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‘Low-Risk’ Valvular AF in Some May Warrant Oral Anticoagulation

Some patients with "valvular" atrial fibrillation (AF) and stroke-risk scores low enough for oral anticoagulation (OAC) not to be indicated may actually face enough thromboembolic risk to justify the lifelong therapy, a new report suggests. The conclusion was based on analysis of nationwide Danish registries. Researchers found that the risk at 1 year extended into…

How to develop a low-risk quarantine bubble

After three months of lockdowns, many people in the U.S. and around the world are turning to quarantine bubbles, pandemic pods or quaranteams in an effort to balance the risks of the pandemic with the emotional and social needs of life.I am an epidemiologist and a mother of four, three of whom are teenagers in…

Low-risk merchants can resume in Ventura County as soon as Friday if they satisfy standards

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OSHA fines JBS beef plant in Colorado for failing to protect staff members from virus

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited a second large meat production company for failing to protect employees from exposure to the coronavirus. Nearly 300 JBS employees in Greeley, CO, were infected with the COVID-19 virus since March and seven died. Six worked in the beef plant and a…

Henderson, Nevada fines place over Trump ‘friendly protest’ rally

LAS VEGAS — The Nevada city where President Donald Trump held an indoor campaign rally said Monday the venue owner is being fined $3,000 for violating coronavirus prevention mandates imposed by the state’s Democratic governor. Henderson officials told Xtreme Manufacturing owner Donald Ahern that the event that drew thousands of people to a warehouse in…

Johnson & Johnson begins Stage 3 Covid-19 vaccine trial in U.S.

A fourth Covid-19 vaccine candidate has gone into the final stage of clinical trials in the U.S., with Johnson & Johnson announcing the start of its Phase 3 trial Wednesday.The drugmaker follows Pfizer and Moderna, whose Phase 3 trials began in late July. AstraZeneca also started its Phase 3 vaccine trial this month, but it…

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Kids, Sleep, and COVID: Times Have Changed

Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. To say that the world of children has been turned upside down by the pandemic is an understatement. Anecdotally, there has been a significant increase in reports of disturbed sleep. Is this to be expected, even in those kids for whom…

EMA Panel Backs Baricitinib for Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis

The European Medicines Agency's (EMA's) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended approval of baricitinib tablets (Olumiant, Eli Lilly) for adults with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD) who are candidates for systemic therapy. Baricitinib is already approved in the European Union (EU; and the United States) to treat moderate-to-severe active rheumatoid arthritis. If…

Even Moderate Drinking May Raise High Blood Pressure Risk in Diabetes

New research suggests that even moderate alcohol consumption may raise hypertension risk in adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D). Investigators analyzed data from over 10,000 adults participating in the ACCORD trial and found that moderate alcohol consumption raised the odds of elevated blood pressure (BP), stage I hypertension, and stage II hypertension by 79%, 66%,…