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Novartis Subsidiary Accused Of Data Manipulation

Novartis Subsidiary Accused Of Data Manipulation

AveXis, a subsidiary of Novartis AG (NYSE: NVS), has been accused of submitting manipulated data to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ahead of the approval of its gene-therapy drug Zolgensma. The FDA revealed the data-manipulation... 
New Blood Test Used To Detect Early-stage Breast Cancer

New Blood Test Used To Detect Early-stage Breast Cancer

A research team that included scientists at Arizona State University, the City of Hope, Mayo Clinic, and the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, have developed a new blood test to detect breast cancer that is said to be 100-times... 
Childhood Cancer Steals 11 Million Years of Human Life, Annually

Childhood Cancer Steals 11 Million Years of Human Life, Annually

Alarming new data shows that pediatric cancer cases in the United States have surged nearly 50 percent in the thirty-year period before 2015, according to the US National Cancer Institute.  In addition, the agency estimates... 
Americans May Soon Be Able To Import Cheaper Drugs From Canada

Americans May Soon Be Able To Import Cheaper Drugs From Canada

The Trump administration has proposed a plan to let Americans import cheaper prescription drugs from Canada to make the drugs more affordable. Under the plan, states, wholesalers and pharmacies will submit plans on how they would... 
Brain Changes Found In Cuba Sonic Attack Victims

Brain Changes Found In Cuba Sonic Attack Victims

Researchers examining the brains of 40 former staffers at the U.S. Embassy in Cuba found that whatever happened to cause the so-called “sonic attacks” in Havana changed the brain structure of those affected. A study conducted... 
New Tests For HIV Vaccine Planned

New Tests For HIV Vaccine Planned

An experimental HIV vaccine is set to be tested in Europe, South America, and North America sometime this year. Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson’s (NYSE: JNJ) Janssen unit will be collaborating with the U.S. National... 
Heart Health Supplements Shown To Be Ineffective

Heart Health Supplements Shown To Be Ineffective

A large new analysis conducted by researchers at West Virginia University found that there was surprisingly little proof that supplements have the ability to prevent heart disease. According to the results of the study, the majority... 
Facebook Plans New Attack Against Medical Misinformation

Facebook Plans New Attack Against Medical Misinformation

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) has announced a plan to take more aggressive steps to limit the reach of false, sometimes dangerous, medical misinformation on its platform. Facebook, and its image-sharing platform Instagram, have become... 
Insurers Take Obamacare Case To Supreme Court

Insurers Take Obamacare Case To Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case brought by a group of insurers against the federal government over $12 billion in payments owed after the passage of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, passed under Democratic former President... 
Encephalitis Kills More Than 100 Children In India

Encephalitis Kills More Than 100 Children In India

More than 110 children in India have died this month from encephalitis, with more than 430 others requiring hospitalization. Health experts thus far have not been able to establish the root of the outbreak. Doctors and officials... 
Study: White Meat And Red Meat Equally Bad For Cholesterol Levels

Study: White Meat And Red Meat Equally Bad For Cholesterol Levels

For decades, white meat was thought to have less cholesterol and was better for preventing cardiovascular disease. Now, a new study is showing that cholesterol levels for both white meat and red meat are equal. The study has been... 
Breast Cancer Treatment Shown To Increase Lifespan Of Younger Women

Breast Cancer Treatment Shown To Increase Lifespan Of Younger Women

The results of a new clinical trial is providing new hope to women diagnosed with an aggressive and deadly form of breast cancer. Researchers at MD Anderson Cancer Center and UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center found that... 
Study On E-cigarette Flavorings Shows Increased Heart Risks

Study On E-cigarette Flavorings Shows Increased Heart Risks

Over the past few years, many smokers have switched to e-cigarettes, believing that they are not as risky as smoking regular cigarettes because they are avoiding the cancer-causing chemicals in tobacco smoke. Little is known about... 
Colorado Caps Insulin Co-pays

Colorado Caps Insulin Co-pays

Colorado has become the first state in the country to pass legislation to cap the amount that residents must pay out-of-pocket to obtain insulin. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill into law capping insulin co-pays at $100... 
Gilead Sciences Will Donate Drugs For HIV Prevention

Gilead Sciences Will Donate Drugs For HIV Prevention

Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD) has announced a plan to donate drugs that reduce the risk of HIV transmission for up to 11 years. The initiative is expected to last until Dec. 31, 2025, with the possibility of continuing through... 
New Study Shows Treatment Could End HIV Transmission

New Study Shows Treatment Could End HIV Transmission

A landmark European study is showing that compliance with HIV treatment can be effective in preventing sexual transmission of the disease to non-HIV infected persons. According to the results of the study, the risk of passing... 
Most Americans Want Lower Health Care Costs But Congress Can’t Agree How To Do It

Most Americans Want Lower Health Care Costs But Congress Can’t Agree How To Do It

Heath care policy has long been an important debate in the United States but it looks like it may be at the crux of the upcoming presidential debate, but not in a way that you might expect.  While it might seem that... 
Hundreds Of California University Students Quarantined For Measles Exposure

Hundreds Of California University Students Quarantined For Measles Exposure

Nearly 300 students and staff at two major southern California universities are under quarantine after potentially being exposed to measles. The order was issued in connection with the University of California, Los Angeles, and... 
Sleep Myths Debunked By New Study

Sleep Myths Debunked By New Study

Many popular notions about sleep have little basis in fact, but we tend to accept them as fact. Now, researchers at NYU Langone Health’s School of Medicine have conducted a study to debunk the most common sleep myths. The results... 
Dental Whitening Strips May Be Damaging Your Teeth

Dental Whitening Strips May Be Damaging Your Teeth

A newly released study has found that the active ingredient in most over-the-counter dental whitening strips may be damaging teeth more than previously believed. The study, led by Kelly Keenan, an associate professor of chemistry... 
Measles on Track to Highest Levels In Twenty Years

Measles on Track to Highest Levels In Twenty Years

In case you have not yet heard, the childhood disease known simply as measles is on the rise again, after decades of vaccinations saw it nearly eradicated.  As a matter of fact the first three months of this year has... 
Study: 20 Minutes In Nature Reduces Stress

Study: 20 Minutes In Nature Reduces Stress

A study by the University of Michigan is suggesting that taking a short walk in nature may be helpful in preventing burn-out from stress. According to the new study, spending 20 minutes in nature can significantly lower a person’s... 
Ebola Cases In Congo Outbreak Rise To More Than 1,000

Ebola Cases In Congo Outbreak Rise To More Than 1,000

The health ministry of the Democratic Republic of Congo has reported that the number of cases in the latest Ebola outbreak has now surpassed 1,000. The number of cases stands at 1,009, of which 944 are confirmed and 65 probable. The... 
New York County Bars Unvaccinated Minors From Public Places

New York County Bars Unvaccinated Minors From Public Places

Rockland County in New York has issued an order barring minors who are not vaccinated against measles from public places for the next thirty days. The order, issued by county executive Ed Day, bars anyone unvaccinated who is under... 
Bayer Loses Second Roundup Cancer Case

Bayer Loses Second Roundup Cancer Case

Bayer AG (ETR: BAYN) has lost a second case involving allegations that its glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer has caused cancer in a user of the product. A U.S. jury ruled unanimously in 70-year-old Edwin Hardeman’s favor... 
A Midday Nap Could Be Good For You

A Midday Nap Could Be Good For You

It is common to put small children down for a nap in the middle of the day.  It makes sense, of course, because infants and toddlers grow at a faster rate than adults; and growth is exhausting.  So naps are... 
Flu Season In Decline, But Still Active

Flu Season In Decline, But Still Active

This flu season is now in decline, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Officials at the agency say there is a 90 percent chance that the flu season has reached its peak. Widespread prevalence of... 
Second HIV-positive Adult Cleared Of Virus

Second HIV-positive Adult Cleared Of Virus

In just the second case ever, an HIV-positive adult has been cleared of the virus. Testing by HIV scientists and doctors show that the infected man now has no signs of the virus in his blood. The patient’s name, nationality... 
Scientists Discover New Alzheimer’s Genes

Scientists Discover New Alzheimer’s Genes

Scientists have discovered four new genetic variants that increase risk for the development of Alzheimer’s disease. An international consortium of researchers discovered that the new genes -IQCK, ACE, ADAMTS1 and WWOX –... 
Hawaii Lawmakers Move To Eventually Ban Cigarettes Completely

Hawaii Lawmakers Move To Eventually Ban Cigarettes Completely

A plan to eventually ban cigarettes entirely by raising the legal smoking age to 100, incrementally over the next five years could make Hawaii the first state in the US to do so. Hawaii has been leading the battle against smoking... 
FDA Issues Warning Over Young Blood Transfusions

FDA Issues Warning Over Young Blood Transfusions

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning against treatments or procedures that involve transfusions of plasma from young donors. Injecting plasma from young blood donors is being marketed as a way to treat a... 
FDA Issues Warning On Cancer Linked To Breast Implants

FDA Issues Warning On Cancer Linked To Breast Implants

A new warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been issued that concerns a rare cancer linked to breast implants. The warning applies to all types of breast implants and the FDA is recommending laboratory testing... 
Alphabet’s Verily To Develop Health-tracking Shoes

Alphabet’s Verily To Develop Health-tracking Shoes

Verily, a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL), is reportedly interested in developing shoes that are able to track the wearer’s health. People familiar with the project say the company is currently looking for partners... 
Measles Spark State Of Emergency In Washington State

Measles Spark State Of Emergency In Washington State

A measles outbreak is currently spreading throughout parts of the Pacific Northwest. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has now declared a state of emergency in all counties of the state due to the outbreak. Inslee’s proclamation... 
Birth Control Pill Break May Not Be Necessary

Birth Control Pill Break May Not Be Necessary

According to new advice from the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH), an arm of the U.K’s Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, women can safely take the birth control pill without a seven-day... 
Excess Body Fat Linked with Smaller Brain Size in New Study

Excess Body Fat Linked with Smaller Brain Size in New Study

A new study out of the United Kingdom has found that those who have a little extra body fat—especially around the belly—may also have a smaller brain size. More importantly, the study suggests that this could put some folks... 
Johnson & Johnson And Apple Launching Stroke Risk Study

Johnson & Johnson And Apple Launching Stroke Risk Study

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is partnering with Johnson & Johnson’s (NYSE: JNJ) Janssen Pharmaceuticals unit to study whether the latest Apple Watch and an app from the pharmaceutical company can be used to prevent strokes.... 
Romaine Lettuce E.coli Outbreak Is Over, CDC Says

Romaine Lettuce E.coli Outbreak Is Over, CDC Says

The E. coli outbreak scare is over! “This outbreak appears to be over,” the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Wednesday. Apparently people were becoming ill as early as October from an outbreak... 
Eli Lilly Plans To Acquire Loxo Oncology

Eli Lilly Plans To Acquire Loxo Oncology

Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has announced plans to acquire Loxo Oncology Inc. (NASDAQ: LOXO) in a deal valued at about $8 billion. The deal would be the biggest acquisition in the drugmaker’s 143-year history. According to... 
Is Irish Dirt the New Super Antibiotic?

Is Irish Dirt the New Super Antibiotic?

Drug-resistant bacteria has been a major concern—and a growing one—over the past several years. And while medical researchers have been working on truly exciting bio-engineered remedies, fighting antibiotic resistant bacteria... 
Judge Stays Affordable Care Act Ruling

Judge Stays Affordable Care Act Ruling

A federal judge has issued a stay on his decision declaring the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor oversaw a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act... 
Ebola-exposed American Doctor Transported To U.S.

Ebola-exposed American Doctor Transported To U.S.

An American doctor who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus has been transported from the Democratic Republic of Congo to a Nebraska medical center. According to a release from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College... 
FDA Issues Warning Over Risks Associated with Stem Cell Treatments After A Dozen Patients Contract Bacterial Infections

FDA Issues Warning Over Risks Associated with Stem Cell Treatments After A Dozen Patients Contract Bacterial Infections

Health officials in the United States warned, last week, of an outbreak of bacterial infections related to injections of stem cells derived from umbilical cord blood. So far, at least a dozen patients have been reported in Arizona,... 
Hospitals Preparing Federally-mandated Public Price Lists

Hospitals Preparing Federally-mandated Public Price Lists

A federal law that takes effect on January 1 requires hospitals to publish online price lists for all the medical services they provide. The provision, called the Inpatient Prospective Payment System rule, was announced back in April.... 
The FDA Warns To Wash Your Avocados Before Cutting Into Them

The FDA Warns To Wash Your Avocados Before Cutting Into Them

According to a new report from the United States Food and Drug Administration, you should definitely wash an avocado before you eat it. Of course, you don’t eat the rind of an avocado but the report details that the skin of this... 
Mild Aerobic Exercise for Six Months Improves Cognitive Health

Mild Aerobic Exercise for Six Months Improves Cognitive Health

Science has made tremendous progress in Alzheimer’s research and the more we learn about this particular condition the more we learn about age-related cognitive decline as a whole. And a new study says that simply adding aerobic... 
GlaxoSmithKline And Pfizer Join Forces On Consumer Health

GlaxoSmithKline And Pfizer Join Forces On Consumer Health

GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) has announced that it will be forming a new joint venture with Pfizer’s (NYSE: PFE) consumer health division. Under the terms of the deal, GSK and Pfizer would combine their consumer health businesses,... 
NIH Study Officially Warns About Irreversible Effects of Screen Time on the Adolescent Brain

NIH Study Officially Warns About Irreversible Effects of Screen Time on the Adolescent Brain

The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) have published the results of a groundbreaking new study regarding screen time and the adolescent brain.  Alas, the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study confirms what many... 
Canadian Task Force Reform Empowering Mammography Guidelines

Canadian Task Force Reform Empowering Mammography Guidelines

The most recent guidelines for breast cancer screening are intended to provide women more opportunity to voice their health care concerns and make more informed health care decisions.  This matrix of rules are better at taking into... 
CDC Confirms Invasive—and Dangerous—Asian Longhorned Tick in Nine States

CDC Confirms Invasive—and Dangerous—Asian Longhorned Tick in Nine States

In a recent press release, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns of a widespread threat: the Asian longhorned tick.  The presence of this insect has now been confirmed in nine states across the US.  These...