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(Reuters Health) – Pediatric blood pressure guideline changes issued in 2017 increase the number of children diagnosed with high blood pressure, a new study finds. That means more kids will be identified as having a higher risk of developing heart disease in adulthood, researchers point out. After analyzing data on nearly 4,000 adults who had […]

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(Reuters) – Novartis AG, which this week announced positive interim trial results for its experimental gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy, on Friday said investigation is underway into whether a second trial death could be related to the treatment. The logo of Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG is seen at its headquarters in Basel, Switzerland January […]

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(Reuters Health) – Hundreds of smartphone apps promise to make managing diabetes easier, but very few offer real-time guidance on what to do for dangerously high or low blood sugar, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers looked at 5,185 apps for phones running Google’s Android software or Apple’s iOS system. Out of this total, they found […]

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(Reuters) – Drug developer Catalent Inc has agreed to buy privately held, gene-therapy focused Paragon Bioservices Inc for $1.2 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the matter. An all-cash deal between the companies is expected to be announced on Monday morning and would help Catalent expand its capabilities to […]

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Doctors have used a new type of medicine called “gene silencing” to reverse a disease that leaves people in crippling pain. The condition, acute intermittent porphyria, also causes paralysis and is fatal in some cases. The novel approach fine-tunes the genetic instructions locked in our DNA. Doctors say they are “genuinely surprised” how successful it […]

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Many women who suffer from menstrual symptoms like pain and heavy bleeding don’t tell their families or doctors about it even when it interferes with their ability to keep up with daily routines, a Dutch study suggests. Among nearly 43,000 girls and women who responded to an online nationwide survey, 85 percent said they experienced […]

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ZURICH (Reuters) – Roche Holding said its effort to expand in gene therapy via the $4.3 billion takeover of Spark Therapeutics remained on track despite failing to get enough votes to clinch the deal and as U.S. regulators continued scrutinizing it. <img title="Roche says $4.3 billion Spark offer still on track for June completion " […]

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A woman walks with her children past flooded houses in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai in Tica near Beira, Mozambique March 31, 2019. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra? MAPUTO (Reuters) – The number of cholera cases has almost doubled in Mozambique in the past 24 hours and the port city of Beira has recorded its first death from […]

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Pregnant women in England will be able to get a new type of blood test to check for the potentially life-threatening condition pre-eclampsia. NHS England is making PLGF testing more widely available as evidence suggests it speeds up diagnosis which could save lives. Mums-to-be who develop pre-eclampsia have dangerously high blood pressure which can damage […]

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