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Wearable Device Cleared for Use During Opioid Detoxification

Wearable Device Cleared for Use During Opioid Detoxification

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Electrical pulses are sent through small needles that are inserted in the ear to combat the early stages of detoxification, leading to stabilization.

CDC Issues Updated Advisory Regarding Outbreaks of Hepatitis A

CDC Issues Updated Advisory Regarding Outbreaks of Hepatitis A

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Of the 2500 cases of hepatitis A infection reported between January 2017 and April 2018, 68% were among persons who reported drug use (injection and non-injection), homelessness, or both.

Trials for Investigational Alzheimer's Treatment Lanabecestat Discontinued

Trials for Investigational Alzheimer's Treatment Lanabecestat Discontinued

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The independent data monitoring committee (IDMC) concluded that the 2 trials (AMARANTH and DAYBREAK-ALZ) investigating the treatment in mild Alzheimer's disease dementia, were not likely to meet their primary endpoints of change from baseline on the 13-item Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale - Cognitive Subscale.

CDC: Administration Errors Reported With New Shingles Vaccine

CDC: Administration Errors Reported With New Shingles Vaccine

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Between October 20, 2017 and February 20, 2018, the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) received 155 reports involving RZV, with 13 (8%) involving an administrative error.

Personalized Cancer Vaccine Looks Promising in Early Study

Personalized Cancer Vaccine Looks Promising in Early Study

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The researchers enrolled 25 platinum-pretreated, immunotherapy-naïve patients with recurrent advanced epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) for the trial.

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