Health News

Men who take a prostate-disease drug are more at risk of diabetes

Prostate disease sufferers who take commonly-prescribed drugs to help them urinate are a THIRD more at risk of type 2 diabetes Drugs are prescribed to men with enlarged prostates that affect their urination Prescribed drugs called 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors raise the risk May slow a man’s metabolism and make their body less sensitive to insulin   Men […]

Health Problems

US communities reach out to homeless as liver disease surges

This industrial city in central Massachusetts has had many nicknames through the years, including “the Heart of the Commonwealth” and “Wormtown.” Among them was this less-known medical moniker: “Hepatitisville.” Worcester has endured several outbreaks of the liver-battering disease, including one that sidelined 90 members of a college football team in 1969. Given its history and […]

Health Problems

First genetic clue for elusive pediatric liver disease

A nationwide consortium of researchers has identified the first genetic defect linked to biliary atresia, a mysterious liver disease that is the leading cause for liver transplantation in children. The results were published in the journal Hepatology. The causes of biliary atresia were unknown, so this is a major advance that will move the field […]

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Using sleep disorder to predict Parkinson’s disease

A large multi-centre study of more than 1,200 patients provides important predictors of Parkinson’s disease progression, which will allow better candidate selection for clinical trials and more effective therapy development. The study, led by Dr. Ron Postuma at The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital) and the Montreal General Hospital of the McGill University Health […]

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American monitored for possible Ebola exposure released, having ‘never developed’ disease, Nebraska medical facility says

An American who was being monitored in Nebraska after possibly being exposed to Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo was released from care on Saturday, having “never developed” the disease, the medical facility announced. (Nebraska Medicine) An American who was being monitored in Nebraska after possibly being exposed to Ebola in the Democratic Republic […]

Medications

Reata Announces Clinical Trial Design for FALCON, a Phase 3 Trial of Bardoxolone Methyl for the Treatment of Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease

IRVING, Texas, Jan. 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: RETA), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it has completed a successful end-of-Phase 2 meeting with the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the design of a Phase 3 clinical trial of bardoxolone methyl (bardoxolone) in patients with autosomal dominant […]