A review of more than 5,000 patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis who were treated with ixekizumab over three years, shows no unexpected safety signals. The review, published in the September issue of the Journal of European Academy of Dermatology & Venereology, examines treatment-associated adverse effects.
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Approximately 20% of homicides of children 2 to 14 years of age in the United States may be related to intimate partner violence (IPV), a fact that is currently underreported by the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS), according to a new study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
Patients with low-risk thyroid cancer can be safely and effectively treated with low doses of radiotherapy after surgery, with no difference in recurrence rates compared with the standard dose, confirms the longest-running randomized trial of lower-dose treatment.
More than 60 million people in the U.S. suffer from disorders in the gastrointestinal tract that could be cured by electrical stimulation, but scientists do not fully understand the therapy's effects on a critical organ: the stomach.
Fish oil, vitamin D, novel drugs, new cholesterol guidelines: News from an American Heart Association conference over the weekend reveals a lot about what works and what does not for preventing heart attacks and other problems.
Phone calls are more effective reminders for patients to book cancer screening appointments than mailed letters but are also more costly, suggests a new study from St. Michael's Hospital.
Researchers have found how hypoxia (a low concentration of oxygen) decreases Protein S, a natural anticoagulant, resulting in an increased risk for the development of potentially life-threatening blood clots (thrombosis). Although hypoxia has been associated with an increased risk for thrombosis, this research showed for the first time a molecular cause.
Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU)-led study shows that, in some patients, the somatic reversion of SLAM-associated protein expression in T cells leads to a mild form of X-linked lymphoproliferative syndrome type 1.
Individual and work-related factors may be helpful in promoting positive engagement with work among hospital physicians, according to a study in the December issue of Medical Care. The study provides insights into the emerging evidence on the characteristics and outcomes affecting physician engagement an area of growing focus in healthcare improvement efforts.
A team of Salk Institute researchers led by President Rusty Gage has been awarded $19.2 million over eight years by the American Heart Association-Allen Initiative in Brain Health and Cognitive Impairment to investigate mechanisms underlying Alzheimer's disease and aging-related cognitive decline and uncover new therapies.
Analyzing data from more than 2,400 obese patients who underwent bariatric weight-loss surgery, researchers identified at least four different patient subgroups that diverge significantly in eating behaviors and rate of diabetes, as well as weight loss in three years after surgery.