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A single treatment with gene therapy normalized levels of Factor VIII in patients with hemophilia as long as 1 year after the infusion, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Read more via Qmul.ac.uk and access the study at Nejm.org . . .

On Dec. 1, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Ogivri (trastuzumab-dkst) as a biosimilar to Herceptin (trastuzumab) for the treatment of patients with breast or metastatic stomach cancer (gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma) whose tumors overexpress the HER2 gene (HER2+). This is the first biosimilar approved . . .

Lifting restrictions on concealed carry guns increases violent crime, and laws restricting gun ownership for people convicted of domestic violence reduces killings of female domestic partners, according to an analysis in Science. 

Read more via News.stanford.edu and access the study via Science.sciencemag.org . . .

A study in Nursing Research reports that automated pressure injury risk assessment system, which is built into an electronic health record and doesn’t require nurses to input additional data, was comparable to the Braden Scale.

Read more via journals.lww.com . . .

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a medical device accessory for the Apple Watch that can detect arrhythmia and display on the face of the watch.

Read more via prnewswire.com . . .

If current trends in child obesity continue, more than 57% of today’s children in the U.S. will have obesity at age 35, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine. 

Read more via Hsph.harvard.edu . . .

On Nov. 21, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Juluca, the first treatment regimen containing two drugs to treat certain adults with HIV-1 instead of three or more drugs included in standard HIV treatment.

Read more via Fda.gov . . .

On Nov. 13, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Abilify MyCite, a pill with a sensor that digitally tracks if patients have ingested their medication. Read more via Fda.gov . . .

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