Xeljanz Demonstrates Efficacy in Third Phase 3 Ulcerative Colitis Study

By July 29, 2016

Pfizer announced top-line results from OCTAVE Sustain, the third Phase 3 study of Xeljanz (tofacitinib citrate) for the potential treatment of patients with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis (UC).

Ferumoxytol Effective in Iron Deficiency Anemia Patients With Comorbid GI Disorders

By July 29, 2016

Treatment with ferumoxytol for patients with iron deficiency anemia (IDA) and comorbid gastrointestinal disorders was found to be efficacious and generally well-tolerated in an analysis of a Phase 3 trial.

Meta-Analysis Compares SSRIs, St. John's Wort Efficacy in Depression

By July 29, 2016

St. John's wort has been used as an herbal remedy for over 100 years, but how does it compare to conventional SSRIs for the treatment of depression?

Investigational Drug Fast Tracked for NASH with Liver Fibrosis

By July 29, 2016

The FDA has granted Fast Track designation to SHP626 (volixibat; Shire) for the potential treatment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) with liver fibrosis

Eating More Nuts May Improve Inflammatory Biomarkers, Study Suggests

By July 29, 2016

Habitual nut consumption was associated with a healthy profile of inflammatory biomarkers, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School reported.

Study: Each 5-Point Increase in BMI Equates to 48% Higher Risk of Esophageal Adenocarcinoma

July 29, 2016

New research suggests that in the United States, a third of esophageal cancer cases - about 5,600 per year - could be prevented if people maintained a healthy weight and didn't drink.

Apixaban Dosing Examined in Patients With Only One-Dose Reduction Criterion

July 29, 2016

For patients in the Apixaban for Reduction of Stroke and Other Thromboembolic Complications in Atrial Fibrillation (ARISTOTLE) trial, the 5 mg twice daily dose of apixaban is beneficial and appropriate for those with one dose-reduction criterion, according to a study published online in JAMA Cardiology.

Positive Results for Postoperative IV Meloxicam Announced

By July 29, 2016

Recro Pharma announced positive results from the Phase 3 study for intravenous (IV) meloxicam (N1539) for the treatment of acute postoperative pain in patients following bunionectomy surgery.

Study: Daily Smoking Prevalence Declining, Health Complaints Rising

By July 29, 2016

Teen smoking rates have declined in the last 2 decades, however health complaints from those who remain smokers have risen, according to findings from a new analysis of the Health Behavior in School-aged Children survey.

Opioid Misuse and Distress Intolerance: What's the Link?

By July 29, 2016

A study in The Journal of Pain found that the inability to manage negative emotional and somatic stress is tied to opioid misuse in adults with chronic pain.

FDA Fast Tracks Personalized Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes

By July 29, 2016

The FDA has granted Fast Track designation to Caladrius Biosciences' product candidate CLBS03 (autologous expanded polyclonal regulatory T cells, or Tregs) for the treatment of Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM).

Access to Drugs, Alcohol at Home Impacts Substance Abuse in Adulthood

By July 29, 2016

Teens with easy access to drugs and alcohol at home are more likely to drink and abuse drugs in adulthood, researchers from the Michigan State University reported.

Do PPIs, H2RAs Use Increase the Risk of Seizures?

By July 29, 2016

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and histamine-2 receptor antagonists (H2RAs) use were not associated with an increased risk of seizures, in the general population and in those with epilepsy, according to a new observational study.

IDSA — Physicians Overlooking Valley Fever in Many Patients

July 29, 2016

Clinicians should suspect coccidioidomycosis, also known as San Joaquin Valley fever, in patients with pneumonia or ongoing flu-like symptoms who live in or have visited the west or southwest United States, especially Arizona and central California, according to updated guidelines from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) published online in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Local Transmission of Zika Increasingly Likely in South Florida

July 29, 2016

Florida health officials are investigating two more unexplained cases of Zika infection, bringing to four the number of cases that don't seem to be related to travel to countries where the virus is circulating.

Deep Brain Stimulation Shows Safety and Efficacy in Alzheimer's Study

July 29, 2016

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) appears safe for patients with early Alzheimer's disease (AD) -- and might even slow down memory loss in some, according to a preliminary study published online July 18 in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.

CDC Updates Contraceptive Recommendations Relating to Emergency Contraception, IUD Insertion

By July 28, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released an update to the 2013 U.S. Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use guideline after review of scientific data and expert consultation.

Third MMR Dose Evaluated in Mumps Outbreak

By July 28, 2016

In certain scenarios a third dose of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine may be considered a control measure against mumps, when transmission is sustained despite high 2-dose MMR coverage, say the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

CDC: Kratom Use Emerging as Public Health Threat

By July 28, 2016

A recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) found increasing use of kratom (mitragyna speciosa) in the United States with medical outcomes and health effects suggesting an "emerging public health threat."

Acetaminophen Overdose Antidote Recalled

By July 28, 2016

Arbor announced a Class II drug recall of three lots of Cetylev (acetylcysteine) effervescent tablets for oral solution due to possible degradation of the effervescent tablets.

Study Highlights Multiple Clinical Benefits of Nonvascular Thoracic MRIs

July 28, 2016

Assessment with nonvascular thoracic magnetic resonance (MR) imaging improves clinical decision making, according to a study published in the August issue of Radiology.

Zika-Linked Miscarriage Implies Testing Window Should Be Expanded

July 28, 2016

Dutch researchers are reporting a case of miscarriage tied to maternal infection with the Zika virus. The report was published online July 27 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Genome-Wide Study Discovers Potential New Asthma Genes

July 28, 2016

Potential new asthma genes have been identified in a genome-wide association study (GWAS) combined with subsequent lung expression quantitative trait loci (eQTL) analysis, according to research published in Allergy.

Metastatic Melanoma Survival Rate Increases With Add-On Local Peripheral Tx

July 28, 2016

For patients with metastatic melanoma, the addition of local peripheral treatments (LPT) such as radiotherapy or electrochemotherapy is beneficial, according to a study published online in Cancer Immunology Research.

Experimental Study Investigates the Cardiovascular Effects of Marijuana Secondhand Smoke

July 28, 2016

In an experimental study published online in the Journal of the American Heart Association, lab rats experienced substantially impaired endothelial function after a minute's exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) from marijuana.

Adlyxin Gains Approval for Type 2 Diabetes

By July 28, 2016

Sanofi announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approve Adlyxin (lixisenatide) injection as an adjunct to diet and exercise for the treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes.

Researchers Credit 'Ice Bucket Challenge' With ALS Gene Discovery

July 28, 2016

The hugely popular "Ice Bucket Challenge" funded a study that has discovered an important new amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) gene. The study, which involved more than 80 researchers in 11 countries, was published online July 25 in Nature Genetics.

Fitness May Be Greater Indicator of Mortality Risk Than High Cholesterol, Blood Pressure

July 28, 2016

Poor physical fitness ranks right behind smoking as leading risk factors for early mortality, according to a study published online the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.

Study Highlights Fallacy of Mental Health Diagnosis for Transgender Individuals

July 27, 2016

Being transgender is currently classified as a mental health disorder in the World Health Organization International Classification of Diseases, but a new study, published online in The Lancet Psychiatry, suggests that should change.

Second Breakthrough Therapy Designation Granted for Darzalex

By July 27, 2016

The FDA has granted Breakthrough Therapy designation to Darzalex (daratumumab; Janssen Biotech) in combination with lenalidomide and dexamethasone, or bortezomib and dexamethasone, for the treatment of multiple myeloma in patients who have received at least one prior therapy.

Drug Interaction Possible When HCV Regimens Added to Warfarin

By July 27, 2016

A retrospective cohort study in the Annals of Pharmacotherapy found a clinically significant decrease in warfarin dose-response with concurrent hepatitis C treatments, especially with ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir and dasabuvir (OBV-PTV/r-DSV).

Metformin Tied to Increased Survival in Pancreatic CA Patients

By July 27, 2016

For pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) patients with diabetes, metformin treatment was associated with an increase in survival. Those were the findings of a new study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.

Novel Alzheimer's Disease Therapy Demonstrates Efficacy as Monotherapy

July 27, 2016

TauRx Therapeutics announced findings from the Phase 3 trial of LMTX for the treatment of mild or moderate Alzheimer's disease (AD). Results were presented at the 2016 Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) in Toronto, Canada.

Split- vs. Single-Dose Bowel Preps: Impact on BM Intensity, Duration, and Polyp Detection

By July 27, 2016

Split-dose (SPD) bowel preparation regimen led to reduced intensity and duration of bowel movements as well as less patient inconvenience, improved bowel preparation, and increased sessile-serrated poly detection rates, compared with a single-dose (SID) preparation, study authors reported in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.

Study Finds High Misdiagnosis Rate of Alzheimer's, Especially in Men

July 27, 2016

Alzheimer's disease is often misdiagnosed, possibly more so in men, two new studies reveal. The results of both studies were presented at the annual Alzheimer's Association International Conference, held from July 22 to 28 in Toronto.

Benefits of Flu Vaccine in T2DM Patients Examined

July 27, 2016

Significantly lower rates of admission for stroke, heart failure, pneumonia/influenza, all-cause-death

Significant Delays in Bipolar Diagnosis Can be Rectified, Say Experts

July 27, 2016

The average delay to diagnosis of bipolar disorder is six years, according to a review published online July 26 in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry.

Biofeedback Found to Reduce Migraine Frequency in Pediatrics

July 27, 2016

For pediatric patients with migraine, biofeedback seems to be an effective intervention, according to a review published online July 26 in Pediatrics.

Low Blood Supply Prompts Red Cross to Offer Gift Cards to Donors

July 27, 2016

The American Red Cross says it has an urgent need for blood donations, with less than a five-day supply of blood on hand to help those who need it.

More Data Needed to Advise on Skin Cancer Screening

July 27, 2016

There is insufficient evidence to recommend regular full-body exams for skin cancer as a means of preventing deaths from these cancers, according to a new review and recommendation statement published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

ACOG: Immediate Postpartum LARC Should Be Incorporated into Practice

July 27, 2016

Obstetrician-gynecologists should counsel pregnant women about use of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC), such as implants and intrauterine devices (IUDs), immediately after they give birth, according to an American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Committee Opinion published in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Survival Outcomes for Primary Stroke Centers Examined in New Study

July 27, 2016

The odds of surviving a stroke are slightly better for patients treated at hospitals with primary stroke centers (PSCs), but only if stroke patients get to the center in less than 90 minutes, according to research published online in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Just a Few Hours of Exercise a Week May Significantly Lower Heart Disease Risk

July 27, 2016

Younger women who exercise just 2.5 hours a week may cut their risk for coronary heart disease (CHD) by up to 25%, according to research published in the July 26 issue of Circulation.

FDA: Updated Warnings for Antibiotic Class

By July 26, 2016

This class of drugs has been associated with disabling and potentially permanent side effects.

Gout Management Updates Reflect New Treatments

July 26, 2016

The European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) have updated their recommendations on the management of gout to reflect novel treatments and evidence surrounding already established treatments.

Novel Wearable Device Detects a Woman's Fertile Days

By July 26, 2016

A bracelet that can track a woman's fertility has been launched today by the medical technology company Ava. In clinical trials the bracelet (which is worn only at night), detected an average of 5.3 fertile days per cycle with 89% accuracy.

Does St. John's Wort Reduce Hormonal Contraceptive Efficacy?

By July 26, 2016

Although evidence is limited, a new systematic review in Contraception indicates a greater risk of ovulation and breakthrough as well as reduced contraceptive efficacy when combined oral contraceptives (COCs) are co-administered with St. John's wort.

Viekira XR Approved for HCV Genotype 1

By July 26, 2016

AbbVie announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a New Drug Application (NDA) for Viekira XR (dasabuvir, ombitasvir, paritaprevir, ritonavir) extended-release tablets.

Decreasing Use of Antipsychotics Feasible in Elderly with BPSD

July 26, 2016

Staff training can help eliminate inappropriate practices in nursing homes, study says

Labor Induction and Autism Risk: Is There a Link?

July 26, 2016

Inducing labor won't raise a pregnant woman's risk of having a child with autism, according to a study published online JAMA Pediatrics.

How Has Legalized Recreational Marijuana Affected Pediatric Populations?

July 26, 2016

In 2014, Colorado and Washington became the first two states to legalize recreational marijuana. Shortly after, a sharp increase occurred in the number of Colorado children younger than 10 who became ill after being exposed to marijuana, according to a study published online in JAMA Pediatrics.

Guideline for Pain Management in Cancer Survivors Released

July 26, 2016

Recurrent disease, second malignancy, late-onset tx effects should be assessed in patients with new pain

Number of Infants Born to HCV-Infected Mothers Significantly Rises in U.S.

July 26, 2016

From 2011 to 2014 there were increases in the rate of hepatitis C virus (HCV) detection among women of childbearing age, according to research published in the July 25 early-release issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Fluzone Vaccine Products Available for 2016-17 Season

By July 26, 2016

Sanofi Pasteur announced that Fluzone influenza vaccines for the 2016-2017 season has shipped.

Zika At-Risk Numbers Modelled by Researchers

July 26, 2016

Up to 1.6 million childbearing women in Central and South America may be at risk for infection with the Zika virus by the end of the first phase of the epidemic, according to a letter published online July 25 in Nature Microbiology.

Guidelines on Sexual Transmission of Zika Updated by CDC

July 26, 2016

U.S. health officials on Monday updated their Zika virus guidelines, saying that pregnant women could contract Zika from a sex partner of either gender.

Social and Stimulating Work May Decrease Alzheimer's Risk

July 26, 2016

People who work in jobs that task the intellect are better able to withstand the effects of brain lesions commonly associated with Alzheimer's disease, report researchers from the University of Wisconsin's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center.

Delirium Underdiagnosed in CA Patients in the ER

July 26, 2016

Delirium is fairly common, yet often missed, in advanced cancer patients who visit emergency departments, according to a study published online in Cancer.

Researchers Develop Checklist to ID Alzheimer's Earlier

July 26, 2016

Certain behavior changes may be a harbinger of Alzheimer's disease, and researchers say they've developed a symptom checklist that might aid earlier diagnosis. The findings were presented at the annual Alzheimer's Association International Conference, held from in Toronto.

Psychedelic May Help with Smoking Cessation, Says Study

By July 25, 2016

According to a study in The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, psilocybin showed promise in promoting long-term smoking abstinence in the context of a structured treatment program.

Psychotropics and Hormonal Contraceptives: Are Drug Interactions a Cause for Concern?

By July 25, 2016

A new study has deemed that concern for clinically significant drug interactions between hormonal contraceptives (HC) and psychotropic drugs is low; however, the authors of the study did assert that more research is needed in this area.

Diabetes Drug Adherence Examined Among Cancer Patients with T2DM

By July 25, 2016

Among patients with cancer, researchers found a high prevalence of non-adherence to oral antidiabetic medications and negative consequences tied with non-adherence.

Does PPI Use Up Rate of Hospital-Acquired C. diff Infection?

By July 25, 2016

Hospital-acquired CDI was defined as a CDI diagnosis on or after the 3rd calendar day of admission.

Complete Response Letter Issued for Dextenza for Post-Surgical Ocular Pain

By July 25, 2016

The FDA has issued a Complete Response Letter (CRL) to the New Drug Application (NDA) of Dextenza (dexamethasone insert; Ocular Therapeutix) 0.4mg for the intracanalicular treatment of ocular pain after ophthalmic surgery.

Do Drug Coupons Increase Adherence in Statin Users?

By July 25, 2016

Statin users who used a drug coupon for their first fill, were significantly less likely to terminate their therapy than non-coupon users. Those were the findings of a new retrospective study spanning 7 years, published in the journal Pharmacotherapy.

Analysis Identifies Uveitis Risk Factors in Ankylosing Spondylitis Patients

By July 25, 2016

An analysis published in Medicine identified hip-joint lesion, prevalence of peripheral arthritis, and antistreptolysin O (ASO) and circulating immune complex (CIC) levels as risk factors that may be tied to higher rates of uveitis in ankylosing spondylitis.

Investigational Ebola Vaccine Granted Breakthrough Therapy Status

By July 25, 2016

Merck announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy designation to the investigational vaccine V920 (rVSV-ZEBOV-GP, live attenuated) for the Ebola Zaire virus.

Long-Acting Implant Shows Promise for Patients with Non-Infectious Uveitis

By July 25, 2016

An injectable fluocinolone acetonide long-acting implant may be able to effectively control intraocular inflammation, as well as improve visual acuity, in patients with a history of recurrent noninfectious intermediate uveitis, posterior uveitis, or panuveitis.

Psychiatric Disorder Tied to More Antibiotic Use in Hospitalized Patients

July 25, 2016

Increased rate of recent antimicrobial prescription for individuals hospitalized with acute mania

Skin Cancer Linked to Arsenic-Contaminated Water in U.S.

July 25, 2016

Association occurred at arsenic concentrations below 2001 EPA maximum of 10 g/L

Can Coenzyme Q10 Prevent Periprocedural Myocardial Injury?

July 25, 2016

Findings among patients pretreated before elective percutaneous coronary intervention

Study Examines Efficacy of Ultrasound-Guided Treatment for Trigger Finger

July 25, 2016

An ultrasonographically (US)-guided percutaneous treatment using a 21-gauge needle is efficacious for trigger finger, according to a study published in the August issue of Radiology.

Severe Hypoglycemia Tied to Increased All-Cause Mortality in T1D Patients

July 25, 2016

For patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM), severe hypoglycemia is associated with increased risk of all-cause mortality and cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to research published online July 6 in Diabetes Care.

Antiretroviral Treatment Switching: Clinical and Economic Impact Explored

By July 22, 2016

Starting patients on an optimal antiretroviral (ART) regimen from the start reduces the need for switching, and may positively impact patients and healthcare systems overall, a study published in the Annals of Pharmacotherapy reported.

Safety of Glycopyrrolate Via eFlow Nebulizer Closed System Evaluated in COPD

By July 22, 2016

Sunovion announced positive findings from the GOLDEN-5 safety study evaluating SUN-101 (glycopyrrolate) delivered via an investigational nebulizer system (SUN-101/eFlow) for the treatment of moderate-to-very severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Omega-3 Intake After Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis May Impact Survival

July 22, 2016

Andrew Chan, M.D., of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and colleagues tracked data on 1,659 patients diagnosed with CRC.

Treatment Persistence Compared for New Generation Beta-Blockers vs. Atenolol

July 22, 2016

Notable improvement seen with carvedilol and nebivolol, but not betaxolol

Chronic Headache with Psychiatric Comorbidities: Is Botulinum Toxin A Effective?

By July 22, 2016

Botulinum toxin A (BTA) alleviated the severity and frequency of chronic daily headache and improved depression and anxiety, a study in the International Journal of Neuroscience found.

Vaccine Against Chlamydia in the Works

July 22, 2016

Bacteria's ability to spread within cells was halted, researcher says

Study Explores Antipsychotic Prescribing Practices, Polypharmacy

July 22, 2016

Diagnosis of schizophrenia, length of stay of 90 days or more are strongest predictors of polypharmacy

Sharing Drug Snorting Straws May Be a Source of HCV Transmission

July 22, 2016

Findings among HCV-infected women reporting noninjection drug use

Switch to Odefsey from TDF-Based Regimens Evaluated in Virus-Suppressed HIV Patients

By July 22, 2016

Gilead announced that two Phase 3b switch studies evaluating Odefsey (emtricitabine, rilpivirine, tenofovir alafenamide) for the treatment of HIV-1 infection met their primary objectives.

FDA to Review Investigational Bone-Forming Monoclonal Antibody for Osteoporosis

By July 22, 2016

Amgen and UCB announced the submission of a Biologics License Application (BLA) to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for romosozumab for the treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women at increased risk of fracture.

35 Lots of Antidepressant Capsules Recalled

By July 22, 2016

Zydus announced a voluntary recall of Venlafaxine HCl ER 75mg and 150mg Capsules due to an out of specification dissolution result in a retained sample.

Recall Initiated for Antibacterial Cream, Ointments

By July 22, 2016

GlaxoSmithKline announced a recall of 13 lots of Bactroban (mupirocin) Nasal Ointment, Bactroban Ointment, and Bactroban Cream. This recall is a precautionary measure due to potential contamination during manufacturing.

Needle Sharing Causes Rapid HIV Transmission in Rural U.S.

July 22, 2016

The U.S. prescription drug abuse epidemic has increased the risk of HIV outbreaks in rural and suburban communities, where up to now the virus has posed little threat, according to a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Varicocele Embolization Has High Success, Low Complication Rate

July 22, 2016

Varicocele embolization has a high rate of technical success, with the results being the same regardless of whether the procedure is performed through the neck or groin, according to a study published online July 11 in the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology.

Efficacy of Nebulized Fentanyl vs. IV Opioids Examined

By July 21, 2016

Nebulized fentanyl is as effective as IV opioids for the treatment of acute pain, however the variations of prepared fentanyl nebulized solution leave a question mark over the ability to deliver consistent doses.

Vitamin C and Back Pain: What's the Link?

By July 21, 2016

To analyze vitamin C level outcomes, researchers used the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey database.

Buprenorphine Implant Compared to Daily Pill for Opioid Dependence

July 21, 2016

Long-acting buprenorphine implant offers new treatment method for opioid, heroin addiction

Review Examines Topical Herbal Meds for Eczema

July 21, 2016

Of six studies displaying superiority to placebo, only two have low risk of bias across all domains

Nanopause Bolero Available to Relieve Menopause Symptoms

By July 21, 2016

Nanohealth announced the launch of the nanopause Bolero, a non-hormone product cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to relieve symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes and night sweats.

Benefits, Safety of Paliperidone Injectable vs. ER Tablet Compared for Schizophrenia Maintenance

By July 21, 2016

An analysis published in International Clinical Psychopharmacology found that paliperidone palmitate once-monthly (PP1M) had a more favorable benefit-risk profile compared to oral paliperidone extended-release (ER) in the maintenance treatment of schizophrenia through Week 40.

Teduglutide Safety, Efficacy Evaluated in Crohn's Disease Patients with Short Bowel Syndrome

By July 21, 2016

Teduglutide (Gattex; NPS Pharmaceuticals) appeared safe and effective in patients with Crohn's disease with short bowel syndrome requiring parenteral support, a study published in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology reported.

Experimental Drug Shows Promise in Proopiomelanocortin Deficiency

July 21, 2016

An experimental drug spurred substantial weight loss in patients with proopiomelanocortin (POMC) deficiency, according to a study published in the July 21 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Efficacy of Meningitis B Vaccine Called Into Question

July 21, 2016

About one-third of Princeton University students given a vaccine to combat a meningitis B outbreak on campus in 2013 didn't show signs of protection against the infection eight weeks later, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Estradiol Effects on Cognition Examined After Menopause

July 21, 2016

Improvement in cognitive ability is not associated with estrogen therapy among women who use it after menopause, no matter when they start taking it, according to a study published online in Neurology.

Lab-Grown Cartilage Moves Closer to Being Hip Replacement Option

July 21, 2016

Progress has been made toward developing lab-grown cartilage that could postpone or possibly eliminate the need for hip replacement surgery in younger arthritis patients, according to research published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Rates of Diabetes Among Teens Are Higher Than Previously Reported

July 21, 2016

More American teens have diabetes or prediabetes than previously thought, and many don't know they have the condition, according to a research letter published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Number of Practicing Psychiatrists Has Dropped in Last Decade

July 21, 2016

The number of practicing psychiatrists declined from 2003 to 2013, while the number of physicians in other disciplines grew, according to a report published in the July issue of Health Affairs.