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Blood Transfusions May Reduce Silent Strokes in Sickle Cell Anemia Children

Regular blood transfusion therapy could significantly reduce the incidence of recurrent cerebral infarcts in children with sickle cell anemia, which occur in approximately one-third of children with the disease.

Novel Autoantibody Test for Type 1 Diabetes Approved by FDA

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted marketing approval of the KRONUS Zinc Transporter 8 Autoantibody (ZnT8Ab) ELISA Assay, the first ZnT8Ab test to help determine if a person has type 1 diabetes.

First ECG App to Detect Atrial Fibrillation Gets FDA Clearance

AliveCor announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted clearance for its algorithm to detect atrial fibrillation (AFib).

Respiratory Syncytial Virus Inhibitor Lowers Viral Load in Study

For healthy adults challenged with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), an oral RSV-entry inhibitor, GS-5806, is associated with reduced viral load.

Post-Mastectomy Reconstruction Rates at 40%

More than 40% of women undergo breast reconstruction following mastectomy and most patients are satisfied with the reconstruction decision-making process.

Organized Processes Help Practices Hire Well

A defined process is necessary to help physicians hire the right staff for their practice, according to a new article.

New Once-Daily Inhaler for Asthma Approved

GlaxoSmithKline announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Arnuity Ellipta (fluticasone furoate inhalation powder) for the maintenance treatment of asthma as prophylactic therapy in patients ≥12 years old.

The Mental Health Police Squad

San Antonio, TX has developed a novel program to assist sending citizens with mental health issues to treatment, rather than jail.

Non-Cancer Drugs Commonly Linked to Agranulocytosis

Medications that are commonly linked to agranulocytosis development include clozapine, an atypical antipsychotic used in the treatment of schizophrenia, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, an antibiotic, and methimazole, an agent for treating hyperthyroidism.

ALS and the NFL: Is There a Connection?

Tim Shaw, a 30-year-old retired NFL player announced this week that he is suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS); his announcement adds to the growing concern regarding a potential link between professional football and ALS.