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Whether you are a young couple building a nest or seasoned parents looking for a change of scenery, there are number of places around the country that should be avoided, according to personal finance website WalletHub. They looked at mainly five categories for more practical considerations across...
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CVS-Vending-Machines-091217.jpg CVS Pharmacy will be launching health and wellness vending machines across the country to offer healthy snacks, personal care items as well as over-the-counter products to the customers on the go. The automated machines will be placed in airports, hotels, transportation hubs etc. and can be accessed using credit and debit cards. Aug2017-072717.jpg We are well into the second half of 2017. Now, let's take a look at the biotech stocks awaiting word from the FDA in August. untreatable-gonorrhea-071017.jpg There is a growing concern among the medical experts on the spread of antibiotic resistant and untreatable gonorrhea. Read More
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. Pharma-122617.jpg A new study conducted by Johns Hopkins researchers suggests that there is an increased risk of uterine fibroids in African-American women with central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia. Read More

Secret Behind Cancer Resistance And Longevity Of Naked Mole Rats

There are a number of interesting facts about naked mole rats, which are natives to East Africa. Of the many interesting facts about naked mole rats, their long cancer-free life has puzzled researchers. The lifespan of naked mole rats is 10-30 years, while its cousins - rat and mice- can live only up to 4 years, and are very prone to tumors.
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Bill Gates Gives Big Donation To Fight Alzheimer's

Billionaire and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is making a personal investment of $50 million into the Dementia Discovery Fund, a venture capital fund that invests in projects and companies to develop treatments for the brain-wasting disease. The investment is not part of Gates' philanthropic Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which has focused primarily on infectious diseases.
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Food Preservative: A New Hope For Refractory Schizophrenia?

A study conducted by researchers of the China Medical University, Taiwan, has found that adding the common food preservative Sodium benzoate as an adjuvant to Clozapine, the "gold standard" treatment for patients with treatment-resistant schizophrenia improved the symptoms in patients with refractory schizophrenia.
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Event DateSymbolDrug NameEvent Name
07/06/18AKCAInotersenFDA decision on Inotersen for hereditary TTR amyloidosis (hATTR)
06/30/18DERMGlycopyrronium tosylate (NDA)FDA decision on Glycopyrronium tosylate for primary axillary hyperhidrosis
06/28/18MRKKEYTRUDA (sBLA)FDA decision on Keytruda for treatment of advanced cervical cancer
06/27/18GWPH, GWP.LEpidiolex (NDA)FDA decision on Epidiolex for treatment of seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome
06/25/18AKAOPlazomicin (NDA)FDA decision on Plazomicin for the treatment of complicated urinary tract infections, and bloodstream infections
06/23/18SCPHFuroscix (505(b)(2) NDA)FDA decision on Furoscix for treatment of worsening, or decompensated, heart failure outside of the inpatient setting
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