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Additional Therapies bring significant improvements in Psychotic Patient’s life

Additional Therapies bring significant improvements in Psychotic Patient’s life

Collin Spencer who is 23 years old now has shared his journey when he suffered from psychosis at the age of 17 and also reveals how he recovered due to a pilot program called NAVIGATE.

Spencer said he used to suffer from hallucinations. It took him months to realize of his mental illness. He did not believe in treatment and was even hospitalized thrice. Finally, after being put on medication he was made a part of a new program based at Clinton-Eaton-Ingham Community Mental Health Authority in Lansing.

American Cancer Society comes up with new guidelines on mammograms

American Cancer Society comes up with new guidelines on mammograms

New guidelines by the American Cancer Society seem to have been formed after paying heed to growing concerns that the benefits of breast cancer test may have been overstated. As per new guidelines, women should get their annual mammograms at age 45, and not 40.

In the age of 55 when women are in their menopause stage, they should have mammograms every alternate year. They should continue doing the same till they are healthy and expect living at least 10 more years.

Halloween Face Paint Should Be Tested for Toxic Chemicals, says Sen. Chuck Schumer

Halloween Face Paint Should Be Tested for Toxic Chemicals, says Sen. Chuck Schumer

Sen. Chuck Schumer, senior United States senator from New York, on Sunday said that Halloween paints made in China should be checked for toxic chemical content.

It has been found that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) do not carry out any regular tests of cosmetic products or face paints Schumer stressed that these paints might contain heavy metals life lead, nickel, cobalt and chromium.

Magnetic Energy can reduce Belief in God, say Researchers

Magnetic Energy can reduce Belief in God, say Researchers

Researchers have found that belief in God can be reduced by directing magnetic energy into brain. When a region in the brain is temporarily shut down, a person’s religious beliefs could be altered, according to the researchers.

Researchers from the University of York in UK and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the US conducted an experiment to temporarily shut down a brain’s specific regions. They used transcranial magnetic stimulation in the experiment.

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Nurse Who Had Ebola Re-hospitalized and Now Critically Ill

Nurse Who Had Ebola Re-hospitalized and Now Critically Ill

Ebola is again in news. Royal Free Hospital in London revealed on Wednesday that a nurse from Scotland who had recovered from deadly Ebola disease months ago is back in hospital, and this time, she is critically ill.

Planned Parenthood will no longer accept Payment for Fetal Tissue used for Medical research

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Planned Parenthood announced that it has decided not to accept payment for fetal tissue research. But the organization will continue to harvest fetal tissue for research. The decision was announced by the non-profit organization on Tuesday.

President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Cecile Richards, wrote a letter to director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and said the organization will stop accepting payment for fetal tissue. Some of the programs of NIH use fetal tissue.

Experts not satisfied with Results of Roche’s New Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis

Experts not satisfied with Results of Roche’s New Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis

A Swiss drug maker Roche revealed that its new treatment for multiple sclerosis has shown positive results. But positive results from the ORATORIO study have left experts in question about the magnitude of benefits in the primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS).

According to Xavier Montalban from Vall d'Hebron University Hospital in Barcelona, and colleagues , the anti-CD20+ therapy significantly reduced the proportion of patients who had 12-week confirmed disability progression by 24% compared with placebo.

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Ocrelizumab Shows Promising Results in Treating MS

Ocrelizumab Shows Promising Results in Treating MS

Ocrelizumab, the drug showed positive results in late-stage clinical trials to treat multiple sclerosis. From past many years, researchers have been trying to figure out the cause behind the spread of the disease. They have been on their mission to develop a promising drug that will help people with MS to get rid of their disease.

New Report Stresses on Measles Vaccine Gaps

New Report Stresses on Measles Vaccine Gaps

Two reports released at a meeting of infectious disease experts this week stresses on the gap in measles vaccine coverage putting majority of US people at risk of the disease. About 9 million US children are at the risk of being infected with the disease as they are not fully vaccinated against measles.

Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Cancer Drug Opdivo Receives another Approval from FDA

Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Cancer Drug Opdivo Receives another Approval from FDA

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. receives another approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its cancer drug Opdivo, also known chemically as nivolumab. This time the approval is for the treatment of patients with metastatic non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer.

According to the National Cancer Institute lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer death in the US. An estimated 221,200 new cases were diagnosed and more than 158,000 deaths were recorded last year.

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