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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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Thrombophilic patients who have had an ischemic stroke and have a patent foramen ovale (PFO) benefit from having the PFO closed, a new study suggests. “To the best of our knowledge, this is the largest prospective study on recurrent events in hypercoagulable patients with PFO associated embolism,” the authors, led by Kai Liu, MD, Massachusetts
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Researchers at the University of Vermont have developed a model to gauge the safety of open schools. Reopening schools during the COVID-19 pandemic has been a topic of much debate and concern. Prolonged school closures may have lasting effects on child health and development. Many working or disadvantaged parents and caregivers rely on school systems
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During this unprecedented time of COVID-19, it is especially important for the millions of people managing their diabetes to be conscious of the ongoing climate and how it may impact their daily routine. In this “new normal,” diabetes tracking and management can look different from person to person. From incorporating healthy habits daily to maintaining
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Experts in public health offered quick praise for President-elect Joe Biden’s choice of a noted HIV expert to lead the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, describing this as a key post in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr Rochelle Walensky. Image courtesy of Mass. General Hospital Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH, chief of the Division of Infectious
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A study conducted by the University of North Carolina and City University New York found that the majority of those who developed anxiety during the pandemic were facing financial problems. Nearly half, 45 %, of participants reported loss of income due to the pandemic and 17% reported losing their job. The study, which has not
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A recently published review uses various studies to look into the effect of vitamin E on stroke risk. Globally, 55 million people die from a stroke every year. There are two different types of stroke, ischaemic and haemorrhagic, where either blood is blocked from the brain, or bleeding occurs in the brain. As the proportion
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Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Monday he has avoided indoor dining during the coronavirus pandemic over safety concerns. “On a personal level, I’ve gone to many big-box stores properly masked, and I wear a high-quality mask when I go out. I will not eat indoors in a restaurant,” Gottlieb said on “Squawk Box.” “I’ve been eating
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE) December 5, 2020 — Syros Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SYRS), a leader in the development of medicines that control the expression of genes, today announced new clinical data from its Phase 2 trial evaluating SY-1425, its first-in-class selective retinoic acid receptor alpha (RARα) agonist, in combination with azacitidine in two acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patient
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Treatment for Opioid Overdose Adamis Pharmaceuticals Receives a Complete Response Letter from the FDA Regarding Zimhi SAN DIEGO, Nov. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: ADMP) (“Adamis”) today announced that after the close of business and the U.S. markets on November 13th, it received a Complete Response Letter (CRL) from the U.S.
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South San Francisco, CA — December 1, 2020 — Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gavreto™ (pralsetinib) for the treatment of adult and pediatric patients 12 years of age and older with advanced or metastatic rearranged during
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Researchers at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have identified a new target in the development of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) that could lead to therapies focused on treating the neurodegenerative condition early in its progression. The discovery helps bolster a promising approach to AD research: finding and manipulating processes earlier in the disease’s
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New therapies and devices for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) were approved in 2020 and researchers continued to explore expanding the definition of disease beyond spirometry. But 2020 was dominated by the struggles managing the care of highly vulnerable COPD patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID Paradox The delivery of routine components of COPD care,
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Depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts may not be recognized in pediatric epilepsy patients and may occur more frequently than previously thought, a single-center study suggested. In a group of children and adolescent epilepsy patients ages 10 and older, 41.2% reflected symptoms of depression, 33.3% showed signs of anxiety, and 10.9% said they had suicidal thoughts,
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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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This content originally appeared on Sugar-Free Mom. Republished with permission. If you’d agree with me that appetizers don’t have to be full of carbs to be fantastically delicious, then you will be nothing more than delighted to make these keto stuffed mushrooms. The hardest part, which isn’t hard at all in fact, is simply cooking the
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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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