Why staying fit needs to be more than a walk in the park

Why staying fit needs to be more than a walk in the park: DR MICHAEL MOSLEY says strength-building ‘resistance’ exercise helps weight loss, fights infection and could make a Covid vaccine work better Are you managing to keep fit? Chances are, probably not. We all know that maintaining fitness levels is crucial, not just for our waistlines but for our […]

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Monthly News Roundup – October 2020

Gilead’s Veklury (remdesivir) is First Approved Treatment for COVID-19  In October, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first treatment for COVID-19, Gilead’s antiviral drug Veklury (remdesivir). Previously approved under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), Veklury is now fully cleared for the treatment of hospitalized patients with COVID-19. Veklury is a nucleotide analog RNA polymerase inhibitor and works […]

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FDA Approves Eysuvis

FDA Approves Eysuvis (loteprednol etabonate) Ophthalmic Suspension for the Short-Term Treatment of the Signs and Symptoms of Dry Eye Disease WATERTOWN, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 27, 2020– Kala Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:KALA), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative therapies for diseases of the eye, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Eysuvis […]

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‘Falling Back’ Is Easier Than ‘Springing Forward’: Here’s Why

Experts say “falling back” after daylight saving time is easier on the body than “springing forward” is in March. However, they note that parents of infants, night shift workers, and people with mood disorders can be affected. They say slowly adjusting your bedtime, getting more exercise, and using a light box can help. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every part […]

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US passes nine million reported coronavirus cases

The United States passed nine million reported coronavirus cases on Friday, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University, as infections spike days before the nation chooses its next president. The country, which has seen a resurgence of its COVID-19 outbreak since mid-October, has now charted 9,007,298 cases, according to a real-time count by the Baltimore-based school. More than 229,000 […]

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Monty Don health: The ‘strange’ feeling Gardeners’ World star felt before having a stroke

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Monty Don, 65, first appeared on Gardeners’ World in 2003 offering tips and tricks to fellow green-fingered fanatics. But five years after first appearing on the popular BBC series, the star suffered a mini-stroke. The self-confessed workaholic […]

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New cause of inflammation in people with HIV identified

While current antiretroviral treatments for HIV are highly effective, data has shown that people living with HIV appear to experience accelerated aging and have shorter lifespans—by up to five to 10 years—compared to people without HIV. These outcomes have been associated with chronic inflammation, which could lead to the earlier onset of age-associated diseases, such as atherosclerosis, cancers, or neurocognitive […]

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Election 2020: Trump versus Biden on healthcare issues

As the 2020 election draws near, healthcare sits atop many voters’ agendas. Here, we summarize President Trump and Joe Biden’s approaches to some of the most pressing healthcare issues. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, it is no surprise that healthcare looms large in the minds of people in the United States. For many in the U.S., health insurance is tied […]

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Neutralizing Antibody Shows Potential for Mild-to-Moderate COVID-19

FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2020 — Viral load was decreased at day 11 for patients with mild or moderate COVID-19 who received a single intravenous infusion of virus-neutralizing monoclonal antibody versus placebo, according to a study published online Oct. 28 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Peter Chen, M.D., from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, and colleagues randomly assigned […]

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