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Novartis Heart Failure Ad Gets Negative Reviews from Doctors, Patients

February 9, 2016 | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor | News | Comments

‘Alarming. Horrifying.’ These are some of the adjectives used to describe a recently launched Novartis TV and advertising campaign for heart failure drug, Entresto. Read more...


'Molecular Movie' Opens Door to New Cancer Treatments

February 9, 2016 2:43 pm | by University of Liverpool | News | Comments

An international team of scientists led by the University of Liverpool has produced a 'structural movie' revealing the step-by-step creation of an important naturally occurring chemical in the body that plays a role in some cancers. Read more...


FDA Grants Breakthrough Designation to Adaptimmune's T-Cell Therapy

February 9, 2016 2:39 pm | News | Comments

The company is working on this therapy in conjunction with GSK. Read more...

Proving Psychoactive Drugs are Healthy

February 9, 2016 2:32 pm | by Tina Amirtha, The Guardian | News | Comments

Finding safe, new uses for psychoactive drugs, well-known chemical compounds that can alter the mind, is a fashionable occupation for a niche group of tech enthusiasts called biohackers. Read more...


Researchers Identify Most Dangerous Strains of Often-deadly Bacteria

February 9, 2016 10:17 am | by University of Maryland School of Medicine | News | Comments

A multi-disciplinary group of researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) have for the first time determined the genetic makeup of various strains of E. coli, which every year kills hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Read more...


Predicting Who Will Develop Multiple Sclerosis

February 9, 2016 10:14 am | by Brigham and Women's Hospital | News | Comments

A team of investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) has launched a study of individuals at risk for multiple sclerosis (MS). Read more...


CVS Meets 4Q Profit Forecasts, Reaffirms 2016 Outlook

February 9, 2016 10:03 am | by Tom Murphy, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

CVS Health's fourth-quarter profit rose 13 percent, as acquisition gains helped the drugstore operator and pharmacy benefits manager meet Wall Street's earnings expectations. Read more...


Colombia: 3,177 Pregnant Women with Zika; No Microcephaly

February 9, 2016 8:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Santos also announced that a U.S. medical-scientific team will arrive in Colombia to help investigate the mosquito-borne virus. Read more...


Some Heart Drugs, Antibiotics Effective in Fighting Cancer

February 9, 2016 8:14 am | by University of Montreal | News | Comments

North American researchers have identified drugs that showed promising perspectives in treating cancers. Read more...


Head, Neck Cancer Market to Quadruple to $1.53B by 2024

February 9, 2016 8:06 am | by Amy Yip, Ph.D., Oncology Analyst, GlobalData | News | Comments

The release of new immuno-oncology agents, particularly immune checkpoint inhibitors, has created much interest of late. Read more...


Honey's Potential to Save Lives By Destroying Harmful Fungus

February 9, 2016 8:06 am | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

The healing powers of honey have been known for thousands of years. Read more...


Medicine Safety 'Needs International Coordination'

February 9, 2016 8:04 am | by University of Oxford | News | Comments

Harmful drugs stayed on the market for longer in Africa than in any other continent. Read more...


NICE Recommends Amgen's Cholesterol Drug Over Sanofi's

February 9, 2016 8:04 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Repatha and Praluent belong to a drug class called PCKS9 inhibitors, which are injectables for lowering LDL cholesterol levels. Read more...


The Growing Menance of HPV-related Throat and Mouth Cancers

February 8, 2016 11:46 am | by Dalhousie University | News | Comments

There's a new cancer epidemic on the rise. It's an aggressive throat and mouth cancer caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV)—the same sexually transmitted virus that leads to cervical cancer—but it's affecting mostly men in the prime of their lives. Read more...


Muscles On-a-Chip Provide Insight into Cardiac Stem Cell Therapies

February 8, 2016 11:39 am | News | Comments

Stem cell-derived heart muscle cells may fail to effectively replace damaged cardiac tissue because they don't contract strongly enough, according to a study in The Journal of Cell Biology. Read more...


White House Seeks $1.8B to Battle Zika Virus

February 8, 2016 10:32 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Funds will be allocated toward three departments to support a slew of programs. Read more...



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