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Pfizer Says 3 COVID-19 Shots Protect Children Under 5

46 minutes ago   |   Time   |   2 articles

Three doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine offer strong protection for children younger than 5, the company announced Monday. Pfizer plans to give the data to U.S. regulators...
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AFL, players reviewing illicit drugs policy

2 hours ago   |   Sydney Morning Herald

AFL Players Association Paul Marsh has responded to claims by St Kilda great Nick Riewoldt, after former Saint Sam Fisher was charged with drug trafficking.
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‘Entire syndicate' arrested after police launch dawn drug raids across Sydney

2 hours ago   |   Sydney Morning Herald

NSW Police say they have arrested an entire “dial-a-dealer” syndicate involved in prohibited and prescription drugs after carrying out more than 20 search warrants on Tuesday.
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Will coming off statins put my heart at risk? DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions

Will coming off statins put my heart at risk? DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions

2 hours ago   |   Daily Mail

DR MARTIN SCURR: It's a good idea for those with a family history of heart disease to take statins. The drugs work by lowering low-density lipoprotein.
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The drug gabapentin may boost functional recovery after a stroke

4 hours ago   |   ScienceDaily

The drug gabapentin, currently prescribed to control seizures and reduce nerve pain, may enhance recovery of movement after a stroke by helping neurons on the undamaged side of...
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SGLT2 Inhibitors a Better First Drug in Type 2 Diabetes Than Metformin?

SGLT2 Inhibitors a Better First Drug in Type 2 Diabetes Than Metformin?

5 hours ago   |   MedPageToday   |   2 articles

Using SGLT2 inhibitors in the first-line treatment of type 2 diabetes lowered some cardiovascular risk, a claims database study showed. The combined 12-month risk for...
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Lacosamide safe, effective for childhood epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes

Lacosamide safe, effective for childhood epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes

5 hours ago   |   Healio

Lacosamide monotherapy for the treatment of childhood epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes was well tolerated and resulted in significantly reduced seizures, according to a...
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VIDEO: Switching drug class can result in ‘home run' response in rheumatoid arthritis

VIDEO: Switching drug class can result in ‘home run' response in rheumatoid arthritis

5 hours ago   |   Healio

DESTIN, Fla. - Switching to a different drug class with a different mechanism of action can improve response in patients with difficult-to-treat rheumatoid arthritis, according...
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Third of festivalgoers say fear of police deters them seeking help with drug emergencies

9 hours ago   |   Sydney Morning Herald

Advocacy groups are calling for harm-reduction policies, such as pill testing, to be revisited with the return of large events.
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New research may explain unexpected effects of common painkillers

9 hours ago   |   ScienceDaily

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen and aspirin are widely used to treat pain and inflammation. But even at similar doses, different NSAIDs can have...
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