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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia topped U.S. News & World Report’s 2021-2022 list for best hospitals for pediatric diabetes & endocrinology. The number two and three spots went to Boston Children’s Hospital and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, respectively. The Endocrine Society applauded the American Medical Association’s House of Delegates for green-lighting a policy to oppose
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A new study from researchers in the United Kingdom has found that the coronavirus may cause long-term brain loss and could be the reason some COVID-19 patients lose their sense of smell and taste.   “In short, the study suggests that there could be some long-term loss of brain tissue from COVID, and that would
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An intrauterine fracture is a rare finding during routine prenatal imaging. This condition can be due to maternal trauma, genetic disorders of the skeleton, as well as other predisposing maternal metabolic and vascular disorders. Genetic disorders that have previously been reported to cause intrauterine fracture include brittle bone disease (osteogenesis imperfecta or OI), osteopetrosis, hypophosphatasia
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palovarotene Treatment for Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva Ipsen Confirms U.S. FDA Accepts New Drug Application for Palovarotene as the First Potential Treatment Worldwide for Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) PARIS, FRANCE, 28 May 2021 – Ipsen (Euronext: IPN; ADR: IPSEY) today announced that its New Drug Application (NDA) for palovarotene, an oral, investigational, selective RARγ agonist for the
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From appreciating each other and recognising the power of hope, to learning about our planet, we share 10 things to do this July 1. Page-turners The Comfort Book by Matt Haig For most of us, hope is a comforting emotion we rely on during periods of mental ill-health. Matt Haig’s latest book delves into the
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) — Many Americans are relaxing precautions taken during the COVID-19 pandemic and resuming everyday activities, even as some worry that coronavirus-related restrictions were hastily lifted, a new poll shows. The poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public
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Cannabidiol (CBD) is a substance found in marijuana plants. There are various CBD health benefits such as treating and alleviating skin conditions like acne, eczema and psoriasis. For those who want to try unconventional skin treatment options, there are a lot of CBD skincare products that are now available. These have numerous skin benefits due to CBD’s anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.  Acne
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Uveitis is an inflammation of the eye and is a common extra-articular manifestation associated with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). It can cause vision-threatening complications, and if left uncontrolled may even lead to blindness. The majority of children develop uveitis within the first 2 years after arthritis symptom onset, but it can continue into adulthood. This
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First precision therapy that specifically targets the primary driver of the disease Durable clinical responses, including complete remissions, shown in patients with or without prior treatment Full approval supported by robust efficacy and safety data from two clinical trials — CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Blueprint Medicines Corporation (NASDAQ: BPMC) today announced that
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Scientists at Duke-NUS Medical School and National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS), in collaboration with colleagues in Singapore and the UK, have shown that the human form of the signaling protein interleukin 11 (IL-11) has a damaging effect on human liver cells–overturning a prior hypothesis that it could help livers damaged by paracetamol poisoning. The finding,
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Poppy Jamie has lived experience of the damage that striving for perfection can do to our wellbeing. Now, she’s taking that knowledge, as well as a mountain of professional know-how on self-acceptance, and sharing it so we can all embrace our wildest, most imperfect selves There are more than a few words I’d love to
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Vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 are proving quite safe and highly effective in the prevention of COVID-19, especially severe and/or fatal disease. Over half of the U.S. population has initiated immunization and more than three out of four people in the U.S. over the age of 65 have completed vaccination. The promising vaccine roll-out and reductions in
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According to a recent Finnish study, higher levels of moderate and vigorous physical activity can curb arterial stiffening already in childhood. However, sedentary time or aerobic fitness were not linked to arterial health. The results, based on the ongoing Physical Activity and Nutrition in Children (PANIC) Study conducted at the University of Eastern Finland, were
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Understanding cellular metabolism – how a cell uses energy- could be key to treating a wide array of diseases, including vascular diseases and cancer. While many techniques can measure these processes among tens of thousands of cells, researchers have been unable to measure them at the single-cell level. Researchers at the University of Chicago’s Pritzker
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Sustainable gardening doesn’t have a firm, technical definition. It’s the concept of using sustainable gardening techniques that not only cause no harm to the environment, but also typically tend to improve and enhance your garden. Though no one is perfect, and it is near-impossible to practice sustainable garden techniques 100% of the time, any changes
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Palpitations due to premature beats, either ventricular contractions (PVCs) or atrial contractions (PACs), can be extremely vexing even when we know they are benign. For many individuals, these extra-systoles come in waves that are seemingly random and inexplicable. This unpredictability can add to the anxiety they create. A reader recently shared his attempt to sort
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