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WHO: Remdesivir Not Advised for Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

The use of remdesivir currently is not recommended for hospitalized COVID-19 patients because of the lack of evidence for improvement in mortality, need...

Does Parents' Nagging Kids About Screen Time Even Matter?

Parents' constant refrain, telling their teens to turn off the TV, stop playing video games or put down the cellphone, may not be necessary. And new research...

Third COVID Vaccine Shows Effectiveness; FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization for New Treatment

MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2020 – Americans were greeted with possible advances against coronavirus as Thanksgiving week began: A third vaccine candidate AZD1222...

FDA Approves Zokinvy (lonafarnib) for Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome and Processing-Deficient Progeroid Laminopathies

Eiger BioPharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:EIGR), focused on the development and commercialization of targeted therapies for serious rare and ultra-rare diseases,...

Air Pollution May Up Alzheimer Disease Risk in Elderly

Late-life exposure to particulate matter with aerodynamic diameter <2.5 µm (PM2.5) is associated with Alzheimer disease (AD) pattern similarity...

Black Americans Suffer More From Heart Disease: The AHA Wants to Change That

The Black Lives Matter movement put racism in the United States under the glare of the public spotlight in 2020. And at its recently concluded annual meeting,...

College Kid Coming Home for Thanksgiving? Here's How to Keep Your Family Safe

As college students prepare to leave their campuses for Thanksgiving or study remotely for the rest of the semester, families should consider their risks...

Blacks, Hispanics Account for More Than Half of COVID Deaths: Study

Black and Hispanic Americans accounted for more than half of all hospitalized COVID-19 patient deaths in the United States in the early stages of the pandemic,...

'Hidden' Prostate Cancer on Biopsy Usually Means Good Outcome: Study

Negative biopsies among early-stage prostate cancer patients who've chosen active surveillance are associated with a low risk of disease progression, but...

Health Highlights, Nov. 23, 2020

Some noteworthy news item compiled by HealthDay staff:   Donald Trump Jr. Has Coronavirus Donald Trump Jr. has tested positive for the new coronavirus,...

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How has the Pandemic Affected the Epidemic?

Covid has changed our lives. Lockdowns, self-isolation, canceled events, and mask-wearing….could anyone have imagined this last Columbus day? Everyone is under stress. Some notably more than others. But perhaps those who have been destabilized the most are the ones who struggle with addiction disorders. Experts are predicting a record year for opioid-related overdosages, surpassing lasts […]

BPA – Still widespread and still a concern.

In 2008, the Washington Post made national headline news with its front-page news article about the dangers of BPA  (Bisphenol-A), a chemical used to make sealants and a hard clear plastic called polycarbonate.  The FDA investigated, but according to their most recent safety assessment in 2014, still considers BPA  safe at the current levels occurring […]

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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