Month: May 2021

Primary endpoint of non-inferior immunogenicity versus the Phase 3 study adult comparator group was met No cases of COVID-19 observed after two doses of vaccine using the primary case definition, consistent with a vaccine efficacy of 100% Safety and tolerability generally consistent with Phase 3 COVE study in adults; no significant safety concerns identified Company
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FDA Approves Truseltiq (infigratinib) for the Treatment of Cholangiocarcinoma PALO ALTO, Calif. and LUGANO, Switzerland, May 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BridgeBio Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: BBIO), through its affiliate QED Therapeutics, Inc., and Helsinn Group today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Truseltiq (infigratinib) under the accelerated approval program for
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Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore’s prime minister. Roslan Rahman | AFP | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Monday that the country’s Covid restrictions may be relaxed after June 13 if the situation improves. “Barring another super-spreader or big cluster, we should be on track to bring this outbreak under control,”
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In a study of 11 medical-mystery patients, an international team of researchers led by scientists at the National Institutes of Health and the Uniformed Services University (USU) discovered a new and unique form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Unlike most cases of ALS, the disease began attacking these patients during childhood, worsened more slowly than
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Welcome to this week’s edition of Healthcare Career Insights. This weekly roundup highlights healthcare career-related articles culled from across the web to help you learn what’s next. The future of hospital care may be found in your home — Is “hospital-at-home” here to stay? (Advisory Board) Happy patients equal happy financials — Connecting positive patient
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Herbs have been used in medicine for many years, and their powers are only becoming more recognised in the Western world. From infusions to decoctions and tinctures, there are many ways to introduce herbs into our daily lives. Plants and mushrooms have been used traditionally in many cultures for their healing qualities. Herbalists have been
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The American Association of Clinical Endocrinology (AACE) has issued its first-ever official guidelines addressing the use of advanced technologies in the management of people with diabetes. The guidelines cover use of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM), insulin pumps, connected pens, automated insulin delivery systems, telemedicine technologies, and smartphone apps. They also address safety considerations, special situations
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Another randomized trial has compared two common approaches to stenting complex and challenging left-main (LM) coronary bifurcation lesions, and this one showed little difference between the strategies on clinical outcomes at 1 year. Both types of intervention worked well, procedurally and in terms of symptoms, researchers said. But “stepwise, provisional stenting” used fewer stents and other
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To mark World Vape Day, BAT has today published a comprehensive review of the scientific evidence for vaping products (e-cigarettes), their potential health effects and their role in Tobacco Harm Reduction. This review shows that, over the past decade, the number of people who incorrectly believe vaping is as harmful or more harmful than smoking
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FDA Approves Pylarify (piflufolastat F 18) PSMA-Targeted PET Imaging Drug for Men with Prostate Cancer May 27, 2021 — FDA has approved Pylarify (piflufolastat F 18) – a drug for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging of prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) positive lesions in men with prostate cancer. With the approval of Pylarify, certain men with prostate
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Putting ourselves into another’s shoes might seem simple to some, but for others it’s no walk in the park. Here, we explore the two ends of the empathy scale Possessing empathy is a significant human capability that allows us to connect with one another, as well as to recognise, understand, and share a range of
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Reunions are on the horizon, but what is it about social bonds that makes them run so deep? Family means something different to all of us. For some, it’s nuclear, for others it’s blended, adopted, or chosen. Our friends also join us in our inner circles, standing with us through the good and bad –
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Gastrointestinal symptoms and chronic fatigue may persist months after the COVID-19 virus infection resolves, results of a recent cohort-controlled study suggest. About 5 months after SARS-CoV-2 infection, relative risks of loose stools, somatization, and chronic fatigue were increased by approximately two-
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In April we marked World Health Day, a World Health Organization (WHO) celebration that began in 1950. This year’s theme calls for building a fairer, healthier world for everyone.  It shines a tragic spotlight on the struggle for equity and the health inequities minorities face, especially with COVID-19. The lessons of COVID According to the
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Treatment with sotrovimab resulted in an 85% reduction in the risk of hospitalization or death in high-risk adult outpatients compared to placebo, based on interim results from Phase 3 COMET-ICE trial In vitro data indicate sotrovimab maintains activity against all known variants of concern, including the variant from India Sotrovimab will be available for appropriate
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FDA Approves Lumakras (sotorasib) for KRAS G12C-Mutated Locally Advanced Or Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Lumakras (sotorasib) for the treatment of adult patients with KRAS G12C-mutated locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell
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An environment in which family members support one another and express their feelings can reduce the effects of social deprivation on cognitive ability and development among adopted children, suggests a small study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. In contrast, rule-driven households where family members are in conflict may increase an adopted child’s
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Two sequential osteoporotic medications were better than one at bolstering bone mineral density (BMD), new data showed. In a post-hoc analysis of the ACTIVExtend study, postmenopausal women with osteoporosis who received 18 months of abaloparatide (Tymlos) treatment followed by 24 months of alendronate (Binosto, Fosamax) treatment saw significant increases in total hip areal BMD compared
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Cancer treatments carry with them plenty of side effects, including gastrointestinal issues. Diarrhea and constipation are especially common. These can make treatment all the more unpleasant and even cause lingering issues. However, a new study may have found a way to protect gut health from chemotherapy. Researchers at Northwestern University tested how certain types of
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SER-109, an oral microbiome therapeutic, safely protects against Clostridioides difficile recurrence for up to 24 weeks, according to a recent phase 3 trial. Three days of treatment with purified Firmicutes spores reduced risk of recurrence by 54%, suggesting a sustained, clinically meaningful response, according to a multicenter study presented at this year’s Digestive Disease Week® (DDW). “Antibiotics targeted
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