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Possible Link Between Birth Control and Rare Brain Tumors

January 22, 2015 8:34 am | Videos | Comments

Researchers say that women who use birth control pills for five years or more may have an increased risk of brain tumors. Also, many adults do not get the weekly recommendations for physical activity.         

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Coffee Study Shows It May Reduce Melanoma Risk

January 22, 2015 8:29 am | Videos | Comments

Having the dark brew may help prevent the most dangerous kind of skin cancer.                             

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Fitch: SCOTUS Extends Patent Benefit for Teva; Generics Lose for Now

January 22, 2015 8:20 am | News | Comments

The Supreme Court (SCOTUS) decision that a federals appeals court wrongly overturned Teva Pharmaceutical's (Teva) Copaxone patent is a positive credit development for the drug maker, according to Fitch Ratings.       

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New Government Standards Target Pathogens in Poultry Products

January 22, 2015 8:12 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

Standards proposed Wednesday by the Agriculture Department aim to reduce rates of salmonella and campylobacter, another pathogen that can cause symptoms similar to salmonella, in chicken parts, ground chicken and ground turkey. The standards would be voluntary but designed to pressure companies to take steps to reduce contamination.

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Lab Tests Imply Formaldehyde Risk in Some E-cigarette Vapor

January 22, 2015 8:06 am | by MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

Using certain electronic cigarettes at high temperature settings could potentially release more formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical, than smoking traditional cigarettes does, new lab tests suggest.        

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Government Closer to Goal of 9.1M Enrolled Under Health Law

January 22, 2015 7:57 am | News | Comments

The Obama administration is moving closer to its goal of 9.1 million people signed up for private coverage under the president's health care law. The Health and Human Services Department says at least 400,000 people signed up last week.   

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Disney Parks-Linked Measles Outbreak Grows to 70 Cases

January 22, 2015 7:54 am | by ALICIA CHANG, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Seventy people have been infected in a measles outbreak that led California public health officials to urge those who haven't been vaccinated against the disease, including children too young to be immunized, should avoid Disney parks where the spread originated.

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FDA Approves Novartis’ Cosentyx for Moderate-to-Severe Plaque Psoriasis

January 21, 2015 2:12 pm | News | Comments

Novartis announced that the FDA has approved Cosentyx (secukinumab) for the treatment of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis in adult patients who are candidates for systemic therapy or phototherapy.         

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PPD Expands GMP Laboratory in Athlone, Ireland

January 21, 2015 9:50 am | News | Comments

Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD) has expanded its good manufacturing practices (GMP) operations in Athlone, Ireland, by adding a new, state-of-the-art laboratory for cell-based assays to its existing portfolio of services at the facility.

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Baxter BioPharma Solutions Joins PBOA; Nelson Patterson Elected To Board

January 21, 2015 9:29 am | News | Comments

The Pharma & Biopharma Outsourcing Association (PBOA) today announced that Nelson Patterson, Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Baxter BioPharma Solutions, has been elected to its Board of Trustees, effective immediately. Mr. Patterson was elected after Baxter BioPharma Solutions joined the PBOA as a Sustaining Member.

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Parents Who Don't Vaccinate Appear to Live in Same Areas

January 21, 2015 8:41 am | Videos | Comments

ABC News' Dr. Richard Besser discusses a new study that shows a phenomenon that could affect your child.                         

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Hospitals Overwhelmed as Flu Epidemic Death Toll Climbs

January 21, 2015 8:36 am | Videos | Comments

Forty-five deaths so far this season after the flu vaccine proves to be only 23% effective.                           

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California Lawmakers to Pursue Right-to-Die Legislation

January 21, 2015 8:28 am | by FENIT NIRAPPIL, Associated Press | News | Comments

California lawmakers are pursuing right-to-die legislation after the highly publicized death of a young woman with brain cancer who moved to Oregon to legally end her life. The proposal would allow doctors to prescribe life-ending medication nearly a decade after similar legislation failed. Terminally ill patients can legally take their lives in five states, including Oregon.

Government Health Care Website Quietly Sharing Personal Data

January 21, 2015 8:23 am | by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press; JACK GILLUM, Associated Press | News | Comments

The government's health insurance website is quietly sending consumers' personal data to private companies that specialize in advertising and analyzing Internet data for performance and marketing.               

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Disney Measles Outbreak Includes Five Theme Park Employees

January 21, 2015 8:19 am | News | Comments

Of the five employees at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure in Anaheim, three have fully recovered and returned to work, and two remain off, said Dr. Pamela Hymel, the chief medical officer for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.   

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