AbbVie cancer drug fails two late-stage trials
Apr20

AbbVie cancer drug fails two late-stage trials

AbbVie Inc said on Wednesday that its experimental cancer drug, veliparib, failed to meet the main goals of two late-stage studies. The trials evaluated the effect of veliparib, in combination with a chemotherapy regimen, on patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and triple-negative breast cancer. In one trial, the combination treatment failed to improve the overall survival of NSCLC patients, who had smoked within the past...

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Exercise at middle age can protect brain health later in life
Apr18

Exercise at middle age can protect brain health later in life

Healthy aging of the brain relies on the health of your heart and blood vessels when you’re younger, a new study reports. People with risk factors for heart disease and stroke in middle age are more likely to have elevated levels of amyloid, a sticky protein known to clump together and form plaques in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease, the researchers said. MRI scans revealed larger deposits of amyloid in the...

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Heels for babies? Company defends their controversial product
Mar30

Heels for babies? Company defends their controversial product

We know that babies can’t walk, of course, but we insist on putting them in tiny shoes because they’re just so dang adorable. A teeny little loafer or an itty-bitty sandal is enough to send any kid-lover into frenzied cooing — and don’t even get us started on those mini sneakers. But one company is taking baby shoes to a whole new level and some parents are not into it. The Pennsylvania-based company, Pee Wee Pumps,...

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‘Inducing panic’: ACLU demands Ohio city stop charging drug overdose survivors
Mar29

‘Inducing panic’: ACLU demands Ohio city stop charging drug overdose survivors

The ACLU is calling on a city in Ohio to stop criminally prosecuting those who outlive drug overdoses under the “inducing panic” law. They argue that the law only discourages individuals from calling for help. The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio sent a letter to the City of Washington Court House on Tuesday, urging officials to end the practice of charging those treated for overdosing on heroin by Emergency Medical Services...

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Misophonia: Scientists crack why eating sounds can make people angry
Feb03

Misophonia: Scientists crack why eating sounds can make people angry

Image copyright Olana Tansley-Hancock Image caption Olana Tansley-Hancock has spent more than two decades with misophonia Why some people become enraged by sounds such as eating or breathing has been explained by brain scan studies. The condition, misophonia, is far more than simply disliking noises such as nails being scraped down a blackboard. “I feel there’s a threat and get the urge to lash out – it’s the...

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