating the virus.  Trump was asked by a reporter about a video Trump shared on Twitter that went viral across social media platforms that claimed hydroxychloroquine is “a cure for Covid” and “you don’t need
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