Month: November 2020

President-elect Joe Biden will wear an orthopedic walking boot for several weeks after getting hairline fractures in his right foot while playing with his dog on Saturday, The Hill reported, citing Biden transition team members. Biden was playing with Major, one of his two German shepherds, when he slipped and fell. His primary care doctor,
Whether we buy it at a drugstore or at a salon, hair dye can make a big difference in how we feel about our appearance—but how safe is it?  There are ongoing questions about whether or not hair dye increases cancer risks, with at least two studies linking permanent hair dye with increased likelihood of
Brain Damage in COVID Patients It is now clear that in addition to respiratory symptoms, COVID-19 also affects other parts of the body, with neurological symptoms also reported – such as the most well-known, loss of smell. A study published in the American Journal of Neuroradiology has reported on the results of an imaging study
Last week, people around the country waited to hear what the UK Government would spend money on next year. It was a tense wait, for many reasons. This year has been difficult for everyone – for people affected by cancer, for cancer researchers, for us as a charity – and the spending review was an opportunity to move forward with recovery. For the past few months, we’ve been working
The coronavirus disease (COVID-19), caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), continues to spread across the globe. To date, there are over 62.6 million infections and more than 1.45 million related deaths recorded globally. Many studies have shown that asymptomatic carriers can spread the virus even if they do not manifest any
Older adults should be recommended for hospital-based lifestyle interventions to reduce weight, say UK investigators after finding there was no difference in weight loss between older and younger individuals in their program for those with morbid obesity. Thomas M. Barber, PhD, and colleagues looked back at nearly 250 randomly selected adults who attended their obesity
Learning to tune-in to our own and others’ emotions can unlock a whole new level of wellbeing. Here’s how to do it Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to accurately notice your own emotions, and manage them effectively. It’s also our ability to notice and respond to the emotions of others. EI is related to
The efficacy of the Sputnik V vaccine is 91.4%, based on the second interim analysis of data obtained 28 days after administering the first dose (7 days after the second dose). Calculation was based on the analysis of data on volunteers (n = 18,794) who received both the first and second doses of the Sputnik
FDA Approves Danyelza (naxitamab-gqgk) for the Treatment of Neuroblastoma NEW YORK, Nov. 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Y-mAbs Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company” or “Y-mAbs”) (Nasdaq: YMAB) a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel, antibody-based therapeutic products for the treatment of cancer, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 24 2020 A recent study evaluating the use of force by police against children found that Black and Hispanic adolescents are significantly more likely to die from shootings related to police intervention compared to non-Hispanic white adolescents. The findings, led by Children’s National Hospital researchers and reported online Nov. 24
If an apple a day can keep the doctor away — well, imagine what a kiwi can do. Kiwifruit do not get the attention they deserve. These sweet, furry little fruits are a nutrient-dense fruit with many health benefits.  One raw green kiwifruit has about 61 calories, 15 grams total carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber
The holiday season can mean different things for different people. Whether you’re celebrating it to embrace your spirituality, spend time with loved ones, or enjoy the long break, one thing is certain: you will most likely celebrate it with food. So we gathered a list of recipes using turkey, the popular meat of choice at
Financial payments from the pharmaceutical industry to US physicians were associated with increased prescribing of the paying manufacturer’s drug, concludes a review of 36 recent studies. It also found evidence of “a temporal association and dose-response [that] suggest a causal relationship.” The review was published November 24 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. “The large
With most Americans in favor of legalized marijuana — and a growing number of states making the drug legal — how long before recreational pot becomes available across the US? Making marijuana legal has been a grassroots effort. Support has come from the ground up, and the laws have generally changed, not in the state
FDA Approves Imcivree (setmelanotide) for Chronic Weight Management in Patients with Obesity Due to POMC, PCSK1 or LEPR Deficiency BOSTON, Nov. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Rhythm Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:RYTM), a biopharmaceutical company aimed at developing and commercializing therapies for the treatment of rare genetic diseases of obesity, announced today that the U.S. Food &
Decreases in hospital attendances and admissions amid fears of COVID-19 may result in avoidable harm for under 16s say researchers, who warn against the “unintended consequences of pandemic control measures”. Research led by Dr Rachel Isba from Lancaster University, Dr Rachel Jenner from Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, and Dr Marc Auerbach from Yale University analyzed