Month: September 2020

Researchers compared sodium glucose transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors to DPP-4 inhibitors. According to the American Heart Association, people that suffer from diabetes are two to four times more likely to die from heart disease as those without it. Diabetics are more likely to have high blood pressure, cholesterol, body weight, and blood sugar, all of
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Recent cardiac events suffered by patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis (AS) could be tied to whether their hospitals expedited aortic valve replacement (AVR) in select cases or paused these procedures in response to COVID-19, two reports suggested. In the first, a Swiss hospital showed success selecting patients for expedited AVR despite safety concerns during
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Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) appears to stabilize or improve renal function in most patients with severe aortic stenosis and chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to new data from the PARTNER trials. The improvement in renal function was most evident in patients with advanced CKD stage 3B or 4. “Less than 1% of stage 4
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“Ask your doctor if your heart is healthy enough for sex.”  You’ve probably heard this line as a medical disclaimer on TV or the butt of a joke. But there really is a strong connection between heart health and sex. Recent research shows that the question isn’t just whether your heart is strong enough for
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March 16th: The first day of spring break for Thomas Jefferson University. Little did I know… my spring break week would actually turn into a three-and-a-half-month hiatus from my Radiation Therapy program. Haley Zukowski-Echols As a senior in college nearing the end of my program, all I could think about was walking across the Pennsylvania
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September 8, 2020 Print this page Audience: Health Professional, Pharmacy September 8, 2020 — FDA is alerting health care professionals, oncology clinical investigators, and patients that a clinical trial studying the use of atezolizumab (Tecentriq) and paclitaxel in patients with previously untreated inoperable locally advanced or metastatic triple negative breast cancer (mTNBC) showed the drug
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 30 2020 The causes of cerebral palsy have long been debated and often are attributed to in utero infections, premature birth, or brain injury to the baby near or during delivery, usually from a lack of oxygen. But many young children diagnosed with cerebral palsy have not experienced such events.
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Print this page CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep. 29, 2020– Moderna, Inc., (Nasdaq: MRNA) a biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines to create a new generation of transformative medicines for patients, today announced the publication of the second interim analysis of the open-label Phase 1 study of mRNA-1273, its vaccine candidate against COVID-19, in The New
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As the famous saying goes, “You are what you eat,” and it is in fact true that our diet is intimately connected to health outcomes. When it comes to something that we have a lot of control over – our diet – why not take the next steps to make it healthier! This article focuses
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Appalachian State University Source: Google Earth A student attending Appalachian State University died after developing complications from the coronavirus, university officials announced on Tuesday.  Chad Dorrill was attending classes online and living off-campus in Boone, North Carolina, according to a statement from Appalachian State University Chancellor Sheri Everts. The 19-year-old was diagnosed with the coronavirus earlier
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Four postboxes across the UK have been painted black to celebrate Black History Month in October The Royal Mail postboxes located in London, Cardiff, Glasgow and Belfast each feature an image of a previous Royal Mail stamp that honours a significant figure from the Black British community. Faces in history Sitting on Acre Lane, Brixton,
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The number of uninsured adults in the U.S. crept up to 14.5% in 2019, from 13.3% in 2018, according to data from the CDC’s National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). Put into context, the share of adults 18-64 who were uninsured last year was still much lower than the 20.4% of adults who reported being uninsured
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Samson Pavilion in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 28. The first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden took place here Tuesday, September 29. President Donald J. Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden took the stage in Cleveland on Tuesday night in the first of three debates, talking
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While too much alcohol can lead to addiction and other problems, decades of research have connected low and moderate drinking to health benefits, from heart fitness to better cognition. Let’s revisit some of the most common positive effects attributed to alcohol over the years and check whether they’re still supported by hard data. Cognitive health
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 30 2020 Researchers at University of California San Diego report that while Kawasaki disease (KD) occurs in clusters, the traits, and thus the triggers of the inflammatory disease vary among clusters. The findings are published in the September 2020 online issue of The Journal of Pediatrics. “The importance of this
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Posted on October 10, 2017 by Atria Senior Living Experts typically look to the southern hemisphere’s flu season to predict what might happen in the U.S., and this year looks to be challenging. “Australia’s flu season has always been a good indicator of our flu season, and unfortunately it looks as if the flu season
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Treatment for Molybdenum Cofactor Deficiency (MoCD) Type A BridgeBio Pharma And Affiliate Origin Biosciences Announces FDA Acceptance Of Its New Drug Application For Fosdenopterin For The Treatment Of MoCD Type A Print this page SAN FRANCISCO, September 29, 2020 – BridgeBio Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: BBIO) and affiliate Origin Biosciences today announced the US Food and
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Sep 30 2020 ZOSI Analytical, an elite third-party hemp analytical testing laboratory, announced today that it has completed its ISO 17025:2017 assessment with no findings and is now accredited for hemp biomass and hemp product potency testing. Hemp growers, processors and retailers are required to test their products prior to sale or upon request for
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Print this page SEATTLE, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – CTI BioPharma Corp. (Nasdaq: CTIC) today announced that following a recent Pre-NDA meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA” or “the Agency”), the Company has reached an agreement to submit an NDA for the potential accelerated approval of pacritinib as a treatment for myelofibrosis patients with severe thrombocytopenia (platelet count
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