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New Study Demonstrating Efficacy and Safety of COPAXONE 40 mg/mL

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., (NYSE and TASE: TEVA) announced up to 7-year efficacy, safety and tolerability results from the Glatiramer Acetate Low-Frequency Administration (GALA) open-label extension study of COPAXONE® (glatiramer acetate injection) 40 mg/mL administered subcutaneously three-times-a-week for the treatment of relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (RMS).

Exercise May Help Make Heart Younger

In a new study researchers uncovered one explanation for why exercise might be beneficial: It stimulates the heart to make new muscle cells, both under normal conditions and after a heart attack. The findings, reported in Nature Communications, have implications for public health, physical education and the rehabilitation of cardiac patients.

Rift Valley Fever Disease Detection prior Human Transmission

Occurrence of Rift Valley Fever (RVF) has often been linked with El Niño rainfall. To curb future outbreaks of RVF, M. Kariuki Njenga and colleagues carried out enhanced syndromic surveillance of 22 high-risk RVF Kenyan counties to collect data on RVF-associated syndromes and risk factors in livestock from November 2015 through February 2016.

Their research, recently published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, could provide the first step toward establishing a national syndromic surveillance system for livestock in Kenya.

Soaking in Hot Tub Could Boost Health for Obese Women With PCOS

Obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may be able to improve their health through regular sessions in a hot tub, a study from University of Oregon reports. According to the research, soaking in a hot tub several times per week for two months results in improved cardiovascular health, beneficial changes in fat tissue and other improvements suggestive of a reduced risk of diabetes or other metabolic disorders.

African-American Communities Are Facing Heart Problems

According to a study, researchers examined that a Black Communities are obligated to learn more about heart valve disease and the lifesaving procedures available to treat it, according to a report from the Association of Black Cardiologists. It is incumbent upon us as healthcare providers do a better job educating our patients about heart valve disease. Heart valve disease affects more than 5 million U.S. adults and kills an estimated 25,700 Americans each year.

Enzymes React In A Particular Temperature

Researchers examine the wiggling and jiggling of atoms. They explained this 'wiggling and jiggling' of the atoms in enzymes the proteins that make biological reactions happen is 'choreographed' to make them work at a particular temperature. Enzyme catalysis is essential to life, and this research sheds light on how enzymes have evolved and adapted, enabling organisms to evolve to live at different temperatures.

Evaluating The Effects Of Two Low-Doses Of Dexamethasone On Blood Glucose Concentrations Among Patients

A prospective study includes the impact of a low dose of Dexamethasone, is a potent corticosteroid when administered alone or in combination alone has proven efficacious in preventing nausea and vomiting (PONV) perioperatively. However, the administration of even a single dose has been associated with hyperglycemia. This is the first study that evaluates the effect of two low-doses of dexamethasone (4 and 8 mg) on blood glucose concentrations among diabetics and nondiabetics in patients who have received spinal anaesthesia.