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Coronavirus doctor Li Wenliang’s mother demands answers from China about his treatment by police

Coronavirus sparks same fears as SARS and MERS The Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) were two global epidemics that struck fear before the coronavirus. Here’s a look at how these two viruses affected the world. The mother of the doctor in China who was allegedly detained for warning… Read More »

FDA Approves Ayvakit (avapritinib) for the Treatment of Adults with Unresectable or Metastatic PDGFRA Exon 18 Mutant Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor

FDA Approves Ayvakit (avapritinib) for the Treatment of Adults with Unresectable or Metastatic PDGFRA Exon 18 Mutant Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor Print this page CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Blueprint Medicines Corporation (NASDAQ: BPMC), a precision therapy company focused on genomically defined cancers, rare diseases and cancer immunotherapy, today announced that the U.S. Food… Read More »

Tiny transporters could deliver treatment to stroke patients

That means doctors might one day be able to protect tissue in the acute phases of a stroke, by delivering drugs – still being developed – that can protect brain’s neurons from further injury. In the days following a stroke, when brain cells – or neurons- have died, the researchers showed that liposomes are also… Read More »

Neurokinin Receptor Antagonists for the Treatment of Menopausal Symptoms

About 80% of women experience vasomotor symptoms (VMS) – hot flashes and night sweats — as they transition into the menopause phase.  For most, the symptoms are manageable, but for a sizeable subset of midlife women, these symptoms can negatively affect sleep, mood, and quality of life.  While clinical guidelines suggest that menopausal vasomotor symptoms… Read More »

FDA Approves Ibsrela (tenapanor) for the Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation

Print this page FREMONT, Calif., Sept. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Ardelyx, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Ibsrela (tenapanor), a 50 mg, twice daily oral pill for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) in adults. Ibsrela is a minimally-absorbed small molecule that acts locally in the… Read More »

Hospital-acquired sepsis cases drop, but treatment costs rise, report finds

Dive Brief: Healthcare consulting company Premier reported a 15% drop in hospital-associated sepsis cases among member hospitals over the past three years. But the news is not all good. Patients who develop sepsis in the hospital are 10% more likely to experience the worst kind, septic shock, raising the average per-case cost of treating the… Read More »

Expert: Turkey beats West in stem cell treatment

Turkey provides cutting-edge medical services, including stem cell transplants, to millions – including the refugees it hosts – said a Turkish professor of hematology. Fevzi Altuntaş told Anadolu Agency (AA) that Turkey emulated developed countries in the West in its drive to offer patients high-end medical services. Altuntaş, founder of Turkish cord blood and bone… Read More »