Month: October 2020

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This content originally appeared on ForGoodMeasure. Republished with permission. I grew up within walking distance of an abandoned apple orchard. Fall would arrive bringing crisp air, crunchy leaves, and an annual stroll through the woodlands to rows of gnarled trees laden with fruit. I would fill a basket and make the decision enroute home what
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Grief is the normal and natural reaction to the loss of someone we love or something we value, but can you do when you’re also experiencing anger at the same time? Grief is incredibly personal. When we suffer a significant loss, we go through a roller coaster of emotions – and in this mix of
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INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced today an initial agreement with the U.S. government to supply 300,000 vials of bamlanivimab (LY-CoV555) 700 mg, an investigational neutralizing antibody, for $375 million. The U.S. government will accept the vials of bamlanivimab if it is granted an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the U.S. Food
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PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA and CHICAGO, IL, October 13, 2020 — Harmony Biosciences Holdings, Inc. (“Harmony”) (Nasdaq: HRMY), a pharmaceutical company dedicated to developing and commercializing innovative therapies for patients living with rare neurological disorders who have unmet medical needs, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Wakix (pitolisant) for the treatment
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U.S. President Donald Trump addresses supporters at a campaign rally outside Raymond James Stadium on October 29, 2020 in Tampa, Florida. Paul Hennessey | NurPhoto | Getty Images President Donald Trump‘s campaign rallies led to more than 30,000 coronavirus cases, according to a new paper posted by researchers at Stanford. Researchers looked at 18 Trump
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 30 2020 In 2007, UNC researchers published unexpected and surprising results from a study based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of newborn brains. Twenty-six percent of the newborns in the study were found to have asymptomatic subdural hemorrhages, or bleeding in and around the brain. It was an unexpected finding
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It’s a trend that began with sensor-equipped socks for people with diabetes, particularly those with nerve damage. This damage makes them more prone to foot ulcers that can lead to amputations. Now the smart technology woven into those socks is being tested in other designs, for the sole purpose of preventing injury: for people in wheelchairs, for
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A multidisciplinary cardio-obstetrics team-based care model may help improve cardiovascular care for pregnant women with cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a recent study. “We sought to describe clinical characteristics, maternal and fetal outcomes, and cardiovascular readmissions in a cohort of pregnant women with underlying CVD followed by a cardio-obstetrics team,” wrote Ella Magun, MD, of Columbia University,
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We’ve been told as medical students and doctors to “stay in our lane.” We’ve heard time and time again that race and ethnicity should have nothing to do with education and the workplace. The most recent reminder came with President Trump’s recent executive order in which asserted that diversity and inclusion training is unneeded since
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Ovarian cancer blood test ‘better than previously thought’   A new investigation into an existing blood test to detect ovarian cancer has uncovered better-than-expected capabilities. Co-funded by Cancer Research UK, researchers at the Universities of Cambridge, Manchester and Exeter found the CA125 test could be more predictive than originally thought and may even pick up
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Going through a break-up can be tough. Moving on completely? That can feel even harder. We share six ways you can let go of the past, and start moving towards a more positive future We’ve all been there. Whether you thought they were ‘the one’, or it was something more casual, even the most amicable
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Vitamin D, also called the sunshine vitamin, is an essential nutrient. Unfortunately, not everyone gets enough and this can contribute to some illnesses. So we have put together a short Q&A about vitamin D and what it does. What is vitamin D? Vitamin D is a nutrient found in fish oils, dairy products, egg yolks
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The State Medical Board of Ohio issued an alert this week warning physicians about an extortion scam that has resurfaced regarding suspension of medical licenses. Several other states have posted similar warnings. According to the Ohio board’s press release, scammers who claim to be from the US Department of Justice call or fax prescribers, telling
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ProMindComplex & 6 Simple Memory Techniques Anyone Can Try Today   My name is Carl Henderson and I’m a Professor of Psychology living in Austin, Texas and the man behind ProMindComplex. And even though I’m not proud of it – I must confess you something: You see, I’ve always been envious of people with exceptional
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Living with diabetes is a full-time job and one we never applied for. It can be mentally exhausting and emotionally and physically draining. I know I am always looking for any tips or tip-offs that can help me with my diabetes management–whether it be technology, travel perks, or even a new app that tells me
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KENILWORTH, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE) October 15, 2020 — Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an expanded label for Keytruda, Merck’s anti-PD-1 therapy, as monotherapy for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL). The
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Certified nursing assistant (CNA) Shameka Johnson, wearing NFL Green Bay Packers apparel, processes a nasal swab at a drive-thru testing site outside the Southside Health Center as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 21, 2020. Bing Guan | Reuters The United States reported a record 88,521 new coronavirus cases on Thursday
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 30 2020 Five research projects with exceptional promise to deliver new life-changing and health-altering therapies have received the inaugural Blavatnik Therapeutics Challenge Awards (BTCA) at Harvard Medical School. The projects, which target a diverse range of conditions–type 1 diabetes, asthma, frontotemporal dementia, deadly cancer-associated blood clots, and a rare congenital
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The Mediterranean diet is a predominately plant based diet that accents omega 3 rich fish sources and whole foods that are minimally processed. Olives and avocado contribute to the rich source of monounsaturated fats that prevent inflammation, the pathway that leads to many chronic diseases including cancer. Did you know that the origins of the Mediterranean
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Jamie Windust has recently published their first book In Their Shoes, and shares their writing thought process with Happiful, as well as exciting new collaborations with I Weigh and Gay Times Cultural commentator, author and model Jamie Windust and I last spoke in December 2019. We were in a central London studio recording a special
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A prospective study examining links between diet quality and survival of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC) found no link between diet at the initiation of first-line treatment and overall survival. For the study, Erin Van Blarigan, ScD, of the University of California San Francisco, and colleagues assessed “validated food frequency” questionnaires completed by 1,284
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