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ASCO: Pfizer, Astellas show Xtandi helps early prostate cancer patients live longer

Pfizer and Astellas’ Xtandi is already approved to treat non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, thanks to data showing it can stop tumors from spreading. But now it’s adding results that show it can help patients live longer, too. When paired with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), Xtandi cut patients’ risk of death by 27%, a study abstract… Read More »

How do I get water out of my ears?

Playing in the water can be fun for people of all ages. While summer is a great time to enjoy swimming to its fullest, all of the splashing around can occasionally lead to water getting trapped in your ears. Symptoms include a feeling of fullness in the ear canal and a sensation that water is jostling around… Read More »

Medical care is being rationed, but not in the way you think

As the pandemic loomed, there was widespread concern about running out of crucial medical resources, such as mechanical ventilators. We watched as the crisis escalated in Italy and elsewhere, where hospitals seemed overwhelmed. We prepared for the surge. Hospitals, industry, and government clamored to secure both ventilators and other valuable resources such as personal protective… Read More »

5 Ways That Love Affects the Brain

You may have heard oxytocin being called the “love hormone.” This is because oxytocin is a hormone that acts as a neurotransmitter in the brain. It is responsible for activating neural pathways that deal with pleasure and reward.  So, how do our brains and bodies create a feeling of being in love? Let’s take a… Read More »