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January 21, 2021

Sequential Combination of Medication, Therapy Effectively Prevents MDD Relapse

By Adam Hochron
In an effort to reduce the risk of relapse or recurrence of major depressive disorder (MDD), a meta-analysis of more than a dozen studies looked at the potential impact of using a sequential combination of pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy...
Sequential Combination of Medication, Therapy Effectively Prevents MDD Relapse
January 20, 2021

COVID-19 Infection Rates Low in People with Rheumatic Diseases

By Alexa Josaphouitch, /alert Contributor
According to a new study, COVID-19 infection rates are low in people with rheumatic diseases and those infected have experienced a mild case...
COVID-19 Infection Rates Low in People with Rheumatic Diseases
January 18, 2021

Study Reveals Impacts of COVID-19 on Advanced Breast Cancer Patients

By Michael Vlessides, /alert Contributor
New research has shed much-needed light on the nature of SARS-CoV-2 infection among women with advanced breast cancer...
Study Reveals Impacts of COVID-19 on Advanced Breast Cancer Patients
January 7, 2021

Study Evaluating Pembrolizumab, Ipilimumab Combination in NSCLC Discontinued Due to Futility

By Cameron Kelsall, /alert Contributor
Merck has announced the closure of KEYNOTE-598, a phase 3 study evaluated pembrolizumab plus ipilimumab versus pembrolizumab monotherapy as a first-line treatment for patients with NSCLC...
Study Evaluating Pembrolizumab, Ipilimumab Combination in NSCLC Discontinued Due to Futility
December 11, 2020

FDA Approves Liraglutide for Obese Adolescent Patients

By Adam Hochron
The FDA has approved a 3mg injection of liraglutide as a treatment for patients between the ages of 12 and 17 who weigh more than 132 pounds or have a body mass index comparable to adults with a BMI of 30 kg/m2 or more...
FDA Approves Liraglutide for Obese Adolescent Patients
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Trending News

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Eye injuries from hand sanitizers increase among kids

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - With alcohol-based hand sanitizer available virtually everywhere during the pandemic, there has been a precipitous rise in eye injuries from the disinfectants among Read More »

Virus variant found in California drives SoCal surge

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - A new variant of the coronavirus appears to account for the recent surge of cases in southern California, researchers say. The variant, called CAL.20C, accounted for fewer Read More »

Bariatric surgery may curb diabetic eye disease incidence but worsen existing retinopathy

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Bariatric surgery was associated with fewer cases of diabetic retinopathy (DR), but early worsening was more severe in patients who already had the Read More »

Little evidence of benefit with short-term weight loss before knee replacement

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Short-term weight loss before a total knee replacement is unlikely to reduce surgical risk or improve outcomes and might contribute to development of Read More »

Medicaid patients have less access, longer waits for dermatologists

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Patients covered by Medicaid have a much harder time scheduling appointments with a dermatologist and significantly longer wait times when they do manage to get on Read More »

Meat, advanced glycation end products tied to childhood wheeze

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Children who consume higher amounts of meat and have higher levels of dietary advanced glycation end product may have an increased risk of developing wheeze, a U.S. Read More »

Virtual kidney transplant evaluation helps maintain access during COVID-19

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - A virtual system to evaluate and waitlist patients for kidney transplants may help maintain access to care even when in-person visits are limited due to the COVID- Read More »

African American children more likely than whites to be allergic to shellfish, finfish

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - African American children are more likely than white children to develop allergies to shellfish and finfish, and also to develop asthma, a multicenter study Read More »

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