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First Biosimilar Drug Launched in the U.S.

Sandoz announced that Zarxio (filgrastim-sndz), the first biosimilar to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is now available.

Cardiologists Failing to Identify Problematic Heart Murmurs

Cardiologists don't always identify heart valve issues through the sound of heart murmurs, but additional training improves their abilities.

Acupuncture Linked to Reduced Blood Pressure in Small Study

Blood pressure levels declined slightly in a small study of patients treated 30 minutes a week with electroacupuncture.

Mushroom Powder Shows Potential in Prostate Cancer

For patients with biochemically recurrent prostate cancer, treatment with white button mushroom (WBM) powder may reduce prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels.

Vitamin D Levels and MS: What's the Link?

Lower vitamin D levels may lead to increased risk of multiple sclerosis, according a new genetic study published in PLOS Medicine.

At What Age Should Children With T1D Begin Retinopathy Screenings?

Researchers are recommending delaying annual diabetic retinopathy screenings in children with type 1 diabetes until age 15 or five years after their diabetes diagnosis, whichever occurs later.

Support for PrEP in Clinical Setting, As Study Reports No New HIV Infections

New research in Clinical Infectious Diseases supports the use of preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV infection, as one of the first and largest published studies of PrEP in a clinical setting found no new cases of HIV among patients after initiation of PrEP.

DEA-Led 'Operation Cyber Juice' to Target Underground Steroid Labs

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) officials introduced Operation Cyber Juice, a multi-agency collaboration law enforcement action targeting every level of the global underground anabolic steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs.

Early Exposure to Secondhand Smoke May Up A-Fib Risk Later

Exposure to secondhand cigarette smoke during childhood or while in the womb may increase risk of atrial fibrillation in adulthood.

Fewer Repeat Hemorrhagic Strokes Seen With Better BP Control

Survivors of intracerebral hemorrhage may be at higher risk for recurrence if their blood pressure (BP) isn't under control, a new study warns.