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FDA Calls Out Vaping Company for Putting Erectile Dysfunction Drugs in Its Products

Saturday, October 13, 2018 -- Cialis and Viagra are FDA-approved but not to be added to e-cigarette liquids

E-cig co. put Viagra, Cialis in vape liquids—the FDA is throbbing mad

Friday, October 12, 2018 -- Company also claimed a risky anti-obesity drug and its products were FDA approved.

Rate of new Ebola cases has doubled since September

Thursday, October 11, 2018 -- The International Rescue Committee said it was "alarmed" that there were 33 new cases between Oct. 1 and Tuesday, versus 41 cases during all of September.

Nose picking can spread Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria: Study

Thursday, October 11, 2018 -- Pneumonia-causing bacteria can be spread through picking and rubbing the nose, according to new research published in the European Respiratory Journal. Pneumococcus, the bacteria that can cause pneumonia, is known to be spread through inhalation of airborne droplets containing the bacteria, for example in coughs and sneezes. This study is the first to show that transmission […] The post Nose picking can spread Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria: Study appeared first on Outbreak News Today.

Giant Leap for Gene-Based Testing Estimates Risk of Heart Disease, Breast Cancer and Others

Thursday, October 11, 2018 -- This new approach to predictive medicine takes genomics research by storm, but still generates controversy -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Jury clears J&J; of liability in New Jersey talc cancer case

Friday, October 12, 2018 -- A New Jersey jury on Thursday cleared Johnson & Johnson of liability in a case involving a woman who alleged that the company's talc-based products, including its baby powder, contain asbestos and caused her cancer.

Antipsychotic Drug Blocks Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Growth

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 -- The results of studies by a team of scientists in the U.K. and Spain suggest that the commonly used antipsychotic drug Pimozide could offer a new treatment approach to the most hard to treat form of breast cancer, and potentially for lung cancer. The research, headed by Mohamed El-Tanani, Ph.D., professor of molecular pathology and cancer therapeutics at the University of Bradford, found that Pimozide significantly reduced the size and number of human triple-negative breast cancer tumors in mice, and almost completely stopped the tumors from metastasizing to the lung. Although previous studies have hinted that antipsychotic drugs may have some anticancer properties, the latest research, published in Oncotarget , is the first to suggest mechanisms by which the antipsychotic

Atrial fibrillation increases the risk of dementia

Thursday, October 11, 2018 -- People with atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat) face an increased risk of dementia, a new study warns; but common drugs may keep that risk in check.

Breast cancer: Omega-3-rich diet may stop tumors from spreading

Thursday, October 11, 2018 -- A diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids may halt the growth of cancer cells by strengthening the immune system and curbing inflammation.

Syphilis in Japan: Case count tops 5,000 for second year in a row

Friday, October 12, 2018 -- The Japanese National Institute of Infectious Diseases reported for the second year in a row more than 5,000 syphilis cases in the country. With 88 cases reported the last week of September, health officials put the case tally at 5,081. In all of 2017, Japan saw 5,534 syphilis cases, the first time that happened in more […] The post Syphilis in Japan: Case count tops 5,000 for second year in a row appeared first on Outbreak News Today.

Using Artificial Intelligence to Classify Lung Cancer Types, Predict Mutations

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 -- Cancer researchers have trained a computer program to scan images of tissue samples to differentiate normal lung tissue from the two most common forms of lung cancer. The program also learned to detect cancer-related genetic mutations in the samples.

Can eating too much fruit cause type 2 diabetes?

Thursday, October 11, 2018 -- Risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes include being overweight and having high blood sugar levels. Although fruit does contain sugar, eating it as part of a balanced and healthful diet is unlikely to cause diabetes. Learn more here.

Analysis of Phase 3 Trial Data Shows Benefits of Esbriet for More Advanced IPF Patients

Friday, October 12, 2018 -- Treatment with Esbriet (pirfenidone) can effectively benefit patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) who have more advanced lung function impairment, by preventing a decline in exercise capacity and worsening of shortness of breath (dyspnea). Those findings, taken from additional analysis of Phase 3 clinical trial data, were discussed at the CHEST Annual Meeting, held in San […] The post Analysis of Phase 3 Trial Data Shows Benefits of Esbriet for More Advanced IPF Patients appeared first on Pulmonary Fibrosis News.

Seed oils are better for cholesterol than olive oil

Thursday, October 11, 2018 -- A network meta-analysis of 55 studies suggests that safflower, rape, sunflower, and other seed oils are the best vegetable oils for improving cholesterol.

Vaccine Tag Might Stop Human-Mosquito Malarial Tag

Tuesday, October 09, 2018 -- It takes a nanoparticle, says a team of University of Buffalo (UB) scientists, to raise a transmission-blocking vaccine that will more effectively curb the spread of malaria. This nanoparticle is a liposome-based system that serves as an adjuvant, a vaccine helper. It is a platform, really, one that becomes studded with vaccine antigens, improving their display, enhancing their ability to induce an immune response. The platform’s secret is a polyhistidine-tag, a small chain of amino acids that attaches to a malaria vaccine’s antigen, a protein called Pfs25. Once his-tagged antigens insert themselves into a nanoparticle, the his-tags are snug in the nanoparticle’s surface, with the antigens sticking out like pins in a pin cushion. Curiously, this his-tagged construct doesn’t

FDA Approves HPV Vaccine for Adults up to 45

Tuesday, October 09, 2018 -- ArticleThe vaccine for HPV has successfully slowed the spread of the STD among the youngest segments of the population over the last decade-plus.Contributed Author: Seth Augenstein, Senior Science WriterTopics: Drug Discovery and Development
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Link Between Gut Flora and Multiple Sclerosis Discovered

Thursday, October 11, 2018 -- NewsMultiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease in which the body's own immune system attacks and damages the protective coating around nerve cells.Contributed Author: University of ZurichTopics: Drug Discovery and Development

GW Serving as Site for HIV Vaccine Trial

Thursday, October 11, 2018 -- The GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences is one of only two sites chosen for the first clinical trial of a HIV vaccine candidate.

Abbvie settles Humira patent disputes with Novartis unit

Friday, October 12, 2018 -- Abbvie Inc said on Thursday it settled all patent disputes with Novartis AG, granting it a non-exclusive license to manufacture and sell a copycat version of blockbuster drug, Humira.

J&J;'s top-seller Stelara looks set to expand into ulcerative colitis

Tuesday, October 09, 2018 -- New data show Stelara led to higher rates of clinical remission and response than placebo. An approval would further expand the biologic's market.