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cilostazol aspirin clopidogrel reduces recurrent stroke

Cilostazol, in combination with aspirin or clopidogrel, reduces risk for recurrent stroke

A study presented on Feb. 6 at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference finds that stroke survivors who take cilostazol in combination with...
manage severe atopic dermatitis

Strategies to manage severe atopic dermatitis

An article in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology provides strategies for managing severe atopic dermatitis, including the use of biologics. Read more via...
AI quality life cancer

Artificial intelligence for quality of life symptom disturbance in patients with cancer

A study in PLOS One journal reports that researchers have created two machine learning models that can accurately predict the severity of three common...
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FDA approves diagnostic test for breast milk nutrients

On December 21, 2018, the FDA approved the Miris Human Milk Analyzer, a new diagnostic test to help clinicians measure nutrients in breast milk,...
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FDA approves treatments for two rare blood diseases

On Dec. 21, the FDA approved Ultomiris (ravulizumab) injection for the treatment of adult patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria and approved Elzonris (tagraxofusp-erzs) infusion...
mexiletine

Who will benefit from mexiletine?

Researchers have identified a technique to determining which patients with a genetic mutation that cause long QT Syndrome type 3 will benefit from mexiletine. Read more via...
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FDA approves mobile app to encourage retention in opioid use disorder recovery programs

On Dec. 10, the FDA approved reSET-O app, a prescription cognitive behavioral therapy designed to encourage those with opioid use disorder to stay in...
cannabidiol reduce seizures

Cannabidiol may reduce seizures in patients with pediatric epilepsy

A systematic review in Epilepsia reports that cannabidiol reduces seizures among children with drug resistant epilepsy. Read more via Wiley Online Library.
cytomegalovirus newborns

FDA approves test for detecting cytomegalovirus in newborns

On Nov. 30, the FDA approved a new test to help detect cytomegalovirus in newborns less than 21 days of age. Read more via U.S....
treatment adults acute myeloid leukemia

FDA approves treatment for adults with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia

On Nov. 28, the FDA approved Xospata (gilteritinib) tablets for the treatment of adult patients who have relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML)...
biosimilar adults non-hodgkins lymphoma

FDA approves biosimilar for adults with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

On Nov. 28, the FDA approved Truxima (rituximab-abbs) as the first biosimilar to Rituxan (rituximab) for the treatment of adult patients with CD20-positive, B-cell...
increase e-cigarette teens

Significant increase in e-cigarette use among teens

According to the National Youth Tobacco Survey, more than 3.6 million middle and high school students are current (past 30 day) e-cigarette users in...
abstinence cannabis improves memory

Abstinence from cannabis improves memory in adolescents, young adults

One month of abstaining from cannabis use improves memory functions important for learning among adolescents and young adults who are regular cannabis users, according...

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Cup of Coffee Can Lessen Gestational Diabetes Risk

Pregnant mothers concerned about being able to safely enjoy their morning cup of coffee should be reassured by a recent University of Pennsylvania study...