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Zinbrynta now associated with brain inflammation

Shutterstock Photo (RTTNews.com) – The Food and Drug Administration is examining whether Biogen Inc. and AbbVie Inc.'s multiple sclerosis drug Zinbryta is related to a type of encephalitis called encephalitis. The FDA is investigating whether it is a known side effect of the therapy or another cause, an FDA spokesperson told MarketWatch. In the US, three US cases of encephalitis …

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Check blood pressure? You can find an app for it

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) – One day, a single finger touch on a smartphone case could be enough to deliver instant, accurate blood pressure readings This is the promise of new technologies that developers have extensively described in the March 7 issue of Science Translational Medicine . Researchers say they have invented a …

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Woman attacked by rabid otter while kayaking

A 77-year-old kayaker recovers after being attacked by a wild otter in Florida. Sue Spector told Fox 13 that she was traveling in the Braden early Sunday morning with her husband, Marty, and a group of kayaks. She said she heard someone comment who saw an otter jump on her. The otter started scratching, scratching and beating her arms, nose …

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Human brains can not add neurons after adolescence: shots

A hippocampal neuron seen in culture. Dendrites are green, dendritic spines are red, and DNA is blue. Science Source / Getty Images Hide Caption Shift text Science Source / Getty Images A hippocampal neuron seen in culture. Dendrites are green, dendritic spines are red and DNA is blue. Science Source / Getty Images One important study questions the widespread belief …

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A new prostate cancer risk model could better control the treatment

One of the biggest challenges in the treatment of prostate cancer is the distinction of men with an aggressive and potentially fatal disease from men whose cancer is growing slowly and is not likely to metastasize. For years prostate-specific antigen (PSA), cancer grade and tumor stage have been used to classify prostate cancer patients in risk groups established by the …

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U.S. judge says opioid settlement roadblocks may prompt trials

March 7 (Reuters) – A federal judge pushing for a lawsuit by state and local governments against drug companies over their roles in the U.S. opioid epidemic said on Wednesday that the trial had taken place. U.S. District Judge Dan Polster in Cleveland in an article on a hearing on Tuesday to discuss what is needed. Polster said that would …

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FDA approval of test for breast cancer genes comes with caution

It is described by the FDA as the first direct-to-consumer test to report three specific BRCA1 / BRCA2 mutations most commonly found in Ashkenazi or Eastern European Jewish people. Mutations to these genes increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancer. However, the test detects only three out of more than 1,000 known mutations. "While detection of a BRCA mutation …

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Mississippi seeks the source of the disease that has killed Bock; Louisiana forbids feeding in 3 communities

JACKSON, miss. – Tests on deer carcasses collected in Mississippi show no signs of deadly infectious disease recently confirmed in a dead buck. Russ Walsh of Mississippi's Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, investigators still did not say where the four and a half year old Bock moved from chronic wasting disease. Walsh said genetic tests show that the buck …

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Selfies distort the face, warn plastic surgeons

(Reuters Health) – Selfies – or self-photographs – can distort the face and make your nose look bigger than it is, say plastic surgeons who say they have seen an increasing demand for cosmetic procedures from people who want look better in selfies. "Patients under 40 years old take their cell phones and tell me that they do not like …

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Cannabidiol is an effective add-on for the treatment of epilepsy – Doctors Lounge

Category: Neurology | Pharmacy | Psychiatry | diary Back to Journal Articles Last update: 07th March 2018. For pediatric-onset refractory epilepsy, cannabinoids are effective as an adjunct to reducing seizure rates by 50 percent or more, according to an online published March 6, in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry More effective than placebo Reduce seizure frequency, achieve seizure …

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