Month: February 2023

Blood sample for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) test Jarun011 | Istock | Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration’s independent advisors on Tuesday recommended what would be the world’s first RSV vaccine, a shot from Pfizer for adults ages 60 and older, despite safety concerns after two trial participants developed a rare neurological disorder.  A
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Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland fails to produce enough of the hormones that regulate metabolism. It is one of the most common endocrine disorders, affecting approximately 10 million people in the United States. It occurs more often in women than men and often develops around middle age. Advertisement What Is Hypothyroidism?
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SAN ANTONIO — Epicutaneous immunotherapy (EPIT) administered through an investigational skin patch over 12 months led to more responses — with favorable safety — compared with placebo in peanut-allergic toddlers with and without other food allergies or atopic dermatitis (AD), according to two subanalyses of the phase III EPITOPE trial. Among children ages 1 to
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Five Alarm Bio (FAB), a drug discovery company focused on novel approaches to anti-aging, announced today it has completed a seed investment round, raising over £500K GBP to further enable its pioneering research. Investors participating in the round include Cambridge Angels, Meltwind, o2h Ventures, and SyndicateRoom, as well as other Angel investors, with support from
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30mg tablets of Shire Plc’s Adderall XR. JB Reed | Bloomberg | Getty Images Josh Disbrow is chairman and CEO of Aytu BioPharma, which makes a competing drug to treat ADHD called Adzenys XR-ODT. A nationwide shortage of Adderall has left many patients struggling to manage their attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, better known as ADHD. From
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SAN ANTONIO — Real-world data presented here supported the early introduction of peanuts to infants at high risk for developing peanut allergies, yet also highlighted caregiver challenges in following the guideline-recommended protocol. In a study of 309 high-risk infants considered for early peanut introduction, 12% were allergic at baseline, while 65% had no issues with
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By Steven Reinberg  HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 27, 2023 (HealthDay News) — New research suggests that smoking weed is far from benign: Toking every day might raise your odds of heart disease. The increased risk is not insignificant. Daily marijuana users are about one-third more likely to develop coronary artery disease, compared with people who
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A new Rare Diseases Action Plan for England will be published today (Tuesday 28 February) that will ensure those living with these conditions receive better care and treatment, fairer access to testing and have continued support. This builds on the first ever Rare Diseases Action Plan for England published in 2022 which has developed digital
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Mayo Clinic Minute – Obesity and heart disease Obesity can affect the heart in many ways. Not only does it put someone at a higher risk for developing cardiovascular disease, it can also make diagnosing and treating the condition more difficult. That’s why weight loss through lifestyle modification is often recommended. But it’s not always
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A study led by Vinod Dasa, MD, Professor of Orthopaedics at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, reports that a novel surgical pain management strategy following total knee arthroplasty (TKA), or total knee replacement, provided pain relief without opioids. The researchers also found that changing prescriptions for opioids at discharge from automatic to upon
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SAN ANTONIO — Among patients with hereditary angioedema (HAE), monthly injections of the investigational biologic garadacimab reduced the mean attack rate substantially in the phase III VANGUARD clinical trial. During the 6-month trial, the average monthly HAE attack rate dropped to 0.27 in the garadacimab group versus 2.01 for the placebo group (P<0.001), representing a
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Intranasal corticosteroids (INCs) improved quality of life for children suffering from chronic rhinosinusitis, the RAISE randomized trial showed. Sinus and Nasal Quality of Life Survey (SN-5) scores improved significantly more for children assigned to daily intranasal mometasone spray (Nasonex) along with daily saline solution rinsing with a nasal nebulizer compared with the saline routine alone,
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By Ericka Greene, MD, director of the Neuromuscular Clinic at Houston Methodist Hospital, as told to Kara Mayer Robinson Many things can impact life with myasthenia gravis (MG). Everyone’s experience is unique, but here are some things that may affect yours. Health Disparities As with many medical conditions, health care disparities, also called social determinants
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Many pregnancy complications are associated with future heart disease. Such complications include gestational diabetes, preterm birth, fetal growth restriction and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (gestational hypertension, preeclampsia and related disorders), and together they are referred to as adverse pregnancy outcomes (APOs). Although APOs are recognized as a useful way to identify individuals with increased risk
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Sleep is an important component of everyday living. It does not only relax the body, but it also provides a period for tissues and organs to regenerate and fix issues. A new study provides evidence of how crucial sleep is for optimum heart health.  Published in the journal Clinical Cardiology, the meta-analysis of previously published
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