Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md. Bill Clark | CQ Roll Call | Getty Images U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday accused three major pharmaceutical companies of “coordinated obstruction” and “apparent efforts to stonewall” an investigation on generic drug prices launched in 2014. Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight, Elijah Cummings, D-Md., along with Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.,
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Viagra is a drug that helps treat erectile dysfunction. It improves blood flow to the penis, and its effects can last for up to 4 hours. Erectile dysfunction is a common condition that can affect males of any age. Males with this condition are unable to reach or maintain an erection to engage in sexual
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Researchers already knew that men and postmenopausal women have a higher risk of developing Parkinson’s disease than premenopausal women. Now, a recent study in mice concludes that estrogen may be responsible. The authors also hope that estrogen might form the basis of future treatments. Why does Parkinson’s affect more men than women? The answer may
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After assessing numerous specialist studies, a new review concludes that exercise can help to both prevent depression and treat its symptoms. However, current treatments for depression often fail to include this lifestyle adjustment, despite the strong evidence. A new review of the specialist literature emphasizes the need to add exercise to recommendations for the treatment
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Chemotherapy is a powerful treatment that involves taking medications to damage cancerous cells. The goal is to prevent these cells from dividing and multiplying. This article outlines the use of chemotherapy drugs in the treatment of different cancers. We describe how many people with different types of cancer undergo chemotherapy as part of their treatment.
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Chad Robins, CEO of Adaptive Biotechnologies. Anjali Sundaram | CNBC Adaptive Biotechnologies shares fell by more than 7% in after-hours trading Tuesday after the biotech company posted a wider-than-expected loss in its first earnings report since going public. The company posted a loss of $1.23 a share on revenue of $22.1 million. Wall Street analysts
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Tilray has begun shipping CBD to researchers at New York University to study alcohol and post-traumatic stress disorders, the Canadian pot company announced Thursday. It’s the second time it has received the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s approval to send the compound to U.S. scientists. The NYU researchers will test CBD in clinical trials aimed at treating alcohol
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Although there is evidence that exercise can boost mental health, scientists know less about whether physical fitness can prevent the onset of mental health conditions. A recent systematic review and meta-analysis take a closer look. Can physical fitness protect against mental health conditions? Common mental health problems, such as depression and anxiety, are a growing
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Ruby Gadelrab and Jill Hagenkord of MDisrupt Ruby Gadelrab and Jill Hagenkord Before Theranos raised hundreds of millions of dollars, forged a partnership with Walgreens and started using its flawed blood-testing technology with patients, a thorough due diligence process might have raised red flags about the company’s methods and practices. Two industry executives — Rudy
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Many oral and topical treatments are available to improve acne. Doctors prescribe gels, creams, and ointments that contain salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and others. Researchers estimate that acne affects about 85% of teenagers, but it can persist into adulthood. Women may be more likely to experience acne than men. Salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide are
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Cancer is a group of complex diseases that can have many causes, from genetics to exposure to toxins. A person’s diet may also play a role in whether they develop certain types of cancer. Researchers state that roughly 20% of all cancers in the United States have links to excess weight, physical inactivity, poor nutrition,
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Paxil is an antidepressant in the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor class. Doctors prescribe Paxil to treat major depressive disorder. Paxil is the brand name of a generic drug paroxetine. Doctors may prescribe Paxil for other uses, too. In this article, we review the various uses, side effects, warnings, and drug interactions of Paxil. What can
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While most people have accidentally bitten the inside of their cheek before, some people bite their cheek compulsively over a long period. Chronic cheek biting is a body-focused repetitive behavior that has an association with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Cheek biting and the biting of other areas in the mouth affect 750 out of every 1 million
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Periumbilical pain is a painful sensation around the belly button. It is a common complaint, and because many conditions can cause it, it may be challenging for doctors to diagnose. In this article, we explore the causes and treatment of periumbilical pain. Also, we will review when a person should seek emergency medical attention. What
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A 3D mammogram uses X-rays to create an image of the breast tissue. Many healthcare facilities and hospitals are adopting 3D mammogram technology due to the clear picture it gives of the breast tissue. A 3D mammogram, or digital tomosynthesis, is different to a standard mammogram that gives a 2D picture. A 3D mammogram helps
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BrianAJackson | iStock | Getty Images The U.K. government has announced £250 million ($303 million) in funding to create a National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Lab that focuses on healthcare. The lab will, according to authorities, hope to improve cancer screening by speeding up test results; identify patients who are “most at risk” of heart disease
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