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A new study shows that teens who "vape" e-cigarettes are more likely to move on to regular cigarettes. The survey was conducted over ten Los Angeles county schools. The study was published November 8 in the Journal of American Medical Association. Leading researcher Adam Leventhal cited that, "teens who vape frequently are more than twice as likely to start smoking on about a weekly basis."
A new study finds that men with sexist ideologies are more likely to suffer from psychological and mental health issues. The Washington Post reported on a study published November 21 in the Journal of Counseling Psychology. The report analyzes 78 case studies on masculinity and mental health between 2003 and 2013. The participants range from ages 12 to over 65. A new male birth control shot has proven effective in a new study, though side effects, including acne and mood swings, cut the study short. But according to researchers, the jab was proven 96 percent effective. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, looked at 270 men approximately aged 18-45 who had been in monogamous relationships for at least a year. Vacutainer-blood-bottles-102616.jpg A new Canadian study finds that when it comes to blood transfusions, fresher blood is not any better than older blood. Nancy Heddle is a professor emeritus of medicine at McMaster University, in Hamilton, Ontario. Heddle cites, "Our study provides strong evidence that transfusion of fresh blood does not improve patient outcomes, and this should reassure clinicians that fresher is not better." More
President Obama has proposed a new rule that prevents the defunding of Planned Parenthood in some states for political reasons. The proposition would prevent states from withholding Title X federal family planning money from constituents for any reasons other than their provider's "ability to deliver services to program beneficiaries in an effective manner." More

Colorectal Cancers On The Rise In Younger Adults

Colorectal cancer rates amongst adults under the age of 50 are on the rise, according to a recent study. Cases of colon and rectal cancer are on the rise in people under 50, according to the recent study, which showed that rates increased by more than 11 percent between 2004 and 2014. African-Americans are about twice as likely as whites to be diagnosed before the age of 50.

FDA Agrees To New Trials To Use Ecstasy As Relief For PTSD Patients

The Food and Drug Administration has given permission for large-scale, Phase 3 clinical trials of MDMA— a final step before the possible approval of ecstasy as a prescription drug to treat posttraumatic stress disorder. The New York Times uses the example of an American soldier, C.J. Hardin who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Hardin tried all available methods of treating PTSD.

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Event DateSymbolDrug NameEvent Name
03/02/17BMYOpdivo (sBLA)FDA decision on Opdivo for patients with locally advanced unresectable or metastatic urothelial carcinoma that has progressed on or after platinum-containing therapy
02/28/17LXRXTelotristat Etiprate (NDA)FDA decision on Telotristat Etiprate for the treatment of carcinoid syndrome
02/23/17CLVSRucaparib (NDA)FDA decision on Rucaparib for the treatment of advanced mutant BRCA ovarian cancer.
02/17/17GMXAY.PK, GNMSF.OBDARZALEX in combination with lenalidomide and dexamethasone, or bortezomib and dexamethasone (sBLA)FDA decision on DARZALEX combination for relapsed multiple myeloma
02/16/17NBIXINGREZZA (NDA)FDA panel to review INGREZZA for tardive dyskinesia
01/29/17SGYPPlecanatide (NDA)FDA decision on Plecanatide for the treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation
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