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[embedded content] In this video, Mikhail Varshavski, DO — who goes by “Dr. Mike” on social media — reacts to dangerous stunt videos. Following is a partial transcript of the video (note that errors are possible): Varshavski: Sometimes incredible videos on TikTok go well. Oh, he did it! And sometimes they go horribly wrong. Someone
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After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed that the United States already recorded about 300 monkeypox cases, the U.S. government has decided to roll out vaccines to contain the situation as soon as possible.  The Biden administration has already confirmed that it will roll out 296,000 doses of the only monkeypox vaccine
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LONDON — Weight loss, lipid reductions, and “robust improvements” in lipid species associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease were achieved in patients who were treated with pemvidutide in a first-in-human, phase 1 clinical trial reported at the annual International Liver Congress, sponsored by the European Association for the Study of the Liver. The presenting study investigator, Stephen A. Harrison,
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The United States on Wednesday announced an agreement with Pfizer and BioNTech for 105 million doses of Covid vaccine for Americans this fall. The $3.2 billion contract, signed between the companies and the US health and defense departments, includes vaccines for babies, young children, teens and adults, and may include Omicron-specific vaccines, which a panel
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Physicians tend to excel in science and math, so it’s a bit surprising that, in a new study, nearly 8 in 10 ― 78% ― committed a gaffe called the conjunction fallacy. Researchers asked doctors to estimate the probability of a sequence of events in a clinical scenario. But most gave answers that were logically
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Internet searches on abortion medication spiked to “record national highs” following the leak of the draft Supreme Court ruling on Roe v. Wade, researchers reported. In the 72 hours following the leaked draft on May 2, searches related to abortion medications were 162% (95% CI 149-175) higher than expected, with approximately 350,000 searches for abortion
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is activating its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in response to the ongoing monkeypox outbreak. The Biden-Harris Administration has also announced plans to offer more vaccines. The CDC has activated the EOC as a part of its “aggressive” response to the monkeypox outbreak, it noted in a news release Tuesday. According
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HIV care suffered setbacks during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Black patients may have been disproportionately affected, according to an analysis by tech company Komodo Health. The company analyzed insurance claims and reported drops in HIV screening, new diagnoses, and new preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) prescriptions, as well as changes in PrEP adherence.
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Nordic walking was significantly better at improving functional capacity than moderate- to vigorous-intensity continuous training and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) in a single-center randomized controlled trial. Participants who did Nordic walking saw better improvements in functional capacity, measured using the 6-minute walk test distances, than did individuals doing either of the other exercise strategies (interaction
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Since writing a cathartic post about being burned out, I’ve received supportive messages as well as concerned calls from friends and former colleagues. Some were worried about my well-being. Others agreed with the sentiments. One note in particular resonated. It named cognitive dissonance as part of the problem. This dissonance is pervasive in society. The
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As Americans plan to make the best of the heat and humidity, high gas prices, and unstable airline schedules to head off on summer vacation, a Medscape poll on physicians’ vacations, including whether time off helps alleviate workplace burnout, showed that a significant number of the 778 physicians surveyed feel that vacation helps relieve their
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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental indication for the combination phentermine and topiramate extended-release capsules (Qsymia, Vivus LLC) in patients aged 12 years and older with obesity. The indication is for use as additional therapy along with a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity in youth with obesity, defined as
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Since last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturned Roe, MedPage Today has updated its interactive map to show where abortion bans have gone into effect. The map still details the penalties providers face in each state. Below are additional details on abortion bans that have gone into effect
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Research has found that the fourth dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for people aged 60 and above was effective in countering the virus and preventing severe illness.  For the study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, the team examined the medical records of 24,088 elderly patients staying at geriatric facilities who received the fourth dose and
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The more years a person drinks alcohol, the kind of alcohol consumed, and the amount consumed can help to predict gout tophi, researchers say in a newly published paper in Arthritis Care and Research. The study, led by Lin Han, PhD, of the gout laboratory, Shandong provincial clinical research center for immune diseases and gout, Affiliated
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