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The head of a major medical research charity has called the latest outbreak of Ebola in central Africa “truly frightening”. Nearly 1,400 people have died in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Dr Jeremy Farrar, the director of the Wellcome Trust, said the epidemic was the worst since that of 2013-16 and has showed “no sign […]

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(Reuters Health) – Heart attack survivors with chronic mood disorders may be more likely to die prematurely than their counterparts who don’t suffer these problems, a recent study suggests. Patients with anxiety or depression have previously been shown to have longer hospital stays and a worse prognosis after a heart attack, researchers note in the […]

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OTTAWA/TORONTO (Reuters) – A Canadian advisory council studying prescription drug coverage said on Wednesday the federal government should create a C$15.3 billion ($11.5 billion) universal, single-payer public pharmacare system, and warned that the current system requires a major overhaul. A pharmacist counts prescription drugs at the at the CentreTown Pharmacy in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, June […]

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Employee screening firm JDP recently analyzed 12 months of Google search trends data related to 150 of America’s biggest employers. A common search: “Does my company drug test?” Drug testing for pre-employment, and even same-day random drug testing during employment, is common across industries. Penny McNerney, vice president of human resources for Atrium, a talent […]

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UK surgeons have drawn up guidance for gay men on how long they should abstain from sex before and after prostate cancer treatment. It warns of potential risks to sexual partners from exposure to radiation after some treatments. Most cancer surgeons don’t ask patients about their sexual practices, which means they may not get any […]

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(Reuters Health) – In people at high risk for type 1 diabetes, 14 days of therapy with the experimental drug teplizumab delayed development of the disease by a year or more, according to results from a mid-stage study presented Sunday. The 76 study participants, who ranged in age from 8 to 49, faced a high […]

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A new study has revealed that more middle-aged men than women may have osteopenia, a condition that causes weakened bones that can eventually lead to osteoporosis.(iStock) Osteoporosis typically affects seniors, placing them at much greater risk of fractures. But there’s another condition called osteopenia, which can happen at virtually any age. Traditionally considered a woman’s disease, men […]

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(Reuters) – Insulin-dependent patients with type 2 diabetes saw a significant drop in their blood sugar levels after wearing Abbott Laboratories Inc’s continuous glucose monitoring system for three months compared with those who use routine fingerstick testing, researchers said on Saturday. The study, which was presented at the American Diabetes Association meeting in San Francisco, […]

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BOSTON (Reuters) – A federal judge on Friday tossed the convictions of a co-owner and former employee of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy accused of conspiring to help it evade regulatory oversight before its drugs caused a deadly 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak. FILE PHOTO: Gregory Conigliaro, a co-owner of the now-defunct New England Compounding Center, enters […]

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(Reuters) – Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc said here on Thursday it would acquire privately held Exonics Therapeutics for an upfront payment of $245 million and potential milestone payments of up to $750 million. Exonics Therapeutics develops gene editing therapies to treat patients with severe genetic neuromuscular diseases. Shareholders of Exonics Therapeutics will also be eligible for […]

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