In late December 2019, a novel pneumonia-like lung infection was reported in the Chinese province of Hubei. This, in turn, led to the ongoing coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) pandemic. COVID-19 is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which is closely related to SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) and MERS (the Middle East Respiratory
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Around 16.5 million adults in the U.S. have eczema.1 And of those, 6.6 million have moderate-to-severe eczema. Atopic dermatitis is the most common type of eczema. But despite such a large number of people with eczema, it’s still widely misunderstood. October is National Eczema Awareness Month. We can work together to spread eczema awareness and
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Medicare open enrollment is upon us for 2022. If you are a Medicare recipient, this is the time of year when you can make (some) changes to your Medicare coverage. What can I change? You can change your Medicare part D (drug) plan. You can change to a different Medicare advantage plan. You can switch
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In this article WBA A person enters a Walgreens store in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Walgreens Boots Alliance CEO Roz Brewer said the drugstore is taking a hard look at whether it will continue to sell cigarettes and tobacco products as it
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A recent study, published in the preprint server, medRxiv*, analyzes real-world data using artificial intelligence to provide insights into using ondansetron, an antiemetic agent, among severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) positive patients. Study: Ondansetron use is associated with lower COVID-19 mortality in a Real-World Data network-based analysis. Image Credit: Sonis Photography/ Shutterstock SARS-CoV-2
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This is the main story in a series examining how trends in healthcare ownership are impacting physician practice. Click here for a sidebar on what physician autonomy means today, and here for a sidebar on how private equity in particular is driving employment trends. Sterling Ransone, Jr., MD, is a third-generation family physician. But even
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Untreated PD-L1 non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Patients with previously untreated, PD-L1-selected, locally advanced, unresectable, or metastatic NSCLC are sought for a phase 3 trial comparing pembrolizumab to the investigational immunotherapies ociperlimab (an anti-TIGIT antibody) and tislelizumab (an anti-PD-1 checkpoint inhibitor). Participants will be treated until death or progression of disease, whichever comes first, up
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There has been a considerable amount of controversy surrounding whether pregnant women with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are at a higher risk for poor outcomes for themselves and their babies. A recent study suggests the answer depends on the presence of symptoms at near term. “Most pregnancy and delivery outcomes were similar between COVID-19-positive
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In an unprecedented effort to address the harmful effects of structural racism on health, 60 predominantly Black neighborhoods in Philadelphia will be part of an ambitious study to assess the impact of a multi-component intervention addressing both environmental and economic injustice on health and well-being, led by Penn Medicine researchers Eugenia C. South, MD, MHSP,
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Posted on October 8, 2021 by Admin The health, wellbeing and happiness of Atria residents and their families are of the utmost importance to us – which is why we take their feedback seriously. To that end, we send out surveys to our communities twice a year to gauge the opinions and insights of the world’s wisest people.   We’re excited
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In this article WBA Elizabeth Holmes, the founder and former CEO of blood testing and life sciences company Theranos, arrives for the first day of her fraud trial, outside Federal Court in San Jose, California. September 8, 2021. Nick Otto | AFP | Getty Images SAN JOSE, CALIF. — A defense attorney for embattled Theranos
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The National Institutes of Health is funding bold, new research ideas that focus on interventions to address health disparities and advance health equity. Eleven grants were awarded to support the work of exceptionally creative researchers across the United States through the NIH Common Fund’s Transformative Research to Address Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity initiative
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[embedded content] They say being a doctor is great — you’ll help people, make a lot of money, and work reasonable hours. But that isn’t the case for every doctor specialty. These are the specialties to consider if you’re looking for lifestyle — high pay and low hours. The ROAD specialties, standing for radiology, ophthalmology,
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. New data on COVID vaccination in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients has shown a reduced humoral response in patients treated with the anti-CD20 antibodies ocrelizumab or rituximab, but not in those receiving the similar product, ofatumumab. The results also show a reduced
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Sometimes, no matter how much we take care of ourselves, we still get sick out of nowhere. The same goes for our pet dogs, but unlike us, they suffer in silence as they are unable to say if something’s wrong. As dog owners, we must be aware of which conditions, illnesses and diseases are most likely to affect our beloved pets. It’s our responsibility to
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A new research study, published in the journal Brain, explores the occasional link between SARS-CoV-2 and Guillain-Barre syndrome. Following SARS-COV-2 infection, doctors have reported over 90 cases of patients with central and peripheral neurological disorders, including Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS). GBS is a rare autoimmune disorder where the immune system attacks the nerves, causing muscle weakness
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The World Health Organization’s recommendation of broad deployment of the first malaria vaccine among children in Sub-Saharan Africa has been widely celebrated, but scientists warn it could face hurdles in its acquisition and distribution by endemic countries. The WHO on Wednesday recommended extensive use of the RTS,S vaccine among children in Sub-Saharan Africa and other
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Are you one of the over 50 million Americans who experiences allergies each year? Signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction can range from a bothersome stuffy/runny nose, sneezing, and itchy/watery eyes to a rash, difficulty swallowing and anaphylaxis. What actually happens during an allergic reaction? Is there a way to treat the cause? We’ll
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The shrinking U.S. workforce during the Covid pandemic is “going to cripple” the economic recovery, billionaire investor and businessman Barry Sternlicht warned Wednesday. The founder of Starwood Capital Group, which operates hotels as part of its broader portfolio, said the federal government should pay people go back to work, not to stay home. “The whole
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