Month: March 2022

A large study has debunked the anecdotal claims on the efficacy of the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin against COVID-19. Despite what some experts previously believed, the dewormer did not help treat patients infected with SARS-CoV-2.  Ivermectin vs. COVID-19 Since the early days of the pandemic, some experts and medical doctors have been adamant about the purported
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Hidden formaldehyde and formaldehyde releasers found in many cosmetics and other products, including personal protective equipment to shield healthcare workers from COVID-19, provoke allergic reactions in some people, report the authors of a clinical review update. “Formaldehyde and formaldehyde releasers are still widely present in our environment and continue to be important causes of contact allergy
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In a recent study posted to the Research Square* preprint server, researchers evaluated the association between breastmilk feeding and the time of maternal severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection during pregnancy and the rooming-in status during the hospitalization for delivery. Study: Breastmilk feeding of infants at birth among people with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection
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BOSTON — A form of chronic hives improved quickly and significantly in response to treatment with a novel Bruton’s tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor, a multicohort dose-finding study showed. As many as a fourth of patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) had complete responses within the first week of starting remibrutinib, increasing to 41.9% by week
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Welcome to our newest blog series, “Five Questions With…”  In this series, we will highlight the unsung heroes that make healthcare work. From guest services to the phlebotomist, the pet therapy volunteer, and the environmental services workers.  These individuals enhance our experiences when we are getting care and highlight human connection and support. Thank you for all
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So You Want to Become a Military Doctor. Here’s how you can decide if military medicine is a good field for you, how to become a military doc, and some of the lesser known truths of being one. ✒️ Accompanying Blog Post: https://medschoolinsiders.com/medical-student/so-you-want-to-be-a-military-doctor/ 💌 Sign up for my weekly newsletter – https://medschoolinsiders.com/newsletter 🌍 Website &
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A team of researchers has found that caffeine could actually be a possible treatment for some of the symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that’s marked by a pattern of hyperactivity and/or inattention, noted the authors of a study published in the journal Nutrients. It is said to be the “most commonly diagnosed
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PARIS, France — Fewer than 1% of patients with intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) of the branch ducts develop adenocarcinoma after 5 years of follow-up monitoring, according to a French observational study. These findings were presented during the Francophone Days of Hepato-gastroenterology and Gastrointestinal Oncology (JFHOD 2022). This rate of adenocarcinoma falls well below those
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Sign up for CNN’s Stress, But Less newsletter. Our six-part mindfulness guide will inform and inspire you to reduce stress while learning how to harness it. The percentage of Americans who said they were “thriving,” compared with “struggling” or “suffering,” fell 6 percentage points to 53% in February from a 14-year high of 59% this
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Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) remains harder to treat therapeutically due to the high existing genetic heterogeneity not only between patients but also between the population of subclones of cancer cells within the same person. Despite the knowledge advances, understanding the metabolic characteristics of altered cells in this pathology is one of the scientific challenges for
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Jessica Jones is the relatable voice we all need to hear right now. She’s an award-winning blogger, mental health activist, author, and mum of four, who’s on a mission to help us all own our lives, fully and unapologetically Before I launch the Zoom call to connect with Jess Jones, I have a moment. There
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. President Joe Biden on Wednesday unveiled a federal website that promises “one-stop shopping” for free masks and COVID-19 tests, vaccines, and treatments. The website, covid.gov, also includes a list of pharmacies that will be part of the new “test-to-treat” program. “You’ll
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