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Regions with early interest, adoption of face masks showed modest COVID-19 infection rates

Regions with early interest, adoption of face masks showed modest COVID-19 infection rates

Countries with early interest in face mask use had milder COVID-19 infection rates, according to a letter-to-the-editor published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Researchers with the Chinese University of Hong Kong reported findings from an analysis of how public interest in face masks, based on Google Trends relative search volume data, […]

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Police brutality must stop

Police brutality must stop

Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH Board Chair American Medical Association Full Bio Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA President American Medical Association  @PatriceHarrisMD Full Bio AMA policy recognizes that physical or verbal violence between law enforcement officers and the public, particularly among Black and Brown communities where these incidents are more prevalent and pervasive, is a critical […]

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Why the Coronavirus Is So Confusing

Why the Coronavirus Is So Confusing

On march 27, as the U.S. topped 100,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, Donald Trump stood at the lectern of the White House press-briefing room and was asked what he’d say about the pandemic to a child. Amid a meandering answer, Trump remarked, “You can call it a germ, you can call it a flu, you can […]

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Local, Practical, Apolitical: Inside Germany’s Successful Coronavirus Strategy

Local, Practical, Apolitical: Inside Germany’s Successful Coronavirus Strategy

Source: Wall Street Journal By: Bojan Pancevski and Bertrand Benoit Nation’s 16 states are unsung heroes of the battle; keeping factories open, health-care system prepared BERLIN—Germany’s success in battling the coronavirus pandemic has drawn international attention. The main lessons: Fight the virus locally, and keep politics out of it. Germany’s campaign against the virus has largely been fought by regional […]

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Trump Administration Champions Reporting of COVID-19 Clinical Trial Data through Quality Payment Program, Announces New Clinical Trials Improvement Activity

Trump Administration Champions Reporting of COVID-19 Clinical Trial Data through Quality Payment Program, Announces New Clinical Trials Improvement Activity

CMS NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 21, 2020Contact: CMS Media Relations(202) 690-6145 CMS Media Inquiries Improved availability of data key to driving improvement in patient care and development of innovative practicesThe Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is encouraging clinicians who participate in the Quality Payment Program (QPP), such as physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and […]

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Unapproved Pharmaceutical Ingredients Included in Dietary Supplements Associated With US Food and Drug Administration Warnings

Unapproved Pharmaceutical Ingredients Included in Dietary Supplements Associated With US Food and Drug Administration Warnings

Key Points Question  What are the trends across adulterated dietary supplements associated with a warning released by the US Food and Drug Administration from 2007 through 2016? Findings  In this quality improvement study, analysis of the US Food and Drug Administration warnings from 2007 through 2016 showed that unapproved pharmaceutical ingredients were identified in 776 dietary supplements, […]

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MDD and the Role of Neuroplasticity

Impaired Synaptic Connections Research increasingly links impaired synaptic connections with MDD.1 Synaptic connections are constantly remodeled, created, and lost as a result of new experiences, emotions, learning, and memory.1 However, this synaptic plasticity may be impaired in patients with MDD.2 In a study published in Nature Medicine, researchers found a significantly lower number of synapses in key regions of post-mortem […]