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FDA Approves Halaven To Treat Unresectable or Advanced Liposarcoma

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

The FDA has given approval to Halaven to treat unresectable liposarcoma (that is, liposarcoma which cannot be taken out through surgery) or advanced liposarcoma in patients who have received prior chemotherapy containing an anthracycline drug. Halaven is also a chemotherapy drug.
As per the clinical data reviewed by the FDA, Halaven improved overall survival by 7 [...]

FDA Approves Zepatier To Treat Hepatitis C Genotype 1 & 4

Saturday, January 30th, 2016

The FDA has given approval to Zepatier to be used alone or with ribavirin to treat chronic hepatitis C genotype 1 and genotype 4.
A type of viral disease, hepatitis C leads to reduced liver function or even liver failure. The disease is marked by inflammation in the liver. Unfortunately, the disease doesn’t show any symptoms [...]

RA Patients Can Benefit From Rigorous Exercise

Friday, January 29th, 2016

The heart health of patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis (RA for short) or juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA for short) can improve if they do high intensity interval training, according to a new study. High intensity interval training may also reduce pain associated with these two conditions, researchers further concluded.
The results are encouraging, but there’s an [...]

Migraine Frequency Increases In Women As Menopause Approaches

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

According to a new study, the frequency of migraines in women increases during perimenopause, which is the period of life before menopause.
The main reason for this, study authors think, is changes in the levels of estrogen and progesterone during perimenopause.
In the study, involving over 3,600 women with migraine problem, researchers noted that the chances [...]

A New Test Can Identify Hard-To-Detect Pathogens

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Certain pathogens at present are hard or impossible to detect—but this may not be the case in the future. Researchers have created a new test called, PathoChip, that might detect many ambiguous pathogens in patients having a compromised immune system.
The researchers subjected a tissue sample of a person experiencing relapsed AML (that is, acute myelogenous [...]

Adolescent Using Marijuana At Greater Risk To Schizophrenia

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Marijuana can give a euphoria-like feeling. It also has a relaxing effect. However, if the dosage is high or marijuana extremely potent, the user can experience panic, anxiety, distrust, and fear.
Majority of the intoxicating effects of recreational drugs, which marijuana is, are caused by a chemical called delta-9-tetrahydrocannibal or THC for short.
Cannabis plant contains THC [...]

Brain Scan Can Reveal Child Risk Of Depression

Monday, January 25th, 2016

According to a new study, brain scans in children can tell if they have a high risk of depression later in life, making it possible to intervene early and prevent it.
This finding can prove to be of great help, especially when you take into account the following two statements:

In 2014, almost 16 million adults in [...]

The FDA Gives Full Approval To Kyprolis For Myeloma Treatment

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

The FDA has given approval to Kyprolis, a cancer drug by Amgen Inc., to be used in combination with other therapies for treatment of multiple myeloma.
The FDA has also given approval for Kyprolis to be used as a single agent in patients having refractory or relapsed multiple myeloma who have undergone one or more treatments [...]

Rapid Weight Gain In Toddlers May Lead To High Blood Pressure In Young Adulthood

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Rapidly gaining weight in early years is linked to higher than normal high blood pressure, according to a new study.
The higher childhood high blood pressure, in turn, may be associated with a greater risk of several health problems in childhood years, like high blood sugar levels or high cholesterol.
In the current study, researchers monitored changes [...]

New Device Makes “Natural Fertilization” Possible in IVF

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Thanks to a new treatment, in IVF patients, fertilization can now occur inside the body rather than in a lab.
IVF treatment entails taking out eggs from a patient’s ovaries, fertilizing the ovaries with sperm in a laboratory, identifying healthy embryos and then placing them back after some time in the womb.
Some studies had suggested that [...]

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