FDA Expands Usage Of HPV Vaccine To Adults Aged 27 To 45

The U.S. Food and Drug Authority has adjusted the age range of women and men who can get the HPV vaccine Gardasil. The vaccine has previously been approved to be administered from the age of 9 up to 26, but […]

Drug sensitivity and resistance testing could make ‘right to try’ a real thing

The contentious “right to try” bill that President Trump signed into law to help terminally ill patients get access to treatments that might — I emphasize the “might” — cure them or prolong their lives is more wishful thinking that […]

Antiepileptic drugs linked to higher risk of stroke in persons with Alzheimer’s disease

Antiepileptic drug use is associated with an increased risk of stroke among persons with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. The risk did not differ between old and new antiepileptic drugs. The results were published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. The risk of stroke was particularly elevated […]

Halobetasol propionate lotion shows efficacy for Tx of psoriasis

Lawrence J. Green, M.D., from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and colleagues randomized (2:1) 430 patients to receive halobetasol propionate Lotion or vehicle once daily for eight weeks, with assessments at two, four, six, and eight weeks of treatment […]

Benzodiazepines in patients with COPD and PTSD may increase suicide risk

AMERICAN THORACIC SOCIETY Oct. 12, 2018–Long-term use of benzodiazepine medications in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, as well as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may lead to increased suicide risk, according to a study published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. IMAGE: COMORBID COPD AND PTSD PATIENTS TREATED FOR […]

How a common drug causes liver failure

Acetaminophen kicks off widespread glutathionylation, researchers find AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY Acetaminophen is a common pain reliever found in every pharmacy. However, it is also the No. 1 cause of acute liver failure in the United States. […]

Team develops a universal vaccine platform that’s cheaper and shelf stable

Researchers at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have developed less expensive way to produce vaccines that cuts the costs of vaccine production and storage by up to 80 percent without decreasing safety or effectiveness. The findings are […]

Magnetoferritin: a new effective marker for tumor diagnosis and treatment?

A novel magnetoferritin-based method allows doctors to more accurately diagnose malignant cells, providing additional opportunities for cancer treatments. One major problem in diagnostic radiology today is the lack of accuracy due to insufficient contrast between the cells of interest and […]

New study finds that inflammatory proteins in the colon increase incrementally with weight

BOSTON (Oct. 10, 2018)–Studies in mice have demonstrated that obesity-induced inflammation contributes to the risk of colorectal cancer, but evidence in humans has been scarce. A new study shows that two inflammatory proteins in the colon increase in parallel with […]

Eczema drug restores hair growth in patient with longstanding alopecia

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) physicians are reporting an unexpected side-effect from treatment with dupilumab, which is FDA approved for the treatment of moderate to severe eczema, also called atopic dermatitis. In their case report published in JAMA Dermatology, the physicians describe […]