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Patients with Rare Lung Disease Face Agonizing Treatment Dilemma

The drug sirolimus can slow the lung disease LAM, while also causing potentially fatal complications after lung transplants. But research suggests a drug similar to sirolimus may be safe for LAM patients waiting for transplants.

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Non-Vaccine Measles Treatment Identified: UPDATE - Watch Pre-Recorded Q&A with Researchers

A novel antiviral drug may reduce the spread and severity of measles without a vaccination. Dr. Richard Plemper from the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University and Dr. Michael Natchus of the Emory Institute for Drug Discovery (EIDD) will be available to answer questions from the media at a live virtual press conference at 1 PM EDT, Wednesday, April 16th.

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Researchers Develop A New Drug to Combat the Measles: UPDATE - Watch Pre-Recorded Q&A with Researchers

A novel antiviral drug may protect people infected with the measles from getting sick and prevent them from spreading the virus to others, an international team of researchers says.

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Safely Dispose Unused Medications

The next nationwide medication disposal day is Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

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Study Finds Association Between SSRI Use During Pregnancy and Autism and Developmental Delays in Boys

In a study of nearly 1,000 mother-child pairs, researchers from the Bloomberg School of Public health found that prenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), a frequently prescribed treatment for depression, anxiety and other disorders, was associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and developmental delays (DD) in boys. The study, published in the online edition of Pediatrics, analyzed data from large samples of ASD and DD cases, and population-based controls, where a uniform protocol was implemented to confirm ASD and DD diagnoses by trained clinicians using validated standardized instruments.

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Adding Dexmedetomidine Reduces Anesthesia Dose Required for Surgery

For patients undergoing surgery, adding a sedative drug called dexmedetomidine can reduce the necessary doses of other anesthetic drugs, reports a study in the April issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, official journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS).

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Proof That Antidepressants and Breastfeeding Can Mix

Researchers have found that women on antidepressants are more successful at breastfeeding their babies if they keep taking the medication.

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A Phone Call From a Pharmacist Can Reduce Some Hospital Admissions

Pharmacist-patient telephone consultations appear to reduce hospitalizations in patients who are least at risk, finds a new study in Health Services Research.

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MIT Biologists from the Koch Institute Discover Potential Combination Therapy for Aggressive Thyroid Cancer

Koch Institute researchers have developed a novel mouse model of anaplastic thyroid cancer and identified a combination of targeted therapies that shrinks these tumors

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