Daklinza

In combination with sofosbuvir, for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 3 infection.

Second PCSK9 Inhibitor for High Cholesterol

The FDA has approved Repatha (evolocumab; Amgen) for use in addition to diet and maximally-tolerated statin therapy in adults with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HeFH), homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH), or clinical atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, such as heart attacks or strokes, who require additional lowering of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C).

More Offbeat Studies of the Week

From aphantasia to "selfies" spreading lice, these are some of the unusual stories that made headlines this week.

New Insight on Antibiotics-Diabetes Link

Previous studies have suggested that alterations in gut microbiota may contribute to impaired sugar metabolism in diabetes, but a new study has another possible explanation.

Uncommon Diagnosis in Patient With High ...

A new case study in the journal Case Reports in Medicine emphasizes that a broad differential diagnosis for fever should be considered after a patient with an elevated fever and rigidity was eventually diagnosed with neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) linked to use of certain psychiatric medications.

9 Factors That Elevate Alzheimer's Risk

Up to two-thirds of Alzheimer's cases worldwide may stem from any of nine conditions that often result from lifestyle choices, a broad research review suggests.

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