‘Only Side Effects Are Good Ones’: What We Heard This Week

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/only-side-effects-are-good-ones-what-we-heard-this-week/ “The only side effects are good ones.” — Dean Ornish, MD, of the University of California San Francisco, discussing an intensive lifestyle intervention that may help slow early Alzheimer’s disease. “We’ve…

Izokibep Marches on for Psoriatic Arthritis

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/izokibep-marches-on-for-psoriatic-arthritis/ VIENNA — Preliminary results with the investigational interleukin-17A (IL-17A) inhibitor izokibep in a phase IIb/III trial for psoriatic arthritis (PsA) built on earlier positive findings, potentially paving the way toward final…

SpA Patients Do Just Fine Managing Their Own Follow-Up Care

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/spa-patients-do-just-fine-managing-their-own-follow-up-care/ VIENNA — Patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) who initiated follow-up contacts with their clinicians fared no worse medically than those monitored remotely or, as is normally done, whose follow-up was all…

How Did the Supreme Court Rule on Mifepristone?

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/how-did-the-supreme-court-rule-on-mifepristone/ The 24-hour news cycle is just as important to medicine as it is to politics, finance, or sports. At MedPage Today, new information is posted daily, but keeping up can be…

How Beet Juice Can Help Your Heart

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/how-beet-juice-can-help-your-heart/ A new study showed drinking beet juice daily may improve heart health among postmenopausal women. Beet juice stimulates the production of nitric oxide, which promotes better blood flow and circulation. When…

Atezolizumab Consolidation Impresses in High-Risk DLBCL

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/atezolizumab-consolidation-impresses-in-high-risk-dlbcl/ Postchemotherapy consolidation with atezolizumab (Tecentriq) led to a surprisingly high 2-year disease-free survival (DFS) in high-risk diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), a prospective nonrandomized trial showed. Patients who were in complete…

What to Know About Medetomidine and Drug Overdoses

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/what-to-know-about-medetomidine-and-drug-overdoses/ Medetomidine, an animal tranquilizer more potent than xylazine, recently appeared in drug overdoses in several states in combination with the synthetic opioid fentanyl, sparking concern among public health officials. Medetomidine is…

The Next Big Challenges for Medication Abortion

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/the-next-big-challenges-for-medication-abortion/ In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to preserve access to mifepristone (Mifeprex) on Thursday, abortion-rights groups worry the threat has not passed while anti-abortion groups agree they’re not done…

Kate Middleton Gives Cancer Update

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/kate-middleton-gives-cancer-update/ Kate Middleton, the Princess of Wales said Friday she is “making good progress” in her cancer treatment and will attend Saturday’s royal Trooping the Color ceremony, Kate’s first public appearance since…

Novel URAT1 Inhibitors Advance for Gout

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/novel-urat1-inhibitors-advance-for-gout/ VIENNA — Improved drugs to force uric acid excretion as a means of treating gout are inching closer to clinical availability in the U.S., with new data reported for two such…

PPI Prevents Upper GI Bleeds During Intubation, With No Effect on Mortality

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/ppi-prevents-upper-gi-bleeds-during-intubation-with-no-effect-on-mortality/ The common practice of using proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) as prophylaxis against stress ulcers during invasive ventilation significantly reduced the risk of problematic gastrointestinal (GI) bleeds, without affecting mortality, a large randomized…

Adding Isatuximab to Standard Backbone Prolongs PFS in Myeloma

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/adding-isatuximab-to-standard-backbone-prolongs-pfs-in-myeloma/ Combining the anti-CD38 monoclonal antibody isatuximab (Sarclisa) with the standard backbone of bortezomib (Velcade), lenalidomide (Revlimid), and dexamethasone (VRd) significantly improved progression-free survival (PFS) in transplant-ineligible patients with newly diagnosed multiple…

Stereotactic Radiotherapy Reduces Use of Anti-VEGF Therapy in Neovascular AMD

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/stereotactic-radiotherapy-reduces-use-of-anti-vegf-therapy-in-neovascular-amd/ Stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) reduced the use of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) medications without significantly affecting visual acuity, a randomized trial showed. Patients assigned to…

Salad sandwiches linked to E. coli outbreak

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/salad-sandwiches-linked-to-e-coli-outbreak/ Food manufacturers are recalling a small number of products – believed to be pre-packed sandwiches containing salad leaves – as a precaution following a recent outbreak of E. coli in the…

Defining Difficult-to-Treat axSpA and PsA

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/defining-difficult-to-treat-axspa-and-psa/ CLEVELAND — Despite an expanding arsenal of disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), many patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) still struggle to reach remission even after trying multiple advanced…

Top doctor alarmed by weight-loss drug misuse

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/top-doctor-alarmed-by-weight-loss-drug-misuse/ 28 minutes ago By Philippa Roxby, Health reporter Getty Images People are using the drugs to lose a few pounds to get ready for the beach this summer, Prof Powis said NHS England’s…

Enhancing QoL in Breast Cancer

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/enhancing-qol-in-breast-cancer/ Advances in breast cancer detection and treatment over the past decades have led to an increase in the number of women diagnosed at earlier stages and successfully treated, ushering in a…

Real-World RA Data Find JAK Inhibitor Infection Risk Is Low

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/real-world-ra-data-find-jak-inhibitor-infection-risk-is-low/ VIENNA — In patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Janus kinase inhibitors (JAKi) are associated with a substantially greater risk for herpes zoster, but the risk for other types of infections is…

Upadacitinib Improves Giant Cell Arteritis in Phase 3 Trial

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/upadacitinib-improves-giant-cell-arteritis-in-phase-3-trial/ VIENNA — Results from the phase 3 SELECT-GCA study showed that the Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor upadacitinib (Rinvoq) induces significant and sustained remission in people with new-onset or relapsing giant cell…

A Monoclonal Antibody Could Help Fight Malaria

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/a-monoclonal-antibody-could-help-fight-malaria/ Malaria is the world’s leading parasite-related endemic disease. The African region alone accounts for 94% of cases. Infections caused by Plasmodium falciparum, the deadly species, are the most common and severe….

How Can Canadian Doctors Best Care for Francophone Patients?

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/how-can-canadian-doctors-best-care-for-francophone-patients/ Healthcare providers in Canada should offer French language services when caring for francophone patients and speaking with their families and caregivers, according to a new resource for physicians. Although many French…

Study Elucidates Skin Signs of VEXAS Syndrome

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/study-elucidates-skin-signs-of-vexas-syndrome/ Skin manifestations are common in the vacuoles, E1 enzyme, X-linked, autoinflammatory, somatic (VEXAS) syndrome and present early in the disease course. Additionally, the most common histological findings include leukocytoclastic vasculitis, neutrophilic…

Better Sleep Tied to Less Loneliness

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/better-sleep-tied-to-less-loneliness/ HOUSTON — Sleep may have a role in driving down rates of loneliness, especially among younger adults. A study of nearly 2300 participants showed that better sleep health is associated with…

How to Safely Discontinue Multiple Myeloma Maintenance Care

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/how-to-safely-discontinue-multiple-myeloma-maintenance-care/ CHICAGO — Multiple myeloma specialists have long questioned whether patients who respond well to upfront treatment need to be on maintenance therapy indefinitely, which is often the usual practice, but it…

Largest Genetic Study to Date May Help

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/largest-genetic-study-to-date-may-help/ For decades, scientists have been trying to unravel the mysteries of restless legs syndrome (RLS), a poorly understood and underdiagnosed neurological disorder causing itching, crawling, and aching sensations in the limbs…

Diet Conditioning Before FMT Improves Outcomes in UC

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/diet-conditioning-before-fmt-improves-outcomes-in-uc/ TOPLINE: Patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) who receive fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) from diet-conditioned donors, and follow a healthy diet themselves, have more favorable microbial alterations than those who receive FMT…

Are Canada’s Safer Supply Programs in Jeopardy?

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/are-canadas-safer-supply-programs-in-jeopardy/ Ontario Premier Doug Ford recently called on Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to stop approving and launch a review of the country’s current safe supply programs, which are intended to provide…

Documentary explores why men struggle to open up emotionally

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/documentary-explores-why-men-struggle-to-open-up-emotionally/ Just now By Steven McIntosh, Entertainment reporter Cowles Filmmaker Duncan Cowles says the idea of the “old-fashioned man” is still a “seductive idea” to some The topic of male mental health has received…

Symptoms May Remain the Best Clue for Concussion Evaluation

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/symptoms-may-remain-the-best-clue-for-concussion-evaluation/ Reported symptoms were more accurate for concussion diagnosis than objective cognitive testing was, a case-control study of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) athletes found. Diagnostic utility — a combined measure of…