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Doptelet Approved in Treating Thrombocytopenia

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Doptelet (avatrombopag) tablets to treat low blood platelet count (thrombocytopenia) in adults with chronic liver disease who are scheduled to undergo a medical or dental procedure. This is the first drug approved by the FDA for this use.

Childhood Infections Linked To Childhood Leukemia

Lack of infections during childhood is a common trend in obsessively clean environments that the babies grow up in today. For the immune systems to function properly, it is imperative that the babies are exposed to bacteria and viruses from infancy.

Oral Contraceptives Elevated Asthma Risk, New Findings

The risk for asthma is elevated in women taking oral contraceptives, new research shows. "What can we do with this information? That is the tricky part," said Joe Zein, MD, from the Cleveland Clinic, who presented the finding at the American Thoracic Society 2018 International Conference in San Diego. "We need more data."

Thyroid Gland Carry A Greater Risk For Malignancy

New research examined that nodules located in the upper pole of the thyroid gland may carry a greater risk for malignancy than those in the lower pole. Sonographic characteristics of nodules such as microcalcifications, hypoechoicity, infiltrative margins, increased vascularity, and taller-than-wide are all known to be associated with greater malignancy risk, but no prior study has examined the risk about a location in the upper versus lower pole of the thyroid.