Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

EU drug regulator recommends 1st license for malaria shot

The European Medicines Agency is recommending the world's leading malaria vaccine be licensed even though it is only about 30 percent effective and that protection fades over time.

Cancer

Limiting genetic tests for breast cancer susceptibility

Screening for genes whose risk association with breast cancer has yet to be proven is not justified and potentially harmful, argue an international team of leading geneticists and oncologists in a paper published this week ...

Medications

New worldwide regulatory framework proposed for pharmaceuticals

Professor Sam Salek at the University of Hertfordshire has today (1st June) published a "universal framework" for global regulatory agencies and the pharmaceutical industry to use when weighing up the benefits versus risks ...

Health

The plight of America's 'elder orphans'

(HealthDay)—Dr. Maria Torroella Carney grew increasingly distressed as she watched how emergency response teams had to help older, frail people who were living alone evacuate their homes in the wake of Hurricane Sandy in ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hemodialysis is recommended for acute salicylate poisoning

The best remedy for severe salicylate poisoning is hemodialysis, according to a comprehensive systematic review of the medical literature published on Friday in Annals of Emergency Medicine. Salicylate is an active ingredient ...

Medical research

Kidney transplant tolerance mechanism identified

Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have pinpointed the immune system mechanism that allows a kidney transplant to be accepted without lifelong immunosuppressive drugs, a significant step toward reducing ...

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