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How Treating Eczema Could Also Alleviate Asthma

Scientists from VIB-UGent have discovered insights for a possible new therapy for eczema that also reduces the severity of asthma. The findings are an important next step in u...
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Default Setting In Electronic Medical Records “Nudged” Emergency Department Physicians To Limit Opioid Prescriptions To 10 Tablets

For patients who have never been prescribed opioids, larger numbers of tablets given with the initial prescription is associated with long-term use and more tablets leftover t...
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Aptima® HIV-1 Quant Dx Assay Awarded World Health Organization Prequalification

Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX) announced today that its CE-marked Aptima® HIV-1 Quant Dx assay has been awarded World Health Organization (WHO) prequalification for in vitro dia...
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Flu Season: How To Stay Healthy

This year’s influenza outbreak is already the most widespread on record since health officials began keeping track about a dozen years ago, with millions of Americans being in...
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New York City PrEP Prescriptions Increase Nearly 1,000 Percent, But Disparities Remain

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) prescriptions in New York City increased by nearly 1,000 percent in two years, but men of color, women and patients outside the city center wer...
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Patient Education Brochure Provides Low-Cost Solution To Avoid Diversion Of Unused Opioids

Unused prescription painkillers lying around the home have proven to be a major source of drugs supplying the nation's opioid epidemic,1 but a new patient education brochure t...
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Having A Pharmacist At Stroke Patient's Bedside Speeds Administration Of Critical Drug

It's sometimes possible to stop a stroke in its tracks by giving the patient a clot-busting drug called rtPA, which restores blood flow in the brain. The faster rtPA is give...
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Early Testing For Influenza Symptoms Critical This Flu Season

As flu season picks up steam across the country, it’s important for people to be tested very early after symptoms that are compatible with influenza start, since there are eff...
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Asthma Costs The US Economy More Than $80 Billion Per Year

Asthma costs the US economy more than $80 billion annually in medical expenses, missed work and school days and deaths, according to new research published online in the Annal...
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Can Vitamins And Dietary Supplements Benefit Patients With Mitochondrial Disease?

Defects in mitochondria, the tiny structures that power our cells by functioning as biological batteries, cause an array of complex, often life-threatening disorders that can ...
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Hard To Swallow? New Digital Pill Raises Personal Privacy Concerns

The US Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new digital pill capable of monitoring whether individuals are taking a prescribed medication. People not taking their ...
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Tiny Antibiotic Beads Fight Infections After Joint Replacement

More than 1 million people undergo total joint replacements each year, and nearly 10,000 will develop infections. To reduce this infection risk, a Houston Methodist orthopedic...
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New Drug Capsule May Allow Weekly HIV Treatment

Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital have developed a capsule that can deliver a week's worth of HIV drugs in a single dose. This advance could make it much eas...
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Common Pain Reliever Use During Pregnancy Linked To Language Delay In Girls

In the first study of its kind, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai found an elevated rate of language delay in girls at 30 months old born to mothers...
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Option Care Board Names John C. Rademacher As CEO

Option Care Enterprises, Inc., the nation’s largest independent provider of home and alternate treatment site infusion services, today announced that its board of directors ha...
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Repeated Influenza Vaccination Helps Prevent Severe Flu In Older Adults

Repeated vaccination for influenza in older adults reduced the severity of the virus and reduced hospital admissions, found new research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical As...
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New Long-Acting, Less-Toxic HIV Drug Suppresses Virus In Humanized Mice

A team of Yale researchers tested a new chemical compound that suppresses HIV, protects immune cells, and remains effective for weeks with a single dose. In animal experiments...
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Queen’s University Professor’s Skin Patch Offers Solution To Antibiotic Resistance Crisis

A team of researchers from Queen’s University Belfast, led by Professor Ryan Donnelly, Professor of Pharmaceutical Technology are developing a new type of skin patch (microarr...
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NIH Study Uncovers Clues About Why Common Cancer Drug Causes Hearing Loss

Scientists have found a new way to explain the hearing loss caused by cisplatin, a powerful drug used to treat many forms of cancer. Using a highly sensitive technique to meas...
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New Study Aims To Improve Patient Retention Rates And Outcomes In Substance Abuse Treatment

From 2000 to 2015, more than a half million people died from drug overdoses. Many of these individuals tried to recover from their addiction by seeking treatment at specialty ...
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New Atopic Dermatitis Yardstick Provides Practical Guidance and Management Insights

Patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) – also known as eczema – often face a tough, uphill battle for treatment. Symptoms include severe itching, scaly rashes, extreme dry skin ...
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spencer® In-Home Technology Helps Patient Stay Active, Manage Medications

Just last year, Robin Moore, 60, of Concord, NC, would pack a bag with multiple prescription medicine bottles for her outings to the Walmart, to play cards with friends, or to...
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Scientists Take A Big Step Toward Building A Better Opioid

For the first time, scientists at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and collaborators solved the crystal structure of the activated kappa opioid receptor bo...
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Tailoring Cancer Treatments To Individual Patients

Attempts to eradicate cancer are often compared to a "moonshot" -- the successful effort that sent the first astronauts to the moon. But imagine if, instead of Newton's secon...
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