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As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic and the lack of clinically effective therapies well over a year after the pandemic was declared, attention is shifting to different ways of strengthening the immune system. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection considerably impacts the immune system through multiple inflammatory responses and a cytokine
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plinabulin Treatment for Neutropenia Associated with Chemotherapy BeyondSpring Announces U.S. FDA Acceptance And Priority Review Of New Drug Application For Plinabulin And G-CSF Combination For The Prevention Of Chemotherapy-Induced Neutropenia (CIN) NEW YORK, June 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BeyondSpring Inc. (the “Company” or “BeyondSpring”) (NASDAQ: BYSI), a global biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of innovative cancer
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The coronavirus disease (COVID-19), caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), continues to spread worldwide. To date, over 177.13 million cases have been reported, and over 3.8 million have lost their lives. Finding effective treatments remains that can mitigate severe disease is a crucial area of scientific research. Drug repurposing for COVID-19
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In the second part of a two-part blog for our special series on living with long-term conditions, Brian Devlin, Ceri Dare, Genna White and Olivia Fulton, the four Cochrane UK Consumer Champions, and Emma Doble, Cochrane UK’s Patient and Consumer Coordinator, reflect on making treatment decisions, what they want healthcare professionals to know, and what they would tell their
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With rigid thresholds for receiving specialist mental health care in place, children and young people are falling through the gaps When it comes to supporting those with mental health problems, early intervention is key to preventing escalation, and yet new findings from charities Young Minds and The Children’s Society have revealed that more than a
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Patient-reported outcomes 2 years after treatment for distal wrist fractures didn’t differ significantly in older patients irrespective of the therapy chosen, including simple casting, a randomized trial showed. That was true even for participants who chose casting and experienced malunion during recovery with visible, permanent deformity, according to Kevin C. Chung, MD, MS, of the
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Lupus images in medical resource materials underrepresent patients with skin of color, based on data from a review of more than 1,400 images published between 2014 and 2019 in materials from a university’s online medical library. Patients with skin of color who develop lupus tend to present earlier and with more severe cases, and often
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The intestinal disease necrotizing enterocolitis is a leading cause of death among premature infants born in the U.S. and across the globe. Characterized by excessive inflammation that can cause tissue decay in the bowels, the disease provides a pathway for infectious and deadly bacteria to enter the bloodstream. Despite four decades of research, effective treatments
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FDA Approves Astepro Allergy (azelastine) Nasal Spray for Over-the-Counter Use WHIPPANY, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE) June 17, 2021– Bayer announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Astepro Allergy (Azelastine HCI .15%) as an over-the-counter (OTC) product for the temporary relief of nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing and itchy nose due to hay
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Covid vaccinator, Petra Moinar, prepares syringes with the AstraZeneca vaccine before it is administered at Battersea Arts Centre on March 8, 2021 in London, England. Chris J Ratcliffe | Getty Images News | Getty Images LONDON — England’s top medical officer has warned that the coming winter will continue to be difficult for the country’s
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A man wearing a protective face mask walks past an indoor waterfall at Jewel Changi Airport in Singapore. Roslan Rahman | AFP | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Singapore’s government said Friday it will further ease Covid-related restrictions next week, but at a slower pace than previously announced as local infections have not declined significantly. The
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Surgeons may soon be able to localize critical regions in tissues and organs during a surgical operation thanks to a new, patent-pending Purdue University biosensor that can be printed in 3D using an automated printing system. Chi Hwan Lee created the biosensor, which allows for simultaneous recording and imaging of tissues and organs during a
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New study results indicate that different comorbid conditions affecting individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 may impact how long they continue to receive positive SARS-CoV-2 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test results. Individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 who are aged 60+, have three or more chronic medical conditions, particularly diabetes, obesity, rheumatologic disease, or an organ transplant, have positive
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When it comes to diagnosing post-COVID conditions (or so-called long COVID), Michael Saag, MD, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, referred to the first line of an old Buffalo Springfield song in a call with clinicians on Thursday. “There’s something happening here. What it is ain’t exactly clear,” Saag said. CDC, which hosted the
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