Health & Wellbeing

Why Rapid Reviews?

Exactly as the name implies, rapid reviews are reviews done in a short time, in order words quick, fast, etc. There are several reasons why rapid literature reviews may be deemed necessary or appropriate.
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First magnetic resonance imaging device authorised for U.S neonates

The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared Embrace Neonatal Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) system for scanning the neonatal head.
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New treatment for sickle cell disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves Endari (L-glutamine oral powder) for patients with sickle cell disease to reduce severe complications associated with the blood disorder.
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Sanofi and Regeneron’s biologic treatment for rheumatoid arthritis gets EU approval

The European Commission (EC) has approved Kevzara (sarilumab) for adult patients with moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The drug can be used in combination with methotrexate (MTX) or as a monotherapy.
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Scottish Medicines Consortium approves six new drugs

Patients with psoriasis, advanced melanoma, chronic myelogenous leukaemia, urinary tract infections, schizophrenia, and those in need of emergency surgery or experiencing life-threatening bleeding now have access to new treatment options in NHS Scotland.
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NICE approves radium-223 for prostate cancer

More patients in England and Wales with prostate cancer can now receive radium-233 following NICE approval for routine NHS use.
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Preterm Labour and Early Birth

The latest National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline on diagnosing and managing of preterm labour, as well as preventing and delaying early birth has been published.
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NHS England and NICE to reform the way cancer drugs are funded

The Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) was initiated in 2010 to help improve patients’ access to treatment not currently available within the NHS. As a result, over 72,000 cancer patients have gained access to drugs since inception.
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New treatments for skin cancer, ovarian cancer and deep vein thrombosis in NHS Scotland.

The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) recently accepted three new medicines for the treatment of four medical conditions within NHS Scotland.
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New treatment for patients with previously treated multiple myeloma

Darzalex has become the first monoclonal antibody therapy to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma who have had three or more previous treatments.
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Taking Vitamin D Supplement May Lower Blood Pressure and Boost Fitness, New Evidence Reveals

The findings from a pilot study presented in the annual meeting of the Society for Endocrinology suggest that taking vitamin D supplements could improve fitness level and lower blood pressure.
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Can Herpes Virus Cure Skin Cancer?

Herpes is an infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). The infection can affect various parts of the body, usually the mouth or the genitals depending on the herpes virus responsible (HSV-1 or HSV-2) 1.
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FDA Approves New Treatment for Advanced Lung Cancer

Opdivo also known as nivolumab has been extended as treatment for non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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