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Sierra Leone: Officials Confirm New Ebola Death

August 31, 2015 8:42 am | by Clarence Roy-Macaulay, Associated Press | News | Comments

Health officials in Sierra Leone on Sunday confirmed an Ebola death less than a week after the country's last known patient was discharged from a hospital. Read more...

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Mylan Shareholders Approve Pursuit of Perrigo

August 31, 2015 8:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A combination of the two companies would create one of the world's largest makers of generic and over-the-counter medications. Read more...

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Life Cycle Management Strategies More Crucial than Ever for Pharmaceutical Success

August 31, 2015 8:00 am | by Priyatham Salimadugu, Analyst, GBI Research | News | Comments

Successful LCM planning commences early in the life cycle of a drug. Read more...

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Vitamin D Important to Protect Against Bowel Disease

August 31, 2015 7:45 am | by University of Auckland | News | Comments

Wider use of vitamin D fortified foods and dietary supplements to benefit bowel health. Read more...

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Light-Activated Learning

August 31, 2015 7:20 am | by Ludwig Maximilians-Universitat Munchen | News | Comments

Individual nerve cells generally use chemical messengers to communicate with each other. Read more...

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Leading Stem Cell Scientist Cleared of Misconduct Charge

August 31, 2015 7:00 am | by Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Sweden's Karolinska Institute said a leading stem cell scientist accused of unethical behavior has been cleared of scientific misconduct though he sometimes acted without due care. Read more...

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Laboratory Research Mimics Blast-induced Brain Trauma in Soldiers

August 28, 2015 11:12 am | by Purdue University | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a procedure to mimic in laboratory experiments a form of brain trauma commonly seen in combat veterans. Read more...

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A Fuller Picture of Cancer

August 28, 2015 11:06 am | by Harvard Gazette | News | Comments

For first time, model captures both shape and speed of tumor growth. Read more...

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Probiotics Don’t Prevent ‘Superbugs’ from Colonizing Intestinal Tract ​in Very Ill

August 28, 2015 11:01 am | by Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

Patients were randomly assigned to receive probiotics and routine care or routine care alone. Read more...

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Health Official: States Should Post Local Vaccination Info

August 28, 2015 10:54 am | by Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

CDC's Dr. Anne Schuchat made the push more public during a press conference Thursday. Read more...

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Utah Man Dies from Plague in 4th Fatal Case in U.S. This Year

August 28, 2015 10:50 am | by Michelle L. Price, Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials are still trying to determine how the Utah person contracted the disease. Read more...

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Amgen Wins Approval for Second Biotech Cholesterol Drug

August 28, 2015 10:46 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

The drug is designed to be self-injected on a monthly or bi-monthly dosing schedule. Read more...

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Egg Retrieval Earlier in IVF May Let Older Women Conceive for First Time

August 28, 2015 8:36 am | by Cynthia Fox, Science Editor | Articles | Comments

Women over 43 are generally told it is near-impossible for them to have their own baby, even via IVF (in vitro fertilization). But a new, if small, study in the Journal of Endocrinology indicates those odds may improve, for the first time, by giving older women certain fertilization drugs earlier in their cycles. Read more...

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A New Virus in Liver Cancer

August 28, 2015 8:15 am | by Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale | News | Comments

More than a cause of a simple infection, viruses are often involved in the development of serious diseases. Read more...

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Health Workers Wasting Expensive Malaria Drugs in Nigeria

August 28, 2015 8:00 am | by London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine | News | Comments

Health providers trained to perform malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) are still prescribing valuable malaria medicines to patients who do not have malaria. Read more...

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