Month: November 2021

Young mental health activists will be co-producing the first children’s only mental health festival this coming February Awareness of ill mental health has increased dramatically over recent years. With more and more of us talking about how we are feeling, we’re creating more dialogues and paths towards seeking help and support than ever before. Yet
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Undergoing general or spinal anesthesia does not alter short term adverse events in patients undergoing outpatient total knee arthroplasty (TKA) surgery, according to researchers from the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, led by Mark C. Kendall, MD, who retrospectively evaluated outcomes during the 72-hours after outpatient TKAs. For the study, published
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The antiviral Lagevrio (molnupiravir) is safe and effective at reducing the risk of hospitalization and death in people with mild to moderate COVID-19 who are at increased risk of developing severe disease, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) announced today. This follows a rigorous review of its safety, quality and effectiveness by the
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White House Chief Medical Adviser Anthony Fauci gives an open statement before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions hearing on “Next Steps: The Road Ahead for the COVID-19 Response” on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., November 4, 2021. Elizabeth Frantz | Reuters White House chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci and Sen. Rand Paul
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Malaria, a pathogen transmitted into blood by mosquitoes in tropical climates, is typically thought of as a blood and liver infection. However, in a newly published study, researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) have detected antibodies primarily made in response to infections in the mucous membranes -; in such areas as
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When your inner critic puts you down, stop, recognise it, and flip the statement with these tips Negative self-talk is a trap that many of us can fall into. They’re the niggling comments that creep into our minds when we start to doubt ourselves, or get caught in a shame spiral. And over time they
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Over half of people who believed they were transgender, transitioned to the opposite sex, but then regretted it and transitioned back — known as detransitioners — felt they did not receive adequate evaluation from a doctor or mental health professional before starting transition, new research indicates. In what is thought to be the first study to
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Tuning-in to the relationship between our physical and emotional selves holds truly transformative potential. Here, our expert columnist Andy Gill delves into the topic, to share insight, advice, and practical exercises you can try at home… Many people see yoga as stretching, a way to improve mobility, an exercise practice, something about breathing, relaxation or
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The applicability of the results of the ISCHEMIA trial to real-world clinical practice in the United States has been called into question by a new study showing that less than a third of US patients with stable ischemic heart disease (IHD) who currently undergo intervention would meet the trial’s inclusion criteria. The ISCHEMIA trial, first
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A ten year old child receives the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine for 5-11 year old kids at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut on November 2, 2021. Joseph Prezioso | AFP | Getty Images Young children with Covid antibodies due to a prior infection should still get fully vaccinated, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr.
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Ahead of an advisory committee on the matter, FDA staff expressed concerns over conflicting efficacy data on a carbetocin nasal spray for treating various symptoms brought on by Prader-Willi syndrome. On Thursday, the FDA’s Psychopharmacologic Drugs Advisory Committee will decide whether drug developer Levo Therapeutics has provided enough evidence to support the claim that the
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New research published in the British Journal of Educational Psychology suggests that sleep problems may negatively affect children’s reading ability. In the study that included 339 children aged four to 14 years, parents were asked to complete questionnaires about their children’s sleep, while the children completed a test of word reading efficiency. Children whose parents
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Rates of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections fell to 0.6% among gay and bisexual men living with HIV after a systematic HCV elimination campaign, showing that micro-elimination campaigns paired with continued testing and treatment is effective in addressing the HCV epidemic, said Katharina Kusejko, PhD, head of the data center of the Swiss HIV Cohort Study
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In the treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection, combination therapies using the oral potassium-competitive acid blocker vonoprazan were superior to standard proton pump inhibitor (PPI)–based triple therapy, producing higher eradication rates, according to combined data from a U.S. and a European phase 3 randomized, controlled trial. Vonoprazan has been submitted to the Food and Drug Administration for approval
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New research presented this week at ACR Convergence, the American College of Rheumatology’s annual meeting, found that a virtual exercise program can be safe for people with musculoskeletal conditions, improved their health outcomes, and helped them feel more socially connected, an important benefit during the pandemic when many people have chosen to avoid in-person exercise
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Open enrollment season is underway. With millions of employees reevaluating their job or considering a change, employer-sponsored benefits are an even greater consideration heading into 2022. About 157 million Americans rely on employer-sponsored health insurance coverage and yet, before the Covid-19 pandemic, many people spent very little time reviewing their workplace health-care plan during the
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The dual orexin receptor antagonist lemborexant (Dayvigo) consistently helped patients with insomnia, including those with a history of depression, according to a phase III randomized study and a post-hoc analysis. Using the self-report Patient Global Impression-Insomnia scale, more than 70% of participants said that 5-mg or 10-mg lemborexant helped them sleep at night at months
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