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Coronaviruses range from the common cold to more severe infections such as SARS (SARS-CoV) and MERS (MERS-CoV) and the current Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2). As yet there is no FDA-approved vaccine to prevent coronavirus infections.  These both have FDA emergency use authorization. Two of the Covid-19 vaccines available in the US use messenger RNA technology to prevent
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) decided Wednesday at the end of an emergency meeting that it did not have adequate information to change the current paused status of the Johnson & Johnson
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Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm Burt’s Bees What’s worse than chapped lips? Dry and uncomfortable, chapped lips can even lead to split lips. Unfortunately, lips are primed to be chapped. Lips do not have sweat glands and if your salivary glands are running dry, then dry lips might be right around the corner. Thankfully, we’ve
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A team of scientists recently conducted a large-scale study at Northwell Health, New York, USA, to evaluate the efficacy of neutralizing monoclonal antibody (MAB) therapies in preventing disease progression among patients with mild to moderate coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The findings reveal that the timing of initiating MAB therapy is a crucial factor in determining
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tisotumab vedotin Treatment for Cervical Cancer Genmab and Seagen Announce U.S. FDA Filing Acceptance for Priority Review of Tisotumab Vedotin Biologics License Application for Patients with Recurrent or Metastatic Cervical Cancer COPENHAGEN, Denmark and BOTHELL, Wash.; April 09, 2021 – Genmab A/S (Nasdaq: GMAB) and Seagen Inc. (Nasdaq: SGEN) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has
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South San Francisco, CA — April 12, 2021 — 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 the company’s supplemental Biologics License Application for Xolair (omalizumab) prefilled syringe for self-injection across all approved U.S. indications. Xolair is the only
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Athens City-County Health Department Director of Nursing, Crystal Jones, 52, loads syringes with the vaccine on the first day of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images LONDON — Europe’s medicines regulator on Wednesday said it still believes the benefits of Johnson & Johnson‘s Covid-19 vaccine outweigh the risks of
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The Food and Drug Administration has lifted in-person dispensing requirements for mifepristone when used for medical termination of early pregnancy. In an April 12, 2021, letter to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, acting commissioner of food and drugs Janet Woodcock stated that the FDA would exercise discretion
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Thanks to Amerisleep, we know why Tom Hanks’ character was “Sleepless in Seattle” – he had exploding head syndrome. Saying huh? Read on.  Using Google’s Keyword Planner, Amerisleep, a memory-foam mattress maker, analyzed four years of sleep-related queries in Google to learn what makes Americans toss and turn at night. For instance, Californians worry about
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With summer around the corner, a project shows how implementing an evidence-based mindfulness program in a summer camp setting decreases emotional distress in school age children and empowers campers and counselors alike – enhancing camper-counselor relationships. Mindfulness – a state of consciousness that fosters awareness – has the potential to help regulate emotions and behaviors.
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Thursday, April 01, 2021 Analysis of 927 confirmed symptomatic cases of COVID-19 demonstrates BNT162b2 is highly effective with 91.3% vaccine efficacy observed against COVID-19, measured seven days through up to six months after the second dose Vaccine was 100% effective in preventing severe disease as defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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In this article JNJ Medical staff watch and advise walk-in patients who received their COVID-19 vaccination at a pop-up clinic at Western International High School on April 12, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. Matthew Hatcher | Getty Images As U.S. Covid cases rise, the country is also administering the vaccine shots aimed at preventing the spread
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Early use of tocilizumab (Actemra) does not reduce myocardial infarct size but modestly increases myocardial salvage in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), results of the ASSAIL-MI trial suggest. “We’re among the first to show that you can actually affect the reperfusion injury through anti-inflammatory treatment — it’s sort of a new attack
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Children may not be as infectious in spreading SARS-CoV-2 to others as previously thought, according to new University of Manitoba-led research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Our findings have important public health and clinical implications. If younger children are less capable of transmitting infectious virus, daycare, in-person school and cautious extracurricular activities may be
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Europe’s stuttering vaccine rollout faced multiple hurdles on Friday as EU regulators said they were reviewing side effects of the Johnson & Johnson shot and France further limited its use of the AstraZeneca jab. The US drugs regulator said it had not found a “causal” link between the J&J vaccine and blood clots, but that
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A shared set of systems in the brain may play an important role in controlling the retrieval of facts and personal memories utilized in everyday life, new research shows. Scientists from the University of York say their findings may have relevance to memory disorders, including dementia, where problems remembering relevant information can impact on the
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FOSTER CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apr. 7, 2021– Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted full approval to Trodelvy® (sacituzumab govitecan-hziy) for adult patients with unresectable locally advanced or metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) who have received two or more prior systemic therapies, at least one of them for metastatic disease. The
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A beneficiary receives a dose of Covid-19 vaccine, at HB Kanwatia Hospital in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, on April 11, 2021. Vishal Bhatnagar | NurPhoto | Getty Images India overtook Brazil as the second worst-infected country behind the United States after data showed that Covid-19 cases continued to surge. The South Asian nation reported more than
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An experimental immunotherapy that contains a genetically altered version of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) was associated with a doubling in median overall survival for children and adolescents with recurrent or progressive high-grade gliomas. This is a rapidly fatal form of brain cancer: among historical control patients, the median overall survival was only 5.3
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