Day: April 4, 2020

Recovered from the coronavirus, Colton Underwood tackles a new foe: 'The Bachelor' franchise

Recovered from the coronavirus, Colton Underwood tackles a new foe: ‘The Bachelor’ franchise

Colton Underwood, shown at the TCA Summer Press Tour in 2018, has a new memoir out about his time on "The Bachelor" franchise. <span class="copyright">(AFP via Getty Images)</span>
Colton Underwood, shown at the TCA Summer Press Tour in 2018, has a new memoir out about his time on “The Bachelor” franchise. (AFP via Getty Images)

Colton Underwood woke up in a panic, gasping for air, his bed sheets soaked. Instinctively, he knew: He had been infected with the coronavirus.

He wasn’t certain where he’d been exposed — possibly at a celebrity ski event in Beaver Creek, Colo., this month — but lying in his bed in L.A., he started to panic. He logged onto Amazon, buying cans of supplemental oxygen. His girlfriend, Cassie Randolph — the woman he ended up choosing at the end of his 2019 stint on “The Bachelor” — began making frantic calls, trying to find a doctor who would test him for COVID-19.

The following day, March 18, Randolph’s family in Huntington Beach found a local practitioner who could administer a drive-through test. Forty-eight

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New York in 'race against time' as Trump stresses face masks are voluntary

New York in ‘race against time’ as Trump stresses face masks are voluntary

By Maria Caspani and Nathan Layne

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Two of the principal U.S. coronavirus hot spots – New York and Louisiana – reported their biggest jumps in COVID-19 deaths yet on Friday, as the White House sent mixed messages on whether Americans should cover their face if they venture outdoors.

Surging deaths in New York City and New Orleans showed that a wave of lethal coronavirus infections expected to overwhelm hospitals, even in relatively affluent, urban areas with extensive healthcare systems, has begun to crash down on the United States.

Governors, mayors and physicians have voiced alarm for weeks over crippling scarcities of personal protective gear for first-responders and front-line healthcare workers, as well as ventilators and other medical supplies.

With the federal government’s national strategic stockpile of such equipment nearly depleted, states have been forced essentially to compete against each other on the open market for vital

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5 Questions Pregnant Women Should Be Asking About Their Birth Plans During the COVID-19 Outbreak

5 Questions Pregnant Women Should Be Asking About Their Birth Plans During the COVID-19 Outbreak

For families who are bringing a new baby into the world any day now, navigating the birth process during the COVID-19 outbreak can be incredibly stressful. With guidelines and recommendations seemingly changing daily as far as social distancing goes, it’s perfectly normal for women to have questions about their birth plan and how the process will go once they’re admitted to the hospital. We spoke with medical experts ranging from ob-gyns to nurse-midwives about what questions women should be asking health professionals about giving birth.

Related: Baby Shark Has a New Song About Washing Hands That Is Sure to Have a 100% Success Rate

1. How is my birth plan going to change amid the COVID-19 outbreak?

The biggest concern for most soon-to-be parents is understandably how their birth plan is going to change. “First and foremost, ask your doctor what – if any – changes in your prenatal care

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Amarin Corporation PLC Price

Amarin’s Stock Plunges Following Unfavorable Patent Ruling

Shares of Amarin Corporation PLC AMRN plunged 67.1% during after-hours trading on Mar 30, following a ruling from the United States District Court for the District of Nevada in favor of the generic companies related to patent litigation against its marketed drug, Vascepa. The court stated that all patent claims made by Amarin in the litigations were “obvious” and thus invalid.

Please note that Vascepa was initially approved by the FDA in 2012 as an adjunct to diet to reduce triglyceride levels in adult patients with severe (≥500 mg/dL) hypertriglyceridemia.

In December 2019, the FDA approved a label expansion for Vascepa as a treatment to reduce cardiovascular risk in patients with persistent elevated triglycerides on statin therapy for LDL-C (bad cholesterol). The approval was based on the results of the REDUCE-IT cardiovascular outcomes (“CVOT”) study. The patent litigations do not include any patent related to Vascepa’s expanded label.

Vascepa is

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Palestinian artists draw a mural during awareness campaign about the coronavirus COVID-19, in Gaza on April 2,2020.

Israel’s Blockade Has Kept the Worst of the Coronavirus Out of Gaza. It Might Keep Aid Out Too

Salam Khashan is acutely aware of the devastation a coronavirus outbreak would wreak on the Gaza Strip. Since the 25-mile long Palestinian territory confirmed its first two COVID-19 cases on March 22, the 29-year-old family doctor and her colleagues have been preparing for a large-scale outbreak of the highly infectious virus in one of the world’s most densely populated and impoverished places.

At the Nasser medical complex in Khan Yunis where Khashan works, local positive cases would activate a new staff rotation system, with doctors working 14-day shifts, followed by 14 days in quarantine—the virus’s incubation period—before being allowed to return home. New triage centers have been set up to receive ambulances and determine which patients need hospitalization. And a planned shift towards teleconsultations will soon allow Khashan to conduct some appointments remotely.

But in a territory where mains electricity is often available for less than half the day, and

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India faces spike in coronavirus cases, says study, in test for health system

REFILE-No proof drug touted by Trump is effective against coronavirus

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BRUSSELS, March 31 (Reuters) – The European Commission said on Tuesday there was no evidence that a drug touted by U.S. President Donald Trump as a potential miracle cure against COVID-19 was effective against the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

Trump had said that hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria drug, could be among “the biggest game changers in the history of medicine” for its potential effects against COVID-19.

“The efficacy of hydroxychloroquine in the treatment of COVID-19 patients has to date not been proved,” a spokesman for the European Commission said on Tuesday, relaying an internal opinion from the European Medicine Agency.

The spokesman said there was also no evidence either of the positive effects of chloroquine, another malaria drug, which is also being tested for its possible use against COVID-19.

The U.S. Health and Human Services on Thursday listed hydroxychloroquine as a protected medical resource after Trump signed an

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US economic recovery may start in 4-8 weeks

US economic recovery may start in 4-8 weeks

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The U.S. economy is suffering through a painful period, but the damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic will be temporary, stressed top Trump economic adviser Larry Kudlow.

“We are suffering through a very painful, very difficult economic contraction,” Kudlow, head of the National Economic Council, told FOX Business’ Stuart Varney on Friday. “That’s the way I look at it. It’s going to be temporary, but it’s going to be very difficult.”

While Kudlow doesn’t see the situation improving immediately, he says conditions may get better in the next four to eight weeks.

CORONAVIRUS DOESN’T KEEP TESLA FROM RECORD DELIVERIES

COVID-19 has infected 245,646 people and killed 6,069 in the U.S., according to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University & Medicine. The pandemic has prompted states to issue “stay-at-home” orders and led

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No proof drug touted by Trump is effective against coronavirus: EU

No proof drug touted by Trump is effective against coronavirus: EU

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission said on Tuesday there was no evidence that a drug touted by U.S. President Donald Trump as a potential miracle cure against COVID-19 was effective against the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

Trump had said that hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria drug, could be among “the biggest game changers in the history of medicine” for its potential effects against COVID-19.

“The efficacy of hydroxychloroquine in the treatment of COVID-19 patients has to date not been proved,” a spokesman for the European Commission said on Tuesday, relaying an internal opinion from the European Medicine Agency.

The spokesman said there was also no evidence either of the positive effects of chloroquine, another malaria drug, which is also being tested for its possible use against COVID-19.

The U.S. Health and Human Services on Thursday listed hydroxychloroquine as a protected medical resource after Trump signed an executive order to

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Why fat legs are linked to lower blood pressure

Why fat legs are linked to lower blood pressure

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Fat thighs are a sign of having a healthy heart, a new study has suggested, as scientists claimed evidence of a link between leg size and lower blood pressure.

Chinese researchers said they have found that having big thighs is associated with lower blood pressure and a reduced risk of heart disease in obese people.

The discovery suggests carrying more weight on the thighs could be a marker of a healthier heart among overweight people.

In the study, Dr Zhen Yang, of Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, investigated links between thigh circumference and blood pressure in a population of 9,250 Chinese men and women aged 40 or older, of which around 5,350 were overweight and obese and around 4,170 were normal weight.

Research showed having a larger thigh circumference of more than 55cm in men and 54cm in women had significant links with a lower prevalence of

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Famed neurosurgeon Dr. James Goodrich, who separated conjoined twins, dies of coronavirus

Famed neurosurgeon Dr. James Goodrich, who separated conjoined twins, dies of coronavirus

Famed pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. James T. Goodrich, who separated conjoined twins, died Monday. 

Einstein College of Medicine in New York City attributed his death to complications associated with COVID-19. He was 73.

A pioneer in his field, Goodrich developed a special method to separate twins conjoined at the skull — employing a multi-stage approach to complete the delicate work. 

“Every neurosurgeon in America, maybe around the world, knew who Jim Goodrich is,” said Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheim, a neurosurgeon and chair of the Rockland County Board of Health.

Dr. James Goodrich explains the surgery that separated conjoined twins Clarence and Carl Aguirre at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx in 2004. Goodrich died on March 30, 2020, from complications of COVID-19.
Dr. James Goodrich explains the surgery that separated conjoined twins Clarence and Carl Aguirre at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx in 2004. Goodrich died on March 30, 2020, from complications of COVID-19.

In 2004, Goodrich made international headlines when he successfully separated twins Carl and Clarence Aguirre, who had come with their mother from the Philippines seeking help. The 17-hour surgery demanded

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