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Posted today in New Drug Approvals

AstraZeneca’s Imfinzi (durvalumab) has been approved in the US as a 1st-line treatment for adult patients with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC) in combination with standard-of-care (SoC) chemotherapies, etoposide plus either carboplatin or cisplatin (platinum-etoposide).
The approval by the Food and Drug Administration…

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Thousands of elective and semi-elective surgeries — including heart and chest operations — are on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic.
If your heart or chest surgery has been postponed, Dr. Robbin Cohen and Dr. Elizabeth David of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons offer some advice.
“We especially don’t want to turn postponed elective or semi-elective…

Posted 3 days ago in New Drug Approvals

 Rockwell Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:RMTI) (“Rockwell Medical” or the “Company”), a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to transforming anemia management and improving outcomes for patients around the world, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has approved its New Drug…

Posted today in News for Health Professionals

Sarclisa Approved to Treat Patients with Advancing Multiple Myeloma
Multiple myeloma is an incurable blood cancer that forms in the bone marrow. This month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Sanofi’s Sarclisa (isatuximab-irfc) used in combination with pomalidomide and dexamethasone (pom-dex) for the treatment of adults with…

Posted today in Medical

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Eilish, Carey, Other Stars Perform From Home in Coronavirus Benefit Concert
In an hour-long benefit concert to raise money for people affected by the coronavirus pandemic, musicians including Mariah Carey, Billie Eilish, Alicia Keys and Dave Grohl…

Posted today in Medical

As U.S. coronavirus cases surged past 163,000 on Tuesday, Americans were told they may soon get a look at the statistical disease models that public officials have been using to urge more than 250 million people to stay at home.
The U.S. coronavirus death toll also edged past 3,000, close to surpassing China’s death count of 3,305, the New York Times…

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A simple blood test for dozens of cancers is in the works.
Researchers say their test can detect more than 50 kinds of cancer at early stages and pinpoint their location in the body.
“If these findings are validated, it will be feasible to consider how this test might be incorporated into a broader cancer screening strategy,” said lead researcher…

Posted today in Medical

Could long hours at the office put you at risk for hypothyroidism?
New research suggests it’s possible: Hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid) was more than twice as common in adults who worked 53 to 83 hours a week as in those who worked 36 to 42 hours a week (3.5% vs. 1.4%).
Hypothyroidism can cause tiredness, depression, feeling cold and weight…

Posted today in Medical

Folks with clogged arteries do as well with medication and lifestyle changes as they do after undergoing invasive procedures to reopen their blood vessels, a major new clinical trial reports.
Bypass surgery, balloon angioplasty and stenting are no better than drugs, eating right and exercising at reducing the risk of heart attack and death in people…

Posted today in Medical

Dr. David Wheeler started seeing patients via telehealth in his Wyoming neurology practice 10 years ago as a way to provide routine visits to patients living in remote areas. He’d see three to four patients by video or telephone chat each day, which only made up about a fifth of his regular practice.
Then the new coronavirus began to spread across…

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Vitamin C has always been a controversial supplement. To some, it belongs firmly in the alternative medicine basket, with apparently no substantial evidence to support its use. To others, it holds promise, particularly if you are talking about certain groups of people who are likely to be low in vitamin C. Because we NEED vitamin […]

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Undeniably, we are in unprecedented times. COVID-19 is a serious and fatal disease for some and globally it has, and will continue to have, wide-reaching implications, medically, socially, and financially for some time. But medical advances will be significant. Although we have learned a lot about the new coronavirus already, there is still a lot […]

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On December the 31st, 2019, China alerted the World Health Organization (WHO) to a cluster of cases of unusual pneumonia. Several of those infected had worked at the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan and early reports suggested 40 people had the new illness. By the 7th of January, the virus had been identified as […]

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