Credit: CC0 Public Domain An analysis of trends in sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) over the past two decades finds that the drop in such deaths that took place following release of the 1992 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) “back to sleep” recommendations, did not occur in infants in the first month of life. The […]Continue Reading ...
March 22, 2018 Nearly a third of all antibiotics prescribed for hospitalized children globally were intended to prevent potential infections rather than to treat disease, according to the results of a worldwide survey published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. A large proportion of these preventive, or prophylactic, prescriptions also were for […]Continue Reading ...
March 20, 2018 A compound in beets that gives the vegetable its distinctive red color could eventually help slow the accumulation of misfolded proteins in the brain, a process that is associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists say this discovery could lead to the development of drugs that could alleviate some of the long-term effects of […]Continue Reading ...
March 21, 2018 Sentinel lymph node biopsies, where lymph nodes are surgically removed to check for signs of breast cancer spread, could be safely avoided for some women, according to research presented at the 11th European Breast Cancer Conference. Breast cancer becomes most dangerous when it begins to spread to other parts of the body […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: University of Manitoba New findings from AllerGen’s CHILD Study show that exclusive breastfeeding during the first few days of life is positively associated with longer-term breastfeeding, while in-hospital formula use is associated with breastfeeding for a significantly shorter duration. Meghan Azad, an investigator with AllerGen and the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba, and […]Continue Reading ...
March 21, 2018 A study conducted at The Wistar Institute in collaboration with The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center has demonstrated the efficacy of targeting aberrantly active telomerase to treat therapy-resistant melanoma. The research was published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research. The introduction of targeted therapies and immune checkpoint blockade therapies has revolutionized […]Continue Reading ...
March 22, 2018 Patients that underwent weight-loss surgery ran a significantly lower risk of developing severe chronic kidney disease and kidney failure, when compared to conventionally treated patients, according to a study published in International Journal of Obesity. Obesity is a dangerous condition and goes hand in hand with elevated blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases and […]Continue Reading ...
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut, March 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company Ltd. (NYSE: BHVN) announced today that it has enrolled the first patient in a Phase 3 clinical trial of the Zydis® orally dissolving tablet (“ODT”) formulation of rimegepant for the acute treatment of migraine. Rimegepant is a potent, orally available small molecule calcitonin […]Continue Reading ...
March 22, 2018 Non-Hodgkin lymphomas are cancers that affect white blood cells of the immune system called B-lymphocytes or B cells. Like cells in all cancers, the B cells begin to grow out of control, creating tumors in the lymph nodes, spleen or other tissues. In 2010 alone, it was estimated that non-Hodgkin lymphomas caused […]Continue Reading ...
March 21, 2018 Lower temperatures can activate the body’s ‘good’ fat formation at a cellular level, a new study led by academics at The University of Nottingham has found. The research, published in the journal Scientific Reports, shows for the first time that the way in which fat is made within the body is not […]Continue Reading ...
A “preeclampsia screening” metric combining statistical methods plus certain biomarkers improved detection of preeclampsia compared with the standard of care in the United Kingdom, researchers found. Combining certain maternal risk factors with biomarkers, such as mean arterial pressure, uterine artery pulsatility index, serum placental growth factor, and serum pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A, to be able to […]Continue Reading ...
March 22, 2018 The team of María Domínguez, researcher for the Neuroscience Institute, joint venture of the Miguel Hernández University (UMH) in Elche and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), has managed to prove for the first time that an important factor in the development of acute pediatric lymphoblastic leukemia is inflammation. Moreover, researchers have […]Continue Reading ...
March 14, 2018 A statewide tax on the wealthy has significantly boosted mental health programs in California’s largest county, helping to reduce homelessness, incarceration and hospitalization, according to a report released Tuesday. Revenue from the tax, the result of a statewide initiative passed in 2004, also expanded access to therapy and case management to almost […]Continue Reading ...
March 21, 2018 Most women experience some morning sickness during pregnancy, but about 2 percent of pregnant women experience a more severe form of nausea and vomiting. Sometimes the symptoms are so serious that hospitalization is required. Known as hyperemesis gravidarum, the condition is the same one that Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, endured […]Continue Reading ...
Action Points Note that this study was published as an abstract and presented at a conference. These data and conclusions should be considered to be preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal. CHICAGO — Kids with type 1 diabetes as young as 7-years-old could benefit from a closed-loop insulin pump system, researchers reported here. In […]Continue Reading ...
- Safe-sleep recommendations for infants have not reduced sudden deaths in newborns
- Survey finds inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics for hospitalized children
- Researchers propose alternative treatment to target lymphoma signaling at its root
- Compound found in beet extract could help slow progression of Alzheimer’s disease
- Lower temperatures can trigger the body’s ‘good’ fat formation at cellular level
- Sentinel lymph node biopsies could be safely avoided for some breast cancer patients
- Combined Preeclampsia Test Superior to U.K. Standards
- Exclusive breastfeeding in hospital associated with longer breastfeeding duration
- Researchers prove link between common childhood cancer and inflammation
- Targeting aberrantly active telomerase to treat therapy-resistant melanoma
- California’s tax on millionaires yields big benefits for people with mental illness, study finds
- Weight-loss surgery reduces risk for severe chronic kidney disease and kidney failure
- Study identifies two genes associated with extreme nausea and vomiting during pregnancy
- Biohaven Enrolls First Patient In Phase 3 Clinical Trial To Evaluate Rimegepant Zydis® ODT In The Acute Treatment Of Migraine
- ‘Bionic Pancreas’ OK for Very Young T1D Patients
- Parkinson’s gene initiates disease outside of the brain
- NMSU researchers publish findings on effective measures to remedy stress among adolescents
- Immunotherapy combination increases overall survival in people with kidney cancer, study shows
- Gut microbiome may promote pancreatic cancer by inducing immune suppression
- New ocular inserts allow patient’s cornea to absorb more antibiotics