Health News

Clinical trial: Prenatal DHA prevents blood-pressure increase from obesity during childhood

Research published today in JAMA Network Open by investigators at the University of Kansas and KU Medical Center finds pregnant mothers who daily consumed 600 milligrams of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)—an omega-3 fatty acid found in prenatal vitamins, fish-oil supplements and fish meat—protected their offspring from the blood pressure-elevating effects of excessive weight in early childhood. […]

Health Problems

Improved outcomes seen with liver grafts from older donors

(HealthDay)—From 2003 to 2016, liver graft loss and mortality improved among recipients of liver grafts from older donors, according to a study published online Feb. 13 in JAMA Surgery. Christine E. Haugen, M.D., from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, and colleagues conducted a prospective cohort study involving 4,127 liver grafts from […]

Medications

Catalyst Biosciences Presents Updated Data from Its Phase 2/3 Trial of Subcutaneous Marzeptacog Alfa (Activated) in Individuals with Hemophilia A or B with Inhibitors at the 12th Annual EAHAD Congress

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Catalyst Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBIO), presented updated interim data from the Phase 2/3 trial of subcutaneous prophylactic Factor VIIa (FVIIa) variant marzeptacog alfa (activated) (MarzAA) currently being developed for the treatment of hemophilia A or B with inhibitors. The data were delivered in an oral […]

Health News

New Acne Treatment Might Spring From Old One

THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 — An old acne drug may hold the key to developing a new, safer treatment, a study suggests. Isotretinoin (Myorisan, formerly branded as Accutane), is a form of vitamin A, and has been prescribed for acne for decades. It works by reducing oil in the skin, thus helping prevent acne. An […]