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Nivolumab cost-effectiveness improves by selecting non-squamous NSCLC PD-L1+ p...
DENVER - Nivolumab NIV , a checkpoint inhibitor approved for all squamous and non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer NSCLC patients in 2015, is not cost-effective when compared to treatment with docetaxel DOC , chemotherapy medication. However, a Swiss analysis showed the cost-effectiveness of NIV is improved when patients are treated with NIV based on PD-L1 positivity PD-L1 , or if there is a reduction in dose or drug price. NIV, an antibody that targets ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jul 13
Americans say political candidates are not listening to their health concerns
ALEXANDRIA, Va.--July 13, 2016-- A strong majority of Americans 81 say medicines available today have improved their quality of life and even more 91 say it is important to develop better medicines for conditions we currently treat, according to a new national public opinion survey commissioned by Research America. But many respondents say candidates for President and Congress have done a poor job relating to the health expectations of Americans. Less than ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jul 13
Fat cells may play key role in battle against breast cancer: York U study
TORONTO, July 13, 2016 -- New research led by York University Professor Michael Connor highlights how fat cells could help determine the most effective way to fight breast cancer including using exercise to combat the disease. Previously, adipose tissue body fat was thought of as a storage form of energy. However, fat cells are now understood to be active cells that produce more than 400 adipokines hormones which eventually end up in the blood and make the ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jul 13
Polypharamocological drugs in the treatment of epilepsy: The comprehensive rev...
The researchers in the laboratory of Dr. Manisha Tiwari have recently reviewed Polypharamocological Drugs in the Treatment of Epilepsy The Comprehensive Review of Marketed and New Emerging Molecules . In this article, they have comprehensively discussed the role of polypharmacological drugs for the therapy of epilepsy. A comparable effect of polypharmacological drugs versus single-targeted drugs has also been discussed in detail. As we know epilepsy is a c ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jul 13
A comparison between quetiapine and aripiprazole for treatment of schizophrenia
Schizophrenia is a common cause of incapacity and is ranked as the third-most-disabling illness subsequent to dementia and quadriplegia. Nearly, 75 of persons with schizophrenia have continuing problems with recurrent psychotic episodes. Antipsychotics are effective in both the acute and chronic maintenance treatment of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. They differ in their pharmacology, kinetics, overall efficacy effectiveness and tolerability, ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jul 13
CCNY-led study finds differing treatment options for women smokers
A new study led by Assistant Medical Professor Philip Smith of The City College of New York s Sophie Davis Biomedical Education CUNY School of Medicine, and conducted in collaboration with researchers at Yale University and Yeshiva University, found important differences between women and men in their ability to quit smoking when taking medications commonly prescribed to help smokers quit. The study, Sex Differences in Smoking Cessation Pharmacotherapy Com ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jul 13
Drug-use may hamper moral judgment
Regular cocaine and methamphetamine users can have difficulty choosing between right and wrong, perhaps because the specific parts of their brains used for moral processing and evaluating emotions are damaged by their prolonged drug habits. This is according to a study among prison inmates by Samantha Fede and Dr. Kent Kiehl s laboratory at the University of New Mexico and the nonprofit Mind Research Network. The findings [1] of the study, which was funded ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jul 13
Social networking app Grindr can be an effective way to distribute HIV home-te...
FINDINGS A study led by researchers from UCLA found that the gay social and sexual networking app Grindr is an effective means through which to distribute HIV self-testing kits among men who have sex with men who have a high risk for contracting the virus. The study found that advertising placed on the app has a high potential to reach untested high-risk populations and reduce the spread of HIV. Men who responded to the offer to use the self-test kit had a ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jul 13
Metabolic syndrome linked to sexual dysfunction in older women
Philadelphia, PA, July 12, 2016 - Understanding the effects of age and disease on sexual wellbeing is crucial as sexual health is increasingly associated with vitality. In a new study published in The American Journal of Medicine , researchers looked at the role metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease play in postmenopausal women s sexual health. They found that metabolic syndrome was strongly associated with decreased sexual activity, desire, and se ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jul 13
Playing Action Video Games Boosts Visual Motor Skill Underlying Driving
Playing action-based video games may boost players ability to coordinate incoming visual information with their motor control, a skill critical to many real-world behaviors including driving, new research shows. The findings are published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Our research shows that playing easily accessible action video games for as little as 5 hours can be a cost-effective tool to help people ...
Psychological Science - Wed. Jul 13
The American Race Problem
In the wake of white police officers shooting black men and a black man shooting Dallas police officers, America once again finds itself focused on its black-white problem. This tangled, thorny issue becomes hot and visible to all when dramatic and deadly events happen but it is always there. America s race problem does not come and go to feed the needs of cable news networks. It only seems this way to people who are not paying attention. American racism w ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jul 12
The Psychological Pros and Cons of Pokémon Go
I have been playing Pok mon Go for the last 24 hours to try to figure out what the buzz is all about, and I can see why so many people are hooked. Pok mon Go is an augmented reality game app in which you walk around capturing virtual Pok mon in the real world. In terms of Android users, the game has already surpassed Tinder and is expected to surpass Twitter soon. Amid the game craze, there have also been suggestions that the app can help people with depre ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jul 12
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