Genomic sequencing enhances findings of hearing loss in NICU

Expanded genomic sequencing may be an effective adjunct hearing screening to detect hearing loss among patients in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), according to a study published online July 11 in JAMA Network Open. Yunqian Zhu, from National Children’s Medical Center in Shanghai, and colleagues examined the association between expanded genomic sequencing combined with […]

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Suvorexant may ease symptoms during opioid withdrawal therapy

For individuals with opioid use disorder undergoing a buprenorphine/naloxone taper, suvorexant might be a promising treatment for reducing sleep disturbance and easing opioid withdrawal, according to a study published online June 22 in Science Translational Medicine. Andrew S. Huhn, Ph.D., from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, and colleagues recruited 38 participants […]

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Trial to investigate multiple products simultaneously to accelerate development of new therapies for ALS

The HEALEY ALS Platform Trial led by the Sean M. Healey & AMG Center for ALS at Massachusetts General Hospital in collaboration with the Northeast ALS Consortium (NEALS) is a trial in which multiple investigational products are tested and evaluated simultaneously to accelerate the development of potential new therapies for people with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis […]

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Remaining physically active protects against risk of mortality for older people

Remaining physically active protects against risk of mortality for people aged over 50, according to a new study from Trinity College Dublin. Researchers from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Aging (TILDA) created a “mortality risk index”—a tool to identify those at high mortality risk, who may benefit from additional care and support. They found that […]

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