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Repatha (evolocumab)

Repatha (evolocumab)

What are the side effects of evolocumab? The most common side effects associated with Repatha treatment include Other side effects include diarrhea, muscle pain, muscle spasm, fatigue, urinary tract infections (UTIs), cough, allergic reactions, hypertension, headache, dizziness, joint pain, nausea, confusion, and pancreatitis A more serious side effect is: Hypersensitivity reactions: Repatha should not be […]

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New Treatments Could Be Powerful Weapons Against Brain Tumors

New Treatments Could Be Powerful Weapons Against Brain Tumors

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — New therapies are showing real promise in fighting the type of brain cancer that claimed the lives of Sens. John McCain and Ted Kennedy, a pair of new clinical trials shows. One experimental treatment injects powerful genes directly into a brain […]

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America’s Obesity Epidemic May Mean Some Cancers Are Striking Sooner

America’s Obesity Epidemic May Mean Some Cancers Are Striking Sooner

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Since the turn of the century, American obesity rates have skyrocketed. And now a new study indicates that as the nation’s waistlines expand, cancers long linked to obesity are striking the middle-aged more than ever before. The finding follows a review […]

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imatinib (Gleevec)

imatinib (Gleevec)

What is imatinib, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Imatinib is an oral medication used for treating chronic myeloid leukemia and acute lymphoblastic leukemia. It is classified as a kinase inhibitor. Kinase inhibitors include dasatinib (Sprycel), erlotinib (Tarceva), gefitinib (Iressa), nilotinib (Tasigna), pazopanib (Votrient), sunitinib (Sutent), and vandetanib (Caprelsa). Kinase inhibitors prevent tumors […]

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How diet can alter the gut, leading to insulin resistance

How diet can alter the gut, leading to insulin resistance

New research — using mouse models and fecal samples collected from humans — looks into the mechanisms that promote insulin resistance via the gut environment. The type of diet a person eats may be key, the researchers suggest. New research looks in more detail at the mechanisms linking diet to insulin resistance. Insulin resistance occurs […]

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Januvia (sitagliptin)

Januvia (sitagliptin)

What is Januvia? Januvia is a brand-name prescription medication. It’s used together with diet and exercise to treat type 2 diabetes. Your doctor may want you to take Januvia by itself or with other drugs that also treat diabetes. Januvia isn’t used to treat type 1 diabetes. Januvia is a type of drug called a […]

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Zulresso (brexanolone)

Zulresso (brexanolone)

FDA warning: Severe sedation and loss of consciousness This drug has a boxed warning. A boxed warning is the most serious warning from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It alerts doctors and patients about drug effects that may be dangerous. Zulresso can cause severe sedation, with symptoms such as sleepiness, trouble thinking clearly, and […]

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Xospata (gilteritinib)

Xospata (gilteritinib)

FDA warning: Differentiation syndrome This drug has a boxed warning. This is the most serious warning from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A boxed warning alerts doctors and patients about drug effects that may be dangerous. Xospata may cause differentiation syndrome, a dangerous condition in which certain cells change and grow in number. Symptoms […]

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Anoro (umeclidinium/vilanterol)

Anoro (umeclidinium/vilanterol)

What is Anoro? Anoro is a brand-name prescription medication that’s approved to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in adults. COPD is a group of diseases that includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Anoro isn’t approved to treat asthma or to be used as a rescue medication. Anoro is a maintenance treatment. That means it’s meant […]

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Talzenna (talazoparib)

Talzenna (talazoparib)

What is Talzenna? Talzenna is a brand-name prescription medication that’s used to treat certain types of breast cancer in adults. It’s used to treat breast cancer with each of the following characteristics: Hormone receptor-positive or hormone receptor-negative. These cancer cells may or may not have receptors (attachment sites) for estrogen or progesterone. Mutations in BRCA1 […]