Cyramza Gains Colon Cancer Indication

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the indication of Cyramza (ramucirumab; Eli Lilly) for use in combination with irinotecan, folinic acid, and 5-fluorouracil (FOLFIRI) for the treatment of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) whose disease has progressed on a first line bevacizumab-, oxaliplatin- and fluoropyrimidine-containing regimen.

Is Dog Flu a Concern for Humans?

Canine influenza (or dog flu) is a contagious respiratory disease in dogs caused by specific Type A influenza viruses known to infect dogs, but to date there is no evidence of transmission to humans.

New "Smart" Blood Glucose Monitoring System Approved

Nipro Diagnostics announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted clearance for its True Metrix Air Self-Monitoring blood glucose system.

Computer Model May Help Improve Antibiotic Prescribing, Fight Resistance

Researchers from Duke University have found a single metric to help design a medication regimen that could reintroduce first-line antibiotics in fighting drug-resistant pathogens.

Does Exercise Type Actually Matter for Weight Loss?

A new study from the Technical University of Madrid and La Paz University Hospital suggests that the type of exercise may be less important than previously suggested when it comes to losing weight.

APOE ε2 Associated with Milder Alzheimer's Pathology, Cognitive Impairment

The APOE ε2 allele, when compared with the ε3 and ε4 alleles, is associated with milder Alzheimer's disease pathology postmortem and less severe antemortem cognitive impairment.

Greater Migraine Knowledge Needed Among PCPs

Many primary care providers are uncertain of how to best manage patients with migraine, despite being aware of the prevalence of the condition in the patients they treat, according to a study presented at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 2015 meeting.

Suvorexant Effective for Insomnia in Elderly Patients in Study

Three-month administration of 15mg and 30mg doses of suvorexant, an orexin-receptor antagonist, was effective and well tolerated in a cohort of elderly patients with insomnia, according to study results presented at the 2015 American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting.

Alcohol Consumption Linked to Lower MS Disability

Multiple sclerosis patients who consumed larger amounts of alcohol had lower rates of disability per the Expanded Disability Status Score (EDSS) and Multiple Sclerosis Severity Score (MSSS), study findings indicate.

Many Women Eligible for Lumpectomy Still Choosing Mastectomy

Many breast cancer patients who are eligible for breast-conserving surgery still choose to have the entire breast removed.