Hawke’s Bay Men’s Medicine opens walks to women – a New Zealand first

Dovie Salais

Kate Frame in happier times with her late-partner Chy Cassidy and their twin boys. Photo / Supplied

Kate Frame does not suffer from depression or has any history of mental health, but she will be participating in Men’s Medicine NZ’s first walk for women because she believes “a healthy mum means healthy

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The Underrated Anti-Inflammatory Nutrient That Will Help You Live Longer, According to a Functional Medicine Doctor

Dovie Salais

As one of the top functional medicine doctors in the country, Frank Lipman, MD, is asked a wide range of health-related questions every single day. Sometimes they’re tied to something specific trending in the wellness space: Is collagen overrated? (Nope.) Is oat milk? (Possibly.) Other times, it’s about how to get a better night’s sleep. But all the queries seem to be rooted in an even bigger question: how to live a long, healthy life.

Longevity seems to be at the heart of every question he’s asked, so Dr. Lipman decided to write a whole book dedicated to the topic: The New Rules of Aging Well: A Simple Program For Immunity Resilience, Strength, and Vitality ($20), out October 27, 2020. Tucked in the pages are some “rules” you’re likely familiar with, like cutting back on sugar and having a strong sense of purpose. But there are also some surprising

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New US sanctions on Iran ‘terrorist, cruel’ effort to prevent medicine, food purchases amid COVID-19: Rouhani

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Iran Press TV

Friday, 09 October 2020 2:09 PM

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says new sanctions imposed by the United States on the Iranian banking sector amount to an effort of a ‘terrorist, cruel and inhumane’ nature aimed at putting major obstacles to fund transfers for the purchase of medicine and food amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“Everyone is witnessing that Washington’s move is in full violation of international law; and in these times of the coronavirus pandemic, the White House’s attitude is completely against humanity; and the so-called advocates of human rights should condemn it globally,” Rouhani said in a phone call with Governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Abdolnaser Hemmati on Friday.

The US administration, the Iranian president said, acts in line with its political objectives and propagating efforts which have domestic purposes.

The United States on Thursday targeted Iran’s financial sector by imposing sanctions on 18

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First Patient Enrolled in NIH Phase 3 Trial to Evaluate Potential COVID-19 Hyperimmune Medicine

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The Alliance’s anti-COVID-19 Hyperimmune Globulin (CoVIg-19) medicine is under evaluation as part of the trial and may become one of the earliest treatments for hospitalized individuals at risk for serious complications of COVID-19

The CoVIg-19 Plasma Alliance urges anyone who has recovered from COVID-19 to consider donating plasma. To learn more, please visit TheFightIsInUs.org. 

OSAKA, Japan and KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The CoVIg-19 Plasma Alliance, an unprecedented collaboration of leading plasma companies supported by global organizations outside the plasma industry, today confirmed that patients are now being enrolled in the Inpatient Treatment with Anti-Coronavirus Immunoglobulin (ITAC) Phase 3 clinical trial sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The trial will evaluate the safety, tolerability and efficacy of an investigational anti-coronavirus hyperimmune intravenous immunoglobulin (H-Ig) medicine for treating hospitalized adults at

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OCCHD, OU Medicine to host COVID-19 testing site at local high school

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Health officials say that residents in some areas of Oklahoma City will be able to get tested for COVID-19 at mobile testing sites.

The Oklahoma City-County Health Department and OU Medicine will continue their joint effort providing mobile testing in zip codes that are experiencing high COVID-19 positivity rates in Oklahoma County.

On Saturday, Oct. 10, testing will be done at Western Heights High School, located at 8201 S.W. 44th St.

“We are eager to work with OCCHD to expand testing in Oklahoma City, specifically in those areas we know are the hardest hit,” said Erin Walker, assistant vice president of Operations at The Children’s Hospital at OU Medicine. “Testing is a great first step in reducing the spreadof this disease, so we encourage the community to participate.”

Health officials say testing is critical to identify the impact of the virus in the community.

“We’re excited

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What Is Quercetin? An MD On Its Anti-Inflammatory Powers

Dovie Salais

As one of the top functional medicine doctors in the country, Frank Lipman, MD, is asked a wide range of health-related questions every single day. Sometimes they’re tied to something specific trending in the wellness space: Is collagen overrated? (Nope.) Is oat milk? (Possibly.) Other times, it’s about how to get a better night’s sleep. But all the queries seem to be rooted in an even bigger question: how to live a long, healthy life.

Longevity seems to be at the heart of every question he’s asked, so Dr. Lipman decided to write a whole book dedicated to the topic: The New Rules of Aging Well: A Simple Program For Immunity Resilience, Strength, and Vitality ($20), out October 27, 2020. Tucked in the pages are some “rules” you’re likely familiar with, like cutting back on sugar and having a strong sense of purpose. But there are also some surprising

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New England Journal of Medicine: US Failed COVID Response

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“Dying in a Leadership Vacuum” — that’s the title of a new editorial published by editors from the prestigious medical journal New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) on Oct. 8, less than a month before the general election. With Election Day fast approaching, the journal, which has been nonpartisan for over 200 years since its inception, took an opportunity to change course and urged Americans to vote our current administration out of office due to what they describe as our leaders’ failure of a response to COVID-19.

The editorial was the only one in NEJM’s history that was signed by all of its editors, and it begins by stating that the COVID-19 pandemic, a worldwide crisis, tested leadership across the globe. “With no good options to combat a novel pathogen, countries were forced to make hard choices about how to respond. Here in the United

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New England Journal of Medicine Denounces Trump in Scathing (and Historic) Editorial

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NICHOLAS KAMM/Getty Images President Donald Trump arrives back at the White House from the hospital on Monday night

For the first time in its 208-year history, The New England Journal of Medicine is wading into political waters, offering a scathing indictment of President Donald Trump in a new editorial.

In the essay, “Dying in a Leadership Vacuum,” editors of the publication write extensively about the novel coronavirus pandemic, specifically calling out the Trump administration for what they call an “astonishing” public health failure.

Though the journal’s editors don’t offer a ringing endorsement of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, Trump’s rival in the Nov. 3 election, they harshly criticize the current administration, which they say has squandered any opportunities to contain the virus and risked countless American lives.

“Here in the United States, our leaders have failed that test,” the editors wrote. “They have taken a crisis and turned it into

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UW Medicine, Fred Hutch test experimental antibody treatment used on Trump for COVID-19

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Regeneron Pharmaceuticals’ cocktail of two monoclonal antibodies was used to treat President Donald Trump for COVID-19.

SEATTLE — Researchers at UW Medicine are partnering with the Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center to lead a study of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals’ antibody cocktail as a way to prevent COVID-19 infections. 

The researchers are currently recruiting patients for the study. 

The same experimental Regeneron Pharmaceuticals cocktail of two monoclonal antibodies was used to lower the level of the COViD-19 virus in President Donald Trump after he became infected.

“It’s the same antibody cocktail, that can be used for both prevention and treatment,” said Dr. Ruanne Barnabas, co-principal investigator and associate professor of Global Health and Allergy and Infectious Diseases at University of Washington School of Medicine. “But trials for both prevention and treatment are ongoing.”

The trial, which also includes 100 additional sites and plans to recruit 2,000 patients, is focused on helping people

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Medical College of Wisconsin CEO on science, academic medicine during COVID

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Dr. John Raymond Sr. has served as president and CEO of the Milwaukee-based Medical College of Wisconsin since July 2010. It’s the nation’s third-largest private medical school, and its more than 1,600 faculty physicians constitute one of the largest medical groups in a state where COVID-19 cases have surged in recent weeks. Raymond talked with Assistant Managing Editor David May about lessons learned during the pandemic and priorities for the months ahead. The following is an edited transcript.

MH: Can you talk about Wisconsin’s COVID-19 caseload? It’s recently been one of the nation’s hot spots for surges in new cases.

Raymond: Like many parts of the Midwest, Wisconsin is experiencing rapid community spread of COVID-19, especially in the north central and northeastern regions of the state. In addition to a surge of new cases, the positivity rates and the reproductive numbers and measures of contagiousness are very unfavorable. So this

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