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Smoking-hearingloss-031418.jpgA study published by Oxford University Press has found that smokers are at a greater risk of hearing loss. The study involved 50,000 participants, aged 20-64 years, who were followed up for a maximum of 8 years in Nicotine & Tobacco Research.
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thalidomidebabies-aug06.jpgThalidomide babies or Thalidomide disaster. Do these terms sound familiar? Understanding the mechanism of Thalidomide-induced birth defects has always been of interest to the scientific community. Now, scientists at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have finally found an answer.
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fluemen-july19.jpg Women are said to experience a more severe outcome from influenza A virus infection and recover slower than men, even when the viral load is the same in both the genders. Acupuncture-Breastcancer-012218.jpg One of the major drawback of aromatase inhibitors, a class of drugs, commonly used in the management of estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer is the debilitating joint pain. A large clinical trial, which involved a total of 226 patients from 11 cancer centers, has found that acupuncture can significantly reduce the troublesome joint pain caused by the aromatase inhibitors. Scientists-Discussion-010318.jpg Hysterectomy, which refers to the surgical removal of a woman's uterus, is the second most common gynecologic surgery performed in the United States, next only to Caesarean Sections. Read More

Alzheimer's Tau Protein Raises Risk Of Cancer Too: Study



One of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease is the presence of neurofibrillary tangles inside neurons - i.e., the cells that make up the brain and the nervous system. The neurofibrillary tangles are composed of mutated Tau protein. So Tau is an attractive target for developing a new Alzheimer's therapy.
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Drug Cocktail For Longer, Healthier Life In The Works



A team of researchers, led by Principal Investigator Jan Gruber from Yale-NUS College, claims to have discovered a drug cocktail that not only increases healthy lifespan but also delays the rate of ageing - not in humans though - but for now in a microscopic nematode worm Caenorhabditis elegans.
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Frequent Use Of Digital Media Linked To ADHD Symptoms In Adolescents, Says Study



Frequent use of digital media is associated with the development of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms during adolescence, finds a new study conducted by a team of researchers of the University of Southern California.
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02/13/19MTFBIclaprim (NDA)FDA decision on Iclaprim for acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections
02/02/19EOLSDWP-450(Resubmitted BLA)FDA decision on DWP-450 for treatment of moderate to severe glabellar lines
01/31/19ALKSALKS 5461 (NDA)FDA’s final decision on ALKS 5461 for adjunctive treatment of major depressive disorder
01/29/19AQSTAPL-130277 (NDA)FDA decision on APL-130277 to overcome episodic off periods in Parkinson's disease
01/18/19IMMUSacituzumab govitecan (BLA)FDA decision on Sacituzumab govitecan for treatment of metastatic triple-negative breast cancer
01/05/19ACORINBRIJA (NDA)FDA decision on INBRIJA as a treatment for symptoms of OFF periods in people with Parkinson’s disease taking a carbidopa/levodopa regimen.
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