The 24-hour news cycle is just as important to medicine as it is to politics, finance, or sports. At MedPage Today, new information is posted daily, but keeping up can be a challenge. As an aid for our readers and for a little amusement, here is a 10-question quiz based on the news of the
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Tackling rhythm control early, with ablation or antiarrhythmic medication in the first year after atrial fibrillation (Afib) diagnosis, helped outcomes in people with heart failure (HF), a prespecified subanalysis of the EAST-AFNET 4 trial showed. The early strategy cut the composite of cardiovascular death, stroke, or hospitalization for worsening HF or for acute coronary syndrome
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — More than 94% of Washington’s recent COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations have been among not fully vaccinated people, according to a new report from the state Department of Health. The data released Wednesday shows that between February
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. MIAMI (AP) — Hospital admissions of coronavirus patients continue to soar in Florida with at least two areas in the state surpassing the previous peaks of last summer’s surge, prompting calls by local officials for the governor to declare an emergency.
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Treatment for Prader-Willi Syndrome FDA Grants Priority Review for Levo Therapeutics’ New Drug Application for LV-101 (Intranasal Carbetocin) for the Treatment of Prader-Willi Syndrome CHICAGO, IL, July 6, 2021 (Newswire.com) – Levo Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company dedicated to using genetic insights to advance treatments for Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) and related disorders, announced today that the
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Elaine Thompson-Herah’s legacy as the fastest woman in the world continues. On July 31, the Jamaican athlete earned her third gold medal and broke Florence Griffith Joyner’s (Flo-Jo’s) 33-year-old Olympic record in the women’s 100-meter race. Thompson-Herah is 29 years old herself, thus beating a record older than she’s been alive. With a finishing time
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Hydrogen peroxide reacts with copper to produce hydroxyl radicals with strong antibacterial properties. However, this requires high copper concentrations because two copper atoms have to come close together, which occurs by chance. Now, scientists at Tokyo University of Science, Japan, engineered a long polymer with copper-containing side units that create regions with locally high copper
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Some oral contraceptives were associated with greater cardiovascular risk among women with inherited long QT syndrome (LQTS), a registry study showed. Progestin-only oral contraceptive users had a 2.54-fold higher risk (95% CI 1.09-1.51) of a cardiac event compared with LQTS women not on oral contraceptives in multivariate analysis. Beta-blocker use appeared to mitigate that risk,
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In announcing new guidance on Tuesday, the CDC said vaccinated people should wear face masks in indoor public places with “high” or “substantial” community transmission rates of COVID-19. Data from the CDC shows that designation covers 69.3% of all counties in the United States
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Children whose parents regularly smoke or vape marijuana may experience viral respiratory infections, such as the common cold, more frequently than those whose parents do not smoke, according to a study published in the journal Pediatric Research. Researchers from Wake Forest School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado, USA surveyed 1,491 parents and caregivers who
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KENILWORTH & WOODCLIFF, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE) July 22, 2021 — Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, and Eisai Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the combination of Keytruda, Merck’s anti-PD-1 therapy, plus Lenvima, the orally available multiple receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor discovered by
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MyKayla Skinner’s Olympics journey isn’t over yet. The 24-year-old pro gymnast didn’t originally qualify to compete in the Tokyo Games given the two-per-country limitation, but when Simone Biles announced her withdrawal from the individual uneven bars and vault finals on July 30, Skinner was given a second chance. She’ll step in for Biles during the
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The London Ophthalmology Centre (LondonOC) has developed a new, non-invasive technique for the application of Xen stent into the eye to treat acute glaucoma. The micro device and new technique was successfully used to save the sight of former Children’s Laureate, Michael Rosen. Image Credit: London Ophthalmology Centre Mr Vik Sharma (MBBS BSc FRCOphth), Clinical
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While a completely peanut-free environment is difficult to provide in an open baseball stadium where peanuts are sold and consumed by many of the fans, Major League Baseball (MLB) teams are reaching out to the baseball fans with peanut allergies by providing peanut controlled seating for selected games. Here is a comprehensive list of all
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House lawmakers urged the FDA to be more flexible in reviewing potential therapies for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and other neurodegenerative diseases, during a hearing of the House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee on Thursday. Members also stressed the need to increase diversity in and improve access to clinical trials. Each year, 50 million people
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Relaxation of nonpharmaceutical interventions once vaccination of the population has reached a tipping point short of herd immunity can increase the probability of the emergence of a resistant strain that natural selection then favors, according to new findings of a modeling
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Since the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) established its accelerated approval pathway for drugs in 1992, nearly half (112) of the 253 drugs authorized have not been confirmed as clinically effective, an investigation by The BMJ has found. Elisabeth Mahase, clinical reporter at The BMJ, carried out an in depth analysis of FDA data
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If you can’t resist snacking on candy, make the healthier choice by opting for keto-friendly candy and vegan candy. You’ll be able to enjoy its sweet taste minus the unnecessary sugar. Is Candy Bad For You? As per statistics, 268.09 million Americans consumed chocolate and other candies in 2020, which shows how accessible sweets are to people like other junk food.
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Reuniting with a brother or sister is usually expected to lead to a happy ever after – but what happens when it’s not the fairytale ending you wished for? “You don’t get to pick your family,” goes the saying. But while breakups, bereavement, and divorce elicit much-needed sympathy, and an outpouring of support, family estrangement
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COVID-19 vaccination rates varied widely among healthcare personnel (HCP) who worked in long-term care facilities (LTCFs), with less than half of aides vaccinated, researchers found. In March 2021, the highest vaccination rates were seen in physicians and advanced practice providers (75%), while the lowest rates occurred in aides (45.6%), reported James T. Lee, MD, of
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