The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the 25th of June 2018 approved Epidiolex oral solution that is essentially cannabidiol or the active component of marijuana or cannabis. As of now, the drug is approved for use in two rare forms of epilepsy – Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome. The approval comes for individuals over two years of age
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A patient from Birmingham is the first person to be recruited into a new worldwide study to test new treatments for a potentially life-threatening kidney condition called IgA nephropathy. The research team responsible for this fantastic achievement is based in the John Walls Renal Unit at Leicester General Hospital
Scientists and physicians at Loyola University Chicago and Loyola Medicine were the first to publish groundbreaking research that debunked the common belief that urine in healthy women is sterile
New research links outdoor air pollution — even at levels deemed safe — to an increased risk of diabetes globally, according to a new study. The findings raise the possibility that reducing pollution may lead to a drop in diabetes cases in heavily polluted countries such as India and less polluted ones such as the United States
A team of researchers sequenced all the protein-coding genes in the patients' genomes and identified four different mutations in the gene TRAF7. The researchers report in the American Journal of Human Genetics that in six individuals the mutations are de novo, meaning they are not present in the parents
Risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is increased in the children of mothers with type 1 diabetes new data show, suggesting that the severity of maternal diabetes and timing of exposure may be important in the association
Around 25% of Medicare spending in the U.S. occurs in the last year of people's lives. This is sometimes discussed as a questionable use of resources: Is society throwing large amounts of medical treatment at patients to extend lives that are bound to end soon?
A new personalized diet based on your blood sugar level is being promoted by a team of scientists from the Department of Nutrition, Exercise, and Sports at the University of Copenhagen.
Providing care based on need and free at the point of delivery has been voted the NHS's greatest achievement in its 70 years. Over 5,500 readers voted on a shortlist of 12 contenders to find the NHS's greatest success since it launched on 5 July 1948.
Dysplasia-detection rates are highest in the first year after successful endoscopic eradication of Barrett's esophagus. Several studies have reported high rates of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) and high-grade dysplasia (HGD) in the first year after index endoscopy.
People with irregular heartbeat due to a condition called atrial fibrillation, are often prescribed blood thinners to reduce the risk of blood clots that can cause a stroke.