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2395 Articles Matching "therapy"

A grandpa's hope for hemophilia cure leads him to gene therapy clinical trial

Nov 17, 2018 , CNBC Health
BioMarin's clinical trial of a gene therapy for hemophilia is providing hope to patients with the disease. It is an experimental treatment that uses a virus to deliver a healthy copy of a gene to make up for one that causes excessive...
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Key AstraZeneca lung cancer treatment misses study goal

Nov 17, 2018 , Reuters
AstraZeneca said on Friday its immunotherapy drug Imfinzi did not meet the main goal of improving survival rates for patients with the most advanced form of lung cancer, putting pressure on its shares....
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FDA clears new indication for Adcetris

Nov 17, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
Seattle Genetics' Adcetris injection (brentuximab vedotin) has received the FDA's nod to be used in combination with chemotherapy for adult patients with certain types of peripheral T-cell lymphoma. Read More...
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Sham Gay 'Conversion Therapy' Often Begins at Home

Nov 16, 2018 , WebMD
Among young adults identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) in a recent study, more than half of said others had tried to change their sexual orientation during...
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Can Testosterone Therapy Treat Depression In Men With Low T? A New Study Examines The Evidence

Nov 15, 2018 , Forbes
Men with low testosterone often experience depression symptoms, but using testosterone therapy to treat them has been controversial. Now a new analysis suggests why it's an option worth considering, at least for...
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A Spark Of Good News For Precision Oncology In Breast Cancer

Nov 15, 2018 , Forbes
In a trial of metastatic triple-negative breast cancer, AZD5363 significantly extended patients’ overall survival from 12.6 to 19.1 months, vs. placebo, when given with...
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Roche's Tecentriq wins fast FDA review in tough-to-treat breast cancer

Nov 14, 2018 , Reuters
Swiss drugmaker Roche said on Tuesday its Tecentriq medicine will get a speedy review by U.S. regulators in a tough-to-treat form of breast cancer, as it seeks to be the first company to have its immunotherapy win approval in this indication....
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Simplifying Life For Diabetics With A Nanotechnology Breakthrough

Nov 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Thanks to a nanotechnology breakthrough by a pair of researchers in the Oregon State University College of Engineering, the lives of diabetics may soon become less complicated. Glucose monitoring and hormone therapy are daily challenges that never go away for the 3 million people living with type 1......
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Fecal Transplant Effective Against Immunotherapy-Induced Colitis

Nov 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
For the first time, transplanting gut bacteria from healthy donors was used to successfully treat patients suffering from severe colitis caused by treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs). The study from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, which includes two patients, sugges......
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Novartis' $4 Million Gene Therapy -- Real Price Or A Negotiation Ploy?

Nov 14, 2018 , Forbes
We are in a wondrous age of medicine where CURES for certain types of cancer, rare diseases, blindness and other scourges are imminent. We now need to figure out how to pay for...
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Neurocognitive rehabilitation company MindMaze acquires Neuro Motor Innovations Corporation

Nov 14, 2018 dave.muoio@himssmedia.com (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
MindMaze said that it plans to continue development of NMI's gamified therapy for cognitive and motor capability...
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Express Scripts looks to limit rebate model, lower drug costs in 2019

Nov 14, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Express Scripts will add approved lower-cost generics to its National Preferred Flex Formulary and exclude the branded drug, and possibly other drugs in the therapy class, from its...
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Big Data And Advanced Artificial Intelligence Techniques Used To Tackle Alzheimer's Disease

Nov 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Sports concussions, Parkinson’s disease, and hormone therapy for cancer – all can have memory loss as symptoms. But do the biochemical processes of each type of memory loss have anything to reveal about the memory loss that is part of Alzheimer’s disease? Rong Xu, PhD, recently received a total of......
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Bristol-Myers Squibb gets FDA green light for Empliciti

Nov 08, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
Bristol-Myers’ Empliciti provides a new immunotherapy combination for patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma. Read More...
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Music Improves Social Communication In Autistic Children

Nov 06, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Engaging in musical activities such as singing and playing instruments in one-on-one therapy can improve autistic children’s social communication skills, improve their family’s quality of life, as well as increase brain connectivity in key networks, according to researchers at Université de Montréal......
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The Medical Minute: Consider Physical Therapy Before Being Sidelined By Sports Injury

Nov 06, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Both professional and amateur athletes often end up in physical therapy after an injury. But recently, there has been a shift toward proactive physical therapy, as it can help correct imbalances to prevent injury and improve athletic performance. According to Dean Plafcan, a physical therapist with......
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Helping Children Five And Younger Deal With Trauma

Nov 06, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Mental health clinicians, Head Start teachers and parents in South Dakota will be better prepared to help young children cope with traumatic events and mental health/emotional challenges, thanks to a five-year, $2.2 million Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Grant. “Child therapy is one of ......
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E-therapy may help ease insomnia

Nov 03, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - People with insomnia who receive a digitized version of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as part of their treatment may find more symptom relief than those who only receive tips to improve their sleep routines, a recent experiment suggests....
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Breakthrough In Treating Paralysis

Nov 02, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Three paraplegics who sustained cervical spinal cord injuries many years ago are now able to walk with the aid of crutches or a walker thanks to new rehabilitation protocols that combine targeted electrical stimulation of the lumbar spinal cord and weight-assisted therapy. This latest study, called......
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AbbVie, Roche combo treatment meets main goal of leukemia trial

Nov 01, 2018 , Reuters
AbbVie Inc and Roche Holding AG said on Wednesday their immunotherapy delayed the progression of a type of blood and bone marrow cancer when used in combination with the Swiss drugmaker's cancer drug in a late-stage trial....
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