Month: January 2022

The United States is experiencing a shortage of medical examiners. Like everything else, this ongoing problem has only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to the pandemic, the opioid crisis caused a huge uptick in deaths nationwide. In October 2017, Brian Peterson, MD, then president of the National Association of Medical Examiners, told The
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The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has caused the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, which has claimed more than 5.66 million lives worldwide. The successive waves of infection have made it clear that the virus will eventually transition to an endemic disease. Therefore, projections of its seasonality are crucial to inform public
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In this article SPOT In this March 15, 2016 file photo, Bruce Springsteen, center, performs with Nils Lofgren, left, and Steven Van Zandt of the E Street Band during their concert at the Los Angeles Sports Arena in Los Angeles. Springsteen’s latest album, “Letter To You” will be released on Oct. 23. Chris Pizzello |
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A recent study published on the medRxiv* preprint server assesses the neutralization efficacy of the Moderna mRNA-1273 vaccine against the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Omicron variant of concern (VOC) in children, adolescents, and adults. The rapid transmissibility of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron VOC has caused a surge in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases and
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“We are at the mercy of this virus and its variants.” — William Schaffner, MD, of Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, on navigating the pandemic as Omicron subsides. “When we’ve looked at these numbers in the past, they’ve been inaccurate.” — Jeff Grainger, director of external communications for AdventHealth in Central Florida, on a
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A new, randomized crossover study shows that individuals who ate specifically formulated snacks high in certain ingredients including fiber, phytosterols, and antioxidants reduced their LDL cholesterol, even in the absence of other dietary or lifestyle changes. Investigators randomized 54 adults to receive either the specially formulated snacks made by Step One Foods or control snacks
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Take it seriously, and follow these steps for dealing with stress “Is anything causing you stress at the moment?” It’s something I’ve asked patients hundreds of times during my work as a GP. Now more than ever, the ‘stress’ word is cropping up. We are frazzled –  working from home, looking after elderly parents, managing
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Prosecutors said that officers obtained a ledger documenting profits in excess of $1.5 million from the alleged illegal activity. Office of the District Attorney County of Suffolk Two nurses on New York’s Long Island are being charged with forging Covid-19 vaccination cards and entering the fake jabs in the state’s database, a scam that allegedly
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About a fifth of young sexual minority males and transgender females are estimated to be engaging in transactional, or survival sex, according to results of a new survey study by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers. The findings, which define the practice as trading sex for money, housing and other necessities (e.g., food, clothing), were published in
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The 24-hour news cycle is just as important to medicine as it is to politics, finance, or sports. At MedPage Today, new information is posted daily, but keeping up can be a challenge. As an aid for our readers, here is a 10-question quiz based on the news of the week. Topics include FDA restricting
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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved faricimab (Vabysmo, Genentech/Roche) to treat diabetic macular edema (DME) and neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD). Compared with antivascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) drugs currently in use, faricimab requires fewer intravitreal injections on average, so it may reduce the burden on both patients and their physicians while
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