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Friday, November 21, 2014
By Andrew Smith
Why do some allergic reactions produce only relatively mild symptoms while others trigger anaphylaxis and eventual death?
Friday, November 21, 2014
By Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Obesity in children is a very complex problem. How children eat and what they believe about food and obesity is largely determined in their family units.
Friday, November 21, 2014
By Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Kidney donors may have lower 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D and phosphate levels. Their parathyroid hormone levels may be elevated, but with minimal effect on calcium levels.
Friday, November 21, 2014
By Amy Jacob
Patients with advanced colorectal cancer previously only had access to limited treatment options; however, new research presented at the 26th EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics in Barcelona, Spain, indicated a combination of 3 targeted drugs could potentially serve as a successful treatment.
Friday, November 21, 2014
By Adam Hochron
As children get older their waistlines increasingly show signs of getting wider as well and the problem extends far beyond American students. Doctors around the world are working together to find ways to combat the growing problem.
Friday, November 21, 2014
By Gale Scott
In the first test of an Ebola virus vaccine in the US, the University of Maryland announced it will soon start human trial.
Friday, November 21, 2014
By Adam Hochron
Doctors are taking a new look at a condition which could play a factor in predicting cardiovascular incidents called hopelessness. While not much is known about the condition or treatment there are some things people can do to keep themselves as healthy as possible.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Rare and potentially pathogenic variants in known amyotrophic lateral sclerosis genes are present in a considerable proportion of patients with familial and sporadic disease, and the burden of variants influences disease onset, according to a study published online Nov. 7 in the Annals of Neurology.
Friday, November 21, 2014
A prosocial Internet support group that encourages breast cancer survivors with elevated anxiety or depression to help others may not be beneficial, according to a study published online Nov. 17 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Friday, November 21, 2014
A review of evidence supports that ketogenic diets suppress appetite despite weight loss. The research was published online Nov. 17 in Obesity Reviews.
Friday, November 21, 2014
By Adam Hochron
Whether asthma contributes to cardiovascular disease or not is a matter for continued research and study. Whether there is a direct link or not there has been considerable proof that the numbers for both conditions are on the rise.
Friday, November 21, 2014
The predicted 10-year risk of developing cardiovascular disease varies by age, gender, race/ethnicity, education, income, and state, according to a study published online Nov. 10 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
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In the first test of an Ebola virus vaccine in the US, the University of Maryland announced it will soon start human trial.
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A doctor who contracted the Ebola virus in Africa and was brought to a Nebraska medical center over the weekend for treatment has died, officials said Monday.
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Forty-two percent of consumers now say they’ve used online healthcare reviews, up 68% from last year.
“Black Friday” has become a misnomer, with most big chain stores opening their doors – and their sales – on Thursday evening. It also turns out that Walmart and Target are no longer the kings of Black Friday, at least when it comes to having the largest markdowns.
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Obizur (Antihemophilic Factor [Recombinant], Porcine Sequence) has been approved to treat acquired hemophilia A (acquired Factor VIII deficiency), a rare, non-inherited form of hemophilia.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Genzyme’s application to include new information about its multiple sclerosis drug teriflunomide (Aubagio) on its label. The new labeling content is efficacy and safety data from two Phase III trials of the drug.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of an experimental drug to treat patients who have Ebola Virus Disease.
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