April 28, 2018 Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., (NYSE and TASE: TEVA) today announced up to 7-year efficacy, safety and tolerability results from the Glatiramer Acetate Low-Frequency Administration (GALA) open-label extension study of COPAXONE® (glatiramer acetate injection) 40 mg/mL administered subcutaneously three-times-a-week for the treatment of relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (RMS). The study, including the […]Continue Reading ...
Immune responses in the skin of young and old study participants to a saline solution and to a VZV antigen. In older participants, a p38 inhibitor improved the immune response by blocking inflammation. Credit: JACI, Milica Vukmanovic-Stejic et al By identifying why skin immunity declines in old age, a UCL-led research team has found that […]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 ...
Around the world bacteria are developing new strategies that render them resistant to antibiotics, resulting in an increasing number of patients dying from untreatable infections. Experts now agree that unless we discover new medicines soon, the post-antibiotic era may be upon us, effectively pushing human healthcare back to the 1940s. In particular, a class of […]Continue Reading ...
What age kids should start dentist visits? Credit: C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health. Without a doctor or dentist’s guidance, some parents don’t follow national recommendations for early dental care for their children, a new national poll finds. One in 6 parents who did not receive advice from a health care provider […]Continue Reading ...
Children with asthma use inhalers to relieve some of their symptoms, which include coughing, wheezing, chest tightness and shortness of breath. Credit: Tradimus, Wikimedia commons. Children with asthma in the Rochester City School District who received a combination of telemedicine support and school-based medication therapy were almost half as likely to need an emergency room […]Continue Reading ...
David Evans and Ryan Noyce have created a new synthetic virus they hope could lead to the development of a more effective vaccine against smallpox. Credit: Melissa Fabrizio UAlberta researchers created a new synthetic virus that could lead to the development of a more effective vaccine against smallpox. The discovery demonstrates how techniques based on […]Continue Reading ...
A James Cook University researcher has been investigating why Australians are among the top users of illegal drugs in the world – and has uncovered some revealing new facts about the motivations of recreational drug users. Professor David Plummer led a study by JCU and Griffith University that interviewed drug users. “We weren’t satisfied enough […]Continue Reading ...
A 3-D image of a flu virus. Credit: Center for Disease Control Continuous low doses of far ultraviolet C (far-UVC) light can kill airborne flu viruses without harming human tissues, according to a new study at the Center for Radiological Research at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC). The findings suggest that use of overhead […]Continue Reading ...
Cancer screening can save lives. Mammographies reduce the chance women will die of breast cancer, and colonoscopies reduce the chance people will die of colon cancer. But should my 93-year-old father receive a screening colonoscopy? The test is uncomfortable, carries risks, and costs money. Even more importantly, my dad probably won’t live long enough to […]Continue Reading ...
New research uses EEG and a specialized experimental setup to show how working memory and reinforcement learning work together as people learn to perform new tasks. Credit: Frank Lab / Brown University A new study by Brown University researchers shows that two different brain systems work cooperatively as people learn. The study, published in Proceedings […]Continue Reading ...
Action Points Note that this meta-analysis suggests that increased use of guideline-directed medical therapy in patients undergoing PCI compared to CABG might explain part of the observed benefit of the former therapy. Future studies evaluating CABG, in particular, should be sure to capture medication prescriptions and adherence postoperatively. Adherence to medical therapy for secondary prevention […]Continue Reading ...
To reduce dependency on street drugs cut with fentanyl, the British Columbia Center for Disease Control plans to install armored vending machines that dispense hydromorphone (Dilaudid) pills for people at high risk of opioid overdose. Fentanyl was detected in 83% of overdose deaths in the province last year. (Washington Post) Acute brain lesions were associated […]Continue Reading ...
Dr Marnie Shaw. Credit: Australian National University Early results from a new study led by ANU indicate that people aged in their 60s and early 70s could lower their risk of dementia if they maintained a healthy weight by going to the gym to retain muscle mass. Lead researcher Dr Marnie Shaw said about one […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) often have a hard time switching gears from one task to another. But being bilingual may actually make it a bit easier for them to do so, according to a new study which was recently published in Child Development. “This is a novel and surprising […]Continue Reading ...
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