Canada Blocks Certain Drug Exports In Response To US Plan

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Canada announced Saturday a ban on exporting certain medicines that are or may soon be in short supply, a measure in response to a US plan to import drugs from its northern neighbor.

The plan promoted by outgoing US President Donald Trump aimed at allowing pharmacists and wholesalers to import certain prescription drugs in bulk from Canada takes effect on Monday.

The US plan is intended to lower prices for

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Better Buy: Nike vs. Planet Fitness

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Since June, Nike‘s (NYSE:NKE) and Planet Fitness(NYSE:PLNT) share prices have been on divergent paths. This year, Nike’s stock has gained 22%, while Planet Fitness’ shareholders have endured a 14% loss.

In choosing which one is the better investment right now, is it preferable to go with the company whose stock has hit a snag or the one that has done well during trying times? Let’s find out

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Ionis announces AstraZeneca’s initiation of the Phase 2b clinical study of its antisense medicine targeting PCSK9 to lower LDL-cholesterol | News

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CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IONS) today announced that the biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has initiated a Phase 2b clinical trial of ION449 (AZD8233), an investigational antisense medicine designed to reduce blood cholesterol levels in patients with dyslipidemia by targeting proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9), an important regulator of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C). PCSK9 is an enzyme that controls the number of LDL

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Reno hospital opens COVID-19 unit in parking garage

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Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno on Thursday opened in its parking garage a medical unit for COVID-19 patients, whose growing numbers have alarmed hospital officials.

“Over the weekend, it really looked as though our back was against the wall,” with patients unable to move out of the ER because there were no available hospital beds, Dr. Tony Slonim, president and CEO of Renown Health, said during a call with

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How What You Eat Affect Your Health and Fitness

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The food we eat plays an integral part in the way we look and feel. Regular exercise is essential, but nutrition has the most significant impact on our fitness, according to research. Now the trend is to focus on healthy food intake as a primary goal of fitness. We’re safer and happier when good eating habits are a lifestyle. Eating right means reducing body fat, losing a few pounds, feeling … Read More

7 Native American Inventions That Revolutionized Medicine And Public Health

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November is National American Indian Heritage Month, a time of recognition for the substantial contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the U.S. But, the month and remembrance, like many Native influences, still

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Fitness experts recommend the best TRX-like suspension trainers

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Ever since March, Covid has led many Americans to reconsider their wellness routines, finding novel ways and existing home gym fitness equipment to

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UK authorisation for Pfizer/BioNTech mRNA vaccine marks revolution in medicine

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Highlights

  • It’s a crazy concept, but it happens: Your body makes your own medicine.
  • That’s what vaccines do, and had been doing, since the first shot was invented by Dr Edward Jenner in 1796.
  • In the past, making vaccines took time (up to 16 years) to test safety and efficacy.
  • On December 2, 2020, authorisation of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine by the UK government shows a much shorter time is possible
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The Best Ways to Whiten Teeth at Home and in-Office

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Cosmetic dentistry is a $21.9 billion industry that’s projected to reach $30.1 billion by 2025. According to market reports, advances in technology, dental techniques and minimally invasive procedures coupled with increasing consumer demand for cosmetic procedures like tooth whitening, veneers and dental crowns have caused the industry to flourish. All of this along with, of course, the continued emphasis on aesthetics and personal appearance we can attribute to the rise

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Sofia Mattsson Likes to Rehearse Her Lines at This Unexpected Time of Day

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Sofia Mattsson is best known for playing Sasha Gilmore on General Hospital. She joined the cast in 2018 and has since become a big part of the show. Sasha’s life has intertwined with those of long-time citizens in Port Charles.

Because of her increased prominence on General Hospital, Mattsson has no doubt been given more lines to memorize. Every actor has their own method for tackling this task,

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Why employers find it so hard to test for COVID

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Brandon Hudgins works the main floor at Fleet Feet, a running-shoe store chain, for more than 30 hours a week. He chats with customers, measuring their feet and dashing in and out of the storage area to locate right-sized shoes. Sometimes, clients drag their masks down while speaking. Others refuse to wear masks at all.

So he worries about COVID-19. And with good reason. Across the U.S., COVID hospitalizations and

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Kids’ physical fitness is more important than BMI — ScienceDaily

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For adults, the goal of exercise is often to shed some pounds, but new research from the University of Georgia suggests the objective should be different for kids.

Physical education should focus on improving students’ physical skills, knowledge of the benefits of exercise and motivation to be active. The goal should be to build students’ cardiorespiratory endurance, a measure of how well the body handles long periods of exercise —

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Was ‘Scrubs’ Filmed at a Real Hospital?

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Medical shows are a dime a dozen on TV these days. Among all the fast-paced dramas, one show stands out: Scrubs. 

The TV show ran for nine seasons, from 2001 to 2010, and gained a massive cult following along the way. Scrubs pioneered the medical dramedy genre. Following the lives of young medical interns, it’s equal parts hilarious, goofy, emotional, and heartfelt.

While the show is definitely entertaining to watch,

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Dr. Fauci: US may see ‘surge upon surge’ of virus in weeks ahead

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The nation’s top infectious disease expert said Sunday that the U.S. may see “surge upon a surge” of the coronavirus over the coming weeks, and he does not expect current recommendations around social distancing to be relaxed before Christmas.

“When you have the kind of inflection that we have, it doesn’t all of a sudden turn around like that,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and

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DVIDS – News – BMACH Remembers Beloved Family Medicine Resident

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November 20, 2020

BMACH Remembers Beloved Family Medicine Resident

From Martin Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

FORT BENNING, GA – Fort Benning Martin Army Community Hospital offers our sincerest condolences to the family of Capt. Seth Vernon Vande Kamp. The 31-year-old from Katy, Texas served as a Family Medicine Resident at BMACH, until he pcs’d in August. As one of the Army’s newest physicians, he touched the lives

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A blaze in a Romanian hospital COVID unit that killed 10 patients shows the heightened fire risk hospitals face in treating coronavirus

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a bus parked in front of a building: Firefighters at the hospital in Piatra Neamt, Romania, on November 14, 2020. Inquam Photos/tvmneant.ro/Flavius Corfu/Reuters


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Firefighters at the hospital in Piatra Neamt, Romania, on November 14, 2020. Inquam Photos/tvmneant.ro/Flavius Corfu/Reuters

  • A fire killed 10 COVID-19 patients in a Romanian hospital, and badly hurt a doctor who tried to rescue them, according to multiple reports. 
  • The doctor who stayed to try and put out the fire has been hailed as a hero, but suffered 40% burns, The Guardian reported. 
  • Health authorities have
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Explainer: Will COVID-19 Vaccines Protect Us? Does Efficacy Equal Effectiveness? | Top News

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(Reuters) – The frontrunners in the COVID-19 vaccine race have emerged with different success rates for their shots in clinical trials, but what does that mean for the global fight against the pandemic?

U.S. drugmakers Pfizer-BioNtech and Moderna have each said their coronavirus vaccines have an efficacy rate of around 95% and a Russian project touted 92% efficacy for its Sputnik V vaccine.

Britain’s AstraZeneca announced an average efficacy rate

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Novant Health, UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine Announce Agreement to Partner Across North Carolina

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. & CHAPEL HILL, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov 19, 2020–

Novant Health, UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine have reached an agreement to expand medical education, research and clinical services to Novant Health facilities and other locations across North Carolina. This partnership will expand the recently approved relationship between these organizations in New Hanover County to include Mecklenburg, Forsyth and other counties, with an additional focus to find innovative solutions

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San Luis Obispo Dentist Reports the Top Dental Concerns for Teens

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Daily brushing and flossing and limiting sugary food and beverages are always at the top of good dental practices regardless of age. The tween and teen years do highlight some special concerns and Dr. Douglas Ng, a dentist in San Luis Obispo, CA is pleased to bring these concerns to the attention of parents and teens.

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (PRWEB) November 11, 2020

Daily brushing and flossing and limiting

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