Health

Reduction noted in transfusion burden with luspatercept

(HealthDay)—For patients with transfusion-dependent β-thalassemia, significantly more have a reduction in transfusion burden with receipt of luspatercept versus placebo, according to a study published in the March 26 issue ...

Medications

Suvorexant may improve insomnia with Alzheimer disease

(HealthDay)—Suvorexant improves total sleep time (TST) in patients with probable Alzheimer disease (AD) dementia and insomnia, according to a study published online Jan. 15 in Alzheimer's & Dementia.

Autism spectrum disorders

Standardized screening for ASD recommended at 18, 24 months

(HealthDay)—Standardized screening for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is recommended at ages 18 and 24 months in primary care, according to a clinical report published online Dec. 16 in Pediatrics.

Oncology & Cancer

Common TB vaccine associated with lower lung cancer rates

(HealthDay)—Childhood vaccination with the bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine is associated with a reduced risk for lung cancer, according to a study published online Sept. 25 in JAMA Network Open.

Immunology

Allergy immunotherapy may decrease asthma progression

(HealthDay)—Allergy immunotherapy (AIT) is associated with a decreased risk for asthma progression, particularly in younger patients, according to a study published online Aug. 13 in Allergy.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Novel PET staging system may help monitor Alzheimer disease

(HealthDay)—A staging system of β-amyloid (Aβ) accumulation may be useful for monitoring patients throughout the course of Alzheimer disease (AD), according to a study published online July 17 in JAMA Neurology to coincide ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Tanezumab improves scores for pain, function in osteoarthritis

(HealthDay)—For patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee or hip, tanezumab is associated with significant improvements in pain and physical function versus placebo, according to a study published in the July 2 issue ...

Health

Nutrition-focused program at home health agency beneficial

(HealthDay)—A nutrition-focused quality-improvement program (QIP) conducted in a home health agency (HHA) can reduce rates of hospitalization and health care resource utilization, according to a study published online June ...

Medications

U.S. lawmakers say WHO opioid guidelines too lax

The World Health Organization's pain care guidelines contain false claims about the safety of prescription opioid painkillers and should be withdrawn, two U.S. lawmakers say.

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