Month: May 2019

New Immunodeficiency Disease Identified

The investigation of an infant suffering from a combination of debilitating conditions including inflammatory bowel disease, cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, lung disease, eczema, and food allergies, has brought to light a new immunodeficiency disease. Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus say the disease is caused by a genetic mutation and it presents rare insights into cell biology. The Journal of Experimental Medicine published their findings last week.

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FDA Orders Black Box Warning for Popular Insomnia Drugs

The Food and Drug Administration has required the strictest warning label available to the three most prescribed insomnia drugs. This action serves to attract attention to side effects with potentially life-threatening consequences. Driving and cooking are among examples of behaviors causing injury and death in patients. The FDA was prompted to take action after reports of these activities being carried out while patients are sleeping or not entirely awake resulting in serious consequences.

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