Lifestyle intervention can help reduce risk of gestational weight gain in expectant mothers, researchers reported. The two trials were part of the Lifestyle Interventions for Expectant Moms (LIFEMoms) consortium of seven clinical trials. In one study, a lifestyle program, including nutrition and physical activity intervention, reduced the amount of gestational weight gain versus usual obstetrical […]Continue Reading ...
Treatment for Smallpox SIGA Technologies Announces FDA Accepts NDA and Grants Priority Review for Oral TPOXX to Treat Smallpox NEW YORK, Feb. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SIGA Technologies, Inc. (SIGA) (OTCMKTS:SIGA), a health security company specializing in the development and commercialization of solutions for serious unmet medical needs and biothreats, today announced that the […]Continue Reading ...
February 22, 2018 A study of patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) suggests that non-adherence to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is significantly associated with increased 30-day hospital readmissions. Results show that non-adherent patients were three times more likely to be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days for any cause (adjusted odds ratio […]Continue Reading ...
February 21, 2018 Results from a retrospective study of 1,629 patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) showed that survival at 4 years following allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) for patients age 65 years and older is comparable to patients age 55 to 64 years. The study demonstrates that age alone should not be a determinant when […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Dentists’ calculation of the benefits vs the risks of X-rays is being distorted by financial incentives. A major study looking into how financial arrangements with dentists affect what goes on in the dentist’s chair has found a marked increase in the number of X-rays when dentists receive payment for them. The research, reported today […]Continue Reading ...
SAN DIEGO, Feb. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Daré Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ:DARE), a clinical-stage, women’s biopharmaceutical company, today announced it has entered into an agreement to license SST-6007 (5% Topical Sildenafil Citrate Cream), a potential treatment for Female Sexual Arousal Disorder (“FSAD”), from Strategic Science & Technologies, LLC (“SST”). FSAD is characterized primarily by an […]Continue Reading ...
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Experts Slam Study Linking Ultrasound and Autism There is significant controversy over a study that found a possible link between autism and ultrasounds during pregnancy. The Boston Medical Center study included 107 children with autism and 313 without […]Continue Reading ...
February 5, 2018 According to a new study, millions of unapproved antibiotics are being sold illegally in India each year. The findings suggest that this may have contributed heavily to the global rise in antibiotic resistance. Credit: Fahroni/Shutterstock.com The study, which was published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, found that in spite of […]Continue Reading ...
February 26, 2018 A lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet, which includes eggs and dairy but excludes meat and fish, and a Mediterranean diet are likely equally effective in reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. Previous separate studies have shown that a Mediterranean diet reduces certain […]Continue Reading ...
Results from a retrospective study of 1,629 patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) showed that survival at 4 years following allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) for patients age 65 years and older is comparable to patients age 55 to 64 years. The study demonstrates that age alone should not be a determinant when considering HCT for […]Continue Reading ...
Action Points Note that this analysis of registry data suggests an association between discharge with lower blood pressure and all-cause mortality among those with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. Be aware that the diagnosis of HFPEF may not represent a homogeneous clinical entity. In hospitalized older people with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction […]Continue Reading ...
By Dr Ananya Mandal, MDFebruary 14, 2018 A new study has thrown light on several eating habits that could be linked to obesity. Notable among these are speed of eating, eating after dinner snacks and eating within 2 hours of sleeping. The study titled, “Effects of changes in eating speed on obesity in patients with […]Continue Reading ...
FDA Approves Erleada (apalutamide) for Non-Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer February 14, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Erleada (apalutamide) for the treatment of patients with prostate cancer that has not spread (non-metastatic), but that continues to grow despite treatment with hormone therapy (castration-resistant). This is the first FDA-approved treatment for non-metastatic, […]Continue Reading ...
February 15, 2018 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Erleada (apalutamide) for the treatment of patients with prostate cancer that has not spread (non-metastatic), but that continues to grow despite treatment with hormone therapy (castration-resistant). This is the first FDA-approved treatment for non-metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer. “The FDA evaluates a variety of methods […]Continue Reading ...
February 12, 2018 In a major advancement in nanomedicine, Arizona State University (ASU) scientists, in collaboration with researchers from the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST), of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, have successfully programmed nanorobots to shrink tumors by cutting off their blood supply. “We have developed the first fully autonomous, DNA robotic […]Continue Reading ...
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