Eli Lilly (NYSE:LLY) and Roche (OTC:RHHBY) announced the failure of a trial for two monoclonal antibody drugs for Alzheimer's disease, throwing further doubt on the approach of treating the disease by attacking amyloid plaques in the brain. The trial was conducted by Washington University and compared Lilly's solanezumab and Roche's...
The US has approved its first treatment for peanut allergies in children. The drug AR101, or Palforzia, uses oral immunotherapy, with children given tiny but increasing amounts of peanut protein over a six-month period under medical supervision. After that, users must continue to take a daily dose to be able to...
Cervical cancer could be eliminated through a combination of upgraded screenings and vaccinations for children, NHS experts say. The health service has completed its rollout of a new screening method which sees cervical samples first checked for the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV causes almost all cases of cervical cancer and can...
As the geriatric population is expected to balloon in the coming decade, so too will rates of heart disease in the United States. The demand for prosthetic heart valves and other cardiac devices — a market that is valued at more than $5 billion dollars today — is predicted...
Losing weight is an effective treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), but why exactly this is the case has remained unclear. Now, researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have discovered that improvements in sleep apnea symptoms appear to be linked to the reduction...
A MAN'S penis started turning black after his partner accidentally bit it during sex, docs have revealed. The 43-year-old, who hasn't been identified, went to hospital five days after getting frisky. The report was published last week in the Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine, and as you might expect from the...
Children who do not consume peanut during their first year of life are more likely to be allergic to peanut at age three, according to new findings from the CHILD Cohort Study. The study, published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, found that infants who did...
US Researchers have created natural-looking hair that grows through the skin, in what is being billed as a breakthrough to cure baldness. Scientists from Sanford Burnham Prebys in California achieved the growth using human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). The findings were presented at an annual meeting of the International Society...
The discovery of four dead feral rabbits in Parksville heralds the return of a confusing and horrific disease. The rabbit haemorrhagic disease was discovered in the animals of a long-standing colony at a Parksville residence. This is the second time the rare disease was found on Vancouver Island. In the...
People in an Australian state are being urged to avoid eggs with two specific identifying stamps because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. The New South Wales (NSW) Food Authority said the affected product has stamp BEC or BEC115 on the shell of individual eggs and not the carton. Affected eggs...