Transplant patients may not need steroid treatment in the long run

Long-term use of a medication used to treat kidney transplant patients may not be necessary in individuals with low-to-moderate risk of organ rejection, according to the results of a study led by a University of Cincinnati transplant researcher. The randomized clinical trial of 385 patients on immunosuppressive drugs tacrolimus and mycophenolate examined whether use of these medicines called corticosteroids could […]

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We might need to keep wearing masks into 2022 to defeat COVID-19

Despite a sharp decline in coronavirus cases and continued success with COVID-19 vaccines, it’s looking likely we will still be wearing masks for some time to come. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s coronavirus czar, said it’s possible masks could be needed until 2022. “I want it to keep going down to a baseline that’s so low there is virtually no […]

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Dr. Fauci Reveals How Long We’ll Need To Keep Wearing Masks

As the vaccine rollout gains traction, there’s finally a glimmer of light at the end of the pandemic tunnel for many Americans who have been living in a virtual stasis for almost a year now. As state restrictions start to loosen, and “normal” activities resume like indoor dining, it’s easy to develop a more lax attitude towards the CDC guidelines […]

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Loose Women's Charlene White on why we need to talk about poo

Stools, poo, faeces – whatever you call it, no one likes to talk about it. But should you spot something amiss with your bowel movements then it is vital to seek help promptly. It’s something ITN newsreader and Loose Women presenter Charlene White knows all too well. The 40-year-old lost her mother to bowel cancer in 2002 and now, as […]

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Need an IV or Stitches? Virtual Reality or Hypnosis Might Ease Pain

TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2020 — Virtual reality glasses or hypnosis can relieve pain and anxiety in people having short medical procedures, a new study finds. For those getting an IV catheter or stitches to close a wound, for example, these distraction techniques reduce the need for painkillers, say researchers in Belgium. The study is by Dr. E. Kubra Okur Kavak […]

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