French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi on Monday told the Philippines it would not refund the cost of used doses of a dengue vaccine after the vaccination program was suspended over health concerns French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi on Monday rejected a Philippine government demand to return tens of millions of dollars paid for a dengue vaccine after […]Continue Reading ...
February 20, 2018 One of the biggest challenges in treating prostate cancer is distinguishing men who have aggressive and potentially lethal disease from men whose cancer is slow-growing and unlikely to metastasize. For years, prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level, cancer grade and tumor stage have been used to sort prostate cancer patients into risk groups established […]Continue Reading ...
February 20, 2018 Insurers will again be able to sell short-term health insurance good for up to 12 months under a proposed rule released Tuesday by the Trump administration that could further roil the marketplace. “We want to open up affordable alternatives to unaffordable Affordable Care Act policies,” said Health and Human Sservices Secretary Alex […]Continue Reading ...
February 20, 2018 A Finnish study examined diabetes and work loss due to early retirement during the work careers of approximately 13,000 people. The findings were exciting – and somewhat surprising. Those with a diagnosis of diabetes had fewer work-loss years than those without such a diagnosis. Among those who retired early, the ones with […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—For young adults without known risk factors, a one-time routine HIV screen at 25 years would optimize clinical outcomes and be cost-effective, according to a study published in the January issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health. Anne M. Neilan, M.D., M.P.H., from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and colleagues simulated HIV-uninfected 12-year-olds without identified […]Continue Reading ...
Alternative Vaccination Strategy for Meningitis in Africa. Credit: Yale University In sub-Saharan Africa, meningococcal meningitis continues to pose a serious health threat, with sporadic epidemics resulting in some 30,000 cases each year. While all people are susceptible, young children are at the highest risk, and over 50 percent of those infected will die if not […]Continue Reading ...
February 14, 2018 When Hurricane Harvey struck Texas in August, industrial facilities in the state shut down, then reopened a few days later. In doing so, they produced nearly 2,000 tons of “excess emissions” — air pollutants in addition to what was allowed as part of their normal operation. A study by Indiana University researchers […]Continue Reading ...
February 19, 2018 Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare type of skin cancer, affecting only a few thousand people each year, compared to tens of thousands with melanoma. But while it may not be as common as other skin cancers, MCC is highly aggressive and often deadly -; and it’s also becoming more common, according […]Continue Reading ...
February 20, 2018 Blacks have a higher incidence of stroke and stroke-associated disability than whites. However, few studies have evaluated racial differences in stroke before a diagnosis of atrial fibrillation (AF). A new report published in HeartRhythm examined stroke risk in the short term prior to a diagnosis of AF. Investigators determined that, although blacks […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 — Erleada (apalutamide) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat non-spreading prostate cancer that continues to grow despite hormone therapy. Prostate cancer is the second-most-common form of the disease among men in the United States, the National Cancer Institute says. More than 161,000 men were diagnosed […]Continue Reading ...
February 19, 2018 Police officers are often called to situations that require a quick decision: fire a shot and risk harming, or killing, innocent bystanders; don’t fire and there’s the potential for being killed in the line of duty. These decisions often are made in the blink of an eye, making it difficult for any […]Continue Reading ...
Action Points Use of antihypertensive medications during delivery among women with preeclampsia increased significantly over the past decade The rate of stroke in patients with preeclampsia declined from 6.6 per 10,000 deliveries in 2006-2008 to 3.5 per 10,000 deliveries in 2012-2014 Use of antihypertensive medications during delivery among women with preeclampsia increased significantly over the […]Continue Reading ...
February 19, 2018 Researchers have found that excess levels of calcium in brain cells may lead to the formation of toxic clusters that are the hallmark of Parkinson’s disease. The international team, led by the University of Cambridge, found that calcium can mediate the interaction between small membranous structures inside nerve endings, which are important […]Continue Reading ...
Surgical infections linked to drug-resistant bugs, study suggests. Credit: University of Birmingham Patients having surgery in low income countries are more likely to develop an infection than those in wealthier nations, which may be linked to drug-resistant bacteria, research led by the Universities of Birmingham, Edinburgh and Warwick suggests. Patients in low income nations also […]Continue Reading ...
February 19, 2018 International validation through collaboration with leading cancer centers in Europe and US is a key part of Immunovia’s development and commercialization strategy for its portfolio of IMMrayTM tests. Therefore, the company has initiated PanFAM-1, the largest ever prospective multicenter study for early detection of pancreatic cancer using IMMrayTM PanCan-d, the first blood-based […]Continue Reading ...
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