U of M trial shows hydroxychloroquine does not prevent COVID-19 in health care workers

University of Minnesota Medical School physician researchers studied hydroxychloroquine as a treatment to prevent COVID-19 for those with high-risk for exposure to the virus — health care workers. The pre-exposure prophylaxis trial results, which were published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, determined that taking 400mg of hydroxychloroquine once or twice weekly did not prevent the development…

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Rare disease cures accelerator-data and analytics platform milestones highlighted

TUCSON, Ariz. and WASHINGTON, D.C. October 21, 2020 — The Critical Path Institute (C-Path) and the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD®) hosted the Rare Disease Cures Accelerator-Data and Analytics Platform (RDCA-DAP) 2020 Virtual Workshop on Monday, October 19. The platform, funded by a cooperative agreement through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), serves…

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Disneyland and Other California Theme Parks Get Rules for Reopening

California health officials issued long-awaited guidance for reopening theme parks in the state on Tuesday, setting targets for when attractions like Disneyland Resort, in Anaheim, and Universal Studios Hollywood, in Los Angeles, can open their doors. For the big parks, it could be a long road: their counties must reach the least-restrictive “yellow” tier of…

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How the F.D.A. Stood Up to the President

On Sept. 23, Dr. Stephen M. Hahn left a virtual meeting of the White House’s coronavirus task force to take a call from the president’s chief of staff, Mark Meadows. Mr. Meadows was angry with Dr. Hahn, the head of the Food and Drug Administration, for pushing new guidelines for vaccine developers, according to two…

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Antibody Treatments, Though Promising, Will Be in Short Supply

Nearly two weeks ago, President Trump told Americans that they would soon be getting an antibody treatment that he had promoted, without evidence, as a “cure” for the coronavirus. This weekend, as the country braced for another major wave of coronavirus infections, Mr. Trump’s health secretary promised such therapies were just around the corner. But…

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Wear Your Heart on Your Feet

The signature of the Flour Shop bakery in SoHo — owned by Amirah Kassem and her husband, Ross Harrow — is sparkly sprinkle-strewn rainbow-striped confections, especially birthday cakes. Now Vans, a California footwear and apparel company, has taken the Flour Shop look as inspiration for its new line. Glittery footwear for all ages with rainbow…

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City Winery Opens in Hudson River Park

Headliner City Winery New York City In the midst of the pandemic, it pays to have lots of space. Michael Dorf, the owner of City Winery, a group of wine, food and music spaces, has just such a location: 32,000 square feet on a renovated Hudson River pier that can accommodate 200 socially distanced indoor…

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The Blood-Broth Noodles at Pata Paplean Are Elusive No More

Before the pandemic, Pata Paplean’s nam tok boat noodles would slosh briefly into view each Saturday around noon and stay there until 5 p.m., all times being highly approximate. The next afternoon the noodles would return to the bar. Then they would disappear until the following weekend, when they would come back for another ten-hour…

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Presidential Elections May Be Bad for Your Health

The stress of presidential elections may increase the incidence of heart attacks and strokes, researchers report. Scientists tracked hospitalizations for acute cardiovascular disease in the weeks before and after the 2016 presidential election among about three million adults who were enrolled in the Kaiser Permanente Southern California health care system. The study, in PNAS, found…

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