KENILWORTH, N.J.– April 17, 2018 (BUSINESS WIRE)–Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, today announced that the company is beginning two Phase 3 studies of PCV-15 (V114), its investigational polyvalent conjugate vaccine for the prevention of pneumococcal disease. The first study (ClinicalTrials.gov, NCT03480763) will evaluate the safety, tolerability and immunogenicity […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 — A new study calls for regular monitoring of “moderate” cervical lesions that might point to the potential for cancer later on, rather than immediate treatment. Moderate cervical lesions — formally known as cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia grade 2 (CIN2) — are abnormal cells on the surface of the cervix. CIN is […]Continue Reading ...
March 2, 2018 A metal plate might be the cure for a common foot injury seen in athletes and people on their feet all day, according to new research conducted at Houston Methodist. In a paper published online February 21 by The American Journal of Sports Medicine, researchers led by Kevin Varner, M.D., a Houston […]Continue Reading ...
It has been a few days since I arrived at Numbi. It has been intense and full of new impressions. It has been a struggle to get used to and keep up with the French. The idea of how I could be so stupid as to say yes to a mission in a French-speaking country […]Continue Reading ...
March 1, 2018 Scientists on the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered a new target for treating major depressive disorder, a disease that affects more than 16 million American adults. Their research shows that individuals with high levels of an enigmatic receptor called GPR158 may be more susceptible to depression following […]Continue Reading ...
February 28, 2018 Bottom Line: Obesity was associated with a shorter lifespan and an increased risk of illness and death from cardiovascular disease, and being overweight was associated with a lifespan similar to be being normal weight but a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease younger. Why The Research Is Interesting: In recent years, controversy […]Continue Reading ...
Special Issue: Seniors Print this issue Keep Active as You Age We’ve all heard that exercise is good for you. Did you know that it’s as true for older people as it is for any age group? You’re never too old to get moving, get stronger, and improve your health. Fitting exercise and physical activity […]Continue Reading ...
February 27, 2018 Patients with chronic heart failure face related problems, such as depression and fatigue, that could be relieved by an expanded model of care, according to a recently published study led by a researcher from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. The study, “Effect of a Collaborative Care Intervention vs Usual Care […]Continue Reading ...
February 27, 2018 A team of scientists at the University of Cambridge has discovered that specific genes are linked to individual differences in brain anatomy in autistic children. Previous studies have reported differences in brain structure of autistic individuals. However, until now, scientists have not known which genes are linked to these differences. The Cambridge […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 — Though the dangers of smoking during pregnancy to both mother and baby are well-known, just over 7 percent of women still light up while pregnant, a new government report shows. Younger and less educated moms-to-be were the most likely to continue puffing on cigarettes while pregnant, according to the National […]Continue Reading ...
By Dr Ananya Mandal, MDMarch 1, 2018 According to a report released this week (28th February 2018), one in 14 women who have given birth in the United States has smoked during their pregnancy despite warnings regarding the harmful effects of the same. The report comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A team of scientists at the University of Cambridge has discovered that specific genes are linked to individual differences in brain anatomy in autistic children. Previous studies have reported differences in brain structure of autistic individuals. However, until now, scientists have not known which genes are linked to these differences. The […]Continue Reading ...
A facial scar immediately after surgery. Credit: Penn Medicine When it comes to the physical scars surgery leaves behind, a new study shows patients and doctors often don’t assess their severity the same way. Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found patients and physicians disagreed in their scar evaluations […]Continue Reading ...
Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative neurologic condition that affects more than one million people in the United States and 10 million people worldwide. Parkinson’s attacks the nerves in the brain, causing tremors, rigid muscles, and other problems so that people gradually lose their ability to move fluidly. There is no cure, but drugs can help […]Continue Reading ...
February 26, 2018 Despite reports in recent years suggesting childhood obesity could be reaching a plateau in some groups, the big picture on obesity rates for children ages 2 to 19 remains unfavorable. Three decades of rising childhood obesity continued their upward trend in 2016 according to a new analysis from Duke Health researchers. The […]Continue Reading ...
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