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'Superbug' Infections Hit Another Los Angeles Hospital

March 5, 2015 | by Alicia Chang, AP Science Writer | Comments

The latest cases occurred at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Read more...                                                     

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Drug to Control Appetite Could also Fight Anxiety

March 6, 2015 9:05 am | by Ottawa Hospital Research Institute | Comments

New study reveals a new biological pathway that regulates anxiety and obesity and suggests that a drug currently in clinical trials to treat obesity might also provide a promising way to combat anxiety disorders. Read more...      

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WHO to Begin Large-Scale Testing of Ebola Vaccine in Guinea

March 6, 2015 8:56 am | by Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer | Comments

The World Health Organization will start large-scale testing of an experimental Ebola vaccine in Guinea on Saturday. Read more...                      

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Common Antidepressant May Hold Key to Heart Failure Reversal

March 5, 2015 10:51 am | by Temple University | Comments

This finding could lead to clinical trials for a disease long considered irreversible. Read more...                                             

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Genetic Modification Aids Cancer Drug Discovery

March 4, 2015 3:38 pm | by University of Leuven | Comments

Genetically modifying cancer cells can aid in clarifying new cancer drugs’ mechanism of action. Read more...                         

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Study Shows Prescription Drug-Induced Liver Failure is Uncommon

March 4, 2015 3:27 pm | by University of Pennsylvania | Comments

This upends common belief that prescription drugs are prime culprits in causing liver failure. Read more...                         

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Upending Alzheimer's Theory

March 4, 2015 3:22 pm | by Sue McGreevy, Harvard University | Comments

A study reveals exactly how mutations associated with the most common form of inherited Alzheimer’s disease produce the disorder’s devastating effects. Read more..                

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FDA Approves BMS's Lung Cancer Drug

March 4, 2015 3:12 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday expanded approval of an innovative Bristol-Myers Squibb drug to treat the most common form of lung cancer. Read more...                

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Diplomat to Dispense Novartis Psoriasis Drug

March 4, 2015 12:53 pm | Comments

This drug was approved in January by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. Read more...                  

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Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Reports Clinical and Regulatory Milestones

March 4, 2015 12:43 pm | Comments

Cumberland Pharmaceuticals announced achievement of several clinical and regulatory milestones. Read more...                         

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Scientists Find Clues to Cancer Drug Failures

March 4, 2015 12:35 pm | by Scripps Research Institute | Comments

Cancer patients fear the possibility that one day their cells might start rendering many different chemotherapy regimens ineffective. Read more...                   

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Liberia Calls for Ebola 'Marshall Plan' to Rebuild Economies

March 4, 2015 12:26 pm | by Lorne Cook, Associated Press | Comments

Liberia's president on Tuesday called for an Ebola "Marshall Plan" to help rebuild economies in West African nations devastated by the virus. Read more...                  

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Study Shows Who Benefits Most from Statins

March 4, 2015 12:13 pm | by Julia Evangelou Strait, Washington University in St. Louis | Comments

New research suggests that widely used statin therapy provides the most benefit to patients with the highest genetic risk of heart attack. Read more...                  

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FDA Warning: Men's Testosterone Drugs Overused

March 3, 2015 4:41 pm | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | Comments

The agency says drugmakers must clearly state in their labeling and promotions that the drugs. Read more...                         

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Protein May Be Key to Cancer's Deadly Resurgences

March 3, 2015 4:38 pm | by UCSF | Comments

Tumor recurrence following a period of remission is the main cause of death in cancer. The ability of cancer cells to remain dormant during and following therapy, only to be reactivated at a later time, frequently with greater aggressiveness, is one of the least-understood aspects of the disease. Read more...

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Array Announces Completion Of Binimetinib, Encorafenib Transactions

March 3, 2015 4:37 pm | Comments

Array will receive $85 million upfront payment from Novartis. Read more...                              

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