Month: September 2022

The neurohormone oxytocin is well-known for promoting social bonds and generating pleasurable feelings, for example from art, exercise, or sex. But the hormone has many other functions, such as the regulation of lactation and uterine contractions in females, and the regulation of ejaculation, sperm transport, and testosterone production in males. Now, researchers from Michigan State
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In a rare second review of a new drug application, a US Food and Drug Association (FDA) advisory panel has voted to recommend approval of a novel drug to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). By a vote of 7-2, the FDA Peripheral and Central Nervous System Drugs Advisory Committee reversed course on AMX0035 (Amylyx Pharmaceuticals
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Laughing with our friends is one of the best things we can do for our mental health, but how do you navigate spending quality time with them in the current economic crisis? We share eight low-cost and free things you can do together The current economic climate has seen many of us take to money-saving
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A crosswalk signal is seen outside the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, U.S., June 27, 2022. Elizabeth Frantz | Reuters The Supreme Court starting Monday will allow members of the public to attend oral argument hearings for the first time since the Covid-19 lockdown of March 2020, the court’s press office confirmed in a
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For patients with chronic-phase chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), a response-based dose-reduction strategy for ponatinib (Iclusig) may limit its toxicity while maintaining or improving efficacy, a retrospective study suggested. In a propensity score analysis of two phase II ponatinib trials (OPTIC and PACE), the risk for arterial occlusive events (AOEs) was roughly 60% lower with the
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CNN  —  Doctors should prepare for a possible increase in young patients with enterovirus D68, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday, and that may be linked to more cases of the rare, paralyzing condition acute flaccid myelitis. There was an increase in acute respiratory illnesses and emergency department visits driven by
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Please be advised that this video contains graphic footage of surgery. Isolated Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connections is a rare congenital anomaly and little data is available on its management. This webinar will cover its prevalence, indications for intervention, and management options.
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Today, the UK National Screening Committee has recommended introducing a targeted lung cancer screening programme across the UK, for those at high risk of the disease. This has the potential to greatly improve early diagnosis of lung cancer. Screening programmes for breast, cervical and bowel cancer save thousands of lives from cancer each year. Now,
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In 2021, we spoke with Ify Nwabukwu*, Founder and Executive Director of the African Women’s Cancer Awareness Association (AWCAA), and pictured on the right; we learned more about her personal life and career leading up to her receipt of the 2022 AARP Purpose Prize. Here, we catch up with Ify to understand the impact of
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A research team led by faculty at the Florida State University College of Medicine found the COVID-19 pandemic appeared to cause personality changes, especially in younger adults. The research, published in PLOS ONE, found that the population-wide stressor of the pandemic made younger adults moodier, more prone to stress, less cooperative and trusting and less
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CNN  —  People who got the Covid-19 vaccine reported slightly longer menstrual cycles, but the change was temporary, according to a new study published Tuesday in the journal BMJ Medicine. “Compared with the unvaccinated group, vaccinated individuals had an adjusted increase in menstrual cycle length of less than one day with both first and second
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Prompt diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is essential to reduce mortality, and improving education of primary care providers can help, suggests a new white paper. The nonspecific nature of the symptoms of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) especially in early stages, and the relative rarity of IPF compared with other conditions that have similar symptoms, may
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Positive trial results for Biogen ‘s (BIIB) experimental, late-stage Alzheimer’s treatment are also good news for Club holding Eli Lilly (LLY), which is working in its own drug to battle the disease. Biogen shares rocketed higher by more than 30% on Wednesday as Wall Street cheered the results of the Phase 3 study. Japanese pharmaceutical
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