Day: May 14, 2021


Strides in Diabetic Foot Ulcers Treatment Market Anchored by Focus on Multidisciplinary Care, Novel Wound Care Strategies to Show the Way: TMR

ALBANY, N.Y., May 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Expanding understanding of the etiology of diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) has shed light on the underlying multifactorial processes causing the condition. In particular, and more importantly, knowledge about the stage and severity of DFU has shaped the current state of management strategies, including treatments. Comorbidities of DFU and aggravating factors—most notably as chronic complication of diabetes mellitus (DM)—are taken into account for unveiling more effective treatments. Such approaches shape the evolution of the diabetic foot ulcers treatment market. A predominant percentage of the affected population has to undergo lower extremity amputations.

Since neuropathy and peripheral arterial disease are key triggers for the related trauma, striking strides have been made in the management of DM, and hence for diabetic foot ulcers. A number of pharmacological treatments for diabetic peripheral neuropathy have thus gained approval by the U.S. FDA, which has expanded the canvas

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Equal treatment will be our death – alluvial diamond miners’ plea to Gwede Mantashe

  • In December, alluvial diamond producers wrote to the Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe, calling for growth-stimulating policy adjustments to support emerging alluvial diamond miners.
  • Mantashe is yet to respond to the issue raised by a body which represents 130 junior diamond miners.
  • Industry representatives say without conducive policy framework, the sector faces a slow death.

SA alluvial diamond miners want government to support them and help “level” the playing field, instead of applying a blanket approach to minerals policy. 

As one of the countries in Africa with alluvial diamond deposits, South Africa, has potential in the industry that entrepreneurs believe remains largely untapped due to a rigid policy framework and lack of investment. 

Unlike deep-level conventional mining, alluvial diamonds are extracted from deposits of sand, gravel and clay. They are commonly found in Namaqualand, the North West and the northern parts of the Free State, with miners ranging

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Chicago IL Fitness Equipment Repair

The Fitness Mechanic, Inc. (“TFM”) is a professional service company specializing in the maintenance and repair of fitness equipment, including: treadmills, ellipticals, home gyms, rowers, stationary bicycles and most other fitness equipment. We also service Hayward pool heaters. Our factory-trained service technicians have been proudly serving the greater Chicagoland and Northeast Indiana areas since 2005.

With more than 50 years of collective experience, The Fitness Mechanic is Chicago’s most experienced and trusted fitness equipment service provider. Our courteous team is standing by to address any questions, schedule your in-home or in-facility repair and get you back up and running as soon as possible. We stock an impressive inventory of parts at our local warehouse and strive to complete most repairs on the first service visit.

Our technical staff maintains current certifications with many vendors and are trained to service a variety of makes and models. For a complete list of

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The 7 Best Dental Insurance Providers for Seniors in 2021


What Does Dental Insurance Typically Exclude?

Exclusions refer to services that are not covered by your dental plan. The most affordable dental insurance plans typically exclude coverage for basic and major services and only cover preventive care such as cleanings. Here are some examples of excluded coverages:

  • Basic services like fillings or major services like crowns or bridges 
  • Cosmetic work 
  • Natural or alternative treatments like acupuncture 
  • Some companies limit anesthesia in certain circumstances
  • Many companies exclude orthodontics, even on their top-tier plans
  • Pain management may be limited or excluded and subject to frequency limits and waiting periods
  • Pre-existing conditions (some plans won’t cover replacement of teeth missing before your policy began, for example)

Once you reach the annual coverage maximum, you will receive no more coverage, and additional work will be excluded until the next year. 

When considering exclusions on dental insurance, remember that you have various choices of

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Slipping COVID-19 treatment demand hits Eli Lilly forecast | Nation & World Business

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Eli Lilly fell well short of Wall Street’s first-quarter expectations, and the drugmaker chopped the top end of its earnings forecast due to lower demand for COVID-19 treatments.

Shares of the Indianapolis company started sliding early Tuesday morning.

Lilly said it now expects 2021 adjusted earnings to range from $7.80 to $8 per share after predicting in late January a range of $7.75 to $8.40.

Analysts forecast, on average, earnings of $8.24 per share, according to FactSet.

Lilly pulled in $810 million in the quarter from sales of COVID-19 treatments and expects to bring in as much as $1.5 billion from the drugs this year. But the company also said it changed its adjusted earnings outlook mainly due to lower expected demand for the treatments and higher research and development costs.

COVID-19 vaccines are being widely delivered across the United States, and the changing virus has limited

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OPINION | Ivermectin: Why a potential Covid-19 treatment isn’t recommended for use

As the search continues for treatments for Covid-19, the results from a number of studies have led to changes in the advice on which drugs to give people who are suffering from the disease.

The European Medicines Agency and the United States National Institutes of Health have recently stated that one previously promising treatment – the antiparasitic drug, ivermectin – is not recommended for use in routine management of Covid-19 patients.

Despite these decisions, support for ivermectin has been circulating on social media and in WhatsApp groups, with rumours abounding that the drug is being blocked on purpose. Some have dubbed it the “new hydroxycholoroquine”, after a treatment that received a significant amount of online support but was found in trials to be ineffective against Covid-19.

So what is ivermectin, and why have national agencies ruled against it?

What is ivermectin?

Ivermectin was first developed in the 1970s from a

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