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FDA approves Idelalisib for treatment of relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukemia

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved idelalisib (Zydelig tablets, Gilead Sciences, Inc.) for the treatment of patients with relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), in combination with rituximab, for whom rituximab alone would be considered appropriate therapy due to other co-morbidities. July 23, 2014. More Information

Statins cut death risk in diabetics with cardiovascular disease

A new study led by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center suggests the use of cholesterol-lowering medications commonly known as statins may help prolong ...
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FDA approves new product to treat rare genetic disease

FDA News Release FDA approves new product to treat rare genetic disease For Immediate Release July 17, 2014 Release The U.S. Food and Drug Administration yesterday approved Ruconest, the first ...
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Juvenile Arthritis: New Discoveries Lead to New Treatments

X-ray of a 6-year-old’s knee with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). On this page: Biologics: New Treatments for Juvenile Arthritis Expanding Use of New Treatments to Children Arthritis is a ...
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Vasectomy linked to lethal prostate cancer

Tuesday July 15, 2014 (foodconsumer.org) -- Vasectomy, a common form of male contraception in the U.S. may increase the risk of high grade prostate cancer ...
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Antihypertension drugs linked to low risk of Alzheimer's disease

Tuesday July 15, 2014 (foodconsumer.org) -- Use of antihypertensive medications is associated in early observational studies with reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease.  A new study ...
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Testosterone may help fight obesity in men

Friday July 11, 2014 (foodconsumer.org) -- Men who suffer obesity are often found to have low testosterone levels even though they may not have a ...
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Premarin boosts gallstone risk

Thursday July 10, 2014 (foodconsumer.org) -- Premarin, an exogenous estrogen by Ayerst Laboraories in New York can increase the risk of cholesterol gallstones while high ...
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New treatment fights female infertility disorder

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH NIH News Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) <http://www.nichd.nih.gov/> Embargoed for ...
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Rehabilitation helps prevent depression from age-related vision loss

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH NIH News National Eye Institute (NEI)  <hhttp://www.nei.nih.gov/> Embargoed for Release: Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 9 a.m. EDT CONTACT: ...
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