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UAB infectious disease specialist sidelined after son tests positive for COVID-19

UAB infectious disease specialist sidelined after son tests positive for COVID-19



ASSOCIATION. THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19 JUST GOT PERSONAL FOR AN INFECTIOUS DISEEAS SPECIALIST IN OUR AREA WVTM 13’S CHIP SCARBOROUGH IS HERE WITHHE T STORY OF ONE PHYSICIANOW N OFF THE JOB BECAUSE HER SON IS SICK WITH COVID-19 CHIP. SHERRY DR. ELLEN EATON AT UAB IS NOW IN HOM IESOLATION BECAUSE HER NINE YEAR OLD SON TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19. THAT MEANS SHE’S AWAY FROM WORK AT A TIME WHEN SHE’S NEEDED MORE THAN EVER. ISTH IS

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Ionis’ partner to evaluate tominersen for Huntington’s disease in new Phase 2 trial

CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: IONS) announced that its partner, Roche, is designing a new Phase 2 trial to evaluate tominersen in Huntington’s disease (HD). After halting dosing in the Phase 3 GENERATION HD1 study, exploratory post-hoc analyses suggest tominersen may benefit younger adult patients with lower disease burden. These results require confirmation in a randomized, placebo-controlled study.

“These findings are promising and warrant a new study designed to test tominersen in this specific patient group. We are pleased that Roche has determined that there is a path to advance the tominersen development

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Bella Hadid Opens Up About Being in “Excruciating and Debilitating Mental and Physical Pain”

Bella Hadid spoke frankly about the toll Lyme disease, the pandemic and the unpredictable schedule of a model have taken on her mental health.

The supermodel explained to the WSJ. Magazine that it’s taken two years of this societal slow down for her to “realize now that my body is a temple and the routine that we have in the morning, especially Monday mornings, is…almost the most important thing because if you don’t start your week on a good note, it’s not going to be good for you.” Because of her Lyme disease diagnosis, Hadid adds that she suffers from

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Can omicron cause severe disease in unvaccinated kids? Here’s what parents should know

Dr. Ibukun Kalu, Duke University Hospital:

Thank you so much for having me, Stephanie.

I hear the frustration. And pediatricians and providers around the country have felt the same, as we’re trying to tackle how best to keep kids safe, particularly those that are not yet eligible for a vaccine.

So, to your question as to how severe this is, we have seen more cases in the community, which has meant more kids ending up in the hospital. But we’re also seeing milder infections even in kids.

So what that means is, we’re seeing upper respiratory infections. But for our

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Colbert Introduces a Disease-Ridden Restaurant Chain for Antivaxxers (Video)

Stephen Colbert tackled antivaxxers in a chain restaurant-themed bit on Tuesday’s “The Late Show.”

Colbert kicked things off with a cold open gag — as always, inspired by real stuff — that imagined a restaurant tailor made for people who won’t get vaccinated.

Using as a jump off point the recent news of a mob of antivaxxers who went to the Olive Garden in Times Square, New York City, demanding to be served despite refusing to comply with the restaurant’s COVID policies, the gag was a fake ad for “COVID Garden. The only restaurant chain with absolutely no health regulations.”

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WHO ‘strongly recommends’ arthritis drug for severe disease

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The WHO recently updated its COVID-19 treatment guide. Horacio Villalobos/Getty Images
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) continually updates a “living guideline” on drug treatments for COVID-19.
  • The latest update strongly recommends an arthritis drug called baricitinib for patients with severe or critical disease.
  • The recommendation follows a review by an expert panel of the latest evidence from clinical trials.
  • The update also recommends the monoclonal antibody sotrovimab for individuals who do not have severe COVID-19 but are at high risk of hospitalization.

The WHO has strongly recommended that doctors use an arthritis drug called baricitinib to treat

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Chronic Wasting Disease detected in Lauderdale County

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – A sample recently collected from a hunter harvested, white-tailed deer in west-central Lauderdale County has been confirmed positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). This is the first case of CWD detected in Alabama’s deer herd.

“CWD was first detected in Tennessee and Mississippi in 2018 and has been moving slowly toward Alabama,” said Chris Blankenship, Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR). “The Department has implemented multiple proactive regulations to combat the spread into Alabama. Compliance from the public on those measures helped delay the spread into the state for several years.”

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South African hospital sees less serious disease, coming end of Omicron surge

A woman receives a dose of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine, as South Africa rolls out the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination to the elderly at the Munsieville Care for the Aged Centre outside Johannesburg, South Africa May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

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Jan 7 (Reuters) – The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings and that has yet to be certified by peer review.

South African hospital sees less serious disease with Omicron

Doctors in one of the

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Stress may be the culprit behind Crohn’s disease, study finds

Researchers have identified a possible link between psychological stress and Crohn’s disease.

In a study led by Canada’s McMaster University and the Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute, and published in the journal Nature, the authors said that mouse models found that stress hormones suppressed the innate immune system that normally protects the gut from Enterobacteriaceae. 

IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME MAY NOT BE ALL IN YOUR HEAD

Enterobacteriaceae is a group of bacteria, including E. coli, which has been linked to the inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract.

In people with Crohn’s disease, harmless bacteria present in the GI tract are

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Even with ‘milder’ disease, Virginia’s latest COVID-19 surge is straining hospitals

On Friday, the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association announced a concerning milestone for the state — COVID-19 hospitalizations had reached an all-time single-day high of 3,329, surpassing the state’s previous single-day peak, in January of last year, by nearly 130 admissions.

The total included both confirmed positives and 226 patients with pending tests, which could lower Friday’s numbers if any of the results came back negative. Still, there’s no question that the current surge is increasing coronavirus hospitalizations in Virginia. Julian Walker, vice president of communications for VHHA, said the association’s confirmed admission numbers include only patients with a primary

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