Tag: treatment

Dec 01 2018

‘From Nothing to Gangbusters’: A Treatment for Sickle-Cell Disease Proves Effective in Africa – The New York Times

Supported by Global health ‘From Nothing to Gangbusters’: A Treatment for Sickle-Cell Disease Proves Effective in Africa Already used in Western countries, hydroxyurea eased painful episodes in African children with the condition. It also reduced the risk of malaria infection. ImageA doctor evaluating a young patient with sickle-cell disease at a clinic in Kinshasa, Democratic […]

Nov 23 2018

Is the World Running Out of Insulin? Shortages Could Leave Millions of Diabetics Without Treatment

Insulin is crucial for the treatment of people with type-1 diabetes and some patients with type-2. However, with rates of type-2 expected to rise by more than 20 percent worldwide in the next 12 years, we may reach a point where insulin will be beyond the reach of around half of the 79 million adults […]

Nov 19 2018

New treatment “a breakthrough” for kids with peanut allergies, study finds

There could soon be a new treatment option to help millions of children who suffer from peanut allergies. The final results of a clinical trial are in, and show that it is possible for some people with a peanut allergy to protect themselves by carefully building up a tolerance to peanuts over time. The study, funded […]

Nov 19 2018

A New Peanut Allergy Drug Could Be a Promising Treatment for Children

A new drug could become the first-ever protective treatment for the more than one million children in the U.S. who suffer from peanut allergies. In a phase-three trial, the results of which were published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the peanut-derived drug AR101 helped some children with severe peanut allergies tolerate the equivalent […]

Nov 19 2018

Experimental treatment may desensitize allergic kids to peanuts

(Reuters Health) – Peanut allergy can be life-threatening, but a new study suggests that peanut protein itself can be used to slowly dial down the intensity of the allergic reaction. After daily exposure for 24 weeks to the equivalent of one peanut in the form of a powder sprinkled on food, two-thirds of the volunteers […]

Nov 19 2018

Peanut allergy treatment 'in sight'

Peanut allergy can be beaten with a treatment that slowly builds up tolerance, a large study shows. None of nearly 500 four- to 17-year-olds from the US and Europe could tolerate even a 10th of a peanut. But after taking tiny daily doses for a year, two-thirds could tolerate at least two whole peanuts. Emily […]

Nov 19 2018

New treatment to protect people with peanut allergies ready for FDA review

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The final research results for a new treatment for protection against accidental exposure to peanut was presented today at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting and published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The results show it is possible for some people with peanut […]

Nov 18 2018

Experimental treatment helps 2 out of 3 peanut allergy sufferers, study finds

“I wanted to sit with my good, good friends, but I couldn’t,” the 10-year-old said. “If you’re a kid and you have a food allergy, it’s harder on you. You’re missing out on a lot of stuff other children can have. I always want to try peanut stuff.” Mom Monica Glover said the family discovered […]

Nov 14 2018

Pence Condemns Myanmar's Suu Kyi For Treatment Of Rohingya, Imprisoned Journalists

Enlarge this image Vice President Mike Pence and Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi arrive for a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Singapore on Wednesday. Bernat Armangue/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Bernat Armangue/AFP/Getty Images Updated at 9:30 a.m. ET Vice President Mike Pence […]

Nov 14 2018

New Treatment Could Help Diabetes Patients Achieve Remission

New procedure encourages cell growth and spurs the pancreas to produce insulin once again in some people. Share on PinterestResearchers are working on new treatments that could help some people living with diabetes avoid insulin injections. Getty Images A new treatment that encourages cell growth may have the potential to put diabetes into remission in […]