Month: September 2020

Anyone who lives with diabetes in the United States knows that affording care, and specifically insulin, is becoming more and more difficult as prices on insulin and essential medications continue to rise. A recent Yale study even showed that 1 in 4 people with diabetes have rationed their insulin due to cost, which can quickly
How effective are household fabrics at preventing the spread of COVID-19? The issue of mask wearing has become the subject of some debate during the SARS-CoV-2 global pandemic. Opponents of mask wearing frequently cite the lack of high quality evidence specifically examining the effects of mask wearing on the spread of COVID-19. However, conducting such
With elementary and high school around the world attending school virtually this fall, hotels are selling an unlikely travel opportunity — the “schoolcation.” Families are being enticed from their homes by hotels promising a change of scenery alongside tutoring, round-the-clock tech help and after-school activities that are more fun than what’s available back home.   Relieving
Print this page PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — INOVIO (NASDAQ:INO), a biotechnology company focused on bringing to market precisely designed DNA medicines to treat and protect people from infectious diseases and cancer, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has notified the company it has additional questions about the company’s
idecabtagene vicleucel Treatment for Multiple Myeloma U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Accepts for Priority Review Bristol Myers Squibb and bluebird bio Application for Anti-BCMA CAR T Cell Therapy Idecabtagene Vicleucel (Ide-cel, bb2121) Print this page PRINCETON, N.J., & CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE) September 22, 2020 — Bristol Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY) and bluebird bio, Inc.
Print this page NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE) September 28, 2020 — Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced today that the United States (U.S.) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Xeljanz® (tofacitinib) for the treatment of children and adolescents 2 years and older with active polyarticular course juvenile idiopathic arthritis (pcJIA). Two formulations were approved, a tablet and
I did a peer review once of an office note about an elderly man with a low-grade fever. The past medical history was all there, several prior laboratory and imaging tests were imported, and there was a long narrative section that blended active medical problems and ongoing specialist relationships. There was also a lengthy review
It shouldn’t need saying, but dentists are warning people not to operate on their own teeth, after a video of someone filing her teeth went viral. A 19-year-old woman from Florida decided to use a nail file to even out her front teeth – and thousands of viewers watched. If this had been a one-off
Most men who undergo radical prostatectomy can skip adjuvant radiotherapy and can be followed with observation alone. They can undergo early salvage radiotherapy if the disease shows sign of progressing, say experts reporting results from three similar clinical trials. This approach would allow most men to avoid radiotherapy and its side effects altogether, the investigators
Clinical review of cannabis hyperemesis syndrome describes the epidemiological and pathophysiological course of illness.  Cannabis, derived from the plant Cannabis sativa, is the most cultivated, trafficked, and used drug worldwide. Approximately 2.5% of the population consumes cannabis making it more rapidly abused than cocaine and opiates. Since the 1960s, its prevalence has surged exponentially in
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Every year up to two thousand people in the United States and Canada die from anaphylaxis — a serious allergic reaction. The most common causes are allergies to peanuts, insect bites and seafood. But not all anaphylactic reactions are severe. They can be mild with subtler symptoms. And most people don’t know that if you’ve
With body aches, headaches, chills and nausea, coming down with the flu can make you lose all appetite for food. This is especially worrisome for moms and dads, who wonder how to get their sick kids to eat even the tiniest bite of chicken noodle soup. First, know that this is not uncommon. “Expect a
Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Two dozen states are reporting an increase in new daily coronavirus infections, including several states that are breaking record numbers, according to NPR. Cases mostly trended downward throughout August and most of September after major peaks in July, and now the
Study shows that even moderate alcohol consumption is associated with high blood pressure, especially in patients with diabetes mellitus. Heavy alcohol consumption and its link to high blood pressure has been studied for a long time with early studies dating back to 1915. However, there have been conflicting reports on the risks and benefits of