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 2018-12-10 07:07 

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China bans raising pigs in wild boar areas to block swine fever...

China's agriculture ministry said on Monday it will ban pig farming in areas inhabited by wild boars to prevent the spread of highly contagious African swine fever....

 2018-12-10 07:03 

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Gilead Sciences snares Roche executive O'Day as CEO...

Drugmaker Gilead Sciences Inc on Monday named Roche Holding AG executive Daniel O'Day as its new chief executive, tapping an industry veteran to fill a management vacuum....

 2018-12-10 06:21 

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Gilead Sciences hires Roche executive Daniel O'Day as CEO...

Drugmaker Gilead Sciences Inc named Roche Holding AG executive Daniel O'Day as its new chief executive officer, the companies said on Monday....

 2018-12-10 00:03 

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Scientists to test tailor-made vaccine tech to fight epidemics...

A global coalition set up to fight disease epidemics is investing up to $8.4 million to develop a synthetic vaccine system that could be tailor-made to fight multiple pathogens such as flu, Ebola, Marburg and Rabies....

 2018-12-08 19:14 

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Exclusive: Dutch hospitals to drop U.S. body brokers, cite ethical concerns...

AMSTERDAM - Two major Dutch hospitals say they will stop importing human body parts from American firms, which they have been doing without any regulation for a decade....

 2018-12-07 17:10 

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Food-benefits recipients need a better shopping experience...

(Reuters Health) - Parents who receive supplemental food vouchers for grocery shopping need a better retail experience to make the most of the benefits, U.S. researchers say....

 2018-12-07 14:20 

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No-deal Brexit disruption at UK ports could last up to six months: minister...

A no-deal Brexit could cause up to six months of disruption at some ports, a British minister warned on Friday, vowing to prioritise pharmaceuticals as the UK develops contingency plans less than four months before it is due to leave the EU....

 2018-12-06 21:17 

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More evidence fruits and greens can be good for the brain...

(Reuters Health) - - Middle-aged men who eat lots of fruits and vegetables may be lowering their odds of cognitive problems as they get on in years, compared to peers who don't consume these foods very often, a U.S. study suggests....

 2018-12-06 21:05 

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U.S. healthcare spending growth slows for second year in a row...

Healthcare spending growth in the United States slowed for the second year in a row in 2017, mainly due to slower spending growth for hospital care, physician and clinical services as well as retail prescription drugs, according to a report from the U.S. ...

 2018-12-06 17:51 

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Supernus Pharma's ADHD treatment fails to impress; shares fall...

Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inc's treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder met the main goal of two trials, but shares fell about 16 percent on Thursday as the data failed to convince some investors that the drug was better than rivals....

 2018-12-06 17:23 

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J&J unit to pay $360 million to U.S. to resolve charity kickback probe...

A unit of Johnson & Johnson will pay the U.S. government $360 million to resolve an investigation into its financial support of a charity that helped Medicare patients cover out-of-pocket drug costs, the Department of Justice said on Thursday....

 2018-12-06 17:19 

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South Africa's Tiger Brands reopens meat plant after listeria outbreak...

South African authorities have given food maker Tiger Brands permission to re-open a factory closed after the world's biggest listeria outbreak was traced to one of its facilities, the company said on Thursday....

 2018-12-06 12:12 

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Supernus Pharma's ADHD treatment succeeds in two late-stage studies...

Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inc on Thursday said its experimental treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) met the main goal of reducing disorder symptoms in children in two late-stage studies....

 2018-12-05 22:17 

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Asian longhorned tick spreading in U.S...

(Reuters Health) - - The Asian longhorned tick has spread across nine states since it first appeared in the U.S. last year, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)....

 2018-12-05 22:09 

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Smartphone app could screen for anemia...

(Reuters Health) - - For people with chronic anemia who want to monitor their condition or those who just suspect they might be anemic, a fast answer could soon come from a smartphone selfie - of their fingernails, researchers say....

 2018-12-05 19:35 

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Showing people their own arteries might improve heart health...

(Reuters Health) - - People who see vivid pictures of their own arteries getting clogged up with debris may be more likely to adopt a heart-healthy lifestyle than individuals who don't see these images, a recent experiment suggests....

 2018-12-05 14:32 

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U.S. FDA removes safety warning from Smith & Nephew's diabetic gel...

British medical products maker Smith & Nephew said on Wednesday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had approved the removal of a safety warning on its treatment for lower extremity diabetic neuropathic ulcers....

 2018-12-05 12:04 

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Vietnam steps up measures to prevent African swine fever...

Vietnamese authorities on Wednesday conducted drills to prevent the spread of African swine fever should there be an outbreak of the disease in the country, as the risks of transmission from neighboring China increase....

 2018-12-05 07:19 

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Roche's Tecentriq wins speedy U.S. FDA review for small cell lung cancer...

Swiss group Roche Holding AG said on Wednesday its Tecentriq immunotherapy mixed with chemotherapy won priority review from the U.S. regulator for treating a type of lung cancer, a potential boost to the drug that has been trailing rivals' revenues....

 2018-12-05 06:12 

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Roche's Tecentriq wins speedy U.S. review in small cell lung cancer...

Roche's Tecentriq immunotherapy with chemotherapy won priority review in the United States for the initial treatment of extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (SCLC), the company said, setting up possible approval by March 18....

 2018-12-04 23:46 

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World's first baby born via womb transplant from dead donor...

- A woman in Brazil who received a womb transplanted from a deceased donor has given birth to a baby girl in the first successful case of its kind, doctors reported....

 2018-12-04 21:30 

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More U.S. pregnant women using opioids and meth...

(Reuters Health) - A growing number of American pregnant women are using opioids and methamphetamines, and drug use is rising fastest among mothers in rural communities, a U.S. study suggests....

 2018-12-04 18:48 

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U.S. relies heavily on foreign-born healthcare workers...

(Reuters Health) - More than one in four doctors in the United States were born in another country, and a new study suggests many nurses, dentists, pharmacists, and home health aides are also immigrants....

 2018-12-04 18:36 

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U.S. judge concerned over government nod for CVS-Aetna deal...

A federal judge who has been asked to sign off on the U.S. government's decision to approve CVS Health Corp's acquisition of insurer Aetna Inc said Tuesday he was "less convinced" than the government that the companies had struck a deal th...

 2018-12-04 16:51 

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Ambulances show up faster in wealthy U.S. neighborhoods...

(Reuters Health) - Where you live in the United States may affect how quickly an ambulance shows up after a 911 call, a large new study finds....

 2018-12-04 16:47 

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Mylan to recall all batches of blood pressure medicine in U.S....

Mylan NV said on Tuesday it is issuing a nationwide voluntary recall of all lots of its blood pressure medicine valsartan, expanding a recall of select batches initiated two weeks ago....

 2018-12-04 08:59 

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Novartis's new treatment for hives outperforms Xolair in trials...

Novartis said on Tuesday it was taking its experimental medicine ligelizumab to late-stage trials after the drug showed signs of outperforming existing product Xolair in treating severe urticaria, also known as hives....

 2018-12-04 07:00 

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Novartis goes after Roche asthma medicine Xolair with new drug...

Novartis said it is pushing ahead with a late-stage study of its experimental drug ligelizumab after announcing the medicine outperformed Roche's Xolair in a Phase II clinical trial against urticaria, also known as hives....

 2018-12-04 05:28 

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Amgen antibody shows promise in myeloma trial, gets FDA fast track...

Amgen Inc, updating the first trial of its bispecific antibody for multiple myeloma, said on Monday seven out of 10 patients given the second-highest dose of AMG420 responded to the drug, including four with no detectable cancer....

 2018-12-04 02:19 

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Amgen's AMG420 shows responses in myeloma trial, gets FDA fast track...

Amgen Inc, updating the first trial of its bispecific antibody for multiple myeloma, on Monday said seven out of ten patients given the second-highest dose of AMG420 responded to the drug, including four with no detectable cancer....

 2018-12-04 00:34 

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Chemicals in cosmetics, soaps tied to early puberty in girls...

(Reuters Health) - - Girls who are exposed before birth to chemicals commonly found in toothpaste, makeup, soap and other personal care products may hit puberty earlier than their peers who aren't exposed to these chemicals in the womb, a U.S. study s...

 2018-12-04 00:05 

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Despite innovation, Europeans wait years for new cancer drugs...

Rapid advances in cancer science have increased the number of new oncology drugs being developed, but delays in regulation and approvals mean patients in Europe often wait years to be able to access them, researchers said on Tuesday....

 2018-12-03 17:53 

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WHO says to set standards on gene editing which "uncharted water"...

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday that gene editing "may have unintended consequences" and that it was setting up a team of experts to study the ethical, social and safety dimensions and set guidelines....

 2018-12-03 17:09 

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Blood markers suggest heart damage in amateur marathoners...

(Reuters Health) - Some of the same blood markers that spike following a heart attack also skyrocket in amateur long-distance runners, especially those who do a full marathon, researchers say....

 2018-12-03 15:42 

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U.S. doctors asked how they feel about caring for transgender patients...

(Reuters Health) - Most primary care physicians in the U.S. are willing to provide routine care to transgender individuals, but that doesn't mean they are well prepared to do so, a small study suggests....

 2018-12-03 13:57 

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Millions flock to free tests as Egypt seeks to eradicate hepatitis C...

When Houaida Mabrouk heard about a government campaign that offers free hepatitis C screenings, she hesitated, afraid of testing positive. But after many from her community started visiting health clinics to get checked, she changed her mind....

 2018-12-03 13:46 

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Iran reports H5N8 bird flu in backyard poultry - OIE...

Iran has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu virus among backyard poultry in the north of the country, the Paris-based World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday, citing a report from Iran's agriculture ministry....

 2018-12-03 12:34 

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Can better cancer care lower company's health costs?...

When companies try to tackle rising healthcare costs, shifting more of the burden to employees is increasingly the strategy of choice....

 2018-12-03 12:28 

Reuters

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RedHill Biopharma's antibiotic succeeds in late-stage study...

Israel-based RedHill Biopharma Ltd said on Monday its combination antibiotic met the main goal of a late-stage study testing the drug in patients with a type of bacterial infection that affects the stomach and small intestine....

 2018-12-03 10:19 

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South Africa court paves way for class action against Tiger Brands...

A South African court on Monday granted a class action certificate to victims of listeriosis, paving the way for them to claim against Tiger Brands after the world's largest ever outbreak claimed more than 200 lives in the country....

 2018-12-03 09:35 

Reuters

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Norway biotech Ultimovacs plans IPO to develop cancer drug...

Norway's Ultimovacs plans to raise around 700 million Norwegian crowns ($82 million) in an initial public offering in early 2019 to help fund the development of its immunotherapy cancer drug....

 2018-12-03 09:18 

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Measles threat looms in Philippines as trust in vaccines declines: health officials...

Health experts on Monday warned against a possible outbreak of measles in the Philippines, as a disease long under control is fueled by patchy immunization programs and declining trust in vaccines....

 2018-12-03 09:12 

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Dutch firm argenx, J&J affiliate to collaborate on cancer therapy...

Netherlands-based biopharmaceutical company argenx SE said it signed a deal with Cilag GmbH International, an affiliate of Johnson & Johnson's Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies unit, to develop its Cusatuzumab drug in certain types of cancer....

 2018-12-03 06:53 

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China reports new African swine fever outbreak on farm in Beijing with nearly 10,000 pigs...

China's agriculture ministry said on Monday it has confirmed a new African swine fever outbreak on a farm in capital city Beijing, as well as two other outbreaks in Shaanxi and Heilongjiang provinces....

 2018-12-03 06:41 

Reuters

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Novartis SMA treatment could get FDA approval in May...

Novartis's gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) could be approved in May 2019 after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration agreed to an accelerated review of the Swiss drugmaker's treatment....

 2018-12-03 00:28 

Reuters

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High-cost Gilead cell therapy proves durable for some lymphoma patients...

Nearly 40 percent of lymphoma patients treated with a single infusion of Gilead Sciences Inc's Yescarta were still responding to the cell therapy after at least two years of follow-up, the company said on Sunday....

 2018-12-02 17:18 

Reuters

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At two years, Gilead lymphoma therapy active in 40 percent of patients...

Nearly 40 percent of lymphoma patients treated with a single infusion of Gilead Sciences Inc's Yescarta continued to respond to the cell therapy after at least two years of follow up, the company said on Sunday....

 2018-12-02 13:08 

Reuters

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Yemen sterilizes Sanaa water supplies as cholera outbreak picks up again...

Authorities in the Houthi-held Yemeni capital Sanaa are sterilizing water supplies at wells, distribution networks and houses to help stem the world's worst outbreak of cholera....

 2018-11-30 22:26 

Reuters

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Yoga, acupuncture might ease menopause hot flashes...

- Acupuncture and yoga could offer relief from the hot flashes of menopause, a new analysis suggests....

 2018-11-30 22:24 

Reuters

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Smoking bans tied to lower blood pressure in non-smokers...

(Reuters Health) - Non-smokers who live where smoking is banned in public places may have lower blood pressure than non-smokers who aren't protected by these types of laws, a U.S. study suggests....

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