Multiple-birth infants have higher risk of medical mixups in NICU

Multiple-birth infants had a significantly higher risk of wrong-patient order errors compared with singletons in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), according to a new study by researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. The higher error rate was due to misidentification between siblings within Continue Reading

New score predicts risk for VTE in those with multiple myeloma

(HealthDay)—A new risk prediction score outperforms current guidelines for predicting venous thromboembolism (VTE) in multiple myeloma (MM), according to a study published online Aug. 4 in the American Journal of Hematology. Kristen M. Sanfilippo, M.D., M.P.H.S., from Veterans Administration St. Louis Health Care System, and colleagues sought to develop and Continue Reading

Nordic walking can provide multiple benefits for patients with breast cancer

An analysis of published studies found that Nordic walking—a low impact aerobic activity consisting in walking with poles—can benefit patients with breast cancer by having a positive impact on swelling, physical fitness, disability, and quality of life. The European Journal of Cancer Care analysis, which included nine relevant studies, revealed Continue Reading

Multiple dosing of long-acting rilpivirine in a model of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis

A long-acting antiretroviral agent such as rilpivirine could further improve pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), already shown to be safe and effective at preventing AIDS in high risk populations, as it could overcome problems with poor medication adherence. A new study examining the safety, acceptability, and effectiveness of multiple doses of injected Continue Reading

Xpovio with dexamethasone approved for refractory multiple myeloma

Xpovio (selinexor) tablets have been approved for use in combination with dexamethasone to treat adults with relapsed refractory multiple myeloma, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced last week. The drug combination was granted accelerated approval for patients whose disease remains resistant to other treatments, including at least two proteasome Continue Reading

Xpovio with dexamethasone approved for refractory multiple myeloma

Xpovio (selinexor) tablets have been approved for use in combination with dexamethasone to treat adults with relapsed refractory multiple myeloma, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced last week. The drug combination was granted accelerated approval for patients whose disease remains resistant to other treatments, including at least two proteasome Continue Reading

Statins’ potential to treat multiple sclerosis unrelated to lowering cholesterol

The widely prescribed statin, simvastatin, can medically help patients with secondary progressive Multiple Sclerosis (SPMS)—for reasons that might be unrelated to the drug’s intended cholesterol lowering affects, a UCL study has found. “Although this study cannot provide a final answer as to what exactly is the reason for the success Continue Reading

Exciting new breakthrough could lead to a cure for multiple sclerosis

A recent study published in the Journal of Neuroinflammation revealed a mechanism that may one day help identify the root cause of multiple sclerosis, and develop long-overdue treatments for the disease. As part of the study, a team of international researchers from the University of Exeter in the U.K. and the University of Alberta in Continue Reading

Lifestyle choices affect multiple generations: Studies show that environmental memories are stored at a cellular level

A recent animal study published in the Science journal has revealed that genetic changes caused by environmental factors may be passed down from one generation to another. According to a team of researchers at the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) in Spain, the genetic changes may even be inherited by up to 14 generations Continue Reading

Is natural gas contaminating your water? Multiple studies have detected harmful bacteria in Texas groundwater near extraction sites

Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington have revealed in three new studies that some bacteria can live in water that has been contaminated with chemicals that are involved in natural gas extraction. “Our latest published research has revealed that harmful bacteria can be quite prevalent in Texas groundwater, Continue Reading

Pandemic? Bird flu found at multiple poultry farms in Alabama

Reuters reports that in the first week of March 2017, a southern Tennessee farm growing chickens for Tyson Foods, Inc. had to euthanize 73,500 broilers because those birds had the unfortunate distinction of being the “first confirmed case of highly pathogenic H7 avian influenza (HPAI)” in U.S. commercial poultry farming. As a precaution, at that time 30 additional Continue Reading

Breastfeeding found to protect mothers from multiple sclerosis, new study finds

Breastfeeding is believed to have a plethora of benefits for both mother and child, and American researchers have uncovered another one. According to the team from Oakland, California-based health care company Kaiser Permanente, breastfeeding for at least 15 months may actually protect women against multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic, progressive Continue Reading

New study finds that nutrition deficiencies in the womb can affect multiple generations

The effects of poor nutrition are not limited to a single generation. A new study published in The FASEB Journal has suggested that parents who received inadequate nutrition in the womb can impact their own children’s growth. Specifically, mothers who were malnourished in utero can bear smaller babies, while fathers Continue Reading