Medications

Drug approved to treat tenosynovial giant cell tumor

(HealthDay)—Turalio (pexidartinib) capsules have been approved to treat adults with symptomatic tenosynovial giant cell tumor (TGCT), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced.

Oncology & Cancer

Benlysta approved for children with lupus

(HealthDay)—The intravenous drug Benlysta (belimumab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat children with lupus, a chronic disease that triggers inflammation and damages tissues and organs ...

Oncology & Cancer

EHR triggers cut time to diagnostic cancer evaluation

(HealthDay)—Electronic health record-based triggers may cut time to diagnostic evaluation of colorectal and prostate cancer, according to a study published online Aug. 24 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mental health 'labels' can do more harm than good, warn researchers

Diagnosing patients with medical labels to describe mental health conditions or severe mental health illnesses such as 'personality disorder' or 'schizophrenia', can have negative impacts on professionals working with them ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Metabolic biomarkers can predict mortality in the ICU

A metabolic profile of intensive care unit (ICU) patients based on biomarkers of four metabolites can be used to accurately predict mortality, according to a new study.

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