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FDA permits Juno to resume testing potential leukemia treatment

FDA permits Juno to resume testing potential leukemia treatment

A rise was witnessed in the shares of Juno Therapeutics after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allowed the company to resume a drug trial of a potential leukemia treatment. The therapy was temporarily stopped after two patient deaths.

On Tuesday, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given permission to Juno Therapeutics to resume the trials for its potential leukemia treatment. The trial was temporarily stopped after the therapy was linked with two patient deaths.

Warm body temperature means better immune repose to cold virus

Warm body temperature means better immune repose to cold virus

A research finding suggests warm body temperature works against spread of common cold virus. The finding could suggest new ways of dealing with problem of common cold. It was published in the Proceedings of The National Academy of Science.

The study was conducted by Yale researchers who were led by immunology professor Akiko Iwasaki, also an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. They analyzed human airways cells that make little interferons, key immune system, proteins, when responding to cold virus.

Deadly bacteria resistant to antibiotic colistin present in US longer than expected

Deadly bacteria resistant to antibiotic colistin present in US longer than expected

In a research paper, scientists have unveiled that a potentially deadly bacteria resistant to the last-resort antibiotic colistin has been present in America much longer than what was believed to be. A New York City patient has been found to be having the bacteria who was treated in May 2015.

This case is also the earliest known case in the US about the deadly bacteria. The bacteria has been found by an Iowa company called JMI Laboratories, which has been testing a number of bacteria collected from patients across the world in more than two years.

Research reveals ineffectiveness of Pregnancy Multivitamins

Research reveals ineffectiveness of Pregnancy Multivitamins

Researchers have revealed that the consumption of multivitamins during pregnancy is a complete waste of money, since majority of the pregnant women do not require multivitamins. The researchers suggested in Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin that after analyzing all the evidence, they came to the conclusion that supplements did not play any role in boosting the well-being of mothers or babies.

Health insurers have covered autism but many children still remain undiagnosed

Health insurers have covered autism but many children still remain undiagnosed

A new study found that states asking commercial health insurers to cover diagnose and treatment for autism increase number of children receiving services in the United States. However, still there are many children who do not have such health facilities, thus they remain undiagnosed for autism, according to researchers from the University Of Pennsylvania Perelman School Of Medicine in Philadelphia.

Simple number naming test can identify cognitive impairment patients among elderly individuals

Simple number naming test can identify cognitive impairment patients among elderly individuals

A simple number naming test can spot the ones with cognitive impairment among old people, clearly distinguishing dementia patients and mild cognitive impairment patients from cognitively healthy ones.

Published in the journal Alzheimer’s Disease and Associated Disorders, the study, ‘Screening Utility of the King-Devick Test in Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer Disease Dementia’ has provided clinicians with a selection tool for individuals who might get an advantage from more extensive testing.

Rhode Island, Maine, Minnesota, New York and Idaho are top 5 most dangerous states old drivers should avoid

Rhode Island, Maine, Minnesota, New York and Idaho are top 5 most dangerous states old drivers should avoid

According to a new Caring.com report, for drivers aged 65 and above Rhode Island is the most unsafe state, followed by Maine, Minnesota, New York and Idaho. The study compared the number of 65-year old people and older, who lost lives in car accidents, with that age group's population living in each state.

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