FDA seeks to advance safe and effective prostate tissue ablation devices

Washington, DC - Today, the FDA issued a draft guidance to provide recommendations for device manufacturers regarding the clinical testing that must be conducted in accordance with special controls for high intensity ultrasound systems for prostate tissue ablation devices regulated under the agency’s 510(k) premarket notification program.

Celebrity chefs could reduce foodborne illnesses

West Lafayette, Indiana - Foodborne illnesses sicken more than 48 million people in the United States each year, with 128,000 requiring hospitalization and 3,000 dying, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Preparing food using thermometers correctly to ensure that it is cooked well enough to eliminate pathogens and bacteria could save some of those lives.

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.

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.

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.