Month: March 2021

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) — especially when coupled with other approaches such as overdose education and naloxone distribution (OEND) and contingency management — appeared beneficial to those with opioid use disorder (OUD) in a modeling study, while remaining cost-saving for healthcare providers in comparison to no treatment. While MAT was only modestly effective in terms of
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Stephen Manderson, aka Professor Green, is on a mission to help people improve their gut health, and being honest about what’s happening inside is a good place to start Stephen Manderson is a man on a mission. He wants more people to talk. Specifically, he wants them to talk about gut health, bowel movements and
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Two drugs, a dietary supplement, and some devices have been recalled for mislabeled dosages, hidden ingredients, possible injuries and more. The recalled items span uses for high blood pressure, herpes infections, sexual enhancement, pre-surgical swabs and children’s cardiac surgery The first recall is for telmisartan, brand name Micardis, which is used to control high blood
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Researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center have developed a new framework for different factors influencing how a child’s brain is “wired” to learn to read before kindergarten. This may help pediatric providers identify risks when the brain is most responsive to experiences and interventions. This “eco-bio-developmental” model of emergent literacy, described in the journal
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One of the ways we support and encourage our staff at the cancer center is to periodically offer a “blessing of the hands”. We have also offered a “blessing of the hands” to our caregivers. This is a time where we give thanks for the work and care of the hands that provide and tend to
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CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky speaks to the press after visiting the Hynes Convention Center FEMA Mass Vaccination Site on March 30, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. Erin Clark | Pool | Getty Images The highly contagious variant first identified in the U.K. is starting to become the predominant strain in many regions of the U.S.,
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Scientists have discovered a new genetic disease, which causes some children’s brains to develop abnormally, resulting in delayed intellectual development and often early onset cataracts. The majority of patients with the condition, which is so new it doesn’t have a name yet, we’re also microcephalic, a birth defect where a baby’s head is smaller than
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News FDA Alerts Namoo Enterprise LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of PremierZen Black 5000 Due to the Presence of Undeclared Sildenafil and Tadalafil March 26, 2021 Audience: Consumer March 26, 2021 — Little Ferry, NJ, Namoo Enterprise LLC is voluntarily recalling all lots within expiry of PremierZen Black 5000 capsules to the consumer level. FDA
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The ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), is now established to be more likely to lead to symptomatic and serious illness in males relative to females. This may extend as far back as pregnancy, suggests a recent study released on the bioRxiv* preprint server. Male
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HOUSTON, March 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ – Moleculin Biotech, Inc., (Nasdaq: MBRX) (Moleculin or the Company), a clinical stage pharmaceutical company with a broad portfolio of drug candidates targeting highly resistant tumors and viruses, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has approved its request for Fast Track Designation for its drug, Annamycin, for
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For people with diabetes, eating habits need to be strictly monitored or they risk experiencing damaging and even fatal health effects. High sugar foods in particular, are very risky for diabetics. So, is honey good for diabetics? Mismanagement of diabetes can be fatal Diabetes is a disease where your body is unable to regulate blood
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Author Nikesh Shukla reveals how his writing career has shaped him as a person, and why he’s sharing his most vulnerable self through his words… When Nikesh Shukla is asked to introduce himself on Happiful’s podcast ‘I am. I have’, he pauses for a moment. “I always feel weird answering these questions, because my natural
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Two-thirds of epidemiologists from leading academic institutions say the world will need new or modified vaccines for COVID-19 within a year, new research show.. In a survey of 77 epidemiologists from 28 countries by the People’s Vaccine Alliance, 66.2% predicted the
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Too often, contends UMass Lowell faculty researcher Brenna Morse, children with complex chronic medical conditions spend days in the hospital undergoing tests for what could be a simple diagnosis. The challenges include, she says, some children with medical complexities, such as severe neurological conditions and functional impairments, cannot easily signal that they are in pain
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maralixibat Treatment for Cholestatic Pruritus in Patients with Alagille Syndrome Mirum Pharmaceuticals Announces FDA Acceptance of New Drug Application and Priority Review for Maralixibat in Alagille Syndrome FOSTER CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mar. 29, 2021– Mirum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: MIRM) announced today that its New Drug Application (NDA) for maralixibat, an oral apical sodium dependent bile acid transporter (ASBT)
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Vaccination efforts started in late 2020 in an attempt to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). To date, more than 128 million people have been infected with SARS-CoV-2. Of these, over 2.8 million people have died and 72.54 million have recovered. Currently,
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VANCOUVER, Washington, March 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – CytoDyn Inc. (OTC.QB: CYDY), (“CytoDyn” or the “Company”), a late-stage biotechnology company developing Vyrologix™ (leronlimab-PRO 140), a CCR5 antagonist with the potential for multiple therapeutic indications, is pleased to announce further results from its CD12 trial of severe-to-critically ill patients with COVID-19. Upon further statistical analysis of the critically
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Cardiovascular disease is the major cause of mortality worldwide.1 In recent years, the mortality associated with cardiovascular disease has decreased in developed countries, however, it is rising in developing countries where the use of preventative medication is lower.2 Cardiovascular disease refers to a range of diseases involving the heart and blood vessels. For example, coronary
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Randall Friese, MD, has an unusual item on his resumé in his bid for a congressional seat in Arizona, which he announced on March 25: He was the trauma surgeon on duty on Jan. 8, 2011, when former congresswoman Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.) was transported to the emergency department after being shot — along with 18
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