Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield holds up a CDC document that reads “COVID-19 Vaccination Program Interim Playbook for Jurisdiction Operations” as he speaks during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing “Review of Coronavirus Response Efforts” on Capitol Hill, Washington, U.S., September 16, 2020. Andrew Harnik | Reuters A more contagious strain
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Health care workers receive a COVID-19 vaccination at Ritchie Valens Recreation Center in Pacoima, Calif. The rapid expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations to senior citizens across the U.S. has led to bottlenecks, system crashes and hard feelings in many states because of
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Posted on February 2, 2017 by admin The Golden Girls had it figured out: Life is better with friends. They motivate and support us through life’s adventures and changes, so why not lean on them to achieve our goals? Find Your “Glass-Is-Half-Full” Friend Science-backed data shows that the people we surround ourselves with influence how
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To date, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the causative pathogen of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), has caused more than 93.21 million infections worldwide. As it spreads through different populations, it undergoes adaptations that sometimes affect its transmissibility and other biological characteristics. An interesting preprint on the bioRxiv* server describes the use of
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Researchers in Germany and Belgium have conducted a survey demonstrating some of the adverse effects the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has had on people’s eating habits. Overall, the study, which included almost 1,000 participants, showed that food consumption had increased, along with the purchase of convenience foods such as ready-made meals and canned foods
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Cognitively healthy centenarians appeared to have resilience mechanisms that helped them maintain high levels of cognitive performance despite risk factors for decline, a Dutch cohort study showed. Of 330 people 100 years old or older, no decline was seen in most cognitive domains over a mean follow-up of 1.6 years except a slight drop in
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Use these tips and nutritional information when thinking about serving sizes. Paige Dietz is a student dietetics volunteer at the Penn Abramson Cancer Center. She is currently working towards her second degree in nutrition at La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA. In 2013, Paige obtained her BBA in marketing at LIM College in New York,
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You stoop to pick up a bag of groceries, but a sudden noise makes you turn your head. And then you feel stabbing pain. It can be a simple gesture like bending, or lifting something heavy that can bring that pain on. Neck and back problems are common; they fall into the superfamily of musculoskeletal
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Osteoporosis happens when the body loses too much bone or doesn’t make enough of it. This leaves the bones weak and brittle. Brittle bones are more likely to break from minor injuries. Osteoporosis-related breaks, or fractures, are commonly seen in the hips, wrists, or spine. There are multiple ways to manage or treat osteoporosis, your
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With Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, or GERD, acid splashes up into the esophagus repeatedly, which can damage the lining of the esophagus. In a process called metaplasia, damaged cells turn into a type of cell more like tissue found in the intestines. When this occurs in the esophagus, the condition is called Barretts esophagus. This video
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Listening to the nightly news and its update of COVID-19 cases and deaths can put you in a less than happy-hour mood. While the situation with the pandemic remains critical and protective measures remain crucial, there are also some glimmers of hope, both on the treatment and vaccine fronts. Faster Cures, a center of the
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This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Bonnie O’Neil Nights are the most draining of all. With the weight of our daily work, parental responsibility, and type 1 diabetes (T1D) caregiving still heavy on our shoulders, at day’s end we long to lay our burden down, retreat to the comfort
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A December recall alert for select Sportmix pet food has been expanded to cover more products. Contamination from aflatoxins, toxic substances that come from a mold called Aspergillus flavus, is already believed to have caused the deaths of 70 or more pets. The Recall The recall covers all Sportmix dog and cat pet food products
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Probiotics, which are safe live microbes, are important for supporting and improving health, but should you take probiotics daily? Your microbiome is the collection of microorganisms in your gut. There are around 500 to 1000 types of bacteria in the intestines. A healthy microbiome must be diverse in order to fight against many different pathogens.
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Section of human colon showing sausage-shaped crypts. Image courtesy of Winton lab.  This week, NHS England began to inform people that one of the bowel screening tests – bowel scope – will no longer be a part of the bowel screening programme in England. The test, which uses a thin, flexible tube with a small
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We’ve all heard of famous people with fantastic memories. Actress Marilu Henner, known for roles such as playing Elaine Nardo on TV’s “Taxi,” is said to have a highly superior autobiographical memory.  Tell her what year you got married, or graduated, or had a kid, and she’s likely to say, ”Really, a Sunday?” Former president
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Boxes containing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are prepared to be shipped at the McKesson distribution center in Olive Branch, Mississippi, U.S. December 20, 2020. Paul Sancya | Reuters The Biden administration’s plan to release nearly every available dose of Pfizer and Moderna’s coronavirus vaccines to states shouldn’t cause any supply issues down the road, a
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From diabetes to attention deficit, home-based health management tools kept patients and clinicians connected during 2020 in ways that likely will last beyond pandemic lockdown. In sessions at the Digital Health and Consumer Electronics Show, held online this year, industry heads discussed the role of digital therapeutics and telemedicine in ensuring continued care for patients
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SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Harpoon Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HARP), a clinical-stage immunotherapy company developing a novel class of T cell engagers, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Orphan Drug Designation for HPN217 for the treatment of multiple myeloma. HPN217, a tri-specific T cell activating recombinant protein construct (TriTAC®) targets
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surufatinib Treatment for Neuroendocrine Carcinoma Chi-Med Initiates Rolling Submission of NDA to U.S. FDA for Surufatinib for the Treatment of Advanced Neuroendocrine Tumors Hong Kong, Shanghai, & Florham Park, NJ: Monday, December 28, 2020: Hutchison China MediTech Limited (“Chi-Med”) (Nasdaq/AIM: HCM) today announces that it has initiated the filing of a New Drug Application (“NDA”) to
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