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Florida woman loses nipples, nearly dies after botched plastic surgery abroad

Botched cosmetic surgery in Colombia nearly kills Florida woman Lyndsay Colosimo traveled to Colombia to have a tummy tuck, breast reduction and butt lift procedures. The surgeries left her in pain and with an E. Coli infection. She nearly died and needed more surgery to fix problems created by the botched procedures performed on her. […]

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Novartis’s $90 million Swiss factory to help solve cell therapy bottleneck

ZURICH (Reuters) – Swiss drugmaker Novartis’s (NOVN.S) new $90 million cell and gene therapy factory in northern Switzerland is on track to begin commercial production of its cell therapy Kymriah for cancer in 2020. The company’s logo is seen at the new cell and gene therapy factory of Swiss drugmaker Novartis in Stein, Switzerland, November […]

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MRI spots tumors in women with dense breasts, but false positives a problem

(Reuters Health) – Breast cancer can be difficult to detect in women with extremely dense breast tissue, but a new Dutch study indicates that getting an MRI scan can spot tumors that would otherwise be missed. “This is the first really-thorough investigation into the effect of MRI on interval cancer,” said senior author Dr. Carla […]

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Judge partly vacates convictions of opioid maker Insys’ founder, executives

BOSTON (Reuters) – A federal judge on Tuesday partially overturned the convictions of Insys Therapeutics Inc’s founder and three former executives accused of bribing doctors to prescribe an addictive opioid, but declined to disturb the remainder of the jury’s verdict. FILE PHOTO: John Kapoor, the billionaire founder of Insys Therapeutics Inc, arrives at the federal […]

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Milly Main: Hospital infection spiked at time of child’s death

Higher than expected rates of some infections were found in cancer patients at Glasgow’s children’s hospital in 2017, a report has said. Health Protection Scotland said there was an upturn in “gram-negative” bacteria over a 10-month period. This came a year before cancer wards were closed because of a link to contaminated water. The mother […]

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Drug-resistant staph spreads easily in households

(Reuters Health) – The superbug MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) can spread easily from people to household pets, according to a new study that underscores the importance of frequent handwashing. MRSA was once rare, and so-called staph infections used to be more easily treated with antibiotics, researchers note in the Lancet Infectious Diseases. But due in […]

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FDA approves Global Blood Therapeutics sickle cell disease drug

(Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Monday it approved a drug from Global Blood Therapeutics Inc to treat sickle cell disease in adults and children 12 years or older. The treatment will be priced at $10,417 per month, or around $125,000 per year, and will be sold under the brand name […]

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Cannabis tied to severe heart attack risk in younger adults

(Reuters Health) – Teens and young adults who use cocaine, amphetamines and cannabis are more likely to be hospitalized for heart attacks by early adulthood than their counterparts who don’t use these drugs, a recent study suggests. Researchers examined data from 2010-2014 on 1,694 patients ages 15 to 22 who were hospitalized for heart attacks, […]

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