Oral health is important to whole body health, but can healthy teeth be yellow? And what causes yellow teeth? Many studies have shown your smile plays a direct role in how others perceive and accept you, especially during childhood and adolescence. Your smile affects your self esteem. While there is no universal perfect smile, research
A recent study examined the effects of engaging in meaningless versus meaningful activities on levels of wellbeing during social distancing. Psychologists have been concerned about the potential negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on people’s wellbeing. Some have suggested, for instance, that the fear of acquiring the COVID-19 virus may have serious psychological consequences. Other
If you’ve ever gone to your doctor for strep throat, an ear infection, or any other type of bacterial infection, they likely prescribed you antibiotics like penicillin. How was penicillin discovered, how does it work, and what is its role in modern medicine? Antibiotics, also known as anti-bacterial medications, are prescription drugs that help treat
Hives (Urticaria) is one of the most common skin conditions, characterized by red, swollen, itchy skin rashes that can appear anywhere on the body. Treatment for hives can include prescription or over-the-counter medications; in some cases, natural remedies for hives may provide some benefit. Hives are generally triggered by allergic reactions to certain foods, medications,
Hand sanitizer has come to the forefront as one of the tools to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, which is the best type to use and how does hand sanitizer work? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advise that using a hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol can help you avoid
A group out of Lehigh University (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) developed meta and consensus forecasts to predict the impact that COVID-19 vaccination would have on the number of COVID-19 deaths in the United States. A series of questions were posed to create predictions for the impact of COVID-19 on the population in the United States. The predictions
Israeli researchers find breakthrough using EXO-CD24 for COVID-19. The COVID-19 virus continues to spread, with more than 105.8 million cases confirmed worldwide. Scientists and researchers have been working to rapidly develop a vaccine. COVID-19 patients usually experience symptoms like the flu: fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, muscle or body aches, fatigue, sore throat and
What is Tinnitus? There are approximately more than 10 million people who suffer from tinnitus. Why is there a ringing in my ears? you may ask. Tinnitus causes a person to hear sounds that are not actually present externally. These external sounds cannot be heard by a doctor and therefore are extremely difficult to measure.
The first Covid vaccine has just been cleared for emergency use in the U.S. Late Friday, the Food and Drug Administration authorized the Pfizer–BioNTech coronavirus inoculation for distribution across the country.  Within hours, FedEx and United Parcel Service will begin shipping 2.9 million doses of the vaccine from Pfizer plants to hospitals, clinics, and other
Friday, December 11, 2020 U.S. FDA authorizes COVID-19 mRNA vaccine for emergency use; companies are prepared to deliver first doses in the U.S. immediately Pfizer and BioNTech previously announced an agreement with the U.S. Government to supply doses in 2020 & 2021 In collaboration with Operation Warp Speed, Pfizer and BioNTech, as well as other
Treatment for Congestive Heart Failure scPharmaceuticals Inc. Receives Complete Response Letter from FDA for Furoscix BURLINGTON, Mass., Dec. 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — scPharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: SCPH), a pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing products that have the potential to optimize the delivery of infused therapies, advance patient care, and reduce healthcare costs, today
Using a custom-built exposure chamber, UNC School of Medicine and EPA scientists tested consumer-grade masks and improvised face coverings to show how effective they can be at protecting individuals from airborne particles of similar size to those carrying SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. It’s been shown that when two people wearing masks interact, the
Dietary interventions may help in the overall management of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but caution is required when interpreting the available data on this, according to Peter Gibson, MD, of Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. “This is a very exciting area because there has been a profusion of recent publications on diet and IBD,” he
This content originally appeared on Caroline’s Keto Kitchen. Republished with permission. Nuts, caramel, and chocolate…what’s not to like!? My mom has been ordering keto candies from out of state, so I decided I wanted to give making my own a go. They’re super easy to make, especially since Lily’s milk chocolate melts so much nicer
The first shipments of Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine will “start rolling” on Sunday, with initial shipments moving into the distribution chain by Monday, said a federal official who has helped coordinate the preparation for an expected rapid introduction of this product. But federal officials already are planning ahead in case of hitches with production and distribution,
Begrudgingly, desperately, softly, sincerely – however you go about it, we all have to make up for the things we’ve done every now and then. But how can we ensure that our apologies have real meaning? With help from psychotherapist Ruth Parchment, we explore what makes a real apology, and the tips you can use
The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for Covid-19 was finally granted Emergency Use Authorization by the US Food and Drug Administration late Friday night for people aged 16 and older. The decision comes following a safety review, months of testing, and intense pressure from the Trump administration, which reportedly told the head of the FDA, Stephen Hahn, MD,
The Food and Drug Administration has approved Pfizer and BioNTech‘s coronavirus vaccine for emergency use, a monumental turning point in the once-in-a-century pandemic that has taken nearly 300,000 American lives in less than a year and wreaked havoc on the U.S. economy. The FDA’s emergency use authorization will now kick-start the federal government’s distribution of
Treatment for Acne Sol-Gel Technologies Announces FDA Acceptance for Filing of New Drug Application for Twyneo for the Treatment of Acne Vulgaris NESS ZIONA, Israel, Dec. 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Sol-Gel Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: SLGL), a clinical-stage dermatology company focused on identifying, developing and commercializing branded and generic topical drug products for the treatment of skin diseases, today announced
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Vanda) (Nasdaq: VNDA) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Hetlioz (tasimelteon) capsule and liquid formulations for the treatment of adults and children, respectively, with nighttime sleep disturbances associated with Smith-Magenis Syndrome (SMS). SMS is a rare neurodevelopmental disorder, a defining
Phytochemicals and antioxidants: what are they and what’s the difference? Phytochemical: refers to plants (phyto) and the chemical compounds in them. We may also refer to them as phytonutrients. Antioxidants are substances that help prevent cells from damage from unstable molecules known as “free radicals”. Not all antioxidants are phytochemicals and not all phytochemicals are