Last week, biotech Cassava Sciences (NASDAQ: SAVA) published topline interim-analysis data for simufilam, a potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease. Unfortunately, these developments do not paint a clear path to victory, but instead, they raise more perplexing questions about its science. In the study, the first 50 Alzheimer's patients with mild to moderate disease who received simufilam for a period of 12 months saw their cognition improve by an average of 3.2 points on the Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Cognitive Subscale (ADAS-COG) from baseline.
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- Good Housekeeping
Check Your Medicine Cabinet: Blood Pressure Medications Recalled Over Potential Cancer-Causing Ingredients
Lupin Pharmaceuticals is recalling all Irbesartan tablets and Irbesartan and Hydrochlorothiazide tablets, which might have carcinogenic impurities.
- Washington Examiner
A leading critic of the National Institutes of Health contends the federal agency “put at risk” U.S. public health and national security by funding a bat coronavirus research project by EcoHealth Alliance.
- Men's Health
Diet, travel, medications and other things that can contribute to being constipated all the time. Plus: What do to do about it.
- Rolling Stone
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has accused Fauci and NIH of funding research in Wuhan that led to Covid-19, but the nation's top epidemiologist said the senator is "absolutely incorrect"
- Eating Well
For many of us, the idea of making breakfast every day can be a little overwhelming. And as a dietitian on a budget, getting takeout every morning isn't in the cards for me either. But having a healthy, filling breakfast doesn't have to take a lot of time.
Warren Higgs, 54, lives with Polycystic Kidney Disease, and his kidneys grew so big they crushed his heart, lungs, and stomach.
- Miami Herald
Florida’s top health official was asked to leave a meeting after refusing to wear a mask at the office of a state senator who told him she had a serious medical condition, officials have confirmed.
- USA TODAY
People injured by many vaccines are covered by a generous government program, but COVID-19 injuries fall under a different, stingier program.
- Good Housekeeping
Suzanne Somers shares her thoughts on aging, says it's 'So Incredible,' and 'It takes a little bit of work. It’s about health, about shifting your thinking.'
- Men's Health
YouTuber Mario Tomic shares his advice for maintaining fat loss through consistency in diet and exercise in a new video.
- CBS News
Former acting CDC Director Dr. Richard Besser, pediatrician and president of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, weighs in on vaccines for children age 5 to 11.
ZURICH (Reuters) -Novartis said on Monday its canakinumab drug had failed in another trial, missing targets to improve overall survival rates for lung cancer patients and prevent the progression-free survival of people with the condition. The Swiss company said its Canopy-1 Phase III study did not meet its primary endpoints when treating patients with previously untreated locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer in combination with pembrolizumab plus platinum-based doublet chemotherapy. The announcement serves as a blow for Novartis after the drug, in combination with chemotherapy agent docetaxel, failed earlier this year to improve survival in patients in its Canopy-2 Phase III study.
- Yahoo Life SEA
According to a Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research report, “satisfying social relationships are essential for mental and physical well-being”.
The key to good health lies deep within your gut, science shows. Learn how postbiotics could do your digestion some good — and how to score them.
- Washington Examiner
Dr. Anthony Fauci stood by his denial that the National Institutes of Health had funded risky gain-of-function research, despite the NIH admitting EcoHealth Alliance had violated grant rules when conducting bat coronavirus research.
- Business Insider
The US has a record number of sexually transmitted diseases and COVID-19 is making things worse, experts say
People are now less inclined to use condoms, and testing for sexually transmitted diseases isn't as readily available, one expert told The Guardian.
- The New York Times
Under the threat of losing their jobs, hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers finally got a COVID-19 vaccine. Teachers, nurses and home health aides accepted their occupations’ mandates. The mass resignations some experts had predicted did not occur, as most workers hurriedly got inoculated. Josephine Valdez, 30, a public school paraprofessional from the Bronx, did not. Failing to meet the New York City Education Department’s vaccination deadline, Valdez lost her job this month. She is among the 4
- The Daily Beast
Photo Illustration by Kristen Hazzard/The Daily Beast/GettyOne of the oldest sales tricks in the book is the one where the salesperson presents the potential buyer with an extremely crappy option first, and follows that up with an only moderately crappy second option. The potential buyer, dazzled by the jump in quality between options one and two, won’t scrutinize option two as much, because it’s so much better than option one. This has been employed by slimy realtors, wedding planners, and used
- The Conversation
On average, two students in every U.S. classroom have ADHD. damircudic/E+ via Getty Images Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it to email@example.com. What causes ADHD and can it be cured? – Geneva B., age 17, Philippines Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder is a common, yet often misunderstood, mental health condition. Symptoms include inattention, overactivity and impulsivity – behaviors everyone ex
- Washington Post
Arizona has caught up to New York when it comes to reported deaths per capita - even though the latter was ravaged by the coronavirus early in the pandemic before treatments or vaccines were developed. Some health experts worry Arizona could be headed for a deepening crisis as winter approaches. Although average daily deaths from covid-19 remain much lower than during the state's second wave in January, Arizona experienced a 138% increase in the 7-day rolling average of daily new deaths per 100,