KENILWORTH, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE) January 30, 2019 –Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, today announced that V114, the company’s investigational 15-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, has received Breakthrough Therapy Designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the prevention of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) caused by the vaccine […]Continue Reading ...
FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 — Head and neck cancers among a group of first responders to the 9/11 World Trade Center terrorist attacks are significantly higher than expected, a new study says. Rutgers University researchers found that diagnoses of these cancers increased 40 percent in a group of WTC workers and volunteers over a four-year […]Continue Reading ...
March 1, 2018 Fear protects people from danger. A team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Helmholtz Zentrum München has discovered that this applies even to pathological anxiety disorders. Patients who generally suffer from severe anxiety are likely to heed the symptoms of a heart attack earlier and seek medical treatment sooner, thus […]Continue Reading ...
March 1, 2018 Researchers from Nationwide Children’s Hospital have shown that omega fatty acid supplements may improve autism spectrum disorder symptoms in toddlers who were born very preterm (more than 11 weeks early). The study was published recently in the Journal of Nutrition. “The trial had two goals. First, we wanted to confirm the feasibility […]Continue Reading ...
March 1, 2018 According to a new study by researchers from the American College of Cardiology, women who have normal blood pressure while pregnant and breastfeed their babies for a minimum of 6 months after birth have a reduced risk of heart disease in later life. Credit: Nina Buday/Shutterstock.com In the study, women who had […]Continue Reading ...
March 2, 2018 Researchers at the Emory Rollins School of Public Health and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have found that high proportions of patients with prediabetes are at substantial risk for cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease. Their findings are published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. Mohammed K. Ali, MD, associate […]Continue Reading ...
March 1, 2018 “Edith + Eddie,” a short documentary vying for an Academy Award Sunday, is a gripping look at a couple in their 90s caught up in an intense family conflict over caring for an aging parent. As a columnist who covers aging, I’m familiar with such stories. But as I immersed myself in […]Continue Reading ...
Is your patient’s refrigerator the problem with the inefficacy of biologic therapies? Biologics agents such as adalimumab (Humira), golimumab (Simponi), and ustekinumab (Stelara) should be stored at a temperature of 2-8°C (35.6-46.4°F). Several studies have identified a prevalent problem of unacceptable refrigeration storage of biologics used to treat immune-mediated inflammatory disorders (IMID), such as rheumatoid […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2018 — Fear of weight gain can keep many smokers from kicking the habit. But a new study involving older women might help change that: It found that for those who quit, even a bit of exercise helped keep the pounds at bay. “Being active after quitting smoking was found to reduce […]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 ...
ATLANTA — Hepatitis A vaccination should be given following exposure in all persons ages 12 months and older, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) said. In a unanimous 14-0 vote, the ACIP voted that “hepatitis A vaccines should be administered as post-exposure prophylaxis,” for this population, and immune globulin should be administered to adults […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: King’s College London An investigation by scientists at King’s College London into why some people suffer tooth erosion while others don’t has found that it’s not just what they eat and drink, but how they eat and drink, that increases their chances of developing the condition. The research, reviewed in the British Dental Journal, […]Continue Reading ...
March 1, 2018 Two University of Houston researchers, working to find cancer cures, received grants from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), the organization that funds groundbreaking cancer research and prevention programs in the state. CPRIT awarded $1,173,420 to Navin Varadarajan, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, to improve effectiveness of […]Continue Reading ...
MONDAY, Feb. 26, 2018 — U.S. veterans who had close calls with bomb blasts during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are now having memory problems, a new study has found. Led by researchers from the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System in Boston, the study assessed the cognitive functioning of 333 veterans of those wars. They […]Continue Reading ...
February 28, 2018 Women with normal blood pressure during pregnancy and who breastfed their babies for at least six months following birth had better markers of cardiovascular health years later compared to women who never breastfed, based on research presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 67th Annual Scientific Session. The same benefits were not […]Continue Reading ...
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