FDA Approves New Indication for Opdivo

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the indication of Opdivo (nivolumab; Bristol-Myers Squibb) to include patients with metastatic squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with progression on or after platinum-based chemotherapy.

Why Statins May Benefit Some Patients More Than Others

A high genetic risk score is associated with an increase in the risk of cardiovascular death or heart attack and a greater benefit with statin therapy in reducing this risk, according to a study published in The Lancet.

New Explanation Proposed for SSRI Treatment Resistance

Findings from a recent study may provide an explanation as to why some patients taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for mood and anxiety disorders do not benefit from these drugs.

New Hormone May Counter Insulin Resistance, Weight Gain

A newly discovered hormone has been shown to restore insulin sensitivity in muscle tissue and could help to counteract diet-induced and age-dependent insulin resistance.

Heart Function Could Indicate Alzheimer's Dementia Risk

Heart function could be a major risk factor for dementia and Alzheimer's disease, report researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in a new study published in the journal Circulation.

Cautious Use of Prenatal Antibiotics Advised to Reduce Asthma Risk in Offspring

Women whose children are at risk for developing asthma should avoid antibiotics to the extent that they can, a study published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology reports.

Many Transplant Surgeons Report Burnout, Low Sense of Accomplishment

Many transplant surgeons in the United States suffer symptoms of burnout, according to new research.

STS Releases Outcomes for Congenital Heart Sx Database

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) has released the first publicly accessible report of surgical outcomes from its Congenital Heart Surgery Database (CHSD).

Many U.S. Adults Watching Sodium Intake

Many U.S. adults are taking action to reduce sodium intake, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health 2015 Scientific Sessions.

HPV-16 Tied to Improved Survival in Advanced Esophageal Cancer

For patients with advanced-stage esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), human papillomavirus (HPV)-16 infection is associated with improved survival and treatment response.