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Across the globe, 33 million people have atrial fibrillation (AF), a disorder of heart rhythm. In the United States, an estimated 3-6 million people have AF, and with our aging population, this number is expected to increase — AF occurs in 2 percent of those under...

source: By Dorothy L. Tengler
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Adversity that occurs before age three appears to have the greatest effect on a child's gene expression and, possibly, future mental health, according to a study published in Biological Psychiatry. Previous studies have found exposure to early-life adversity predicts DNA...

source: Psychiatry & Behavioral Health Learning Network

The study, backed by Project HOPE and published in the May issue of Health Affairs, compared employer-sponsored insurance, Medicaid and Affordable Care Act marketplace coverage for people with psychological distress. The results showed...

source: Fierce Healthcare

Because of their durable response rates across malignant tumor types, checkpoint inhibitors have been regarded as highly promising agents in the oncology landscape. In a new study published in JAMA Network Open, the estimated...

source: Specialty Pharmacy Times

The FDA has granted approval to the first treatment for children with Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome, a rare autoimmune disorder. The drug, amifampridine (Ruzurgi), is approved for the treatment of patients aged six years to...

source: American Journal for Managed Care

FDA issued guidance on May 9 for applicants submitting abbreviated approval marketing applications. The guidance was issued to assist applicants in determining which abbreviated approval pathway to choose under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act: An abbreviated new...

source: PharmTech

As of May, there have been more than 750 cases of measles in the U.S. this year across 23 states — the most since 1994, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Measles was considered "eliminated" in...

source: Scientific American


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