ENHERTU RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL IN THE EU FOR HER2-POSITIVE METASTATIC BREAST CANCER – JUne 27, 2022

 

SERUM TTR REDUCTIONS SEEN IN PHASE 1 TRANSTHYRETIN (ATTR) AMYLOIDOSIS TRIAL  – June 24, 2022
 
FDA ISSUES CLASS I REChttps://ir.intelliatx.com/news-releases/news-release-details/intellia-and-regeneron-present-updated-interim-data-phase-1ALL OF BAXTER’S  VOLARA – JUne 23, 2022
 
 polio found in London sewage: UK Declares National Emergency – JUne 22, 2022

 

FDA EXPANDS SKYRIZI APPROVAL TO CROHN’S DISEASE – JUne 21, 2022
 
 
 
 
Feature Stories
 

14th Century DNA Links Origin of Medieval Black Death to Kyrgyzstan

The debate about the origins of the medieval Black Death pandemic (AD 1346–1353) has focused on evidence from cemeteries in the Chüy Valley near Lake Issyk-Kul in modern-day Kyrgyzstan. These sites are thought to have victims of a 14th-century epidemic because of the tombstone dated 1338–1339 that attributes deaths to ‘pestilence’.  In a new study, an international team of researchers reports

Vegan Diet Promotes Weight Loss

A new study finds that weight loss was most associated with an increased intake of legumes, and decreased intake of meat, fish, and poultry. Participants on the vegan diet lost an average of 13 pounds and 9.1 pounds of fat mass. Body weight and fat mass did not decrease in the group that made no diet changes. “Our research shows

Priorix Approved for the Prevention of Measles, Mumps and Rubella

Today the FDA approved Priorix for the prevention of measles, mumps and rubella in individuals 12 months of age and older. Measles is an acute viral respiratory illness that is characterized by a prodrome of fever, malaise, cough, coryza, and conjunctivitis, and pathognomonic enanthema (Koplik spots) followed in 1- 2 days by a maculopapular rash. Signs and symptoms usually appear

Possible Link Between Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Depression

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) affects some 1.6 million Americans. Approximately 30% of these patients develop depression. Is there a link between the 2 conditions? A new study from Keck Medicine of USC shows that patients diagnosed with IBD were 9 times as likely to develop depression then the general population. In addition, their siblings who did not suffer from IBD were almost twice as

Tubby-like protein-3 (Tulp3) Mutation Associated with Liver, Kidney, and Heart Disease

A study published in the American Journal of Human Genetics has identified that progressive liver, kidney, and heart fibrosis may be related to TULP3 mutations in some patients.   Professor John Sayer, Deputy Dean of Clinical Medicine at Newcastle University, said: “Our finding has a huge implication for better diagnosis and management of kidney and liver disease in some patients. What

Monkeypox: Signs, Symptoms, Treatment, and Vaccine Info

Today the World Health Organization reported 80 confirmed cases of monkeypox with another possible 50 being investigated worldwide. In the US, there is a case in Massachusetts, another possible case in New York, and the CDC advised healthcare professionals in the US to be on the lookout for more cases. Monkeypox was first discovered in 1958 when two outbreaks of

Older Adults Share How to Age Well – Even During a Pandemic

New findings from the National Poll on Healthy Aging show that most people over 50 years of age say their health is as good as it was before the start of the pandemic in March 2020, or even better. While the majority of the results were positive, 20% of those in their 50s and early 60s, and 14% of those over

Prices Paid to Hospitals by Private Health Plans 224% of what Medicare Paid in 2020

A new RAND Corporation report finds that during 2020 the prices paid by employers and private insurers for both inpatient and outpatient services averaged 224% of what Medicare would have paid. Unlike many other studies that have examined health care price variation, this study reports prices and identifies hospitals and groups of hospitals under joint ownership (hospital systems) by name. The

Albuterol–Budesonide Fixed-Dose Inhaler Reduces Risk of an Asthma Attack

Data from the phase 3 Mandala trial shows that a fixed dose of albuterol and budesonide when met its primary endpoint by demonstrating statistically significant and clinically meaningful reductions in the risk of severe exacerbations compared to albuterol, when used as a rescue medicine. “This represents a paradigm shift in the treatment of asthma. We see this combination treatment, which

Formula Facts

With the nationwide shortage of baby formula, some readers have had questions about what formulas are safe for their babies. Here are some answers and resources. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates commercial infant formulas to make sure they meet minimum nutritional and safety requirements. Approximately 80% of the formula sold in the US is based on cow’s

May is American Stroke Awareness Month

Stroke accounts for an estimated 1 of every 19 deaths in the United States. On average, someone dies of a stroke every 3 and a half minutes. Strokes disproportionately affect women. The data shows that about 55,000 more women than men have a stroke each year. When a stroke occurs, seconds matter. The American Heart Association recommends watching for the

CVD Risks Among Asian Americans Vary by Asian Ethnicity Subgroups

Asian Americans make up the fastest-growing racial/ethnic group in the U.S., increasing 81% – from 11 million to 19 million – between 2000 and 2019. A large, retrospective study published today in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes found that death rates for cardiovascular diseases in the U.S. varied among people from various Asian ethnicity subgroups. “For a long time, because Asian Americans