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Small Win for IL-6 Drug; 200K Deaths at Hand; Armed Citizens vs COVID Testing

(MedPage Today) -- Note that some links may require registration or subscription. IL-6 inhibitor tocilizumab (Actemra) showed a modest benefit in hospitalized COVID-19 patients, Genentech announced Friday. AstraZeneca on Saturday released its...
Topics: Astrazeneca

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How to have a coronavirus social routine that's as meticulous as Dr. Fauci's

Dr. Anthony Fauci. ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci works 7 days a week, breaking only to eat. But he makes sure to regularly power-walk with his wife, and occasionally have dinner with a few friends outdoors. He is...

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Researchers find cardiovascular health similarities between chimpanzees, humans

Doctors like to remind patients not to monkey around with their health, suggesting that a good diet and regular exercise improve longevity.
Topics: Medical Research, Cardiology, Diet

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AstraZeneca Vaccine Trial Still on Hold in US Amid Reports of 2nd Neurological Disease Case

The Testing of the chimpanzee adenovirus-based vaccine had been repeatedly called into question for the “dangerous” lack of sufficient trials on chimp viruses as well as the unclear consequences of the new technology. The trials of AstraZeneca...
Topics: Astrazeneca, Vaccines, Virus, Virology

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Google searches to buy chloroquine spiked by 442% following Donald Trump and Elon Musk’s...

A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that the American public is highly susceptible to endorsements from public leaders regarding unproven COVID-19 drug therapies — even when such drugs have been linked to fatal poisonings.Although...
Topics: Google, Donald Trump, Medical Research

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Chargers' Tyrod Taylor Taken to Hospital After Suffering Chest Pains

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor was taken to the hospital with chest pains shortly before Sunday's loss against the Kansas City Chiefs, head coach Anthony Lynn announced...

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Researchers develop simple method to 3-D print milk products

Researchers from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) have developed a method to perform direct ink writing (DIW) 3-D printing of milk-based products at room temperature while maintaining its temperature-sensitive nutrients.
Topics: Medical Research

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Your cells look young for their age, compared to a chimp's

Many humans live to see their 80s, some even reach 100. But chimpanzees rarely make it past 50, despite sharing 99% of our genetic code. While modern medicine has added years to human lifespans, a study points to a more ancient explanation why...
Topics: Genetics, Medical Research

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Archaeology uncovers infectious disease spread 4000 years ago

New bioarchaeology research has shown how infectious diseases may have spread 4000 years ago, while highlighting the dangers of letting such diseases run rife.
Topics: Medical Research

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Neoadjuvant IO Yields Deep Responses in Head and Neck Cancer

(MedPage Today) -- Preoperative checkpoint inhibition led to deep responses in select patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) with mostly human papillomavirus (HPV)-negative disease, a small, single-arm study found. Among 29...
Topics: Cancer, Oncology, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Medical Research

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People are swarming Amazon for these 23¢ face masks and FDA-authorized KN95 masks

Want the #1 best-selling coronavirus face masks on Amazon's entire site? They're on sale right now for just 23¢ each, which is a new all-time low price by a big margin. You should definitely take advantage of that great deal, but there's an...
Topics: Amazon, Food And Drug Administration

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Focusing on cause, not effect, could unblock Alzheimer’s research, scientists hope

by Ian Le Guillou Over one hundred years since psychiatrist Alois Alzheimer described the hallmarks of the disease that bears his name, significant gaps in our understanding of how and why the disease develops mean that we still do not have...
Topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Medical Research

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HHS Secretary Azar: All New Regulations Now Have To Go Through Me

Every day, we see authoritarianism and corruption spread ever outward with this gang. Now, are we really supposed to believe anything they say at HHS? I gotta tell you, I worked for an FDA compliance firm, and even under the best of circumstances,...
Topics: Food And Drug Administration

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“Face Time,” by Lorrie Moore

Fiction by Lorrie Moore: “He was clearly hallucinating, agitated, imagining he was a prisoner of war; that was what it must have felt like to him—the cruel isolation, the medicine, the lights, the strange machines all around.”

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Wildfires Don't Just Destroy Buildings - They Poison Water Supplies, Too

Andrew J. Whelton, Caitlin R. Proctor Health, Americas Community building codes are inadequate to prevent wildfire-caused pollution of drinking water and homes. Less than halfway through the 2020 wildfire season, fires are burning large swaths of...

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Could a Century-Old TB Shot Protect Against Other Respiratory Diseases?

A trial in Greece shows a long-used tuberculosis vaccine may cut respiratory infections, raising hopes for similar protection against Covid-19.
Topics: Tuberculosis, Vaccines

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The Best Creams and Tools for Removing Hair: Creams, Wax, and More

Shaving can cause razor burn and ingrown hairs. These alternative options might be better for your skin—and sanity.

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Sleep Duration Tied to Cognitive Decline

(MedPage Today) -- Global cognitive function declined faster in people with either very short or very long sleep duration than in people who slept 7 hours a night, combined data from England and China showed. Over 100,000 person-years of follow...

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Many practitioners are not prescribing HIV prevention medication

Only about 54% of medical practitioners surveyed say they have prescribed pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, to HIV-vulnerable patients, according to a new study.
Topics: HIV, Virus, Medical Research

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National Physician Suicide Awareness Day: Let’s try to dig a little deeper for more love

We wrote this blog on National Physician Suicide Awareness Day. As a chapter wellness champion for the American College of Physicians, I have spent the past few months planning on what this September should entail. From Webinars to Facebook pages to...
Topics: Webinars, Facebook, Social Media

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