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Focus On: No Fade Fresh delivers convenient, clean hair color No Fade Fresh’s founder and CEO, Leland Hirsch, discusses how the pandemic gave an opening for the brand’s products to get on store shelves. Finding Ways to Be Thankful As we near Thanksgiving, I increasingly find myself looking for positive things—things to help diminish the sadness over the mounting COVID-19 deaths… So begins my editorial in the November issue of AJN. As a former ED nurse, I recall working many Thanksgivings. Though I missed holiday dinners with my family, the stark reality of what [...] The post Finding Ways to Be Thankful appeared first on Off the Charts.

Fauci: 'People Should Feel Confident' About COVID Vaccines Title: Fauci: 'People Should Feel Confident' About COVID VaccinesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/25/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/25/2020 12:00:00 AM Glyphosate Exposure Could Disrupt Human Gut Microbiome Exposure to glyphosate could adversely affect the microbes in our gut, potentially leading to poor health.

Some Major Airlines Will Soon Use A Digital Platform To Assess Passenger Covid-19 Status 5 global airlines are planning to implement this platform to ensure consistency and a streamlined process. Health care is going digital and that could make it 'almost free,' says tech investor Tim Draper In future, artificial intelligence will help to diagnose patients and develop the medicine required at "very low costs," says venture capitalist Tim Draper.

Experts: COVID Vaccine May Cause Side Effects Americans who get a shot shouldn't be surprised if they feel under the weather for a few days afterwards, expert say. Vaccines work to fight disease by producing an immune response within the body. And sometimes that means flu-like symptoms, such as aches, headache and fever. Could the TB Vaccine Help Prevent COVID-19? Title: Could the TB Vaccine Help Prevent COVID-19?Category: Health NewsCreated: 11/25/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/25/2020 12:00:00 AM

Blockchain could be the key to vaccine distribution, says IBM Mark Treshock, blockchain solutions leader for healthcare and life sciences at IBM discusses how the technology can be used to validate vaccine supply chain and personal records.  When COVID Strikes Cancer Patients, Men Fare Worse Title: When COVID Strikes Cancer Patients, Men Fare WorseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/25/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/25/2020 12:00:00 AM

AHA News: While Vacationing on an Isolated Island, She Had a Stroke Title: AHA News: While Vacationing on an Isolated Island, She Had a StrokeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/25/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/25/2020 12:00:00 AM ‘We should be substantially back to normal’ by summer 2021, says Operation Warp Speed's chief science advisor Operation Warp Speed's Chief Science Advisor Moncef Slaoui said, “We hope that we'd have vaccinated 70% to 80% of the U.S. population by May or June of 2021."

Could the Pill Reduce Asthma Attacks? Title: Could the Pill Reduce Asthma Attacks?Category: Health NewsCreated: 11/24/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/25/2020 12:00:00 AM There Are Words To Describe What’s Happening To Our Health Workforce - And Burnout Is Not It Words matter. What they mean, how they're used and how they evolve. Like veterans who are often spoken about with blanket terms like PTSD, grouping all mental and physical issues across the spectrum by one term actually does a great disservice to those we’re trying to safeguard. This isn't burnout.

Biochem adds chocolate peppermint to Whey Isolate Protein line Biochem’s new chocolate peppermint flavor is free of sugar and made with non-GMO ingredients, the company said. CDC May Shorten How Long You Quarantine If You Are Exposed To Covid-19 Coronavirus Countries in Europe, like the U.K., are also reducing quarantine durations for International travelers.

Giving Thanks This Holiday During The Fight Against Covid-19 Anand Parekh, chief medical advisor for the Bipartisan Policy Center, gives some reasons to be thankful this holiday season during the ongoing fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. Rather Than Saving Thanksgiving Or Christmas, Let's Save Lives Instead Despite warnings, bookings for the festive season are booming. But family celebrations are one of the most effective ways to spread the virus: we abandon all cautions, forget social distancing, and can't keep a mask on when eating or drinking. Do not risk dying when there are vaccines in sight...

Dolly Parton, American Greetings drop virtual holiday card line The A Holly Dolly Christmas Collection looks to bring joy, hope, love and laughter to families during the holiday season, the company said. Leaders Urge Caution as COVID Surges in Nursing Homes Coronavirus cases in the nation’s 15,600 nursing homes have reached a record high, leaving operators struggling to protect staff and residents.

More Kids Injured by Tiny Magnets After Sales Ban Was Lifted: Study Title: More Kids Injured by Tiny Magnets After Sales Ban Was Lifted: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/24/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/25/2020 12:00:00 AM Another Study Casts Doubt on 'Convalescent Plasma' as COVID-19 Treatment Title: Another Study Casts Doubt on 'Convalescent Plasma' as COVID-19 TreatmentCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/25/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/25/2020 12:00:00 AM

Genentech gets FDA nod for new indication for Xofluza    Genentech’s Xofluza now is indicated to include post-exposure prevention of influenza for patients 12 years old and older after contact with a person with the flu. Merck to acquire OncoImmune, potential COVID-19 treatment Merck will acquire Oncolmmune, which recently announced positive findings from a Phase 3 study of its candidate for the treatment of patients with severe and critical COVID-19.

'It’s been crazy' — Maker of ultra-cold freezers sees surge in demand to store Covid vaccines "Right now, we are out of everything," Dan Hensler of So-Low Environmental Equipment told CNBC. 30,000 Doses of Regeneron COVID Monoclonal Antibody Sent to Hospitals Just days after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized emergency use of Regeneron's monoclonal antibody cocktail to treat COVID-19, the federal government will ship out the first 30,000 doses.

Covid cases are exploding across U.S. and Thanksgiving could be an 'accelerator event' "I'm not scared for the day itself, but for what's going to happen, two, three and four weeks later," Dr. Megan Ranney, an emergency physician in Rhode Island, said. After Kid’s Minor Bike Accident, Major Bill Sets Legal Wheels in Motion It was a surprise even in a family of lawyers. The process called “subrogation” began with one Nevada family’s health insurer denying their claim for an emergency room visit after 9-year-old fell off his bike.

This Doctor Argues That Public Health Messaging On Covid-19 Needs To Shift From ‘How’ To ‘Why’ Dr. Stephen Thomas, Chief of Infectious Diseases at SUNY Upstate Medical University, urges public health messaging to change from ‘dos and don’ts’ towards an understanding of why we should do those things. Hospitals Get Regeneron COVID Monoclonal Antibody 30,000 Doses of Regeneron COVID Monoclonal Antibody Sent to Hospita

Study Casts Doubt on Plasma as COVID Treatment Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, anecdotal reports suggested that infusing very sick patients with the blood plasma of people who'd survived the disease might help boost outcomes. But new study findings, along with disappointing results from prior trials, suggest that those initial hopes may have been unfounded. Most Americans Over 50 Would Get COVID Vaccine: Poll Title: Most Americans Over 50 Would Get COVID Vaccine: PollCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/25/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/25/2020 12:00:00 AM

Report: Coronavirus Deaths At U.S. Senior Care Facilities Have Surpassed 100,000 Deaths among the vulnerable age group represent nearly 40% of all deaths reported by Johns Hopkins University. How the UAE COVID-19 saliva test works Following peer-reviewed published research, the emirate of Dubai has introduced a more convenient test to detect the coronavirus in children.

Moocho’s cheese shreds go dairy free Moocho’s new dairy-free cheese shreds are available in three flavors — cheddar, mozzarella and fiesta blend. New York Gov. Cuomo says 'states are broke' and need federal funding to distribute Covid vaccine Cuomo said distributing a vaccine is going to be much harder than anticipated, citing the early difficulties states had in administering Covid tests.

Strong Sleeping Pills Tied to Falls, Fractures in Dementia Patients Title: Strong Sleeping Pills Tied to Falls, Fractures in Dementia PatientsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/25/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/25/2020 12:00:00 AM The CDC is expected to shorten Covid quarantine time, something most everyone seems to agree on "I mean, frankly we probably should have done this sooner," Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the former U.S. Food and Drug Administration commissioner, told CNBC.

HIMSSCast: The advertising double standard holding back femtech startups Host Laura Lovett checks in with investor Maria Velissaris and CEO Colette Courtion about the growing women's health space. Dollar Tree sales, estimates beat expectations in Q3 Dollar Tree reported net sales increased by 7.5% to $6.177 billion and same-store sales increased by 5.1%, as well as plans to renovate approximately 1,250 Family Dollar stores in 2021.

The challenges Pfizer faces distributing its Covid-19 vaccine to the masses Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine, made in partnership with BioNTech, needs to be stored at subzero temperatures and distribution challenges lie ahead. Scientists Are Looking Into The Eyes Of Patients To Diagnose Parkinson’s Disease In recent years, scientists have been developing new diagnostic methods by looking through an easily accessible peephole to the brain: the retina of the human eye.

Watch live: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo holds a press briefing on Covid as cases climb On Monday, Cuomo announced that the state would reopen a temporary field hospital on Staten Island to help treat an influx of coronavirus patients. Wendland to mark 17th year moderating DSN Industry Issues Summit panel Hamacher Resource Group vice president of strategic relations Dave Wendland will be moderating a panel on Dec. 2 as part of DSN’s four-day virtual Industry Issues Summit.

Flow depression headset to tackle UK's 'lockdown loneliness' Research shows the rate of lockdown loneliness and its impact on mental health is as high as 27% in the UK. New Research Finds No Evidence That Mutations Increase The Spread Of Covid-19 Researchers from the U.K., France and Réunion stressed the need to monitor new mutations as vaccines are rolled out, adding that the virus seems “well adapted” to spreading among humans.

FDA gives Alembic tentative OK for generic AndroGel Testosterone gel has a market size of roughly $107 million for the 12 months ended September 2020, according to IQVIA. Health2Sync partners with DAIKYO ASTAGE and two pharmacies to pilot health management services in Japan The initial launch will reach 1,100 households of DAIKYO ASTAGE managed apartments in Kawasaki City.

Teens' Ultra-Processed Diet Puts Their Hearts at Risk Title: Teens' Ultra-Processed Diet Puts Their Hearts at RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/25/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/25/2020 12:00:00 AM Obamacare Boosts Colon Cancer Diagnosis, Care: Study Title: Obamacare Boosts Colon Cancer Diagnosis, Care: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/25/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/25/2020 12:00:00 AM

Pentagon sees uptick in coronavirus cases in military as major holidays approach The Pentagon also recorded more than 1,300 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 among the sister service branches, a new record for the military in a 24-hour period. Well Health pulls in $45M and welcomes a new senior vice president With these funds, Well Health has now raised $75 million since its founding in 2015. 

How Air Pollution Threatens Health Of People Without Housing People experiencing homelessness are also subject to air pollution, and don't always have safe, indoor shelter to escape it. PDX, NHIN and EHR Data founder Kenneth Hill Sr. dies EHR Data's founder and chairman of the board, Kenneth Hill Sr., passed away on Nov. 23, the company said.

California Businesses Go From Simmer to Boil Over Newsom’s Fine Dining Small-business owners struggling to remain afloat are increasingly defying new shutdown orders, in some cases pointing to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s French Laundry dinner as a reason not to comply. 5 things to know before the stock market opens Wednesday Stocks looked to take a breather on Wednesday following a banner day on Wall Street.

Why Employers Find It So Hard to Test for COVID COVID-19 cases are surging across the U.S., and most workplaces are still open for business. As workers fear catching the disease while on the clock, why aren’t more companies footing the bill for testing employees? Watch live: Pentagon officials hold Covid briefing as military struggles to contain outbreaks

Need a COVID-19 Nurse? That’ll Be $8,000 a Week A shortage of nurses has turned hospital staffing into a sort of national bidding war, with hospitals willing to pay exorbitant wages to secure the nurses they need. That threatens to shift the supply of nurses toward more affluent areas. Best Exercise to Get Rid of Love Handles What Is the Best Exercise to Get Rid of Love Handles?

WellSky partners with Modeus for paperless drug administration system The partnership will help improve governance and compliance to controlled drug records. The Stress Of Being A Young, Female Scientific Expert During Covid-19 Many of the Covid-19 experts were thrust into the spotlight quickly and represent a new era of expertise: one that is younger and more female. Their role, however, comes with unique stressors as scientists, advocates, and women-from harassment to mom guilt. To cope, they have found each other.

Novartis teams up with smartpatient on new tool for patients with wet macular degeneration The tool was designed to help patients and caregivers manage the condition and treatment.  Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Caused Coronavirus Cases in Minnesota Title: Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Caused Coronavirus Cases in MinnesotaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/24/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

Qantas Becomes First Airline To Require Passengers To Get Covid-19 Vaccine Before Flying Internationally The travel industry is stepping up its coronavirus protocols in anticipation of a vaccine, with trade body IATA in the final stages of developing a new “digital health pass”. Tips on Living With Migraine Three people share their experiences with the chronic condition and what they've learned about finding treatments that really help.

Scotch Porter drops men’s fragrance line The It Hits Different fragrance collection from Scotch Porter consists of four scents — Glenwood, The Porter House, Miami Duppy and Badlands. COVID-19 Vaccination Could Start December 11 Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine could be approved and roll out across the U.S. at the end of the second week in December, Moncef Slaoui, the chief science adviser for Operation Warp Speed, said on several Sunday talk shows.

Sitting Raises Women's Odds for Heart Failure Title: Sitting Raises Women's Odds for Heart FailureCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/24/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/24/2020 12:00:00 AM App for frontline hospital staff closes £1M funding round The UK app aims to resolve facilities and equipment issues for staff.

For Nurses Feeling the Strain of the Pandemic, Virus Resurgence Is ‘Paralyzing’ COVID-19’s toll weighs heavily on nurses, who can suffer stress and other psychological problems if they don’t believe they are able to help their patients sufficiently. Ferrero sweets ring in the holiday season Ferrero unveiled holiday-themed launches from several of its brands including Ferrero Rocher, Nutella, Kinder and Tic Tac.

UK cuts its quarantine policy to five days — but there’s a catch Travellers arriving in the UK will be able to cut their self-isolation period from 14 to 5 days starting next month if they test negative for the coronavirus. Kenyan Study Suggests Parts Of Africa Saw Fewer Severe Cases Of Covid-19 Despite Wide Spread A Kenyan study that analyzed blood samples from donors across Kenya has found that by June 2020 nearly 4.3% Kenyans had antibodies to the coronavirus – a rate similar to what countries like Spain and the US reported at the peak of Covid-19 outbreaks.

Mediterranean Diet Cuts Women's Odds for Diabetes Overweight women who eat a Mediterranean-like diet may reduce their odds of developing type 2 diabetes by 30%, compared with women who don't, a new study suggests. COVID Cases Could Double by Biden's Inauguration: Study Title: COVID Cases Could Double by Biden's Inauguration: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/24/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

Common Weight-Loss Surgery Can Weaken a Teen's Bones Title: Common Weight-Loss Surgery Can Weaken a Teen's BonesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/24/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/24/2020 12:00:00 AM Hims & Hers' new board member on what healthcare can learn from Netflix, and other digital health hires Hims & Hers taps Lynne Chou O'Keefe and David Wells as next board members, Eden Health names Jack Stoddard the next executive chairman of its board and more digital health hires. 

How Is Coffee Healthy How Is Coffee Healthy? Strides Pharma obtains FDA OK for generic Deltasone Prednisone tablets had a market value of approximately $30 million, according to IQVIA September 2020 data.

COVID-19 Vaccination Could Start December 11 COVID-19 Vaccination Could Start December 11 How Can I Cure Premature Ejaculation How Can I Cure Premature Ejaculation?

New Legal Push Aims to Speed Magic Mushrooms to Dying Patients A proposal in Washington state would use right-to-try laws to allow terminally ill patients access to psilocybin — the famed magic mushrooms of America’s psychedelic ’60s — to ease depression and anxiety. Why Do I Wake Up with a Headache Every Morning Why Do I Wake Up with a Headache Every Morning?

How Do I Identify A Rash How Do I Identify A Rash? Biden transition team receives official Operation Warp Speed briefing, HHS' Azar says, after weeks of delays "We are immediately getting them all of the pre-prepared transition briefing materials," Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said.

HHS finalizes rule to eliminate drug rebates in Medicare Part D to lower drug prices The Association for Accessible Medicines praised HHS's final rule to eliminate drug rebates but noted further action is necessary to modernize the Medicare Part D program to ensure lower-cost generic and biosimilar medicines for patients. Do Hair Growth Vitamins Work Do Hair Growth Vitamins Work?

Pfizer files patent infringement suit over Ibrance against Aurobindo, Dr. Reddy’s Pfizer is alleging that Aurobindo and Dr. Reddy's were planning separately to come out with generic versions of Ibrance before expiration of its patent. Texas hospitals prepare to administer Covid vaccine shots in less than three weeks "I didn't expect to get vaccine so soon, frankly," chief clinical officer of UT Health Dr. Amy Young said. "We'll be ready for it whenever we get it."

How Do I Reduce My Belly Fat Quickly How Do I Reduce My Belly Fat Quickly? Anxiety Might Speed Alzheimer's: Study Older adults with memory problems may progress to Alzheimer's more quickly if they are also suffering from anxiety symptoms, a preliminary study suggests.

Meet The Female CEO Bringing Men’s Health Initiative Movember To Women The facial hair-driven movement Movember may be a pioneer of men's health, but the organization's success has been, in part, thanks to its female participants. Now, with Michelle Terry as Movember's new CEO, the initiative is focusing on women more than ever. Consejos para inscribirse bien en Medicare durante la complicada inscripción abierta Medicare se reduce fundamentalmente a dos alternativas: la tarifa por servicio del Medicare Tradicional o el enfoque de atención administrada de Medicare Advantage.

A top Democrat on the House antitrust panel sets sights on Big Pharma after wrapping up tech probe Rep. Joe Neguse, D-Colo., wants the committee to examine the FTC's common approach to approving pharmaceutical mergers. AliveCor gets FDA nod for suite of cardiac focused AI algorithms The new algorithms will be able to detect for sinus rhythm with premature ventricular contractions, supraventricular ectopy and sinus rhythm with wide QRS. 

Poll: 1 in 3 Parents Pick Holiday Gathering Over COVID Safety Title: Poll: 1 in 3 Parents Pick Holiday Gathering Over COVID SafetyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/24/2020 12:00:00 AM Mediterranean Diet Cuts Women's Odds for Diabetes Title: Mediterranean Diet Cuts Women's Odds for DiabetesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/24/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

New Tool Could Improve Mental Healthcare For Communities Affected By Covid-19 About a third of adults have been experiencing anxiety or depression symptoms throughout the pandemic. A research team has designed a new tool to meet the growing mental health need. Russia plans to produce 1 billion doses of its ‘cheaper’ Covid vaccine Russia has said that it will make its own shot cheaper than its rivals, and aims to produce 1 billion doses next year.

Junk Food, Booze Often Star in America's Hit Movies Title: Junk Food, Booze Often Star in America's Hit MoviesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/24/2020 12:00:00 AM When will the world reach ‘herd immunity'? Citi economists weigh in Analysis by Citi Research showed that the economic benefits of vaccination may not kick in until late 2021, when "herd immunity" is expected to start forming.

5 things to know before the stock market opens Tuesday Dow futures rose Tuesday, with the Trump administration approving Joe Biden's transition and the president-elect set to pick Janet Yellen as Treasury secretary. New COVID-19 technology offers pooled screening for large groups The technology will be able to screen up to 40 people at once.

Anxiety Might Speed Alzheimer's: Study Title: Anxiety Might Speed Alzheimer's: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/24/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/24/2020 12:00:00 AM Camber intros generic Exalgo Camber's hydromorphone ER tablets are available in dosage strengths of 8 mg, 12 mg, 16 mg and 32 mg.

Generics lineup: Highlighting top companies in generics This month, Drug Store News is highlighting the standouts of the generics industry dedicated to making drug cost savings possible, particularly at this critical time when the healthcare industry has been affected by COVID-19. Rite Aid expands age range for its COVID-19 tests Rite Aid is expanding the eligible age range for testing and planning to add testing to 1,000 drive-thru locations.

Covid-19 Found In Polish Mink, Cull Feared Denmark illegally ordered the culling of its entire herd after the disease spread back into humans from the farmed animals. Texas food bank doubles amount of people it serves amid coronavirus pandemic Eric Cooper, CEO of the San Antonio Food Bank in Texas, said that they now feed double the amount of people they used to compared to pre-pandemic levels.

Alan partners with Tanker for end-to-end encrypted medical chat The medical chat platform brings privacy protection to the public with technology usually reserved for secure messaging services.  U.S. Blood Supply Shortages Nearing The Brink As Covid-19 Pandemic Rages The supply of convalescent plasma, used in treating seriously ill COviod-19 patients, is also dangerously low in parts of the country.

Most Health Insurers Are Waiving Covid-19 Costs For Consumers, New Analysis Shows Many Americans may be experiencing a phenomenon rarely associated with the health insurance industry: generosity. COVID Vaccine Might Spur Some Sickness Title: COVID Vaccine Might Spur Some SicknessCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/24/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

Watch live: Trump administration officials speak on Covid vaccine distribution U.S. officials are are holding a briefing on the Trump administration's coronavirus vaccine program Operation Warp Speed. NEWS-Line says Thank You and Happy Thanksgiving We'd like to take this opportunity to say thanks for being part of the NEWS-Line community of professionals, students, faculty, writers, bloggers, associations, schools, advertisers and agencies. We hope you enjoy a little outdoor time this Thanksgiving, and have some great Zoom sessions with frien...

Scotland Will Be The First Country To Make Period Products Free The goal of the legislation is to eliminate “period poverty.” What Happens If You Suddenly Stop Smoking What Happens If You Suddenly Stop Smoking?

Borden enters the salsa game Borden Creamy Salsa is available in three options — fire roasted, hot and mild. Rural Areas Send Their Sickest Patients to Cities, Straining Hospitals Critically ill rural patients are often sent to city hospitals for high-level treatment, and as their numbers grow, some urban hospitals are buckling under the added strain. Meanwhile, mask-wearing and other pandemic prevention measures remain spotty in rural counties.

Why Prior Experience Can Blind People To Covid-19’s Thanksgiving Risks Dr. Joshua Liao discusses how humans are primed to distort current perspective based on past events: an indoor gathering in winter is not the same as an outdoor gathering in summer, but our brains may incline us to think otherwise Coronavirus Most Contagious Soon After Infection Title: Coronavirus Most Contagious Soon After InfectionCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/24/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

Fitbit study finds heart rate variability fluctuates by age, gender, time of day and activity level The researchers used data from more than 8 million Fitbit users over the course of a randomly selected 24-hour period.  Gut Immune Cells May Play Key Role in MS Title: Gut Immune Cells May Play Key Role in MSCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/24/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

U.S. to test run Covid vaccine distribution networks as it awaits FDA clearance in 'just a few weeks' The shipments, which won't contain the actual vaccine vials, will test the systems used by state health departments to order vaccine doses. Digital Health Platforms Are Addressing An Epidemic Lurking Beneath The Covid-19 Pandemic Robin and Russ both head up companies that are trying to support two constituent groups facing the most dire test in more than a century for our healthcare system: on one side are people who need access to mental health care services but don’t want want to risk further healthcare complications fr...

Arthritis Drug Combo for COVID-19 Authorized by FDA Title: Arthritis Drug Combo for COVID-19 Authorized by FDACategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/21/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AM Fauci Says Vaccine Will Be Safe, Despite Wariness Of Democratic Governors Lacking trust in the Trump administration, a coalition of west coast states and New York have pledged to have their own experts vet a vaccine.

Another Study Finds COVID Usually Mild in Kids Title: Another Study Finds COVID Usually Mild in KidsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AM Were You Notified About Missing Tax Forms for Your ACA Subsidy? Blame COVID. Some consumers who received tax credits to purchase insurance from Affordable Care Act marketplaces report they’ve received letters in error from the government saying they didn’t file the IRS forms to account for how much money they made and how much funding they received from the government.

Dead Fish Are Carrying Mercury To The Deep Ocean According to a new study, more mercury pollution ends up in the deep ocean than previously thought. NHS Faces Action Over Illegal Transgender Healthcare Delays Transgender healthcare clinics have long waiting times, where some patients are waiting as long as four years to get help.

Merck acquires OncoImmune to ramp supply of promising Covid drug The medicine, CD24Fc, was shown to reduce the risk of respiratory failure or death by more than 50% in patients hospitalized with Covid and requiring oxyge Don’t Assume A 14-Day Quarantine Is Enough To Prevent Covid-19 Spread A minority of Covid-19 cases have an incubation period longer than two weeks, and the Chinese government has started retooling its policies accordingly.

Walmart Health moves into Chicago neighborhoods Two Walmart Health locations have opened in the neighborhoods of Chatham and Austin, with additional openings planned for 2021 in Florida. Danone North America brands get into the holiday spirit Danone North America unveiled holiday-themed launches from its Silk, So Delicious Dairy Free, Horizon and Light & Fit brands.

Is Levitra Better Than Viagra Is Levitra Better Than Viagra? AstraZeneca-Oxford Vaccine Up To 90% Effective At Preventing Covid-19, Early Results Show The vaccine is cheaper and much easier to transport than Pfizer and Moderna’s vaccines, which are 95% effective.

More Childbearing Women Having Suicidal Thoughts: Study Title: More Childbearing Women Having Suicidal Thoughts: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AM 5 things to know before the stock market opens Monday U.S. stock futures rose Monday, supported by positive Covid-19 vaccine data from AstraZeneca and FDA emergency approval for Regeneron's antibody treatment.

What Are the Benefits of Taking Vitamin D What Are the Benefits of Taking Vitamin D? Surging LA Eight months after California Healthline’s Heidi de Marco photographed LA under lockdown, she returned to the same iconic spots. Vehicle and foot traffic are up — as are coronavirus cases.

AHA News: Long-Term Survival After Heart Attack Could Hinge on Where You Live Title: AHA News: Long-Term Survival After Heart Attack Could Hinge on Where You LiveCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AM What Biden Can Do to Combat COVID Right Now Although President-elect Joe Biden is free to meet with people who will be vital to carry out his administration’s fight against COVID, he and his transition team are blocked from conferring with federal officials because the Trump administration refuses to acknowledge Biden won the election. That could have a critical impact on Biden's efforts to help fight the coronavirus.

AliveCore gets FDA nod for suite of cardiac focused AI algorithms The new algorithms will be able to detect for sinus rhythm with premature ventricular contractions, supraventricular ectopy and sinus rhythm with wide QRS.  Junk Food, Alcohol Often Star in Hit Movies If there was an Oscar for "most unhealthy food in a leading role," many of America's most popular movies would be serious contenders.

AstraZeneca’s Oxford COVID-19 vaccine found to be highly effective AstraZeneca expects to manufacture up to 3 billion doses of a COVID-19 vaccine in 2021 on a rolling basis, pending regulatory approval. Pantene, Head & Shoulders partner on STEM scholarships Royal Oils by Head & Shoulders and Gold Series from Pantene have partnered on the Rooted in Science Scholarship, which will be awarded to Black women pursuing a degree in STEM.

Parents Complain That Pediatricians, Wary of COVID, Shift Sick Kids to Urgent Care Referrals of children to urgent care clinics or emergency rooms have become so prevalent that the American Academy of Pediatrics came out with interim guidance on how practices can safely continue to see patients. The academy recommended that pediatricians strive "to provide care for the same variety of visits that they provided prior to the public health emergency." How Do I Get Rid of a Cold Fast How Do I Get Rid of a Cold Fast?

Why Are Covid-19 Cases Increasing? Here Are 7 Reasons Friday had over 194,000 new reported cases in the U.S. and over 82,000 people hospitalized due to Covid-19. Smidt Heart Institute Cardiothoracic Surgeons Continue to Perform Safe, Successful Heart and Lung Transplants Throughout the Pandemic Rosemarie Barron was 17 when she had a cardiac arrest and underwent an emergency heart transplant. While she survived and continued to live a full and vibrant life, her longtime cardiologist, Jon Kobashigawa, MD, director of the Heart Transplant Program at the Smidt Heart Institute, told her 20 ye...

Nursing Homes See Continued Record Number Of New COVID Cases As Community Spread Increases Across The U.S. The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), representing more than 14,000 nursing homes and assisted living communities across the country that provide care to approximately five million people each year, released a report today showing nursing homes in ... 1 in 3 Parents Say Holiday Gathering Worth COVID Risk In a new nationwide poll of 1,443 parents, about one in three said the benefits of gathering with families for the holidays outweighed the risk of spreading the virus.

College Kid Coming Home for Thanksgiving? Here's How to Keep Your Family Safe Title: College Kid Coming Home for Thanksgiving? Here's How to Keep Your Family SafeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AM FDA Authorizes Arthritis Drug Combo for COVID-19 FDA Authorizes Arthritis Drug Combo for COVID-19

December Issue Highlights: Community-Acquired Pneumonia, Nurses’ COVID-19 Experiences, More “As we go forward from this difficult year, we should take great pride in the fact that, perhaps for the first time, nurses’ work, commitment, and skills are visible all over the world.”—editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy in her editorial, “Moving On from the (Unimaginable) Year of the Nurse and the Midwife” The December issue of AJN [...] The post December Issue Highlights: Community-Acquired Pneumonia, Nurses’ COVID-19 Experiences, More appeared first on Off the Charts. Symptoms When Your Blood Sugar Is Too High What Are the Symptoms When Your Blood Sugar Is Too High?

'Close to 1,000' Cleveland Clinic caregivers infected with Covid-19, says hospital official The Cleveland Clinic’s Chief Caregiver Officer urged her community to follow social distancing and mask guidelines as Covid-19 grips caregivers in her hospital. Personality Traits Affect Shelter At Home Compliance A worldwide survey conducted during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic found that people with certain common personality traits were less likely to shelter at home when government policies were less restrictive, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. “We fou...

Increased Risk Of Chronic Conditions Associated With Early Antibiotic Exposure Researchers have linked early antibiotic use with a greater risk of developing childhood-onset asthma, respiratory allergies, eczema, celiac disease, obesity and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Here's what parents need to know. AHA News: Why People Fear Performing CPR on Women – and What to Do About It Title: AHA News: Why People Fear Performing CPR on Women – and What to Do About ItCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AM

Report: Drop In Greenhouse Gas Emissions Amid Covid-19 Pandemic Fails To Slow Climate Crisis Despite emissions plummeting during lockdowns, greenhouse gas levels continue to rise to record levels. Ebola Outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo Declared Over Title: Ebola Outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo Declared OverCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AM

CVS Health picks Montgomery to lead CVS Pharmacy Neela Montgomery, former CEO of Crate & Barrel, will serve as executive vice president and president of CVS Pharmacy/retail, overseeing the company's 10,000 pharmacies. Here’s What You Need To Know About AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca, with partner Oxford University, released preliminary data for its phase 3 Covid-19 Monday showing that the vaccine may be up to 90% effective.

AstraZeneca's Covid vaccine might seem less effective than its peers — but it has some advantages AstraZeneca's vaccine appears to have an advantage when it comes to storage, affordability and distribution, Jefferies analysts said. U.S. Surgeon General Warns Against Holiday Gatherings, Including At The White House Multiple attendees at two recent Trump administration events have contracted coronavirus.

Covid-19 Pandemic Drives Innovation in Diabetes Care The COVID-19 pandemic has jumpstarted innovation in health care delivery and allowed for real-world testing of diabetes care models in unprecedented ways, according to a manuscript published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. For diabetes, which affects half ... Which Kids With COVID Will Get Very Sick? Title: Which Kids With COVID Will Get Very Sick?Category: Health NewsCreated: 11/21/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AM

Housewares industry sees record growth amid pandemic Leana Salamah, vice president of marketing for the International Housewares Association, discusses how the home and housewares industry discovered its own essential nature for consumers during the pandemic. CBD Living's new labels emphasize benefits On the labels, CBD Living's products will be identified with one of five categories — Calming, Energy, Immunity, Relief and Sleep — and will call out such features as gluten-free and vegan.

Doctors say CDC should warn people the side effects from Covid vaccine shots won't be 'a walk in the park' Doctors urge the CDC to be transparent about the side effects people may experience after getting their first shot of a coronavirus vaccine. The 5 Biggest Healthcare Trends In 2021 Everyone Should Be Ready For Today Healthcare has not only been affected by the global coronavirus pandemic, but has simultaneously experienced an accelerated digital transformation. Here we look at the key healthcare trends for 2021.

UK's Boris Johnson confirms end of lockdown on Dec. 2 — with conditions U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed that England's nationwide lockdown will be lifted, but said a tougher tier system will be replace it. New Zealand, With Its Covid-19 Outbreak Under Control, Is In Talks With Biden As U.S. Exceeds 12 Million Cases The country of 5 million is widely seen as having successfully tackled the pandemic and is now offering its top experts to help the world’s worst-affected country.

Three Healthcare Achievements To Be Thankful For Thanksgiving is this Thursday. It may seem hard to believe, but even in this year unlike any other, there's still plenty to be thankful for—including some notable developments in healthcare policy. Watch live: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo holds a press briefing on Covid New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is scheduled to hold a press briefing on the coronavirus.

California Law Banning Toxic Chemicals in Cosmetics Will Transform Industry The law will ban the manufacture and sale in California of personal care products that contain 24 toxics, including asbestos, formaldehyde and lead, and is expected to fill a gap in federal regulation as companies sell the new formulations nationwide. New York Gov. Cuomo reopens Covid field hospital in Staten Island as hospitalizations accelerate New York will reopen a temporary field hospital on Staten Island to help treat an influx of coronavirus patients, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Monday.

The Good Cough and the Bad Cough: Treating Coughs in a Targeted Way, Based on Their Type Researchers might be able to treat a troublesome cough in disease without disrupting the protective cough we need for optimal lung health, by targeting the different brain circuits involved. That’s according to new research published in The Journal of Physiology. More people seek medical advice for... Does Parents' Nagging Kids About Screen Time Even Matter? Title: Does Parents' Nagging Kids About Screen Time Even Matter?Category: Health NewsCreated: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AM

HIV Death Rate Falls By Nearly Half Title: HIV Death Rate Falls By Nearly HalfCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/22/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AM Walgreens: Covid-19 Vaccines To Be Available At 9,000 Stores In 2021 Walgreens is the latest drugstore giant to promise its customers access to Covid-19 vaccines once available.

What Does It Mean When Red Blood Cells Are Low What Does It Mean When Your Red Blood Cells Are Low? Hy-Vee reinstates reserved shopping hour for those at high risk for COVID-19 A reserved shopping hour will be offered at all Hy-Vee locations from Monday through Friday, dedicated for customers 60 years old and older, expectant mothers and anyone with an underlying health condition.

One Man, One Plane, Seven Infections And Counting: A Cautionary Tale For All Those Planning Air Travel In September, a man who had tested negative for Covid-19 boarded a flight. Days later, he and six other passengers were confirmed to be infected. The risks of air travel are real and, with the holidays fast approaching, must be taken into account. Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer May Raise Heart Risks Title: Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer May Raise Heart RisksCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/20/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AM

Masks Work. Get Over It Social media was abuzz this week over a new study out of Denmark about the effectiveness of masks. The study seemed to cast doubt on whether masks really work. A closer look shows that these doubts are unfounded. Poll: 35% Of Parents Say Thanksgiving Gatherings During Pandemic Are Worth The Risk More than 12 million Americans have had coronavirus, and cases have surged in the weeks leading up to the holiday.

Vegan Diets Tied to Higher Bone Fracture Risk Title: Vegan Diets Tied to Higher Bone Fracture RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AM Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine shows an average 70% effectiveness in preventing the virus One regimen showed an effectiveness of 90% when participants received a half dose, followed by a full dose at least one month apart.

Disasters Leave a Rise in Suicides in Their Wake: Study Title: Disasters Leave a Rise in Suicides in Their Wake: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AM Germany looks set to extend lockdown into December as infections remain high Germany could be preparing to extend its current lockdown into December as the number of coronavirus infections remains high across the country.

Navenio's 'Uber-for-indoors' secures $1.1M investment The Oxford University spin-out's intelligent workforce solutions secures additional $1.1M to mitigate cross-contamination in hospitals. Young Americans Lonely, Depressed During Pandemic Loneliness, anxiety, depression and substance use have increased sharply among young American adults during the COVID-19 pandemic, a survey shows.

Sanford Health CEO Refuses To Wear Face Masks After Having Covid-19 CEO Kelby Krabbenhoft, who is not a scientist or a doctor, claims that he is "immune for at least seven months and perhaps years to come, similar to that of chicken pox, measles, etc." 'Hidden' Prostate Cancer Usually Means Good Outcome Negative biopsies among early-stage prostate cancer patients who've chosen active surveillance are associated with a low risk of disease progression, but they aren't a sign that their cancer has completely vanished, a new study indicates.

Regeneron’s COVID-19 cocktail gets FDA emergency use authorization Initial doses of Regeneron's antibody cocktail will be made available to approximately 300,000 patients, with no medication out-of-pocket costs, under a U.S. government allocation program. Asia is leading the way in travel recovery, says bookings platform Agoda The best pockets of recovery are domestic travel in Taiwan, Thailand and increasingly, Vietnam, said John Brown of Agoda, a subsidiary of Booking Holdings.