Day: May 16, 2021

TREATMENT

Oral Gepants Have Disrupted Acute Migraine Management and Look Next to Transform Preventive Treatment, According to Both Primary Care Physicians and Specialists | Surveys Polls And Research

EXTON, Pa., May 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Both AbbVie’s (formerly Allergan, an AbbVie company) Ubrelvy and Biohaven’s Nurtec ODT are viewed by primary care physicians (PCPs) as strong entrants into the acute segment of the migraine market following their early 2020 launches. Interestingly, a new study from Spherix found similar physician-reported shares for both gepants [i.e., oral calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) receptor antagonists], despite Ubrelvy’s earlier launch.  

In the inaugural semiannual report included in Spherix’s RealTime Dynamix™: Migraine – PCP Perspective (US) service, data collected from 96 PCPs found that, of the two gepants, direct comparison gives Nurtec ODT the advantage over Ubrelvy on most clinical metrics. Nurtec ODT best differentiates from Ubrelvy on duration of effect and convenience of patient administration among PCPs, consistent with its prevention label currently under FDA review and its unique orally dissolving tablet formulation, respectively.

Spherix has also been tracking the specialist-treated (i.e.,

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EXERCISE

14 Exercises for Seniors to Improve Strength and Balance

In North America, falls are one of the leading causes of injury and death for senior citizens. However, you don’t have to fall prey to slips and falls. By exercising, you can improve your balance and your strength, so you can stand tall and feel more confident when walking.

Read on to find 14 exercises seniors can do to improve their balance.

Exercise 1: Single Limb Stance

It’s best to start off with a simple balance exercise for seniors. Here’s how you do this one: stand behind a steady, solid chair (not one with wheels), and hold on to the back of it. Lift up your right foot and balance on your left foot. Hold that position for as long as you can, then switch feet.

The goal should be to stand on one foot without holding onto the chair and hold that pose for up to a minute.

Exercise

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TREATMENT

The Latest: Connecticut data show COVID-19 vaccine effective | World News

HARTFORD, Conn. — Of the more than 1.4 million Connecticut residents who are now fully vaccinated, 242 later became infected with COVID-19, according to data released Friday from the state Department of Public Health.

Among the 242 so-called “vaccine breakthrough cases,” 109 people had no symptoms of the disease. DPH reported three deaths among vaccinated individuals who were confirmed to have had underlying medical conditions. They were between the ages of 55-64, 65-74, and 75 years and older.

Nationally, there have been 132 vaccine breakthrough deaths, DPH said.

“The main takeaway is that COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective and cases of infection after a person is fully vaccinated are very rare,” Dr. Deidre Gifford, the state’s acting public health commissioner, said in a statement. Cases of COVID-19 in fully vaccinated individuals in Connecticut is less than 0.1%, according to the DPH data.

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THE VIRUS OUTBREAK:

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HEALTH

Denel explosion: Health and safety procedures at plant in spotlight


Rheinmetall Denel Munition in Cape Town.

  • The inquiry into the 2018 explosion at the Rheinmetall Denel Munition plant in Somerset West has heard that red armbands were given to the five of the victims, to indicate they were trainees.
  • Five witnesses are expected to testify before the inquiry on Tuesday. 
  • The inquiry heard staff members receive training every year.

Health and safety procedures at Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) have been called into question during the second day of the public inquiry into the 2018 explosion that rocked the plant in Macassar near Somerset West.

The inquiry heard staff members had received training every year in the form of tests. 

Five witnesses were set to take the stand and testify before the inquiry on Tuesday. 

The first witness, Cameron Mitchell, told the inquiry that there were different inductions for different facilities.

“If one person goes through training, they cannot work

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