Category Archives: Health News

Man’s new best friend: What cats can teach us about human genetics and precision medicine

Although cats have lived alongside humans for millennia, it remains a dogs’ world. This bias has historically bled into science as well. It’s time for cats to get their day, argues veterinary medicine expert Leslie Lyons in a Forum published July 28 in the journal Trends in Genetics. Cats, she says, have the potential to… Read More »

Using precision medicine to avoid drug-gene interactions

Although precision medicine carries promise when it comes to care delivery, actually implementing a meaningful genomic data-driven strategy can be more challenging. At the Tennessee-based Murfreesboro Medical Clinic and SurgiCenter, the team has successfully made pharmacogenomic information readily available at the point of care – to the satisfaction of providers and patients.   “Our physicians… Read More »

Dalvance (dalbavancin) Receives FDA Approval to Treat Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections in Pediatric Patients

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., July 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Dalvance® (dalbavancin) for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI) in pediatric patients from birth. Dalvance is the first single-dose option administered as a 30-minute intravenous (IV) infusion for… Read More »