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brincidofovir Treatment for Smallpox Chimerix Receives FDA Clearance for Rolling Submission of New Drug Application for Brincidofovir as a Medical Countermeasure for Smallpox Print this page DURHAM, N.C., April 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Chimerix (NASDAQ:CMRX), a biopharmaceutical company focused on accelerating the development of medicines to treat cancer and other serious diseases, today announced that the Company
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Print this page London UK — 29 April 2020 – Dr. Hal Barron, Chief Scientific Officer and President R&D, GSK, said: “Women with advanced ovarian cancer have a five-year survival rate of less than 50%. This expanded indication means that many more women with this devastating disease can receive earlier treatment with Zejula, which can extend
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. Out-of-hospital cardiac arrests increased 58% during the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak in the hard-hit region of Lombardy, Italy, compared with the same period last year, a new analysis shows. During the first 40 days of the outbreak beginning February 21,
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“Benadryl barely helped me sleep last night,” I groan to my partner. My eyes bloodshot, my head pounding as I recount the number of days I have needed to take a sleep aid this week. He hands me my lunch bag and locks the door to walk with me to work. The sound of my
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Omar Rodriguez, works at the funeral home, counts the caskets with full of Covid-19 dead bodies at the Gerard J. Neufeld funeral home in Queens, New York City, United States on April 29, 2020. Tayfun Coskun | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images It is “unconscionable” and “absolutely unacceptable” that a Brooklyn funeral home left corpses
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The coronavirus may have ushered in the era of social distancing, but in some ways it has brought the global medical community closer together, even if it’s online rather than in person. This week, there is a Facebook tribute to healthcare
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Steady hands and uninterrupted, sharp vision are critical when performing surgery on delicate structures like the brain or hair-thin blood vessels. While surgical cameras have improved what surgeons see during operative procedures, the “steady hand” remains to be enhanced — new surgical technologies, including sophisticated surgeon-guided robotic hands, cannot prevent accidental injuries when operating close
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Myocardial injury was common but mild and likely non-ischemic among hospitalized COVID-19 patients in New York City, researchers said. Troponin elevations were observed in approximately 40% of 2,736 patients with lab-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection who had been admitted to one of five hospitals in the Mount Sinai Health System, according to the group led by Anuradha
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Allergy doesn’t always look like allergy — and allergy symptoms can manifest in many different ways. Some experience itchy throat and runny nose. Others know their allergies are peaking when they experience headaches or migraines, and some find that headaches are their only allergy symptom. Though a definitive cause of migraines isn’t totally clear, clinical
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Hospitalized patients who had advanced COVID-19 with lung involvement and who received the antiviral agent remdesivir (Gilead Sciences) recovered faster than similar patients who received placebo, according to a preliminary data analysis from a US-led randomized, controlled trial. On the basis of
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The ILO estimated that people in informal work have experienced a 60% drop in income in the first month of the coronavirus crisis. Rattanakun Thongbun / EyeEm/Getty Images Some 1.6 billion people in informal work, which is nearly half the global workforce, have become at risk of losing income as a result of the coronavirus
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The broad use of telemedicine has been a bright spot in the COVID-19 response, but the pandemic is also creating significant disruption as some physicians are furloughed and others consider practice changes. A recent survey of physicians conducted by Merritt Hawkins
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Ancient Greece has always been an interesting topic to ponder about. Lasting for about 350 years, the ancient Greek civilization was one of the largest and most powerful that the world has ever seen, starting from around 776 BC and ending with the fall of Alexander the Great, per historians. However, although it didn’t last
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Print this page DUBLIN and SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – Theravance Biopharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: TBPH) (“Theravance Biopharma” or the “Company”), a diversified biopharmaceutical company primarily focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of organ-selective medicines, today announced that the first healthy volunteer has been dosed in a Phase 1 study of TD-0903. TD-0903 is a lung-selective, nebulized Janus
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A breakthrough treatment providing a long-term cure for children with peanut allergies may soon be widely available. A clinical trial at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Melbourne showed that an experimental peanut-probiotic treatment led to 82 per cent of children who participated successfully being able to eat peanuts. Four years later, 80 per cent
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Got Food Allergies? Add Milk To The Worries For Your Meal by Carmen Heredia Rodriguez: [email protected], @caheredia21, Kaiser Health News (KHN) Since her son Matt was an infant, Lynda Mitchell knew he had a milk allergy. She controlled the symptoms by switching his baby formula. But when he was 1, Halloween proved horrifying. While trick-or-treating in
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