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In Rural India, Children Receive Wrong Treatments for Deadly Ailments

February 17, 2015 10:25 am | by Duke Univ. | News | Comments

Few health care providers in rural India know the correct treatments for childhood diarrhea and pneumonia – two leading killers of young children worldwide. But even when they do, they rarely prescribe them properly, according to a new Duke University study. Read more...

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Molecular Inhibitor Breaks Cycle that Leads to Alzheimer's

February 17, 2015 10:19 am | News | Comments

A molecule that can block the progress of Alzheimer’s disease at a crucial stage in its development has been identified by researchers in a new study, raising the prospect that more such molecules may now be found. Read more...

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Marvel Molecule Could Lead to Inflammatory Disease Treatments

February 17, 2015 10:13 am | by Trinity College Dublin | News | Comments

Scientists from Trinity College Dublin believe that the marvel molecule — MCC950 — could one day be used to treat a myriad of these diseases. Read more...

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Lupin, Celon: Development, Licensing for Generic Advair Diskus

February 17, 2015 10:02 am | News | Comments

​Pharma Major Lupin Limited (Lupin) and Celon Pharma S.A. (Celon) announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which the companies will jointly develop a fluticasone/salmeterol dry powder inhaler (DPI) product which is a generic version of GlaxoSmithKline's Advair Diskus. Read more...

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Liberia Schools Reopen After 6-Month Ebola Closure

February 17, 2015 9:58 am | by Jonathan Paye-Layleh - Associated Press | News | Comments

Students in Liberia began returning to the classroom Monday after a six-month closure during the Ebola epidemic that left thousands dead, lining up in their uniforms to have their temperatures taken before they could enter school gates. Read more...

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Aggressive Form of HIV Uncovered in Cuba

February 13, 2015 4:51 pm | by University of Leuven | News | Comments

Engaging in unprotected sex with multiple partners increases the risk of contracting multiple strains of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Once inside a host, these strains can recombine into a new variant of the virus. Read more...     

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Researchers Test Device to Help Deaf Children Detect Sounds

February 13, 2015 4:48 pm | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

The device goes beyond cochlear implants that have brought hearing to many deaf children but that don't work for tots who lack their hearing nerve. Read more...                 

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Ebola Victims Infectious for a Week After Death, Nonhuman Primate Study Finds

February 13, 2015 4:38 pm | by Elizabeth Doughman, Editor-in-Chief, ALN Magazine | News | Comments

The Ebola virus remains viable for at least seven days after death in non-human primates. A new study, published in Emerging Infectious Diseases, suggests that Ebola transmission from deceased individuals may be possible for an extended period of time after death, underscoring the importance of using safe practices for handling corpses. Read more...

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Stem Cell Transplants May Work Better than Existing MS Drug

February 13, 2015 4:34 pm | by AAN | News | Comments

Stem cell transplants may be more effective than the drug mitoxantrone for people with severe cases of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a new study published in the online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Read more...

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CDC: Flu Season Has Peaked, Is Retreating

February 13, 2015 4:28 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

This winter's nasty flu season has peaked and is clearly retreating, a new government report shows. "There's a lot of flu season left, but it's clear we're decreasing and that flu season has peaked," said Dr. Michael Jhung of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more..

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FDA Approves New Dosage for Noven's Osteoporosis Drug

February 13, 2015 11:05 am | News | Comments

The new dosage is now available by prescription nationwide. Read more...                               

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Precision Medicine: Why a New Approach is Needed

February 13, 2015 10:49 am | by Columbia University | News | Comments

Precision medicine is a way to make medical care more personalized and individualized. Read more...                           

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Scientists Limit Accelerated Cellular Aging Caused by Methamphetamine Use

February 13, 2015 10:41 am | by UC Irvine | News | Comments

The ravaged faces of methamphetamine addicts tell a terrible tale – abusing the drug dramatically accelerates aging. Read more...                      

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Drug Abuse in Iran Rising Despite Executions, Police Raids

February 13, 2015 10:34 am | by Ali Akbar Dareini - Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials say methamphetamine production and abuse of hard drugs are skyrocketing in the country despite potentially lethal criminal penalties for users if they are caught. Read more...            

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Disney Gave Input on Measles Health Message

February 13, 2015 10:28 am | by Amy Taxin and Alicia Chang - Associated Press | News | Comments

As the measles outbreak spread last month, Disneyland executives sent a series of emails to California health officials asking them to emphasize that the theme park was not responsible for the illnesses and was safe to visit. Read more...    

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