Novartis’s heart failure drug Entresto failed a trial in a new use, the Swiss drugmaker said on Monday, calling into question billions of dollars in potential revenue and taking the shine off one of the company’s biggest growth prospects.
Novartis heart drug fails trial
In a study published in the journal Diabetes, physician-researchers from University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine found that the asthma medication montelukast (brand name Singulair) can inhibit early changes in diabetic retinopathy, the eye disease which develops due to diabetes, in a mouse model of type 1 diabetes.
Asthma drug can inhibit changes in early stages of diabetic retinopathy
A vast report, looking at the products and activities associated with non-fatal traumatic brain injuries for youngsters aged up to 19, in 66 US hospitals' emergency departments, has revealed that floors, beds and American football are posing some of the greatest risks.
72% of traumatic brain injuries in under-19s caused by consumer products in US
For older adults, fainting and falls are serious health concerns. They can lead to injury, hospitalization, and other severe consequences. Having certain chronic conditions, as well as taking certain medications, can raise your risk of experiencing falls and fall-related injuries.
Medications used to treat atrial fibrillation may raise risk of falls
Electronic cigarettes are ‘undoubtedly harmful’ and should be regulated, the WHO said as it warned against the use of vaping products by smokers trying to quit their deadly habit.
WHO says e-cigarettes 'undoubtedly harmful'
Starting six-month-old infants on solid food in the amounts recommended by standard feeding guides may lead to overfeeding, according to a study by scientists at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Solid food feeding guides for infants may lead to overfeeding
A drug for advanced ovarian cancer has been approved for use in newly diagnosed patients in England, after a trial showed it could delay progression of the disease for three years.
Ovarian cancer drug olaparib 'can delay disease in newly diagnosed'
Despite believing that self-care is a vitally important part of health and overall well-being, many physicians overlook their own self-care, according to a new survey, conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of Samueli Integrative Health Programs.
Many US physicians overlook their own self-care, survey finds
Research conducted in a Chinese population has found an intriguing link between the consumption of chili peppers and a heightened risk of cognitive decline.
Is spicy food linked to dementia risk?
In a new study published by The Obesity Society, researchers are describing how strategies such as eating earlier in the day can help people lose weight by curbing their appetite.
Structured meal timing can boost fast burning and decrease appetite

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