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C.D.C. Officials Warn of Coronavirus Outbreaks in the U.S.

Clusters of infection are likely in American communities, health officials said. Some lawmakers questioned whether the nation is prepared. ...

Coronavirus: How is the UK planning for an outbreak?

What will the government do if there is a UK coronavirus outbreak and how prepared is the NHS? ...

Gilead to Expand Coronavirus Drug Trials to Other Countries

The drug maker said that in March it would begin two more clinical trials of remdesivir, an experimental antiviral drug, in more nations outside China. ...

German Court Overturns Ban on Assisted Suicide

The decision came after a group of doctors, patients and proponents sued, arguing that a 2015 law infringed on their constitutional right to make decisions about their own lives. ...

FDA panel supports approval of Cyramza regimen in EGFR-mutated metastatic NSCLC

An FDA advisory committee today voted 6-5 in favor of recommending approval of ramucirumab injection in combination with erlotinib for first-line treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer whose tumors have epidermal growth factor rec ...

Bilateral IC-8 implantation viable strategy for presbyopic patients

Bilateral implantation of small-aperture IOLs can be a successful strategy for presbyopia correction, according to a study. To compare visual acuity after contralateral vs. bilateral implantation of the IC-8 IOL (AcuFocus) in cataract patients, Robert E. A ...

Link between gut microbiota, clinical outcomes generalizable among allogeneic HSCT recipients

Patterns of microbiota disruption, marked by loss of intestinal diversity and single taxa domination, appeared similar among a cohort of patients undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation across various centers and geographic areas, acc ...

ACIP recommends Ebola vaccination for healthy adults at occupational risk

The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted unanimously to recommend that healthy U.S. adults at occupational risk for Ebola be vaccinated against the virus using Merk’s V920 vaccine. The committee voted that healthy, nonpregnant, nonlacta ...

FDA committee votes against approval of Tookad for localized prostate cancer

An FDA advisory committee today voted 2-13 against recommending approval of padeliporfin di-potassium, a minimally invasive treatment for localized prostate cancer. The vote by the Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee, or ODAC, indicates the panel does not b ...

MRI may help differentiate checkpoint inhibitor-induced arthritis, other joint pain

MRI imaging may help physicians distinguish between inflammatory arthritis caused by immune checkpoint inhibitors from other joint pain, and aid in identifying patients who are at an increased risk for joint damage, according to data published in JAMA Netw ...

Metabolic effects of glucocorticoids reversed with metformin

Adults with inflammatory disease prescribed glucocorticoid therapy experienced an improvement in several metabolic parameters after adding metformin therapy for 12 weeks compared with similar adults assigned placebo, according to findings from a phase 2 st ...

Many transgender youths avoid disclosing gender to health providers

Almost half of transgender youths reported that they had intentionally avoided divulging their gender identity at one point to a health care provider, even in situations where it would have been important for health reasons. Gina M. Sequeira, MD, MS, an ad ...

Antipsychotics may change brain structure

Antipsychotic medication may alter brain structure, according to study findings published in JAMA Psychiatry. “In psychotic disorders, and when psychosis is present in nonpsychotic disorders, antipsychotics remain an essential treatment,” Aristotle N. Voin ...

How to Prepare for Coronavirus

Wash your hands. Keep a supply of medicines. Get a flu shot. Experts offer practical tips on how to get ready for an outbreak. ...

Centenarians with high cognitive test scores may ward off dementia, decline

A cognitive test identified individuals aged 100 years or older who had high levels of cognitive performance, according to study findings published in JAMA Network Open. Researchers posited that investigation of these individuals may reveal the mechanisms ...

Coronavirus’s Next Victim? It Could Be Europe’s Open Borders

The crown jewel of the E.U., borderless travel, has been hit hard by the refugee crisis. The virus could deliver another blow. ...

Coronavirus: Hundreds of flu patients to be tested by UK hospitals and GPs

It comes as several schools close and some office workers are sent home due to virus fears. ...

Infection yielded higher revision failure rate after total elbow arthroplasty

Published results showed failure of total elbow arthroplasty due to infection led to a higher likelihood of revision failure and a greater number of subsequent operations compared with failure due to other etiologies. ...

FDA approves neratinib regimen for HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer

The FDA approved neratinib as part of combination treatment of HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer, according to the agent’s manufacturer. Neratinib (Nerlynx, Puma Biotechnology) — an irreversible pan-HER tyrosine kinase inhibitor — already had been app ...

Shoppers shell out on 6bn eggs as flexitarians help drive UK revival

Rise of low-meat diets thought to have contributed to 13th straight year of sales growth Eggs are making a comeback in the UK, with retail sales enjoying their 13th consecutive year of growth as consumers recognise the affordability and versatility of a o ...