A team of researchers has uncovered a specific gene variant associated with an adverse drug reaction resulting in liver injury in a people with multiple sclerosis (MS). It is the first time researchers have been able to establish a validated genetic marker for a drug-induced harm in people with MS
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Swadeshi Jagaran Manch alleges many international NGOs such as Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Global Health Strategies and Programme for Appropriate Technology for Health are facing the allegations of promoting the interests of certain pharmaceutical companies.
RSS affiliate Swadeshi Jagaran Manch (SJM) has called for a review of the working of international NGOs that are active in Indian health sector for conflict of interest and commercial interests. The organization wanted all state governments and central government to monitor such activities in their respective jurisdictions.
Medicare unveiled a series of broad proposals today intended to pay physicians for more remote care and ease their recordkeeping burden, while also suggesting a cut in pay for certain newly introduced drugs that are administered in medical offices.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved enzalutamide (Xtandi, Astellas/Pfizer) for the treatment of men with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC), according to a joint company press statement. The approval extends the indication for the oral therapy, which was previously approved for men with metastatic CRPC
International health experts launched an investigation into why two Samoan infants died shortly after receiving childhood vaccination injections in a tragedy that has rocked the close-knit Pacific nation.
A new multi-institutional clinical trial compared outcomes of women with multiple ipsilateral breast cancer, or more than one site of disease in the same breast, who underwent breast-conserving surgery, with outcomes of those who converted to mastectomy.
Trauma is the sixth leading cause of death worldwide, and recent studies suggest that 16% of renal (kidney) trauma occurs from a penetrating injury, such as a gunshot wound, stabbing or piercing injury from a car accident
According to a study, researchers determined Cuts from a sharp knife or a piece of glass are very common. They often occur while people are preparing food, washing dishes or even crafting. All it takes is a slip of the knife or a dish breaking, and suddenly there's blood. However, while these types of cuts are startling, most can be safely treated at home. The study was published in the American Academy of Dermatology.
A new and promising class of chemical compounds has major potential for treating Zika virus and respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, according to a new study by University of Alberta scientists. The next step is to develop a drug.
Growing miniature tumors from patient's cells in the laboratory may help scientists personalize treatments for those with a rare form of prostate cancer, according to a study by Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian scientists
In the new research, scientists have uncovered insights into the mechanisms that underlie prostate cancer, providing potential targets for new cancer therapies
Researchers estimated a new gene therapy to cure obesity and type 2 diabetes in mice using gene therapy. Prevalence of type 2 diabetes (T2D) and obesity is increasing worldwide. Currently available therapies are not suited for all patients in the heterogeneous obese/T2D population, hence the need for novel treatments. The study was published today in EMBO Molecular Medicine.