Download PDF “It shouldn’t just be, ‘You’re old and you need tests done now.’” — Fred Pelzman, MD, of Cornell Medicine in New York City and MedPage Today columnist, weighing in on a discussion about the need for a cognitive assessment, as well as an annual physical, for President Trump. “By that time, the cat’s […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Women who undergo hysterectomy before age 35 may face significantly higher long-term heart risks, even if their ovaries are preserved, a study found Wednesday. The research by experts at Mayo Clinic focused on more than 2,000 US women who had their uterus removed but left their ovaries intact—widely considered the most desirable option […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF January 18, 2018 On average, former elite athletes survive longer than their brothers. In addition, their self-rated health and health-related habits are better in comparison to their brothers at an older age. This was clarified by Master of Health Sciences (Sports and Exercise Medicine) Titta Kontro from the Faculty of Sport and Health […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF January 18, 2018 Every day, billions of new blood cells are generated in the bone marrow. The gene Myc is known to play an important role in this process, and is also known to play a role in cancer. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and the Heidelberg Institute for Stem […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Cambridge, Mass. – January 4, 2018 – Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG), the global biotechnology leader in rare diseases, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for maribavir (SHP620), a Phase 3 investigational treatment for cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection and disease in transplant patients resistant […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Key facts Estimated 1.2 million adolescents died in 2015, over 3000 every day, mostly from preventable or treatable causes. Road traffic injuries were the leading cause of death in 2015. Other major causes of adolescent deaths include lower respiratory infections, suicide, diarrhoeal diseases, and drowning. Globally, there are 44 births per 1000 to […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF January 18, 2018 According to the World Health Organization more than three hundred million people worldwide are affected by major depressive disorder. Unfortunately, the antidepressants commonly used to treat them only work for 50% of the population. A recent paper published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry explores how a protein named CK2 could […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF January 18, 2018 A new study published yesterday in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggests that, in comparison with just screening women who are at high risk of carrying breast and ovarian cancer gene mutations, screening the entire population for these mutations will be more cost-effective. Credit: ALPA PROD/ Shutterstock.com Whole […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF January 18, 2018 Genetic Analysis (GA), a leading Microbiome MDx specialist, today announced the publication of a new study in the peer-reviewed journal Digestive Disease and Sciences showing the results of using its GA-map™ Dysbiosis Test for identifying IBS patients who respond to the FODMAP diet and thus receive symptom relief. At least […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF January 17, 2018 A new study featured in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that biodegradable pressure sensors could aid doctors in monitoring conditions such as encephalitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and other chronic conditions. Credit: chombosan/Shutterstock.com Engineers at the University of Connecticut (UConn) have developed a biodegradable pressure […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF By Sally Robertson, BScJanuary 18, 2018 A three-year grant has been awarded to Columbia University by the Lustgarten Foundation to fund a phase 1b clinical trial of a precision medicine approach to treat metastatic pancreatic cancer. Credit: Javier Regueiro/Shutterstock.com Currently, the main treatment for metastatic pancreatic cancer targets DNA mutations thought to be […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Those considering transcatheter valve-in-valve (ViV) implantation for a patient’s failing surgical aortic valve should be on the lookout out for prosthesis-patient mismatch, researchers said, because it could raise the risk for complications. A surgical valve that was already too small upon placement may partly explain poor survival following a subsequent ViV procedure: 30-day […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Credit: CC0 Public Domain An American woman has given birth to a healthy baby girl from an embryo that was frozen a quarter century ago, in what hospital officials say may be a world record. The baby, named Emma Wren Gibson, was born November 25, according to the National Embryo Donation Center (NEDC) […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF January 18, 2018 Severe eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that is driven by an allergic reaction. In their latest study, researchers at La Jolla Institute reveal an important player that promotes skin inflammation in atopic dermatitis and the characteristic thickening of the skin. Their work, published […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Treatment for Contraception Agile Therapeutics, Inc. Receives a Complete Response Letter from the FDA for Twirla (AG200-15) for the Prevention of Pregnancy PRINCETON, N.J., Dec. 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Agile Therapeutics, Inc., (NASDAQ:AGRX), a women’s healthcare company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a complete response letter […]Continue Reading ...
- ‘You’re Old and You Need Tests’: What We Heard This Week
- Egg-preserving hysterectomy raises heart risks later: study
- GA-map Dysbiosis Test identifies IBS patients who respond to FODMAP diet, study shows
- Study explores mortality and health-related habits in former elite athletes and their brothers
- New biodegradable sensors could assist doctors
- Modular gene enhancers may be suitable target in treatment of blood cancer
- New precision medicine trial for metastatic pancreatic cancer
- Shire Receives FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Maribavir, an Investigational Treatment for Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Infection in Transplant Patients
- Pre-Existing Patient-Valve Mismatch Trips Up ViV Implant
- Adolescents: health risks and solutions
- US woman delivers baby from embryo frozen for 24 years
- Study identifies new target for treatment of depression
- LJI study reveals key player that promotes skin inflammation in atopic dermatitis
- Study devises efficient and economical strategy to screen breast and ovarian cancer gene mutations
- Agile Therapeutics, Inc. Receives a Complete Response Letter from the FDA for Twirla (AG200-15) for the Prevention of Pregnancy
- Gene Therapy for Inherited Retinal Dystrophy Gets FDA Clearance
- Researchers identify a new chemical pathway that helps the brain detect sweet, savory and bitter flavors
- IBV develops platform that helps companies to diagnose wellbeing of their workforce
- Study to test new precision medicine approach for metastatic pancreatic cancer
- World’s first vaccine relieves grass pollen allergy symptoms by at least 25%, study shows