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Intranasal zavegepant, a third-generation calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) receptor agonist, is effective and well tolerated in the treatment of acute migraine, new research shows. In a randomized dose-ranging, placebo-controlled, phase 2/3 trial, investigators found both the 10-mg and 20-mg doses of the drug were associated with pain freedom in more than 20% of patients and
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Changing dietary habits is often a strategy used to help control diabetes. Fiber is an important part of a healthy diet and has many health benefits. Current food recommendations include eating about 25 or more grams of fiber a day for women and 35 or more grams for men. For those with diabetes, even more
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Last year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced an ambitious plan: to create a ‘cervical cancer-free future’. The potential reward is huge. If we succeed, cervical cancer will become the first cancer to be ‘eliminated’ on this scale. But right now, around the world, someone dies every 2 minutes from cervical cancer, with lower resource
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April 16, 2021 — Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration revoked the emergency use authorization (EUA) that allowed for the investigational monoclonal antibody therapy bamlanivimab, when administered alone, to be used for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adults and certain pediatric patients. Based on its ongoing analysis of emerging scientific data, specifically the
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PRINCETON, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– April 16, 2021 Opdivo is the first and only immunotherapy in combination with chemotherapy to deliver superior overall survival versus chemotherapy alone in a trial of this patient population1 U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approves Opdivo® (nivolumab) in Combination with Chemotherapy for Patients with Advanced or Metastatic Gastric Cancer, Gastroesophageal Junction Cancer, and Esophageal Adenocarcinoma, Regardless
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April 16, 2021 Audience: Consumers April 16, 2021 — Sanit Technologies LLC d/b/a Durisan announces a voluntary recall expansion of its Durisan Antimicrobial Hand Sanitizer, NonAlcohol products in various sizes listed to now include products that have not yet expired. The products are being recalled due to out of specification microbial contamination. The issue was
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Hospitalized COVID-19 patients with acute neurologic syndromes and signs had a much higher risk of death, the Global Consortium Study of Neurological Dysfunction in COVID-19 (GCS-NeuroCOVID) study showed. Mortality was nearly six times higher in hospitalized COVID-19 patients with clinically verified neurologic manifestations than in hospitalized COVID-19 patients with or without neurologic features (OR 5.99,
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The pause on the Johnson & Johnson Covid 19 vaccine should last days, not weeks, according to CDC and FDA officials.  In a 37-minute online briefing Tuesday, government health officials said pausing administering the J&J vaccine will give scientists time to investigate what appears to be an autoimmune response that leads to cerebral venous sinus
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Two new large international studies have found relatively low rates of stroke in patients hospitalized with COVID-19.   One study showed a stroke rate of 2.2% among patients with COVID-19 admitted to intensive care in 52 different countries. Another found a
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Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration revoked the emergency use authorization (EUA) that allowed for the investigational monoclonal antibody therapy bamlanivimab, when administered alone, to be used for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adults and certain pediatric patients. Based on its ongoing analysis of emerging scientific data, specifically the sustained increase of SARS-CoV-2
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In focused attempts to bring an end to the deadly spread of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the cause of the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, two new mRNA vaccines were rolled out after receiving emergency use authorization (EUA) by the US Food and Drugs Administration (FDA). The mRNA vaccines Both
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Black patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) or neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) may respond differently to common MS treatment compared to their White peers, new research suggests. In a study of almost 200 patients, Black participants with MS or NMOSD showed significantly more rapid B-cell repopulation 6 to 12 months after receiving anti-CD20 infusion therapy
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The COVID-19 pandemic was linked with a global decline in the volume of stroke hospitalizations, intravenous thrombolysis (IVT), and interfacility IVT transfers, a researcher reported. From March to June 2020, stroke admissions declined by 11.5% at 457 worldwide centers versus 4 months immediately before the pandemic, according to Thanh Nguyen, MD, of Boston University School
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It’s been a year since Covid-19 reached American shores, but frontline workers are still struggling to find proper protection. Despite increases in production and drastic measures to expand the supply, shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) haven’t disappeared. If anything, the situation has become more confusing as emergency rules linger, counterfeits litter the market, and
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Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center . Add another potential benefit to getting the recommended amount of physical activity each week — people who exercised regularly and then tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 were less likely to experience more severe COVID-19 outcomes, a new study shows. Importantly, even people who
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President Joe Biden puts his hand on a man’s shoulder during a visit to a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination site at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia, U.S., April 6, 2021. Kevin Lemarque | Reuters The Biden administration is preparing for the potential need of Covid-19 vaccine booster shots, though nothing is certain, a top
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