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Demand for key option for COVID treatment increases | Somerset

A key treatment option for those who get mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms is growing in use, health care professionals said during a media conference Friday.

The treatment is monoclonal antibodies infusion.

Basically, the therapy reduces the likelihood of a patient experiencing severe effects of COVID-19 that can place them in a hospital, perhaps on a ventilator or even death from complications of the virus, health care officials said.



Boswell woman recalls COVID treatment

Karen Ryan, her sister and her mother are close. They enjoy spending all their time together.

“The demand for monoclonal antibodies therapy has more than quadrupled in the last three weeks,” said Tami Minnier, UPMC chief quality officer. “We now have 45 sites able to perform the treatment.”






Tami Minnier

Tami Minnier, chief quality officer at UPMC, discusses the importance of COVID-19 vaccines during a media conference Friday.


The three larger health care systems in and near Somerset County — UPMC

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uniQure: Gene Therapy Treatment Was Unlikely to Have Caused a Patient’s Cancer

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Shares of uniQure are down more than 30% in the past year.


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Regulators froze

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‘s trial of its gene therapy for hemophilia in December when one of the 54 treated patients developed liver cancer. Over the weekend, the Dutch company announced that independent investigators had concluded that the cancer wasn’t caused by the gene therapy, which uses engineered viruses to add healthy genes to a patient’s DNA. The finding should alleviate worries that such gene insertions could cause cancer.

uniQure stock (ticker: QURE) rose nearly 5% in Monday trading, to $30.67, despite a roughly 1% drop in the

Nasdaq Composite index.

The company shared the findings with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and hopes the agency will allow uniQure to now file for approval of the treatment for hemophilia B. It has finished dosing all patients in the Phase 3 trial.

Three outside researchers and

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Velasco urges DOH, FDA to inform public of alternative drugs for COVID-19 treatment

Speaker Lord Allan Velasco urged the Department of Health and the Food and Drug Administration to “promptly inform” the public of the alternative drugs for COVID-19 treatment.

Velasco issued the statement on Friday amid the rise of COVID-19 cases in the country, mentioning the possible use of the widely-pushed ivermectin as one of the repurposed drugs to cure and prevent the respiratory disease.

“With coronavirus cases surging and more people dying, regulators should find it necessary to look into the safety and efficacy of ivermectin and other repurposed drugs for COVID-19,” he said.

Noting the public’s “desperation” in looking for a drug against COVID-19, Velasco said the DOH should have “proactive regulatory approach” on alternative remedies to prevent or treat COVID-19.

“People have become desperate for a cure. Fast-tracking clinical trials and processes to either grant Ivermectin an emergency use authority or conclusively declaring it unsafe will put the matter

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Osteoporosis: Treatment & Care

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H. pylori Bacteria Infection: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention

Helicobacter pylori(H. pylori) is a type of bacteria. These germs can enter your body and live in your digestive tract. After many years, they can cause sores, called ulcers, in the lining of your stomach or the upper part of your small intestine. For some people, an infection can lead to stomach cancer.

Infection with H. pylori is common. About two-thirds of the world’s population has it in their bodies. For most people, it doesn’t cause ulcers or any other symptoms. If you do have problems, there are medicines that can kill the germs and help sores heal.

As more of the world gets access to clean water and sanitation, fewer people than before are getting the bacteria. With good health habits, you can protect yourself and your children from H. pylori.

How H. pylori Makes You Sick

For decades, doctors thought people got ulcers

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Tardive Dyskinesia: Definition, Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

Tardive dyskinesia is a side effect of antipsychotic medications. These drugs are used to treat schizophrenia and other mental health disorders.

TD causes stiff, jerky movements of your face and body that you can’t control. You might blink your eyes, stick out your tongue, or wave your arms without meaning to do so.

Not everyone who takes an antipsychotic drug will get it. But if it happens, it’s sometimes permanent. So if you have movements you can’t control, let your doctor know right away. To ease your symptoms, your doctor may:

  • Lower the dose
  • Add another medication to what you’re taking to act as an antidote
  • Switch you to a different drug

Symptoms

Tardive dyskinesia causes stiff, jerky movements that you can’t control. They include:

Orofacial dyskinesia or oro-bucco-lingual dyskinesia: Uncontrolled movements in your face — namely your lips, jaw, or tongue. You might:

  • Stick out your tongue without
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Red Light Therapy: Effectiveness, Treatment, and Risks

SOURCES:

Photomedicine and Laser Surgery: “A Controlled Trial to Determine the Efficacy of Red and Near-Infrared Light Treatment in Patient Satisfaction, Reduction of Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Skin Roughness, and Intradermal Collagen Density Increase.”

Pain Research and Treatment: “Efficacy of the LED Red Light Therapy in the Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders: Double Blind Randomized Controlled Trial.”

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society: “Improvement of Pain and Disability in Elderly Patients with Degenerative Osteoarthritis of the Knee Treated with Narrow‐Band Light Therapy.”

Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery: “Low-level laser (light) therapy (LLLT) in skin: stimulating, healing, restoring.”

British Journal of Sports Medicine: “A randomised, placebo controlled trial of low level laser therapy for activated Achilles tendinitis with microdialysis measurement of peritendinous prostaglandin E2 concentrations.”

Doris Day, MD, clinical assistant professor of dermatology, New York University Langone Medical Center.

American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery: “LED Therapy Studies.”

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Cybin Demonstrates Proof of Concept of Its Deuterated Tryptamines for the Treatment of Depression and Addiction

TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cybin Inc. (NEO:CYBN) (OTCQB:CLXPF) (“Cybin” or the “Company”), a biotechnology company focused on progressing psychedelic therapeutics, today announced that it has successfully demonstrated Proof of Concept for its deuterated tryptamine programs, CYB003 and CYB004, for the treatment of depression and addiction.

Multiple long-acting psychedelic treatments have been granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”). However, these potential treatments produce psychedelic effects that can last for extended periods of time, presenting challenges to patient access and potentially to payer reimbursement. To overcome these scalability issues, Cybin is working to optimize the duration of action of its treatments through the selective deuteration of several short-acting psychedelic tryptamines.

“This Proof-of-Concept data provides strong support for progressing Cybin’s drug development candidates, CYB003 and CYB004, towards investigational new drug (“IND”) filings with the FDA,” stated Doug Drysdale, CEO of Cybin.

An evaluation of

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Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What Is Astigmatism?

Astigmatism is a condition in which your eye isn’t completely round.

Ideally, an eyeball is shaped like a perfectly round ball. Light comes into it and bends evenly, which gives you a clear view. But if your eye is shaped more like a football, light gets bent more in one direction than another. That means only part of an object is in focus. Things at a distance may look blurry and wavy.

It’s common to have astigmatism along with nearsightedness (myopia) or farsightedness (hyperopia). These three conditions are called refractive errors because they involve how your eyes bend (refract) light. Learn more: Does astigmatism get worse with age?

Astigmatism is fairly easy for an eye doctor to fix with glasses, contacts, or surgery.

Astigmatism Symptoms

Symptoms of astigmatism may include:

 

Astigmatism Causes

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Most people are born with it, but experts don’t know why. You can

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Adams responds to criticism over Collingwood’s pre-game Treloar treatment

Collingwood vice-captain Taylor Adams has responded to criticism from some quarters about how the club approached last Friday night’s clash against former Pies player Adam Treloar.

The on-baller joined Western Bulldogs following an off-season which saw him depart in controversial circumstances, with the Round 1 clash marking the first time Treloar had faced off against his former club.

Tyler Brown was seen shaking hands with his old teammate before the match, with some questioning the lack of on-field aggression towards him.

Adams said he understood the type of emotions the 28-year-old would’ve been feeling coming up against his old side, saying he disagreed with some of the commentary earlier in the week.

“I’ve moved clubs (before) and know the anxiety that comes with playing against your old team,” he said on Sportsday.

“I did see some of the scrutiny and particular with Tyler Brown starting on the wing, everyone

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