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Reuters
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Jan 5 Kalobios Pharmaceuticals Inc - * Kalobios announces positive guidance from FDA for Benznidazole * Kalobios Pharmaceuticals Inc - Benznidazole eligible for neglected tropical ..
A 62-year-old man died in Hong Kong from bird flu on Friday, the second such death this winter, the Hospital Authority said. The man, who traveled to the southern Chinese city of G..
LONDON People who live near roads laden with heavy traffic face a higher risk of developing dementia than those living further away, possibly because pollutants get into their brai..
VIENNA Austria has ordered its farmers to keep all poultry indoors from next week, extending measures to fight bird flu as the contagious virus spreads in neighboring European coun..
HONG KONG Hong Kong has confirmed its third case of human bird flu in three weeks, a 62-year-old man who was in critical condition, after a second patient was confirmed to have con..
BEIJING A man in China's eastern province of Shandong has become at least the fourth person to die this winter from H7N9 bird flu, state media said on Thursday, while officials in ..
CHICAGO Scientists have shown conclusively that treatment not only improves the health of people infected with HIV, it also stops transmission of the virus that causes AIDS.  ..
CHICAGO Scientists have shown conclusively that treatment not only improves the health of people infected with HIV, it also stops transmission of the virus that causes AIDS.  ..
Allergan Plc (AGN.N), taking a more "realistic" approach to its forecast, said on Thursday it expects mid-single digit net revenue percentage growth this year, helped by key produc..
A U.S. jury in Ohio ordered DuPont on Thursday to pay $10.5 million in punitive damages to a man who said he developed testicular cancer from exposure to a toxic chemical leaked fr..
(The following statement was released by the rating agency) CHICAGO, January 05 (Fitch) Following the acquisition of St. Jude Medical, Inc. (St. Jude) by Abbott Laboratories' (ABT,..
SFgate
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FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is continuing an investigation following last year's high numbers in Genesee County of shigellosis, a hig..
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A woman charged with aiding the killer of two Hattiesburg police officers will be tried somewhere else. Helfrich says he'll seek a location outside the Ha..
It's good for your heart: Moderate (1 a day on average) beer consumption helps reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Beer may boost bone health: Dietary silicon, found in beer..
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A local school board in upstate New York has voted to hire a law firm in the board's efforts to remove a Donald Trump supporter over his insulting comments abo..
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A western Kansas family is outraged after game wardens killed a deer that was allowed inside their house and took walks with the family. The Wichita Eagle (htt..
NEW YORK (AP) — A new report says two dozen high school football players died in recent years from traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, and the annual death count has been gro..
FILE - In this July 6, 2013, file photo, Mel Tillis performs at the Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert at the Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla. Tillis' publici..
What life insurance is: a policy that pays out if you die. When you need it: if your death would cause financial hardship to someone, like a spouse. How it's priced: based on life ..
WASHINGTON — Researchers infected lab mosquitoes with genetically weakened malaria parasites, and then recruited volunteers this week willing to be bitten — a lot — to test a possi..
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican-run House panel created to investigate Planned Parenthood and the world of fetal tissue research has urged Congress to halt federal payments to the w..
The racial health gap in the United States is well-documented. The gap starts with the infant mortality rate (11.1 blacks vs. 5.1 whites per 1,000) and extends to almost any health..
Fox News
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A 54-year-old woman who attended routine check-ups is urging more awareness of ovarian cancer after she was diagnosed with stage 4 of the disease— five months after doctors said he..
Cancer death rates in the United States have declined steadily over the years, thanks to improved screening guidelines and falling smoking rates, among other factors, according to ..
In this July 6, 2013, file photo, Mel Tillis performs at the Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert at the Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla.  (AP) Country mus..
Despite being bullied for his long locks, a 10-year-old Georgia boy was determined to grow his hair out for a friend hundreds of miles away who was suffering from a hair-loss condi..
Edith Prentiss has Type 1 diabetes and needs to take insulin several times a day. “If I didn’t take it, I would be dead,” Prentiss told WNYW’s Linda Schmidt. The price of many insu..
This wasn't your usual hangover. A single sip of a vodka tonic at an office party led to seven years (and counting) of kidney problems for one woman. The cocktail sent the 35-year-..
It’s important to understand how food interacts with your body, but too much information can do more harm than good. Common pieces of nutrition advice that you hear these days — “a..
BEIJING –  A man in China's eastern province of Shandong has become at least the fourth person to die this winter from H7N9 bird flu, state media said on Thursday, while offic..
Democrats and Republicans agree that creating good jobs for American workers must be a priority for the Trump administration and Congress. But a report issued at the end of Decembe..
Forbes
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Although there are now ways to fight HIV so that patients can live a longer, healthier life, cutting the risk of transmitting the virus to others, in India, many HIV patients ..
David Hallal, chief executive officer of Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc., poses in this undated handout photo released to the media on Wednesday, May 6, 2015.  Source: Alexion Ph..
The NASDAQ Biotech Index got hammered in 2016 - but mostly due to the market melting in January 2016. Since mid-Feb 2016, the biotech stock markets ended flat. And given the multi-..
When it comes to corporate wellness, it’s easy to fall into the trap of focusing solely on diet and exercise, but it’s important to intentionally address broader health issues. It ..
Dr. Sanjeev Arora (speaking) and other specialists connect with general practitioners in rural areas. In the ECHO model, everyone is both teacher and learner. In good news for..
The new year is bringing so many threats to our health and civil rights, it is hard to know where to start. Having just worked in rural hospitals in NC and PA for much of December,..
As part of the announcement, Grail is also spinning out of its parent company, San Diego's Illumina, the $2.4 billion (sales) firm that makes most of the DNA sequencing machines th..
Maybe you’ve seen these recent headlines: Notice the pattern? Many of us are working like maniacs. Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, author of the fascinating new book, Rest, thinks it’s time..
MedlinePlus
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(*this news item will not be available after 04/04/2017) Wednesday, January 4, 2017 WEDNESDAY, Jan. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Winter's here. Nothing you can do about that. But, i..
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Could weight loss combat psoriasis? Danish researchers are reporting that obese people with the skin condition who lose 10 percent to 15..
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you've resolved to eat healthy and lose weight in 2017, a new report suggests the DASH diet may be your best bet. For the seventh yea..
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Too few Americans who need them -- especially young adults -- are getting cholesterol-lowering statin medications, a new study suggests...
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The heart-healthy Mediterranean diet may also help preserve brain health of older adults, new research suggests. Researchers in Scotland..
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Use of a bone cancer drug once every three months, instead of monthly, does not boost the risk of bone problems over two years, a new st..
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Poor Americans with asthma face constant challenges in managing their respiratory disease -- from dilapidated housing to neighborhood vi..
International Business Times
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For over 100 years, medical science identified mesentery, a part of the digestive system, as a fragmented structure made up of several components. But detailed study of the mesente..
People living near major roadways have an increased risk of dementia, according to a new study published in the journal Lancet. However, the study stopped short of establishing&nbs..
United States President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet pick for the position of secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, is set to receive more than $180 million as he severs his ties with..
Students at Leicester University have developed a mathematical model that has predicted that a zombie outbreak would spread through the human population at a rate faster than the B..
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among other things, also carries out research work on deadly bacteria, viruses and pathogens which have been or can be responsible f..
If there is one thing that is almost certainly doomed under even the best case climate change scenario, it is coral reefs. The marine ecosystems, both important and unique, are alr..
The Huffington Post
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For millions of children who have peanut allergies, mealtimes can be deadly. And for years, doctors have advised parents to keep peanut products away from children thought to ..
Before my diagnosis, I remember thinking how empty those words sounded to me. Of course I was going to have a healthy year- I'm young, I'm in good shape, I don't have any serious v..
About 400-million people - one out of every 17 of the world's citizens - lack access to essential health services. In addition, 150-million people worldwide face catastrophic healt..
As of 2013, there are estimated to be about 100 "uncontacted" tribes left in the world, mostly in thick forested areas like New Guinea and the Amazon rainforest (Uncontacted people..
Is the King of Cloning Dead?
The Huffington Post
It is small, we all live with it and it is arguably the best studied organism on the planet. Yes, more than humans! Some forms of it can cause serious disease and scientists have b..
In the past year, when innovation and entrepreneurship continued to be rewarded and recognized, this blog has remained focused on the underlying importance of leadership--that is, ..
UPI
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ROCHESTER, Minn., Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Researchers at the Mayo Clinic are studying --- microbes in an effort to diagnose endometrial cancer in the early stages. Doctors have struggl..
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 4, 2017 -- Could weight loss combat psoriasis? Danish researchers are reporting that obese people with the skin condition who lose 10 percent to 15 percent of their..
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 4, 2017 -- The heart-healthy Mediterranean diet may also help preserve brain health of older adults, new research suggests. Researchers in Scotland examined the bra..
PANAMA CITY, Panama, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Every ecosystem is a balancing act, some more delicate than others. Small changes can yield large and unexpected consequences. New research sug..
THURSDAY, Jan. 5, 2017 -- A new study suggests that children who've had a concussion should undergo comprehensive eye exams to see if they're ready to go back to school. This is es..
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Shannen Doherty showed she's a "cancer slayer" by dancing after her treatment Wednesday. The 45-year-old actress shared a video of her workout on Insta..
BBC News
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A part of the digestive system has been reclassified as an organ, following research at the University of Limerick. The mesentery, which connects the intestine to the stomach, was ..
A case of bird flu has been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland. The avian influenza subtype H5N8 was discovered in a bird in County Wexford. The wild duck, a wigeon, was found al..
A malaria vaccine that uses a weakened form of the parasite has passed a "critical milestone" in human safety trials, say researchers. Doctors used a genetically modified form of m..
People who live near major roads have higher rates of dementia, research published in the Lancet suggests. About 10% of dementia cases in people living within 50m of a major road c..
Ulster University has been awarded almost £20m in research funding from an EU cross-border scheme. The money will be used for projects in health and life sciences and renewable ene..
Fox Business
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Image source: Getty Images. Following disappointing sales of its hepatitis C drugs and amid discouraging pipeline failures,Gilead Sciences(NASDAQ: GILD)shares lost 29.2% of their v..
At first glance, Organovo Holdings (NASDAQ: ONVO) versus Akebia Therapeutics (NASDAQ: AKBA) might seem like an apples-and-oranges comparison. Organovo develops 3D bioprinted human ..
DNA sequencing pioneer Illumina(NASDAQ: ILMN)typically takes advantage of the annualJ.P. MorganHealthcare Conference to make its most important hardware announcements of the year. ..
Although a surprising trial failure made 2016 a punishing year for Celldex Therapeutics (NASDAQ: CLDX) investors, the beaten-up biotech took several wise steps that could set it up..
What do UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH),CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), Celgene Corp. (NASDAQ: CELG), Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: REGN),GW Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: GWPH), and Car..
Medical News Today
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Dementia affects tens of millions of people worldwide. Common risk factors include age, family history, and genetics. But new research points to an additional factor that might aff..
Scientists suggest that a small chemical alteration to insulin makes the molecule act more rapidly while preserving its function in the organism. In the Journal of Biological Chemi..
Mounting evidence emphasizes the health benefits of a Mediterranean diet. New research suggests that the healthful diet helps to preserve brain volume in elderly adults. More and m..
Pregnant women commonly develop heartburn, a disorder that involves a burning feeling in the chest. Up to 50 percent of women experience heartburn at some point during pregnancy. A..
Scientists from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in Ohio have designed a way in which cells from the stomach's corpus/fundus region can be grown in the laboratory. The..
Newser
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(Newser) – Those who live near a high-traffic area may be at a higher risk of developing dementia, a new study out of Canada finds. Researchers looked at the records of more than 6..
(Newser) – The Nigerian army and Bring Back Our Girls say another missing Chibok girl has been found, CNN reports. According to the AP, the girl—identified as Rakiya Abubakar—and h..
(Newser) – For two years, Tyler Boone has been growing his hair out, and a few days after Christmas the 10-year-old finally had his 12-inch tresses shorn—not as part of some evolvi..
(Newser) – This wasn't your usual hangover. A single sip of a vodka tonic at an office party led to seven years (and counting) of kidney problems for one woman. The cocktail sent t..
(Newser) – A healthy diet isn't just good for your waistline, but also your brain, say scientists in a study in Neurology—the latest to tout the benefits of the Mediterranean diet...
The Seattle Times
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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A western Kansas family is outraged after game wardens killed a deer that was allowed inside their house and took walks with the family. Kim Mcgaughey, of rura..
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A local school board in upstate New York has voted to hire a law firm in the board’s efforts to remove a Donald Trump supporter over his insulting comments abo..
FILE – In this July 6, 2013, file photo, Mel Tillis performs at the Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert at the Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla. Tillis’ publici..
NEW YORK (AP) — Two dozen high school football players died in recent years from traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, and the annual death count has been growing slightly, acc..
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican-run House panel created to investigate Planned Parenthood and the world of fetal tissue research has urged Congress to halt federal payments to the w..
tribLive
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Winter offers the chance to hunt deer and small game, trap a variety of furbearers, fish open water or through the ice and explore the woods on skis, snowshoes or snowmobiles. All ..
Updated 1 hour ago WASHINGTON — A Republican-run House panel created to investigate Planned Parenthood and the world of fetal tissue research urged Congress on Wednesday to halt fe..
Updated 10 hours ago WASHINGTON — A Republican-run House panel created to investigate Planned Parenthood and the world of fetal tissue research urged Congress on Wednesday to halt ..
Updated 21 minutes ago Question: I'd like to try growing sweet potatoes in my garden next year, but I've never grown them before. Are they pretty much like growing regular potatoes..
Updated 8 minutes ago Question: I'd like to try growing sweet potatoes in my garden next year, but I've never grown them before. Are they pretty much like growing regular potatoes,..
CBS News
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Two dozen high school football players died in recent years from traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, and the annual death count has been growing slightly, ac..
Want to cut your chances for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias? A new study suggests that picking a home far from major roadways might help. The Canadian study found that peo..
The guidelines from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), published today, call for introducing peanuts early into the diets of infants in order to red..
People who take heartburn drugs such as Prilosec and Nexium may be at increased risk of two potentially serious gut infections, a new study suggests. The study, of nearly 565,000 a..
Miami Herald
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The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is continuing an investigation following last year's high numbers in Genesee County of shigellosis, a highly contagious gastr..
Several studies have examined how gun violence can spread in neighborhoods and communities, but according to a new study, a new model might have particular success for those trying..
Climate change is having a damaging and long-lasting impact on the health of the ocean’s coral reefs, a new study has found. By the end of the century, 99 percent of coral reefs wi..
A western Kansas family is angry that game wardens killed a deer that had been their pet for 22 months and “was like one of the family.” Kim Mcgaughey said the deer would --- its ..
Tech Times
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People who live in or near roads with high traffic are more likely to develop dementia than their peers who live further away. In a new study published in the journal The Lancet, r..
A membrane located in the human digestive system has been upgraded as an organ. The mesentery — previously known as a group of membranes by most scientists — is now known as a sing..
Researchers have found that adding just 4 milligrams of zinc to a daily diet can dramatically improve cellular health and keep DNA "wear and tear" at bay. In a study released ..
A Mediterranean diet could be effective against brain damage associated with aging, according to a new study. Researchers have discovered that brain shrinkage could be reduced ..
Times Union
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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A western Kansas family is outraged after game wardens killed a deer that was allowed inside their house and took walks with the family. Kim Mcgaughey, of rura..
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A local school board in upstate New York has voted to hire a law firm in the board's efforts to remove a Donald Trump supporter over his insulting comments abo..
FILE - In this July 6, 2013, file photo, Mel Tillis performs at the Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert at the Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla. Tillis' publici..
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CONTRIBUTIONS KeyBank donated $30,000 to six Capital Region charities before the holidays. Habitat for Humanity Capital District, City Mission of Schenectady, Homeless Travelers Ai..
Chicago Tribune
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The country is in the throes of a major epidemic, with no known cure and some pretty scary symptoms. It's called Trump Derangement Syndrome, or TDS, and it’s rapidly spreading from..
Coca-Cola Co. was sued by activists who compare the beverage giant's advertising tactics to the tobacco industry's past efforts in minimizing the health effects of its products and..
Chicago, the nation's third largest city, ends 2016 with more homicides than the two larger cities — New York and Los Angeles — put together. Everyone is shocked but not everyone i..
Los Angeles Times
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Happy New Year and pass the pot. But now that weed is legal for adults in California, we need somehow to keep more teens from toking. Regular use can stunt their mental growth. The..
In the year to come, an estimated 1,688,780 in the United States are expected to get a cancer diagnosis, and cancer will claim the lives of a projected 600,920. That death toll, ho..
A federal judge on Monday ruled that Dylann Roof, the white supremacist found guilty last month of shooting nine parishioners at a Charleston, S.C., Bible study class, is competent..