Following through on a promise made last month, HHS on Thursday formally moved to rescind the Trump administration’s “gag rule” that bars clinicians who receive Title X funding from discussing, offering, or referring patients for abortions. Under President Trump, HHS had instituted the rule in February 2019, requiring “clear financial and physical separation between Title
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A pause in the use of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine will not hamper the country’s immunization efforts, White House officials said Wednesday during a COVID-19 briefing. “I want to be clear that this announcement will not have a significant impact on our vaccination program,” said White House COVID-19 Response Team Coordinator Jeff Zients. “The
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Do you have a favorite flower? It is very difficult for me to choose a favorite, for there is such a vast array of floral beauty! I must say, though, that I am perhaps drawn most to the sunflower. What an amazingly stunning flower. They are unusually tall for a flower, some growing to as
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South San Francisco, CA — April 12, 2021 — Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company’s supplemental Biologics License Application for Xolair (omalizumab) prefilled syringe for self-injection across all approved U.S. indications. Xolair is the only
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A team of scientists recently conducted a large-scale study at Northwell Health, New York, USA, to evaluate the efficacy of neutralizing monoclonal antibody (MAB) therapies in preventing disease progression among patients with mild to moderate coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The findings reveal that the timing of initiating MAB therapy is a crucial factor in determining
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TARRYTOWN, N.Y., April 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Second Phase 3 trial undertaken in collaboration with NIAID to announce results today, both using subcutaneous administration of REGEN-COV in asymptomatic individuals without prior COVID-19 infection Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) today announced positive data from a Phase 3 trial (2069B) of recently infected asymptomatic COVID-19 patients, evaluating REGEN-COV™ (casirivimab with
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For many years, I have treated individuals with substance use disorders. I have found this work to be both gratifying and frustrating. Part of the frustration stems from interactions with governmental agencies and families. The families are, of course, fearful and frustrated. They are watching their loved ones “die” before their eyes and want someone
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To date, vaccination efforts have commenced stemming the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Alongside vaccine campaigns, scientists race to find effective drugs to combat the infection. Researchers at the Human Biology Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Washington, United States, found that the FDA-approved, multi-kinase inhibitor
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High blood pressure causes a lot of stress and tension on the heart and arteries (vessels carrying blood). Chronic high blood pressure, or hypertension that continues for a long period of time, can cause damage to the heart and blood vessels.1 This can result in problems with organs, such as the brain and kidneys, and
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America’s temporary pause in the use of Johnson & Johnson‘s single-dose Covid-19 vaccine will not interfere with President Joe Biden‘s goal of getting the nation to some semblance of normalcy by Independence Day, the dean of Brown University’s School of Public Health said Tuesday. “I think this is going to be a blip on the
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The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted American life in unprecedented ways. School closures, canceled sports leagues, and shelter-in-place orders dramatically changed how children were using their bodies. Pandemic precautions caused children to lead more sedentary lifestyles, as they completed school work virtually and spent less time outdoors. Overall, COVID-19 restrictions and the lack of organized sports
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that Michigan should “close things down” to help address the country’s worst coronavirus outbreak, days after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer instead urged people to voluntarily restrict
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. People fill out forms at a mobile testing site at the Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science amid the coronavirus outbreak in Los Angeles. ATLANTA (AP) — Four historically Black medical schools are getting $6 million to expand coronavirus vaccination
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