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FDA Clears First Mobile App for Substance Abuse

A smartphone app designed to help treat substance abuse disorders received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. . . . → Read More: FDA Clears First Mobile App for Substance Abuse

Trial Shows Antibody Effective Against Asthma

Results from a large-scale clinical trial show a synthetic antibody, when added to standard treatments, reduces asthma attacks and improves lung functioning. . . . → Read More: Trial Shows Antibody Effective Against Asthma

Risks of E-Cigarette Use, Ingredients Highlighted

Several sessions at a scientific meeting on respiratory diseases report on effects of electronic cigarettes on people’s health, including those who also smoke conventional cigarettes. . . . → Read More: Risks of E-Cigarette Use, Ingredients Highlighted

Engineered T-Cell Trials Stopped after Patient Death

The Food and Drug Administration stopped two clinical trials testing genetically engineered T-cells from the immune system to treat leukemia, after a participant in one trial died. . . . → Read More: Engineered T-Cell Trials Stopped after Patient Death

Trial Testing Nicotine Patch for Lung Inflammation

A clinical trial is underway testing a nicotine patch worn to help stop smoking as a treatment for a chronic inflammatory disease affecting the lungs. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Nicotine Patch for Lung Inflammation

Infographic – Vaccinations Changed the World

This chart, courtesy of Der Spiegel and Statista, shows how the incidence of several diseases has been reduced in the U.S. since the introduction of vaccines. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Vaccinations Changed the World

Telemedicine Shown Feasible for Parkinson’s Care

Findings from a one-year clinical trial show individuals in the U.S. with Parkinson’s disease can receive quality care through telemedicine comparable to persons with the disorder receiving the usual care from neurologists alone. . . . → Read More: Telemedicine Shown Feasible for Parkinson’s Care

Tracking Algorithms Devised to ID Human Traffickers

Computer scientists developed techniques that help identify the people placing sexual service advertisements by tracing the bitcoin payments for those ads. . . . → Read More: Tracking Algorithms Devised to ID Human Traffickers

Trial Underway Testing New ALS Treatment

Patients in a clinical trial testing a treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, began receiving their first doses administered by the study team. . . . → Read More: Trial Underway Testing New ALS Treatment

Trial to Test Inhaled Insulin, App for Diabetes Mgmt

A clinical trial is planned to test the benefits of managing type 2 diabetes with an inhaled formulation of insulin and a smartphone app. . . . → Read More: Trial to Test Inhaled Insulin, App for Diabetes Mgmt