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Pharmacovigilance – News and Features

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What Happens to the Human Body After 200 Vaccines?

Last month a story about a 62-year-old male made headlines after he claimed to have received 217 vaccines against SARS-CoV-2. Scientists invited the individual for tests to investigate what happens in the body of a hypervaccinated individual.
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Exercise and the Immune System: What’s the Latest Research?

Research suggests that with exercise, we have a natural way to improve immune health. Recent studies have advanced our understanding of the molecular processes that underpin exercise immunology.
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Potential Treatment To Manage Sickle Cell Complications Identified

A drug approved to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension may be effective at managing hypertension and end-organ damage in patients with sickle cell disease, reports a new study.
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Reviving Outdated Diabetes Drug Offers Potential for New Treatments

Now, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine are exploring how to isolate the positive effects of Thiazolidinediones, which could help yield new treatments that don’t come with the old side effects.
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Virtual Reality Therapy Helps Decrease Cancer Pain, Study Finds

A new study has used virtual reality (VR) to help reduce cancer pain for hospitalized patients, potentially providing a non-invasive and non-pharmacologic approach to improve the quality of life for people with cancer.
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Microbial Monitoring for Biopharma Manufacturing

Contamination is a significant issue for bioprocessing as it results in loss of time, money and effort. This article will explore the pivotal role of microbial monitoring in upholding product safety and quality standards within the biopharmaceutical industry.
Prostate cancer cells.
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Study Sheds Light on Combating Drug-Resistant Prostate Cancer

New research sheds light on the significance of the glucocorticoid receptor in drug-resistant prostate cancer, showing that the development of drug resistance could be prevented.
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Popular Diabetes and Obesity Drugs Don’t Increase Thyroid Cancer Risk, Study Suggests

Drugs known as GLP-1 analogues have become increasingly popular to treat diabetes and obesity, but there have been concerns that they might increase the risk of thyroid cancer. Now an extensive Scandinavian study has found no evidence of such a link.
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UTI Oral Vaccine Offers Promising Alternative to Antibiotics

An oral vaccine against recurrent UTIs could reduce the need for antibiotic treatment.
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Prostate Cancer Test Reduces Deaths But Leads to Overdiagnosis, Study Finds

The largest study to date investigating a single invitation to a PSA blood test to screen for prostate cancer has found it had a small impact on reducing deaths, but also led to overdiagnosis.
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