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Expert Warns About Omicron Symptom That May Cause Extreme Discomfort

One particular symptom of the omicron COVID-19 variant appeared to be causing a lot of discomfort in infected patients. Most patients infected with the new strain, which was classified as variant B.1.1.529 following its initial detection in South Africa in November, seemingly exhibited "very mild" symptoms, Dr. Angelique Coetzee said.
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Newtown Linford Doctor Who police box is listed

A 1930s police box - similar to that made famous by the BBC sci-fi classic Doctor Who - is among hundreds of British structures that have been listed for preservation. Historic England said it had listed 284 historic places during 2021, including the kiosk in Newtown Linford and an ambulance station in Market Harborough, both in Leicestershire.
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Turkey's medical workers protest low wages, harsh conditions

ISTANBUL, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Five Turkish healthcare unions representing more than 250,000 health workers, doctors and other medical personnel went on a one-day strike on Wednesday, protesting poor wages and harsh working conditions amid a currency meltdown. Hundreds of health workers, including doctors, nurses, medical staff and laboratory assistants...
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Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI) Diagnosis

Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) is a rare but serious malabsorptive condition that occurs when the pancreas fails to produce important digestive enzymes. Digestive enzymes include amylase (to break down carbohydrates), protease (to break down proteins), and lipase (to break down fats). Without these enzymes, the body cannot properly digest food and absorb nutrients, particularly fat.
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Planning for the New Year in Specialty Pharmacy: Tips to Help Patients Get Hassle-Free Refills

In specialty pharmacy, many patients take steps to manage their prescription benefits before the new year. Prescription drug coverage benefits can be confusing—and can often be a source of added stress for patients who manage chronic conditions or rare diseases. As specialty pharmacists, it’s our job to help patients have a smooth transition to a new benefit year so they don’t miss a dose of their life-changing or life-saving medication.
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Arizona asks Supreme Court to enforce ban on some abortions

Arizona has asked the Supreme Court to allow enforcement of a ban on abortions performed solely because of Down syndrome and other genetic abnormalities. The request Tuesday from the state’s Republican attorney general, Mark Brnovich, comes as the high court is weighing rolling back abortion rights nationwide. A federal...
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What You Need To Know About The Omicron Variant

We’ve been hearing from the doctor who discovered the Omicron variant that it’s not deadly, but world leaders say otherwise. Is there anything else we really need to know about the variant? Lars speaks with a physician and molecular biologist Dr. Henry Miller. TheLarsLarsonShow · Dr. Henry Miller...
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Omicron COVID-19 Variant Being Spread By Healthy, Vaccinated Young People, WHO Says

The Omicron wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is being driven by young people, the World Health Organization (WHO) claimed, citing data from multiple countries. The first cases of the new coronavirus variant, which was first reported in South Africa in late November and has since been detected in more than 60 countries, were found in "relatively young, relatively healthy and in the context of Europe — in relatively highly vaccinated groups," Dr. Catherine Smallwood, a WHO senior emergency officer, was quoted as saying by Telegraph.
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The Weekly Pull: Batgirls, X-Men: Hellfire Gala, Doctor Who, and More

It's almost another new comic book day, which means new releases hitting stores and digital platforms. Each week in The Weekly Pull, the ComicBook.com team highlights the new releases that have us the most excited about another week of comics. Whether those releases are from the most prominent publisher or a small press, brand new issues of ongoing series, original graphic novels, or collected editions of older material, whether it involves capes and cowls or comes from any other genre, if it has us excited about comic books this week, then we're going to tell you about it in The Weekly Pull.
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Doctor Who Vet Steven Moffat Knows A Few Things About Russell T. Davies' Return, And Has Advice For Fans

Doctor Who: Flux is over, and after just a few specials in 2022, showrunner Chris Chibnall and Jodie Whittaker’s run on the show will be complete. As bittersweet as that is, there’s reason to be excited as The BBC confirmed that showrunner Russell T. Davies will return for a new season and potentially much more. Former showrunner Steven Moffat actually knows a bit about Davies’ plans for his return and offered some advice for fans at a recent event.
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5 Ways PCPs can retain patients (and attract new ones)

The traditional primary care model is changing. According to a study by the Advisory Board, one in five patients (for millennials, it’s one in two) uses an alternative site as their main source of primary care. Even more alarming, only 35% of respondents were confident they’d still use their primary care provider in a year. Add to that the emergence of retail clinics in pharmacies and big-box stores, like CVS and Walmart, and traditional primary care practices are feeling the pressure. To remain competitive, primary care physicians need to adapt to consumer preferences and industry trends.
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Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality

Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality Review (Switch eShop) It seems as though the key to making a good Doctor Who game is... to not let the player take control of The Doctor. Developer Maze Theory's recent (and rather excellent) Doctor Who: The Lonely Assassins was a compelling realisation of this concept, and now Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality is a somewhat more traditional take on the long-running series.
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