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2708 Articles Matching "therapy"

Merck's Keytruda fails as monotherapy in breast cancer study

May 21, 2019 , Reuters
Merck & Co Inc said on Monday its blockbuster cancer drug Keytruda failed to meet the main goal of a late-stage study testing the drug as a standalone treatment in patients with an aggressive type of breast cancer....
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CMS Releases Guidance To Help States Better Monitor ‘Spread Pricing’ That Can Increase Drug Costs

May 21, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Over the past year, so-called "spread pricing" has generated controversy over allegations that pharmacy benefit managers pocket portions of payments that should go to state programs. CMS is trying to mitigate that with new guidance. In other pharmaceutical news: a false advertising lawsuit, a dispute over immunotherapy, a health-tracking forum, and more....
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Eating Chips, Other Ultra-Processed Foods Sets Off ‘Hunger Hormones,’ Rapid Weight Gain, Study Finds

May 18, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
More than half of the calories consumed in Americans' diets are made up ultra-processed foods, packaged or fast foods that contain added sugars, refined carbohydrates, industrial oils and sodium. Research published Thursday in Cell Metabolism links those eating patterns to the obesity epidemic. In other public health news: measles, birthrates, mental health claims, knitting therapy, cancer apps, crowded ERs and cystic fibrosis....
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Mild Hypothyroidism Being Overtreated, Avoid Pills, Says Panel

May 18, 2019 , RxList
In a recommendation that could "substantially alter prescribing trends," according to its authors, an international panel of experts concludes that patients with subclinical hypothyroidism should not be routinely offered thyroid hormone replacement...
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Could Hypnotherapy Be Alternative to Opioids for Pain?

May 18, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Could Hypnotherapy Be Alternative to Opioids for Pain?Category: Health NewsCreated: 5/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/17/2019 12:00:00...
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Ultrasound Used To Trigger Insulin Release In Mice Shows Promise For Future Diabetes Therapy

May 18, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The World Health Organization ranks Type 2 diabetes among the most common causes of death in the world. Current treatments can help the body use insulin at various stages of the disease, but they can also be expensive and subject patients to lifelong medication regimens and side effects. Thanks to n......
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Trans Women on Hormones Have More Breast Cancer

May 16, 2019 , WebMD
Researchers found that trans women on hormone therapy had a higher breast cancer risk than the general male population but lower than the general female...
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Novartis' cancer treatment Kymriah gets Japan nod at cost of $305,800

May 15, 2019 , Reuters
A Japanese government panel approved Novartis' cancer treatment Kymriah at a price of 33.5 million yen ($305,800) on Wednesday, marking the entry of so-called CAR-T therapy in the country....
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Myovant Sciences' uterine fibroids combo therapy meets main goal in study

May 15, 2019 , Reuters
Myovant Sciences Ltd said on Tuesday its combination therapy met the main goal of a late-stage study testing the treatment in women with uterine fibroids....
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Study Touts New Method To Reduce Cognitive Side Effects Of Brain Cancer Radiation Treatment

May 15, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
In hopeful news for brain cancer patients, researchers from the University of California, Irvine and the University of Lausanne in Switzerland have discovered how an experimental technology called FLASH radiotherapy dramatically reduces the adverse cognitive side effects unleashed by traditional rad......
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With cancer rates rising worldwide, oncologist shortage predicted

May 14, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - As cancer rates rise worldwide, researchers predict a shortage of specialists who can deliver chemotherapy, according to a new study....
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Motus Nova Expands FDA-Approved Robotic Stroke Therapy System, Adds New Hospital Partners

May 13, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Motus Nova, a technology firm offering the only robotic system approved by the FDA to be as effective as an in-person therapist for remote stroke rehabilitation, announced today that it is expanding its list of partner hospitals and clinics using the device, as well as making plans to introduce its ......
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Exclusive: Novartis pitches discounts on pricey gene therapy for deadly muscle disorder

May 11, 2019 , Reuters
Novartis AG is offering price discounts in negotiations with U.S. health insurers on its gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a treatment that could cost more than a million dollars, but the gesture comes with strings attached....
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On-Demand Mobile IV Therapy Service Expands To Tucson

May 11, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
There's a new mobile IV drip service in Tucson for residents or visitors who want to feel better fast without waiting in the ER or driving to a clinic. AZ IV Medics, a Phoenix-based IV therapy company, has expanded on-demand IV service to the greater Tucson area. AZ IV Medics offers IV therapy with......
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Lilly's new migraine drug pulls ahead of Amgen in fierce battle for new prescriptions

May 11, 2019 , Reuters
Eli Lilly and Co has pulled ahead in a three-way race with Amgen Inc and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd in attracting new patients to a new class of migraine drugs, and seeks to build on that advantage by stressing that its therapy can completely prevent headaches in a small percentage of patients....
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Bristol-Myers' Opdivo fails late-stage brain cancer trial

May 10, 2019 , Reuters
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co said on Thursday its immunotherapy Opdivo failed to meet the main goal of a late-stage trial testing it in patients with an aggressive form of tumor that affects the brain or the spine....
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Genetic Therapy Heals Damage Caused By Heart Attack

May 10, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Researchers from King's College London have found that therapy that can induce heart cells to regenerate after a heart attack. Myocardial infarction, more commonly known as a heart attack, caused by the sudden blocking of one of the cardiac coronary arteries, is the main cause of heart failure, a c......
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Judge rules 3-year-old must receive chemotherapy against parents' wishes

May 10, 2019 , CNN Health
A Florida judge ruled Wednesday that a 3-year-old diagnosed with leukemia must continue chemotherapy treatment against the wishes of his parents....
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Progesterone therapy prevents miscarriage for only some women, study finds

May 09, 2019 , CNN Health
New research says that vaginal suppositories of progesterone given to pregnant women experiencing bleeding in the first trimester did not result in a significantly higher incidence of live births than a placebo. However, one small group of women benefits from this treatment....
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Novartis confident of Zolgensma supply, calls $2 million price 'speculation'

May 09, 2019 , Reuters
Novartis is confident it has adequate production capacity for its Zolgensma gene therapy should regulators this month approve the drug for multiple forms of the genetic disease spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), the Swiss drugmaker said on Wednesday....
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