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FDA sends warning letters to companies in the Netherlands and Thailand

3 hours ago   |   Food Safety

As part of its enforcement activities, the Food and Drug Administration sends warning letters to entities under its jurisdiction. Some letters are not posted for public view...
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Combo Impresses in Advanced Bladder Cancer

3 hours ago   |   MedPageToday

]]> - SAN FRANCISCO - Patients with cisplatin-ineligible advanced bladder cancer achieved durable objective responses with the combination of pembrolizumab and a newly approved...
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Drug Firms' Payments and Physicians' Prescribing Behavior in Medicare Part D - by Colleen Carey, Ethan M.J. Lieber, Sarah Miller

6 hours ago   |   National Bureau of Economic Research

In a pervasive but controversial practice, drug firms frequently make monetary or in-kind payments to physicians in the course of promoting prescription drugs. We use a federal...
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Advancing a protein drug in lettuce leaves to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension

17 hours ago   |   News Medical

In pulmonary arterial hypertension, high blood pressure in the lungs' arteries causes the heart to work extra hard to pump blood to the lungs and around the rest of the body.
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Cannabis could be an alternative treatment for pain and sleeping troubles

Cannabis could be an alternative treatment for pain and sleeping troubles

1 day ago   |   Natural News

Pain and insomnia are two pretty common health issues, which is why there is no shortage of medication on the market targeting these conditions. However, individual sleep and...
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Acid reflux drug is a surprising candidate to curb preterm birth

1 day ago   |   ScienceDaily

Lansoprazole, an over-the-counter acid reflux drug that is often taken by pregnant women, may be a promising therapy to reduce preterm birth, according to a computational drug...
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New drug leads could battle brain-eating amoebae

1 day ago   |   ScienceDaily

Brain-eating amoebae can cause particularly harmful forms of encephalitis, and more than 95% of people who develop these rare but devastating infections die. Despite the high...
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What would it take to make FMT mainstream?

1 day ago   |   ScienceDaily

Fecal microbiota transplant treatment for most microbiome-associated diseases has not been rigorously studied in humans - and any such studies would be subject to regulation by...
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World's first congenital pituitary hypoplasia model developed using patient-derived iPS cells

1 day ago   |   ScienceDaily

Researchers have developed the world's first congenital pituitary hypoplasia model using patient-derived iPS cells. The research group succeeded in using the model to...
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Indian Generic Drugmakers May Face Supply Shortages From China if Coronavirus Drags on

1 day ago   |   Medscape

Shortages and potential price increases of generic drugs from India loom if the coronavirus outbreak disrupts suppliers of pharmaceutical ingredients in China past April...
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Too Much Sitting May Up Heart Disease Risk in Aging Women

Too Much Sitting May Up Heart Disease Risk in Aging Women

Is too much sitting bad for your heart? Yes, sitting for long periods can put aging women at a higher risk of developing heart disease. So, sit less and move more to boost your... Read more ...

Cutting Off Kidney Cancer at Its Roots: Study

Cutting Off Kidney Cancer at Its Roots: Study

New study discovers cancer stem cells responsible for the most common form of kidney cancer: clear cell renal cell carcinoma, or ccRCC. Read more ...

Study Identifies States with Highest Rates of Melanoma Due to UV Radiation

Study Identifies States with Highest Rates of Melanoma Due to UV Radiation

New study finds that state-level incidence rates for UV-attributable melanoma ranged from 15 cases per 100,000 in Alaska to 65 cases per 100,000 in Hawaii. Read more ...

CATASTROPHIC ERROR: In just two days, thousands of potentially...

CATASTROPHIC ERROR: In just two days, thousands of potentially cross-infected passengers from the Diamond Princess cruise ship will be released and allowed to take commercial flights anywhere in the world

World health authorities are about to commit a gross error that could literally end up costing millions of lives. So far, 355 passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship... Read more ...

U.S. military preparing to implement medical martial law due to coronavirus...

U.S. military preparing to implement medical martial law due to coronavirus pandemic

The Joint Chiefs of Staff has issued an executive order calling on the United States Northern Command to start preparing for a full-blown pandemic of the Wuhan coronavirus here... Read more ...

Can this East Asian shrub help reduce the harmful effects of oxidative...

Can this East Asian shrub help reduce the harmful effects of oxidative stress? Study explains

Lindera glauca is a medicinal shrub with a variety of uses. Besides being an excellent condiment and food flavoring, L. glauca is also used in the manufacturing industry and in... Read more ...

New Guidelines for Hepatic Failure

New Guidelines for Hepatic Failure

A new set of evidence-based recommendations for the management of liver failure is presented at the SCCM 49th Critical Care Congress. It assembles recommendations for critical... Read more ...

Green Tea Extract Reduces Fatty Liver Disease

Green Tea Extract Reduces Fatty Liver Disease

According to a recent study by Penn State researchers, Green tea extract combined with exercise, reduces fatty liver disease in mice. Read more ...

Tiny Particles may Start Nonfatal Heart Attacks

Tiny Particles may Start Nonfatal Heart Attacks

A recent Yale study confirms something that has long been suspected -air pollution's small particles can play a role in severe heart disease. Read more ...

An Ode to Cold Showers

An Ode to Cold Showers

Luci Gutiérrez Here's what used to happen. I'd wake up, smoldering and sighing, reel out of bed and into the kitchen, and put the kettle on. Then I'd think: Well, now what?... Read more ...