Odibo named director of maternal-fetal & ultrasound division in OB-GYN

Anthony Odibo, MD, an internationally respected maternal-fetal medicine expert, has been named director of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine & Ultrasound in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He also has been appointed vice chair of obstetrics in the department. Odibo previously served as a division director and vice chair in […]

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abrocitinib

abrocitinib Pfizer Announces Extension of Review of New Drug Application of Abrocitinib for the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Atopic Dermatitis NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE) April 07, 2021 — Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the priority review period for the New Drug Application (NDA) for abrocitinib for the treatment of […]

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Maternal Health Across the World

The term maternal health refers to women’s health throughout the stages of pregnancy and childbirth as well as during the postnatal period. Maternal health has a direct impact on both the mother and child. Every day, approximately 810 women die from causes related to preventable childbirth and pregnancy. Providing good quality maternity care in order to prevent these includes supporting […]

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ublituximab

ublituximab TG Therapeutics Completes Rolling Submission of Biologics License Application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Ublituximab in Combination with Ukoniq (umbralisib) as a Treatment for Patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia NEW YORK, March 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TG Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: TGTX), today announced the completion of the rolling submission of a Biologics License Application (BLA) […]

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22-Year-Old Md. Woman Locked Out of Fla. Hotel Room Dies After Being Stuck in Window

The Sheriff's Office and Marathon Fire Rescue were called to the scene around 7:30 a.m. where they pronounced Therriaault dead at the scene. An autopsy is pending, according to the Sheriff's Office. A friend to Therriault described the 22-year-old in a tribute as "a beautiful, selfless, free spirited soul." Private elementary school Butler Montessori also wrote a tribute to Therriault […]

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Zika virus helps destroy deadly brain cancer in mice

The Zika virus that ravaged the Americas, leaving many babies with permanent brain damage, may have a silver lining. The virus can activate immune cells to destroy an aggressive brain cancer in mice, giving a powerful boost to an immunotherapy drug and sparking long-lasting immunological memory that can ward off tumor recurrence for at least 18 months, according to a […]

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Kyzatrex

Marius Pharmaceuticals Receives PDUFA Date for Kyzatrex NDA for Treatment of Hypogonadism RALEIGH, N.C., March 11, 2021 – Marius Pharmaceuticals announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has assigned a Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) goal date of October 31, 2021 for the review of the Kyzatrex® New Drug Application (NDA) for primary and secondary male […]

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What is Vertical Transmission?

Some viruses can pass generationally between mother and fetus in utero (in the case that breaks in the placental barrier are present, during delivery, or during breastfeeding). HIV, toxoplasma gondii, rubella, cytomegalovirus, and herpesviruses have been proven to transfer from mother to child via these routes. This is known as vertical transmission. Image Credit: Magic mine/Shutterstock.com The impact of vertical […]

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