Month: January 2021

Dr. Michael Osterholm, Regents Professor, McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair in Public Health, and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, announced advances for COVID-19 testing in Minnesota, Wednesday, April 22, 2020 in St. Paul, MN. Glen Stubbe | Star Tribune | Getty Images An epidemiologist who advised
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The pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges for patient care — difficulties faced each day by clinicians, clinical engineers, IT specialists, supply chain managers, and other healthcare professionals. As a result, ECRI notes in its 14th annual report on the top 10 health technology hazards, that a number of new threats to patient and staff safety
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29 January 2021 — AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine has been granted a conditional marketing authorisation (CMA) in the European Union (EU) for active immunisation to prevent COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2, in individuals 18 years of age and older. Following review of the application, the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines
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As the vaccination rate steadily builds toward “herd immunity” to COVID-19, employers will be faced with a “new normal” in terms of workplace safety and employee heath. Will they try to wash their hands of the whole COVID-19 mess or, hopefully, will they realize that improving employee health should be a business priority? Judging from
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The CDC statistics are alarming. More than one-third of adults in the U.S. are obese. You likely know that obesity can increase your risk of diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes and heart attack. But you might not know that it also increases your risk of a condition called obesity hypoventilation syndrome, or OHS.
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The federal government has issued a directive that aims to bolster the COVID-19 vaccination workforce, by letting physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals return to work even if their license has expired, as long as it expired within the past
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Founder of Mental Health Mates, writer and podcast host Bryony Gordon shares her thoughts about working on wellness, understanding your inner voice, and building personal resilience Chatting with Bryony Gordon is like picking up a conversation you put on hold to answer the door. It feels familiar, every day, and easy. She has a knack
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Gone are the days of getting a piece of candy or a sticker after receiving a vaccine.  The Greenhouse of Walled Lake, in Walled Lake, Michigan is giving out “pot for shots.” The marijuana dispensary has handed out more than 2,000 free pre-rolls to people who have gotten the Covid-19 vaccine.  Greenhouse is running its promotion with a vendor,
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They say that the most romantic meal is the one you cook at home. So for this Valentine’s Day, we put together this 5-course meal for you and your partner. If you stick with one serving from each of these recipes, you’d only consume about 20g of net carbs for the entire meal. And yes,
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Johnson & Johnson board member Dr. Mark McClellan told CNBC Friday that there could be enough vaccinations for the entire U.S. adult population by the summer.  “Assuming all of the close review of the J&J data all pans out, we’re going to have the capacity between Moderna, Pfizer, J&J, to have enough vaccines available by
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Experts are warning that another public health crisis is brewing in this country. Fewer children have been receiving their routine vaccines in 2020, enough so that a possible outbreak, namely of measles, could result. “What we fear is having an epidemic within the pandemic,” explained Angela Shen, ScD, MPH, “you don’t want to have a micro-epidemic
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A new report combining forecasting and expert prediction data, predicts that 125,000 lives could be saved by the end of 2021 if 50% or more of the U.S. population initiated COVID vaccination by March 1, 2021. “Meta and consensus forecast of COVID-19 targets,” developed by Thomas McAndrew, a computational scientist and faculty member at Lehigh
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Treatment for Migraine Impel NeuroPharma Announces U.S. Food & Drug Administration Acceptance of New Drug Application for INP104 for the Acute Treatment of Migraine SEATTLE, January 20, 2021 — Impel NeuroPharma, a late-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review the company’s 5O5(b)(2) New Drug Application
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Where did I ever get the notion that diet may influence COVID-19 lethality? That the degree to which one’s diet is inflammatory or may not determine if it is a lethal disorder or not? For five years I studied factors in the development of dementia and other neurodegenerative disorders with particular reference to environmental and
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. More people with fever and body aches are turning to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to ease symptoms, but the drugs have come under new scrutiny as investigators work to determine whether they are a safe way to relieve the pain of
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Stuck in a food rut, cooking the same old meals over and over again? Here, mindfulness teacher Adamantia Velonis explains how to put wellbeing firmly on the menu You may have heard of ‘mindful eating’ – taking the time to tune-in to the smells, flavours, and textures of our food – but have you considered
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Anyone who lives with diabetes knows that a hangover can wreak havoc not only on productivity and sense of well-being but also on your blood sugars, leaving them unpredictable for hours and even days. When you’ve had too much to drink and you’re feeling hungover, what can you do? This article will touch upon the
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A United Airlines Boeing 737-800 and United Airlines A320 Airbus on seen approach to San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco. Louis Nastro | Reuters United Airlines said the jobs of roughly 14,000 employees are at risk when a second round of federal aid expires this spring, the latest sign of how the industry is struggling
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Novavax say their coronavirus vaccines work better against the coronavirus variant first found in the United Kingdom than the variant that apparently originated in South Africa. Meanwhile, Novavax, whose vaccine is still in development, said it will
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After alarming testing results, the FDA has taken unprecedented action against importing hand sanitizers from Mexico. A new import alert, the first ever category-wide alert issued for an entire country, places all hand sanitizers coming from Mexico under increased scrutiny and FDA entry reviews. This news comes hot on the heels of a rubbing alcohol
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