FDA Approves Genentech’s Ocrevus (ocrelizumab) Shorter 2-Hour Infusion for Relapsing and Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

South San Francisco, CA — December 14, 2020 — Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a shorter two-hour infusion time for Ocrevus® (ocrelizumab), dosed twice-yearly for those living with relapsing or primary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) who have […]

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Risk for second primary malignancy up in CLL survivors

(HealthDay)—Survivors of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) have an increased risk for second primary malignancy (SPM), according to a study published online Sept. 30 in Blood Cancer Journal. Vivek Kumar, M.D., from Harvard Medical School in Boston, and colleagues compared differences in risk for SPMs among CLL survivors from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database […]

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Stepwise approach effective for primary care dementia screening

Assessment of dementia risk using three common screening tools at baseline predicts incident dementia over the course of about seven years, according to a study published in the September/October issue of the Annals of Family Medicine. Lennard L. van Wanrooij, from the University of Amsterdam, and colleagues used data from 3,454 community-dwelling older persons who […]

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Inclusive primary care improves people’s health, study finds

Respectful, inclusive practices in primary care clinics can significantly improve the health of low-income, marginalized people who may have previously experienced trauma or discrimination, a new study from the University of British Columbia and Western University has found. “As health-care providers, we need to make everyone feel safe and comfortable when they walk into a […]

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There is a serious danger of eating meat and liver

In the research of Lerner Institute at Cleveland clinic in the US found that regular consumption of red meat and liver causes the development of cardiovascular diseases. Their study is published in the European Heart journal.Scientists have discovered that a byproduct of intestinal bacteria TMAO (trimethylamine N-oxide), which is formed in the digestive process, increases […]