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4761 Articles Matching "treatment"

AstraZeneca's Imfinzi fails to meet main goals in head and neck cancer study

Dec 08, 2018 , Reuters
AstraZeneca Plc's immunotherapy treatment Imfinzi did not meet the main goals in a late-stage study for advanced head and neck cancer, the London-listed drugmaker said on Friday....
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PET Imaging Tracks Antibiotic Penetration Into Infected Brain Lesions For Treatment Of TB Meningitis

Dec 08, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Tuberculosis meningitis causes life-threatening inflammation of the membranes in the brain and spinal cord. Treatment is difficult due to the inability of drugs to penetrate the blood brain barrier (BBB). Now researchers are using non-invasive PET imaging to measure antibiotic concentrations in infe......
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Study Finds 'Mismatch' of Mental Health Need, Care

Dec 08, 2018 , WebMD
About one-third of people with serious mental health distress –don’t get the care they need, according to a new study. Instead, much of treatment is going to people suffering from little to no psychological...
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Scientists Discover A Probable Cause Of 'Chemo Brain' And It May Be Treatable

Dec 08, 2018 , Forbes
Cancer survivors often report experiencing 'chemo brain,' sometimes for many years after treatment ends. Now scientists at Stanford might have figured out why it happens and what to do about...
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FDA approves Catalyst’s Firdapse

Dec 08, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
Catalyst's Firdapse provides a treatment for Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome — a rare autoimmune disorder. Read More...
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With Same Breast Cancer Care, Black Women Do Worse

Dec 08, 2018 , WebMD
In a recent study, leveling the playing field by bringing women to the same doctors and getting the same treatment" didn't equalize breast cancer outcomes between black and white...
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Breakthrough In Blood Vessel Engineering

Dec 08, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
When someone has a deadly disease or sustains a life-threatening injury, a transplant or graft of new tissue may be the best — or only — treatment option. Transplanted organs, skin grafts and other parts need blood vessels to bring oxygen-rich blood their way, but for tissue engineers and regenera......
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Can Supervised Heroin Programs Help Opioid Crisis?

Dec 08, 2018 , WebMD
To assess the effectiveness of heroin-assisted treatment, the researchers examined evidence from Canada, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United...
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Roche's lung cancer combo treatment wins FDA approval

Dec 07, 2018 , Reuters
Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG said on Thursday that its Tecentriq immunotherapy in combination with chemotherapy was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a first-line treatment for a form of lung cancer....
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Lower-Dose Tamoxifen Works As Well As High-Dose

Dec 07, 2018 , WebMD
New research shows that a lower dose of the hormone therapy Tamoxifen is as effective as the higher dose treatment in helping to prevent breast cancer from returning and guarding against new cancers in women who had high-risk breast...
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Oregon task force backs controversial opioid plan

Dec 07, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
An Oregon proposal to expand alternative treatments for certain chronic pain conditions while limiting the use of opioids has moved forward with minimal changes, despite outcries from chronic pain patients and criticism from pain...
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Supernus Pharma's ADHD treatment fails to impress; shares fall

Dec 07, 2018 , Reuters
Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inc's treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder met the main goal of two trials, but shares fell about 16 percent on Thursday as the data failed to convince some investors that the drug was better than rivals....
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Bayer halts vilaprisan drug trials due to toxicology data

Dec 06, 2018 , Reuters
Bayer said it halted trials testing its experimental uterine fibroids treatment vilaprisan, which it previously expected to generate peak annual sales of more than 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion), citing the risk of side effects....
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Potential Arthritis Treatment Prevents Cartilage Breakdown

Dec 06, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Osteoarthritis, a disease that causes severe joint pain, affects more than 20 million people in the United States. Some drug treatments can help alleviate the pain, but there are no treatments that can reverse or slow the cartilage breakdown associated with the disease. In an advance that could imp......
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Drug Halves Recurrence for Common Breast Cancer

Dec 06, 2018 , WebMD
All of the women in the new trial had undergone a standard treatment scenario. First, they received traditional chemotherapy and the drug Herceptin (trastuzumab) -- an antibody that targets HER2-positive cancer cells. Then they had surgery to remove any remaining...
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U.S. FDA removes safety warning from Smith & Nephew's diabetic gel

Dec 06, 2018 , Reuters
British medical products maker Smith & Nephew said on Wednesday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had approved the removal of a safety warning on its treatment for lower extremity diabetic neuropathic ulcers....
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Scientists Claim To Develop Simple, Fast Blood Test That Detects Cancer

Dec 06, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
While the results of the study need to be confirmed, some scientists are hailing the Australian discovery of the 10-minute test as groundbreaking. Scientists have been working to identify cancer earlier, as early detection increases the success rate of therapeutic treatment and...
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Advance Directives Allow Patients With Mental Illness To Shape Their Own Care Before They’re Too Sick To Do So

Dec 05, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
While some doctors worry the documents could limit treatments, they are legal in 27 states and “could be a very important tool to minimize hospitalization and minimize involuntary commitment,” said Cherene Allen-Caraco, chief executive officer of Promise Resource Network. Other public health news focuses on loss of parental rights, ADHD diagnoses, rare diseases, 5G wireless safety, shingles vaccine shortage, personalized cancer medicine, Apple watches and...
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Conversational treatment adherence device Pillo launches to consumers

Dec 05, 2018 dave.muoio@himssmedia.com (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
At $499, the connected in-home tool automatically dispenses and reorders medications while delivering audio and video treatment...
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HIV self-test app connects users to care, FDA proposes De Novo update, and more digital health news briefs

Dec 05, 2018 dave.muoio@himssmedia.com (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
Also: Literature review finds telehealth treatments to be on par with in-person care; Survey finds consumers' interest in wearables for health tracking...
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