Print this page London, UK 23 April 2020 — GlaxoSmithKline plc today announced data from an updated analysis of the GARNET trial, which demonstrated that dostarlimab, an investigational anti-programmed death-1 (PD-1) monoclonal antibody, provided clinically meaningful results in women with recurrent or advanced mismatch repair-deficient (dMMR) endometrial cancer who progressed on or after a platinum-based
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Apr 28 2020 Researchers at the Wyss Institute at Harvard University, in collaboration with healthcare, research, and industrial partners, have designed a new, fully injection-molded nasopharyngeal swab that can be manufactured quickly and inexpensively at high volume to help address the nationwide and international shortage of swabs for COVID-19 testing and
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Print this page Paris and Tarrytown, N.Y. April 27, 2020 – Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) today announced the preliminary results from the Phase 2 portion of an ongoing Phase 2/3 trial evaluating Kevzara® (sarilumab), an interleukin-6 (IL-6) receptor antibody, in hospitalized patients with “severe” or “critical” respiratory illness caused by COVID-19. Following
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Apr 28 2020 By leveraging the basics of artificial intelligence technology now used to predict risk for suicide or other mental health issues, researchers developed an AI system that analyzes linguistic patterns to predict a youth’s risk for committing acts of school violence. Study data published in the International Journal of
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The FDA and WHO have both made statements that smoking may increase both the risk of COVID-19 as well as severity. This assertion of risk, however, is rooted in expectation rather than data. Meanwhile, the available studies show an unanticipated protective effect on COVID-19 incidence in smokers and a less clear association with disease severity.
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Welcome to this week’s edition of Healthcare Career Insights. This weekly roundup highlights healthcare career-related articles culled from across the web to help you learn what’s next. Physician practices across the country are experiencing significant drops in patient visits and cuts to their revenue streams, a recent survey found — Doctors say COVID-19 has slashed
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. Across the country, hospitals are incorporating Friday’s warning from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about the risks of prescribing hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine for COVID-19 into their treatment protocols.  For some hospitals, the message affirmed the cautious approach they were
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There are at least 1,002,498 cases of the virus across the US, according to a tally from health officials by John Hopkins University. The grim milestone comes after seven coronavirus models anticipate a rise in cases that will depend on how much “contact reduction” Americans practice, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. The models estimate
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Grief-laden posts are coursing through social media following the suicide on Sunday of emergency department physician Lorna M. Breen, MD, who had been immersed in treating COVID-19 patients at the epicenter of the disease in New York City. Breen, 49, was
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The newer class of oral anticoagulants that have been supplanting the traditional mainstay warfarin for a variety of indications may be inferior for at least one use — getting rid of left ventricular (LV) thrombus to reduce thromboembolic risk. In a retrospective, three-center experience of more than 500 patients with LV thrombi, the adjusted risk
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I see it in my daughter’s life, and I see it in the mental health industry that has grown up in support of supposed pathologies that a short time ago would never have been considered mental illnesses. The ideals I see threatened: work and responsibility. In my daughter’s life we’re beginning week seven of homeschooling
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How could this happen? Yup. Government late to the problem and lacking solutions? Yup. Raw fear? Yup. Hospitals overflowing? Yup. Uncertainty about who is well and who is not? Yup. Lack of clarity regarding transmission and lethality? Yup. As gay men of a certain age, my colleague Dr. David Fawcett and I are having some
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Today I love that I bought some yeast sight unseen by ordering it on the phone and when I got it it is four times the quantity that I normally buy and so I won’t have to go looking for yeast for quite some time I reckon. I love that I am now contemplating baking
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But then I got thinking, are WE safe at home? WE? Yes, WE! Those of us with ADHD. Now don’t get me wrong here, I’m not suggesting we should be allowed to roam around freely, ignoring isolation rules and just being all manner of foolish. I’m simply asking the question, are we really and truly
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According to World Health Organization (WHO) and any other health expert, washing your fruits and vegetables is essential during this time of pandemic. But how do you actually do it? Here’s what you need to know. Washing Your Fruits And Vegetables It’s common knowledge that keeping our health in tip-top shape is important, coronavirus pandemic
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The keto diet can be used to medically recover from health issues: particularly by improving blood sugar, aiding cancer treatment and body fat reduction. However, before choosing a diet, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons, especially if you are looking at making health improvements.  Studies on keto diets are applicable to both men
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One useful way to check in with ourselves and, if need be, recalibrate our attitudes and actions is to conduct an evening review of our day. The suggestions below are meant to be done in a spirit of self-compassion and gentleness. This is not an opportunity to beat ourselves up for perceived shortcomings or to
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But even if you have that empathy in a theoretical sense, applying it in the moment is harder. In fact, applying skills in the moment is where people with ADHD often experience challenges. Symptoms like impulsivity and not thinking situations through fully can interfere with us putting the theoretical knowledge we have – or in
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Northwell Health CEO Michael Dowling said that scientists working on a drug trial for famotidine, a common heartburn medication, have “a reasonable confidence” that the drug may make a difference in the treatment of Covid-19 patients.  “It’s one of many trials we’re doing, but we believe in the next two weeks or so we’ll have
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