FDA Approves Trodelvy, the First Treatment for Metastatic Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Shown to Improve Progression-Free Survival and Overall Survival

FOSTER CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apr. 7, 2021– Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted full approval to Trodelvy® (sacituzumab govitecan-hziy) for adult patients with unresectable locally advanced or metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) who have received two or more prior systemic therapies, at least one of them for metastatic disease. The approval is supported by data […]

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Exercise in mid-life won’t improve cognitive function in women

For middle-aged women, exercise has many health benefits, but it may not help maintain cognitive function over the long term, according to a new UCLA Health study. The study observed a diverse group of roughly 1,700 women over a 21-year period starting when the women’s average age was 45. In the study, women’s cognitive ability was tested in three key […]

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Repurposed arthritis drug did not significantly improve severe COVID-19 pneumonia

In a study published online February 25, 2021 in The New England Journal of Medicine, a repurposed drug used to treat arthritis did not significantly improve the outcomes of patients with severe COVID-19 pneumonia. Results of the Phase III clinical trial, conducted by an international team led by senior author Atul Malhotra, MD, research chief of pulmonary, critical care and […]

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Automated and mobile X-ray device to improve and speed up health services

An accident, such as falling on a ski slope, usually requires an X-ray examination of the injured limb and a trip to the nearest hospital or emergency clinic. In the near future, imaging services can be brought closer to the patient. Researchers in Oulu are currently developing a compact X-ray imaging device that even the patient could use if necessary. […]

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Electronic Cigarettes Improve Long-Term Smoking Cessation

MONDAY, Oct. 19, 2020 — Nicotine electronic cigarettes (ECs) improve long-term smoking cessation compared with nicotine replacement therapy, according to a review published online Oct. 14 in the Cochrane Library. Jamie Hartmann-Boyce, D.Phil., from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, and colleagues examined the effect and safety of using ECs to help smokers achieve long-term smoking abstinence. Data […]

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Reduced Drinking May Improve Veterans’ Chronic Pain

FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2020 — Cutting back on booze may reduce chronic pain and use of other substances among U.S. veterans who are heavy drinkers, according to a new report. The study included about 1,500 veterans who completed annual surveys between 2003 and 2015, and reported heavy drinking in at least one of those surveys. “We found some evidence for […]

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This is how we can improve response to the next pandemic

To Richard M. Carpiano, a pandemic is just as much of a social science issue as it is a medical one. A professor of public policy and sociology at the University of California, Riverside, Carpiano specializes in public health and medical sociology, analyzing how various social factors impact population health around the world. Carpiano began studying trends in vaccine uptake […]

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Patients improve after heart cell therapy

Four of six critically ill COVID-19 (coronavirus) patients significantly improved after receiving an experimental therapeutic designed to reduce inflammation, a major cause of death from this disease, according to a case series published by Cedars-Sinai and Capricor Therapeutics. The four patients got well enough to be discharged from the hospital. The therapeutic, known as CAP-1002, contains cardiosphere-derived cells (CDCs) that […]

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