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Tocilizumab Does Not Improve Outcomes in Severe COVID-19

Tocilizumab plus standard care is not superior to standard care alone for improving clinical outcomes among patients with severe or critical COVID-19 and...

AHA News: Keeping Your Brain Sharp Isn't About Working More Puzzles

Mental decline is one of the most feared aspects of growing older. People will do just about anything to prevent it, from swallowing supplements touted...

Maybe Money Can Help Buy Happiness, After All

Millionaires, rejoice! It turns out that money can, in fact, buy happiness. And a new study suggests more is better, with well-being rising as earnings...

FDA Approves Verquvo (vericiguat) for Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction

(BUSINESS WIRE) January 20, 2021-- Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

Will Vaccines Work Against the New Coronavirus Variants?

Everyone has heard the scary reports about the new, more infectious coronavirus variants that are circulating in countries around the world, but scientists...

Could Stem Cell Therapy Be a Breakthrough Against MS?

Stem cell transplants may have long-lasting benefits for some people with aggressive cases of multiple sclerosis, a new study suggests. Italian researchers...

Kids Highly Likely to Transmit Coronavirus to Others: Study

While children are less susceptible to illness with the new coronavirus, they are nearly 60% more likely than adults over 60 to infect other family members...

Severe Allergic Reaction Extremely Rare With Pfizer COVID Vaccine: Study

Despite scattered media reports of severe allergic reactions to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, a detailed analysis shows that such incidents are very rare,...

Biden Unveils Details of National Pandemic Response Plan

A day after his inauguration, President Joe Biden plans to unveil a new, far-reaching pandemic response plan. He'll also issue executive orders that aim...

Health Highlights: Jan. 21, 2021

  Studies Pinpoint Genes That Raise Risk for Breast Cancer New research into exactly which genetic mutations increase breast cancer risk in women...

Arthritis Drug Tocilizumab Flops as COVID-19 Treatment

The arthritis drug tocilizumab doesn't help hospital patients with severe COVID-19, according to a new study that contradicts earlier research suggesting...

More Than 200,000 Americans Have Lupus

Just over 200,000 Americans have the autoimmune disorder lupus, and minority women are at highest risk, according to a new study. It's the first estimate...

Biden COVID Advisor Says Poor Preparation, Changing Virus Could Slow Vaccine Effort

U.S. President Joe Biden has promised to re-energize the nation's response to COVID-19, but one of his top pandemic advisors says that effort could be...

Study Estimates Prevalence of Lupus in the U.S.

The estimated prevalence of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in the United States is 72.8/100,000, according to a study published online Jan. 21 in Arthritis...

Mortality Decreased for COVID-19 ICU Patients Over Time

For adults with COVID-19-related critical illness admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU), mortality has decreased over time, according to a study published...

President Biden Unveils Details of National Pandemic Response Plan

A day after his inauguration, President Joe Biden plans to unveil a new, far-reaching pandemic response plan. He will also issue executive orders that...

Aspirin Use Cuts CRC Risk in Those Initiating Use Before Age 70

Regular use of aspirin is associated with a reduced risk for colorectal cancer (CRC) among those with initiation of aspirin before age 70 years, according...

Diabetes Boosts Odds for Heart Trouble 10-fold in Younger Women

THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2021 - - With rising obesity rates, more young women American women are developing type 2 diabetes, putting them at hugely increased...

Supplemental Oxygen Often Unnecessary During Childbirth

Use of maternal oxygen during childbirth is not associated with improved neonatal outcomes, according to a review published online Jan. 4 in JAMA Pediatrics. Nandini...

Denosumab Studied for Prosthesis-Related Osteolysis

For patients with symptomatic, radiographically confirmed osteolysis undergoing revision total hip arthroplasty surgery, a single dose of denosumab results...

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