UT SOUTHWESTERN DISCOVERS THE ACHILLES' HEEL IN OVARIAN CANCERS AND POTENTIAL BIOMARKERS

UT Southwestern faculty have discovered what appears to be an Achilles' heel in ovarian cancers, as well as new biomarkers that could...

STUDY SHOWS SAFETY AND EFFICACY OF RADIO-WAVE THERAPY FOR LIVER CANCER PATIENTS

Researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine have shown that a targeted therapy using non-thermal radio waves is safe to use in the...

 
 
 

MELANOMA MUTATIONS RESULT FROM A CHEMICAL CONVERSION IN DNA FUELED BY SUNLIGHT, STUDY REPORTS

The mutations that give rise to melanoma result from a chemical conversion in DNA fueled by sunlight -; not just a DNA copying error...

REACTIVE BEHAVIOR IS A COMMON WAY TO HANDLE UNEXPECTED UNCERTAINTY, STUDY SAYS

People around the world dramatically changed their shopping behaviors at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 
 
 

UVA RESEARCHERS OVERTURN CONVENTIONAL WISDOM ON ACTION OF KEY HORMONE RECEPTORS WITHIN CELLS

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have overturned conventional wisdom on the workings of vital hormone receptors...

STUDY: 7 IN 10 CHRONIC PAIN SUFFERERS DELAYED SEEKING MEDICAL ADVICE DURING THE PANDEMIC

7 in 10 UK chronic pain sufferers delayed seeking medical advice during the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving them feeling increased levels...

 
 
 

STUDY PAVES THE WAY TO A NEW DRUG DESIGN CONCEPT

Hydrogen peroxide reacts with copper to produce hydroxyl radicals with strong antibacterial properties. However, this requires high...

NEW ADVICE: ANTIBIOTICS SHOULD NOT BE GIVEN TO KIDS AS A PREVENTATIVE MEASURE TO AVOID UTIS

Antibiotics shouldn't be given to children as a preventative measure to try to avoid another urinary tract infection for kids who have...

 
 
 

LONDONOC DEVELOPS NEW, NON-INVASIVE TECHNIQUE TO APPLY XEN STENT INTO THE EYE

The London Ophthalmology Centre has developed a new, non-invasive technique for the application of Xen stent into the eye to treat...

FDA'S ACCELERATED DRUG APPROVAL PROCESS PLAGUED BY MISSING EFFICACY DATA AND QUESTIONABLE EVIDENCE

Since the US Food and Drug Administration established its accelerated approval pathway for drugs in 1992, nearly half of the 253 drugs...

 
 
 

POSITIVE FUTURE ORIENTATION AND STRONG PARENTAL SUPPORT LINKED WITH LOWER RISK OF YOUTH VAPING

Adolescents who set goals for their future and those with strong parental support are less likely to use e-cigarettes and other tobacco...

YOUTH-ONSET TYPE 2 DIABETES IS MORE AGGRESSIVE AND DIFFICULT TO CONTROL, STUDY SHOWS

People with type 2 diabetes diagnosed during youth have a high risk of developing complications at early ages and have a greater chance...

 
 
 

‘SOCIAL PRESCRIBING' MAY HELP LONELY OLDER ADULTS TO AVOID HARMFUL SEDATIVES AND PAINKILLERS

Lonely, older adults are nearly twice as likely to use opioids to ease pain and two-and-a-half times more likely to use sedatives and...

HOW A DOCTOR BREAKS NORMS TO TREAT REFUGEES AND RECENT IMMIGRANTS

Fatumo Osman, a 65-year-old Somali refugee who speaks limited English, was in a bind. She made too much money at a meal prep service...

 
 
 

THE PANDEMIC MADE TELEMEDICINE AN INSTANT HIT. PATIENTS AND PROVIDERS FEEL THE GROWING PAINS

Crystal Joseph pays for two telemedicine video services to ensure that her small therapy practice in Silver Spring, Maryland, can always...

AS HOLDOUT MISSOURI JOINS NATION IN MONITORING OPIOID PRESCRIPTIONS, EXPERTS WORRY

Kathi Arbini said she felt elated when Missouri finally caught up to the other 49 states and approved a statewide prescription drug...

 
 
 

PORVAIR INCREASE POROUS PLASTICS MANUFACTURING CAPACITY

Porvair Sciences reports on the installation of new automated precision die-cutting equipment that has enabled a five-fold increase...

TWO TYPES OF BLOOD PRESSURE DRUGS PROVIDE EQUAL BENEFITS, BUT SIDE EFFECTS DIFFER

People who are just beginning treatment for high blood pressure can benefit equally from two different classes of medicine - angiotensin-converting...

 
 
 

MORE POPULAR TYPE OF ANTIHYPERTENSIVE DRUGS CAUSES SLIGHTLY MORE SIDE EFFECTS

Two types of drugs that are recommended as a first treatment for patients with high blood pressure were found equally effective in...

NEWLY IDENTIFIED ULTRA-RARE INHERITED GENETIC VARIANTS MAY CONFER SIGNIFICANT AUTISM RISK

Researchers have identified a rare class of genetic differences transmitted from parents without autism to their affected children...

 
 
 



Cholangiopathy after severe COVID-19 may lead to liver injury, failure

Cholangiopathy after severe COVID-19 may lead to liver injury, failure

For patients with severe COVID-19, cholangiopathy was a late complication with potential for progressive biliary injury or liver failure, according to a study published in the... Read more ...

Mississippi woman pleads others to get vaccinated as her husband is hospitalized

Mississippi woman pleads others to get vaccinated as her husband is hospitalized

William Thomas Ball, 51, has been hospitalized with COVID-19 in Jackson, Mississippi after refusing to get vaccinated. Now his wife, Alicia, is asking for others in her... Read more ...

Covid England: Cases are now falling in ALL age groups, official data reveals

Covid England: Cases are now falling in ALL age groups, official data reveals

EXCLUSIVE: Covid cases are falling in all age groups, and dropping fastest among adults in their twenties according to data from the Department of Health. Read more ...

Lumbar artificial disc yielded positive 7-year outcomes for degenerative...

Lumbar artificial disc yielded positive 7-year outcomes for degenerative disc disease

For total disc replacement in patients with degenerative disc disease, an artificial disc is a safe option that improves pain relief, function, range of motion and decreases in... Read more ...

FDA clamps down on imported shark fins, cantaloupes, mushrooms and more

FDA clamps down on imported shark fins, cantaloupes, mushrooms and more

The Food and Drug Administration uses import alerts to enforce U.S. food safety regulations for food from foreign countries. The agency updates and modifies the alerts as... Read more ...

FDA TechTalk podcast episode to focus on whole genome sequencing

FDA TechTalk podcast episode to focus on whole genome sequencing

Nowadays, it seems rare to find someone or some entity without a podcast, and the Food and Drug Administration is no exception. The TechTalk podcast is hosted by the FDA and... Read more ...

COVID Breakthrough Cases Ran the Gamut in Healthcare Workers

COVID Breakthrough Cases Ran the Gamut in Healthcare Workers

Breakthrough COVID-19 cases in fully vaccinated healthcare workers were rare, and generally were associated with the individual's immune response to the vaccine in the early... Read more ...

Some IBD Treatments in Pregnancy Had No Effect on Kids' Infection Risk

Some IBD Treatments in Pregnancy Had No Effect on Kids' Infection Risk

Exposure to immunosuppressive monotherapies in utero did not increase serious infection risks in young children born to mothers with inflammatory bowel disease , but the same... Read more ...

FDA issues complete response letter for retifanlimab for anal cancer

FDA issues complete response letter for retifanlimab for anal cancer

The FDA issued a complete response letter to Incyte indicating it cannot approve the company's biologics license application that seeks approval of retifanlimab for certain... Read more ...

Bristol Myers Squibb withdraws liver cancer indication for nivolumab

Bristol Myers Squibb withdraws liver cancer indication for nivolumab

Bristol Myers Squibb in consultation with the FDA voluntarily withdrew the indication for nivolumab as monotherapy for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma previously treated... Read more ...