FDA authorizes first test to aid in detecting a type of herpes virus in newborns called cytomegalovirus

Washington, DC - Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration permitted marketing of a new diagnostic test to aid in detecting a type of herpes virus called cytomegalovirus (CMV) in newborns less than 21 days of age.

FDA approves treatment for adult patients who have relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia

Washington, DC - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Xospata (gilteritinib) tablets for the treatment of adult patients who have relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with a FLT3 mutation as detected by an FDA-approved test. The FDA also approved an expanded indication for a companion diagnostic, to include use with Xospata.

Is My Child Overweight?

Yuma, Arizona - About 1 out of every 3 children in the US is overweight or obese. Because kids grow and mature on different schedules and have different body types, it’s not always easy to tell whether they’re at a healthy weight.

Treatment for preeclampsia effective in animals, NIH-funded researchers show

Washington, DC - In studies of mice and nonhuman primates, researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have used a technique known as RNA interference to reduce high levels of a protein that can cause preeclampsia, a potentially fatal high blood pressure disorder of pregnancy.

NIMH Addresses Strategies for Suicide Prevention in Live Event

Washington, DC - What should you do if you are concerned a loved one may be thinking about suicide? According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Director, Joshua Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., "the most important thing to do is to ask.”