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Jimmy Carter to Discuss Cancer Diagnosis on Thursday

August 19, 2015 10:15 am | by Kathleen Foody, Associated Press | News | Comments

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter plans to discuss his recent cancer diagnosis, making his first comments since revealing he has the disease last week. Read more...

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Tools Created by University Spinout Could Help Prevent Disease

August 19, 2015 8:39 am | by University of Aberdeen | News | Comments

The project aims to fill a gap in the knowledge of zebrafish. Read more...

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Saudi Authorities Close Emergency Ward after Spike in MERS Virus Cases

August 19, 2015 8:31 am | by Abdullah Al-Shihri, Associated Press | News | Comments

Saudi authorities closed an emergency ward in one of the kingdom's largest hospitals after at least 46 people, including hospital staff, contracted the potentially fatal Middle East respiratory syndrome. Read more...

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ASLAN Pharmaceuticals Gains Orphan Designation for Rare Cancer Drug

August 19, 2015 8:05 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | News | Comments

There is no known cure for this disease. Read more...

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Daily Coffee Drinking May Improve Colon Cancer Patient Survival

August 19, 2015 8:00 am | by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute | News | Comments

The study included nearly 1,000 patients who filled out dietary pattern questionnaires early in the study, during chemotherapy and again about a year later. Read more...

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MRI Scanners Steer Tumor-Busting Viruses to Specific Target Sites in the Body

August 19, 2015 7:45 am | by University of Sheffield | News | Comments

This targeted approach is extremely beneficial for patients as it dramatically increases the efficiency of treatment and drug doses could potentially be reduced – helping to alleviate side effects. Read more...

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Hot Chili May Unlock New Obesity Treatment

August 19, 2015 7:30 am | by University of Adelaide | News | Comments

Researchers have discovered a high-fat diet may impair important receptors located in the stomach that signal fullness. Read more...

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FDA Approves Addyi (Flibanserin) for Low Libido in Women

August 18, 2015 9:21 pm | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor | News | Comments

The FDA announced its decision Tuesday to approve flibanserin, the first prescription drug designed to boost a woman’s libido. Read more...

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Boehringer Ingelheim's COPD Drug Gets Positive Data

August 18, 2015 12:06 pm | News | Comments

Boehringer Ingelheim today announced the publication of new data from the Phase 3b Otemto 1&2 trials, which show Stiolto Respimat provided clinically meaningful improvements in SGRQ total score, compared to placebo, in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Read more...

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Vitamin D Supplements Have Limited Benefit for Obese Teens

August 18, 2015 12:04 pm | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

The Mayo Clinic has been conducting a number of studies analyzing childhood obesity. Read more...

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Lannett Receives FDA Approval, Launches Generic Antidepressant Drug Abilify

August 18, 2015 11:58 am | News | Comments

Lannett Company, Inc.today announced that its Silarx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. subsidiary has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Aripiprazole Oral Solution 1 mg/mL, the generic version of the antidepressant drug Abilify. Read more...

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FDA Accepts sBLA for Merck's Pembrolizumab

August 18, 2015 11:54 am | News | Comments

Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review a supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for Keytruda (pembrolizumab), Merck’s anti-PD-1 therapy. Read more...

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New York OKs Statewide Rules to Fight Legionnaires' Disease

August 18, 2015 11:45 am | by David Klepper, Associated Press | News | Comments

New York is now requiring the testing and inspection of building cooling towers across the state to combat Legionnaires' disease following an outbreak in New York City that killed 12 people, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday. Read more...

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Patient Death Unrelated to Clinical Trial, Says Kite Pharma

August 18, 2015 11:16 am | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor | News | Comments

Kite Pharma confirmed in a conference call with analysts yesterday that a clinical trial patient death was unrelated to its cell therapy. The Santa Monica company held the call to thwart market rumors surrounding the Phase 1/2 study, which had lowered the company’s stock. Read more...

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Breath of Fresh Air for Asthmatics

August 18, 2015 8:50 am | by University of Technology, Sydney | News | Comments

People in good health don’t usually think about breathing. Read more...

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