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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Testing New Method of Rapid Detection of Wound Infection

February 8, 2016 10:16 am | by George Washington University | News | Comments

A new method for detection of infection in wounds could take physicians less than a minute to complete, rather than the current 24 hours it takes to plate bacteria and leave it to incubate overnight, according to research by the George Washington University's (GW) Victoria Shanmugam, M.D. Read more..

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Proteomics and Precision Medicine

February 8, 2016 10:09 am | by University of Iowa | News | Comments

As medical professionals search for new ways to personalize diagnosis and treatment of disease, a research team at the University of Iowa has already put into practice what may be the next big step in precision medicine: personalized proteomics. Read more...

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FDA Investigates Stem Cell Clinics Selling Suspicious Treatments

February 8, 2016 9:56 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration launched a plan today to crack down on stem cell clinics claiming they offer treatments for a variety of diseases, with questionable proof. Read more...

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