Month: January 2022

Kids Health

Kids’ Health and Fitness Is Important

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Parents have a lot of responsibilities to their children. They have to provide food, shelter, clothing and love. In addition, they have to teach manners, how to tie shoes and how to use the potty. While parents do have a lot on their plates, they can’t forget the importance of teaching their kids health and fitness.

It’s very important that children learn at a young age about healthy eating and exercise. If they learn to love fruits and vegetables and enjoy being active as children, it will really help them the rest of their lives.

It can be easy for parents to get caught up in other things that they don’t think about health and fitness. With work, errands, cooking, cleaning and just taking care of a child’s need, it can seem that there is no time to devote to exercise or think about what kids are eating. After all,

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What are CBG gummies good for?

Cannabigerol ( CBG ) gummies are a form of CBG available for consumption. They offer consumers CBG in an easy to use and edible format, for those who want the benefits CBG has without having to smoke it.

Cannabigerol ( CBG ) Gummies as they’re known as, are a CBG product that is edible and rich in Cannabigerol- one of those cannabinoids found in marijuana. If you’ve been looking into CBGs recently then chances are high that this will be what you were hoping to read about.

The benefit of using CBG or CBD gummies is simple:

You can enjoy all the benefits without having to smoke anything! Each ‘gummy’ contains a tasty and satisfying CBG which you can take as many times as you like- there’s no limit! With CBGs there is no high, but rest assured that CBGs has several benefits that’ll make sure that your experience with …

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Give Medicare direct contracting time to prove its value or expose its flaws

Healthcare experts have argued for years that we should move away from the dysfunctional, unsustainable fee-for-service Medicare reimbursement system and toward value-based models that incentivize better health outcomes such as reduced hospitalizations and post-acute care costs.

Unfortunately, one of the federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation’s most promising value-based programs is facing a coordinated attack from “Medicare for All” advocates who want to end it before concrete evidence can prove that it benefits patients, providers and the Medicare system.

A campaign to stop the Direct Contracting program is led by Physicians for a National Health Program, an organization advocating for a universal, single-payer national health program. Their main argument against the Direct Contracting program is tried-and-true and deeply partisan—that it’s a back-door effort to “privatize Medicare” because some Direct Contracting Entities (DCEs) are owned by for-profit companies. It’s not.

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Study finds cancer immunotherapy treatment can reverse HIV latency

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An international research collaboration has found the cancer immunotherapy treatment, pembrolizumab, can reverse HIV latency, the ability for the virus to ‘hide’ inside cells of people living with HIV on antiretroviral therapy, the major barrier to a cure for HIV.

Pembrolizumab is a monoclonal antibody that reverses the ‘exhaustion’ of the immune system. Specifically, when killer T cells get worn out they express proteins on their surface, one of which is called PD1. The , also referred to as anti-PD-1, work by blocking these exhaustion markers, allowing the killer T cells to regain function and kill the cancer. The drug has revolutionized the treatments of several cancers, including melanoma.

In the context of HIV, previous research conducted by Professor Sharon Lewin—Director of the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute), a world leader in HIV cure research and co-lead of this latest

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OSHA withdraws emergency enforcement of COVID vaccine mandate

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is ceasing emergency enforcement of its COVID-19 mandate for large employers, but noted it’s not withdrawing it as a proposed rule.

The withdrawal, which takes effect Jan. 26, follows the U.S. Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision on Jan. 13 to stop enforcement of the rule while appeals are pending at lower courts. The court also ruled that day that the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement for healthcare workers could continue during appeals.

OSHA wrote in a filing Tuesday that while it’s withdrawing the emergency temporary standard as an enforceable standard, the standard is still a proposed rule. OSHA said it is prioritizing its resources to focus on finalizing a permanent COVID-19 healthcare standard.

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OSHA had filed the emergency temporary standard on Nov. 5, 2021. It seeks to require employers to develop, implement and enforce

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Gene therapy for the treatment of Huntington’s disease

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Gene therapy targeting the messenger RNA (mRNA) of the mutated huntingtin gene (HTT) can provide long-lasting therapeutic benefit in Huntington’s disease after a single administration. An adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene therapy containing a primary artificial microRNA (pri-amiRNA) targeting HTT mRNA is described in the peer-reviewed journal Human Gene Therapy.

“The challenge of treating autosomal dominant genetic brain disorders has been very daunting, and this pioneering effort by Voyager Therapeutics provides new hope for patients with one of the most tragic such diagnoses, that of Huntington’s disease,” says Editor-in-Chief of Human Gene Therapy Terence R. Flotte, MD.

Dinah Sah, Ph.D., from Voyager Therapeutics, and coauthors conducted a systematic comparison of pri-amiRNA processing of a number of AAV-pri-amiRNAs across multiple in vitro and in vivo systems, including mice and non-human primates.

The investigators selected an optimized pri-amiRNA “for an AAV that exhibits efficient and precise

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