Ranking the efficacy of hair loss drugs

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A team of researchers at Mediprobe Research Inc. has ranked the efficacy of hair loss drugs. In their paper published in JAMA Dermatology, the group also notes the pros and cons associated with the different kinds of hair loss treatments. Kathie Huang and Maryanne Senna, with Brigham and Women’s Hospital and … Read more

Cure for cancer? Leukemia vanishes after breakthrough therapy

Share on PinterestA lab technician handles collected blood bags before genetically modifying the patient’s immune cells at a production laboratory unit of the Paoli-Calmettes Institute cancer center in Marseille, France. GERARD JULIEN/AFP via Getty Images Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy, a type of immunotherapy, is a cancer treatment that enhances the body’s immune response … Read more

COVID-19 seems to increase risk of serious heart conditions year after recovery: report

Any infection with COVID-19—regardless of severity—seems to increase the risk of heart conditions for survivors, according to a new study that one researcher called “stunning.” The study found an increased risk of 20 different heart and vessel issues for those who’ve had the virus a year earlier, Science magazine reported. “Governments and health systems around … Read more

COVID-19 seems to increase risk of serious heart conditions year after recovery: report

Any infection with COVID-19—regardless of severity—seems to increase the risk of heart conditions for survivors, according to a new study that one researcher called “stunning.” The study found an increased risk of 20 different heart and vessel issues for those who’ve had the virus a year earlier, Science magazine reported. “Governments and health systems around … Read more

A Common Over-The-Counter Drug Could Treat Long COVID, Case Study Reports

Two patients with long COVID in California have almost completely alleviated their symptoms by taking daily antihistamines, according to a newly published case report. While the evidence is anecdotal, the remarkable results aren’t without precedent, and the authors hope the stories they have detailed can give patients hope and point researchers in the right direction … Read more

Prenatal ultrasound can spot early signs of autism, Israeli research finds

Routine ultrasound scans during the second trimester can spot early indications of autism spectrum disorder, enabling early intervention, according to a new study by researchers at Ben Gurion University and Soroka Medical Center. Researchers from the Azrieli National Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment Research spotted anomalies in the heart, kidneys, and head in 30 percent … Read more

Breast cancer breakthrough as drug cuts risk of most tumor returning by 37%

A revolutionary drug could save the lives of thousands of women battling the most aggressive type of breast cancer, doctors say. Pembrolizumab cuts the risk of the disease returning by 37 per cent in women with triple-negative breast cancer, a trial showed. The drug, which was given alongside chemotherapy, was compared to the standard treatment … Read more

US plans to roll out COVID-19 shots for children under 5 years in February

A syringe is filled with a dose of Pfizer’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at a pop-up community vaccination center at the Gateway World Christian Center in Valley Stream, New York, US, February 23, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Feb 9 (Reuters) – The US government is planning to … Read more