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2/21/2020

ANJESO, Recro Pharma's IV meloxicam, has been approved by the FDA for the management of moderate to severe pain. Meloxicam, a long-acting nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, can be given once a day as an IV bolus push.

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2/21/2020

Midstage trial data assessing Cellectar Biosciences' candidate CLR 131 as a treatment for relapsed/refractory B-cell lymphomas were unveiled by the company. Results indicated the drug generated a 42% overall response rate in patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma and 34.5% in multiple myeloma patients across all doses.

2/21/2020

Celebrities, including Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber and SZA, are speaking candidly about their anxiety and other mental health challenges more often, which is a welcome shift, writes Amanda Arnold. Talking about anxiety has been challenging for actress Emma Stone, she says, but it's been healing.

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2/21/2020

More than 18,000 youths don't have a job or a diploma in Washington's South King County, and homelessness, mental health and not feeling welcome at school are among the reasons they're disengaged, according to a report authored by social worker and doctoral candidate Henry Joel Crume and others. Youths interviewed for the report say adults showing they cared would have helped them succeed.

2/21/2020

Insurers in West Virginia would have to provide mental health coverage the same way they cover physical health under a proposal passed by the state's Senate. "A lot of times ... their insurance may cover enough to stabilize them, but not cover their underlying issues," says Republican state Sen. Ryan Weld, lead sponsor of the bill.

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2/21/2020

A report from the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics showed that 19.8% of children and adolescents who lived in rural areas had developmental disabilities, compared with 17.4% of those in urban settings.

2/21/2020

Newborns with a family history of eczema, asthma and hay fever who used moisturizers daily during the first year of life didn't have a lower likelihood of eczema but had slightly increased odds of developing skin infections, compared with those without daily use, researchers reported in The Lancet. The findings also indicated the potential for higher food allergy risk among those who used moisturizers daily.

2/21/2020

Black LGBTQ teens and young adults were as likely to report depression and suicide ideation but had lower odds of receiving mental health care, compared with the general LGBTQ youth population, according to a Trevor Project study. "We all need to better understand the needs of black LGBTQ youth," said Trevor Project research scientist Myeshia Price-Fenney.

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2/21/2020

From 2010 through 2017 the number of travel-associated dengue cases in the US reached 5,009, while 378 cases were confirmed or considered locally acquired, according to an article in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. New York, California, Florida and Texas accounted for 53% of travel-related cases.

2/21/2020

Giving up bread may be a popular low-carbohydrate diet trend but it comes with some potential nutrition and health risks, especially for women of childbearing age, according to registered dietitian nutritionist Bonnie Taub-Dix. A slice of bread has about 15 carbs and 80 calories, Taub-Dix says, but total calories may be determined by what is put on top, such as butter or mayonnaise.