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A small chip under the skin may predict second stroke

For patients who have experienced certain common types of stroke, a small chip inserted under the skin may help physicians predict their likelihood of experiencing a second stroke, and therefore their likelihood of benefiting from preventive therapy. The findings come from a recent clinical trial published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and… Read More »

FDA Approves Second Biomarker-Based Indication for Merck’s Keytruda (pembrolizumab), Regardless of Tumor Type

Print this page KENILWORTH, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE) June 17, 2020 — Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Keytruda, Merck’s anti-PD-1 therapy, as monotherapy for the treatment of adult and pediatric patients with unresectable or metastatic tumor mutational burden-high… Read More »

Brazil coronavirus outbreak worsens, cases could soon be second highest in world

FILE PHOTO: Gravediggers carry the coffin of Avelino Fernandes Filho, 74, who passed away from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), during his funeral in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 18, 2020. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil’s coronavirus outbreak worsened on Wednesday and the South American nation could soon have the second-highest number of… Read More »

Congo to deploy second Ebola vaccine

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) – Health authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo said on Saturday that they plan to introduce a second Ebola vaccine, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, to counter the second-worst outbreak of the virus in history. The team overseeing Congo’s Ebola response did not say when exactly the J&J vaccine… Read More »