The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sent a warning letter to China-based Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals (ZHP), the company at the center of the tainted valsartan crisis.
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Researchers at the University of Helsinki, Finland, have described mechanisms linking chronic cellular stress to the poor development of the insulin-producing cells. Insulin is secreted from the beta cells which are located in the pancreas, and it is crucial for the maintenance of normal blood sugar levels.
A great number of studies have consistently scrutinized the relationship between dementia and stroke, with a multiple fold increase in the risk factor for death. Swedish scientists at Karolinska Institute, conducted a retrospective survey using patient data in the Swedish Dementia Registry to figure out such relationships through direct association of dementia and ischemic stroke (IS) deaths.
For patients who receive emergency department care for heart failure, early follow-up by a physician within 7 days after emergency department discharge is associated with lower rates of death or admissions to hospital, according to research published in CMAJ(Canadian Medical Association Journal).
Giving a probiotic supplement to pregnant mothers and their infants significantly reduce the chances of a child developing eczema for the first 11 years of their life, researchers have shown.
The probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus (HN001) given to mothers at a late stage of pregnancy and while breastfeeding, and then to their babies from birth until the age of two years, cut the children's rate of developing eczema in half.
Sex workers who face repressive policing are more likely to experience violence and poorer health and well-being, according to new research published in PLOS Medicine.
Proton beam therapy, which has struggled to live up to its promise for treating cancer, is poised for a resurgence in St. Louis. As several other proton centers across the country shut down or file for bankruptcy, Siteman Cancer Center has doubled down on the technology. Its second machine is set to open in 2020.
A novel technique that uses mammography to determine the biological tissue composition of a tumor could help reduce unnecessary breast biopsies, according to a new study appearing in the journal Radiology.
The European Medicine Agency's (EMA's) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has concluded that omega-3 fatty acid medicines are not effective for secondary prevention after myocardial infarction (MI).
A cancer diagnosis tells you that you have cancer, but how that cancer will progress is a terrifying uncertainty for most patients. Researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have now identified a specific class of biomarkers that can tell a lot about how aggressive a patient's cancer will be.
Cleveland Clinic medical oncologist and researcher, Alok Khorana, M.D., is the primary investigator on a study that concluded rivaroxaban for venous thromboembolism (VTE), a blood clot in the venous system, significantly reduced VTE and VTE-related death for outpatient, at-risk cancer patients while they were taking the oral blood thinner.