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According to The New York Times, patients who are prescribed narcotic painkillers are using them for too long. A study revealed that nearly half of people who took painkillers for more than one month continued to do so three years later, and that 60 percent of patients taking painkillers for chronic...
According to CBS News, nivolumab, a PD-1 blocking drug may help patients with Hodgkin lymphoma who saw little or no effect with other therapies. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine looked at 23 patients with the disease who were unresponsive to alternative treatments. After receiving...
The CDC has issued an advisory to physicians saying the flu vaccine may not be as effective in deterring the current strain of influenza due to recent mutations in the virus, CNN Health reports. 52 percent of the 85 virus samples that were analyzed by scientists were different than the virus strains...