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Blood testing could possibly aid in the detection of a relapse in cancer survivors, according to a new study. In the new study, researchers followed 55 women from England who had been diagnosed with an early stage form of breast cancer, then had been treated through surgery as well as chemotherapy. Researchers monitored ctDNA in the blood tests of the women following surgery.
In a new study, researchers have found a possible genetic link between low vitamin D levels and multiple sclerosis. The study, published in PLoS Medicine, shows individuals carrying certain genetic traits that predispose them to having lower vitamin D also have a higher risk of multiple sclerosis. Researchers used data from a study of nearly 34,000 people that looked for genetic markers. Lowbackpain-082615.jpg Injections intended to treat lower back pain may only work temporarily, according to a new study. The study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, involved the review of 30 studies involving radiculopathy and eight trials involving spinal stenosis and observed that within weeks of receiving epidural corticosteroid treatment, pain subsided and function was restored by a fractional amount. jogging-082515.jpg Single people can be just as happy as those in relationships, according to a new study. The study, published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, analyzed over 4,000 New Zealand adults who were surveyed twice, one year apart. One-fifth were single at both time points, and the rest were married, living with someone, or dating. More
Gaycouple-082515.jpg Couples who split care of their children enjoy better sex lives, according to a new study. The study of 487 families, presented at a meeting of the American Sociological Association, showed that parents who split childcare duties evenly reported greater satisfaction, both sexually and emotionally. The conclusions were drawn from a study called the 2006 Marital and Relationship Study. The presence of certain bacterial communities living within some women's reproductive tract may contribute to preterm birth, according to a new study from researchers at Stanford. For the study the researchers examined the bacteria in 49 healthy pregnant women on a weekly basis. "We may have a new hook, a new angle to pursue" against preterm birth, said Dr. David Relman. Pregnantwoman-082015.jpg Women who work very long hours may have more trouble getting pregnant than women who don't, according to a new study from researchers at the Harvard's Medical School and School of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For the study the researchers examined the work lives of 1,739 female nurses, half of whom were over the age of 33. More

Taking Baby Aspirin Long-Term May Lower Risk Of Colon Cancer

A steady regimen of low-dose aspirin, or baby aspirin, may lower the risk of developing colon cancer, according to a new study. The study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, found that men and women who took low-dose (75 to 150 milligrams) aspirin for five years or more saw their risk of colon cancer drop by 27 percent.

Dementia Sufferers Stop Noticing Memory Loss Two Years Before Onset

A new study has found that people with dementia tended to lose awareness of memory problems two to three years before the condition developed. A study, published in the journal Neurology, tracked the progress of more than 2,000 older individuals with an average age of 76 who were free of dementia at the start of the study.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU) on Friday has recalled about 1.4 million vehicles equipped with certain radios to update software after researchers were able to remotely hack into a Jeep. The company is already distributing software that insulates connected vehicles from remote manipulation, which,... More

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11/30/2015RPRXEnclomiphene citrate product candidate ( formerly known as Androxal)FDA decision on Androxal for secondary hypogonadism
11/30/2015RPRXEnclomiphene (formerly Androxal) (NDA)FDA decision on Enclomiphene for secondary hypogonadism in overweight men
11/27/2015BMYOpdivo (sBLA)FDA decision on Opdivo for expanded use in treating previously untreated patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma
11/11/2015RHHBYCobimetinib (NDA)FDA decision on Cobimetinib for advanced melanoma
11/11/2015EXELCobimetinib (NDA)FDA decision on Cobimetinib for treatment of patients with BRAF V600 mutation-positive advanced melanoma
11/04/2015GSK.L, GSKMepolizumab (BLA)FDA decision on Mepolizumab as an add-on maintenance treatment for severe asthma with eosinophilic inflammation.
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