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Viral infections are potentially more dangerous when contracted in the morning hours, according to a new study from researchers in the U.K. And while the timing of catching a virus may not seem like a significant factor, it could make a serious difference, researchers say. "It's a big difference. The virus needs all the apparatus available at the right time . . ."
PregnantWoman-082616.jpgWomen who take acetaminophen during pregnancy are more likely to have a hyperactive child, according to a new study. The study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, found that more than half the mothers (4,415 women or 53 percent) reported using acetaminophen at 18 weeks of pregnancy, while fewer than half (3,381 women or 42 percent) reported using it at 32 weeks.
millennials-at-work-081016.jpg More millennials are opting not have sex than people in other age groups, according to a new study from researchers at the Center for Human Sexuality Studies at Widener University. The study reviewed data collected between 1974 and the 1990s. They found that compared to those born in the 1960s, many more people born in the 1990s reported having zero sexual partners since the age of 18. More
New data collected by researchers at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine may have shed new light on the female orgasm. The origins of the female orgasm have long eluded researchers, who now claim that recasting the phenomenon's ancient history may be the key. By expanding their research of the orgasm to earlier species the researchers may have discovered a possible link. Women who undergo menopause either unusually early or late may be at an increased risk of developing diabetes, according to a new study from researchers from Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research in Portland. For the study the researchers collected data from 124,379 women. They found that women who began menopause under the age of 45 or over 55 were more likely to develop diabetes. More

Drug Resistant Gonorrhea On The Rise

The number of drug resistant cases of gonorrhea have increased in the U.S. in recent years, according to a new study from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The agency released an official statement earlier this week noting that "the future of current treatment options may be in jeopardy."

Two In Ten Alzheimer's Diagnoses May Be Wrong

Two out of every ten Alzheimer's cases may be misdiagnosed, according to a new study from researchers at the Florida Mayo Clinic. For the study the researchers examined the brains of 1,600 former Alzheimer's candidates ranging from 37 to 102. The researchers discovered that despite the ever growing medical technology there is still a wide margin for error when diagnosing the cognitive illness.

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Event DateSymbolDrug NameEvent Name
11/16/16VRX, VRX.TOBrodalumab (BLA)FDA decision on Brodalumab for treatment of patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis.
11/16/16DVAXHEPLISAV-B (BLA)FDA panel review of HEPLISAV-B for immunization of adults against hepatitis B infection
11/12/16GILDTenofovir Alafenamide (TAF) (NDA)FDA decision on TAF for treatment of chronic hepatitis B
11/11/16BMYOpdivo (sBLA)FDA decision on Opdivo for previously treated recurrent or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck
11/05/16AMGNEnbrel (sBLA) FDA decision on Enbrel for the expanded use to treat pediatric patients with chronic severe plaque psoriasis.
10/30/16REGNSarilumab (BLA)FDA decision on Sarilumab for the treatment of patients with rheumatoid arthritis
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