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The statistics are sobering. More than 6 million Americans have Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia, the progressive brain disorder that begins with mild memory loss and can progress to a loss of ability to talk or respond to the environment. Even the most chill older adult can’t help but worry at least a
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Start them young, and stand by as their self-love and confidence blossoms Parents almost always teach their kids to be kind. They encourage them to say please and thank you, share their toys, and be a good friend. But self-kindness is often left unsaid, and in my role as a children’s therapist I’ve heard many
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The European Medicines Agency (EMA) safety committee is continuing its review of myocarditis and pericarditis following vaccination with COVID-19 vaccines. “Currently, further analysis is needed to conclude whether there is a causal relationship with the vaccines, and the PRAC requesting additional data from the companies marketing them,” the EMA said in a statement issued Friday.
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Only one biomarker was useful in predicting the relapse of Crohn’s disease in children after anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α therapy, Korean researchers found in a retrospective observational study. At 1 year following anti-TNF-α therapy, albumin-to-globulin ratio (AGR) was the only marker associated with time-to-relapse in Crohn’s disease (HR 0.02, 95% CI 0.002-0.181, P<0.001), reported Yon
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June is National Cancer Survivors Month! To honor survivors, we will be sharing stories from folks with cancer and their caregivers. Today we hear from Marlys. It was the sunny month of July. We were sharing a vacation rental with our daughter, son-in-law, and the grandkids in a nearby mountain village. My husband’s cancer was
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Purpose With the introduction of pioneering technology for bacterial endotoxins testing (BET), it is critical to demonstrate equivalency across platforms. The Sievers Eclipse Ratio Verification Test was developed to confirm that the 1:1 ratio of sample to lysate typically used in a 96-well microplate is ever-present when utilizing the Eclipse BET microplate. Providing a 1:1 ratio
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. It’s not just people coming out of lockdown: As COVID-19 restrictions ease and masks come off, as crowds gather and vacationers travel, viruses that had been reduced, in some cases to negligible threats, are reemerging. Some of the indications of fewer
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Dr. Peter Hotez warned that Southern U.S. states could feel the impact of the highly transmissible Delta Covid variant as early as this summer, due in part to low vaccination rates.  “I’m really holding my breath about the South and what happens over the summer,” said Hotez, co-director of the Center for Vaccine Development at
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TARRYTOWN, N.Y., June 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ –  EUA supported by pivotal Phase 3 data showing 1,200 mg dose reduced risk of hospitalization or death by 70% Only antibody therapy currently available in all 50 states, including eight states with high rates of two variants of concern Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) today announced the U.S. Food and
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The report found that nearly three in four (72%) American consumers who regularly consume dairy report eating or drinking dairy-based products more frequently than plant-based, non-dairy alternatives. However, at least 1 in 4 at least sometimes choose the plant-based alternatives. Adults over age 55 had the strongest preference for dairy, with the majority (80%) saying that
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Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which a misdirected immune system gradually destroys healthy pancreatic islet β cells, resulting in a lack of insulin. The exact cause of T1D remains unknown. However, β cell-reactive autoantibodies can be detected in circulating blood months to years before diagnosis, raising the possibility of intervening to
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If you’re among the 25% of Americans averse to needles, you’re probably not surprised by the COVID-19 immunization stall. Even for those who want immunity, bribes with beer or lottery tickets may not be enough to override anxiety made worse by pervasive images of needles in the media. As a physician specializing in pain management,
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Microbiomes have been gaining more attention of late and one key focus is their role in disease and immune function.  Dr. Sabine Hazan, CEO of Progenabiome and Ventura Clinical Trials joined the NutraCast to discuss her work as a gastroenterologist and clinical trials investigator.  In 2019, Hazan established ProgenaBiome to investigate the microbiome. The state-of-the-art
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