FDA agrees to fast-track review of Amarin’s prescription strength fish oil pill for heart patients

The FDA plans to review Vascep within six months instead of the usual 10, with a decision on approval expected sometime in late September. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and … Read more…

Childhood trauma has lasting effect on brain connectivity in patients with depression

A study found that childhood trauma is linked to abnormal connectivity in the brain in adults with major depressive disorder (MDD). The paper shows symptom-specific, system-level changes in brain network connectivity in MDD. Child Development News — ScienceDaily SPECIAL DISCOUNT … Read more…

Alzheimer’s treatment holds promise for primary progressive aphasia patients

Scientists have discovered that an existing therapy frequently used to treat Alzheimer’s disease might also work on patients with primary progressive aphasia (PPA), a type of dementia that destroys language and currently has no treatment. Child Development News — ScienceDaily … Read more…

‘Widespread and dangerous’: Facing medical uncertainty, doctors tell patients it’s all in their heads

When 7-year-old Bailey Sheehan arrived at a hospital in Oregon partially paralyzed, a doctor said the girl was faking her symptoms to get her parents’ attention because she was jealous of her new baby sister. CNN.com – RSS Channel – … Read more…

This patient’s medical record said she’d given birth twice — in fact, she’d never been pregnant

Medical record errors are extremely common and can be life-threatening. For 20-year-old patient Morgan Gleason, it took many hours to fix a glaring mistake.  Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and … Read more…

Alphabet stops its project to create a glucose-measuring contact lens for diabetes patients

Verily, Alphabet's life sciences unit, found it more challenging than expected to measure glucose levels in tears. Especially once it started testing its device outside of the lab. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX … Read more…