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AHA: Obese Patients More Likely to Be Hospitalized for COVID-19

Obese patients are more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 and have worse outcomes, even if they are 50 years of age or younger, according to a study...

AHA: Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Outcomes Worse During COVID-19

Outcomes for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) were worse during the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States than in a similar time...

FDA Approves Oxlumo (lumasiran) for the Treatment of Primary Hyperoxaluria Type 1

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 24, 2020-- Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:ALNY), the leading RNAi therapeutics company, announced today that the U.S. Food...

Regeneron’s Casirivimab and Imdevimab Antibody Cocktail for COVID-19 is First Combination Therapy to Receive FDA Emergency Use Authorization

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., November 21, 2020 – Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) today announced that the antibody cocktail casirivimab and...

RSNA: Neurologic Complications of COVID-19 Examined

More than one-fifth of patients with COVID-19 presenting with neurologic findings who underwent neuroimaging had critical findings, according to a study...

CDC Warns That COVID-19 Vaccine Might Spur Transient Sickness

At least three new COVID-19 vaccine candidates are already in the pipeline, with a roll-out expected early in the new year. But on Monday, experts attending...

SARS-CoV-2 Infection Rates Generally Low in U.S. Children

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection rates are generally low among children, with variation in testing and positivity...

Coronavirus Most Contagious Soon After Infection

People infected with the new coronavirus are most contagious in the first week after they develop symptoms, which shows the importance of identifying and...

Gut Immune Cells May Play Key Role in MS

Gut immune cells appear to help dampen multiple sclerosis flare-ups, researchers say. Such flare-ups -- which can cause vision loss, memory problems,...

Common Weight-Loss Surgery Can Weaken a Teen's Bones

Sleeve gastrectomy, a procedure used to help obese people lose weight, may damage the bones of teen patients, a new study finds. "Childhood obesity is...

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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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