Relyvrio: ALS drug gets FDA approval despite uncertainty about effectiveness

CNN  —  A new treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. The FDA announced approval of Relyvrio, developed by Amylyx Pharmaceuticals, on Thursday. The oral medication can be taken as a standalone therapy or with other treatments, according to the company, and it has been … Read more

Tua Tagovailoa: Miami Dolphins quarterback taken off the field on stretcher during game against Bengals

CNN  —  The Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was taken off the field on a stretcher on Thursday during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals, after suffering apparent head and neck injuries – less than a week after being injured in another game. Tagovailoa is conscious, has movement in all his extremities and was taken … Read more

CDC warns of severe illnesses from monkeypox as Ohio reports death of a monkeypox patient

CNN  —  The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new warning to health care providers Thursday about severe illnesses in people with monkeypox. The alert comes as Ohio reported that an individual with monkeypox has died – the third known death of a patient with monkeypox in the United States. Ohio listed … Read more

Eliza Fletcher: Memphis teacher died from a gunshot wound to the back of her head, autopsy reveals

CNN  —  Eliza Fletcher, the Memphis teacher who was abducted while on an early morning jog earlier this month, died from a gunshot wound to the back of her head and blunt force injury, according to an autopsy report obtained by CNN affiliate WHBQ. “Autopsy examination revealed a perforating gunshot wound of the head,” the … Read more

Drink these types of coffee to live longer, study says

CNN  —  Drinking two to three cups a day of most types of coffee may protect you from cardiovascular disease and an early death, a new study found. “The results suggest that mild to moderate intake of ground, instant and decaffeinated coffee should be considered part of a healthy lifestyle,” said study author Peter Kistler, … Read more

Alzheimer’s drug slows progression of cognitive decline in clinical trial, drugmakers say

CNN  —  A monoclonal antibody treatment for Alzheimer’s disease called lecanemab slows the progression of cognitive decline by 27% compared with a placebo, drugmakers Biogen and Eisai said Tuesday. The drug, tested in a Phase 3 global clinical trial, also met all secondary endpoints, showing “target engagement” with reduced amyloid levels – a protein that … Read more

Skipped cancer screenings this past year? It’s time to restart

CNN  —  Many people postponed routine medical care because of disruptions related to the Covid-19 pandemic. That includes a decline in cancer screenings, such as mammograms and colonoscopies. In the meantime, cancer remains one of the major causes of death in the United States, second only to heart disease. Why is cancer screening so important, … Read more

Unvaccinated individuals 14 times more likely to get monkeypox than vaccinated, new US data shows

CNN  —  Eligible individuals who did not receive the monkeypox vaccine were around 14 times likelier to become infected with the virus than those who were vaccinated, according to federal government data described to CNN by multiple US health officials. That figure reflects the first wave of authoritative data collected by the Biden administration on … Read more

US sees increase in respiratory infections that can lead to acute flaccid myelitis in children, CDC data shows

CNN  —  Doctors should prepare for a possible increase in young patients with enterovirus D68, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday, and that may be linked to more cases of the rare, paralyzing condition acute flaccid myelitis. There was an increase in acute respiratory illnesses and emergency department visits driven by … Read more

US sees increase in respiratory infections that can lead to paralysis in children, CDC data shows

CNN  —  Doctors should prepare for a possible increase in young patients with enterovirus D68, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday, and that may be linked to more cases of the rare, paralyzing condition acute flaccid myelitis. There was an increase in acute respiratory illnesses and emergency department visits driven by … Read more