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American Society of Clinical Oncology, May 29-June 2

The Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology The annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology was held virtually from May 29 to June 2, and attracted participants from around the world, including clinicians, academicians, allied health professionals, and others interested in oncology. The conference featured the latest...

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Walking or Biking to Work Might Save Your Life

Walking or biking to work may lower your risk of getting sick or dying early, British researchers report. "As large numbers of people begin to return to work as the COVID-19 lockdown eases, it is a good time for everyone to rethink their transport choices," said lead researcher Richard Patterson, from the MRC Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge....

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Complete Results from Second Pivotal Monotherapy Study of Abrocitinib Published in JAMA Dermatology

(BUSINESS WIRE) June 03, 2020 -- Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced today that JAMA Dermatology has published complete results from the second Phase 3 monotherapy pivotal study (JADE MONO-2) of abrocitinib, an investigational oral once-daily Janus kinase 1 (JAK1) inhibitor, in patients aged 12 and older with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis (AD)....

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Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Here is what the editors at Physician's Briefing chose as the most important COVID-19 developments for you and your practice for the week of June 1 to 5, 2020. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal studies and other trusted sources that is most likely to affect clinical practice. NIH Head Fears Some Will Bypass a COVID-19 Vaccine FRIDAY,...

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Nitrous Oxide Safe, Effective for Pain Relief During Labor

Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a useful, safe option for labor analgesia, according to a study published online May 26 in the Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health. Priscilla M. Nodine, Ph.D., from University of Colorado in Aurora, and colleagues investigated demographic characteristics, safety, and satisfaction among 463 women who used inhaled N2O analgesia...

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Pneumonia Risk Down With Nitrogen-Containing Bisphosphonates

For patients with hip fracture, receipt of nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates (N-BPs) is associated with a lower risk for pneumonia and pneumonia mortality, according to a study published online June 2 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. Chor-Wing Sing, from the University of Hong Kong, and colleagues studied a historical cohort using a population-wide...

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For Tasty Tomatoes, Either the Fridge or the Counter Is OK: Study

How you store your tomatoes doesn't affect the flavor -- what really matters is the type of tomato you choose, researchers say. A team from the University of Göttingen in Germany investigated the differences in flavor of ripe, picked tomatoes when stored in the refrigerator (44.6 degrees Fahrenheit) and at room temperature (68 degrees F). A panel of...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

'Gold Standard' Clinical Trial Finds Hydroxychloroquine Won't Prevent COVID-19

Hydroxychloroquine, the malaria drug touted and reportedly used by President Donald Trump as a preventative for COVID-19, appears not to have lived up to its hype, a new study shows. Unlike some prior studies, this new trial was a "gold standard" prospective, randomized clinical trial. It found that hydroxychloroquine could not prevent COVID-19 any...

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No Evidence Marijuana Raises Stroke Risk

Whether pot use increases the risk of stroke has been hotly debated, and now a new study adds to evidence that it doesn't. "Our observational study looked specifically at recent cannabis use by reviewing drug testing data for people admitted to the hospital. While more research is needed with larger numbers of people, our study lends support to the...

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Many Kidney Failure Patients Regret Starting Dialysis

More than 1 in 5 adults getting dialysis for kidney failure are sorry they started it, a new study finds. Patients who began treatment to make their doctors or family members happy are least pleased with the decision, researchers reported. On the other hand, patients who said they'd discussed life expectancy with their doctors and those with a living...

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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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Coronavirus – When Do We Hit Red for Panic?

On December the 31st, 2019, China alerted the World Health Organization (WHO) to a cluster of cases of unusual pneumonia. Several of those infected had worked at the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan and early reports suggested 40 people had the new illness. By the 7th of January, the virus had been identified as […]

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