Intestinal Absorbant Offers Promise for IBS-D

SAN DIEGO – An intestinal absorbant, polymethylsiloxane polyhydrate (PMSPH), may relieve the diarrhea associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), researchers say. The absorbant reduced abdominal pain, improved stool consistency, and won praise from patients, said Yan Yiannakou, MBChB, a consultant in gastroenterology at County Durham and Darlington (England) National Health Service Foundation Trust. “It’s great to have something new for […]

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In new age of telemedicine, researchers identify child neurology patients who still require in-person visits

Researchers from the Epilepsy Neurogenetics Initiative (ENGIN) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) found that while many child neurology visits can be effectively conducted through telemedicine, younger children and those with neuromuscular disorders are more likely to require in-person evaluation. The findings further establish how telemedicine can continue to help patients beyond the COVID-19 pandemic that necessitated it and prioritize […]

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Simple Urine Test Could Improve Detection of Bladder Cancer

A simple and cost-effective urine test could improve early detection and management of bladder cancer, according to a brief issued by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). This test detects the presence of specific mutations in the promoter of the telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) gene in urine samples. Results from two independent clinical studies, one conducted in France, […]

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Drugmaker Hikma's CEO Olafsson to step down

(Reuters) -Hikma Pharmaceuticals said on Tuesday that Chief Executive Officer Sigurdur Olafsson would step down in late June to pursue other opportunities after four years at the London-listed generics drugmaker. The news of Olafsson’s exit comes weeks after the drugmaker cut the annual sales and margin forecasts for its generics unit. Hikma shares, which have risen about 85% since Olafsson […]

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Factbox-Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

(Reuters) – Beijing stepped up quarantine efforts to end its month-old COVID outbreak as fresh signs of frustration emerged in Shanghai, where some bemoaned unfair curbs with the city of 25 million preparing to lift a prolonged lockdown in just over a week.A medical worker in a protective suit collects a swab from a resident for nucleic acid testing at […]

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