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Health Deputy Minister Dr Joe Phaahla, September 02, 2020 in Springs, South Africa. OJ Koloti | Gallo Images | Getty Images South African Health Minister Joe Phaahla said Friday that other countries’ decisions to impose travel restrictions amid concerns over the detection of a heavily mutated variant of Covid-19 in his country is “unjustified.” “The
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For decades, Black and Hispanic Americans have been underrepresented in multiple sclerosis (MS) clinical trials examining new drugs. The CHIMES (Characterization of Ocrelizumab in Minorities With Multiple Sclerosis) trial was developed in order to address and better understand this issue. Its novel trial design was presented at the recent Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC)
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Washington University in St. Louis is joining a major international effort to advance data science, catalyze innovation and spur health discoveries across Africa. Researchers at the School of Medicine are receiving one of 19 grant awards that will support data science research and training activities in Africa. The researchers will focus their efforts on developing
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Atrial fibrillation is the most common sustained cardiac rhythm disturbance seen in clinical practice. A number of trials have shown that the condition, which is most prevalent among the elderly, increases the chance of cerebrovascular accidents and of blood clots forming in the heart, increasing total mortality. These aspects are well-established, as is the use
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In the earlier stages of the pandemic, we asked Gratitude expert Antonia Albany to share a few thoughts about staying grateful in difficult circumstances.  We are rerunning her thoughts, which are as relevant this year as it was last year.  For nine long months of COVID, we’ve done everything possible to stay safe. Many of
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Ziath announce Cyclops – a new linear and 2D barcode reader for its popular DataPaq™ Mirage, Cube and Express rack readers. Image Credit: Ziath Ltd Related Stories Cyclops is designed to accurately read linear or 2D codes printed on the edge of tube racks. This enables laboratories to use racks without an integral “97”th code
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PARIS ― With cases of COVID-19 climbing across Europe, new restrictions and vaccine measures are being put into place across the continent. France has now announced that boosters are available for everyone over 18 years of age, 5 months after they receive their second dose. Elderly people have until mid-December to get their boosters or risk losing
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RT: Maria Van Kerkhove, Head a.i. Emerging Diseases and Zoonosis at the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks during a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, January 29, 2020. Denis Balibouse | Reuters The World Health Organization is monitoring a new variant with numerous mutations to the
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The perception of gender in children’s voices is of special interest to researchers, because voices of young boys and girls are very similar before the age of puberty. Adult male and female voices are often quite different acoustically, making gender identification fairly easy. Gender perception is much more complicated in children because gender differences in
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Pediatric dermatologists who treat infantile hemangioma (IH) can consider nadolol as a noninferior — and possibly a better — alternative to the standard treatment propranolol, according to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics. “In our experience, nadolol is preferable to propranolol given its observed efficacy and similar safety profile…[and] its more predictable metabolism that does
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Patients with existing immunological complications and malignancies have been inferred to be at greater risk of developing severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This holds true for patients with multiple myeloma (MM). Study: Risks of SARS-CoV-2 Breakthrough Infection and Hospitalization in Fully Vaccinated Patients With Multiple Myeloma. Image Credit: creativeneko/ Shutterstock Recent studies have shown a
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What does work-life balance really look like in the 21st century? Work-life balance’, it’s a phrase we’re confronted with constantly when talking about wellbeing, but often it can feel beyond reach. Many of us know that mastering this juggling act will, supposedly, boost our wellbeing and unlock a new level of freedom, happiness, and resilience.
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Posted on November 23, 2021 by Admin Respite is a short-term care option for older adults who want to try out senior living full-time, give their caregivers time off, or need a place to recover after a surgery. Read on for some of the benefits that respite can provide as the holiday season approaches.  What’s Included in Respite?  Before we launch into all the ways that respite might be a good option for older adults, let’s delve into some of the services that respite providers
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World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference organized by Geneva Association of United Nations Correspondents (ACANU) amid the COVID-19 outbreak, at the WHO headquarters in Geneva Switzerland July 3, 2020. Fabrice Coffrini | Pool | Reuters The World Health Organization is urging the public to practice Covid mitigation tactics –
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As the pandemic lingers, Florida hospitals have more than sick patients on their hands. Hospitals have been working to comply with an emergency regulation from CMS, requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for staff at healthcare facilities that participate in Medicare and Medicaid programs. But now, they have been left scrambling over a new and contradictory state law.
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Cynthia Rogers, MD, visits a baby in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Rogers is helping lead a national study aimed at understanding how prenatal factors and early life experiences influence brain development and behavior in infants and young children. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are
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NICE has created the first guideline for 12 years to identify, treat and manage depression in adults Developed by an independent NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) guideline committee, the new draft guidance for adults with depression focuses heavily on patient choice and a collaborative approach with healthcare practitioners. Looking at existing evidence
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