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FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Regeneron Monoclonal Antibody Cocktail

The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday issued an emergency use authorization to Regeneron for its covid-19 monoclonal antibody cocktail, which is made up of the antibodies casirivimab and imdevimab, citing a reduction in hospitalizations and emergency room visits in patients in a clinical trial as well as a…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Antibodies, Regeneron, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Regeneron Monoclonal Antibody Cocktail


New hydrogel can help with dry mouth relief

A team of scientists from the University of Leeds have developed a new hydrogel that has significant potential for oral care products that can help with dry mouth relief.
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Study recommends key factors to address U.S. health care costs

Structuring negotiations between insurers and providers, standardizing fee-for-service payments and negotiating prices can lower the United States' health care spending by slowing the rate at which healthcare prices increase, according to a Rutgers study.
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International trialists receive prestigious award for research on low-dose aspirin

The international trialists Professors Lars Wallentin, Jan van Gijn, Bo Norrving and Tom Meade were recognized for their work on low-dose aspirin, with the presentation of the International Aspirin Foundation Senior Science Award.
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Researchers propose to make new laser 'blade' for medical scalpels

Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University and Saratov State University teamed up with colleagues from Taiwan and proposed to make a laser 'blade' for a medical scalpel with a specified curved shape using a photonic 'hook'.
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Updated guideline on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy encourages shared decision-making

The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology today released an updated guideline for managing patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM).
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Study suggests neutralizing SARS-CoV-2 antibodies offer protection against reinfection

A new study published in November 2020 on the preprint server medRxiv* indicates that the chances of symptomatic infection are indeed much lower among the population with antibodies to the virus.
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Photos: Golden Valley High turkey giveaway helps 500 families

Donated Thanksgiving meals are bagged and await distribution at Golden Valley High School Sunday afternoon.(photo by Andy Holzman) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Donated Thanksgiving meals are bagged and await distribution at Golden Valley High School Sunday afternoon.(photo by Andy Holzman) Cars line up to receive Thanksgiving meals at Golden Valley High School Sunday afternoon. Some 500 bags of food and turkeys were given away during the event.(photo by Andy Holzm...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Sport, Turkey, Soccer, Community, Local News, Santa Clarita, LA County, San Fernando Valley, Golden Valley, Golden Valley High School, Top Stories LADN, Andy Holzman


Change in attitude towards wildlife consumption in China: Survey

Researchers wanted to explore the current attitudes towards consuming exotic animals several months after the outbreak.
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Pomegranate peel extract shows potential as inhibitor of SARS-CoV-2 virus

Researchers led by first author Relja Suručić from the Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Banja Luka, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, have studied the use of pomegranate peel extracts in preventing infections with SARS-CoV-2.
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Essential physician communication tips to improve the patient experience [PODCAST]

“A majority of physicians see between 11 and 20 patients per day, and among all practices, the majority of doctors spend between 17 and 24 minutes with each patient. Assuming a five-day workweek, this translates to more than 900 patient interactions per year and over 1,066 minutes spent communicating with patients. Today, many of these interactions fall […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Ice Bucket Challenge co-creator Patrick Quinn dies aged 37

Quinn credited with boosting ‘greatest social media campaign in history’, raising more than $220m for ALS researchPatrick Quinn, whose personal battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease helped power the Ice Bucket Challenge fundraising campaign, has died aged 37, seven years after his diagnosis, according to the ALS Association and his supporters on Facebook.Quinn, who was born and grew up in Yonkers, New York, was co-founder of the campaign that raised more than $220m for medical research into amyotroph...
Tags: Health, Science, US news, Quinn, Lou Gehrig, ALS Association, Yonkers New York, Patrick Quinn, Facebook Quinn


Ranking the effectiveness of worldwide COVID-19 government interventions

A recent article, published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour, analyses quantitatively the NPIs implemented in different geographies and their impact on the effective reproduction number, Rt, of COVID-19.
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Analysis shows social distancing helped reduce nosocomial SARS-CoV-2 transmission in London

Recently, a team of researchers from the King's College London, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, and St Thomas' Hospital, London analyzed comprehensive epidemiological and viral nanopore sequence data from 574 patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection confirmed by a PCR test in March 2020.
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Covid in North Dakota: One day inside a rural US hospital’s fight

Staff at a 14-bed hospital in North Dakota tell first-hand their fight to keep friends' family members alive.
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Anti-SARS-CoV-2 hyperimmune globulin produced from convalescent plasma pool has 3-fold antibody neutralizing activity

In a recent study published in the preprint server bioRxiv, researchers from the Grifols Bioscience Research Group reported on the collection of convalescent plasma and production of anti-SARS-CoV-2 hyperimmune globulin for use in clinical research.
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Researchers investigate SARS-CoV-2 transmission chain dynamics in the Nordic countries

To date, the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has affected over 58.52 million individuals and led to more than 1.38 million deaths worldwide. Second waves of the pandemic are still ongoing in many countries with a massive impact on health care systems and economies.
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Study characterizes early chains and patterns of COVID-19 transmission in France

By using data from epidemiological investigations and contact-tracing efforts during the initial phase of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) epidemic in France, researchers were able to appraise secondary clinical attack rates and factors associated with the risk of a contact becoming a case. Their findings are currently available in a medRxiv preprint paper.
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COVID-19 potentially has negative impacts on male fertility

A review recently published in the Journal of Medical Virology has discussed some of the effects that infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) – the agent that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) – may have on male fertility.
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Sage and perilla herbal teas could help to prevent or treat COVID-19

Researchers in Germany have conducted a study demonstrating the potential antiviral effects of commonly consumed herbal teas on severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) – the pathogen that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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CAN AROMATHERAPY HELP YOU GET PREGNANT?

Pregnancy Over 40, Can Aromatherapy Help? I don't know much about aromatherapy except for what I've read. I think we all underestimate the power of our sense of smell. Certain smells can trigger memories and change our moods. Here is an article about how aromatherapy can help boost fertility in men and SEE THE FERTILITY SHOP FOR MORE INFORMATION women: From the article: There are several oils that are reported to help increase fertility. The first is Clary sage, a golden yellow o...
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I am an emergency and critical care physician. I had COVID-19 infection twice and I’m tired.

I am a critical care and emergency medicine physician, I have had COVID-19 infection twice, and I’m tired. My first infection was early on in the pandemic.  I had to place a Blakemore tube in a young man who was going to die from his massive bleeding from cirrhosis.  I didn’t know then that the […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Emergency Medicine, Blakemore, Physician, PA NP, Critical Care, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


I am an emergency medicine physician. I had COVID-19 infection twice and I’m tired.

I am a critical care and emergency medicine physician, I have had COVID-19 infection twice, and I’m tired. My first infection was early on in the pandemic.  I had to place a Blakemore tube in a young man who was going to die from his massive bleeding from cirrhosis.  I didn’t know then that the […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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What Caribbean medical students need to know about the residency match

For students studying at Caribbean medical schools, success in the residency match is a major concern. And it should be, because Caribbean medical students have unique challenges. At the same time, strategizing early in your medical school career can significantly impact your ultimate success. Here are five rules that are critical in residency match success: […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Majority of Australian voters in favour of pill testing, election data shows

Long-running study finds 63% of voters support drug minimisation strategy shunned by governmentsNearly two-thirds of the Australian public are in favour of pill testing at music festivals, new national data shows.The findings, drawn from the Australian National University’s long-running election study, show strong public support for a drug harm minimisation strategy that has largely been shunned by governments across the country despite high-profile cases of deaths at music festivals. Continue r...
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Cope With Anxiety by Getting Curious

Thanks to the pandemic and it being an election year, 2020 has been a rough year for people with anxiety—whether they had an existing diagnosis, or are experiencing that unwanted feeling (and its many side effects) for the first time. A lot of that stems from all the uncertainty we’ve been facing: Not knowing when…Read more...
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Is this the beginning of an mRNA vaccine revolution? | Adam Finn

No one knew whether mRNA technology would work against this virus – but it does. It’s an extraordinary moment for scienceCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe past few months have brought a number of scientific terms to public attention. We’ve had to digest R (a virus’s reproduction number) and PCR (the polymerase chain reaction method of testing). And now there’s mRNA. This last one has featured heavily in recent news reports because of the spectacular results of two n...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, Adam Finn


Do mRNA vaccines for Covid signal a new era in disease prevention? | Adam Finn

No one knew whether mRNA technology would work against this virus – but it does. It’s an extraordinary moment for scienceCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe past few months have brought a number of scientific terms to public attention. We’ve had to digest R (a virus’s reproduction number) and PCR (the polymerase chain reaction method of testing). And now there’s mRNA. This last one has featured heavily in recent news reports because of the spectacular results of two n...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, Adam Finn


Market-driven health care: What you need to know before searching for a position

Breaking down the medical industry As you inch towards your debut as a physician, it’s wise to assess the medical field’s ever-changing landscape before you establish your place within it. There are many factors to consider when evaluating the medical market and how it impacts you personally. Now more than ever, national trends can directly […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Telehealth in underserved populations needs telecommunication expansion

COVID-19 has propelled the nation into widespread telehealth services to provide consumer-based care, especially for those who access this technology. Equity issues arise when using digital communication because many underserved populations lack access to digital and/or mobile services. Inevitably, this brings up the greater concern of an unintentional exacerbation of disparities because low-income groups face […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CR...
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