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Guide Assists in Type 1 Diabetes Health Insurance Navigation in US
A JDRF online resource helps people with type 1 diabetes in the US understand insurance options and address obstacles.
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12/12/2017 02:47 PM
Individualized HbA1c Targets for Diabetes Drop Cost, Improve QoL
The analysis "complements other work that says patient preferences matter," says the lead author.
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12/12/2017 02:17 PM
Omalizumab May Help Desensitization for Food Allergies
A pilot study suggests omalizumab may improve speed, effectiveness, and safety of oral desensitization in children with multiple food allergies; more research is needed to see if effect lasts.
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12/12/2017 01:44 PM
Venetoclax and Rituximab: New Standard of Care in CLL?
The new combination of venetoclax and rituximab was superior to the standard-of-care combination of bendamustine and rituximab in the treatment of relapsed/refractory CLL.
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12/12/2017 12:32 PM
HIV Drug Raltegravir Approved for Neonates
Raltegravir is the only integrase inhibitor approved in the US for treatment of HIV in newborns from birth to 4 weeks of age weighing at least 2 kg.
FDA Approvals
12/12/2017 12:17 AM
'Concussion' Doctor Omalu Quits as Coroner; Claims Interference
The chief coroner said that the sheriff had asked him to change an officer-involved death from a homicide to an accident.
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12/11/2017 11:39 PM
First in 30 Years: Improved Front Line in Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Brentuximab vedotin has already made an impact on the management of relapsed/refractory classical Hodgkin's lymphoma. Now the drug is poised for frontline use.
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12/11/2017 10:17 PM
2017 Psychiatry News Quiz: Test Your Smarts
The safety of antidepressants, corruption in a 'top rated' psychiatric hospital, and the opioid crisis were among the most read news stories by psychiatrists this year. Test your news knowledge.
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12/11/2017 09:35 PM
First Humalog Copycat (Admelog) Approved by FDA
Sanofi-Aventis' Admelog approved for both diabetes types, and for use via injection or insulin pump.
FDA Approvals
12/11/2017 09:30 PM
Immuno/Chemo/Bev Combo 'Promising' in Advanced Lung Cancer
Immuno/Chemo/Bev Combo 'Promising' in Advanced Lung Cancer
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12/11/2017 09:10 PM
Lower Level of NT-proBNP in Black Persons Is 'Real'
"Collectively, the data from REGARDS and other studies provide persuasive evidence that racial/ethnic differences in circulating natriuretic peptides are real," says an expert. Increases in this biomarker in both races were tied to mortality.
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12/11/2017 08:26 PM
Quiz: Top Medical News from 2017
2017 has been a year of ups and downs for medicine, with new drug approvals and treatment guidelines, turmoil in Washington, and the continuing opioid epidemic. Test your knowledge about the most-read news stories of the year.
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12/11/2017 08:15 PM
Alzheimer's Set to Skyrocket
By 2060, an estimated 15 million Americans will have either Alzheimer’s disease or mild cognitive impairment, a dramatic increase over the 6.08 million currently affected, new research shows.
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12/11/2017 07:09 PM
SGLT2 Inhibitors as First-line Therapy for Diabetes With CVD?
An expert argues case for SGLT2 inhibitors as first-line therapy for patients with type 2 diabetes and CVD, but is he fighting a losing battle? As even he concedes cost is currently a major barrier.
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12/11/2017 07:09 PM
Again, a PARP Inhibitor Has Potential in BRCA+ Breast Cancer
A second PARP inhibitor shows promise in germline mutation metastatic breast cancer and is generally well tolerated compared with standard chemotherapy.
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12/11/2017 07:05 PM
CAR T Cells in Advanced R/R Lymphoma: Keeping Patients Alive
New longer-term data on CAR T cells in patients with refractory and relapsed (R/R) lymphoma show that responses are durable, with about half of patients alive after a year or more.
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12/11/2017 06:51 PM
New Drug a 'Ground-Breaking' Advance in Huntington's Disease
An experimental antisense drug led to significant dose-dependent reductions in mutant Huntingtin protein in patients with Huntington's disease, a finding being characterized as 'ground-breaking' and 'historic.
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12/11/2017 05:51 PM
Poor Screening Adherence May Worsen Breast Cancer Outcomes
Women who forgo mammography screening may comply less to breast cancer treatment and may have worse outcomes, suggest two European studies, which also found that rates of screening may be falling.
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12/11/2017 05:01 PM
Evidence Mounts for Myocardial Injury After Noncardiac Surgery
A new study finds myocardial injury is present in one out of seven noncardiac surgeries and is associated with an increased mortality risk independent of symptoms.
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12/11/2017 04:52 PM
More Younger Women Opting for Bilateral Mastectomy
Rates of bilateral mastectomy for breast cancer are increasing regardless of the success of chemotherapy, particularly in younger and white women and in those with private/managed health insurance.
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12/11/2017 04:49 PM