When the first therapies based on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells were launched last year, the price of the drugs led to some sharp intakes of breath throughout the medical community.
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The Physician's frustration was evident during a session on how to talk with patients about the costs of care on the closing day of the American College of Physicians (ACP) Internal Medicine Meeting 2018.
Healthy older people who exercise regularly are less inclined to struggle to find words such as 'tip-of-the-tongue' states to express themselves, a study led by the University of Birmingham has discovered.
In New York City, Noah Pernikoff is back to his life after becoming the first patient in the world to undergo a complex three-part, robotic-assisted surgery. The robotic arms made it possible at Penn to successfully remove a rare tumor from his neck.
A study found humans on the moon 50 years ago; the American imagination has been captivated with dreams of space travel for the masses. As the U.S. Senate recently confirmed a controversial new NASA administrator who advocates space tourism and the exploration of Mars, perhaps the prospect of the average American ditching Earth-bound travel to explore the cosmos might be possible in the not-so-distant future.
Men who take once-daily aspirin have nearly double the risk of melanoma compared to men who are not exposed to daily aspirin, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. Women, however, do not have an increased risk in this large patient population.
Treatments for incurable bowel conditions might be a step closer following the discovery of a key molecule associated with disease flare-ups. Researchers findings explained the underlying cause of disorders such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
The time has come for an individualized approach to breast cancer screening, and that should be rooted in a shared decision between a woman and her physician, said the authors of a new essay published in JAMA.
According to a study, researchers estimated the association between cystatin C and with the 20-year cumulative incidence of hearing impairment (HI), both as an independent biomarker and as a marker of kidney function, and the 20-year incidence of HI. Data were included for 863 participants aged 48 to 86 years with cystatin C data and no HI at baseline. The study was published in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.
A new study shows that U.S. hospitals are running short of the injectable opioids and anaesthesia drugs that most surgery patients need during and after their procedures. More than 98% of anesthesiologists responding to the survey said they regularly experience shortages of these drugs. And recent efforts by the federal government to curb the opioid crisis—by cutting back on the raw materials used to make opioids.