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In the holiday spirit, CBS News reports a new study at Carnegie Mellon University which found that hugs can help boost the immune system. The authors surveyed 404 adults, asking questions about interpersonal relationships and how often they gave or received hugs from the people most important to them. The...
According to Reuters, Biocryst Pharmaceuticals has just received approval for an intravenous influenza medication called Rapivab, the first flu treatment to receive FDA approval in 15 years. The drug is designed for severely ill hospitalized patients where, many times, there is a concern regarding the...
CBS News reports a case study published in Lancet that details the successful treatment of an Ebola patient with a drug known as FX06. The drug, currently in development to combat vascular leakage, is meant to prevent heart attack victims from incurring more damage on their systems and is made from a...