Nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccines are in sight. That’s right, plural, vaccines. Recently, three companies released some results from their Phase III studies, reporting effectiveness ranging from 70 to 95%. They are Pfizer/BioNTech, AstraZeneca and Moderna. Pfizer and Moderna have formally applied to the FDA for emergency use authorization (EUA). The FDA will
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Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is rising in use within healthcare settings in Western countries as either a replacement for or in addition to conventional Western medicine. According to the National Centre for Complementary and Integrative Health, CAM includes a wide range of non-conventional health practices and products such as dietary supplements, meditation, and chiropractic
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LONDON — The Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine has a “distinct comparative advantage” over other leading candidates, according to the editor-in-chief of The Lancet medical journal. It comes shortly after the vaccine candidate, produced in a collaboration between the University of Oxford and British pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca, was found to be safe and effective in a peer-reviewed
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8 December 2020 — Results of an interim analysis of the Phase III programme conducted by Oxford University with AZD1222, peer-reviewed and published in The Lancet today, demonstrated that the vaccine is safe and effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19 and that it protects against severe disease and hospitalisation. The interim analysis for efficacy was based on 11,636
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PLAINSBORO, N.J., Dec. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – Novo Nordisk today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved an updated label for Saxenda® (liraglutide) injection 3 mg for use in the treatment of obesity in adolescents (12–17 years) with a body weight above 60 kg and an initial body mass index (BMI) corresponding to 30 kg/m2 or greater
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Most autism spectrum disorders have a complex, multifactorial genetic component, making it difficult to find specific treatments. Rett syndrome is an exception. Babies born with this form of the disorder have mutations specifically in the MECP2 gene, causing severe impairment in brain development that primarily affects females. Yet there is still no treatment -; current
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It’s no secret that there’s a lot of wasteful spending in healthcare, and patients have become increasingly frustrated by this as their insurance premiums have skyrocketed. Yet unnecessary procedures are still performed every day in the U.S. — and sometimes patients are harmed as a result. MedPage Today‘s Enterprise & Investigative Reporting team needs your
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A chemotherapy-free investigational combination reduced the risk of disease progression or death versus chemoimmunotherapy with chlorambucil plus obinutuzumab (Gazyva) for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), a phase III trial showed. Among over 400 patients in UNITY-CLL, which involved both treatment-naive and relapsed/refractory disease, median progression-free survival (PFS) reached 31.9 months with umbralisib plus ublituximab
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Struggling to know how to respond to an awkward person in your life? Unspoken tension and passive aggressive behaviour can wear you down, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Our experts have coping strategies and top tips to help you tackle the situation… The chances are we’ve all experienced passive aggressive behaviour in
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Can smoking CBD affect someone’s driving? Study authors who published in JAMA asked that question. Their 22 study participants smoked and all did inhale: cannabis with CBD, cannabis with CBD and THC, cannabis with THC alone, and placebo. Each participant then completed eight driving tests. The authors measured the drug’s effects by how much the
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With the rapid emergence and spread of COVID-19, governments and public health authorities have introduced several non-pharmaceutical measures to slow the spread and reduce infection rates. Recently published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), scientists analyzed reported cases of the spread of COVID-19 at various event
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This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Tom Cirillo Health experts are recommending more than ever that people with diabetes get their flu shot this year to reduce the chances of getting sick with both flu and COVID-19. Learn about your vaccine options, where to get them, and how the flu can affect
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An experimental drug reversed age-related declines in memory and mental flexibility in mice, according to a study from the University of California-San Francisco. The study was peer reviewed and published in the open-access journal eLife. It says the drug, called ISRIB, restored cognitive abilities in older mice and rejuvenated brain and immune cells. “ISRIB’s extremely rapid
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New questionnaire encourages the nation to think holistically when it comes to their mental health and wellbeing In a bid to get more Brits thinking holistically (a whole person approach) about their mental health and maintain positive mental health, Nuffield Health – in partnership with Mental Health Foundation, has launched a new digital questionnaire, Mental
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What effect do cocoa flavanols have on the brain? Bad news has been plentiful in the year 2020. However, as the year draws to a close, a new study published in the journal Nature Scientific Reports, may provide some much needed good news. Is chocolate actually good for your brain (1)? The study examines the
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Dr. Scott Gottlieb, a member of Pfizer‘s board, told CNBC on Tuesday the company’s offers to provide the U.S. additional doses of its coronavirus vaccine in 2021 was declined by the Trump administration. The government in July agreed to a deal with Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech for 100 million doses of their Covid-19 vaccine if
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The world was not ready to face a global health crisis. Almost one year after the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic emerged in China, more than 67.59 million people have been infected globally. During the pandemic’s peak, health care systems were overwhelmed, and health workers were overworked and at a high risk of contracting the
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Treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Supernus Provides Regulatory Update for SPN-812 ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUPN), a pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing products for the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) diseases, today announced a regulatory update for SPN-812 (viloxazine hydrochloride) for the
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FDA Approves Orladeyo (berotralstat) as the First Oral, Once-Daily Therapy to Prevent Attacks in Hereditary Angioedema Patients RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Dec. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: BCRX) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved oral, once-daily Orladeyo (berotralstat) for prophylaxis to prevent attacks of hereditary
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A team of UTSA researchers has discovered that economic implications because of COVID-19 can have a devastating ripple effect on children. Monica Lawson, assistant professor of psychology, Megan Piel, assistant professor of social work and Michaela Simon, psychology graduate student in the UTSA College for Health, Community and Policy, have recently published a research article
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The U.S. drug supply chain works well in the middle, but the beginning and end leave much room for improvement, according to Stephen Schondelmeyer, PharmD, PhD, of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. “When a manufacturer imports a drug into the U.S. and sells it to wholesalers and then it goes to group purchasing organizations
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Emphasize plants Fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains boast powerful cancer-protective benefits due to their vitamin, mineral, and phytonutrient profile. Additionally, many fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants, such as vitamin C and vitamin E, which reduce the risk of damage to healthy cells. The American Institute for Cancer Research recommends making plant foods the main
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