Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. After 2 months of record-breaking numbers, COVID-19 cases appear to be flattening across California. But now, a new worry has emerged: A California-specific variant of the coronavirus. Three previously identified variants have been termed “variants of concern” because each contains clusters
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Pregnancy and childbirth are especially high-risk periods for mental ill-health. The mobile health program called Essential Coaching for Every Mother (ECEM) was designed to meet the needs of mothers during this critical time, but its introduction was delayed because of the onset of the pandemic. A recent preprint posted to the medRxiv* server describes the
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FDA Approves Verquvo (vericiguat) for Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction KENILWORTH, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Verquvo, a soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC) stimulator, to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death and heart failure hospitalization
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Jane Lee MD winces as she gets a Covid-19 shot in Weymouth, Massachusetts. MediaNews Group/Boston Herald via Getty Images | MediaNews Group | Getty Images Vaccine skepticism and outright anti-vaccination sentiment has become rife in recent months, with more members of the public questioning not only the efficacy of vaccines, but their development practices, safety
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Jan 21 2021 SPT Labtech, a global leader in the design and development of automated instrumentation and consumables for life science applications, announces the acquisition of Apricot Designs Inc., headquartered in Covina, California. Apricot Designs has established a 30-year track record supporting increasingly complex and evolving laboratory research requirements with the design and manufacture of
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New York and Mainz, Germany, January 20, 2021 — Today, Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and BioNTech SE (Nasdaq: BNTX) announced results from an in vitro study that provides additional data on the capability of sera from individuals immunized with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine BNT162b2 to neutralize the SARS-CoV-2 U.K. strain, also known as B.1.1.7 lineage or VOC 202012/01. The results were published
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We explore the Dutch concept that embraces the true art of doing nothing, on purpose… We’re so accustomed to defining our worth by how busy we are that the art of relaxation has been lost for many of us. But while this idea of ‘free time’ might not be familiar territory, it’s essential ground to
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[embedded content] Mikhail Varshavski, DO, who goes by “Doctor Mike” on social media, is a board-certified family medicine physician at the Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center in Summit, New Jersey. Watch him rank medical television show from least accurate to the most. Following is a rough transcript: Mikhail Varshavski, DO: Let’s get started. #
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The national rate of methamphetamine overdose deaths shot up significantly between 2011 and 2018, particularly among non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaska Native communities, new research shows. Rates rose for both men and women but more so among men, the study found. The spike in these deaths underscores the need for culturally tailored prevention and treatment
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“Check on your friends who bit into a ham and cheddar hot pocket thinking it was pepperoni pizza” the official Hot Pockets account joked over Twitter in mid-January. This little joke became oddly prescient in the wake of a massive recall of pepperoni Hot Pockets. In fact, a more appropriate warning would have been to
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Working out to improve physical health may be one of your top priorities, but did you know that a workout can also be beneficial for your mental health? It is well-established that regular exercise is an amazing preventative measure for many of the health issues that can develop over the course of a lifetime. The
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This content originally appeared here. Republished with permission. Soup, it’s what’s for dinner! In the cold winter months, it’s already dark before we sit down to eat dinner, and on those days, there’s just something comforting and cozy about a steaming hot bowl of soup. This Sausage and Tortellini Soup is everything I want this
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Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement. ….get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Begin each day with a grateful heart.~ Abraham Heschel The above quote is one I have above my bathroom mirror. It has known many homes since I
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A recent study published in the journal The Lancet has revealed that self-reported use of face masks together with social distancing has a considerable impact on controlling the transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in the United States. Moreover, the urge to wear a face mask has been found to increase independently
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A study published recently in the journal Viruses has identified a potent diuretic ethacrynic acid as an efficient inhibitor of the main protease of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). This drug can be potentially repurposed to treat coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Background SARS-CoV-2,  the causative agent of COVID-19, is a single-stranded, positive-sense RNA
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Greetings card marketplace thortful commissioned new initiative to encourage freelance and independent creatives to create their own Valentine’s Day card designs, to show their love for the NHS The initiative, which received an overwhelming response, saw designers respond to a One Minute Briefs challenge on Twitter, calling for creative ideas to reflect the love we
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Simone Gold, MD, JD, founder of the notorious pro-hydroxychloroquine, anti-vaccine group America’s Frontline Doctors, was arrested Sunday for participating in storming the U.S. Capitol earlier this month, according to the Department of Justice. Following Gold’s confirmation that she entered the Capitol building during the riot on Jan. 6, DOJ officials arrested her in California on
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Patients with borderline resectable pancreatic cancer (PDAC) are often treated with chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or both before undergoing surgery, but the optimal regimen in this setting is controversial. New results suggest that the reference regimen should be neoadjuvant therapy with modified FOLFIRINOX (oxaliplatin 85 mg/m2, irinotecan 180 mg/m2, leucovorin 400 mg/m2, and infusional 5-fluorouracil 2400 mg/m2
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With both Covid-10 vaccines now in distribution, more shots are reaching more arms. But, more shots yield more data, more reactions, and hence, more problems. Are the vaccines still safe? Despite news that one lot of the Moderna vaccine given in one California clinic had caused severe reactions in people numbering in the single digits,
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Educators can have a profound impact on our lives. One Welsh teacher’s impact extended beyond the classroom. That’s why her fellow educators are donating to a breast cancer awareness fundraiser started in her memory. When Dawn Wilson was diagnosed with breast cancer, she took her passion for teaching in another direction: spreading awareness about the
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