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Merck, Pfizer combo treatment meets main goals of kidney cancer trial

Oct 19, 2018 , Reuters
Merck & Co said on Thursday a combination treatment of its cancer drug Keytruda and Pfizer Inc's Inlyta met the main goals of a late-stage study in patients with the most common form of kidney cancer....
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Questions Raised About Sen. Dean Heller’s Support Of Unproven ‘Brainwave’ Treatment For Veterans

Oct 19, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The company marketing the treatment has connections to Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) The Trump administration is encouraging the VA to use more alternative treatments, even though doctors and mental health experts caution against steering patients to procedures that haven’t been scientifically demonstrated to be safe and effective....
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Study: Skin Creams May Be OK During Radiation

Oct 19, 2018 , WebMD
Contrary to the usual advice, a new study has found that, unless applied very heavily, skin creams did not raise the radiation dose to the skin during cancer...
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3-Drug Therapy Might Be Cystic Fibrosis Advance

Oct 19, 2018 , WebMD
In what researchers call “a breakthrough,” two clinical trials have found that two different three-drug treatment plans could help 90 percent of people with cystic fibrosis. “It’s not a cure,” said one of the lead researchers. “But it could be...
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‘This Disease Would Not Let Her Go’: Powerful Obituary Sparks Flood Of Donations To Addiction Treatment Center

Oct 19, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
“To some, Maddie was just a junkie — when they saw her addiction they stopped seeing her. And what a loss for them. Because Maddie was hilarious, and warm, and fearless, and resilient. She could and would talk to anyone, and when you were in her company you wanted to stay," read the obituary for Madelyn Ellen Linsenmeir, who had struggled with opioid addiction. The words garnered a great deal of attention, putting a human face to the opioid epidemic holding the country in its grip. News on...
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Video Monitoring Of Tuberculosis Treatment Effective In Urban And Rural Areas

Oct 18, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Researchers from University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with statewide collaborators, report that patients who recorded videos of themselves taking tuberculosis (TB) medications better adhered to treatment than patients who were observed in-person. The study also found that using ......
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Innovators use digital tools to translate patient experiences into meaningful data

Oct 18, 2018 laura.lovett@himssmedia.com (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
The MITRE Corperation's Kristina Sheridan shares how her life experince inspired the Patient Toolkit, which lets patients digitally record symptoms and...
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As Public Concern Over Zika Eases In U.S., Efforts To Find Tests, Treatments For Dangerous Virus Stall

Oct 18, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The inability to provide quick, inexpensive tests to diagnose the virus is hindering efforts in Angola to track the disease that can cause severe disabilities in babies, health experts say. In other news on Zika, mothers in Brazil give around-the-clock care for their disabled...
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Spike In Fentanyl-Related Deaths Has States Scrambling For Better Treatment Options, Not Just Penalties For Dealers

Oct 18, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Active drug users are at a greater risk of dying than ever before because of fentanyl, and the illicit drug is not going away, according to Jay Butler, an Alaskan health official. Other news on the opioid epidemic focuses on rural American attitudes, newborns, life-saving naloxone and...
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Cancer Bell Ringing Angers Some Who Can Only Watch

Oct 17, 2018 , RxList
Bell-ringing ceremonies to mark the end of a cancer treatment are now widespread at cancer clinics around the United States. It is difficult to find a center without a bell or...
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Despite Opioid Crisis, Most Patients Want the Drugs for Post-Op Pain

Oct 17, 2018 , WebMD
The survey, of more than 500 patients scheduled for surgery, found that more than three-quarters expected to get opioids afterward. Most also thought opioids were the most effective treatment for post-surgery...
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Doctors Fret As Men's Health Startup Moves Into Migraine Treatment

Oct 17, 2018 , Forbes
The company behind telehealth hair loss brand Keeps has raised $15 million to expand into a new market,...
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J&J beats profit estimates, lifts outlook on pharma unit strength

Oct 17, 2018 , Reuters
Johnson & Johnson reported slightly better-than-expected third quarter profit and raised its full-year forecast on Tuesday as increased demand for cancer drugs and immune disorder treatments powered strong results for its pharmaceutical unit....
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Investigation Into Prominent Cardiologist’s Research Finds Fabricated Or Falsified Data In 31 Published Studies

Oct 17, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Dr. Piero Anversa popularized the idea of stem cell treatment for damaged hearts, prompting the formation of start-up companies to develop new treatments for heart attacks and stroke. Harvard has called for the studies to be retracted....
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FDA issues 2 guidances to advance development of new therapies

Oct 16, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
The Food and Drug Administration today released two guidance documents to assist drug companies that are developing the next generation of therapies and treatments. Read More...
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Is The Next Big Step In Cancer Therapy Personalized Vaccines?

Oct 16, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Tamara Strauss has been living with high-grade, stage IV pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer for more than three years. Current treatments, although effective for her, are highly toxic. Tamara enrolled in a first-of-its-kind, pilot study at Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health to test a personal......
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Despite Crisis, Most Want Opioids for Post-Op Pain

Oct 16, 2018 , WebMD
The survey, of more than 500 patients scheduled for surgery, found that more than three-quarters expected to get opioids afterward. Most also thought opioids were the most effective treatment for post-surgery...
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AJN’s Recent Breast Cancer Articles: From Screening to Late Treatment Effects

Oct 16, 2018 , American Journal of Nursing
Image via Flickr / Ted Fu October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s a time when we hear and read much about breast cancer statistics, the importance of screening, and the stories of those affected by the disease. According to the National Cancer Institute, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer [...] The post AJN’s Recent Breast Cancer Articles: From Screening to Late Treatment Effects appeared first on Off the...
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3 Musketeers gets the birthday cake treatment

Oct 14, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
3 Musketeers unveiled its first new flavor in six years — birthday cake, which contains vanilla-flavored nougat and colorful sprinkles that are covered in milk chocolate. Read More...
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How An Alzheimer Treatment's Success Highlights The Failures In Alzheimer's Drug Research

Oct 13, 2018 , Forbes
How the takeover of a biotech company with a late stage Alzheimer's Drug highlights the lack of any other success in the fight against Alzheimer's. And how we must look at new ways to advance research in Alzheimer's if we want to break the bleak pattern of...
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