Pandemic Is Changing Addiction Care, for Better and Worse

WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2020 — The COVID-19 pandemic is shaking up America’s approach to addiction treatment, but the fallout hasn’t been all bad, experts say. In-person support meetings either aren’t happening or have been severely curtailed, and addiction centers are facing financial ruin because folks are too afraid of the coronavirus to seek treatment. But […]

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FDA Approves Oral Treatment for Myelodysplastic Syndrome

News Consumer News FDA Approves Oral Treatment for Myelodysplastic Syndrome WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Inqovi (decitabine and cedazuridine) tablets, an oral outpatient treatment option for patients with myelodysplastic syndromes and chronic myelomonocytic leukemia, the agency announced Tuesday. Inqovi provides another option for patients who previously needed […]

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The Long-Term Harm of Missing School

WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2020 — Missing lots of school between kindergarten and eighth grade may have consequences when kids grow up, a new study suggests. When they reached their early 20s, frequent absentees were less likely to vote and more likely to have economic problems and poor educational outcomes, researchers found. The results suggest early […]

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Many Cases of ‘Penicillin Allergy’ Might Be Mistaken

WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2020 — Penicillin allergy is often unconfirmed in hospital patients, meaning many unnecessarily receive other antibiotics that may be less effective and even harmful, a new study finds. The researchers analyzed records of nearly 11,000 patients at 106 U.S. hospitals and found that 16% of those with a self-reported penicillin allergy were […]

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How the Pandemic Is Changing Summer Camp

WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2020 — If your children are going to summer school or camps this year, you may need to prepare them for safety precautions that will be in place due to the coronavirus pandemic, an expert says. “Social interaction, engaging learning opportunities and physical activity are critically important for kids’ emotional and physical […]

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