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Pursuing Leisure Activities May Not Protect Against Dementia

Some studies have suggested that older people who consistently engage in leisure activities are less likely to develop dementia than those who do not, suggesting that failure to participate in such pastimes could spur cognitive deterioration. A new study suggests another explanation: Failure to participate in leisure activities may be a consequence of dementia, not… Read More »

ESMO: Pfizer, Merck KGaA’s Bavencio comes up short against placebo in risky head and neck cancer trial

Sometimes in oncology, where both the unmet need and the level of competition are high, when you see a signal, you go for it. Taking on a bit more risk to head into phase 3 can make sense “because the patients are waiting and the business opportunity is in front of you,” as one Pfizer… Read More »

Trained immunity in the fight against COVID

It is probably a very good friend right now. COVID-19 vaccine trials are underway in an unprecedented fashion.  But lately, questions about the integrity of Operation Warp Speed have started to linger.  A vaccine availability deadline prior to phase 3 data has not helped, and many think that immunity, while feasible, is still distant. While awaiting proof of vaccine reliance, immune training could act… Read More »