TYK2 Inhibition Promising in Psoriatic Arthritis

Ella Castle

The oral tyrosine kinase 2 inhibitor deucravacitinib was effective for the treatment of active psoriatic arthritis in a phase II placebo-controlled trial.

At week 16, only 31.8% of patients who had been randomized to receive placebo met the 20% response criteria of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR20), compared with 52.9% of those receiving 6 mg of deucravacitinib per day (P=0.0134) and 62.7% of those given 12 mg per day (P=0.0004), reported Philip Mease, MD, of Swedish Medical Center and the University of Washington in Seattle.

In addition, ACR50 responses were observed at week 16 in

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Sweets, dry fruits are out; therapy, fitness trackers are in as Diwali gifts at India Inc amid WFH

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a person sitting at a desk in front of a laptop: Sweets, dry fruits are out; therapy, fitness trackers are in as Diwali gifts at India Inc amid WFH


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Sweets, dry fruits are out; therapy, fitness trackers are in as Diwali gifts at India Inc amid WFH

The shift to work-from-home amid the Covid-19 outbreak has changed the type of gifts companies are handing out this Diwali. The emphasis is on personalised products, in a stark shift from the typical sweets and dry fruits that are handed out every year.

The gifts includes products needed to effectively work from home, including web cameras and headphones, as also wellness and health-related products, since employees are mostly at home.

At edtech firm upGrad, there are no gifts for

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American College of Lifestyle Medicine Launches Bill of Rights to Raise Awareness of Lifestyle Medicine’s Role in Type 2 Diabetes Informed Consent and Treatment

Ella Castle

The Bill of Rights is a companion to ACLM’s recently launched “Reversing Type 2 Diabetes and Insulin Resistance with Lifestyle Medicine” 18-hour, 20-module, evidence-based CME/CE accredited online course for physicians and health professionals. This is the first comprehensive educational curriculum offered to equip physicians and other health professionals to treat and reverse type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance.  In addition, ACLM recently published a position paper, “Type 2 Diabetes Remission and Lifestyle Medicine: A Position Statement from the

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NJ Dentist Must Face Claims He Caused Man’s Addiction

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Law360 (November 13, 2020, 9:59 PM EST) — A New Jersey appeals court on Friday revived a dental patient’s lawsuit alleging a dentist caused his nitrous oxide addiction by administering too much of the drug during his treatment, reasoning that the patient’s claims were plausible.

A two-judge Appellate Division panel reversed the dismissal of a suit accusing Dr. Ira J. Zohn and Advanced Endodontic Associates of negligently administering nitrous oxide to patient Bruce Ampolsky from 2013 to 2017 beyond what was medically necessary for any dental treatment which caused him to become addicted and suffer injuries requiring medical treatment.

After

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Ohio dad marathon: Father runs around hospital for 4-year-old son with cancer

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Codner, of Poland, Ohio, ran 26.2 miles around Akron Children’s Hospital on October 17 to raise money for the hospital treating his son, who has 26 months left in his treatment.

In early May, Codner and his wife Tristan received a phone call that Andrew had a bed waiting for him in the hematology and oncology unit of the hospital.

A day that began as a visit to the pediatrician for Andrew’s swollen face had resulted in a diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a common childhood cancer.

Codner’s run served to show his appreciation to the hospital staff that has … Read More