While the world may no longer be on high alert, it is worth remembering that COVID-19 is still with us. In fact, there have been notable surges in the rates of infection and mortality this winter. In the 28 days between November 20th 2023 and December 17th 2023, COVID-19 cases increased 52% and deaths jumped 8% globally.1
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Osteoporosis patients with chronic kidney disease are at higher risk of developing dangerously low calcium levels (known as hypocalcemia) if they use Prolia. This is a particular concern for osteoporosis patients undergoing dialysis, or who have mineral and bone density disorder. If you have chronic kidney disease and use Prolia, make an appointment with your
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You or somebody you know has just been diagnosed with pre-eclampsia, but what does this mean?  Well, firstly, “eclampsia” is a condition in which a pregnant person suffers from seizures and extremely high blood pressure that can damage various organs. Eclampsia is a very serious illness that can be lethal to both the mother and
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Health involves the wellbeing of the physical, emotional, mental, and intellectual domains of man. These are deeply impacted by social factors, often termed the social determinants of health (SDoH). However, these are not documented clearly or adequately in electronic health records (EHRs). Study: Large language models to identify social determinants of health in electronic health records.
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The Food and Drug Administration’s unprecedented approval of Florida’s plan to import drugs from Canada was made possible only after Alex Azar, as the Trump administration’s Health and Human Services secretary, certified that bringing medicines over the border could be done safely. Azar made the historic declaration in September 2020, just two months before his
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Cedars-Sinai investigators are using electronic health records to identify hospitalized patients likely to have dementia. The method they developed, detailed in a study published in the peer-reviewed Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, is designed to help medical staff tailor care to best serve these patients. People with dementia or cognitive impairment can be especially
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Antibiotic overuse can lead to antibiotic resistance, but classic antibiotic resistance might not completely explain why antibiotics sometimes fail. Sub-populations of bacteria called persister cells are capable of surviving in the presence of lethal doses of antibiotics for prolonged periods. Although persister cells have been intensively researched, evidence linking them to poor patient outcomes has
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Did smokers do better than non-smokers in a clinical trial for an experimental cancer treatment? That was the intriguing question that led University of Iowa researchers and their colleagues to develop a drinkable, carbon monoxide-infused foam that boosted the effectiveness of the therapy, known as autophagy inhibition, in mice and human cells. The findings were
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Enfimil infant formula, made by Mead Johnson Nutrition Co., sits on display in a supermarket in New York, U.S. Daniel Acker | Bloomberg News | Getty Images Baby formula maker Reckitt Benckiser’s Mead Johnson Nutrition has voluntarily chosen to recall certain batches of baby formula powder due to possible bacterial contamination, according to the U.S.
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In this article MRNA Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT Artur Widak | Nurphoto | Getty Images Shares of Moderna jumped more than 15% on Tuesday after Oppenheimer upgraded the stock to “outperform,” saying the Covid vaccine maker could market five products by 2026. The upgrade follows a dismal 2023 for Moderna, whose only commercially
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