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By Alex Morrisson WEST PALM BEACH, Fla -- March 31, 2020 - Alirocumab reduced low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia, according to a study presented at the Virtual Meeting of the American College of Cardiology (ACC). Findings from the...
Researchers have invented a portable surveillance device powered by machine learning -- called FluSense -- which can detect coughing and crowd size in real time, then analyse the data to directly monitor flu-like illnesses and influenza trends. The FluSense creators said the new edge-computing...
Cumulative doses of oral steroids in patients with chronic inflammatory diseases are associated with increased hypertension, according to a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. “The cumulative effect of oral steroid doses on hypertension is substantial, and given that these...
People with severe obesity who underwent bariatric surgery maintained significantly more weight loss at 5 years than those who did not have surgery, according to a study published in Annals of Surgery. Although some weight regain was common after surgery, weight regain to within 5% of baseline was...
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requiring a Boxed Warning for montelukast (Singulair) to strengthen an existing warning about the risk of neuropsychiatric events associated with the drug. The Boxed Warning advises healthcare providers to avoid prescribing montelukast to patients with...
By Nancy Shaw NATIONAL HARBOR, Md -- March 3, 2020 -- Radiofrequency therapy, including thermal, pulsed, and cooled methods, provides significant improvement in osteoarthritic and chronic knee pain for up to 3 months, according to a study presented here at the 2020 Annual Meeting of the American...
Researchers have developed a blood test that could help detect pathological Alzheimer’s disease in people who are showing signs of dementia. The approach, described in Nature Medicine,could be less invasive and less costly than current brain imaging and spinal fluid tests. The blood test detects...
Use of low-dose methotrexate is associated with small to moderate elevations in risks for skin cancer and gastrointestinal, infectious, pulmonary, and haematologic adverse events, according to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Methotrexate is the most commonly used drug for...
Intensive behavioural therapy (IBT) combined with liraglutide can produce clinically meaningful weight loss in patients who receive the treatment in primary care settings, according to a study published in Obesity. “This is an impressive outcome, given the brief duration of the counselling visits...
Researchers have identified a distinct collection of bacteria found in the gut that may contribute to and predict the development of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), according to a study published in Hypertension. “We showed for the first time that specific bacteria in the gut are present in...

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