In addition to weight loss, bariatric surgery as per a new study published in PLOS Medicine has been associated with improvements in pre-existing type-2-diabetes and hypertension and reduces risk of several obesity-related co-morbidities.
The White House is ready to combat the global rise of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) with an exhaustive plan. The National Action Plan for Combating Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis to be known as the National Action Plan has been developed by an interagency working group.
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPTF) has issue a draft recommendation in which it has suggested that adults aged between 40 and 75 who face risk of having heart attack or stroke should take statins.
People with a 10% of heart attack or stroke risk in the next 10 years should take statins. The government task force has also suggested statin use to those having low risk as much as 7.5% but depending on individual diagnosis.
Mars Chocolate North America has announced that it is recalling its Dove brand Chocolate Assortment Snowflakes after they found presence of an undisclosed ingredient that could affect people having allergies to peanuts wheat and eggs.
The chocolate snowflakes that are being recalled were sold across the nation in purple 24 oz. bags with Item number 10139802, UPC number 400050521, and lot codes 537CG4PA30, 537DG4PA30, 538AG4PA30, 538AM4PA30, 541AG4PA20, 542EM4PA20, said Mars Chocolate.
French pharmaceutical company Sanofi announced Wednesday an application has been sent to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the approval of a single daily insulin injection, LixiLan, which can treat people with type 2 diabetes.
Results of a clinical trial have found the drug pembrolizumab, sold in the United States as Keytruda, to be more effective than chemotherapy against lung cancer. The drug has already been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to be used in specific categories of non-small lung cancer patients with genetic mutation.
The drug was in limelight when former President of US Jimmy Carter announced that his cancer has also been successfully treated with Keytruda. The immunotherapy cancer drug work by making the immune system to fight the cancer.
Lesinurad (Zurampic, AstraZeneca) has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 200 mg once every day for the treatment of gout-associated hyperuricemia, in mixture with a xanthine oxidase inhibitor (XOI).
Drugmaker pSivida Corp shares were up to their highest in five years after the company announced that its lead experimental therapy for posterior uveitis was successful in preventing inflammation in the back of patient’s eyes in a late-stage study.
The company’s shares jumped 34% at $9.47 in Tuesday morning trade. More than three-fourth of the patients who were given placebo faced a recurrence of the eye inflammation. Posterior uveitis is a rare condition that affects 175,000 people in America.
Bariatric surgery, a popular form of weight loss surgery, has been found to not only shrink stomach, but also reduces a person’s risk of developing type-2-diabetes, serious heart conditions like heart attack and improve existing obesity-linked conditions.
A new study from the University College London and other British institutions have reached at the above mentioned conclusion after assessing data from the United Kingdom Clinical Practice Research Datalink, a government database having anonymous information from around 8% of the UK population.
Continuous skin-to-skin contact between mother and infant during the first few days of life has been found to improve the survival rates for infants with low birth weight. The study team found that infant death cases were down by more than 35 percent when there was more skin-to-skin contact between mother and child. The study was conducted by a team of medical researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
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