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New Topicals For Excessive Sweating Are In Sight

Safe and effective new prescription topical therapies for primary axillary hyperhidrosis took a giant step closer to reaching clinical practice following positive reports from...

What Is ECMO, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, And How Is It Being...

Every day we're hearing about the number of coronavirus cases in Australia, how many people are in hospital, in intensive care units and on...

Onetime Cancer Patient At Packard Children’s Aims For Career In Oncology

New Stanford graduate Nico Poux, a former pediatric oncology patient at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, hopes to bring his experience with cancer to...

Racism In Medicine: Why Equality Matters To Everyone

Brexit marked a watershed moment in the nation’s history. Anti-immigrant sentiment was found to be a key predictor of the leave vote, with ethnic...

Outpatient COVID-19 Clues

Since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, scientific literature and news reports have dedicated much attention to two groups of patients—those who develop...

New Data Suggest People Aren’t Getting Reinfected With The Coronavirus

Reports of patients discharged from hospitals in South Korea testing positive after their apparent recovery had raised concerns that people could get infected by...

What To Know About Hydroxychloroquine As A Treatment For COVID-19

he hardest-to-pronounce word on everyone’s lips these days is hydroxychloroquine. That drug, and its slightly-less-hard-to-pronounce cousin, chloroquine, are at the center of a controversy...

How (Not) To Do An Antibody Survey For SARS-Cov-2

In mid-April, an eye-catching statistic appeared in the news: the number of people who’d been infected with SARS-CoV-2 in the California county of Santa...

No Quick Return To Normal; How SF Dodged The COVID Surge;...

The New York Times' Donald McNeil predicts there won't be a quick return to our previous lives in the U.S., based on interviews with...

Coronavirus: Potential Drug Treatment Starts UK Trials

The studies, which have been fast-tracked by the government, will initially involve 15 NHS centres. In the absence of a known treatment for the...

Normal Body Weight Can Hide Eating Disorder In Teens, Study Finds

Teens and young adults with atypical anorexia nervosa can have normal body weights and still be dangerously ill, according to a new study led...

Algae Inside Blood Vessels Could Act As Oxygen Factories

Using algae as local oxygen factories in the brain might one day lead to therapies for strokes or other damage from too little oxygen,...

Medical Marvels: Patients Get New Lives Through Physician Innovation

LIFE-THREATENING medical mystery. Searing chronic pain. A ticking time bomb inside the body. Brain tumors that caused uncontrolled eating. A devastating leg injury in...

China Approves Alzheimer’s Treatment That Targets The Microbiome

On Saturday (November 2), Chinese regulators approved a drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease—the first new treatment to enter the global market in 17 years....

High Numbers Of Youth Report Using Prescription Opioids In The Past...

A new analysis of data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health finds a surprisingly high prevalence of prescription opioid use among...

New Welsh GPs’ Patient Record System Scrapped

A contract to deliver the IT system by Cornish firm Microtest has been terminated. NHS officials in Wales said the company could not meet...

Study Suggests Warfarin Management Program Reduces Hospitalizations

A simple electronic prompt that appears in patients’ charts if they are prescribed a popular blood thinner is associated with reduced hospitalizations, according to...

Korf Named Associate Dean For Genomic Medicine

Bruce R. Korf, M.D., Ph.D., was recently named associate dean for Genomic Medicine in the School of Medicine. Korf currently serves as UAB Medicine’s...

Options For Acne Treatment Continue To Advance

LAS VEGAS – New acne treatment options include a tetracycline antibiotic and a recently approved topical formulation of minocycline, according to Linda Stein Gold,...

Hormone Replacement Therapy Linked To Breast Cancer Risk That Can Persist...

A major international review published in the Lancet has confirmed that breast cancer risk increases the longer hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is used, and...

Protein Decoy Stymies Lung Cancer Growth In Mice, Stanford-UCSF Study Finds

Scientists at Stanford and UC-San Francisco have developed an experimental drug that targets a currently untreatable type of lung cancer responsible for generating roughly...

Caught In The Act

Raf proteins, especially B-Raf, are also well-known cancer drivers. Hence Raf’s full name: rapidly accelerated fibrosarcoma. Faulty control of their activity can cause melanoma;...

A Human Liver-On-A-Chip May Catch Drug Reactions That Animal Testing Can’t

A human “liver chip” — liver cells grown on a membrane along with several types of supporting cells — formed structures reminiscent of bile...

California Law To Restrict Medical Vaccine Exemptions Raises Questions Over Control

Four years earlier, California passed SB 277 becoming then the third state to remove personal belief exemptions from the state’s mandatory vaccine schedule. In...

Image Of The Day: Cryptosporidiosis Treatment

Cryptosporidiosis is a waterborne disease caused by a genus of single-celled parasites called Cryptosporidium. They are common worldwide and infect the intestines of humans...

APOE Mutation Linked To Protection From Alzheimer’s: Case Study

Researchers have identified a genetic mutation that may help mitigate the risk of some forms of Alzheimer’s. In a study published yesterday (November 4) in Nature...

A Blue Pill A Day Can Help Prevent HIV, But The...

Transgender women—people born male who identify as women—are the population most at risk for HIV. They are also the most understudied population. "We need...

More Students Apply To Study Medicine

A record number of 23,710 students have applied to study medicine at UK universities next September. New figures from the admissions service Ucas show...

Stressed To The Max? Deep Sleep Can Rewire The Anxious Brain

When it comes to managing anxiety disorders, William Shakespeare's Macbeth had it right when he referred to sleep as the "balm of hurt minds."...

MU Awards $260,000 To Accelerate Biomedical Discoveries From Lab To Market

The University of Missouri’s Coulter Biomedical Accelerator Program awarded four grants totaling $260,000 to help promising medical discoveries make the transition from laboratory research...
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