Introducing TVT connect

NEW YORK — May 22, 2020 — The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) has announced that TVT Connect, the Structural Heart Summit, will take place online June 18-28, 2020. TVT Connect features expertly developed series, late-breaking clinical science, challenging cases, industry-sponsored sessions, and connection to a community of thought leaders from across the globe. «We transformed…

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Anti-obesity medications mitigate weight regain in RYGB surgery patients

SILVER SPRING, Md.—Researchers have discovered that anti-obesity medications such as phentermine and topiramate, used individually or in combination, can significantly reduce weight regain in patients after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, according to a retrospective study published online in Obesity, the flagship journal of The Obesity Society. «Our study provides evidence that medications can help, especially…

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FCC awards Children’s National $928K for regional pediatric telehealth consortium

WASHINGTON — (May 21,2020) — Children’s National Hospital is establishing a regional pediatric telehealth consortium in response to coronavirus with $928,000 in funding awarded by the Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau. The funding, which is part of the FCC’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program, enables the nationally-ranked pediatric hospital to expand its telehealth platform to support…

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Platinum-based chemo may improve survival for some metastatic pancreatic cancer patients

Bottom Line: Patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer who had germline or somatic mutations in DNA repair genes had better clinical outcomes after platinum-based chemotherapy, as compared with patients without these mutations. Journal in Which the Study was Published: Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research Authors: The senior author was…

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$1.2 Billion From U.S. to Drugmaker to Pursue Coronavirus Vaccine

The deal with AstraZeneca is the fourth and by far the largest vaccine research agreement that the department has disclosed. The money will pay for a Phase 3 clinical trial of a potential vaccine in the United States this summer with about 30,000 volunteers. The H.H.S. statement said the agency and AstraZeneca “are collaborating to…

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Prominent Scientists Denounce End to Coronavirus Grant

A group of 77 Nobel laureates has asked for an investigation into the cancellation of a federal grant to EcoHealth Alliance, a group that researches bat coronaviruses in China. The pre-eminent scientists characterized the explanation for the decision by the National Institutes of Health as “preposterous.” The agency said the investigation into the sources of…

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Tech Is a Citadel. Del Seymour Built a Drawbridge.

SAN FRANCISCO — On his walking tours of the Tenderloin, a historically seamy neighborhood named for a cut of beef, Del Seymour passes Boeddeker Park, now a verdant jewel of urbanity. Eleven years ago, it was a notorious hellhole where Mr. Seymour, then a crack addict, dealer and pimp, shooed away do-gooders from the local…

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A New Site to Help Rescue New York Restaurants

An initiative called SaveTheEats is working to consolidate support for many restaurants that have closed or are struggling to remain open during the coronavirus pandemic. On Tuesday, New York City joined the growing list of participating cities on its website, including Philadelphia (where #SavePHILLYEats started on March 31), Washington, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Baltimore, Los Angeles and…

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What Comes After a 2-Month Quarantine Date?

My guy and I have been seeing each other since August, and our relationship is going great. For the past two months, we’ve been sheltering in place together at his home (which is 90 minutes away from mine). We’ve been having lots of fun: great conversations, making art, listening to music and still getting our…

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Awesome Home Storage Ideas

Nowadays free home space is becoming a luxury, especially if you live in a city. Because when you live in a metropolis, you normally live in an apartment. And a square meter of it costs so much you can’t afford to have a large one. If you’re a few people you have things you need…

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