A new study published in the journal Nature Medicine reports that a drug that failed to effectively strike larger targets in lung cancer hits a bulls-eye on the smaller target presented by a previously untreatable form of the disease.
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According to the research, addition of ribavirin to direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection with mixed cryoglobulinemia (MC) proved advantageous to achieving an immunological response, with reduced serum cryocrit measured when sustained virologic response was achieved at 12 weeks (SVR12)
The largest study ever conducted of ambulatory blood pressure (BP) monitoring (ABPM) has shown that measuring BP over a 24-hour period predicts all-cause and cardiovascular mortality much better than do office or clinic measurements. "Our study suggests that more frequent use of 24-hour blood pressure measurement could improve the diagnosis and management of hypertension, which is the primary cause of premature death and disability worldwide," lead author, José Ramon Banegas. The study was published in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).
Cancer survivors are more likely to be prescribed five or more unique medications, including drugs with abuse potential, according to a study published online in Cancer. The researchers used data to examine patterns of prescription use and polypharmacy.
Bariatric surgery has long yielded almost immediate health benefits for patients with type 2 diabetes, and new findings on the reasons for remission may be the key to developing drug alternatives to surgery.
Research shows that fathers play an important role in their children's eating and physical activity habits, but a new study has found that dads are rarely included in family-based interventions designed to prevent childhood obesity. This study analyzed 85 family-based interventions for childhood obesity prevention conducted around the world since 2008. They examined scientific studies worldwide that tested childhood obesity prevention interventions, and found fathers are nearly absent. The study was published in the journal Preventive Medicine.
In a bench-to-bedside science, an international team of clinician-investigators has announced that gene therapy for patients with a severe form of the blood disorder beta-thalassemia can be safe and effective.
The government should make health insurance compulsory for all citizens and give healthcare priority sector status, the Healthcare Federation of India 'NATHEALTH' reported.
To Find Effective Solutions to address this uncertainty and develop a way to measure patient uncertainty the"Uncertainty Scale" (U-Scale). Patients come back to Emergency Rooms after initial discharge for many reasons, but Jefferson emergency medicine physician Kristin Rising saw a common theme during multiple prior interview-based studies: patients feel uncertain. Uncertain how to manage their symptoms, uncertain which symptoms might be a sign of disease worsening, and uncertain where to go with questions.
As Associate Research Director, Professor Anne O'Garra helps to promote the Crick's collaborative vision, encouraging scientists from different disciplines to work together. She examines the story behind her latest publication in Nature Immunology.
Bhutanese refugees residing in the camps in Jhapa and Morang districts urge the governments at all three levels to swiftly resolve their problems, The Kathmandu Post reports.