Month: December 2020

8 December 2020 — Results of an interim analysis of the Phase III programme conducted by Oxford University with AZD1222, peer-reviewed and published in The Lancet today, demonstrated that the vaccine is safe and effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19 and that it protects against severe disease and hospitalisation. The interim analysis for efficacy was based on 11,636
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PLAINSBORO, N.J., Dec. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – Novo Nordisk today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved an updated label for Saxenda® (liraglutide) injection 3 mg for use in the treatment of obesity in adolescents (12–17 years) with a body weight above 60 kg and an initial body mass index (BMI) corresponding to 30 kg/m2 or greater
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Nurse Paula McMahon (R) prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for Grace Thomson (L) at the Louisa Jordan Hospital in Glasgow on December 8, 2020 as Britain starts is biggest ever vaccination program. Jeff J. Mitchell | AFP | Getty Images LONDON — A coalition of campaigning bodies has warned people in lower-income
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The study suggests that when new mothers exercise, they likely improve the newborn’s longer-term metabolic health A lipid metabolite called 12,13-diHOME is in human breast milk and appears to be associated with beneficial infant weight gain and body composition in the early postnatal period. Moreover, maternal fitness, specifically exercise, appears to boost levels of the
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It’s no secret that there’s a lot of wasteful spending in healthcare, and patients have become increasingly frustrated by this as their insurance premiums have skyrocketed. Yet unnecessary procedures are still performed every day in the U.S. — and sometimes patients are harmed as a result. MedPage Today‘s Enterprise & Investigative Reporting team needs your
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WASHINGTON — When it comes to creating and distributing the coronavirus vaccine, the “rule of threes” is vital in both cases, officials said Tuesday at the Trump administration’s Operation Warp Speed Vaccine Summit. “Why were we so fast? Three main reasons,” said Moncef Slaoui, PhD, chief advisor at Operation Warp Speed, on the administration’s effort
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Can smoking CBD affect someone’s driving? Study authors who published in JAMA asked that question. Their 22 study participants smoked and all did inhale: cannabis with CBD, cannabis with CBD and THC, cannabis with THC alone, and placebo. Each participant then completed eight driving tests. The authors measured the drug’s effects by how much the
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Remember the 1995 movie, Billy Madison? The characters discussed shampoos and conditioners and debated which was more important. We’d have told Billy and company that with regards to hair care, both are equally important. Why? While shampoo is in charge of cleaning your hair and scalp, conditioners help restore moisture in your hair, which of
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Xavier Becerra, President-elect Joe Biden’s choice to head the Department of Health and Human Services, is set to be a pandemic-era secretary with no public health experience. Whether that matters depends on whom you ask. Becerra built his career in the U.S. House of Representatives before becoming California’s attorney general, and some wonder whether his
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Treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Supernus Provides Regulatory Update for SPN-812 ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUPN), a pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing products for the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) diseases, today announced a regulatory update for SPN-812 (viloxazine hydrochloride) for the
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FDA Approves Orladeyo (berotralstat) as the First Oral, Once-Daily Therapy to Prevent Attacks in Hereditary Angioedema Patients RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Dec. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: BCRX) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved oral, once-daily Orladeyo (berotralstat) for prophylaxis to prevent attacks of hereditary
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Dr. Scott Gottlieb, a member of Pfizer‘s board, told CNBC on Tuesday the company’s offers to provide the U.S. additional doses of its coronavirus vaccine in 2021 was declined by the Trump administration. The government in July agreed to a deal with Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech for 100 million doses of their Covid-19 vaccine if
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Children’s Hospital Colorado (Children’s Colorado) Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (CCBD) announced today that a study about the manipulation of bone marrow stem cells into innate lymphoid and natural killer cells will be published in Science Immunology, a well-respected, high-impact medical journal. It is well established that bone marrow stem cells give rise to
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Thrombophilic patients who have had an ischemic stroke and have a patent foramen ovale (PFO) benefit from having the PFO closed, a new study suggests. “To the best of our knowledge, this is the largest prospective study on recurrent events in hypercoagulable patients with PFO associated embolism,” the authors, led by Kai Liu, MD, Massachusetts
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A study conducted by the University of North Carolina and City University New York found that the majority of those who developed anxiety during the pandemic were facing financial problems. Nearly half, 45 %, of participants reported loss of income due to the pandemic and 17% reported losing their job. The study, which has not
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE) December 5, 2020 — Syros Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SYRS), a leader in the development of medicines that control the expression of genes, today announced new clinical data from its Phase 2 trial evaluating SY-1425, its first-in-class selective retinoic acid receptor alpha (RARα) agonist, in combination with azacitidine in two acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patient
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Treatment for Opioid Overdose Adamis Pharmaceuticals Receives a Complete Response Letter from the FDA Regarding Zimhi SAN DIEGO, Nov. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: ADMP) (“Adamis”) today announced that after the close of business and the U.S. markets on November 13th, it received a Complete Response Letter (CRL) from the U.S.
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South San Francisco, CA — December 1, 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 Gavreto™ (pralsetinib) for the treatment of adult and pediatric patients 12 years of age and older with advanced or metastatic rearranged during
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Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Monday he has avoided indoor dining during the coronavirus pandemic over safety concerns. “On a personal level, I’ve gone to many big-box stores properly masked, and I wear a high-quality mask when I go out. I will not eat indoors in a restaurant,” Gottlieb said on “Squawk Box.” “I’ve been eating
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Researchers from a consortium of hospitals including Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have identified factors that make children with diabetic ketoacidosis more likely to experience acute kidney injury. Analyzing data from a large, multicenter clinical trial, the researchers also found that children who experience acute kidney injury are more likely to also experience subtle cognitive
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New therapies and devices for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) were approved in 2020 and researchers continued to explore expanding the definition of disease beyond spirometry. But 2020 was dominated by the struggles managing the care of highly vulnerable COPD patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID Paradox The delivery of routine components of COPD care,
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Guys, luscious hair isn’t just for the ladies. To keep our manes healthy, it’s important to pick the right products — which means not washing your hair with just anything. You may not need to use shampoo every day, but when you do, you want to make sure it takes care of hair and scalp.
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