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Daily aspirin is unnecessary for older people in good health, study finds

Daily aspirin is unnecessary for older people in good health, study finds A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has found that many elderly people are taking daily aspirin to little or no avail Uses, benefits, and risks of aspirin Aspirin, or acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), is commonly used as a pain reliever […]

Difference Between Polycythemia and Erythrocytosis

The key difference between polycythemia and erythrocytosis is that polycythemia refers to the condition in which both red blood cells and haemoglobin increase above the normal level while erythrocytosis refers to the condition where the red blood cell mass increases beyond the normal level. Polycythemia and Erythrocytosis occur when there are abnormal levels of red […]

Keytruda combination(Inlyta) found to reduce risk of death in RCC – Renal Cell Carcinoma

A combination of MSD’s anti-PD-1 therapy Keytruda (pembrolizumab) and Pfizer’s tyrosine kinase inhibitor Inlyta (axitinib) has been found to reduce risk of death by nearly half compared to sunitinib as first-line treatment for advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC). The results are taken from the pivotal Phase III KEYNOTE-426 trial, and show that the combination is […]

Immunotherapy: ‘Killer’ cells get boost in fight against cancer

Recent research may have just revealed a way to make a highly successful form of immunotherapy available to thousands of people with cancer. An innovative approach helps ‘killer’ immune cells attack cancer cells. In the wake of the Nobel Prize in Physiology of Medicine being awarded to James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo for their […]

MS: New drug proven to slow brain shrinkage

New Drug Shows Promise For Patients With Progressive Multiple Sclerosis A new clinical trial for the drug ibudilast offers much-needed hope for people living with multiple sclerosis — a neurological condition that affects primarily women and has limited treatment options. Using MRI scans, researchers were able to see that the new drug slows down brain […]