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First Device for Dialysis-Related Amyloidosis Approved

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized use of Lixelle Beta 2-microglobulin Apheresis Column (Kaneka Pharma America), the first device to treat dialysis-related amyloidosis (DRA).

First Biosimilar Product Approved by the FDA

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first biosimilar product, Zarxio (filgrastim-sndz; Sandoz).

How Common Are Algae-Related Wound Infections?

The cases of two men who got injured while participating in freshwater activities in Missouri and Texas are giving insight into a freshwater algae that can infect wounds.

Post-Occupational Exposure Ebola Vaccination May Have Prevented Infection in MD

An experimental Ebola vaccine may have prevented the disease in a doctor who was at high risk of infection, according to a new report.

Avoiding Heart Failure Risk Factors Could Extend Life By Over a Decade

Being free of heart disease risk factors in middle age greatly extends the number of years a person lives without heart failure, according to research to be presented March 14 at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology (ACC).

Why Gout Could Protect Against Alzheimer's Disease

Gout - or the high uric acid levels that drive the condition - may shield against dementia, according to new research.

Diabetes Risk With Statins May Be Dose-Dependent

Statin drugs may significantly increase a person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study from Finland suggests.

Coping With Stress May Be As Key to Heart Health As Exercise

Teens who have trouble coping with stress may face an increased risk for future coronary heart disease that even exercise can't erase, a new study suggests.

A-Fib Drug May Up Mortality Risk, Especially in Kidney Failure Patients

Patients with atrial fibrillation who take digoxin may face a nearly 30 percent greater risk of death than patients not taking the drug, a review of prior research suggests.

Midlife Fitness Could Mean Better Cognition Decades Later

People who are fit in their 40s seem to retain more brain volume two decades later and also perform better on decision-making tests, new research suggests.