Daily Archives: October 3, 2020

From both sides, thoughts and prayers for Trump, some more heartfelt than others

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive in Cleveland ahead of the first presidential debate, Sept. 29. (Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images) The first reaction of many Americans to the news that President Trump has contracted the coronavirus was, naturally, to offer prayers for his recovery. If what theologians call “intercessory prayer” could cure coronavirus, which has killed more …

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Vaccine Red Flags That Could Alarm Experts as Trials Reach Final Stage

Share on PinterestCOVID-19 vaccine trials have reached the final stage before they could be approved for use. WANG ZHAO/AFP / Getty Images As President Donald Trump pushes for a COVID-19 vaccine by Election Day, health experts are keeping an eye on the integrity of the vaccine approval process. The appearance that the Trump administration is rushing the COVID-19 vaccine process …

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Some Newborns May Benefit from Ingesting Mother’s Fecal Matter

Share on PinterestResearchers are learning how to help infants build up important gut bacteria. Catherine Delahaye / Getty Images Infants born via cesarean delivery may have an underdeveloped microbiome. A new study found that infants exposed to their mother’s fecal matter may benefit. Experts warn this was tested in a hospital, and it’s not something anyone should try at home. …

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Trump: Oxford professor on president’s experimental Covid-19 treatment

Professor Martin Landray, from the University of Oxford professor, is co-leading the UK trial of the monoclonal antibody treatment, which is being used on President Trump. Professor Landray said the Regeneron drug helps stops the virus getting into cells, and has shown “promising results” in trials. Source link : https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-54401066 Author : Publish date : 2020-10-03 10:25:21 Copyright for syndicated …

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Normal Conversation Spreads Virus-Laden Droplets Beyond 6 Feet

Latest Prevention & Wellness News FRIDAY, Oct. 2, 2020 (HealthDay News) Ordinary conversation releases airborne droplets that can spread widely through indoor spaces, a finding with big implications for transmission of the new coronavirus, researchers say. Their experiments showed that everyday talk can expel droplets farther than the typical “social distancing” limit of 6 feet. “People should recognize that they …

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Genetics Might Explain Some Cases of Cerebral Palsy

THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2020 (HealthDay News) Genetic problems cause about 14% of cerebral palsy cases, and many of the implicated genes control the wiring of brain circuits during early fetal development, new research shows. The largest genetic study of cerebral palsy supports previous findings and provides “the strongest evidence to date that a significant portion of cerebral palsy cases can …

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With ‘Twindemic’ Looming, 2 out of 5 Americans Plan to Skip Flu Shot

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2020 (HealthDay News) Despite a potential looming “twindemic” of influenza and COVID-19, about 2 in 5 U.S. adults do not plan to get a flu shot, a new survey shows. Only 59% of adults surveyed said they will get the influenza vaccine during the 2020-2021 flu season, according to results released Thursday by …

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Kellyanne Conway tests positive for COVID, with ‘mild’ symptoms, as epidemic spreads through Trump circles

WASHINGTON — Kellyanne Conway, until recently one of President Trump’s most visible aides and staunchest defenders, announced on Friday night she had “tested positive for COVID,” becoming at least the 10th person who was in the White House to come down with the illness this week.  “Tonight I tested positive for COVID-19. My symptoms are mild (light cough) and I’m …

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The Potential Treatments for the President

Share on PinterestThere is no cure for COVID-19, but there are some treatment options. Drew Angerer/Getty Images President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump announced they have mild symptoms of COVID-19. There is no cure or vaccine for COVID-19. Two drugs can help reduce the duration and mortality rate, but they are not curative therapies. President Donald Trump and …

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With Trump hospitalized for COVID-19, experimental therapeutics show some promise

On Friday evening, shortly before President Trump headed to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the White House released more information about his treatment for COVID-19.  Trump’s physician said in a health update that the president received a single 8-gram dose of Regeneron’s polyclonal antibody cocktail “as a precautionary measure,” and that Trump has also been taking zinc, vitamin D, …

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FDA OKs Combo Therapy for First-Line Mesothelioma Treatment

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved combination nivolumab (Opdivo, Bristol-Myers Squibb) and ipilimumab (Yervoy, Bristol-Myers Squibb) to be used as first-line treatment of adult patients with unresectable malignant pleural mesothelioma. This is the first drug regimen to receive regulatory approval for mesothelioma in 16 years and only the second systemic therapy to be approved for this indication. …

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