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India Launches Campaign for Deworming Millions of Children

February 10, 2016 8:26 am | by Ashok Sharma, Associated Press | News | Comments

Millions of Indian children are getting deworming treatment in a massive national campaign to prevent parasitic worms from infecting them and impairing their mental and physical development. Read more...

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'Molecular Movie' Opens Door to New Cancer Treatments

February 10, 2016 8:23 am | 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...

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

February 10, 2016 8:22 am | News | Comments

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

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APAC Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Treatment Market Will Exceed $10B by 2021

February 10, 2016 8:21 am | by Aswini Nath, Senior Analyst, GBI Research | News | Comments

T2DM is becoming an increasingly common problem in APAC regions as they become more industrialized and diets become more Westernized. Read more...

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Proving Psychoactive Drugs are Healthy

February 10, 2016 8:20 am | 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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Senator Scrutinizes Pharma Links on Government Pain Panel

February 9, 2016 9:55 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

A high-ranking Senate Democrat is scrutinizing links between pharmaceutical companies and government advisers who recently criticized efforts to reduce painkiller prescribing. Read more...

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Opioids Could Lower Suicide Risk, Suggests Early Study

February 9, 2016 9:46 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Results from a preliminary trial suggests low doses of a common painkiller could help treat emotional pain as well as physical. Read more...

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Novartis Heart Failure Ad Gets Negative Reviews from Doctors, Patients

February 9, 2016 8:43 am | 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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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