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FDA-funded study for one-minute point-of-care anemia test shows promise.

A simple point-of-care testing device for anemia could provide more rapid diagnosis of the common blood disorder and allow inexpensive at-home self-monitoring of persons with chronic forms of the disease. … Continue Reading FDA-funded study for one-minute point-of-care anemia test shows promise.

Stanford researchers invent nanotech microchip to diagnose type-1 diabetes.

An inexpensive, portable, microchip-based test for diagnosing type-1 diabetes could improve patient care worldwide and help researchers better understand the disease, according to the device’s inventors at the Stanford University … Continue Reading Stanford researchers invent nanotech microchip to diagnose type-1 diabetes.

Review of ADHD drug approvals highlights gaps between approval process, long-term safety assessment.

Review of ADHD drug approvals highlights gaps between approval process, long-term safety assessment. Over the last 60 years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved 20 medications for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) based on clinical trials that were not designed to study their long-term efficacy and safety or to detect rare adverse events. The study highlights gaps in how the long-term safety of drugs intended for chronic use in children is assessed as part of the FDA approval process.

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Adults stop anti-rejection drugs after partial stem-cell transplant reverses sickle cell disease.

Half of patients in a trial have safely stopped immunosuppressant medication following a modified blood stem-cell transplant for severe sickle cell disease, according to a study in the Journal of … Continue Reading Adults stop anti-rejection drugs after partial stem-cell transplant reverses sickle cell disease.

Healthinnovations on the BBC World panel on the Danish ‘Fat Tax’ [unedited]

We know that obesity kills, we know that obesity costs the global economy billions, what we don’t know is how to sustainably treat obesity to bring the former points to … Continue Reading Healthinnovations on the BBC World panel on the Danish ‘Fat Tax’ [unedited]

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