Month: April 2021

Black patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) or neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) may respond differently to common MS treatment compared to their White peers, new research suggests. In a study of almost 200 patients, Black participants with MS or NMOSD showed significantly more rapid B-cell repopulation 6 to 12 months after receiving anti-CD20 infusion therapy
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Early and accurate diagnosis leads to optimal recovery from concussion. Over the past year across a series of studies, the Minds Matter Concussion Program research team at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has systematically evaluated the use of the visio-vestibular examination (VVE) and its ability to enhance concussion diagnosis and management. The latest of these
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It’s been a year since Covid-19 reached American shores, but frontline workers are still struggling to find proper protection. Despite increases in production and drastic measures to expand the supply, shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) haven’t disappeared. If anything, the situation has become more confusing as emergency rules linger, counterfeits litter the market, and
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April 13, 2021 — A clinical trial testing the safety and efficacy of an investigational monoclonal antibody for treating people who are hospitalized with respiratory disease and low blood oxygen due to infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has begun. The Phase 2 trial, called the COVID-19 anti-CD14 Treatment Trial (CaTT), is sponsored
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FOSTER CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apr. 13, 2021– Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted accelerated approval of Trodelvy (sacituzumab govitecan-hziy) for use in adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial cancer (UC) who have previously received a platinum-containing chemotherapy and either a programmed death receptor-1
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Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center . Add another potential benefit to getting the recommended amount of physical activity each week — people who exercised regularly and then tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 were less likely to experience more severe COVID-19 outcomes, a new study shows. Importantly, even people who
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“Discard your misperceptions. Stop being jerked like a puppet. Limit yourself to the present. Understand what happens – to you, to others. Analyze what exists, break it all down: material and cause. Anticipate your final hours. Other people’s mistakes? Leave them to their makers.” — Emperor Marcus Aurelius, The Meditations I live on a pond.
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COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch COSRX It’s the rare person indeed who is indifferent to the presence of a large pimple on his face. But popping it invites further damage to the site, and for the infection to spread. So, reach instead for the Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch.  The idea behind these patches is
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. New evidence emerged today tying vaccines for COVID-19 to extremely rare cases of people who develop blood clots and low platelets within weeks of being vaccinated. A team of researchers in the UK conducted an in-depth investigation of 22 patients who
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In focused attempts to bring an end to the deadly spread of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the cause of the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, two new mRNA vaccines were rolled out after receiving emergency use authorization (EUA) by the US Food and Drugs Administration (FDA). The mRNA vaccines Both
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A team of scientists from the Capital Medical University and Peking University, China, has recently explored the factors responsible for the reactivation of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection among individuals who have recently recovered from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The findings reveal that individuals with lower lymphocyte count or with two or
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FDA Approves Nextstellis (drospirenone and estetrol) Oral Contraceptive for Birth Control 15 April 2021, Adelaide, Australia and Liege, Belgium: Mayne Pharma Group Limited (ASX: MYX) and Mithra Pharmaceuticals, SA (Euronext Brussels: MITRA) are very pleased to announce that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the New Drug Application (NDA) for the novel
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Lawmakers on Wednesday discussed ways to remove barriers to accessing treatment for substance use disorder during a hearing of the Health Subcommittee for the Committee on Energy and Commerce. From eliminating the training requirements for buprenorphine prescribing, to take-home doses of methadone, there was no shortage of ideas, albeit controversial ones. The subcommittee also examined
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The US Food and Drug Administration has declared Medtronic’s recent recall of batteries, power, and data link cables and other peripheral equipment for its Heartware Ventricular Assist Device (HVAD) System as class I, the most serious category of safety alert, agency announced today. The recall, which the company announced to affected healthcare providers and patients
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Apr 15 2021 Asthma afflicts more than 300 million people worldwide. The most severe manifestation, known as non-Th2, or non-atopic childhood asthma, represents the majority of the cases, greater than 85%, particularly in low-income countries, according to Hyunok Choi, an associate professor at the Lehigh University College of Health. Yet, whether non-Th2 is a distinct
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In January 2021, the Consumer Protection Safety Commission* released a report on the number of accidents involving a piece of furniture or a television falling on someone. Of the 571 fatalities, 469 were children under 18 years. The report covered the years between 2000 through 2019. In January 2018,** the CPSC released a similar report,
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Two recent articles in the medical literature provide new information on mucocutaneous manifestations of COVID-19 in children, which may help guide dermatologists in making accurate diagnoses and stratifying children at risk for serious, systemic illness due to the virus. In a
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