Daily Archives: October 17, 2020

Dual Checkpoint Blockade With Some Chemo Boosts OS in NSCLC

A first-line immune checkpoint inhibitor combination of nivolumab (Opdivo) plus ipilimumab (Yervoy) improved survival in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) when added to a limited course of chemotherapy, results of the phase III CheckMate-9LA trial showed. With 8.1 months minimum follow-up, overall survival (OS) reached a median 14.1 months when nivolumab plus ipilimumab was added to two …

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Nasal Test for Shrimp Allergy Safe and Predictive

A shrimp allergy test delivered with a dab of shrimp extract in the nose is safe and reliable, Barcelona researchers report. The test provides 90% sensitivity and 89% specificity with a positive predictive value of 90%. For those patients who fear anaphylactic shock during a food challenge test, this could prove game changing. “With our test, symptoms went away with …

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Bogus ‘Cure’ Claims Have U.S. Consumers Snapping Up CBD Products

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) CBD has been widely marketed as a cure-all for whatever ails you, and a new study finds many Americans are buying the sales pitch. Researchers tracking a Reddit forum on CBD found many folks discussing use of cannabidiol to treat conditions for which there are proven, safe and effective medicines …

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COVID Scored Big at ‘Superspreader’ Hockey Game

Latest Prevention & Wellness News By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) A single pick-up hockey game in Tampa Bay in June wound up becoming a COVID-19 superspreader event, with one player infecting as many as 15 other people on the ice, Florida public health officials report. The June 16 hockey game involved 22 men between the …

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An Expert’s Guide to Safe Sleeping for Your Baby

THURSDAY, Oct. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) To keep your baby safe while sleeping, experts recommend practicing the “ABCs” of sleep. Babies should sleep alone, on their back and in a crib. That’s the best way to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). SIDS is the unexplained death of a child under 1 year of age that usually occurs during sleep. …

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Many Male Breast Cancers Diagnosed Late, and Delays Can Be Lethal

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) Breast cancer in men is rare. But because it’s not often suspected in men, diagnosis often comes only after a tumor has begun to spread throughout the body, new research shows. “Approximately one-half of males with breast cancer received a diagnosis after it had already spread,” either to nearby or …

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