Month: August 2022

The Good Brigade | Digitalvision | Getty Images A new legislative package signed into law by President Joe Biden on Tuesday is a big win for Medicare patients who struggle to cover the cost of insulin to manage their diabetes. But the bill, called the Inflation Reduction Act, falls short of applying those cost controls
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Children who enter preschool with good vocabulary and attention skills do better in class, according to a study published in the peer-reviewed journal Early Education and Development. The findings based on 900 four-year-olds from eight US states show how a child’s ability to engage with teachers and peers is affected by the range of words
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I always think of the beginning of July as the New Year in medicine. It’s when medical students become interns, interns become residents, and residents become newly minted attendings. With each change is an increase in responsibility. I remember paying even more attention to the history and physical each time I crossed that threshold, with
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A new “comprehensive” model integrating a variety of factors may help flag individuals at risk for recurrence or persistence of panic disorder (PD), new research suggests. Investigators based in France and the United States analyzed data for almost 800 patients with DSM-IV–diagnosed  PD. Results showed that having a “general psychopathology factor,” defined as the shared
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A locust’s sensory neurons allow the insect to not only “smell” a cell that has cancer but also distinguish between cancer cell lines, according to microbiologists working with biomedical engineers at Michigan State University. What to know: Metabolic processes are altered in cancer cells, creating different chemical compounds that are different from those in healthy
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A Personal Take on Tandem’s New t:connect Mobile App – Diabetes Daily Learning Center Learning Center: LearningCenter Diabetes Daily does not provide medical advice,diagnosis or treatment.Get additional information.© 2005 – 2022 Everyday Health, Inc. Everyday Health is among the federally registered trademarks of Everyday Health, Inc. and may not be used by third parties without
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In a recent study published in Pediatrics, researchers assessed the prevalence of neurologic complications in children hospitalized with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Study: COVID-19 and Acute Neurologic Complications in Children. Image Credit: jeep5d/Shutterstock Background More than 13 million COVID-19 cases in adolescents and children have been reported in the United States by April 2022. Recent
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For reducing tic severity in children with Tourette syndrome, an online behavioral therapy worked as well as internet-based education alone and had better participant response, a small randomized trial found. The intervention — 10 weeks of a therapist-supported, internet-delivered exposure and response prevention (ERP) program — was associated with a mean reduction of 6.08 points
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With more than 10,000 monkeypox cases in the United States and vaccine demand remaining high, Jynneos has been in short supply for weeks. The new injection strategy allows health-care providers to give shallow injections intradermally, in between layers of the skin, with one-fifth the standard dose size instead of subcutaneously, into the fatty layer below
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In a recent study published in PLoS ONE, researchers developed humanized nanobodies that neutralize severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Study: A humanized nanobody phage display library yields potent binders of SARS CoV-2 spike. Image Credit: Kateryna Kon/Shutterstock Background The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has caused a global health emergency at an unprecedented
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After battling COVID-19, there is still a chance for patients to suffer long-term symptoms, such as headaches. While some may be mild, others could disrupt one’s daily routine. Experts have shared ways to manage the lingering symptoms, but if they don’t seem to work, when is the right time to call a doctor? Lingering Headaches
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Dr Shannon de l’Etoile How do a baby’s body and brain respond when their mother sings a lullaby? Shannon de l’Etoile, PhD, is hoping to find out. de l’Etoile, professor of music therapy at the University of Miami, Florida, began watching interactions between typically functioning mothers and infants, mothers with postpartum depression and their babies,
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There’s no evidence that humans can transmit the monkeypox virus to their pets after an Italian greyhound contracted the disease from its owners.  A report published in the Lancet medical journal discussed how a pet dog contracted monkeypox after sharing the bed of its owners —a gay French couple engaging in a non-monogamous relationship. According to
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The community cancer care landscape in the United States has been changing rapidly over the past decade, and not for the better. Many community oncology clinics or practices have closed, or been acquired by hospitals or a corporate entity, and many have struggled financially, as reported by the Community Oncology Alliance (COA). However, this trend appears
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5 Quick and Easy Protein-Packed Dinner Ideas – Diabetes Daily Learning Center Learning Center: LearningCenter Diabetes Daily does not provide medical advice,diagnosis or treatment.Get additional information.© 2005 – 2022 Everyday Health, Inc. Everyday Health is among the federally registered trademarks of Everyday Health, Inc. and may not be used by third parties without explicit permission.
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Polio has been detected in New York City wastewater, suggesting local circulation of the virus, health officials said Friday. New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett called the findings alarming. Bassett said local and federal health officials are aggressively assessing how far polio has spread in the city and in New York state. “For
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The developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD) hypothesis describes how fetal growth influences the long-term health of an adult. Over the past several years, epidemiological studies have identified many factors that affect fetal growth, which, in turn, contribute to individual differences in disease pathogenesis later in life. Experimental studies have also presented considerable evidence
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The study, published Friday in the journal Pediatrics, said the most common symptoms for children hospitalized with Covid-19 were fatigue, shortness of breath, cough, headache, muscle and body aches and fever. MIS-C is a rare condition that affects children, often — but not always — after Covid-19 infection. Doctors don’t know exactly what causes it.
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In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* preprint server, researchers evaluated the impact of removing mask mandates in schools on the incidence of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. Study: Impact of Lifting School Masking Requirements on Incidence of COVID-19 among Staff and Students in Greater-Boston Area School Districts: A Difference-in-Differences Analysis. Image Credit: kepazuria/Shutterstock
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