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
 

Better CV Health Could Prevent The Onset Of Elderly Depression, Particularly In Women

The National Institute on Aging reports that depression is a common problem among older adults. Social Isolation brought on by the COVID -19 pandemic has exacerbated the problem. However, depression is not a normal part of aging and is treatable. New research suggests that improving cardiovascular (CV) health may also help in preventing the onset of depression in the elderly.

Study Identifies Therapeutic Target for Alzheimer’s Disease

The CDC estimates that as many as 6.5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. This number is projected to nearly triple to 14 million people by the year 2060. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia that results in memory loss and cognitive impairment in the US. A new study by a team of researchers from the

Clinical Trials Under-Report Relevant Past Studies

Clinical trials are necessary to help identify safe and effective methods for preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases. However, a systematic review published in the journal Med finds that clinical trial protocols often do not reference accessible, relevant trials and do not document systematic searches for relevant clinical trials. Subsequently, ethics review committees receive an incomplete picture of the research landscape

Federal Report Calls for Improvements in Nursing Home Care

The Centers for Disease Control and Preventions estimate that 151,726 nursing home residents and staff have died from Covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.  The effect of the pandemic on staffing and providing high-quality nursing home care has been devastating. A report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine found that wide-ranging systemic changes are needed to

2022’s Most and Least Stressed US States to Live In

The Stress in America™ 2021 Survey conducted by the Harris Poll on behalf of the American Psychological Association found that 32% of Americans were so stressed out about the coronavirus pandemic that they were struggling to make even basic decisions such as what to wear, or what to eat. The reported stress varied by age group. The data showed that

Living-Donor Liver Transplant Offers Hope for Colorectal Cancer Liver Metastases

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer worldwide.  An estimated 106,180 new cases of colon cancer and 44,850 new cases of rectal cancer will be diagnosed in the US in 2022. Many of these patients will develop unresectable colorectal cancer liver metastases (CRLMs). A March 2022 study is the first in North America to demonstrate that a living-donor liver

Nordic Diet May Improve Health

The trend toward healthy, regional, and environmentally friendly diets is gaining momentum. Similar to the Mediterranean diet, the Nordic diet is a regional diet that is being investigated for its health benefits. The Nordic countries include Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden; the territories of the Faroe Islands, Greenland, and, Åland. Traditionally individuals in these areas eat whole grains such

Follow- Up Care Reduces Future Asthma Admissions

Asthma affects 25 million Americans. It is the most common pediatric chronic disease, affecting 5.1 million children below the age of 18 years, or approximately 9% of all school-aged children. Asthma contributes to over 500,000 Emergency Department (ED) visits each year.  A new study led by UC San Francisco researchers found that follow-up care after an asthma-related visit to the ED may help

CDC COVID Quarantine and Isolation Calculator

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have developed a quarantine and isolation calculator to help determine how long you need to isolate, quarantine, or what other steps you need take to prevent spreading COVID-19. The calculator is designed for individuals who have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 or have tested positive for COVID-19.  Close contact means