Month: August 2021

Step back in time, with these feel-good tracks from across the decades 60s 1. ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’, Gerry & the Pacemakers (1963) A classic, soothing reminder that we don’t have to go through things alone. [embedded content] 2. ‘Feeling Good’, Nina Simone (1965) This is one song guaranteed to put a swagger in your
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Women in the United States are developing gestational diabetes at a higher rate than a decade ago, and disparities have persisted between White women and women of other races, researchers say. In a study of 12.6 million women who had given birth, the overall age-adjusted prevalence of gestational diabetes increased from 47.6 per 1000 live
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Visit http://mayocl.in/2gVvkCr for more information on Guillain-Barre care at Mayo Clinic or to request an appointment. The symptoms came on fast. Within weeks the woman you’re about to meet went from being completely healthy to lying in the intensive care unit, unable to move, struggling to breathe. A victim of Guillain-Barre syndrome. Listen to her
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mitapivat Treatment for Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency Agios Announces FDA Acceptance and Priority Review of New Drug Application for Mitapivat for Treatment of Adults with Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGIO), a leader in the field of cellular metabolism developing and delivering innovative treatments for genetically defined diseases, today announced
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FDA Approves Skytrofa (lonapegsomatropin-tcgd) for the Once-Weekly Treatment of Pediatric Growth Hormone Deficiency COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Aug. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ascendis Pharma A/S (Nasdaq: ASND), a biopharmaceutical company that utilizes its innovative TransCon technologies to potentially create new treatments that make a meaningful difference in patients’ lives, today announced that the U.S. Food and
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To support more adults, children and young people struggling with their mental health, The Help Hub are seeking volunteer therapists When the pandemic began, life, as we knew it got, turned upside down. For many, this affected their mental health, leading to a surge in demand for support. NHS services became overwhelmed and for some,
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There is still a preponderance of hesitancy among a number of people when it comes to getting the COVID-19 vaccines. Such hesitation has been linked to their belief that the vaccines are not safe and come with far greater risks than getting infected with the novel coronavirus. But experts are speaking up in favor of
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SINGAPORE — It is important to know the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic — but that’s not possible without “radical and complete transparency,” said Singapore’s Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan. “Let me speak as a scientist, or as a doctor: What we need is radical and complete transparency. Without everyone sharing the data and being able
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Yesterday I got an email from the Department of Health here in New York City announcing that they are spraying local bodies of water in Brooklyn starting this Thursday, to eliminate mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus. Man, it’s bad enough that we’re dealing with the Delta variant of COVID-19 — now we’ve got to remember
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NEW YORK, Aug. 24, 2021. Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc., a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development of oral drug delivery platforms, announced today that it has enrolled and randomized over 25% of the planned 450 patients for its Phase 3 ORA-D-013-2 trial of its oral insulin capsule ORMD-0801 for the treatment of type 2 diabetes
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Variations in the 16p11.2 region of the genome are associated with autism spectrum disorder. While people with genetic deletions in this region have larger heads (macrocephaly) and people with genetic duplications have smaller heads (microcephaly), both variation types affect brain development and function. To study the effects of these variations and search for ways to
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Teachers are notoriously overworked and underpaid. It’s not uncommon for them to use money from their already slim paychecks to buy supplies for their classrooms, like decorations, notebooks, pens, prizes, and more. While they certainly don’t have to do this, many teachers go into the profession because they love what they do and they want
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When you think of “detox,” you might instantly think of juice cleanses, specialty teas or body scrubs. But did you know that your feet can also help with your body’s detoxification? Here’s why you should start using detox foot pads. Are Detox Foot Pads Safe? Detox foot pads help draw out toxins from your feet while you sleep. Rectangular-shape or feet-shaped pads,
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A combination of two nerve blocks reduced immediate postsurgery opioid use in total hip arthroplasty (THA) patients by about 35% compared with use of a transmuscular quadratus lumborum block (T-QLB) alone, according to a small study published in BMC Anesthesiology. The study, which included 50 subjects, concluded that those treated with both T-QLB and a
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Treatment for Major Depressive Disorder Axsome Therapeutics Provides Update on the New Drug Application for AXS-05 for the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder NEW YORK, Aug. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapies for the management of central nervous system (CNS) disorders, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
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First ready-to-use liquid glucagon available in a single-dose vial and syringe kit for rescue Gvoke HypoPen®, Gvoke® PFS, and Gvoke® Kit – three different administration options to accommodate patients’ preferences Gvoke Kit eliminates the need for reconstitution Gvoke Kit availability anticipated in early Q1 2022 CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE) August 23, 2021 –Xeris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: XERS),
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Spend some quality time together, with these five mindful activities for couples Offer a sensual massage You don’t have to be a master masseuse to take your partner on a relaxing mind and body journey. YouTube has a huge selection of tutorials for basic massage techniques that you can try out. Just remember, take it
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Although COVID-19 vaccination is intended to provide protection from the novel coronavirus, it is not free from side effects, which experts said are normal signs that show the human body is undergoing some changes to build immunity against the virus. While most side effects are mild and tend to go away very quickly, there are
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Artificial intelligence (AI)–powered neural networks modeled on real human brain connectivity patterns perform cognitive tasks better than traditional AI systems, new research suggests. “This work opens new opportunities to discover how the network organization of the brain optimizes cognitive capacity,” write the researchers from The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital) and the Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute,
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Teenagers with moderate or severe atopic dermatitis (AD) had significant improvement at 12 weeks with the investigational oral Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor abrocitinib plus topical therapy, a placebo-controlled trial showed. Almost half of the patients had clear or almost clear skin by clinician assessment (IGA), and about 70% of patients treated with either of two
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What is self-care? The term “self-care” is a buzzword in certain circles, but what does it actually mean, and how does one start doing it? Authors Lee and Miller defined self-care as, “a process of purposeful engagement in practices that promote holistic health and well-being of the self.” If that seems a little vague, it’s in part
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New research published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science reveals that teenagers (ages 13–17) in low socioeconomic settings who spend a moderate amount of time online after a stressful experience deal with adversity far better than those who spend many hours online or avoid digital technology altogether. Adolescents are smart, and they make use of
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