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A new biological drug to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory diseases has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

FDA Approves Biosimilar Drug Erelzi for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Erelzi is a biosimilar for Enbrel; treats RA and other inflammatory diseases
After an acute myocardial infarction

Sexual Health Often Suffers in Younger Patients Post-MI

Many younger adults experience sexual difficulties after acute myocardial infarction
Drug-eluting stents may perform no better for patients over the long-term

Survival, QOL, CV Event Rate No Better With Drug-Eluting Stents

But, the drug-eluting devices do lead to fewer repeat revascularizations
Fourteen genes have been identified that may help determine whether a cancer treatment could help a patient

Biomarker Score May Help Predict Response to Cancer Treatment

Researchers say finding might help identify patients most likely to be helped by chemotherapy, radiation
Ebola virus stays present in semen longer than previously thought

Ebola Virus Lingers in Semen Longer Than Expected

And virus is more likely to be found in male survivors older than 40, researchers report
In a case report published online Aug. 21 in the Journal of Neurological Sciences

First Case of Zika-Associated Sensory Polyneuropathy Reported

Honduran man with Zika infection presented with sensory nerve damage
Though a growing number of Americans are able to afford prescription medications

ACA Is Helping More Americans Afford Prescriptions

Improvement seen in all age levels, but millions still struggle with the cost of prescription drugs
Posttraumatic stress disorder experienced by many rescuers and other first responders of 9/11 now appears linked to cognitive impairment and dementia

9/11 Responders May Be at Higher Risk for Early Dementia

WTC first responders who developed PTSD seem at greater risk of cognitive impairment
Retinoic acid might have a role in suppressing colorectal cancer

Retinoic Acid May Help Prevent, Treat Colorectal Cancer

Researchers are studying connection between retinoic acid and inflammation in gut
Optimism is associated with a decreased fall risk and cynical hostility with an increased fall risk for women

Optimism, Cynical Hostility Influence Fall Risk in Women

Optimism linked to decreased risk of two or more falls; hostility linked to increased risk