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Trial Shows Treatment Prevents Peanut Allergy Reactions

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Final results from a clinical trial show a preventive treatment desensitizes children and adolescents with peanut allergies against reaction-causing proteins in peanuts for one year. . . . → Read More: Trial Shows Treatment Prevents Peanut Allergy Reactions

Trial Testing Non-Opioid Pellet Implant for Sciatica Pain

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A clinical trial to test a tiny implanted pellet containing a non-opioid pain killer began treating participants to relieve leg and back pain from sciatica. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Non-Opioid Pellet Implant for Sciatica Pain

Trial Tests Diabetes Mgmt. Program vs. Smartphone Glucose Meter

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A new clinical trial is testing a diabetes management program that includes Internet-connected glucose meters and one-on-one coaching against smartphone-enabled glucose meters alone. . . . → Read More: Trial Tests Diabetes Mgmt. Program vs. Smartphone Glucose Meter

Biotechs to Develop Personal Cancer-Killing Virus Vaccines

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Two biotechnology companies developing engineered viruses as cancer therapies plan to create personalized treatments for solid tumors with viruses that harness the immune system. . . . → Read More: Biotechs to Develop Personal Cancer-Killing Virus Vaccines

Phone App Shown to Detect Serious Heart Attack

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A smartphone app that monitors heart functions like an electrocardiogram, or EKG, can detect a dangerous form of heart attack, according to results of a clinical trial. . . . → Read More: Phone App Shown to Detect Serious Heart Attack

FDA Updating Expanded Access to Investigational Drugs, Devices

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The Food and Drug Administration says it’s streamlining policies for making drugs and medical devices in clinical trials or under review available for people in the U.S. with life-threatening conditions. . . . → Read More: FDA Updating Expanded Access to Investigational Drugs, Devices

Trial Underway for Inhaled Heart Rhythm Drug, Developer Raises $42M

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A clinical trial is underway testing an inhaled therapy to quickly treat irregular heart rhythms, in cases where the problems occur occasionally and often resolve on their own. . . . → Read More: Trial Underway for Inhaled Heart Rhythm Drug, Developer Raises $42M

Trial Testing Smartwatch to Detect Heart Rhythm Problems

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clinical trial is enrolling more than 400,000 participants to test an app written for an Apple smartwatch to detect atrial fibrillation, a form of irregular heart rhythms. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Smartwatch to Detect Heart Rhythm Problems

NIH Stops Stem Cell Heart Failure Trial Over Retracted Data

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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, or NHLBI, part of the National Institutes of Health is suspending a clinical trial of stem cells to regenerate new heart muscle. . . . → Read More: NIH Stops Stem Cell Heart Failure Trial Over Retracted Data

Nerve Stimulation Reduces Pain, Fatigue from Lupus

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Results from a clinical trial show external stimulation of a major nerve in the body helps relieve pan and fatigue in people with systemic lupus erythematosus, more commonly known as lupus. . . . → Read More: Nerve Stimulation Reduces Pain, Fatigue from Lupus