Download PDF GSK has announced publication of a new long-term analysis showing that patients with moderate-to-severe systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) treated with Benlysta (belimumab) plus standard of care (SoC) over five years experienced low rates of organ damage progression, regardless of their baseline level of damage. Patients with SLE are at risk of irreversible organ […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Immunotherapy has proven to be effective against many serious diseases. But to treat diseases in the brain, the antibodies must first get past the obstacle of the blood-brain barrier. In a new study, a research group at Uppsala University describes their development of a new antibody design that increases brain uptake of antibodies […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF The use of benzodiazepines and benzodiazepine-like drugs was associated with a 20 per cent increased risk of stroke among persons with Alzheimer\’s disease, shows a recent study from the University of Eastern Finland. Benzodiazepines were associated with a similar risk of stroke as benzodiazepine-like drugs. The use of benzodiazepines and benzodiazepine-like drugs was […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Dementia is a general term used to describe symptoms of memory loss, personality changes, and intellectual impairments that are large enough to affect a person\’s daily life. Alzheimer\’s disease is the most common form of dementia. In the United States alone, there is a new case of Alzheimer\’s disease every 66 seconds. Alzheimer\’s […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF While most clinicians at a trauma center showed unconscious race and social class biases in a web survey, these did not influence their clinical decision making when quizzed about, for example, whether to order a test or reach a certain diagnosis. Subconscious automatic associations on race and social class did not show through […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) significantly impacts patients\’ daily lives; a new survey found symptoms can be so bothersome that many people would give up caffeine, their cell phone or internet access, or even sex for one month for the chance to obtain a month\’s relief from IBS symptoms. Today, the American Gastroenterological Association […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF The multiple sclerosis (MS) therapy alemtuzumab can trigger severe, unpredictable side effects. This was the finding by a team led by Prof Dr Aiden Haghikia and Prof Dr Ralf Gold from the Department of Neurology of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum at St. Josef\’s Hospital. In the journal Lancet Neurology, the scientists report on two […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF If your parents were diagnosed with high blood pressure before age 55, you may be at higher risk for developing high blood pressure than if they developed hypertension at a later age, according to a preliminary study presented at the American Heart Association\’s Scientific Sessions 2016. Framingham Heart Study researchers examined blood pressure […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Ceritinib provides longer progression-free survival than chemotherapy in crizotinib-pre-treated patients with non-small-cell lung cancer harbouring an ALK rearrangement, according to results of the phase III ASCEND-5 study presented at the ESMO 2016 Congress in Copenhagen.1 \”Patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) should receive front line therapy with the anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A recent large-scale study, published in Cancer Research, finds that a high body mass index, increased waist circumference, and type 2 diabetes are associated with an increase in liver cancer risk. A new study reveals links between BMI, diabetes, and liver cancer. Liver cancer, as the name suggests, starts in the liver, rather […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF For older adults, a lack of exercise may put their risk of developing dementia on par with that of adults who are genetically predisposed to the disease. This is the conclusion of a new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer\’s Disease. Researchers suggest that sedentary behavior puts older adults at just as […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A randomized controlled trial published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics outlines new prospects for the treatment of psoriasis. Patients with somatic conditions, such as psoriasis, frequently suffer from high burden of their disease in daily life and might benefit from internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (ICBT) tailored to their adjustment problems. […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Scientists have discovered how a unique bacterial enzyme can blunt the body\’s key weapons in its fight against infection. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Newcastle University in the U.K. are investigating how infectious microbes can survive attacks by the body\’s immune system. By better understanding the bacteria\’s defenses, new […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF February 1, 2017 at 8:08 PM In the featured article from the February 2017 issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, researchers document the first-in-human application of a new imaging agent to help find prostate cancer in both early and advanced stages and plan treatment. The study indicates that the new agent–a PET […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified synthetic RNA and DNA that reverses the protein deficiency causing Friedreich\’s ataxia, a neurological disease for which there is currently no cure. Friedreich\’s ataxia results from modifications to DNA sequences that prevent cells from producing enough of a needed protein called frataxin. The lack of […]Continue Reading ...
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