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Remember the 1995 movie, Billy Madison? The characters discussed shampoos and conditioners and debated which was more important. We’d have told Billy and company that with regards to hair care, both are equally important. Why? While shampoo is in charge of cleaning your hair and scalp, conditioners help restore moisture in your hair, which of
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A majority of hospitals and healthcare facilities surveyed report operating according to “crisis standards of care” as they struggle to provide sufficient personal protective equipment (PPE). For example, in a national survey, 73% of 1083 infection prevention experts said respirator shortages
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Guys, luscious hair isn’t just for the ladies. To keep our manes healthy, it’s important to pick the right products — which means not washing your hair with just anything. You may not need to use shampoo every day, but when you do, you want to make sure it takes care of hair and scalp.
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Prophylactic antifibrinolytic therapy with tranexamic acid (TXA) failed to reduce bleeding during treatment for hematologic malignancies, a first-of-its-kind randomized trial showed. The incidence of grade 2+ bleeding decreased from 48.8% with transfusion plus placebo to 45.4% with TXA in addition to transfusion, a difference that failed to achieve statistical significance. Stratification of patients by allogeneic
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To many pet owners, the news that animals make people feel better is likely not surprising. New research out of the University of South Australia supports what pet owners already know:  These companions have played a bigger role in the Covid-19 pandemic than previously suspected.  Janette Young, PhD, led a team to research the impact pets have had on people stuck
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The effects of pregnancy and birth on a woman’s body do not dispel with time: New research from Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) has found a connection between the number of times a woman has given birth and the way she has aged, as judged by bodily functions.  The researchers found that any effects on aging weren’t seen until
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Yes, I know what you’re thinking. You’ve been able to “use” Epic on your iPad for years now using the Citrix app. But you clearly have not been able to use Epic in a functional way. You could pull up patient charts, review labs, and phone calls, but the process was cumbersome, complicated, and painful.
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The year was 1909. The place was Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. Dr Granville Stanley Hall, first president of the university and of the American Psychological Association (APA), had organized a conference with an impressive list of attendees: psychiatrists Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, philosopher William James, anthropologist Franz Uri Boas, physicist Ernest Rutherford. It
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While just a third of US states have legalized recreational marijuana, Mexico — a country in which drug violence has killed scores of thousands — is moving to legalize marijuana for recreational use.  This legalization will leave America sandwiched between two countries with legal marijuana, Mexico to the south and Canada, which legalized recreational marijuana
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. President-elect Joe Biden says one of the first things he’ll do after taking office in January is ask Americans to wear facial coverings for 100 days to curb the coronavirus. “On the first day I’m inaugurated, I’m going to ask the
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Medical innovation often comes fast, but mainstreaming those discoveries into the clinic can come slowly. When the last federal asthma treatment guidelines were released in 2007, George W. Bush was president and the first iPhone was two months old. For a condition that affects over 24 and a half million Americans — almost 8% of
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WASHINGTON — Clinicians could have a lot more services to offer Medicare patients under a new value-based regional direct contracting program announced Thursday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). “From a high-level standpoint, the agency has been focused on value-based care from Day 1, and it’s enjoyed bipartisan support,” CMS Administrator Seema
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Some decisions are etched in stone, or in this case, hair dye. Whether the salon employees already know you as a regular or you’re someone who likes to take the at-home, DIY route, we think you’d agree that once you make the color-it decision, reversing it is generally not an option.  But maintaining that color?
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A couple wearing masks ice skate in solitude at dusk in Huntington Beach, California, on December 1. California, like the rest of the nation, is seeing a dramatic rise in COVID infections and deaths — and Los Angeles County has some of
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Whether you’re someone who gets sunburned walking to your car or who just wants to avoid the chemicals in regular sunscreen, you might find using a natural sunscreen could be your best bet for protecting your skin, even if it’s just for everyday use.  But let’s define “natural” first. Despite the FDA’s lack of regulation
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Any skin-care routine worth following includes a moisturizer worth buying: a moisturizer is a mainstay in any effective skin care regimen. This is because a good product rehydrates your skin, trapping the existing water in the skin to plump and protect it. This keeps your skin healthy, glowing, and of course, looking young. The problem
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More children visited urgent care and retail health clinics in 2019 compared with years prior, but disparities related to which children are accessing these clinics are emerging, according to data from the National Health Interview Survey. Nationally, 26.4% of children visited urgent care and retail health clinics, typically located in grocery stores or pharmacies, at
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“Help is on the way.”  That was the message from UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock this morning, announcing that the United Kingdom has become the first Western country to grant emergency approval for the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine. The vaccine The newly approved vaccine was jointly developed by US-based pharmaceutical firm Pfizer and Germany’s BioNTech. Pfizer
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Can you find joy in prison? This question resonates in my mind each day I pass through the prison gatehouse. The gatehouse is a physical barrier and a mental one, separating the outside from the inside, seceding the lives of people who guard and care for inmates from the lives of those within. Each morning,
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