Month: July 2017

 

Research findings may provide path to new faster-acting antidepressants

Some activity patterns in the brain can be dangerous, producing persistent dark moods that drain people’s motivation, pleasure, and hope.

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Hunger-controlling brain cells offer potential targets for new drugs to treat obesity

Is the solution to the obesity epidemic all in our heads? A study by researchers at The Rockefeller University suggests that it might be.

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Education program improves health literacy of homeless women

When pharmacy student Megha Shah began her internship at the Ozanam Family Shelter in Edison, NJ, she was prepared to improve the health literacy of the residents. What she didn’t realize was how much the residents would teach her.

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Even without Congress, Trump can still cut Medicaid enrollment

After the Senate fell short in their effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the Trump administration is poised to use its regulatory powers to accomplish what lawmakers could not: Shrink Medicaid.

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STRATEC Molecular offers new products to improve liquid biopsy

Liquid biopsy is a new technology for detection and analysis of biomarkers in blood or other body fluids without the need of invasive procedures.

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Type 1 diabetes clinical trial reaches halfway point for enrollment and treatment

The Sanford Project: T-Rex Study, a Phase 2 clinical trial conducted collaboratively by Sanford Health and Caladrius Biosciences, Inc., has reached the halfway point for enrollment and treatment.

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Patients with postoperative delirium more likely to suffer dementia

Delirium is common in elderly hospitalized patients, affecting an estimated 14 – 56% of patients. It frequently manifests as a sudden change in behavior, with patients suffering acute confusion, inattention, disorganized thinking and fluctuating mental status.

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Study: Deceased donor kidneys get declined many times before being accepted for transplantation

A new study indicates that deceased donor kidneys are typically offered and declined many times before being accepted for transplantation.

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Roche receives FDA clearance for new Troponin T test to detect patients with suspected heart attack

Roche announced that it has received the 510(k) clearance for its Elecsys Troponin T Gen 5 STAT (TnT Gen 5 STAT) blood test for patients with a suspected heart attack.

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World Hepatitis Day – gearing towards eliminating viral hepatitis by 2030

July 28th is marked as world hepatitis day. The world is united in elimination of viral hepatitis by 2030. The World Health Organization (WHO) has published new data from 28 countries today and shown that nearly 70% of the world hepatitis burden is borne by these countries.

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