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Posted today in Medical

Keep Your Kids Safe in the Water. Here's How

Trips to the beach or a pool add to summer's fun, but parents need to ensure that children are safe in and around the water. Masks and social distancing are a must this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. And kids must be supervised even if they're able to swim, experts at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles said. Two-thirds of drowning deaths...

Posted 3 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Byfavo (remimazolam injection) for the Induction and Maintenance of Procedural Sedation

Dublin, Ireland – 2 July 2020: Cosmo Pharmaceuticals announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Byfavo (remimazolam injection) for the induction and maintenance of procedural sedation in adults undergoing procedures lasting 30 minutes or less. Byfavo is a very rapid onset/offset IV benzodiazepine sedative for use...

Posted 3 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Rukobia (fostemsavir) for HIV in Adults with Few Treatment Options Available

ViiV Healthcare, the global specialist HIV company majority owned by GSK, with Pfizer Inc. and Shionogi Limited as shareholders, today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Rukobia (fostemsavir), 600 mg extended-release tablets. Rukobia is a novel attachment inhibitor for the treatment of HIV-1 infection indicated for...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Follow Exercise Guidelines and You'll Live Longer, Study Says

Getting the recommended amount of exercise could cut your risk of early death, a new study indicates. U.S. government guidelines recommend at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity or at least 75 minutes of vigorous intensity aerobic activity a week. They also suggest adults do moderate or greater intensity muscle-strengthening exercise at least two...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

U.S. Coronavirus Hospitalizations Spiking in South, West

As the daily toll of new coronavirus cases broke yet another record and topped 55,000 on Thursday, COVID-19 hospitalizations were also climbing across the South and West. Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, Nevada and Arizona all set records for hospitalizations on Thursday, a sobering harbinger of what is yet to come, the Washington Post reported. The...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Injuries Shoot Up After Fireworks Laws Loosened in West Virginia

West Virginia loosened fireworks sales rules in 2016. And since then, the state has seen a 40% boom in fireworks-related injuries, researchers say. The regulation change made it easier for people to buy Class C fireworks such as Roman candles, bottle rockets and fountains. "Since there has been a trend among states to liberalize these laws, I think...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Multiple Surgeries for Cleft Lip, Palate Won't Cause Major Psychological Damage

Having multiple surgeries for cleft lip and palate doesn't appear to have a major impact on children's mental health, a new study shows. But there may be one three-year period that ups the odds for anxiety and depression, researchers say. The study included 55 teens with cleft lip and palate (CLP), a birth defect where the lip or palate doesn't form...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

HIV May Not Worsen COVID-19 Outlook

People with HIV who were hospitalized with COVID-19 didn't have worse results than COVID-19 patients without HIV, new research shows. "Throughout the pandemic, we've suspected that immunocompromised patients, such as those with HIV, could be at a higher risk for infection and suffer more severe outcomes, but without data on how COVID-19 affects patients...

Posted yesterday in Medical

8 Tips to Ease Your Pets Through July Fourth Fireworks

You may enjoy the fireworks on the Fourth of July, but there's a good chance Fido and Fluffy do not. "Even pets that are not usually sensitive to loud sounds and noise can become extremely stressed due to the sound of fireworks," said John Howe, president of the American Veterinary Medical Association. "It's hard not to feel helpless when you see...

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Feeling the heat? Maybe your medication is to blame.

With the weather heating up across the U.S. it seems good timing that most states are easing their lockdown restrictions. Escaping into the sun is something we are all looking forward to, especially after a winter of confinement at home. But did you know that heat-related deaths are one of the deadliest weather-related outcomes in […]

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Vitamin C: Time to take this supplement seriously?

Vitamin C has always been a controversial supplement. To some, it belongs firmly in the alternative medicine basket, with apparently no substantial evidence to support its use. To others, it holds promise, particularly if you are talking about certain groups of people who are likely to be low in vitamin C. Because we NEED vitamin […]

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Medical Advances Amidst COVID-19 Chaos

Undeniably, we are in unprecedented times. COVID-19 is a serious and fatal disease for some and globally it has, and will continue to have, wide-reaching implications, medically, socially, and financially for some time. But medical advances will be significant. Although we have learned a lot about the new coronavirus already, there is still a lot […]

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