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Black Health Matters presents The Close Gap Community Health Challenge

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Free virtual fair supporting heart health awareness in Detroit’s Black Community   Black Health Matters will host The Close the Gap Community Health Challenge, a free, virtual health fair aimed at raising awareness of heart health within the Black community. This virtual event will take place this Saturday, January 9, 2021, from 10:00 an to 5:00pm EST and features healthcare professionals from some of Detroit’s top…

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Your First Nudist Outing – Where Should You Go?

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  So you’ve decided to try nudism for the first time. Now what do you do? If you’re sure that you’ll like the nudist life, and you’re prepared to make the commitment without a second thought, you can join a nudist club or book your first nudist vacation and jump straight into the nudist lifestyle. But what if you’re a…

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FDA Statement on Following the Authorized Dosing Schedules for COVID-19 Vaccines

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  Two different mRNA vaccines have now shown remarkable effectiveness of about 95% in preventing COVID-19 disease in adults. As the first round of vaccine recipients become eligible to receive their second dose, we want to remind the public about the importance of receiving COVID-19 vaccines according to how they’ve been authorized by the FDA in order to safely receive…

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MasterClass Announces Class on the Science of Better Sleep

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Neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker teaches how to increase the quality and quantity of sleep MasterClass, the streaming platform where anyone can learn from the world’s best across a wide range of subjects, today announced a class on the science of better sleep, led by sleep expert Matthew Walker. As a professor of neuroscience and psychology at the University of California,…

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Catch The Ursid Meteor Shower (video)

  Here’s a celestial Christmas gift that you can enjoy, the Ursid Meteor Shower… The Ursids meteor shower begins annually around December 17 and runs for a week plus, until the 25th or 26th. This meteor shower is named for its radiant point, which is located near the star Beta Ursae Minoris in the constellation Ursa Minor. The peak will be on Winter Solstice, December 21 and the…

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FDA Takes Additional Action in Fight Against COVID-19 By Issuing Emergency Use Authorization for Second COVID-19 Vaccine

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Action Follows Thorough Evaluation of Available Safety, Effectiveness, and Manufacturing Quality Information by FDA Career Scientists, Input from Independent Experts Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the second vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The emergency use authorization allows the…

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FDA Approved First Adjuvant Therapy for Most Common Type of Lung Cancer

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Tagrisso (osimertinib) as the first adjuvant treatment for patients with non-small cell lung cancer whose tumors have a specific type of genetic mutation. “Today’s approval of Tagrisso demonstrates how additional research on therapies approved in later stages of cancer can eventually improve treatment options for patients in earlier stages,” said Richard Pazdur, M.D.,…

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Watch the Spectacular Geminids 2020

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  The annual Geminid meteor shower peaks on the night of December 13-14, 2020 which is Sunday evening to Monday morning. These colorful meteors tend to be bright, so on a dark night, you can easily spot 50 or more meteors per hour. The Geminids are a prolific meteor shower caused by the object 3200 Phaethon, which is thought to be a Palladian asteroid with a “rock comet”…

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FDA Authorizes First COVID-19 and Flu Combination Test for use with home-collected samples

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized the first diagnostic test for at home collection of patient samples to detect both COVID-19 and influenza A and B (flu). The FDA authorized Quest Diagnostics RC COVID-19 +Flu RT-PCR Test for prescription use with the Quest Diagnostics Self-Collection Kit for COVID-19 +Flu by individuals who are suspected of respiratory viral infection consistent…

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FDA Approves First Intratumoral Injection to Treat Non-Metastatic Mast Cell Tumors in Dogs

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Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Stelfonta (tigilanol tiglate injection) to treat dogs with non-metastatic, skin-based (cutaneous) mast cell tumors (MCTs). The FDA is also approving Stelfonta to treat non-metastatic MCTs located under the dog’s skin (subcutaneous), in particular areas of a dog’s leg.  Stelfonta is injected directly into the MCT (intratumoral injection). Stelfonta works by activating a…

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