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Merck Approves New Cancer Drug.

The Federal Drug Agency has given Merck the thumbs up for 'Keytruda' (pembrolizumab), an immuno-oncology drug, to be used for patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer whose tumors have high PD-L1 expression, with no EGFR or ALK genomic tumor aberrations. This makes Keytruda the only anti-PD-1 therapy to be approved in the first line treatment setting for these patients.This announcement came as a bit of a shock, with the approval coming almost two months earlier than the...

Regular chocolate eating could be good for you!

Prof. Saverio Stranges, a visiting academic of the University of Warwick Medical School, United Kingdom as well as the scientific director of the department of population Health at Luxembourg Institute of Health, alongside his colleagues, have released what will from now on be known as the most...

Quinoa – the pretend grain superfood.

The name quinoa, pronounced ‘keen wah’ seems to be everywhere at the moment, but I for one had no idea what anyone was talking about! Is it rice? Couscous? Flour? All I knew was it was some kind of grain that is supposed to be very high in protein, so I did some investigating and was amazed...