• By Healio   -   Feb 26, 2021

    FDA APPROVES AMONDYS 45 INJECTION FOR RARE FORM OF DUCHENNE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY

    The FDA announced that it has granted accelerated approval for Amondys 45 injections as a treatment for a rare form of Duchenne muscular...

    Injections, Injection, Drugs
  • By Healio   -   Feb 26, 2021

    MASKING DOES NOT AFFECT OXYGEN SATURATION IN PATIENTS WITH ASTHMA

    Wearing a mask does not affect oxygen saturation in patients with or without asthma, according to research presented at this year's...

    Asthma, Allergies
  • By Healio   -   Feb 26, 2021

    AGA: LIFESTYLE MODIFICATIONS ‘CORNERSTONE' TO ACHIEVING WEIGHT LOSS IN NAFLD

    The AGA Institute Clinical Practice Updates Committee and the Governing Board published evidence-based intervention advice for lifestyle...

    Diet, Alcohol
  • By Healio   -   Feb 26, 2021

    FDA EXPANDS SIMPONI ARIA LABELING TO INCLUDE FATIGUE IN RA, PSA

    The FDA has approved a label update for Janssen's golimumab to include language that treatment alongside methotrexate improves fatigue...

    Fatigue, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis
  • By Healio   -   Feb 26, 2021

    PRESCRIPTION MONITORING PROGRAMS UNDERUSED IN OPIOID EPIDEMIC

    Prescription monitoring program data, “a vital tool to help combat the potential harms associated with prescription opioid misuse,”...

  • By Healio   -   Feb 26, 2021

    LYMPHOPENIA ‘INDEPENDENT PREDICTOR OF MORTALITY' IN PNEUMONIA

    Primary care patients with a low lymphocyte count “years before” developing pneumonia were at an increased risk for dying, researchers...

  • By Healio   -   Feb 26, 2021

    CHILDHOOD ADHD DIAGNOSIS INCREASES RISK FOR SUBSEQUENT PSYCHOTIC DISORDER

    Childhood ADHD appeared linked to increased risk for a subsequent psychotic disorder, according to results of a systematic review and...

    Toxicology, Hospital, Disability
  • By Healio   -   Feb 26, 2021

    BRAIN AGE SERVES AS SENSITIVE MARKER FOR INFORMATION PROCESSING SPEED IN MS

    Brain age represented a valuable, volume-based principal component of MRI findings in patients with MS that correlated with information...

    Regard, Brain
  • By Healio   -   Feb 26, 2021

    ORTHOPEDIC PARTNERSHIP BRINGS ADVANCED CARE TO NEW ENGLAND

    University Orthopedics partnered with Orthopedic Care Physician Network to create a New England-based orthopedic care organization,...

  • By Healio   -   Feb 26, 2021

    SUN EXPOSURE REDUCES RISK FOR PEDIATRIC-ONSET MS

    Spending more time in sunlight was associated with a significantly reduced risk for pediatric-onset MS, according to findings presented...

  • By Healio   -   Feb 26, 2021

    FACE MASK-RELATED FOGGING MAY SKEW GLAUCOMA TESTING RESULTS

    Researchers found that poorly fitted face masks can cause visual field artifacts that may be misinterpreted during standard automated...

    Hospital, Face, Eye, Glaucoma
  • By Healio   -   Feb 26, 2021

    ALLERGAN SUBMITS NDA FOR PRESBYOPIA-CORRECTING DROP

    In this video, Glen Curran, vice president anterior segment U.S. for Allergan, discusses the unmet need a therapeutic drop for the...

    Drugs, Drop
  • By Healio   -   Feb 26, 2021

    DSEK GRAFT SURVIVAL RATE HIGH AT 10 YEARS

    Outcomes from 10 years of follow-up show that Descemet's stripping endothelial keratoplasty is a viable treatment option, with a high...

    Eye, Cataract
  • By Healio   -   Feb 26, 2021

    YOUNGER MENARCHE YET DELAYED BREAST MATURITY FOUND FOR GIRLS WITH HIGHER TOTAL BODY FAT

    Girls with higher total body fat are more likely to have menarche at a younger age and have slower breast development compared with...

    Breast, Breasts
  • By Healio   -   Feb 26, 2021

    NON-VITAMIN K ANTAGONIST ORAL ANTICOAGULANTS BENEFICIAL IN REAL-WORLD POPULATION

    In a real-world population with atrial fibrillation, non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants demonstrated greater clinical benefit...

    Vitamins, Regard
  • By Healio   -   Feb 26, 2021

    TOP IN HEM/ONC: SICKLE CELL GENE THERAPY, PRIMARY CARE IN CANCER CENTERS

    Last week, bluebird bio suspended clinical trials with its LentiGlobin product for sickle cell disease due to reported cases of hematologic...

    Cancer
  • By Healio   -   Feb 26, 2021

    TOP PSYCH STORIES OF FEBRUARY: TAI CHI MAY IMPROVE OLDER ADULTS' SLEEP AND MORE

    Healio Psychiatry has compiled a list of its five most-viewed stories in February. Study findings on sleep improvements among older...

    Sleep, Regard
  • By Healio   -   Feb 26, 2021

    ROBOTIC BRONCHOSCOPY SHOWS PROMISE IN PATIENTS WITH PERIPHERAL PULMONARY LESIONS

    Results from a prospective, multicenter study demonstrate feasibility and safety of robotic bronchoscopy in patients with peripheral...

    Cancer
  • By Healio   -   Feb 26, 2021

    CURRENT LIVER CANCER SCREENING PROTOCOLS MAY MISS AT-RISK BLACK INDIVIDUALS WITH HCV

    Despite having better liver function at diagnosis, Black patients with hepatitis C virus tended to have more aggressive hepatocellular...

    Hepatitis, Tumors, Cancer
  • By Healio   -   Feb 26, 2021

    COVID-19 AND BLOOD CANCER: EVOLVING SCIENCE ON A DANGEROUS COMORBIDITY

    More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, new information emerges daily about the virus and its effects on various vulnerable populations. The...

    Cancer