(Reuters Health) – Residents of low-income neighborhoods with few high school graduates may be more likely to die after lung cancer surgery than more affluent patients, a U.S. study finds.   Researchers reviewed records for more than 200,000 patients who had lung cancer surgery from 2003 to 2011. They found that while factors such as […]

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today AIDS Healthcare Foundation President Michael Weinstein issued the following statement on findings recently published in the Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy report that scientists from the Oak Crest Institute of Science have created the first subdermal implant that delivers antiretroviral drugs for up to 40 days to prevent or treat HIV: “Numerous medical […]

LYNDHURST, N.J., April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Amerigen Pharmaceuticals Limited today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted tentative approval to the Company’s Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for a generic version of Toviaz® (Fesoterodine Fumarate Extended-release Tablets, 4mg and 8mg).  Based upon available information, Amerigen believes that it is a first […]

PARIS & ROUEN, France–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PlugMed has been awarded €2 million of funding, as part of the World Innovation Challenge organized by the French Ministry of Industry. The funding will enable the company to speed up the Geroneph project that aims at developing an innovative device in the treatment of kidney failure. PlugMed designs, develops and […]

(Reuters) – U.S. doctors treated three infants with an often-fatal airway disease by implanting a 3D printed medical device that improves breathing and changes shape as the children grow, the researchers reported on Wednesday. All three custom airway splint devices were designed to fit the anatomy of each child, researchers at the University of Michigan […]

(Reuters Health) –In the largest study ever to look at relationships between body weight and likelihood of developing dementia, researchers found that being too thin appears to carry the greatest risk.   Among nearly two million people in the U.K. observed over time, those who were underweight had the highest dementia risk in old age, […]

(Reuters) – Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin on Thursday signed into law a measure that allows for the use of a non-intoxicating derivative of marijuana in a medical pilot program to treat children who suffer from epileptic seizures. Fallin, a Republican, said she is opposed to the legalization of marijuana for medical or recreational use. The […]

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Lung cancer impacts the lives of millions of people worldwide. In nearly 40 percent of people diagnosed with lung cancer, it has metastasized, or spread to other areas of the body, making it difficult to treat.  Immunotherapy is a type of therapy that uses the body’s own immune […]

(Reuters Health) – Group therapy may work as well as medication to help keep depression from returning for patients who have already taken drugs to control symptoms, a British study suggests.   Researchers studied what’s known as mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, a combination of group counseling sessions and meditation exercises. For people with a history of […]

If your job is chock full of challenging thinking tasks, your brain may be getting a positive boost that will help prevent memory loss and thinking decline later in life, according to a new study. Adding to an already robust catalog of research showing that thinking-related challenges are like exercise for the brain, the latest […]