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WNBA star Brittney Griner stands trial in Russia on drug charge

WNBA star Brittney Griner stands trial in Russia on drug charge

Griner, whose arrest came less than a week before Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine, plays for a Russian basketball team during the WNBA’s offseason. The Department of State said in May that Griner is being “wrongfully detained by the Russian government,” an official classification that means the special presidential envoy for hostage affairs, working in coordination with …

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Bad news for Paxlovid? Coronavirus can find multiple ways to evade COVID-19 drug

Prescriptions for Pfizer’s blockbuster drug Paxlovid have skyrocketed in recent weeks. That’s good news for many COVID-19 patients, as the pill has been proven to reduce severe disease from SARS-CoV-2 infections. But a bevy of new lab studies shows the coronavirus can mutate in ways that make it less susceptible to the drug, by far …

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Candida auris mate with each other that produces different strains each time. C. auris causes bloodstream infections, wound infections and ear infections and can sometimes result in death

Scientists cannot create drug for deadly pathogen that has killed THOUSANDS across 50 countries

Scientists cannot create drug for deadly pathogen that has killed THOUSANDS across 50 countries because it reproduces sexually to create new strains unlike all others that reproduce asexually Candida auris infects the bloodstream and can sometimes result in death Scientists cannot create a  drug to fight it because the pathogen reproduces sexually and creates different strains …

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Small cancer drug trial sees tumors disappear in 100 percent of patients

Small cancer drug trial sees tumors disappear in 100 percent of patients

Placeholder while article actions load A small drug trial is having a seismic impact in the world of oncology: After six months of an experimental treatment, tumors vanished in all 14 patients diagnosed with early stage rectal cancer who completed the study by the time it was published. Researchers in the field of colorectal cancer …

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New drug leads to 'substantial' weight loss in people with obesity

New drug leads to ‘substantial’ weight loss in people with obesity

A drug approved to treat type 2 diabetes can have another striking effect on the body: significant weight loss in people with obesity. Once-weekly injections of tirzepatide provided “substantial and sustained reductions in body weight,” researchers reported in The New England Journal of Medicine over the weekend. “We need this tool in the toolbox. There …

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Experts weigh in on who could be helped after new cancer drug breakthrough — and when

Experts weigh in on who could be helped after new cancer drug breakthrough — and when

In 2020, nearly 340,000 people died from rectal cancer. Now a new treatment giving hope for beating the disease — and maybe for other forms of cancer as well — could be available within a year. A recent trial, conducted by researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and published in the New England Journal of Medicine …

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Diabetes drug lead to significant weight loss in people with obesity: study

Diabetes drug lead to significant weight loss in people with obesity: study

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! A diabetes drug taken once a week lead to dramatic weight loss in people who have obesity, according to a recently published study in The New England Journal of Medicine. The study authors said that participants in the 72-week trial lost up to 20% of their body weight.  “The findings indicate tirzepatide …

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Genetic data indicate at least two separate monkeypox outbreaks underway, suggesting wider spread

With the right molecular signal, a cancer drug works in every patient

Sascha Roth was in her late 30s and feeling great. Then she noticed some bleeding when she used the bathroom. She went to see a gastroenterologist, who diagnosed her with rectal cancer. Her doctor, she recalled, “was as shocked as I was.” A friend who had had colon cancer insisted Roth see her surgeon at …

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Diabetes drug leads to notable weight loss in people with obesity – study

A weekly dose of a diabetes drug appears to lead to significant weight loss in people with obesity, in a development experts have hailed as gamechanging. Obesity causes 1.2 million deaths in Europe each year, according to the World Health Organization, and the UK has one of the worst obesity rates. Efforts to tackle the …

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Taking Paxlovid? Here’s What To Know About This Antiviral Drug For COVID.

Taking Paxlovid? Here’s What To Know About This Antiviral Drug For COVID.

Mina called Paxlovid’s efficacy of 88% against COVID-related hospitalization and death “an astounding metric.” In a study of 2,085 unvaccinated adults with a preexisting medical condition (or just older age), just 8, or 0.8%, were hospitalized with COVID or died from any cause compared with 66, or 6%, of those who took a placebo. The …

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