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Measles surge coming as vaccine coverage dips, experts warn

US scientists warn that dip in vaccine cover could spur measles cases Much like India's experience of false anti-vaccine propaganda queering the pitch for the...

New promising drug reduces risk of kidney failure by a third...

New drug, canagliflozin reduces risk of kidney failure by a third in people with Type 2 diabetes and associated kidney disease A new landmark clinical...

New cholesterol-lowering drug for people who can’t tolerate statins

A new cholesterol-lowering drug, bempedoic acid could help treat patients unable to take statins due to side effects A new cholesterol-lowering drug, bempedoic acid reduces...

Brisbane twins only 2nd semi-identical pair in the world

The semi-identical twins are the first to be identified in the womb Young Brisbane twins, a boy and a girl, have been identified as only...

New therapy for kidney cancer clears phase III clinical trials

Following Phase III clinical trials results in NEJM, there is hope of new therapy for kidney cancer A combination of two drugs - one of...

New drug shows promise in acute porphyria; else it requires liver...

New drug called Givosiran reduced the number of acute attacks in porphyria patients by up to 79 percent Acute porphyria is a group of uncommon...

Globally one in four people over 25 yrs has significant stroke...

Latvian women had the world's highest estimated lifetime stroke risk in 2016Globally, one in four people over age 25 has significant stroke risk during...

Childhood obesity epidemic may be linked to Caesarean sections

JAMA study shows choice of delivery mode may influence risk of early childhood weight problem Could India's childhood obesity epidemic have anything to do with...

REACH trial shows promise for sickle cell anemia drug

Daily pill brings relief for children living with sickle cell anemiaA daily hydroxyurea pill may finally bring some relief for young children living with...

Allergic to peanuts? Have peanuts as therapy, says new study

New research shows that ingesting small amounts of peanut protein as a drug could help Controlled ingestion of peanut protein could help build tolerance in...

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New antiplatelet drug for acute stroke could lessen bleeding risk

An experimental antiplatelet compound for acute stroke inhibited clot formation without increasing bleeding risk, finds study An investigational antiplatelet compound inhibited clot formation without increasing...

Mechanical thrombectomy is a big leap in stroke management

Mechanical thrombectomy can limit disability from stroke even upto 24 hours in carefully selected patients Majority of stroke (85%) occurs when blood stops flowing to...

Magnetic brain stimulation reverses age-related memory loss

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) that targets the memory center in brain restores age-related memory loss in older adults Stimulating a precise location of the brain's...