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The FDA has five weeks till money runs out for approving new drugs

The FDA has five weeks till money runs out for approving new drugs

The US Food and Drug Administration has roughly five weeks of funding left to review new drug applications during the shutdown, commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said Monday on Twitter. Experts say this could have a ripple effect, bogging down the approval and manufacture of new drugs, delaying patients from getting these treatments and adding to…MORE

One simple — but really hard — solution to stop climate change

One simple — but really hard — solution to stop climate change

There may actually be a way to keep the worst of climate change at bay, but it’s going to take a herculean effort, according to a new study published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications. Climate change is well underway already, the time to act and limit its human causes is now, many studies have…MORE

New tool calculates breast cancer risk with greater precision

New tool calculates breast cancer risk with greater precision

UK scientists have developed an online calculator that could enable doctors to more accurately predict a patient’s chance of developing breast cancer. If rolled out, the new tool could change the way in which the condition is treated. Among other things, details of family history, genetics, weight, alcohol consumption, age at menopause and use of…MORE

Black and Hispanic youth are targeted with junk food ads, research shows

Black and Hispanic youth are targeted with junk food ads, research shows

Click over to TV programming that caters to black and Hispanic youth and the commercials almost exclusively push fast food, sugary drinks, bad-for-you snacks and candy, a new report shows. Junk food comprised 86% of ad spending on black-targeted programming and 82% of spending on Spanish-language television in 2017, according to the study released Tuesday.…MORE

Stem cell therapy for relapsing MS proves effective and safe, study finds

Stem cell therapy for relapsing MS proves effective and safe, study finds

An experimental stem cell therapy proved effective and safe in patients with a relapsing form of multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system, new research finds. A stem cell transplant using a lower-dose regimen of chemotherapy plus immune system suppressors is more effective at preventing disease progression compared to currently…MORE

Ex-prosecutor tapped to review how woman in vegetative state gave birth

Ex-prosecutor tapped to review how woman in vegetative state gave birth

Hacienda HealthCare says it will turn over all records related to the patient in a vegetative state who gave birth inside its facility last month. As part of its internal review, the Arizona facility will also divulge all operational procedures related to the unit where she was a patient, according to a statement from the…MORE

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