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Disney Measles Outbreak that Sparked Vaccination Debate Ends

April 20, 2015 | by Alicia Chang, AP Science Writer | Comments

An outbreak of measles that popped up at Disneyland in late December soon spread to six other U.S. states, Mexico and Canada. Read more...

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New Drug Combination Shows Promise for Breaking Breast Cancer Resistance

April 20, 2015 4:51 pm | by University of Manchester | Comments

Researchers have developed a new combination of drugs which could overcome treatment resistance and relapse in breast cancer. Read more...

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Cancer Drug Shows Promise for Treating Hepatitis B

April 20, 2015 4:46 pm | by Walter + Eliza Hall Research Institute | Comments

​Australian scientists have found a potential cure for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections. Read more...

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Global Pandemic of Fake Medicines Poses Urgent Risk

April 20, 2015 4:41 pm | by National Institute of Health | Comments

Poor quality medicines are a real and urgent threat that could undermine decades of successful efforts to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. Read more...

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Childhood Syndrome Combining Lung Disease, Arthritis Identified

April 20, 2015 11:07 am | by UCSF | Comments

Discovery suggests mechanism, possible therapies for severe disorder. Read more...

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Opioid Release Rates Fall After Jail Release

April 20, 2015 10:53 am | by NYU Langone | Comments

It has been called a pioneering strategy for treating opioid addiction. Read more...

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Glaxo Recalls Flu Vaccine Due to Potency Problem

April 20, 2015 8:29 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Business Writer | Comments

GlaxoSmithKline is recalling a popular four-in-one flu vaccine because its effectiveness can decline over time. Read more...

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Brain Tumors May be New Victims of Ebola-like Virus

April 20, 2015 8:28 am | by Yale University | Comments

Brain tumors are notoriously difficult for most drugs to reach, but Yale researchers have found a promising but unlikely new ally against brain cancers — portions of a deadly virus similar to Ebola. Read more...

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Genetic Mutation Could Be Start of Malaria Drug Resistance in Africa

April 20, 2015 8:28 am | by London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine | Comments

Early indicators of the malaria parasite in Africa developing resistance to the most effective drug available have been confirmed, according to new research published in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. Read more...

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Greater Function after Stroke When Blood Clots Removed from Brain

April 20, 2015 8:28 am | by UPMC | Comments

A technique that removes blood clots from large brain blood vessels reduced disability after stroke in a trial conducted in Catalonia, Spain, and co-led by an expert from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Read more...

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Perrigo Launches Generic Nasal Spray

April 20, 2015 8:27 am | Comments

Perrigo Company plc announced that it has received final Federal Drug Administration approval for Triamcinolone Acetonide Topical Aerosol, the generic version of Sun Pharma's Kenalog nasal spray. Read more...

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Physicians Want Dr. Oz Gone From Columbia Medical Faculty

April 17, 2015 10:49 am | by Verena Dobnik, Associated Press | Comments

Columbia University has not removed TV celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz from his faculty position as a group of top doctors has demanded, citing his "egregious lack of integrity" for promoting what they call "quack treatments." Read more..

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Rare, Deadly Lymphoma Demystified

April 17, 2015 10:46 am | by Columbia University | Comments

The first-ever systematic study of the genomes of patients with ALK-negative anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), a particularly aggressive form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), shows that many cases of the disease are driven by alterations in the JAK/STAT3 cell signaling pathway. Read more...

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The Placebome?

April 17, 2015 10:29 am | by Harvard Medical School | Comments

How genomics might influence the role of the placebo in patient care and clinical research...

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Electronic Micropump Could Deliver Treatment to Specific Brain Region

April 17, 2015 10:13 am | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor | Comments

There is an exactness that must be taken into account when treating neurological disorders. In treating epilepsy, for example, a condition in which nerve cell activity in the brain is disturbed, causing seizures, a drug needs to be delivered directly to a specific brain region—but without negatively affecting healthy brain regions. Read more...

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Synthetic Drugs: Evidence That They Can Cause Cancer

April 17, 2015 8:19 am | by Medical University of Vienna | Comments

Synthetic cannabinoids are difficult to identify chemically and the possible unwanted toxic effects that can occur following their consumption have so far barely been investigated. Read more...

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