Month: October 2020

Spooky Season has already swept across the country. We see 12-foot skeletons in yards, pumpkin-flavored drinks on menus, and TV public service announcements (PSAs) with a Halloween theme. Zombies may be an odd choice to publicize healthcare. But it’s one way to get people’s attention. Besides, it is all in fun – isn’t it? “Humor
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Pelvic Floor Strong is the set of keys you’ve been waiting for to live a happy, healthy life. Pelvic Floor Strong strengthens your pelvic floor… puts intimacy back in your life, giving you self-confidence, while making sex feel good again. This is the only program out there that heals leaking and diastasis recti with the
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SARASOTA, Fla. and NOVATO, Calif., Oct. 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GeneTx Biotherapeutics LLC and Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: RARE), companies partnered in the development of intrathecally administered GTX-102, an investigational treatment for Angelman syndrome, today announced positive interim data from the Phase 1/2 study of GTX-102. Preliminary results from the first five patients treated
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South San Francisco, CA — October 16, 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 granted full approval of Venclexta (venetoclax) in combination with azacitidine, or decitabine, or low-dose cytarabine (LDAC) for the treatment of newly diagnosed acute myeloid
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October 28, 2020 Audience: Consumer, Patient, Health Professional, Pharmacy Sunstar Americas, Inc. (SAI) is voluntarily recalling Paroex® Chlorhexidine Gluconate Oral Rinse USP, 0.12% products bearing an expiration date from 6/30/22 – 9/30/22 (see specific lots below) to the consumer level. This product may be contaminated with the bacteria Burkholderia lata. Use of the defective product
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Source: Goop Goop CEO and founder Gwyneth Paltrow is the latest Hollywood celebrity investing in the cannabis industry. The actress-turned-wellness guru just announced she’s backing Cann, an cannabis-infused beverage maker. Paltrow calls cannabis a “hero ingredient of the future” for wellness and says she was drawn to Cann’s drinks, which are infused with small doses
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A routine scan used to evaluate some acute stroke patients can also detect SARS-CoV-2 infection in the upper lungs, a new study shows. Dr Charles Esenwa “As part of the stroke evaluation work-up process, we were able to diagnose COVID-19 at
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For her whole life, Emma Mahony has shamed and blamed herself for not being like ‘neurotypical’ women. It wasn’t until her son was diagnosed with ADHD that her journey of self-discovery began, leading to her own diagnosis at 52 Because of the way my brain is wired, I can’t help but get things wrong. Even
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 Enough time has past since the pandemic began that scientists are evaluating the protective levels of cloth masks down to the nitty-gritty. Is a cotton mask better than one made from cotton and silk?  What about thin, cloth-made masks vs thick ones? How do they rank in the current collection of protective face wear? Some experts say
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More than 10 hours of testimony and debate failed to convince a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expert advisory panel that existing evidence reasonably supports a premarket approval (PMA) application for the Neovasc Reducer device. The Reducer is intended for people suffering from refractory angina pectoris despite guideline-directed medical therapy, who are unsuitable for
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The negative mental impact of a pandemic like COVID-19 is well-known and documented. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, now 1 in 3 Americans is showing signs of clinical depression and anxiety. Coping with this (hopefully) once-in-a-lifetime event is something that a human brain has a hard time assimilating to: extreme and extended social distancing
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 28 2020 The international hunt to find more genetic risk markers for testicular cancer is expanding. A team of researchers led by Katherine L. Nathanson, MD, deputy director of the Abramson Cancer Center and the Pearl Basser Professor for BRCA-Related Research in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University
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Laboratory technicians handle capped vials as part of filling and packaging tests for the large-scale production and supply of the University of Oxford’s Covid-19 vaccine candidate, AZD1222, conducted on a high-performance aseptic vial filling line on September 11, 2020 at the Italian biologics manufacturing facility of multinational corporation Catalent in Anagni. Vincenzo Pinto | AFP
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We speak to quantum transformation and embodiment coach Suzy Ashworth about money mindset during a pandemic There are lots of different things we’re navigating during the coronavirus pandemic. Aside from health concerns and being apart from loved ones, the economic impact has been difficult for many. Some have lost their jobs, others are having to
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It wasn’t all that long ago that people were posting images of empty shelves in the grocery stores as well as shopping carts brimming with toilet paper. Shut-downs, sheltering, quarantining – and the fear of going without basic necessities should fear become reality – is causing alarm, as evidenced by empty food store shelves.  According to an article in
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A new poll of emergency physicians on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic shows many are fearful of seeking mental health care for fear of stigma and the potential career impact. The results of the nationally representative poll, conducted October 7-13
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Welcome to the latest edition of Investigative Roundup, highlighting some of the best investigative reporting on healthcare each week. Hospital Execs Get Bonuses Amid Layoffs Executives at hospitals in southeast Michigan received bonuses in March, right before their health systems laid off thousands of workers and took millions in federal COVID-19 bailout funds, according to
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