Chemoimmunotherapy regimen for patients with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma

Washington, DC - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval to Polivy (polatuzumab vedotin-piiq), in combination with the chemotherapy bendamustine and a rituximab product (a combination known as “BR”), to treat adult patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) that has progressed or returned after at least two prior therapies. Polivy is a novel antibody-drug conjugate, and DLBCL is the most common type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Presidential Message on Men’s Health Week, 2019

Washington, DC - Men’s Health Week is an opportunity for our Nation’s men to familiarize themselves with the symptoms and warning signs of diseases and illnesses that pose a risk to them, while also committing to leading more active and healthier lifestyles.

Early weight-loss surgery may improve type 2 diabetes, blood pressure outcomes

Washington, DC - Despite similar weight loss, teens who had gastric bypass surgery were significantly more likely to have remission of both type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, compared to adults who had the same procedure. Results are from an NIH-funded study comparing outcomes in the two groups five years after surgery.

Fainting during the first trimester of pregnancy may raise risk of problems for mom and baby

Dallas, Texas - Pregnant women who faint (syncope) during pregnancy, especially in their first trimester, may have a higher risk of health problems for themselves and their babies according to new research published in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

NIH study finds heavily processed foods cause overeating and weight gain

Washington, DC - People eating ultra-processed foods ate more calories and gained more weight than when they ate a minimally processed diet, according to results from a National Institutes of Health study. The difference occurred even though meals provided to the volunteers in both the ultra-processed and minimally processed diets had the same number of calories and macronutrients.