Freezing prostate cancer: Study shows notable outcomes with cryoablation

September 28, 2020 — A less-invasive treatment technique called hemi-gland cryoablation (HGCryo) — destroying the areas of the prostate where cancers are located by freezing them — provides a high rate of effective prostate cancer control, according to a new study published in The Journal of Urology®, Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA).…

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Study shows heating in vaping device as cause for lung injury

Irvine and Pasadena, CA — Sept. 28, 2020 — Early results of an experimental vaping study have shown significant lung injury from E-cigarette (eC) devices with nickel-chromium alloy heating elements. The findings were consistent, with or without the use of nicotine, vitamin E oil or tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which have previously been thought to contribute to…

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Cincinnati Children’s research helps pave way for newly approved use of drug

Following two decades of research on a group of rare diseases called hypereosinophilic syndrome at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the drug Nucala (mepolizumab) for use in the treatment of patients with hypereosinophilic syndrome. Hypereosinophilic syndrome, also known as HES, is a life-threatening group of blood disorders…

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UCLA researchers’ efforts to combat melanoma gets $13M boost from NIH

LOS ANGELES — UCLA researchers have received a $13 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to find new ways to overcome melanoma resistance to some of the most promising targeted therapies and immunotherapies. There have been significant advancements in the past decade using targeted therapies and immunotherapies for treating people with advanced forms…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: World Approaches One Million Deaths

ImageA volunteer taking a vaccine as part of a study in Hollywood, Fla., on Thursday.Credit…Marco Bello/Reuters A top Trump official dismisses a report that he pushed the F.D.A. to soften new vaccine guidelines. The White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, dismissed reports that he had pressured the Food and Drug Administration to soften new,…

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