Month: September 2020

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Lorena Bergstrom A new awareness campaign helps people with diabetes recognize and plan for low blood sugar with emergency toolkits, discussion prompts, journaling, and a support network   Low blood sugar can be a scary thing – it often sneaks up when people least expect it,
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Print this page NEW YORK and MAINZ, Germany, Aug. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —  Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and BioNTech SE (Nasdaq: BNTX) today shared additional Phase 1 safety and immunogenicity data from their ongoing U.S. study of the BNT162 mRNA-based vaccine program against SARS-CoV-2, which has advanced into Phase 2/3 evaluation. The newly released manuscript describes key
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FDA Approves Xaracoll (bupivacaine hydrochloride) Implant for Acute Postsurgical Pain Relief Following Open Inguinal Hernia Repair Print this page ATHLONE, Ireland, Aug. 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Innocoll Holdings Limited, a specialty pharmaceutical company and portfolio business of Gurnet Point Capital, announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Xaracoll  for acute
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Actor Chadwick Boseman, best known for his title role as King T’Challa in the movie “Black Panther,” died last weekend at the age of 43 from colon cancer. An Instagram post on his account by his family read: “Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016 and battled with it these last 4
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When I heard the news this weekend about the passing of Chadwick Boseman, like many I was shocked and sad that another young life was taken by this disease. Chadwick chose to keep his diagnosis and treatment private. Whether or not to share a cancer diagnosis with friends and acquaintances is a deeply personal one
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Ever wanted to tend to your own little vegetable patch? Well, there’s never been a better time to start. Here are six top tips to help you dig in Creating personal access to green space has been proven to boost self-esteem, reduce anxiety, and even decrease your cortisol levels (the stress hormone) in the body.
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Chronic pain can affect every aspect of your life, from sleeping soundly at night to completing everyday tasks. If you have chronic pain, you may have tried multiple things to get rid of it, from traditional medications and therapies, to complementary ones like acupuncture or massage. But if none of those worked, have you considered
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New research published in The Journal of Physiology shows that oxytocin plays an important role in combatting stress disrupting our digestive systems Stress rarely leaves us feeling good physically or mentally, but research conducted at the Penn State University College of Medicine has revealed it could be having a greater impact on our digestive health
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Do you feel stressed? Worried about something in the future or about the repercussions of the past? Much of the time, anxiety is a natural, automatic response to stressful stimuli, and is perfectly normal. That said, there are varying intensities of anxiety and sometimes it can be debilitating.  There are systems in the human body
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The first revision since 2015 to the European Society of Cardiology’s guidelines for diagnosing and managing non ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome placed increased reliance on high-sensitivity cardiac troponin testing for diagnosis, and embraced coronary CT to rule out lower-risk patients. It also highlighted the need for personalized antiplatelet regimens, systems of care, and quality improvement.
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Eating too much sugar is known to contribute to heart disease, obesity, tooth decay, cancer and numerous other health problems. Yet, the average American eats 22 teaspoons of added sugar per day, according to the American Heart Association. Many studies have linked high-sugar intake to an increase in cardiovascular disease (CVD) and mortality due to
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A new study published on the preprint server bioRxiv* in August 2020 shows that the man-made compound silicon nitride, which is used in medical implants and high mechanical performance engineering applications, is capable of inactivating severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) at varying concentrations without causing cell cytotoxicity. This finding should be investigated to
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At a daily press briefing originally designed to update the public on the coronavirus outbreak ripping through America, President Donald Trump spent about 70 seconds out of 26 minutes discussing the virus. He didn’t take any questions from the media on the topic.  The vast majority of the press conference was focused on other issues,
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 1 2020 Newly approved drugs in Canada lack important pediatric drug information in their product monograph, according to an analysis led by McMaster University and McMaster Children’s Hospital. This absence of pediatric information perpetuates “off-label” drug use which could be dangerous for this vulnerable population, say the authors. They add
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Recent publications have described the issue of surprise billing and lamented the inability of Congress to pass legislation dealing with this problem. Highly respected physicians have given their support to proposals by the House Energy and Commerce (E&C) and the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) committees as balanced efforts and called for physician
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“It is up to the sponsor [vaccine developer] to apply for authorisation or approval, and we make an adjudication of their application,” Hahn told the Financial Times. “If they do that before the end of Phase Three, we may find that appropriate. We may find that inappropriate, we will make a determination.” Hahn noted that
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The anti-inflammatory drug colchicine picked up new support as secondary prevention in chronic coronary disease, cutting the risk of cardiovascular events by one third when added to standard prevention therapies in the double-blind LoDoCo2 study. Across a median follow up of 29 months in more than 5000 patients, almost 1 in 10 patients assigned to placebo
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With all the weight loss books out there, do we really need another weight loss guide? In this case, the answer is yes. We’ve seen tons of weight loss books and diets ranging from keto to paleo. But we’ve never seen one quite like Eat The Fat Off. From the title, you may get the
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