Daily Archives: October 7, 2020

Stimulating the ears and tongue may reduce severity of tinnitus

By Layal Liverpool   A treatment for tinnitus includes an electrode that delivers stimulation to the tongue while headphones play white noiseNeuromod Devices Limited A device that stimulates the tongue and ears could help reduce the severity of tinnitus, a hearing disorder where people perceive phantom noises such as ringing in their ears. The device, developed by Irish firm Neuromod …

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New Drug for Hypochondria Soon to Be OK’d (Satire)

Disclaimer: This post is from GomerBlog, a satirical site about healthcare. Expect GiantDrugCo’s stock price to hit record levels soon — the company expects to launch the first-ever drug to treat hypochondria. To be marketed as Placebadil, it’s an enteric-coated sucrose-(2R,3S,4S,5R,6R)-2-(hydroxymethyl)-6-[(2R,3S,4R,5R,6S)-4,5,6-trihydroxy-2-(hydroxymethyl)oxan-3-yl]oxy-oxane-3,4,5-trio, also known as “sugar” and “starch.” In phase I and II trials, the drug was successful at treating myriad …

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Reproductive Health Tied to CVD in Women

Pregnancy complications and fertility issues that occur throughout the course of life may increase a woman’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) later on in life, according to an umbrella review. A wide range of female sex-specific reproductive health factors from first menstruation to menopause were associated with increased risk of composite CVD, stroke, ischemic heart disease, and heart failure …

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MEDIOLA Examines Triplet Therapy in Ovarian Cancer

At the 2020 European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) virtual congress, researchers presented results for safety and efficacy of olaparib plus durvalumab with or without bevacizumab in women with recurrent platinum-sensitive relapsed ovarian cancer who don’t have a germline BRCA mutation. In this exclusive MedPage Today video, study author Yvette Drew, MBBS, PhD, from Northern Center for Cancer Care in …

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‘It’s a Slaughter’; Trump Halts COVID Relief Talks; Mask Up Between Bites in Calif.

Note that some links may require registration or subscription. William Foege, MD, the former CDC director under Presidents Carter and Reagan, suggested in a private letter to the agency’s current leader, Robert Redfield, MD, that he orchestrate his own firing by revealing the CDC’s failings and the meddling from the White House. “It’s a slaughter and not just a political …

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