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ALS drug wins FDA approval despite uncertainty over efficacy CNN

ALS drug wins FDA approval despite uncertainty over efficacy CNN

CNN — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. The FDA on Thursday announced approval of Relyvrio, developed by Amylyx Pharmaceuticals. According to the company, the oral drug can be taken as a stand-alone therapy or with other therapies and has been shown to slow …

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Study finds potential link between daily multivitamins and cognitive improvement in older adults | CNN

Study finds potential link between daily multivitamins and cognitive improvement in older adults | CNN

CNN — A new study suggests that taking a daily multivitamin may be associated with improved brain function in older adults, and the benefits appear to be greater for those with a history of cardiovascular disease. The findings didn’t surprise the researchers — rather, they were, said study author Laura Baker, a professor of gerontology …

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Vitamin D won't protect you from coronavirus or respiratory infections, study shows CNN

Vitamin D won’t protect you from coronavirus or respiratory infections, study shows CNN

CNN — Even if your current vitamin levels are low, vitamin D supplements are unlikely to prevent Covid-19 infection or respiratory infections like colds or flu, according to two new large clinical trials. A study done in the UK At the height of the pandemic, 3,100 people with insufficient vitamin D levels were given low …

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Many patients stop taking statins for muscle pain, new study shows, but statins don't cause pain CNN

Many patients stop taking statins for muscle pain, new study shows, but statins don’t cause pain CNN

CNN — Statins are an important tool for preventing major cardiovascular problems, but many patients stop taking them due to side effects, including muscle pain. However, according to a study published Monday in The Lancet and presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Spain, for more than 90 percent of statin patients who …

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