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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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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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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A new study suggests that the superabundant microbes lining our digestive tract are ultimately our evolutionary partners, shedding light on the hygiene hypothesis. According to this idea, living in increasingly hyper-hygienic environments might contribute to recent spikes in childhood allergies, as these beneficial host-specific microbes are hindered by the plethora of antibacterial home products and
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Everyone has one of those days, now and then, from the minute you wake up, you’re dragging. But for people with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), those days are the norm. People with POTS may look fine, but they feel terrible, making it hard for other people to understand. POTS impacts your autonomic nervous system,
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Choosing a specialty is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in medical school. Everything from your life during medical school, to your life in residency, to your life beyond residency as an attending physician are all dramatically influenced by this singular decision. This is the systematic way to figure out which specialty is
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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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Senior Planet will host a special talk on Preventing Falls on 9/23 at 3pm EST; check the Senior Planet Events Listings here for more details about joining via Zoom.  At first glance, the statistics driving Falls Prevention Awareness Week (Sept. 21-25) sound sobering and well, depressing. From the CDC: “Every second of every day, an
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When chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) develops as a complication of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (alloHSCT), treatment options are limited. New findings show that ruxolitinib (Jakafi) was superior to standard therapy in reducing symptoms of cGVHD in the second-line setting, and the results are potentially practice changing.   The new data, from the REACH3 trial,
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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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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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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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After more than three years of planning, preparation and pilot programs, Harvard Medical School is poised to launch a new medical education curriculum with the incoming Class of 2019. Read the full story at http://hms.harvard.edu/news/pathways-future-medicine Like Harvard Medical School on Facebook: https://goo.gl/4dwXyZ Follow on Twitter: https://goo.gl/GbrmQM Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/s1w4up Follow on LinkedIn: https://goo.gl/04vRgY Website:
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This is a pre-surgical video which describes rotationplasty, who the procedure is appropriate for and possible complications. This video depicts the process of being fitted for a prosthesis and learning to use it. The patient describes her active and satisfying life after rotationplasty, her emotions and the process of adjusting to living with a prosthesis.
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