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Novartis says Signifor LAR drug helps control acromegaly disease, Report

Novartis presented results from a pivotal Phase III trial of investigational therapy Signifor LAR in patients with acromegaly for whom current standard of care provides inadequate disease control. The company said the study findings showed that patients taking pasireotide long-acting release achieved greater disease control when compared to continued treatment with the standard somatostatin analogue therapies, octreotide LAR or lanreotide ... Read More »

Researchers create SPERM from SKIN cells

Researchers create SPERM from SKIN cells

Sperm engineered from human skin cells might offer hope to those men who suffer from infertility, according to a new study. The study, published in the journal Cell Reports, found that after being implanted into the testes of mice, the samples generated into early-stage sperm cells. Scientists said that although “cell precursors” were insufficient to support conception, the breakthrough suggests ... Read More »

Many parents not following safe infant sleep practices, Study

Many parents not following safe infant sleep practices, Study

For the past two decades parents have been urged to place babies on their backs in hopes of reducing the prevalence of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), but many have not gotten the message. The recent study also suggests healthcare providers have not worked hard enough to get the message out, an American Academy of Pediatrics news release reported. Supine ... Read More »

Diners Find Expensive Food Tastier, Study Says

Diners Find Expensive Food Tastier, Study Says

Dinner at the Four Seasons will always taste better than those scoffed down at a Chinatown hole-in-the-wall, new research suggests. The latest findings reveal expensive food is more delicious than bargain meals that people will think that meals taste better if they’re pricey. Researchers found that people who pay more for their meals think the food tastes better than if ... Read More »

Diabetes Has Increased in US Youth, Study Finds

Diabetes Has Increased in US Youth, Study Finds

The number of children diagnosed with type one diabetes spiked significantly over the past decade. Researchers at the Colorado School of Public Heath studied the number of children diagnosed with types on and two diabetes from 2001 to 2009. They found during that time the number of children with insulin-dependent type one diabetes went up 20%. Children afflicted with type ... Read More »