Medicine

Germany`s Merck gets EU backing for oral MS drug

Germany`s Merck gets EU backing for oral MS drug

Published 24/06/2017

remitting form of MS.)

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Hitting cardiovascular health targets can help elderly live longer

Hitting cardiovascular health targets can help elderly live longer

Published 23/06/2017

By Will Boggs MD(Reuters Health) - Meeting some or all of the American Heart Association’s seven ideal cardiovascular health goals is associated with

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More consistent guidelines needed for therapy animals

More consistent guidelines needed for therapy animals

Published 23/06/2017

By Will Boggs MD(Reuters Health) - Hospitals and other healthcare facilities don’t consistently follow guidelines to ensure the safety of therapy ani

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Health insurers says Senate bill`s Medicaid cuts to hurt states

Health insurers says Senate bill`s Medicaid cuts to hurt states

Published 23/06/2017

An emergency sign points to the entrance to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California, U.S. March 23, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Health insurers are concerned about the U.S. Senate's plans to cut the Medicaid program for the poor and the impact such a move would have on state governments, the industry's largest lobbyist said on Friday.

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Portola shares soar after FDA approves clot preventing drug

Portola shares soar after FDA approves clot preventing drug

Published 23/06/2017

A view shows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland August 14, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new oral blood-thinner made by Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc to prevent deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolisms in acutely ill patients who are not undergoing surgery.

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South Africa reports outbreak of H5N8 bird flu, industry body says

South Africa reports outbreak of H5N8 bird flu, industry body says

Published 23/06/2017

South Africa reported an outbreak of a highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu at a farm in the Free State province, an agricultural industry body group, AgriSA, said on Friday.

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United Nations stresses for support for Haiti cholera fight

United Nations stresses for support for Haiti cholera fight

Published 23/06/2017

Members of the Security Council of United Nations await for the arrival of Haitian president, Jovenel Moise, and his cabinet, in the National Palace of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, June 22, 2017. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters) - The United Nations stressed on Thursday its support for eradicating cholera in Haiti, an epidemic it accidentally started, although the government said residents would be better served if aid funding was channeled through it.

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Two U.S. studies differ over effects of marijuana on drivers

Two U.S. studies differ over effects of marijuana on drivers

Published 22/06/2017

Marijuana plants are seen in an indoor cultivation in Montevideo December 6, 2013. REUTERS/Andres Stapff

Two U.S. studies on the effects of marijuana on drivers in states where it is allowed for recreational use came to different conclusions about whether it increases risks behind the wheel.

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Relatives of people with fatty liver cirrhosis also at risk

Relatives of people with fatty liver cirrhosis also at risk

Published 22/06/2017

By Shereen Lehman(Reuters Health) - If a parent or sibling has cirrhosis due to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, a person's odds of having liver sc

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Israel`s Gamida Cell raises $40 million for bone marrow trial

Israel`s Gamida Cell raises $40 million for bone marrow trial

Published 19/06/2017

Israel's Gamida Cell, which is developing cellular therapies to treat cancer and rare genetic diseases, said on Monday it raised $40 million to finance the advanced trial of its product NiCord to facilitate bone marrow transplants.

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