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Opinion: The Failed AbbVie Deal Slammed Markets

October 20, 2014 | Comments

Business World Columnist Holman Jenkins Jr. on what’s behind AbbVie’s decision not to merge with Dublin-based Shire.                       

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Study: Thousands of Children Get Incorrect Medication

October 20, 2014 8:46 am | Comments

Researchers in Ohio say that tens of thousands of children are given the wrong medication or dosing every year. Also, doctors say that women are more likely to develop anxiety and depression after a heart attack.       

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The Risk of Getting Ebola On a Plane

October 17, 2014 8:36 am | Comments

CNN talks to an infectious disease physician about the possibilities of becoming infected with Ebola on a flight.                       

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New Guidance for Early-Stage Lung Cancer Patients

October 16, 2014 8:50 am | Comments

Researchers in Texas say that removing the entire lung instead of part increases the chance of survival for early-stage lung cancer patients. Also, there more research linking psoriasis and high blood pressure.        

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CDC Develops Faster Test for Enterovirus D68

October 15, 2014 8:34 am | Comments

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has implemented a faster lab test to detect enterovirus D68, which will take days instead of weeks.                  

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Study: 14 Million People Contract Major Diseases From Smoking

October 14, 2014 8:59 am | Comments

More than seven million smokers have the lung disease emphysema, roughly half of all smoking-related diseases in the U.S. Also, teen baseball pitchers who throw more than 100 pitches a week could have problems with shoulder development.   

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CDC Director Compares Spread of Ebola to AIDS Pandemic

October 10, 2014 8:51 am | Comments

The CDC director's warning comes as the spread of Ebola in West Africa grows, with new cases doubling about every three weeks.                      

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Nearly 200 Airport Employees Walk Off Job Over Ebola Fears

October 9, 2014 9:01 am | Comments

As the largest US airports step up the fight against the virus, some employees say they are not being kept safe.                       

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Study: Tobacco Users More Vulnerable to HPV

October 8, 2014 9:21 am | Comments

Researchers say that smokers are more susceptible to the HPV virus, which can cause oral cancers.                          

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MRI Could Be Used to Identify Risk for Dementia

October 7, 2014 9:06 am | Comments

Swiss researchers found that patterns in MRI brain scans could help diagnose dementia. Plus, new guidance on the watch period for stroke victims.                  

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The Connected Enterprise

October 3, 2014 11:47 am | Comments

Ron Guido, President, Life Services discusses the connected enterprise and what does this age of Internet information sharing mean for businesses, especially in terms of brand marketing, customer interface and supply chain management. In order to be competitive in this highly connected world of the consumer, the business enterprise must be equally connected internally and globally with its commercial partners.

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Drug Firms Redirect Sales Pitch to Hospitals

October 3, 2014 8:40 am | Comments

Pharmaceutical companies are refining their sales strategy. GlaxoSmithKline's Dierdre Connelly discusses why with WSJ's Tanya Rivero.                    

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Study: Regular Drinking Could Affect Male Fertility

October 3, 2014 8:23 am | Comments

Researchers in Denmark say that men who drink at least five alcoholic beverages per week could have lower sperm quality. Plus, experts say women should have wider access fertility options such as freezing eggs.       

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New Toothpaste Treats Allergies

October 2, 2014 8:33 am | Comments

Doctors have developed a new way to treat everyday allergies with toothpaste. By infusing toothpaste with specific allergen extracts, those suffering with allergies can experience immediate relief.         

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Enterovirus D68 Now Reported or Suspected in 46 States

October 1, 2014 8:50 am | Comments

The virus is causing respiratory problems and, in some cases, signs of paralysis.                             

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Citizen Hackers Modify Diabetes Device

September 29, 2014 1:57 pm | 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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