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You might want to change the time of day you take your blood pressure medicine

You might want to change the time of day you take your blood pressure medicine

You may want to take your blood pressure medicine at bedtime rather than when you get up in the morning, according to a study published Tuesday in the European Heart Journal. The research found that people who take their anti-hypertensive medicine before bed had better-controlled blood pressure and consequently had a much lower risk of…MORE

FDA faces mounting pressure to release final e-cigarette flavor policy

FDA faces mounting pressure to release final e-cigarette flavor policy

In a letter, a lawmaker is urging the US Food and Drug Administration to issue its compliance policy that would clear the market of unauthorized flavored e-cigarettes. The letter follows President Donald Trump’s September 11 announcement that the FDA would be putting out “some very strong recommendations” regarding the use of flavored e-cigarettes in “a…MORE

Drugmaker reverses course, plans to seek FDA approval for Alzheimer’s treatment

Drugmaker reverses course, plans to seek FDA approval for Alzheimer’s treatment

In an unexpected reversal, pharmaceutical giant Biogen said it will pursue US Food and Drug Administration approval for aducanumab, an experimental treatment for early Alzheimer’s disease, Biogen and its Japanese partner Eisai announced on Tuesday. Phase 3 clinical studies of aducanumab were discontinued in March. The trials were halted because results of a futility analysis…MORE

Getting dads to do more around the house, starting with a history lesson

Getting dads to do more around the house, starting with a history lesson

In the past couple of years, our homes have become a key battleground in the fight for gender equality. Who plans the dinners? Folds the laundry? Schedules the doctor’s appointments? Probably mom. Who’s not particularly happy with this situation? Probably mom. Even as women have taken on more work outside their home, they’re still doing…MORE

New gene editing technology could correct 89% of genetic defects

New gene editing technology could correct 89% of genetic defects

Scientists have developed a new gene-editing technology that could potentially correct up to 89% of genetic defects, including those that cause diseases like sickle cell anemia. The new technique is called “prime editing,” and was developed by researchers from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, who published their findings Monday in the journal Nature.…MORE

Virus could be the cause of mysterious polio-like illness AFM, study says

Virus could be the cause of mysterious polio-like illness AFM, study says

Researchers found evidence of what might cause acute flaccid myelitis, known as AFM, a rare polio-like illness that affects children. According to a study published Monday in the journal Nature Medicine, a virus seems to be the culprit. Since the first cases were documented in 2012, scientists have debated how children get AFM, which can…MORE

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