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Perrigo Out-Licenses Preclinical Assets to Imago Pharmaceuticals

September 29, 2014 2:10 pm | News | Comments

Perrigo Company has transferred a portfolio of preclinical research assets, which it acquired through its December 2013 acquisition of Elan Corporation plc, to drug discovery and development company, Imago Pharmaceuticals.     

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Citizen Hackers Modify Diabetes Device

September 29, 2014 1:57 pm | Videos | Comments

A group of tech-savvy parents have built NightScout, a remote-monitoring system that gives young diabetics and their families more flexibility in managing the disease.              

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This Is One of the Most Under-Diagnosed Conditions in the U.S.

September 29, 2014 1:52 pm | Videos | Comments

One doctor says Peripheral Arterial Disease often goes unrecognized because its symptoms mimic other conditions.                       

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Lab Holds 2,000 Brains

September 29, 2014 1:47 pm | Videos | Comments

The University of Miami Brain Endowment Bank provides brain tissues to researchers to study various brain disorders.                       

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New Evidence Shows Talk Therapy May be Best for Anxiety

September 29, 2014 1:42 pm | Videos | Comments

While anti-depressants are a common treatment for social anxiety disorder, new research suggests talk therapy is more effective and can have longer lasting effects. Also, new findings in lab animals show that tumeric promotes brain stem cell recovery and function.

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Child Paralysis Cases May Be Linked to Enterovirus 68

September 29, 2014 1:36 pm | Videos | Comments

Health officials are investigating whether the fast-moving respiratory disease is linked to paralysis in some children.                       

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New EU Trade Chief Seeks Reset in US Trade Talks

September 29, 2014 1:29 pm | by JUERGEN BAETZ, Associated Press | News | Comments

Acknowledging strong public skepticism in Europe over free trade talks with the U.S., the European Union's incoming trade chief on Monday called for a "fresh start" and more transparency in the negotiations.        

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Senators: Widen Medicaid Program for Frail Seniors

September 29, 2014 12:16 pm | by HOPE YEN, Associated Press | News | Comments

More than a dozen U.S. senators from both parties are calling on the Obama administration to broaden a Medicaid program for the nation's frailest seniors, calling it a proven alternative to pricier nursing home care as states seek to limit long-term medical costs.

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UN Mission to Combat Ebola Opens HQ in Ghana

September 29, 2014 12:12 pm | by SARAH DiLORENZO, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.N. mission to combat Ebola opened its headquarters on Monday in Ghana, where it will coordinate aid for the accelerating West African crisis.The spread of Ebola has spiraled into the worst ever outbreak, and the World Health Organization says it is has linked more than 3,000 deaths to the disease, although that is likely an underestimate of the true toll.

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Jury Debating Sentence in Poisoned Doctor Trial

September 29, 2014 12:08 pm | by JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press | News | Comments

A jury is now deliberating the sentence of a Texas cancer researcher convicted of poisoning her colleague and lover by spiking his coffee with a chemical found in antifreeze. Jurors got the case Monday after closing arguments in the punishment phase of the trial of Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo, a breast cancer doctor based at Houston's famed Texas Medical Center.

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FDA Approves NeuroGenetic Pharmaceuticals Application to Begin Clinical Trials for Its Alzheimer’s Disease Compound

September 29, 2014 12:06 pm | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Investigational New Drug (IND) application from NeuroGenetic Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NGP) to begin clinical trials on its NGP 555 compound to treat and prevent Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

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HHS Funds Drug to Treat Severe Infections and Prevent Cytokine Storm

September 29, 2014 10:36 am | News | Comments

A potential drug to combat a complication of severe infections known as a cytokine storm will advance in development under an agreement announced today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. A cytokine storm can complicate recovery and in extreme cases can drive the body’s organs to shut down, causing death.

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Five Babies Test Positive for TB in Texas Exposure

September 29, 2014 10:31 am | News | Comments

Five babies tested have positive for tuberculosis in West Texas after a nurse assistant at an El Paso hospital nursery exposed hundreds of infants to the disease between September 2013 and last month.         

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Virus Probed in Paralysis Cases in Nine Colorado Kids

September 29, 2014 10:29 am | by MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday sent doctors an alert about the polio-like cases and said the germ — enterovirus 68 — was detected in four out of eight of the sick children who had a certain medical test. The status of the ninth case is unclear.

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Pediatricians Urge IUDs or Implants for Teen Girls

September 29, 2014 10:27 am | by LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants — long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy to use, the nation's most influential pediatricians' group recommends.        

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