Daily Archives: October 14, 2020

Docs Develop Clinical Guides for Medical Cannabis

As medical cannabis gains more mainstream acceptance, and as physicians increasingly encounter patient questions about its use, doctors are developing more clinical resources to guide those who decide to prescribe it. At this year’s PAINWeek in September, Alan Bell, MD, of the University of Toronto, and colleagues presented recommendations for using medical cannabis to treat chronic pain. The same month, …

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Covid-19 news: New restrictions introduced in the UK and across Europe

By Michael Le Page , Clare Wilson , Jessica Hamzelou , Adam Vaughan , Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool A worker covers a pool table at Cafe Louvre ahead of the introduction of new coronavirus restrictions in Prague, Czech RepublicMilan Jaros/Bloomberg via Getty Images Latest coronavirus news as of 5 pm on 14 October Tighter restrictions introduced in the UK …

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Upadacitinib, Abatacept Go Head to Head in RA

The oral JAK inhibitor upadacitinib (Rinvoq) was more effective than the T-cell costimulation modulator abatacept (Orencia) in patients with moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis who had an inadequate response to previous biologic therapy in a phase III trial. At week 12, the mean change from baseline on the Disease Activity Index in 28 joints (DAS28, based on C-reactive protein [CRP]) was -2.52 …

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How Long Does It Take for COVID-19 to Stop Being Contagious?

Share on PinterestPresident Trump held a rally less than two weeks after testing positive for COVID-19. Joe Raedle/Getty Images We don’t have a test to determine how much a person may transmit the coronavirus, so doctors have to judge this based on their symptoms. President Trump and Senator Mike Lee made headlines for appearing in public after developing COVID-19. COVID-19 …

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